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

Phil Ivey has been labeled as the greatest poker competitor on the globe by quite a few of the top-ranked pros. Phil was born in Riverside, CA and relocated to Jersey before his first birthday. His grandfather introduced him to penny-ante 5-Card Stud poker. From then on on, he was addicted to poker and wanted to learn whatever he possibly could about poker. Phil routinely would tell his parents that he was going to be a professional poker player. Phil did not allow the detrimental comments from other people destroy his dream of being one of the strongest poker players in the world.

He began competing intently after getting a fake ID with the name of Jerome. He sharpened his abilities at the casinos of Atlantic City. The beginning few years for him were a teaching opportunity and coming away with a win wasn’t a common outcome at the time. Phil made his mark at the 2000 WSOP where he achieved two final tables and came away with his 1st World Series of Poker bracelet, in a $2, 500 Pot-Limit Omaha event. At the closing table he defeated many of the better known professionals including but not limited to "Amarillo Slim" Preston, David "Devilfish" Ulliot, and Phil Hellmuth, Jr.

Phil made a decision to take his game to the successive level and headed out west to Las Vegas. He continues to compete in in "The Big Game" at the Bellagio with the greatest players on the planet. Phil credits his achievements to hard work and an immeasurable love for poker. Phil states that he’s picking up skills every day and is very abashed about his accomplishments. He knows he makes mistakes every single game of poker and always aspires to improve.

Although Phil has come first in some big tournaments, he prefers winning money games on a normal basis.

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