NL Texas Hold’em Poker- Who is Phil Ivey?

by Gaige on October 17th, 2017

Phil Ivey has been labeled as the greatest poker player on the planet by quite a few of the top pros. Phil was born in Riverside, CA and relocated to New Jersey before reaching turning one. His grandfather taught Phil penny-ante Five-Card Stud poker. From then on on, Phil was addicted to poker and wanted to learn whatever he could about poker. He routinely would tell his grandparents that he wanted to be a professional poker player. He didn’t permit the negative comments from other people annihilate his dream of being one of the strongest poker competitors on the planet.

Phil started competing intently after getting a false ID by the name of Jerome. He honed his skills at the poker rooms of Atlantic City. The beginning number of years for him were a teaching experience and winning wasn’t a regular thing at the time. He made his mark at the 2000 WSOP when he made two final tables and won his first World Series of Poker bracelet, in a two dollar, five hundred Pot-Limit Omaha match. At the last table he defeated a number of the better known professionals including "Amarillo Slim" Preston, David "Devilfish" Ulliot, and Phil Hellmuth, Jr.

He decided to take his skills to the next level and headed out west to Las Vegas. Phil continues to participate in in "The Big Game" at the Bellagio with the best players in the world. Phil credits his success to discipline and an undying passion for poker. He says that he’s picking up skills every single day and is very humble about his accomplishments. He admits to making mistakes in each game of poker and always aspires to improve.

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

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