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

Phil Ivey has been labeled as the number one poker player on the globe by most of the top pros. Phil was born in Riverside, CA and relocated to Jersey before reaching the age of 1. His grandfather taught him penny-ante 5-Card Stud poker. From then on on, he was addicted to poker and wished to discover whatever he possibly could about the game. Phil routinely would tell his grandparents that he was planning on being a professional poker player. Phil did not allow the adverse feedback from others annihilate his goal of being one of the best poker competitors in the world.

He began competing seriously after getting a fake ID with the name of Jerome. He practiced his abilities at the casinos of Atlantic City. The beginning number of years for Phil were a teaching experience and coming away with a win wasn’t a common thing at the time. He became known at the 2000 World Series of Poker where he achieved 2 final tables and won his first WSOP bracelet, in a $2, five hundred Pot-Limit Omaha match. At the last table he destroyed many of the better known pros 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. Phil continues to play in "The Big Game" at the Bellagio with the greatest players in the world. Ivey credits his achievements to dedication and an immeasurable love for the game of poker. He says that he’s learning every day and is quite humble about his achievements. He knows he makes errors every single game of poker and always aspires to get better.

Despite the fact that Phil has won some big tournaments, he likes destroying cash games on a regular basis.

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