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

Saturday, 28. November 2020

Phil Ivey has been labeled as the greatest poker player on the globe by many of the top pros. He was born in Riverside, CA and relocated to NJ before his first birthday. His grandpa taught him penny-ante 5-Card Stud poker. From that point on, Phil was addicted to poker and wished to pickup every little thing he possibly could about poker. Phil would tell his parents that he was planning on being a professional poker player. Phil did not allow the adverse feedback from others destroy his ambition of being one of the strongest poker competitors in the world.

He began playing seriously after getting a fake ID by the name of Jerome. He practiced his game at the poker rooms in Atlantic City. The beginning number of years for Phil were a learning experience and winning wasn’t a regular outcome at the time. Phil made his mark at the 2000 WSOP where he made two final tables and won his first WSOP bracelet, in a $2, five hundred Pot-Limit Omaha game. At the final table he defeated a number of the well known professionals including but not limited to "Amarillo Slim" Preston, David "Devilfish" Ulliot, and Phil Hellmuth, Jr.

Phil decided to take his game to the successive level and headed out west to Las Vegas. He continues to play in "The Big Game" at the Bellagio with the greatest players on the planet. Ivey credits his achievements to hard work and a continuing love for poker. He states that he is learning every day and is quite abashed about his success. Phil knows he makes mistakes every single game of poker and constantly aspires to improve.

Although Phil has won some big tournaments, he likes destroying cash games on a normal basis.

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