Phil Ivey has been labeled as the greatest poker contender on the globe by many of the top-ranked professionals. Phil Ivey was born in Riverside, CA and moved to NJ before reaching the age of 1. His papa taught Phil penny-ante Five-Card Stud poker. From that point on, Phil was hooked on poker and wished to discover every little thing he could about poker. He routinely told his elders that he wanted to be a professional poker player. Phil did not let the detrimental feedback from other people destroy his goal of becoming one of the strongest poker players in the world.
He started playing intently after getting a fake ID with the name of Jerome. He sharpened his skills at the casinos of Atlantic City. The initial number of years for him were a teaching experience and coming away with a win wasn’t a common thing at the time. Phil became known at the 2000 WSOP when he achieved two final tables and won his 1st World Series of Poker bracelet, in a $2, five hundred Pot-Limit Omaha game. At the last table he defeated many of the better known pros which includes "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. He continues to compete in in "The Big Game" at the Bellagio with the best players in the world. Ivey credits his success to hard work and an immeasurable passion for poker. He states that he’s learning every day and is incredibly humble about his achievements. He admits to making blunders every single session of poker and constantly strives to improve.
Despite the fact that Phil has come first in some big-time tournaments, he prefers winning cash games on a normal basis.