NL Hold’em Poker- Who is Phil Ivey?

November 21st, 2009 by Aryan Leave a reply »

Phil Ivey has been branded as the greatest poker competitor on the globe by most of the top pros. Phil Ivey was born in Riverside, CA and relocated to Jersey before reaching the age of one. His papa taught him one cent-ante Five-Card Stud poker. From then on on, he was hooked on poker and wished to discover everything he possibly could about poker. He routinely told his parents that he wanted to be a professional poker player. He did not permit the detrimental comments from other people destroy his goal of becoming one of the strongest poker players on the planet.

He began competing intently after getting a false ID with the name of Jerome. He honed his techniques at the casinos of Atlantic City. The beginning few years for Phil were a teaching opportunity and winning wasn’t a normal thing at the time. Phil became known at the 2000 World Series of Poker when he made two final tables and won his 1st World Series of Poker bracelet, in a two dollar, 500 Pot-Limit Omaha game. At the last table he defeated quite a few of the well known professionals including "Amarillo Slim" Preston, David "Devilfish" Ulliot, and Phil Hellmuth, Jr.

He made a decision to take his skills to the next level and moved out west to Sin City. Phil continues to participate in in "The Big Game" at the Bellagio with the best players in the world. Phil credits his success to hard work and an eternal love for the game of poker. Phil says that he’s learning every day and is very humble about his achievements. Phil knows he makes blunders in each game of poker and always aspires to improve.

Despite the fact that Phil has come first in some large tournaments, he favors destroying money games on a regular basis.


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