Phil Ivey has been branded as the best poker player on the globe by many of the top pros. Phil Ivey was born in Riverside, CA and moved to New Jersey before his first birthday. His grandpa taught him one cent-ante Five-Card Stud poker. From that point on, Phil was hooked on poker and wished to learn everything he could about poker. He routinely told his parents that he wanted to be a professional poker player. He did not permit the negative comments from other people annihilate his ambition of becoming one of the strongest poker competitors on the planet.

Phil started playing intently after acquiring a false ID by the name of Jerome. He sharpened his abilities at the poker rooms in Atlantic City. The initial few years for him were a teaching period and coming away with a win wasn’t a normal outcome at the time. He made his mark at the 2000 WSOP where he made two final tables and won his 1st WSOP bracelet, in a two dollar, 500 Pot-Limit Omaha game. At the final table he defeated many of the better known pros including "Amarillo Slim" Preston, David "Devilfish" Ulliot, and Phil Hellmuth, Jr.

He decided to take his game to the next level and headed out west to Sin City. He continues to participate in in "The Big Game" at the Bellagio with the greatest players on the planet. Phil credits his success to dedication and an immeasurable passion for poker. Phil says that he’s learning every day and is very humble about his success. He knows he makes errors every single game of poker and constantly aspires to get better.

Despite the fact that Ivey has won some big tournaments, he prefers winning money games on a normal basis.