No-Limit Holdem Poker- Who is Phil Ivey?

Saturday, 5. November 2016

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Phil Ivey has been branded as the greatest poker contender on the planet by quite a few of the top professionals. Phil was born in Riverside, CA and relocated to Jersey before reaching the age of one. His grandpa showed him to one cent-ante 5-Card Stud poker. From then on on, he was hooked on poker and wanted to discover anything he possibly could about poker. Phil would tell his elders that he was planning on being a professional poker player. Phil did not allow the negative feedback from other people kill his goal of becoming one of the strongest poker players on the planet.

Phil started competing intently after acquiring a fake ID with the name of Jerome. He practiced his skills at the poker rooms in Atlantic City. The initial number of years for him were a teaching experience and coming away with a win was not a normal thing at the time. He became known at the 2000 WSOP where he made 2 final tables and came away with his 1st WSOP bracelet, in a two dollar, 500 Pot-Limit Omaha game. At the closing table he destroyed quite a few of the well known professionals including "Amarillo Slim" Preston, David "Devilfish" Ulliot, and Phil Hellmuth, Jr.

He made a decision to take his game to the successive level and moved out west to Las Vegas. He 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 immeasurable love for poker. Phil states that he is picking up skills every single day and is very humble about his achievements. Phil knows he makes mistakes in each session of poker and always strives to get better.

Despite the fact that Phil has come first in some big-time tournaments, he favors destroying cash games on a regular basis.

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