NL Hold’em Poker- Who is Phil Ivey?

by Gaige on February 19th, 2021

Phil Ivey has been branded as the number one poker competitor on the globe by many of the top-ranked pros. Phil Ivey was born in Riverside, CA and moved to New Jersey before reaching turning 1. His grandfather taught him one cent-ante Five-Card Stud poker. From then on on, Phil was addicted to poker and wanted to pickup every little thing he could about the game. Phil routinely told his parents that he wanted to be a professional poker player. Phil didn’t permit the adverse feedback from other people kill his ambition of becoming one of the strongest poker competitors on the planet.

He started playing intently after acquiring a false ID with the name of Jerome. He honed his game at the poker rooms in Atlantic City. The initial number of years for Phil were a teaching opportunity and winning wasn’t a normal thing at the time. He made his mark at the 2000 World Series of Poker when he made two final tables and won his first WSOP bracelet, in a two dollar, 500 Pot-Limit Omaha match. At the last table he destroyed quite a few of the well known pros including "Amarillo Slim" Preston, David "Devilfish" Ulliot, and Phil Hellmuth, Jr.

He decided to take his skills to the next level and moved out west to Vegas. He continues to compete in in "The Big Game" at the Bellagio with the best players on the planet. Ivey credits his success to hard work and an immeasurable passion for the game of poker. He states that he’s learning every day and is very humble about his achievements. He knows he makes mistakes in each game of poker and constantly strives to get better.

Despite the fact that Ivey has won some big-time tournaments, he prefers winning money games on a normal basis.

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