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

Sunday, 3. June 2018

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Phil Ivey has been referred to as the best poker competitor on the globe by most of the top-ranked pros. He was born in Riverside, CA and relocated to New Jersey before his first birthday. His grandpa taught Phil one cent-ante 5-Card Stud poker. From that point on, he was hooked on poker and wanted to discover anything he possibly could about the game. He would tell his parents that he wanted to be a professional poker player. Phil did not permit the detrimental feedback from others annihilate his goal of becoming one of the best poker players on the planet.

He began competing intently after acquiring a fake ID by the name of Jerome. He sharpened his skills at the poker rooms of Atlantic City. The first few years for Phil were a teaching period and winning wasn’t a regular outcome at the time. He made his mark at the 2000 World Series of Poker where he made 2 final tables and won his 1st WSOP bracelet, in a two dollar, five hundred Pot-Limit Omaha match. At the final table he defeated many of the better known professionals which includes "Amarillo Slim" Preston, David "Devilfish" Ulliot, and Phil Hellmuth, Jr.

He decided to take his skills to the next level and moved out west to Vegas. He continues to participate in in "The Big Game" at the Bellagio with the best players on the planet. Ivey credits his success to discipline and an eternal passion for poker. He states that he’s picking up skills every day and is very abashed about his achievements. Phil admits to making blunders in each session of poker and constantly strives to get better.

Despite the fact that Ivey has won some big tournaments, he favors destroying money games on a regular basis.

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