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

Monday, 25. November 2019

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Phil Ivey has been branded as the best poker competitor on the globe by many of the top pros. He was born in Riverside, CA and moved to NJ before his first birthday. His papa taught Phil penny-ante Five-Card Stud poker. From then on on, he was hooked on poker and wanted to pickup anything he could about the game. He routinely would tell his parents that he wanted to be a professional poker player. Phil didn’t permit the negative feedback from other people destroy his ambition of being one of the strongest poker players in the world.

Phil started playing intently after getting a false ID by the name of Jerome. He practiced his techniques at the casinos of Atlantic City. The first few years for him were a learning opportunity and winning was not a common outcome at the time. He became known at the 2000 World Series of Poker when he made two final tables and won his first WSOP bracelet, in a two dollar, 500 Pot-Limit Omaha match. At the last table he destroyed many of the better known professionals which includes "Amarillo Slim" Preston, David "Devilfish" Ulliot, and Phil Hellmuth, Jr.

Phil made a decision to take his game to the next level and moved out west to Las Vegas. Phil continues to play in "The Big Game" at the Bellagio with the greatest players in the world. Ivey credits his success to dedication and an eternal passion for poker. He says that he is picking up skills every day and is very humble about his achievements. He knows he makes errors in each session of poker and always strives to get better.

Even though Phil has come first in some large tournaments, he favors winning money games on a regular basis.

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