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

by Ali on November 10th, 2017

Phil Ivey has been labeled as the number one poker contender in the world by many of the top professionals. Phil Ivey was born in Riverside, CA and moved to NJ before his first birthday. His grandpa showed him to penny-ante Five-Card Stud poker. From that point on, he was addicted to poker and wished to discover whatever he possibly could about poker. Phil routinely told his elders that he wanted to be a professional poker player. He did not permit the adverse feedback from other people kill his ambition of becoming one of the greatest poker players in the world.

He started competing intently after getting a false ID by the name of Jerome. He practiced his skills at the casinos of Atlantic City. The beginning number of years for Phil were a learning experience and winning wasn’t a normal thing at the time. He became known at the 2000 World Series of Poker when he achieved 2 final tables and came away with his first World Series of Poker bracelet, in a two dollar, five hundred Pot-Limit Omaha game. At the closing table he destroyed a number of the well known professionals including but not limited to "Amarillo Slim" Preston, David "Devilfish" Ulliot, and Phil Hellmuth, Jr.

Phil made a decision to take his skills to the next level and headed out west to Vegas. Phil continues to compete in in "The Big Game" at the Bellagio with the greatest players in the world. Ivey credits his success to hard work and a continuing love for poker. Phil states that he is learning every day and is quite abashed about his accomplishments. He knows he makes blunders every single session of poker and always aspires to get better.

Although Phil has come first in some big tournaments, he favors winning money games on a normal basis.

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