NL Holdem Poker- Who is Phil Ivey?

Tuesday, 10. November 2015

[ English ]

Phil Ivey has been labeled as the greatest poker competitor in the world by most of the top professionals. Phil Ivey was born in Riverside, CA and moved to Jersey before reaching turning one. His grandfather taught him penny-ante Five-Card Stud poker. From then on on, he was addicted to poker and wished to discover whatever he possibly could about poker. Phil routinely told his parents that he was going to be a professional poker player. Phil didn’t allow the adverse feedback from others annihilate his goal of becoming one of the best poker competitors in the world.

He started competing intently after getting a false ID by the name of Jerome. He sharpened his game at the casinos in Atlantic City. The beginning number of years for Phil were a teaching experience and winning was not a regular thing at the time. He became known at the 2000 WSOP where he made 2 final tables and won his 1st WSOP bracelet, in a $2, five hundred Pot-Limit Omaha game. At the final table he defeated many of the well known pros 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 Sin City. Phil continues to compete in in "The Big Game" at the Bellagio with the greatest players on the planet. Phil credits his success to discipline and an eternal passion for poker. Phil states that he is learning every day and is very humble about his success. He knows he makes errors in each session of poker and always strives to improve.

Even though Phil has come first in some big tournaments, he likes destroying cash games on a regular basis.

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