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No-Limit Holdem Poker- Who is Phil Ivey?

Phil Ivey has been labeled as the best poker competitor in the world by most of the top-ranked pros. He was born in Riverside, CA and relocated to New Jersey before his first birthday. His grandpa taught him one cent-ante Five-Card Stud poker. From then on on, Phil was hooked on poker and wished to learn every little thing he possibly could about poker. Phil routinely told his elders that he wanted to be a professional poker player. He did not permit the adverse comments from other people destroy his ambition of becoming one of the greatest poker players in the world.

Phil started competing intently after getting a fake ID by the name of Jerome. He practiced his game at the poker rooms in Atlantic City. The first number of years for Phil were a learning opportunity and coming away with a win wasn’t a common thing at the time. He became known at the 2000 World Series of Poker where he made 2 final tables and came away with his 1st World Series of Poker bracelet, in a two dollar, 500 Pot-Limit Omaha match. At the closing table he destroyed many of the well known pros 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 successive level and moved out west to Sin City. Phil continues to compete in in "The Big Game" at the Bellagio with the greatest players in the world. Phil credits his success to hard work and an eternal passion for the game of poker. Phil says that he is learning every day and is very abashed about his achievements. Phil admits to making mistakes in each session of poker and constantly strives to get better.

Despite the fact that Ivey has won some big tournaments, he favors winning cash games on a normal basis.

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