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NL Hold’em Poker- Who is Phil Ivey?

October 13th, 2016 Leave a comment Go to comments
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Phil Ivey has been branded as the best poker player in the world by quite a few of the top-ranked professionals. He was born in Riverside, CA and relocated to New Jersey before reaching turning 1. His papa introduced him to penny-ante Five-Card Stud poker. From that point on, Phil was hooked on poker and wished to discover anything he could about the game. Phil routinely told his parents that he wanted to be a professional poker player. Phil did not permit the adverse feedback from others annihilate his goal of becoming one of the strongest poker competitors in the world.

Phil started playing seriously after acquiring a fake ID with the name of Jerome. He sharpened his techniques at the casinos in Atlantic City. The initial number of years for him were a learning experience and winning was not a common thing at the time. Phil became known at the 2000 WSOP where he made 2 final tables and won his first World Series of Poker bracelet, in a two dollar, five hundred Pot-Limit Omaha game. At the closing table he defeated a number of the better known pros including "Amarillo Slim" Preston, David "Devilfish" Ulliot, and Phil Hellmuth, Jr.

He made a decision to take his skills to the successive level and moved out west to Sin City. He continues to play in "The Big Game" at the Bellagio with the best players in the world. Phil credits his achievements to discipline and a continuing love for poker. Phil states that he is picking up skills every day and is incredibly abashed about his accomplishments. He knows he makes errors every single session of poker and constantly strives to get better.

Although Phil has won some large tournaments, he prefers destroying money games on a normal basis.

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