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NL Texas Holdem Poker- Who is Phil Ivey?

Phil Ivey has been referred to as the number one poker competitor on the globe by quite a few of the top professionals. He was born in Riverside, CA and moved to NJ before reaching the age of one. His grandfather taught Phil penny-ante Five-Card Stud poker. From that point on, he was hooked on poker and wished to pickup anything he could about the game. Phil routinely told his elders that he was going to be a professional poker player. He didn’t allow the adverse feedback from others annihilate his goal of becoming one of the strongest poker competitors on the planet.

Phil began competing intently after acquiring a fake ID with the name of Jerome. He honed his techniques at the casinos of Atlantic City. The initial few years for Phil were a learning period and winning was not a common outcome at the time. He made his mark at the 2000 World Series of Poker where he made 2 final tables and won his 1st World Series of Poker bracelet, in a $2, 500 Pot-Limit Omaha game. At the final table he destroyed quite a few of the well known professionals including "Amarillo Slim" Preston, David "Devilfish" Ulliot, and Phil Hellmuth, Jr.

He decided to take his game to the next level and headed out west to Sin City. He continues to compete in in "The Big Game" at the Bellagio with the greatest players in the world. Phil credits his success to dedication and an eternal passion for poker. Phil states that he’s picking up skills every day and is incredibly humble about his success. He admits to making blunders in each session of poker and always aspires to improve.

Despite the fact that Phil has come first in some large tournaments, he likes destroying money games on a regular basis.

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