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No-Limit Texas Holdem Poker- Who is Phil Ivey?

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Phil Ivey has been referred to as the number one poker competitor in the world by quite a few of the top professionals. He was born in Riverside, CA and moved to NJ before reaching turning one. His grandfather taught him penny-ante 5-Card Stud poker. From that point on, he was addicted to poker and wanted to pickup anything he could about poker. He routinely told his elders that he was going to be a professional poker player. Phil didn't permit the detrimental comments from other people annihilate his dream of being one of the best poker players in the world.

He started competing seriously after getting a false ID with the name of Jerome. He sharpened his game at the poker rooms in Atlantic City. The beginning number of years for him were a teaching experience and coming away with a win wasn't a regular outcome at the time. He became known at the 2000 World Series of Poker when he achieved two final tables and won his first World Series of Poker bracelet, in a two dollar, 500 Pot-Limit Omaha match. At the last table he defeated a number of the well known professionals including "Amarillo Slim" Preston, David "Devilfish" Ulliot, and Phil Hellmuth, Jr.

He decided to take his skills to the next level and headed out west to Las Vegas. Phil continues to play in "The Big Game" at the Bellagio with the greatest players on the planet. Phil credits his success to hard work and a continuing passion for the game of poker. He states that he is picking up skills every day and is very humble about his success. Phil admits to making blunders every single game of poker and constantly aspires to improve.

Although Phil has come first in some big-time tournaments, he likes winning money games on a regular basis.

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