NL Holdem Poker- Who is Phil Ivey?

Thursday, 24. March 2016

[ English ]

Phil Ivey has been branded as the number one poker player on the planet by quite a few of the top pros. Phil Ivey was born in Riverside, CA and relocated to NJ before reaching the age of one. His grandfather taught Phil one cent-ante Five-Card Stud poker. From that point on, Phil was hooked on poker and wished to pickup everything he possibly could about poker. Phil would tell his grandparents that he was planning on being a professional poker player. Phil didn’t let the negative comments from others destroy his ambition of being one of the greatest poker players in the world.

He began playing intently after getting a false ID by the name of Jerome. He sharpened his skills at the casinos of Atlantic City. The first number of years for him were a learning period and coming away with a win was not a regular outcome at the time. He became known at the 2000 WSOP where he made 2 final tables and came away with his first WSOP bracelet, in a $2, five hundred Pot-Limit Omaha event. At the closing table he defeated a number of the well known pros including "Amarillo Slim" Preston, David "Devilfish" Ulliot, and Phil Hellmuth, Jr.

Phil made a decision to take his game to the successive level and headed out west to Vegas. Phil continues to play in "The Big Game" at the Bellagio with the greatest players in the world. Phil credits his achievements to dedication and a continuing love for poker. Phil states that he’s picking up skills every day and is very humble about his achievements. Phil knows he makes blunders in each session of poker and always strives to get better.

Even though Phil has won some big-time tournaments, he favors winning money games on a normal basis.

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