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NL Texas Holdem Poker- Who is Phil Ivey?

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Phil Ivey has been branded as the best poker contender in the world by many of the top pros. He was born in Riverside, CA and relocated to Jersey before his first birthday. His grandpa taught Phil penny-ante Five-Card Stud poker. From that point on, Phil was hooked on poker and wanted to discover whatever he possibly could about poker. Phil would tell his elders that he was going to be a professional poker player. Phil did not let the detrimental comments from others annihilate his goal of becoming one of the greatest poker competitors in the world.

Phil began playing seriously after acquiring a false ID by the name of Jerome. He practiced his abilities at the casinos of Atlantic City. The first few years for Phil were a learning period and coming away with a win wasn't a normal thing at the time. Phil became known at the 2000 World Series of Poker where he achieved two final tables and won his 1st World Series of Poker bracelet, in a two dollar, 500 Pot-Limit Omaha game. At the last table he destroyed quite a few of the well known pros which includes "Amarillo Slim" Preston, David "Devilfish" Ulliot, and Phil Hellmuth, Jr.

He made a decision to take his game to the successive level and moved out west to Sin City. He continues to participate in in "The Big Game" at the Bellagio with the greatest players on the planet. Ivey credits his success to dedication and an eternal passion for the game of poker. He says that he's learning every single day and is quite humble about his accomplishments. Phil knows he makes mistakes every single session of poker and always aspires to get better.

Even though Ivey has come first in some big tournaments, he prefers winning cash games on a regular basis.

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