NL Texas Hold’em Poker- Who is Phil Ivey?

Phil Ivey has been labeled as the best poker contender on the globe by many of the top-ranked professionals. He was born in Riverside, CA and moved to New Jersey before reaching turning one. His grandpa introduced him to penny-ante Five-Card Stud poker. From then on on, he was hooked on poker and wanted to discover everything he possibly could about the game. Phil routinely told his parents that he wanted to be a professional poker player. He did not allow the negative feedback from others kill his goal of being one of the greatest poker players on the planet.

Phil started playing seriously after getting a fake ID by the name of Jerome. He practiced his abilities at the poker rooms in Atlantic City. The beginning few years for Phil were a learning experience and winning wasn’t a normal thing at the time. He became known at the 2000 WSOP where he made two final tables and won his first World Series of Poker bracelet, in a $2, five hundred Pot-Limit Omaha match. At the final table he destroyed quite a few of the better known professionals which includes "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 Sin City. He continues to participate in in "The Big Game" at the Bellagio with the greatest players in the world. Phil credits his achievements to dedication and an eternal love for the game of poker. Phil says that he’s learning every single day and is incredibly abashed about his success. He knows he makes errors in each session of poker and always aspires to get better.

Even though Ivey has won some large tournaments, he favors winning money games on a normal basis.

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