Phil Ivey has been referred to as the greatest poker contender on the planet by quite a few of the top-ranked professionals. Phil Ivey was born in Riverside, CA and relocated to New Jersey before reaching turning 1. His papa taught Phil penny-ante Five-Card Stud poker. From then on on, Phil was addicted to poker and wanted to learn every little thing he possibly could about the game. He would tell his grandparents that he wanted to be a professional poker player. Phil did not permit the adverse feedback from others annihilate his goal of being one of the strongest poker players on the planet.
Phil began playing intently after getting a fake ID by the name of Jerome. He honed his abilities at the casinos of Atlantic City. The first number of years for him were a learning opportunity and winning was not a normal outcome at the time. He made his mark at the 2000 World Series of Poker where he achieved two final tables and came away with his first World Series of Poker bracelet, in a two dollar, 500 Pot-Limit Omaha event. At the last table he destroyed many of the well known professionals including but not limited to "Amarillo Slim" Preston, David "Devilfish" Ulliot, and Phil Hellmuth, Jr.
Phil made a decision to take his game to the next level and moved out west to Vegas. He continues to participate in in "The Big Game" at the Bellagio with the best players on the planet. Phil credits his success to hard work and a continuing passion for poker. He states that he is picking up skills every single day and is quite abashed about his achievements. He admits to making errors every single session of poker and constantly aspires to get better.
Despite the fact that Phil has come first in some large tournaments, he favors winning money games on a normal basis.