No-Limit Texas Holdem Poker- Who is Phil Ivey?

by Gaige on August 26th, 2020

Phil Ivey has been branded as the greatest poker contender in the world by quite a few of the top-ranked professionals. Phil was born in Riverside, CA and relocated to Jersey before reaching turning one. His grandpa taught Phil one cent-ante Five-Card Stud poker. From that point on, Phil was hooked on poker and wanted to pickup every little thing he could about the game. He routinely would tell his grandparents that he wanted to be a professional poker player. Phil didn’t permit the adverse feedback from other people destroy his goal of being one of the strongest poker competitors on the planet.

He started competing intently after getting a fake ID with the name of Jerome. He practiced his game at the casinos in Atlantic City. The initial number of years for Phil were a learning experience and winning was not a normal thing at the time. Phil became known at the 2000 World Series of Poker when he achieved two final tables and came away with his first WSOP bracelet, in a two dollar, five hundred Pot-Limit Omaha game. At the final table he defeated quite a few of the better known pros including "Amarillo Slim" Preston, David "Devilfish" Ulliot, and Phil Hellmuth, Jr.

Phil made a decision to take his skills to the successive level and headed out west to Las Vegas. He continues to play in "The Big Game" at the Bellagio with the best players in the world. Ivey credits his success to discipline and an eternal love for poker. He says that he’s learning every day and is very abashed about his accomplishments. Phil knows he makes errors in each session of poker and always aspires to get better.

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

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