NL Holdem Poker- Who is Phil Ivey?

by Gaige on September 19th, 2021

Phil Ivey has been labeled as the best poker player on the globe by quite a few of the top pros. Phil was born in Riverside, CA and moved to Jersey before his first birthday. His papa introduced him to one cent-ante 5-Card Stud poker. From then on on, he was hooked on poker and wished to discover whatever he could about the game. He routinely would tell his parents that he wanted to be a professional poker player. Phil didn’t allow the adverse comments from other people destroy his goal of being one of the best poker players in the world.

Phil began playing intently after acquiring a fake ID with the name of Jerome. He sharpened his game at the casinos in Atlantic City. The beginning few years for Phil were a teaching experience and winning wasn’t a common outcome at the time. He made his mark at the 2000 WSOP when he achieved 2 final tables and came away with his 1st WSOP bracelet, in a $2, 500 Pot-Limit Omaha event. At the last table he defeated quite a few of the well known professionals including "Amarillo Slim" Preston, David "Devilfish" Ulliot, and Phil Hellmuth, Jr.

He made a decision to take his skills to the next level and moved 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 achievements to discipline and an immeasurable love for the game of poker. Phil states that he’s learning every single day and is very abashed about his accomplishments. He admits to making errors every single game of poker and constantly aspires to improve.

Although Ivey has come first in some big-time tournaments, he likes winning cash games on a normal basis.

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