Phil Ivey has been labeled as the best poker competitor on the globe by quite a few of the top-ranked professionals. Phil was born in Riverside, CA and relocated to Jersey before reaching the age of one. His grandpa taught Phil one cent-ante 5-Card Stud poker. From that point on, Phil was hooked on poker and wished to pickup every little thing he possibly could about poker. Phil routinely would tell his parents that he wanted to be a professional poker player. Phil didn’t let the adverse feedback from others kill his ambition of becoming one of the best poker players in the world.
Phil began competing intently after acquiring a false ID by the name of Jerome. He sharpened his techniques at the casinos in Atlantic City. The beginning few years for Phil were a teaching opportunity and coming away with a win was not a regular thing at the time. He became known at the 2000 World Series of Poker when he made 2 final tables and came away with his first World Series of Poker bracelet, in a two dollar, five hundred Pot-Limit Omaha match. At the last table he destroyed a number of the better known pros including but not limited to "Amarillo Slim" Preston, David "Devilfish" Ulliot, and Phil Hellmuth, Jr.
He made a decision to take his skills to the successive level and moved out west to Sin City. He continues to compete in in "The Big Game" at the Bellagio with the best players in the world. Ivey credits his achievements to hard work and an eternal love for the game of poker. He states that he’s learning every single day and is quite abashed about his achievements. He admits to making blunders every single game of poker and always aspires to get better.
Even though Ivey has come first in some large tournaments, he favors destroying cash games on a normal basis.