NL Holdem Poker- Who is Phil Ivey?

by Carmelo on November 6th, 2015

Phil Ivey has been branded as the best poker competitor on the planet by many of the top professionals. He was born in Riverside, CA and moved to Jersey before reaching turning one. His grandfather taught Phil penny-ante 5-Card Stud poker. From then on on, Phil was hooked on poker and wished to discover anything he could about poker. He routinely told his parents that he was going to be a professional poker player. Phil didn’t allow the adverse comments from other people annihilate his goal of being one of the strongest poker competitors in the world.

He started playing seriously after getting a false ID with the name of Jerome. He practiced his abilities at the casinos in Atlantic City. The beginning number of years for Phil were a teaching experience and coming away with a win wasn’t a normal outcome at the time. Phil made his mark at the 2000 WSOP when he made two final tables and won his first World Series of Poker bracelet, in a $2, 500 Pot-Limit Omaha event. At the final table he defeated a number of the better known pros which includes "Amarillo Slim" Preston, David "Devilfish" Ulliot, and Phil Hellmuth, Jr.

Phil decided to take his skills 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 in the world. Ivey credits his achievements to dedication and an eternal love for the game of poker. He says that he is picking up skills every single day and is incredibly humble about his success. He admits to making mistakes every single game of poker and constantly aspires to get better.

Despite the fact that Phil has come first in some big-time tournaments, he favors winning money games on a normal basis.

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