Phil Ivey has been labeled as the best poker player on the globe by most of the top professionals. He was born in Riverside, CA and relocated to Jersey before reaching turning one. His papa taught him one cent-ante Five-Card Stud poker. From then on on, he was hooked on poker and wished to learn everything he could about poker. He routinely told his elders that he was planning on being a professional poker player. He didn’t permit the adverse feedback from others destroy his dream of being one of the strongest poker players on the planet.

He started competing seriously after acquiring a false ID with the name of Jerome. He practiced his abilities at the casinos of Atlantic City. The first number of years for Phil were a learning period and winning was not a regular outcome at the time. He made his mark 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 two dollar, five hundred Pot-Limit Omaha game. At the final 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.

Phil decided to take his skills to the successive level and moved out west to Las 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 dedication and an immeasurable passion for the game of poker. Phil says that he is learning every single day and is very humble about his success. He admits to making blunders in each session of poker and constantly strives to get better.

Even though Phil has won some large tournaments, he favors destroying money games on a regular basis.