Phil Ivey has been referred to as the greatest poker player on the planet by quite a few of the top-ranked pros. Phil Ivey was born in Riverside, CA and moved to Jersey before his first birthday. His grandfather taught Phil one cent-ante Five-Card Stud poker. From that point on, Phil was hooked on poker and wished to discover every little thing he possibly could about poker. Phil would tell his parents that he wanted to be a professional poker player. Phil didn’t allow the adverse comments from other people destroy his dream of being one of the greatest poker competitors on the planet.

He began competing seriously after getting a fake ID by the name of Jerome. He honed his abilities at the poker rooms in Atlantic City. The first few years for him were a teaching experience and coming away with a win wasn’t a normal thing at the time. He became known at the 2000 WSOP when he achieved 2 final tables and came away with his first World Series of Poker bracelet, in a $2, five hundred Pot-Limit Omaha game. At the final table he defeated a number of the well known pros including "Amarillo Slim" Preston, David "Devilfish" Ulliot, and Phil Hellmuth, Jr.

Phil made a decision to take his game to the successive level and headed out west to Sin City. Phil continues to compete in in "The Big Game" at the Bellagio with the greatest players on the planet. Phil credits his achievements to hard work and an immeasurable love for the game of poker. Phil states that he’s learning every day and is quite abashed about his achievements. Phil admits to making errors in each session of poker and always aspires to get better.

Despite the fact that Phil has won some big tournaments, he likes destroying cash games on a regular basis.