NL Texas Hold’em Poker- Who is Phil Ivey?


Posted by Angelique | Posted in Holdem | Posted on 05-09-2023

Phil Ivey has been labeled as the best poker contender on the planet by quite a few of the top pros. Phil Ivey was born in Riverside, CA and relocated to New Jersey before his first birthday. His grandfather introduced him to penny-ante 5-Card Stud poker. From then on on, Phil was addicted to poker and wanted to pickup whatever he could about poker. Phil routinely would tell his elders that he was going to be a professional poker player. He did not allow the adverse feedback from other people annihilate his ambition of becoming one of the strongest poker competitors on the planet.

He began competing seriously after getting a fake ID by the name of Jerome. He practiced his skills at the poker rooms in Atlantic City. The beginning few years for Phil were a teaching period and coming away with a win was not a common thing at the time. He became known at the 2000 WSOP when he achieved 2 final tables and came away with his first WSOP bracelet, in a two dollar, five hundred Pot-Limit Omaha game. At the final table he destroyed many of the better known professionals including but not limited to "Amarillo Slim" Preston, David "Devilfish" Ulliot, and Phil Hellmuth, Jr.

He decided to take his game to the successive level and headed out west to Las Vegas. He continues to participate in in "The Big Game" at the Bellagio with the best players in the world. Phil credits his achievements to hard work and an immeasurable love for poker. Phil states that he is learning every day and is quite humble about his achievements. He knows he makes blunders every single session of poker and always aspires to get better.

Despite the fact that Phil has won some large tournaments, he favors winning money games on a normal basis.

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