NL Hold’em Poker- Who is Phil Ivey?


Phil Ivey has been labeled as the greatest poker contender on the globe by quite a few of the top-ranked pros. Phil was born in Riverside, CA and moved to New Jersey before his first birthday. His papa introduced him to penny-ante Five-Card Stud poker. From then on on, he was addicted to poker and wanted to pickup whatever he could about the game. He routinely would tell his elders that he was planning on being a professional poker player. He did not permit the negative comments from other people destroy his goal of being one of the strongest poker players on the planet.

He started competing intently after acquiring a false ID with the name of Jerome. He honed his techniques at the poker rooms in Atlantic City. The initial number of years for Phil were a learning opportunity and winning was not a regular thing at the time. He made his mark at the 2000 WSOP where he achieved 2 final tables and won his first World Series of Poker bracelet, in a two dollar, 500 Pot-Limit Omaha event. At the final table he defeated many of the well known professionals including but not limited to "Amarillo Slim" Preston, David "Devilfish" Ulliot, and Phil Hellmuth, Jr.

He made a decision to take his game to the next level and headed out west to Las Vegas. Phil 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 the game of poker. He states that he is learning every single day and is very abashed about his success. He admits to making errors every single session of poker and constantly strives to improve.

Despite the fact that Ivey has won some big-time tournaments, he likes destroying cash games on a regular basis.

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