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Poker Star: Phil Ivey

Poker Star: Phil Ivey
Today's poker star is the Californian Phil Ivey; know his story.
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Born on February 1, 1976, in Riverside, California, United States, Phillip Dennis Ivey Jr. carries on his journey a great fortune of more than $ 25 million related to poker. However, Phil Ivey's history with poker started early in his childhood. At the time, his grandfather taught him to play poker and since then the young Californian has only developed further in the game.

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At 16, Phil started playing more seriously, involving money during his gambling. In this period, the young man started to play in an amateur way, since at that time Phil could not support himself only as a player. In the meantime, the Californian also worked for a telemarketing operator, and reconciled the activity with his amateur poker game.

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In the early 2000s, Phil Ivey decided to start participating in the World Poker Tour series of tournaments, winning his first bracelet in the $ 2,500 Omaha Pot Limit event. The title and the amount acquired soon led the player on a road of success in poker. After that, Phil was present in 2002 at the events S.H.O.E., Seven-Card Stud Hi-Lo and H.O.R.SE, where he took three more bracelets to the shelf. In 2005, the American won another bracelet at the Pot Limit Omaha event and was elected the best poker player of the year.
Among all this, the first final table of the World Poker Tour that Phil Ivey participated in earned the player an amount of approximately US $ 195.000. After that period, Phil's wallet only made him accumulate money, even winning prizes of US $ 1,596,100.00. However, it was not only on the World Poker Tour that Phil lived. The player also did well during the World Series of Poker, where he won most of his bracelets.
All of Phil's achievements earned him the title of youngest player to win 10 bracelets in the World Series of Poker. In addition, the player is also a record holder for final tables on the World Poker Tour. Phil Ivey's fortune is currently priced at approximately $ 26.3 million.

He now plays at the biggest online poker house in the world, PokerStars!

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