Phil Ivey has been branded as the best poker competitor on the globe by most of the top pros. Phil was born in Riverside, CA and moved to New Jersey before reaching the age of 1. His papa taught Phil one cent-ante 5-Card Stud poker. From then on on, he was hooked on poker and wished to pickup every little thing he could about the game. Phil would tell his grandparents that he wanted to be a professional poker player. He didn’t permit the detrimental feedback from other people annihilate his dream of being one of the best poker players on the planet.

He started competing intently after acquiring a false ID by the name of Jerome. He practiced his abilities at the poker rooms of Atlantic City. The first few years for him were a learning opportunity and coming away with a win wasn’t a common outcome at the time. He became known at the 2000 WSOP when he made two final tables and came away with his 1st WSOP bracelet, in a $2, 500 Pot-Limit Omaha match. At the last table he defeated a number of the well known pros including but not limited to "Amarillo Slim" Preston, David "Devilfish" Ulliot, and Phil Hellmuth, Jr.

Phil decided to take his game to the next level and moved out west to Las Vegas. He continues to play in "The Big Game" at the Bellagio with the greatest players in the world. Phil credits his achievements to hard work and an undying passion for poker. He says that he is picking up skills every day and is incredibly abashed about his success. He admits to making errors every single session of poker and always aspires to get better.

Although Phil has come first in some big tournaments, he favors destroying cash games on a regular basis.