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

by Gaige on July 25th, 2022

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Phil Ivey has been labeled as the number one poker competitor on the globe by most of the top-ranked professionals. Phil was born in Riverside, CA and moved to Jersey before reaching turning 1. His grandfather taught him one cent-ante 5-Card Stud poker. From that point on, Phil was addicted to poker and wanted to learn every little thing he possibly could about poker. He routinely told his parents that he was planning on being a professional poker player. Phil did not allow the negative comments from others destroy his dream of being one of the strongest poker competitors on the planet.

Phil began playing intently after getting a fake ID with the name of Jerome. He sharpened his abilities at the casinos in Atlantic City. The beginning few years for Phil were a learning experience and coming away with a win wasn’t a regular thing at the time. He made his mark at the 2000 World Series of Poker where he made two final tables and came away with his 1st WSOP bracelet, in a $2, five hundred Pot-Limit Omaha match. At the final table he defeated quite a few of the better known professionals including but not limited to "Amarillo Slim" Preston, David "Devilfish" Ulliot, and Phil Hellmuth, Jr.

He decided to take his game to the next level and headed out west to Las Vegas. He continues to play in "The Big Game" at the Bellagio with the best players on the planet. Ivey credits his achievements to dedication and a continuing love for the game of poker. Phil says that he is learning every single day and is quite abashed about his achievements. Phil knows he makes mistakes every single game of poker and always aspires to improve.

Although Ivey has come first in some big tournaments, he favors destroying money games on a normal basis.

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