No-Limit Holdem Poker- Who is Phil Ivey?

Phil Ivey has been referred to as the number one poker player on the globe by many of the top pros. Phil Ivey was born in Riverside, CA and relocated to Jersey before his first birthday. His papa showed him to one cent-ante 5-Card Stud poker. From then on on, he was addicted to poker and wished to discover every little thing he possibly could about poker. He routinely told his elders that he was planning on being a professional poker player. Phil didn’t permit the negative feedback from other people destroy his ambition of becoming one of the best poker competitors in the world.

Phil started playing seriously after acquiring a fake ID by the name of Jerome. He honed his techniques at the poker rooms in Atlantic City. The first number of years for him were a learning opportunity and winning wasn’t a common thing at the time. Phil became known at the 2000 WSOP when he achieved two final tables and came away with his first World Series of Poker bracelet, in a $2, five hundred Pot-Limit Omaha match. At the closing 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 Las Vegas. Phil continues to compete in in "The Big Game" at the Bellagio with the best players in the world. Ivey credits his success to discipline and an eternal passion for poker. He says that he is learning every day and is incredibly abashed about his accomplishments. Phil admits to making mistakes in each game of poker and always aspires to get better.

Even though Ivey has won some big tournaments, he prefers winning cash games on a regular basis.

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