No-Limit Texas Hold’em Poker- Who is Phil Ivey?

by Gaige on March 7th, 2016

Phil Ivey has been labeled as the number one poker contender on the planet by most of the top professionals. Phil was born in Riverside, CA and relocated to NJ before reaching turning one. His grandfather introduced him to one cent-ante Five-Card Stud poker. From then on on, he was addicted to poker and wished to discover anything he could about the game. Phil routinely told his grandparents that he wanted to be a professional poker player. Phil didn’t let the detrimental comments from other people kill his dream of becoming one of the strongest poker players on the planet.

Phil started playing seriously after acquiring a false ID with the name of Jerome. He sharpened his techniques at the casinos in Atlantic City. The first few years for him were a teaching experience and winning was not a normal outcome at the time. Phil became known at the 2000 World Series of Poker when he made 2 final tables and won his 1st World Series of Poker bracelet, in a two dollar, 500 Pot-Limit Omaha game. At the last table he destroyed many of the well known professionals including but not limited to "Amarillo Slim" Preston, David "Devilfish" Ulliot, and Phil Hellmuth, Jr.

He made a decision to take his skills to the successive level and headed out west to Vegas. He continues to compete in in "The Big Game" at the Bellagio with the greatest players in the world. Phil credits his achievements to dedication and a continuing passion for the game of poker. He says that he’s learning every day and is incredibly abashed about his achievements. He admits to making blunders every single game of poker and constantly aspires to get better.

Even though Ivey has won some big-time tournaments, he prefers winning money games on a regular basis.

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