He continues to participate in in "The Big Game" at the Bellagio with the best players on the planet.
Ivey credits his achievements to dedication and an immeasurable love for the game of poker.
Phil says that he’s learning every day and is incredibly humble about his accomplishments.
He was born in Riverside, CA and relocated to NJ before reaching turning 1.
His papa taught Phil one cent-ante Five-Card Stud poker.
From that point on, Phil was hooked on poker and wished to learn anything he possibly could about poker.
He routinely told his parents that he wanted to be a professional poker player.
Phil did not permit the negative comments from others annihilate his goal of being one of the greatest poker competitors in the world.
He started playing intently after getting a fake ID with the name of Jerome.
He sharpened his techniques at the casinos in Atlantic City.
The beginning few years for Phil were a learning period and winning wasn’t a regular thing at the time.
Phil became known at the 2000 WSOP when he made two final tables and came away with his 1st WSOP bracelet, in a , five hundred Pot-Limit Omaha match.