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

September 2nd, 2015 by Aryan Leave a reply »

Phil Ivey has been branded as the number one poker player on the planet by most of the top-ranked professionals. Phil was born in Riverside, CA and relocated to New Jersey before reaching the age of one. His papa taught Phil penny-ante Five-Card Stud poker. From that point on, Phil was hooked on poker and wished to pickup anything he could about poker. He routinely would tell his parents that he was going to be a professional poker player. Phil didn’t permit the adverse feedback from others annihilate his dream of becoming one of the strongest poker competitors in the world.

He started playing seriously after getting a false ID by the name of Jerome. He honed his skills at the poker rooms in Atlantic City. The first number of years for Phil were a teaching opportunity and coming away with a win was not a common outcome at the time. He became known at the 2000 World Series of Poker where he achieved two final tables and won his first World Series of Poker bracelet, in a $2, five hundred Pot-Limit Omaha match. At the closing table he destroyed a number of the better known pros including but not limited to "Amarillo Slim" Preston, David "Devilfish" Ulliot, and Phil Hellmuth, Jr.

Phil decided to take his skills to the successive level and headed out west to Las Vegas. Phil continues to participate in in "The Big Game" at the Bellagio with the greatest players on the planet. Ivey credits his achievements to hard work and an immeasurable passion for poker. He says that he is picking up skills every single day and is very abashed about his accomplishments. Phil admits to making errors every single game of poker and always strives to get better.

Even though Phil has won some large tournaments, he likes destroying cash games on a normal basis.


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