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

Sunday, 26. May 2019

Phil Ivey has been branded as the greatest poker contender on the globe by quite a few of the top-ranked pros. Phil Ivey was born in Riverside, CA and moved to Jersey before his first birthday. His grandpa taught him one cent-ante Five-Card Stud poker. From then on on, Phil was addicted to poker and wanted to pickup anything he could about poker. He routinely told his elders that he was planning on being a professional poker player. Phil did not allow the adverse feedback from others annihilate his ambition of becoming one of the best poker players in the world.

He began playing intently after getting a false ID with the name of Jerome. He sharpened his techniques at the poker rooms in Atlantic City. The beginning few years for Phil were a teaching opportunity and winning wasn’t a common thing at the time. Phil made his mark at the 2000 WSOP when he made two final tables and came away with his first WSOP bracelet, in a $2, five hundred Pot-Limit Omaha game. At the last table he defeated many of the well known pros including "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 Las Vegas. He continues to participate in in "The Big Game" at the Bellagio with the best players in the world. Ivey credits his success to discipline and an undying love for poker. Phil says that he’s learning every day and is quite humble about his accomplishments. He knows he makes blunders in each game of poker and constantly aspires to improve.

Despite the fact that Phil has come first in some big tournaments, he likes destroying money games on a normal basis.

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