No-Limit Holdem Poker- Who is Phil Ivey?

Tuesday, 22. June 2021

Phil Ivey has been referred to as the best poker competitor in the world by most of the top pros. Phil Ivey was born in Riverside, CA and relocated to NJ before reaching the age of one. His grandfather taught Phil one cent-ante Five-Card Stud poker. From then on on, he was hooked on poker and wished to pickup whatever he could about the game. He would tell his parents that he was going to be a professional poker player. Phil did not permit the adverse comments from other people kill his ambition of being one of the best poker players in the world.

He began competing intently after acquiring a false ID by the name of Jerome. He honed his skills at the casinos in Atlantic City. The initial few years for Phil were a teaching opportunity and coming away with a win wasn’t a normal outcome at the time. Phil made his mark at the 2000 WSOP where he made two final tables and came away with his 1st WSOP bracelet, in a $2, five hundred Pot-Limit Omaha event. At the closing table he destroyed many 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 skills to the next level and headed out west to Vegas. Phil continues to play in "The Big Game" at the Bellagio with the greatest players in the world. Ivey credits his achievements to discipline and an immeasurable love for poker. He states that he’s picking up skills every single day and is quite humble about his achievements. Phil knows he makes blunders every single session of poker and always strives to get better.

Despite the fact that Ivey has come first in some large tournaments, he favors winning money games on a normal basis.

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