Phil Ivey has been labeled as the greatest poker competitor on the globe by many of the top professionals. Phil Ivey was born in Riverside, CA and relocated to NJ before reaching turning one. His grandpa taught Phil penny-ante Five-Card Stud poker. From then on on, he was addicted to poker and wished to discover whatever he could about poker. Phil would tell his elders that he was going to be a professional poker player. Phil didn’t permit the negative comments from other people destroy his goal of becoming one of the best poker competitors on the planet.

He started competing seriously after getting a fake ID by the name of Jerome. He honed his abilities at the poker rooms of Atlantic City. The initial few years for him were a teaching experience and coming away with a win wasn’t a regular outcome at the time. Phil became known at the 2000 WSOP where he made two final tables and won his first World Series of Poker bracelet, in a $2, five hundred Pot-Limit Omaha match. At the final table he destroyed a number of the well known pros including "Amarillo Slim" Preston, David "Devilfish" Ulliot, and Phil Hellmuth, Jr.

He decided to take his skills to the successive level and headed out west to Las Vegas. Phil continues to compete in in "The Big Game" at the Bellagio with the greatest players on the planet. Phil credits his success to dedication and an immeasurable passion for poker. Phil says that he’s learning every day and is quite abashed about his achievements. He knows he makes mistakes every single session of poker and constantly aspires to improve.

Despite the fact that Phil has won some big-time tournaments, he likes destroying cash games on a normal basis.