• NL Hold’em Poker- Who is Phil Ivey?

    Phil Ivey has been labeled as the greatest poker competitor in the world by most of the top-ranked pros. He was born in Riverside, CA and moved to Jersey before reaching turning one. His grandpa taught Phil penny-ante Five-Card Stud poker. From that point on, he was hooked on poker and wanted to learn every little thing he possibly could about poker. Phil routinely told his grandparents that he was planning on being a professional poker player. Phil didn’t allow the negative comments from others kill his goal of becoming one of the best poker competitors on the planet.

    He started competing intently after getting a fake ID by the name of Jerome. He sharpened his game at the poker rooms in Atlantic City. The beginning few years for Phil were a learning experience and winning wasn’t a normal outcome at the time. He became known at the 2000 World Series of Poker when he made 2 final tables and won his first WSOP bracelet, in a $2, 500 Pot-Limit Omaha game. At the closing table he defeated many of the well known pros including "Amarillo Slim" Preston, David "Devilfish" Ulliot, and Phil Hellmuth, Jr.

    Phil decided to take his skills to the next level and headed out west to Sin City. Phil continues to play in "The Big Game" at the Bellagio with the best players on the planet. Ivey credits his success to hard work and a continuing love for poker. He states that he’s picking up skills every single day and is incredibly humble about his success. He admits to making blunders every single game of poker and always strives to improve.

    Even though Phil has won some large tournaments, he likes destroying money games on a normal basis.

     November 5th, 2019  Armani   No comments

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