Phil Ivey has been labeled as the number one poker competitor on the planet by many of the top-ranked professionals. Phil was born in Riverside, CA and relocated to New Jersey before reaching turning 1. His grandfather taught Phil penny-ante Five-Card Stud poker. From then on on, he was hooked on poker and wanted to learn whatever he possibly could about poker. He would tell his grandparents that he wanted to be a professional poker player. He didn’t permit the detrimental feedback from others annihilate his ambition of being one of the strongest poker players on the planet.
Phil started playing intently after acquiring a false ID by the name of Jerome. He honed his abilities at the casinos in Atlantic City. The initial few years for Phil were a teaching opportunity and winning wasn’t a common thing at the time. Phil made his mark at the 2000 WSOP where he achieved two final tables and won his 1st WSOP bracelet, in a $2, five hundred Pot-Limit Omaha match. At the last table he defeated quite a few of the well known pros which includes "Amarillo Slim" Preston, David "Devilfish" Ulliot, and Phil Hellmuth, Jr.
Phil made a decision to take his skills to the successive level and headed out west to Vegas. Phil continues to compete in in "The Big Game" at the Bellagio with the greatest players on the planet. Ivey credits his success to dedication and a continuing love for the game of poker. Phil says that he is learning every day and is quite abashed about his achievements. Phil knows he makes blunders every single game of poker and always strives to get better.
Despite the fact that Ivey has come first in some big tournaments, he favors destroying money games on a normal basis.