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

Phil Ivey has been referred to as the number one poker competitor on the planet by most of the top pros. Phil was born in Riverside, CA and moved to NJ before reaching the age of 1. His papa taught him penny-ante Five-Card Stud poker. From then on on, he was hooked on poker and wished to learn everything he possibly could about the game. Phil routinely told his parents that he wanted to be a professional poker player. Phil didn’t let the adverse feedback from others annihilate his ambition of being one of the greatest poker competitors on the planet.

Phil began playing intently after getting a fake ID by the name of Jerome. He honed his techniques at the casinos in Atlantic City. The initial number of years for him were a learning experience and coming away with a win was not a regular outcome at the time. He made his mark at the 2000 World Series of Poker when he achieved two final tables and won his 1st World Series of Poker bracelet, in a $2, five hundred Pot-Limit Omaha match. At the closing table he destroyed a number of the better known pros including "Amarillo Slim" Preston, David "Devilfish" Ulliot, and Phil Hellmuth, Jr.

He decided to take his skills to the successive level and moved out west to Sin City. Phil continues to play in "The Big Game" at the Bellagio with the greatest players on the planet. Phil credits his success to dedication and an immeasurable love for the game of poker. He states that he is learning every day and is incredibly abashed about his achievements. He admits to making blunders in each game of poker and constantly strives to get better.

Despite the fact that Phil has come first in some large tournaments, he likes destroying cash games on a regular basis.

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