NL Hold’em Poker- Who is Phil Ivey?

by Gaige on November 6th, 2009

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Phil Ivey has been branded as the best poker contender on the planet by many of the top professionals. Phil was born in Riverside, CA and relocated to New Jersey before reaching the age of one. His grandpa taught him one cent-ante Five-Card Stud poker. From then on on, he was addicted to poker and wished to discover every little thing he possibly could about poker. Phil routinely told his grandparents that he wanted to be a professional poker player. He didn’t permit the adverse comments from others kill his goal of becoming one of the greatest poker competitors on the planet.

Phil started playing intently after getting a false ID with the name of Jerome. He sharpened his abilities at the poker rooms in Atlantic City. The beginning number of years for Phil were a teaching experience and coming away with a win wasn’t a common outcome at the time. He became known at the 2000 WSOP when he made two final tables and won his first WSOP bracelet, in a two dollar, 500 Pot-Limit Omaha game. At the last table he defeated a number of the well known professionals including "Amarillo Slim" Preston, David "Devilfish" Ulliot, and Phil Hellmuth, Jr.

Phil made a decision to take his skills to the next level and headed out west to Vegas. He continues to participate in in "The Big Game" at the Bellagio with the greatest players on the planet. Ivey credits his achievements to hard work and an undying passion for the game of poker. He says that he is learning every day and is incredibly abashed about his achievements. He admits to making errors every single game of poker and always strives to improve.

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

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