• NL Holdem Poker- Who is Phil Ivey?

    Phil Ivey has been labeled as the greatest poker contender in the world by most of the top pros. He was born in Riverside, CA and moved to NJ before his first birthday. His grandfather taught Phil one cent-ante Five-Card Stud poker. From that point on, Phil was hooked on poker and wanted to discover anything he could about poker. Phil routinely told his parents that he wanted to be a professional poker player. Phil didn’t permit the negative comments from others destroy his dream of being one of the greatest poker players on the planet.

    Phil started playing intently after getting a fake ID with the name of Jerome. He practiced his game at the poker rooms of Atlantic City. The beginning number of years for him were a learning period and winning wasn’t a regular outcome at the time. He made his mark at the 2000 WSOP where he made two final tables and won his 1st WSOP bracelet, in a two dollar, five hundred Pot-Limit Omaha match. At the final table he destroyed a number of the better known professionals which includes "Amarillo Slim" Preston, David "Devilfish" Ulliot, and Phil Hellmuth, Jr.

    He decided to take his skills to the next level and headed out west to Las Vegas. Phil continues to play in "The Big Game" at the Bellagio with the best players on the planet. Ivey credits his achievements to discipline and an immeasurable passion for poker. Phil states that he is picking up skills every day and is incredibly abashed about his success. Phil knows he makes blunders every single session of poker and constantly aspires to get better.

    Even though Phil has won some big tournaments, he prefers winning money games on a regular basis.

     August 22nd, 2023  Marlee   No comments

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