Hometown: South Lake Tahoe
Country of Origin: United States
Phil Gordon grew up in Stone Mountain, Georgia. He graduated from college at the age of 20, and was working for the government at an artificial-intelligence company at 21. He then went to work for NETSYS Technologies, which was sold to Cisco Systems for $95 million.
A World Series of Poker bracelet has thus far eluded him. However, he has made several WSOP final tables, including a fourth-place finish in the 2001 main event, third in an Omaha eight-or-better event, and third in the 2005 $1,500 no-limit hold'em shootout event. He won a World Poker Tour title in the 2004 Bay 101 Shooting Star tournament by knocking two players out in one hand.
He represents Team Full Tilt. Poker literature is also a facet of Gordon's career. He has written Poker: The Real Deal, Phil Gordon's "Little Green Book: Lessons and Teaching in No-limit Texas Hold'em," and Phil Gordon's "Little Blue Book: More Lessons and Hand Analysis in No-limit Hold'em."