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

by Gaige on March 29th, 2016

Phil Ivey has been labeled as the number one poker player in the world by many of the top professionals. Phil Ivey was born in Riverside, CA and moved to New Jersey before his first birthday. His papa introduced him to penny-ante 5-Card Stud poker. From then on on, he was hooked on poker and wished to pickup everything he possibly could about the game. He routinely would tell his elders that he was planning on being a professional poker player. He did not allow the detrimental feedback from others destroy his dream of becoming one of the greatest poker competitors in the world.

Phil started playing seriously after acquiring a fake ID with the name of Jerome. He honed his abilities at the casinos of Atlantic City. The initial number of years for Phil were a learning period and coming away with a win wasn’t a normal thing at the time. Phil became known at the 2000 WSOP where he made 2 final tables and came away with his 1st WSOP bracelet, in a two dollar, five hundred Pot-Limit Omaha match. At the last table he defeated quite a few of the better known pros including "Amarillo Slim" Preston, David "Devilfish" Ulliot, and Phil Hellmuth, Jr.

Phil decided to take his skills to the successive level and headed out west to Vegas. Phil continues to participate in in "The Big Game" at the Bellagio with the best players in the world. Ivey credits his success to hard work and an undying love for the game of poker. Phil states that he is picking up skills every single day and is very abashed about his accomplishments. Phil admits to making blunders every single game of poker and always aspires to improve.

Even though Phil has come first in some large tournaments, he favors destroying money games on a regular basis.

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