NL Hold’em Poker- Who is Phil Ivey?

by Gaige on September 10th, 2015

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Phil Ivey has been labeled as the greatest poker player on the planet by many of the top-ranked pros. Phil Ivey was born in Riverside, CA and relocated to Jersey before reaching the age of one. His papa taught him penny-ante 5-Card Stud poker. From that point on, he was hooked on poker and wished to discover every little thing he possibly could about poker. Phil would tell his parents that he was going to be a professional poker player. Phil did not let the negative comments from other people annihilate his dream of being one of the greatest poker players in the world.

Phil began playing intently after acquiring a false ID with the name of Jerome. He honed his techniques at the poker rooms of Atlantic City. The first number of years for Phil were a teaching experience and coming away with a win was not a normal thing at the time. He became known at the 2000 World Series of Poker where he achieved 2 final tables and won his first WSOP bracelet, in a $2, 500 Pot-Limit Omaha match. At the final table he destroyed many of the better known professionals including but not limited to "Amarillo Slim" Preston, David "Devilfish" Ulliot, and Phil Hellmuth, Jr.

He made a decision to take his game to the successive level and moved out west to Vegas. Phil continues to participate in in "The Big Game" at the Bellagio with the best players on the planet. Phil credits his achievements to hard work and a continuing passion for poker. Phil says that he is picking up skills every single day and is quite abashed about his success. He admits to making errors in each session of poker and constantly strives to get better.

Despite the fact that Phil has won some big tournaments, he favors winning money games on a normal basis.

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