No-Limit Holdem Poker- Who is Phil Ivey?

Phil Ivey has been labeled as the number one poker competitor on the planet by quite a few of the top-ranked professionals. He was born in Riverside, CA and moved to NJ before reaching the age of 1. His papa showed him to one cent-ante Five-Card Stud poker. From that point on, he was addicted to poker and wished to pickup everything he could about poker. He routinely told his parents that he was going to be a professional poker player. Phil didn’t allow the detrimental comments from others kill his goal of becoming one of the strongest poker competitors on the planet.

He started competing intently after getting a fake ID with the name of Jerome. He practiced his game at the casinos of Atlantic City. The first number of years for him were a teaching period and winning wasn’t a regular thing at the time. Phil became known at the 2000 WSOP when he made two final tables and came away with his first World Series of Poker bracelet, in a $2, 500 Pot-Limit Omaha event. At the closing table he destroyed a number of the better known professionals which includes "Amarillo Slim" Preston, David "Devilfish" Ulliot, and Phil Hellmuth, Jr.

Phil decided to take his skills to the successive level and headed out west to Sin City. He continues to play in "The Big Game" at the Bellagio with the greatest players in the world. Phil credits his success to hard work and an undying love for poker. He states that he’s picking up skills every single day and is very humble about his accomplishments. He admits to making errors in each session of poker and constantly strives to improve.

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

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