No-Limit Holdem Poker- Who is Phil Ivey?

November 12th, 2015 by Jazmyn Leave a reply »

Phil Ivey has been referred to as the best poker competitor on the globe by quite a few of the top-ranked pros. Phil Ivey was born in Riverside, CA and moved to New Jersey before reaching the age of 1. His papa taught him one cent-ante 5-Card Stud poker. From then on on, Phil was hooked on poker and wanted to discover anything he could about poker. Phil routinely would tell his parents that he was going to be a professional poker player. Phil didn’t allow the negative comments from others destroy his ambition of being one of the strongest poker competitors on the planet.

He started competing intently after acquiring a fake ID with the name of Jerome. He honed his abilities at the poker rooms of Atlantic City. The initial few years for Phil were a learning experience and winning was not a common outcome at the time. Phil 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 $2, five hundred Pot-Limit Omaha match. At the last table he destroyed a number of the better known pros 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 Vegas. He continues to compete in in "The Big Game" at the Bellagio with the greatest players on the planet. Phil credits his success to hard work and a continuing love for the game of poker. He says that he’s picking up skills every single day and is very humble about his success. He admits to making mistakes every single session of poker and always aspires to improve.

Despite the fact that Phil has won some large tournaments, he favors winning money games on a regular basis.


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