No-Limit Holdem Poker- Who is Phil Ivey?


Phil Ivey has been referred to as the greatest poker player on the planet by quite a few of the top pros. Phil was born in Riverside, CA and relocated to NJ before his first birthday. His grandfather taught him penny-ante 5-Card Stud poker. From then on on, Phil was hooked on poker and wished to pickup whatever he possibly could about poker. He would tell his elders that he wanted to be a professional poker player. Phil did not permit the detrimental comments from other people kill his goal of being one of the best poker competitors in the world.

He started competing seriously after getting a fake ID by the name of Jerome. He sharpened his game at the casinos in Atlantic City. The beginning number of years for Phil were a learning opportunity 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 World Series of Poker bracelet, in a $2, five hundred Pot-Limit Omaha game. At the last table he defeated a number of the better known professionals including but not limited to "Amarillo Slim" Preston, David "Devilfish" Ulliot, and Phil Hellmuth, Jr.

He made a decision to take his skills to the successive level and headed out west to Sin City. He continues to compete in in "The Big Game" at the Bellagio with the greatest players on the planet. Ivey credits his success to dedication and an eternal love for poker. He says that he is learning every day and is quite abashed about his accomplishments. He knows he makes mistakes every single game of poker and constantly strives to improve.

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

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