Phil GordonPhil Gordon has won more than one million dollars in poker tournaments since taking the poker world by storm in the 2001 World Series of Poker championship event where he finished 4th and won $400,000 as well as a spot on the Travel Channel documentary (Inside the World Series of Poker).
Location: Las Vegas, CA, United States
Total Winnings: $1,436,218 (Includes all tournament winnings)
First Place Finishes: 2
Marital Status: Single
Started Playing Poker: Age 7, for pennies and keeps against my great aunt.
Favorite Poker Game: Pot Limit Omaha-Hi
Ambition: Enjoy life to the fullest and make the world a better place in the process.
Hobbies: Travel, bridge (professional), golf, sports, poker, playing piano
Favorite Movie: Shakespear in Love
Favorite Music: Cake
Favorite Place: Nungwi, Tanzania on the island of Zanzibar
Favorite Celebrity: Gwyneth Paltrow
Poker Players I Respect Most: Layne Flack, Danny N., Scotty and just about anyone who can make a living at the game, including Roy Cooke, Mason, Sklansky, Renner
If I could change anything in the world: More love, less ethnic hatred
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Phil Gordon has won more than one million dollars in poker tournaments since taking the poker world by storm in the 2001 World Series of Poker championship event where he finished 4th and won $400,000 as well as a spot on the Travel Channel documentary (Inside the World Series of Poker).
In 2002, Phil followed up his performance with two final table appearances, including a 6th place finish in Pot-Limit Hold'em, and a third place finish in Omaha 8/Better. In 2003, Phil led expert analysis for the World Series of Poker championship event for Binion's Horseshoe live internet broadcast as well as daily reports for a national radio audience on Sporting News Radio's Murray in the Morning show.
In March 2004, Phil won the World Poker Tour's "Bay 101 Shooting Stars" tournament in dramatic fashion and claimed the winning purse of $360,000. Phil's poker experiences have been chronicled in Cigar Aficionado, Chicago Public Radio's This American Life with Ira Glass, Smithsonian Magazine, CNBC's Squawk Box, Card Player Magazine, a classic episode of Blind Date, and many other publications throughout the world. Phil is also the author of Poker, the Real Deal and Phil Gordon’s Little Green Book.
Eugene Katchalov was born on February 21, 1981 in Kiev, Ukraine, but he moved with his family to Brooklyn, New York at the age of ten and lived his youth in the big city. He...