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

December 8th, 2015 by Jazmyn Leave a reply »

Phil Ivey has been referred to as the best poker contender in the world by many of the top professionals. Phil Ivey was born in Riverside, CA and relocated to New Jersey before his first birthday. His grandpa showed him to penny-ante Five-Card Stud poker. From that point on, he was hooked on poker and wished to discover everything he possibly could about the game. Phil routinely told his grandparents that he wanted to be a professional poker player. Phil didn’t let the detrimental feedback from other people kill his goal of being one of the strongest poker players in the world.

Phil began competing seriously after getting a fake ID by the name of Jerome. He honed his skills at the casinos of Atlantic City. The initial number of years for Phil were a teaching opportunity and coming away with a win was not a normal thing at the time. Phil became known at the 2000 WSOP when he achieved two final tables and came away with his first World Series of Poker bracelet, in a $2, 500 Pot-Limit Omaha event. At the closing table he destroyed a number of the better known pros including "Amarillo Slim" Preston, David "Devilfish" Ulliot, and Phil Hellmuth, Jr.

He decided to take his game to the successive level and moved out west to Vegas. He continues to participate in in "The Big Game" at the Bellagio with the greatest players on the planet. Ivey credits his success to hard work and an undying passion for the game of poker. Phil says that he is picking up skills every day and is quite humble about his success. Phil knows he makes blunders in each session of poker and always aspires to improve.

Even though Phil has won some big tournaments, he prefers destroying money games on a regular basis.


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