NL Holdem Poker- Who is Phil Ivey?

by Gaige on February 24th, 2016

Phil Ivey has been referred to as the greatest poker contender in the world by many of the top pros. Phil was born in Riverside, CA and moved to New Jersey before reaching turning one. His grandpa taught him one cent-ante 5-Card Stud poker. From then on on, he was hooked on poker and wanted to discover everything he could about poker. He would tell his grandparents that he was planning on being a professional poker player. Phil did not permit the adverse comments from other people annihilate his goal of becoming one of the strongest poker players on the planet.

He began competing intently after acquiring a fake ID by the name of Jerome. He honed his abilities at the casinos in Atlantic City. The beginning few years for him were a teaching experience and winning wasn’t a regular outcome at the time. Phil became known at the 2000 World Series of Poker where he achieved two final tables and won his 1st World Series of Poker bracelet, in a $2, five hundred Pot-Limit Omaha match. At the last table he destroyed quite a few of the better known pros including "Amarillo Slim" Preston, David "Devilfish" Ulliot, and Phil Hellmuth, Jr.

Phil made a decision to take his game to the successive level and headed out west to Vegas. Phil continues to play in "The Big Game" at the Bellagio with the best players in the world. Ivey credits his success to discipline and an undying passion for poker. Phil says that he’s learning every day and is very humble about his success. He knows he makes errors in each session of poker and constantly aspires to improve.

Although Phil has won some large tournaments, he favors destroying cash games on a normal basis.

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