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Phil Ivey has been branded as the best poker competitor in the world by most of the top-ranked professionals. Phil Ivey was born in Riverside, CA and relocated to Jersey before reaching turning 1. His grandfather taught him one cent-ante Five-Card Stud poker. From that point on, he was addicted to poker and wanted to pickup whatever he possibly could about poker. Phil routinely would tell his parents that he was going to be a professional poker player. Phil didn’t permit the negative feedback from other people kill his goal of being one of the greatest poker competitors in the world.

He began competing intently after acquiring a false ID by the name of Jerome. He sharpened his techniques at the casinos of Atlantic City. The beginning number of years for him were a learning period and winning was not a regular outcome at the time. Phil made his mark at the 2000 World Series of Poker when he made two final tables and came away with his first WSOP bracelet, in a two dollar, five hundred Pot-Limit Omaha game. At the final table he destroyed many 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 next level and headed out west to Las Vegas. Phil continues to compete in in "The Big Game" at the Bellagio with the greatest players in the world. Ivey credits his achievements to discipline and an eternal love for the game of poker. He says that he’s picking up skills every single day and is quite abashed about his achievements. He knows he makes errors every single session of poker and always strives to improve.

Although Ivey has won some large tournaments, he prefers winning money games on a normal basis.