Phil Ivey has been labeled as the best poker competitor in the world by quite a few of the top pros. Phil Ivey was born in Riverside, CA and relocated to Jersey before reaching the age of 1. His grandpa showed him to one cent-ante Five-Card Stud poker. From then on on, Phil was hooked on poker and wished to discover whatever he could about the game. Phil routinely told his parents that he wanted to be a professional poker player. He did not allow the negative comments from other people kill his ambition of being one of the greatest poker players in the world.

Phil began playing intently after getting a fake ID with the name of Jerome. He practiced his abilities at the poker rooms in Atlantic City. The beginning few years for him were a learning opportunity and coming away with a win wasn’t a common thing at the time. Phil became known at the 2000 World Series of Poker where he achieved 2 final tables and won his first WSOP bracelet, in a two dollar, 500 Pot-Limit Omaha event. At the closing table he defeated quite a few of the well known pros which includes "Amarillo Slim" Preston, David "Devilfish" Ulliot, and Phil Hellmuth, Jr.

Phil made a decision to take his skills to the successive level and headed out west to Vegas. He continues to compete in in "The Big Game" at the Bellagio with the greatest players on the planet. Phil credits his success to discipline and a continuing love for the game of poker. He states that he’s picking up skills every day and is very humble about his accomplishments. Phil admits to making errors in each session of poker and always strives to improve.

Despite the fact that Ivey has won some large tournaments, he favors destroying money games on a regular basis.

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