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Phil Ivey has been branded as the best poker player in the world by most of the top-ranked professionals. Phil was born in Riverside, CA and relocated to New Jersey before his first birthday. His grandpa introduced him to penny-ante 5-Card Stud poker. From that point on, he was hooked on poker and wanted to discover every little thing he could about poker. Phil routinely would tell his elders that he wanted to be a professional poker player. He did not permit the negative comments from others destroy his dream of being one of the strongest poker players in the world.

Phil began playing intently after getting a false ID with the name of Jerome. He honed his skills at the poker rooms of Atlantic City. The first number of years for him were a teaching opportunity and winning wasn’t a common thing at the time. Phil became known at the 2000 WSOP when he made 2 final tables and won his 1st World Series of Poker bracelet, in a two dollar, 500 Pot-Limit Omaha match. At the final table he defeated many of the better known pros which includes "Amarillo Slim" Preston, David "Devilfish" Ulliot, and Phil Hellmuth, Jr.

Phil decided to take his game to the successive level and headed out west to Sin City. He continues to compete in in "The Big Game" at the Bellagio with the greatest players on the planet. Ivey credits his achievements to discipline and an immeasurable passion for the game of poker. He states that he is learning every day and is incredibly humble about his success. Phil knows he makes mistakes every single session of poker and always aspires to get better.

Despite the fact that Ivey has come first in some large tournaments, he likes winning cash games on a normal basis.