Phil Ivey has been referred to as the greatest poker player on the globe by quite a few of the top professionals. Phil was born in Riverside, CA and moved to New Jersey before reaching the age of 1. His grandpa taught Phil one cent-ante 5-Card Stud poker. From that point on, he was addicted to poker and wished to pickup everything he could about the game. He routinely told his grandparents that he was going to be a professional poker player. Phil did not allow the negative feedback from other people annihilate his ambition of being one of the greatest poker players in the world.

Phil started competing seriously after getting a fake ID by the name of Jerome. He honed his game at the poker rooms of Atlantic City. The first number of years for him were a teaching experience and coming away with a win wasn’t a regular thing at the time. He made his mark at the 2000 WSOP when he achieved 2 final tables and won his 1st World Series of Poker bracelet, in a two dollar, five hundred Pot-Limit Omaha game. At the closing table he destroyed many of the well known pros including but not limited to "Amarillo Slim" Preston, David "Devilfish" Ulliot, and Phil Hellmuth, Jr.

He decided to take his game to the successive level and headed out west to Vegas. Phil continues to compete in in "The Big Game" at the Bellagio with the best players on the planet. Phil credits his achievements to hard work and an immeasurable passion for poker. Phil says that he is learning every single day and is quite abashed about his success. He knows he makes errors in each session of poker and always strives to improve.

Despite the fact that Phil has won some big-time tournaments, he likes destroying money games on a normal basis.