No-Limit Holdem Poker- Who is Phil Ivey?

Sunday, 14. July 2019

Phil Ivey has been branded as the greatest poker contender in the world by quite a few of the top-ranked professionals. Phil was born in Riverside, CA and relocated to NJ before his first birthday. His grandfather showed him to one cent-ante 5-Card Stud poker. From then on on, he was hooked on poker and wanted to learn anything he possibly could about poker. He routinely told his parents that he was planning on being a professional poker player. Phil didn’t allow the detrimental comments from others kill his dream of becoming one of the strongest poker competitors in the world.

Phil began competing seriously after acquiring a fake ID with the name of Jerome. He practiced his game at the poker rooms in Atlantic City. The first few years for him were a teaching period and winning was not a regular thing at the time. Phil made his mark at the 2000 WSOP when he made 2 final tables and won his first WSOP bracelet, in a two dollar, five hundred Pot-Limit Omaha match. At the closing table he destroyed quite a few of the well known professionals including but not limited to "Amarillo Slim" Preston, David "Devilfish" Ulliot, and Phil Hellmuth, Jr.

Phil made a decision to take his skills to the successive level and moved out west to Las Vegas. Phil continues to compete in in "The Big Game" at the Bellagio with the greatest players in the world. Ivey credits his success to hard work and an undying love for the game of poker. Phil says that he is picking up skills every day and is quite abashed about his accomplishments. He knows he makes blunders every single game of poker and always strives to improve.

Although Ivey has won some big-time tournaments, he likes destroying money games on a normal basis.

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