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


Posted by Angelique | Posted in Holdem | Posted on 07-06-2019

Phil Ivey has been referred to as the greatest poker competitor on the planet by many of the top pros. Phil was born in Riverside, CA and relocated to NJ before his first birthday. His grandpa taught Phil one cent-ante 5-Card Stud poker. From that point on, Phil was hooked on poker and wished to pickup anything he could about poker. He routinely told his elders that he was planning on being a professional poker player. Phil didn’t let the adverse feedback from other people destroy his dream of becoming one of the greatest poker competitors in the world.

He began competing intently after getting a false ID with the name of Jerome. He sharpened his abilities at the casinos in Atlantic City. The first few years for Phil were a learning period and winning was not a regular outcome at the time. Phil made his mark at the 2000 World Series of Poker when he achieved 2 final tables and came away with his 1st WSOP bracelet, in a $2, 500 Pot-Limit Omaha event. At the final table he defeated quite a few of the better known professionals including but not limited to "Amarillo Slim" Preston, David "Devilfish" Ulliot, and Phil Hellmuth, Jr.

He made a decision to take his game to the successive level and headed out west to Sin City. He continues to play in "The Big Game" at the Bellagio with the best players in the world. Ivey credits his success to discipline and a continuing love for poker. Phil states that he’s learning every day and is quite humble about his achievements. He admits to making errors in each game of poker and constantly strives to get better.

Although Phil has come first in some big-time tournaments, he likes winning cash games on a normal basis.

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