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

    Phil Ivey has been referred to as the number one poker competitor in the world by quite a few of the top professionals. Phil Ivey was born in Riverside, CA and moved to Jersey before his first birthday. His papa introduced him to one cent-ante Five-Card Stud poker. From then on on, Phil was addicted to poker and wanted to pickup whatever he could about poker. He routinely told his parents that he was planning on being a professional poker player. Phil did not allow the detrimental comments from others annihilate his dream of becoming one of the greatest poker players in the world.

    He started competing seriously after getting a false ID by the name of Jerome. He sharpened his abilities at the poker rooms in Atlantic City. The beginning few years for him were a teaching opportunity and coming away with a win wasn’t a regular outcome at the time. Phil made his mark at the 2000 WSOP where he achieved two final tables and won his first WSOP bracelet, in a two dollar, 500 Pot-Limit Omaha game. At the closing table he destroyed a number of the better known professionals including but not limited to "Amarillo Slim" Preston, David "Devilfish" Ulliot, and Phil Hellmuth, Jr.

    Phil decided to take his game to the next level and moved out west to Vegas. He continues to compete in in "The Big Game" at the Bellagio with the greatest players in the world. Phil credits his achievements to discipline and an eternal passion for the game of poker. He states that he’s picking up skills every single day and is incredibly abashed about his success. He admits to making blunders every single game of poker and always strives to get better.

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

     April 9th, 2016  Marlee   No comments

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