No-Limit Holdem Poker- Who is Phil Ivey?

March 27th, 2020 by Jazmyn Leave a reply »

Phil Ivey has been referred to as the greatest poker player on the globe by many of the top-ranked professionals. Phil Ivey was born in Riverside, CA and relocated to Jersey before reaching the age of one. His grandfather taught Phil penny-ante 5-Card Stud poker. From then on on, Phil was hooked on poker and wished to pickup everything he possibly could about the game. He routinely told his elders that he was going to be a professional poker player. He didn’t allow the detrimental comments from others kill his dream of being one of the best poker competitors on the planet.

He started competing seriously after acquiring a fake ID by the name of Jerome. He honed his skills at the poker rooms of Atlantic City. The initial number of years for Phil were a learning opportunity and winning was not a regular outcome at the time. He became known at the 2000 WSOP where he made 2 final tables and won his 1st WSOP bracelet, in a two dollar, 500 Pot-Limit Omaha event. At the last table he defeated many 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 best players on the planet. Phil credits his success to dedication and a continuing passion for poker. He states that he’s picking up skills every day and is quite abashed about his achievements. Phil admits to making blunders in each session of poker and always aspires to improve.

Although Ivey has won some big tournaments, he likes destroying money games on a regular basis.


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