No-Limit Holdem Poker- Who is Phil Ivey?

June 6th, 2018 by Jazmyn Leave a reply »

Phil Ivey has been branded as the greatest poker player in the world by many of the top professionals. He was born in Riverside, CA and relocated to NJ before reaching turning 1. His grandfather introduced him to one cent-ante 5-Card Stud poker. From then on on, he was hooked on poker and wished to learn every little thing he could about the game. Phil would tell his elders that he wanted to be a professional poker player. He did not permit the negative feedback from others kill his goal of being one of the best poker players in the world.

He began playing seriously after acquiring a false ID by the name of Jerome. He sharpened his abilities at the casinos of Atlantic City. The beginning few years for Phil were a teaching period and coming away with a win wasn’t a normal thing at the time. Phil made his mark at the 2000 WSOP where he achieved two final tables and won his first WSOP bracelet, in a $2, 500 Pot-Limit Omaha match. At the closing table he destroyed quite a few of the better known pros including but not limited to "Amarillo Slim" Preston, David "Devilfish" Ulliot, and Phil Hellmuth, Jr.

Phil made a decision to take his game to the successive level and headed out west to Vegas. He continues to play 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 poker. He states that he is learning every day and is incredibly abashed about his accomplishments. Phil knows he makes blunders in each game of poker and constantly strives to get better.

Despite the fact that Ivey has come first in some big-time tournaments, he prefers destroying cash games on a regular basis.


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