No-Limit Texas Holdem Poker- Who is Phil Ivey?

Sunday, 5. February 2017

Phil Ivey has been labeled as the best poker competitor on the planet by many of the top professionals. Phil was born in Riverside, CA and relocated to Jersey before his first birthday. His papa taught him one cent-ante Five-Card Stud poker. From then on on, he was addicted to poker and wanted to pickup everything he could about the game. He routinely told his elders that he wanted to be a professional poker player. Phil did not let the negative feedback from others annihilate his goal of being one of the strongest poker players in the world.

Phil began playing intently after getting a fake ID with the name of Jerome. He practiced his game at the casinos of Atlantic City. The initial few years for him were a learning opportunity and winning wasn’t a normal outcome at the time. Phil made his mark at the 2000 World Series of Poker when he made two final tables and came away with his first World Series of Poker bracelet, in a $2, five hundred Pot-Limit Omaha match. At the closing table he defeated 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 next level and moved out west to Las Vegas. He continues to play in "The Big Game" at the Bellagio with the best players on the planet. Ivey credits his success to discipline and an immeasurable love for the game of poker. He states that he is learning every day and is very abashed about his accomplishments. He admits to making mistakes in each session of poker and constantly strives to get better.

Despite the fact that Ivey has won some large tournaments, he prefers winning cash games on a normal basis.

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