NL Hold’em Poker- Who is Phil Ivey?

by Ali on July 29th, 2020

Phil Ivey has been referred to as the greatest poker competitor on the globe by most of the top pros. Phil was born in Riverside, CA and moved to New Jersey before reaching turning 1. His grandpa taught him one cent-ante 5-Card Stud poker. From that point on, Phil was hooked on poker and wished to pickup anything he possibly could about the game. Phil would tell his parents that he was going to be a professional poker player. Phil didn’t permit the negative comments from others annihilate his ambition of becoming one of the best poker players on the planet.

He started competing seriously after acquiring a fake ID with the name of Jerome. He practiced his abilities at the poker rooms of Atlantic City. The beginning few years for him were a learning opportunity and coming away with a win was not a regular outcome at the time. He made his mark at the 2000 World Series of Poker where he achieved two final tables and came away with his first World Series of Poker bracelet, in a two dollar, five hundred Pot-Limit Omaha event. At the final table he defeated a number of the better known professionals including "Amarillo Slim" Preston, David "Devilfish" Ulliot, and Phil Hellmuth, Jr.

Phil made a decision to take his skills to the successive level and moved out west to Sin City. Phil continues to play in "The Big Game" at the Bellagio with the greatest players in the world. Phil credits his success to discipline and an undying passion for the game of poker. He states that he is learning every day and is incredibly humble about his achievements. He admits to making errors every single game of poker and constantly strives to get better.

Despite the fact that Phil has come first in some big-time tournaments, he favors destroying cash games on a regular basis.

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