No-Limit Holdem Poker- Who is Phil Ivey?

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Phil Ivey has been labeled as the greatest poker player on the globe by most of the top-ranked pros. Phil was born in Riverside, CA and moved to Jersey before reaching the age of 1. His papa taught Phil one cent-ante 5-Card Stud poker. From that point on, he was addicted to poker and wanted to learn every little thing he possibly could about the game. Phil would tell his elders that he was planning on being a professional poker player. Phil did not allow the negative comments from other people annihilate his ambition of being one of the greatest poker players in the world.

Phil started competing intently after getting a false ID with the name of Jerome. He honed his game at the casinos in Atlantic City. The beginning few years for Phil were a teaching opportunity and winning wasn’t a normal outcome at the time. He became known at the 2000 WSOP where he made two final tables and won his 1st WSOP bracelet, in a $2, 500 Pot-Limit Omaha game. At the final table he defeated many of the well known professionals including but not limited to "Amarillo Slim" Preston, David "Devilfish" Ulliot, and Phil Hellmuth, Jr.

Phil made a decision to take his game to the next level and headed out west to Sin City. Phil continues to participate in in "The Big Game" at the Bellagio with the greatest players on the planet. Phil credits his achievements to dedication and an undying passion for poker. Phil says that he is picking up skills every single day and is quite abashed about his achievements. Phil admits to making errors in each game of poker and constantly aspires to get better.

Despite the fact that Phil has come first in some large tournaments, he likes destroying money games on a normal basis.

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