Phil Gordon is one of the most recognizable faces from the poker world and especially from the TV era of the past 5 years during the ‘poker boom’.
Gordon has achieved enormous things over the past 20 years. After earning his degree in computer science at Georgia Institute of Technology, he went on to become a millionaire during the internet boom of the 90′s.
He then spent the next five years travelling the world and amazingly travelled to over fifty countries in five continents and seeing sights that most of us can only dream of doing.
It was only when he returned to America after this 5 year trip of a lifetime that he turned his focus to poker.
The first major poker tournament he played in was at the 2000 World Series of Poker and during that year he cashed in two events. It was the following year at the 2001 WSOP that he was to really make his mark.
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In the 2001 WSOP No Limit Holdem event he finished an impressive fourth and collected a prize of about $400,000. As a result of this he was asked to appear on a documentary called ‘Inside the World Series of Poker’ and this was to be the start of a long and distinguished TV career.
He continued his tournament success by making a further two final table appearances at the 2002 WSOP in both Omaha and Limit Holdem events.
His next big TV appointment was when he was recruited to provide expert commentary at the 2003 World Series of Poker.
It was during 2004 that he got his first big tournament win when he won the World Poker Tour Bay 101 ‘Shooting Stars’ tournament and along with it $360,000. Phil then followed on from that with a further two WSOP final table appearances at the 2005 WSOP.
His total career tournament winnings up to the end of 2006 were over $1million.
Gordon continued with his TV career co-hosting the popular Celebrity Poker Showdown with Dave Foley and then went on to work with ESPN as the commentator for both the 2006 and 2007 Main Event live final table broadcasts.
He has also released a number of popular poker books and DVDs.
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Phil Gordon has been a member of FullTilt Poker‘s Team Full Tilt since the start and his celebrity status and poker ability makes him an integral part of the team.
Phil can be found exclusively playing online at the tables of Full Tilt Poker and will often play at lower than normal limits with his fans.
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