NL Texas Holdem Poker- Who is Phil Ivey?

Phil Ivey has been branded as the greatest poker competitor on the globe by many of the top-ranked pros. Phil Ivey was born in Riverside, CA and moved to New Jersey before his first birthday. His grandfather taught Phil one cent-ante 5-Card Stud poker. From then on on, Phil was addicted to poker and wished to learn every little thing he could about poker. He routinely told his parents that he wanted to be a professional poker player. Phil didn’t allow the negative comments from others destroy his goal of being one of the best poker competitors in the world.

He began playing intently after getting a fake ID by the name of Jerome. He sharpened his techniques at the poker rooms of Atlantic City. The initial number of years for him were a teaching experience and winning wasn’t a regular thing at the time. Phil became known at the 2000 World Series of Poker where he made 2 final tables and won his 1st World Series of Poker bracelet, in a $2, five hundred Pot-Limit Omaha game. At the last table he defeated quite a few of the better known pros including "Amarillo Slim" Preston, David "Devilfish" Ulliot, and Phil Hellmuth, Jr.

Phil decided to take his skills to the successive level and moved out west to Sin City. Phil continues to compete in in "The Big Game" at the Bellagio with the best players on the planet. Phil credits his achievements to discipline and an undying love for poker. He states that he’s picking up skills every single day and is very humble about his accomplishments. Phil admits to making blunders every single game of poker and always strives to get better.

Although Ivey has come first in some large tournaments, he favors winning cash games on a normal basis.

You must be logged in to post a comment.