No-Limit Texas Holdem Poker- Who is Phil Ivey?

Phil Ivey has been branded as the greatest poker player on the planet by quite a few of the top professionals. He was born in Riverside, CA and moved to Jersey before his first birthday. His papa introduced him to one cent-ante 5-Card Stud poker. From then on on, he was hooked on poker and wished to discover whatever he could about the game. He routinely told his parents that he was going to be a professional poker player. He didn’t permit the negative comments from others annihilate his goal of being one of the greatest poker players in the world.

Phil started playing seriously after getting a fake ID by the name of Jerome. He honed his game at the poker rooms in Atlantic City. The initial number of years for him were a teaching period and winning wasn’t a normal outcome at the time. Phil became known at the 2000 WSOP when he made two final tables and won his first World Series of Poker bracelet, in a $2, five hundred Pot-Limit Omaha event. At the last table he destroyed a number of the better known pros including "Amarillo Slim" Preston, David "Devilfish" Ulliot, and Phil Hellmuth, Jr.

Phil decided to take his game to the successive level and moved out west to Vegas. He continues to participate in in "The Big Game" at the Bellagio with the greatest players in the world. Ivey credits his success to discipline and an eternal passion for poker. He states that he’s picking up skills every day and is very humble about his achievements. He knows he makes errors every single session of poker and always aspires to improve.

Even though Ivey has won some big tournaments, he likes destroying cash games on a regular basis.

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