NL Hold’em Poker- Who is Phil Ivey?

Saturday, 1. June 2019

Phil Ivey has been referred to as the number one poker competitor on the planet by many of the top pros. He was born in Riverside, CA and relocated to NJ before his first birthday. His grandpa introduced him to penny-ante Five-Card Stud poker. From that point on, Phil was hooked on poker and wished to pickup whatever he possibly could about the game. He routinely would tell his elders that he wanted to be a professional poker player. Phil did not allow the adverse feedback from other people destroy his ambition of becoming one of the best poker competitors in the world.

Phil started competing seriously after acquiring a fake ID by the name of Jerome. He sharpened his techniques at the casinos of Atlantic City. The beginning number of years for him were a learning opportunity and coming away with a win wasn’t a regular outcome at the time. He made his mark at the 2000 WSOP when he achieved 2 final tables and won his 1st World Series of Poker bracelet, in a $2, five hundred Pot-Limit Omaha game. At the final table he defeated quite a few of the better known professionals including but not limited to "Amarillo Slim" Preston, David "Devilfish" Ulliot, and Phil Hellmuth, Jr.

He made a decision to take his skills to the successive level and moved out west to Sin City. He continues to play in "The Big Game" at the Bellagio with the best players in the world. Ivey credits his achievements to discipline and an eternal love for poker. He says that he is learning every day and is incredibly abashed about his success. Phil knows he makes mistakes every single session of poker and always strives to get better.

Even though Phil has won some large tournaments, he prefers winning money games on a normal basis.

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