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

Phil Ivey has been labeled as the number one poker player on the planet by quite a few of the top pros. Phil was born in Riverside, CA and relocated to Jersey before reaching turning one. His papa showed him to one cent-ante Five-Card Stud poker. From then on on, he was hooked on poker and wished to pickup every little thing he possibly could about poker. Phil routinely would tell his elders that he was planning on being a professional poker player. Phil did not allow the detrimental comments from others destroy his dream of being one of the strongest poker competitors on the planet.

Phil began competing seriously after getting a fake ID by the name of Jerome. He sharpened his skills at the casinos in Atlantic City. The beginning number of years for Phil were a teaching period and coming away with a win wasn’t a regular thing at the time. He made his mark at the 2000 World Series of Poker when he made two final tables and came away with his first WSOP bracelet, in a $2, five hundred Pot-Limit Omaha event. At the final table he destroyed many of the well known professionals including "Amarillo Slim" Preston, David "Devilfish" Ulliot, and Phil Hellmuth, Jr.

He made a decision to take his game to the successive level and moved out west to Sin City. He continues to play in "The Big Game" at the Bellagio with the greatest players on the planet. Ivey credits his achievements to discipline and an undying love for poker. He states that he is picking up skills every day and is quite abashed about his success. He admits to making mistakes in each game of poker and always aspires to improve.

Even though Phil has won some large tournaments, he prefers winning cash games on a regular basis.

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