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

Phil Ivey has been branded as the number one poker player in the world by quite a few of the top-ranked pros. Phil was born in Riverside, CA and moved to NJ before reaching the age of one. His papa introduced him to penny-ante Five-Card Stud poker. From that point on, Phil was hooked on poker and wished to pickup whatever he could about poker. He routinely told his parents that he wanted to be a professional poker player. He did not allow the negative feedback from other people kill his dream of becoming one of the greatest poker competitors on the planet.

He began competing intently after getting a fake ID with the name of Jerome. He honed his techniques at the casinos in Atlantic City. The first few years for him were a teaching opportunity and winning wasn’t a regular thing at the time. Phil became known at the 2000 WSOP where he made two final tables and won his first World Series of Poker bracelet, in a two dollar, 500 Pot-Limit Omaha event. At the final table he destroyed quite a few of the better known pros which includes "Amarillo Slim" Preston, David "Devilfish" Ulliot, and Phil Hellmuth, Jr.

Phil decided to take his skills to the next level and headed out west to Vegas. Phil continues to compete in in "The Big Game" at the Bellagio with the greatest players in the world. Ivey credits his success to dedication and an undying love for the game of poker. He says that he’s picking up skills every single day and is very abashed about his accomplishments. Phil admits to making errors every single session of poker and constantly aspires to get better.

Although Phil has come first in some big-time tournaments, he likes winning money games on a regular basis.

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