NL Texas Hold’em Poker- Who is Phil Ivey?

Phil Ivey has been labeled as the number one poker competitor on the globe by many of the top-ranked professionals. Phil was born in Riverside, CA and relocated to NJ before his first birthday. His grandfather taught him one cent-ante 5-Card Stud poker. From that point on, Phil was addicted to poker and wished to pickup everything he possibly could about the game. Phil would tell his parents that he was planning on being a professional poker player. He did not permit the detrimental feedback from others destroy his ambition of being one of the greatest poker competitors in the world.

Phil began playing intently after acquiring a fake ID by the name of Jerome. He practiced his game at the casinos in Atlantic City. The beginning number of years for him were a learning opportunity and coming away with a win was not a regular thing at the time. He made his mark at the 2000 WSOP when he achieved 2 final tables and came away with his 1st World Series of Poker bracelet, in a two dollar, 500 Pot-Limit Omaha game. At the last table he defeated many of the well known professionals including but not limited to "Amarillo Slim" Preston, David "Devilfish" Ulliot, and Phil Hellmuth, Jr.

Phil made a decision to take his game to the successive level and moved out west to Sin City. Phil continues to compete in in "The Big Game" at the Bellagio with the best players on the planet. Phil credits his success to discipline and an undying passion for the game of poker. Phil states that he’s picking up skills every single day and is incredibly humble about his accomplishments. He knows he makes blunders every single session of poker and always aspires to improve.

Even though Ivey has won some large tournaments, he favors winning cash games on a normal basis.

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