NL Hold’em Poker- Who is Phil Ivey?

Phil Ivey has been labeled as the number one poker competitor on the globe by most of the top pros. Phil was born in Riverside, CA and moved to New Jersey before his first birthday. His papa taught him penny-ante 5-Card Stud poker. From then on on, he was addicted to poker and wished to pickup everything he could about the game. He would tell his parents that he wanted to be a professional poker player. He did not allow the negative comments from other people annihilate his dream of becoming one of the best poker competitors on the planet.

Phil started competing seriously after getting a fake ID by the name of Jerome. He practiced his abilities at the casinos in Atlantic City. The first few years for him were a learning experience and winning was not a common outcome at the time. Phil made his mark at the 2000 World Series of Poker where he achieved two final tables and came away with his 1st WSOP bracelet, in a $2, five hundred Pot-Limit Omaha game. At the closing table he destroyed many of the well known pros including "Amarillo Slim" Preston, David "Devilfish" Ulliot, and Phil Hellmuth, Jr.

He decided to take his skills to the next level and moved out west to Las Vegas. Phil continues to participate in in "The Big Game" at the Bellagio with the best players in the world. Phil credits his success to dedication and an undying love for the game of poker. He says that he is learning every single day and is incredibly abashed about his achievements. Phil knows he makes blunders every single session of poker and always aspires to improve.

Even though Ivey has won some big tournaments, he favors winning cash games on a regular basis.

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