NL Hold’em Poker- Who is Phil Ivey?

Thursday, 20. February 2020

Phil Ivey has been labeled as the best poker player in the world by most of the top pros. He was born in Riverside, CA and relocated to New Jersey before reaching turning one. His grandpa taught him one cent-ante Five-Card Stud poker. From then on on, he was addicted to poker and wished to discover anything he could about the game. He routinely would tell his parents that he wanted to be a professional poker player. He did not allow the adverse feedback from others destroy his ambition of becoming one of the best poker competitors on the planet.

He started competing intently after getting a false ID by the name of Jerome. He practiced his game at the casinos in Atlantic City. The initial few years for him were a teaching opportunity and coming away with a win wasn’t a normal thing at the time. Phil made his mark at the 2000 WSOP when he achieved two final tables and won his first World Series of Poker bracelet, in a two dollar, five hundred Pot-Limit Omaha match. At the last table he destroyed many of the well known professionals which includes "Amarillo Slim" Preston, David "Devilfish" Ulliot, and Phil Hellmuth, Jr.

He made a decision to take his game to the next level and moved out west to Vegas. Phil continues to compete in in "The Big Game" at the Bellagio with the greatest players on the planet. Phil credits his success to discipline and an eternal love for the game of poker. He states that he’s picking up skills every day and is incredibly abashed about his accomplishments. Phil admits to making mistakes in each session of poker and always strives to get better.

Despite the fact that Ivey has won some large tournaments, he likes destroying cash games on a regular basis.

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