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

Saturday, 14. November 2009

[ English ]

Phil Ivey has been referred to as the best poker player on the globe by many of the top-ranked professionals. He was born in Riverside, CA and relocated to NJ before reaching the age of one. His grandpa showed him to penny-ante 5-Card Stud poker. From that point on, he was addicted to poker and wanted to discover anything he possibly could about the game. He would tell his elders that he was planning on being a professional poker player. He did not permit the adverse comments from other people destroy his ambition of becoming one of the greatest poker competitors on the planet.

He started playing intently after acquiring a fake ID with the name of Jerome. He sharpened his skills at the poker rooms of Atlantic City. The beginning few years for Phil were a teaching period and winning was not a regular thing at the time. Phil made his mark at the 2000 WSOP where he made two final tables and came away with his 1st World Series of Poker bracelet, in a two dollar, five hundred Pot-Limit Omaha event. At the final table he destroyed a number of the well known professionals which includes "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 Las Vegas. Phil continues to play in "The Big Game" at the Bellagio with the best players in the world. Phil credits his achievements to discipline and an eternal love for poker. Phil says that he is picking up skills every day and is quite humble about his achievements. Phil admits to making errors every single game of poker and always aspires to improve.

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

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