NL Holdem Poker- Who is Phil Ivey?

by Gaige on February 22nd, 2019

Phil Ivey has been branded as the best poker contender in the world by most of the top professionals. Phil was born in Riverside, CA and moved to Jersey before reaching turning one. His papa taught him penny-ante Five-Card Stud poker. From then on on, Phil was addicted to poker and wanted to learn everything he could about poker. Phil routinely told his parents that he was planning on being a professional poker player. He did not allow the detrimental comments from others kill his dream of being one of the greatest poker players on the planet.

Phil began competing seriously after acquiring a fake ID by the name of Jerome. He sharpened his techniques at the casinos of Atlantic City. The initial few years for him were a learning experience and coming away with a win was not a regular thing at the time. Phil made his mark at the 2000 WSOP when he made two final tables and won his first WSOP bracelet, in a $2, 500 Pot-Limit Omaha match. At the closing table he defeated quite a few of the better known pros which includes "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 Sin City. He continues to compete in in "The Big Game" at the Bellagio with the greatest players on the planet. Phil credits his success to dedication and an eternal passion for the game of poker. Phil says that he’s picking up skills every day and is very abashed about his accomplishments. He knows he makes blunders every single session of poker and constantly aspires to improve.

Even though Ivey has won some large tournaments, he favors winning money games on a normal basis.

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