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

Saturday, 12. December 2020

Phil Ivey has been branded as the number one poker competitor in the world by quite a few of the top-ranked professionals. He was born in Riverside, CA and relocated to New Jersey before his first birthday. His papa taught Phil penny-ante Five-Card Stud poker. From that point on, Phil was hooked on poker and wished to learn everything he possibly could about poker. Phil routinely told his elders that he was planning on being a professional poker player. He didn’t let the detrimental comments from other people kill his goal of being one of the best poker competitors in the world.

Phil began competing seriously after getting a false ID by the name of Jerome. He practiced his techniques at the poker rooms of Atlantic City. The first number of years for Phil were a learning period and coming away with a win was not a normal thing at the time. He made his mark at the 2000 World Series of Poker where he made 2 final tables and came away with his 1st World Series of Poker bracelet, in a two dollar, 500 Pot-Limit Omaha match. At the closing table he destroyed many of the better known professionals including but not limited to "Amarillo Slim" Preston, David "Devilfish" Ulliot, and Phil Hellmuth, Jr.

Phil decided to take his skills to the next level and headed out west to Sin City. He continues to compete in in "The Big Game" at the Bellagio with the greatest players in the world. Ivey credits his achievements to hard work and a continuing love for the game of poker. He states that he is picking up skills every single day and is incredibly abashed about his success. He knows he makes mistakes in each session of poker and always aspires to improve.

Even though Ivey has come first in some big tournaments, he likes destroying cash games on a regular basis.

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