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Phil Ivey has been labeled as the best poker competitor on the globe by quite a few of the top-ranked pros. He was born in Riverside, CA and moved to Jersey before his first birthday. His papa taught him one cent-ante Five-Card Stud poker. From then on on, he was hooked on poker and wished to discover everything he possibly could about poker. Phil routinely would tell his parents that he wanted to be a professional poker player. Phil did not allow the negative feedback from other people destroy his goal of being one of the strongest poker competitors on the planet.

He started competing intently after acquiring a false ID with the name of Jerome. He sharpened his techniques at the casinos in Atlantic City. The first number of years for Phil were a learning opportunity and winning wasn’t a normal thing at the time. Phil made his mark at the 2000 WSOP where he made two final tables and won his 1st World Series of Poker bracelet, in a $2, five hundred Pot-Limit Omaha game. At the final table he destroyed a number of the better known pros including "Amarillo Slim" Preston, David "Devilfish" Ulliot, and Phil Hellmuth, Jr.

He made a decision to take his game to the next level and moved out west to Sin City. He continues to play in "The Big Game" at the Bellagio with the best players in the world. Phil credits his success to dedication and a continuing passion for poker. Phil says that he’s picking up skills every single day and is incredibly humble about his accomplishments. He admits to making blunders every single game of poker and always aspires to get better.

Although Ivey has won some big tournaments, he favors winning cash games on a normal basis.