No-Limit Holdem Poker- Who is Phil Ivey?

March 29th, 2020 by Jazmyn Leave a reply »

Phil Ivey has been referred to as the number one poker competitor on the planet by many of the top pros. Phil Ivey was born in Riverside, CA and relocated to New Jersey before reaching the age of 1. His papa introduced him to one cent-ante 5-Card Stud poker. From then on on, he was hooked on poker and wished to learn whatever he possibly could about poker. Phil routinely would tell his grandparents that he was planning on being a professional poker player. Phil didn’t allow the negative comments from others destroy his goal of becoming one of the best poker players in the world.

Phil began competing intently after acquiring a fake ID with the name of Jerome. He practiced his skills at the poker rooms of Atlantic City. The initial number of years for Phil were a learning experience and coming away with a win wasn’t a common thing at the time. Phil made his mark at the 2000 WSOP where he achieved two final tables and came away with his 1st WSOP bracelet, in a $2, 500 Pot-Limit Omaha match. At the last table he destroyed quite a few of the well known professionals 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 moved out west to Vegas. He continues to participate in in "The Big Game" at the Bellagio with the best players on the planet. Ivey credits his achievements to dedication and an eternal love for poker. Phil states that he’s learning every single day and is very humble about his accomplishments. Phil admits to making errors every single session of poker and constantly aspires to improve.

Although Phil has won some large tournaments, he prefers destroying cash games on a regular basis.


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