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Phil Ivey has been branded as the greatest poker contender on the globe by quite a few of the top-ranked pros. Phil Ivey was born in Riverside, CA and relocated to New Jersey before reaching turning one. His papa taught him penny-ante Five-Card Stud poker. From then on on, Phil was hooked on poker and wanted to pickup anything he could about poker. Phil routinely would tell his elders that he wanted to be a professional poker player. Phil didn’t permit the detrimental feedback from other people kill his dream of being one of the strongest poker competitors in the world.

He began playing intently after acquiring a false ID by the name of Jerome. He practiced his techniques at the casinos in Atlantic City. The first number of years for Phil were a teaching opportunity and coming away with a win was not a normal outcome at the time. Phil made his mark at the 2000 WSOP when 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 defeated quite a few of the better known pros which includes "Amarillo Slim" Preston, David "Devilfish" Ulliot, and Phil Hellmuth, Jr.

Phil decided to take his skills 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 best players on the planet. Ivey credits his achievements to discipline and an eternal passion for the game of poker. Phil states that he’s learning every day and is quite abashed about his success. Phil admits to making errors every single session of poker and always strives to get better.

Even though Ivey has won some big tournaments, he prefers winning cash games on a normal basis.