No-Limit Texas Hold’em Poker- Who is Phil Ivey?

Sunday, 3. April 2016

Phil Ivey has been branded as the number one poker contender on the planet by most of the top-ranked professionals. He was born in Riverside, CA and relocated to New Jersey before his first birthday. His grandfather taught him penny-ante Five-Card Stud poker. From then on on, Phil was addicted to poker and wished to pickup every little thing he possibly could about the game. Phil routinely would tell his elders that he was planning on being a professional poker player. He didn’t let the detrimental comments from others annihilate his dream of becoming one of the greatest poker players on the planet.

Phil began playing seriously after getting a false ID by the name of Jerome. He practiced his techniques at the poker rooms in Atlantic City. The beginning number of years for Phil were a learning period and coming away with a win wasn’t a common thing at the time. Phil made his mark at the 2000 World Series of Poker where he made 2 final tables and came away with his first World Series of Poker bracelet, in a two dollar, 500 Pot-Limit Omaha match. At the final table he destroyed many of the better known professionals including "Amarillo Slim" Preston, David "Devilfish" Ulliot, and Phil Hellmuth, Jr.

Phil made a decision to take his game to the next level and moved out west to Vegas. He continues to participate in in "The Big Game" at the Bellagio with the greatest players on the planet. Phil credits his success to dedication and an eternal love for poker. He says that he’s picking up skills every single day and is very humble about his accomplishments. Phil knows he makes mistakes every single session of poker and constantly strives to improve.

Even though Ivey has won some large tournaments, he prefers destroying cash games on a normal basis.

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