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NL Holdem Poker- Who is Phil Ivey?

Phil Ivey has been branded as the greatest poker contender on the globe by many of the top-ranked professionals. Phil Ivey was born in Riverside, CA and relocated to New Jersey before his first birthday. His grandfather introduced him to one cent-ante Five-Card Stud poker. From that point on, he was addicted to poker and wanted to pickup whatever he possibly could about the game. Phil routinely told his grandparents that he was planning on being a professional poker player. Phil didn’t allow the detrimental feedback from other people annihilate his dream of becoming one of the strongest poker players on the planet.

He began playing seriously after acquiring a fake ID with the name of Jerome. He sharpened his abilities at the casinos of Atlantic City. The first number of years for him were a teaching opportunity and coming away with a win wasn’t a normal thing at the time. He made his mark at the 2000 World Series of Poker where he made two final tables and won his 1st WSOP bracelet, in a $2, five hundred Pot-Limit Omaha game. At the closing table he destroyed a number of the well known professionals including but not limited to "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 play in "The Big Game" at the Bellagio with the greatest players in the world. Ivey credits his success to hard work and an undying love for the game of poker. Phil states that he is learning every single day and is quite abashed about his success. Phil admits to making mistakes every single session of poker and always strives to improve.

Despite the fact that Ivey has won some large tournaments, he prefers winning money games on a normal basis.

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