No-Limit Texas Hold’em Poker- Who is Phil Ivey?

by Gaige on June 2nd, 2022

Phil Ivey has been branded as the best poker player in the world by many of the top professionals. He was born in Riverside, CA and moved to NJ before reaching the age of one. His grandpa taught him one cent-ante 5-Card Stud poker. From that point on, Phil was hooked on poker and wished to pickup everything he could about the game. He routinely told his elders that he wanted to be a professional poker player. Phil did not allow the negative comments from others kill his dream of being one of the greatest poker players on the planet.

He started competing seriously after getting a fake ID by the name of Jerome. He practiced his abilities at the casinos in Atlantic City. The beginning number of years for Phil were a teaching opportunity and winning was not a common thing at the time. He became known at the 2000 WSOP when he achieved two final tables and won his 1st WSOP bracelet, in a two dollar, five hundred Pot-Limit Omaha game. At the final table he defeated a number of the well known professionals which includes "Amarillo Slim" Preston, David "Devilfish" Ulliot, and Phil Hellmuth, Jr.

He decided to take his skills to the successive level and headed out west to Sin City. Phil continues to compete in in "The Big Game" at the Bellagio with the greatest players on the planet. Ivey credits his achievements to dedication and an undying passion for the game of poker. He states that he is learning every single day and is quite abashed about his accomplishments. He knows he makes errors every single session of poker and constantly strives to improve.

Even though Phil has won some big-time tournaments, he likes destroying cash games on a regular basis.

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