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

by Gaige on December 3rd, 2016

Phil Ivey has been branded as the best poker competitor on the planet by most of the top-ranked pros. Phil was born in Riverside, CA and moved to Jersey before reaching the age of one. His grandpa showed him to penny-ante 5-Card Stud poker. From then on on, he was hooked on poker and wanted to learn everything he possibly could about the game. Phil would tell his grandparents that he wanted to be a professional poker player. He did not allow the adverse comments from others kill his dream of becoming one of the strongest poker players on the planet.

He began playing intently after acquiring a fake ID by the name of Jerome. He honed his techniques at the poker rooms in Atlantic City. The initial number of years for Phil were a learning experience and coming away with a win was not a regular thing at the time. He made his mark at the 2000 WSOP where he achieved 2 final tables and won his 1st World Series of Poker bracelet, in a $2, 500 Pot-Limit Omaha match. At the last table he defeated 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. He continues to participate in in "The Big Game" at the Bellagio with the greatest players in the world. Phil credits his achievements to hard work and an immeasurable passion for poker. Phil states that he’s picking up skills every day and is quite abashed about his achievements. He admits to making errors in each session of poker and constantly aspires to get better.

Despite the fact that Phil has won some large tournaments, he likes destroying cash games on a regular basis.

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