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Phil Ivey has been labeled as the best poker contender in the world by many of the top professionals. Phil Ivey was born in Riverside, CA and relocated to Jersey before reaching the age of one. His papa taught Phil one cent-ante Five-Card Stud poker. From then on on, he was hooked on poker and wanted to discover anything he possibly could about poker. He routinely told his elders that he was going to be a professional poker player. Phil did not permit the negative feedback from others annihilate his ambition of being one of the greatest poker competitors on the planet.

Phil started playing seriously after getting a fake ID by the name of Jerome. He practiced his techniques at the poker rooms of Atlantic City. The beginning few years for Phil were a learning opportunity and winning wasn’t a normal outcome at the time. Phil became known at the 2000 World Series of Poker when he made two final tables and came away with his 1st World Series of Poker bracelet, in a $2, five hundred Pot-Limit Omaha match. At the closing table he destroyed a number of the better known pros including "Amarillo Slim" Preston, David "Devilfish" Ulliot, and Phil Hellmuth, Jr.

Phil decided to take his skills to the successive level and headed out west to Sin City. He continues to compete in in "The Big Game" at the Bellagio with the best players in the world. Phil credits his achievements to discipline and a continuing passion for poker. Phil says that he is picking up skills every single day and is quite abashed about his success. Phil knows he makes mistakes every single session of poker and always strives to improve.

Despite the fact that Phil has won some big tournaments, he likes winning money games on a regular basis.