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

by Gaige on January 11th, 2019

Phil Ivey has been referred to as the best poker competitor on the globe by quite a few of the top-ranked pros. Phil Ivey was born in Riverside, CA and moved to NJ before his first birthday. His grandfather showed him to penny-ante Five-Card Stud poker. From that point on, Phil was addicted to poker and wished to learn every little thing he possibly could about poker. He routinely told his grandparents that he wanted to be a professional poker player. He didn’t let the negative feedback from others destroy his dream of being one of the greatest poker competitors on the planet.

He began competing seriously after getting a false ID by the name of Jerome. He sharpened his abilities at the poker rooms in Atlantic City. The beginning number of years for Phil were a learning opportunity and winning wasn’t a normal thing at the time. Phil made his mark at the 2000 World Series of Poker where he made two final tables and won his 1st WSOP bracelet, in a two dollar, five hundred Pot-Limit Omaha match. At the final table he destroyed many of the better known professionals including "Amarillo Slim" Preston, David "Devilfish" Ulliot, and Phil Hellmuth, Jr.

Phil decided to take his skills to the successive level and moved 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 hard work and a continuing passion for poker. He states that he’s picking up skills every day and is very abashed about his accomplishments. He knows he makes errors in each session of poker and constantly aspires to improve.

Even though Phil has won some large tournaments, he likes winning money games on a regular basis.

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