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

by Gaige on May 19th, 2021

Phil Ivey has been branded as the number one poker competitor on the globe by quite a few of the top professionals. He was born in Riverside, CA and relocated to Jersey before his first birthday. His grandpa showed him to penny-ante Five-Card Stud poker. From then on on, Phil was hooked on poker and wanted to learn everything he could about the game. Phil routinely would tell his grandparents that he was going to be a professional poker player. He did not permit the detrimental comments from other people kill his dream of being one of the greatest poker players in the world.

Phil started playing seriously after getting a fake ID by the name of Jerome. He sharpened his skills at the casinos in Atlantic City. The initial few years for him were a teaching opportunity and winning was not a regular thing at the time. He made his mark at the 2000 World Series of Poker when he made two final tables and came away with his first WSOP bracelet, in a $2, five hundred Pot-Limit Omaha game. At the last table he destroyed quite a few of the well known professionals including but not limited to "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 Sin City. Phil continues to compete in in "The Big Game" at the Bellagio with the best players in the world. Ivey credits his achievements to hard work and an eternal love for poker. Phil says that he’s learning every day and is very abashed about his achievements. He knows he makes errors in each game of poker and constantly strives to get better.

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

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