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Born in South Dakota and brought up in Montana, Layne Flack had a very analytical mind right from his childhood and this is the reason why he enjoyed the game of poker so much that he decided to make a career out of it. He learnt to hold cards and play various games from his grandparents in his early childhood and there has been no looking back since then. His childhood memories comprises of cards and games like pinochle and other such games. After his graduation from high school, he took up a job at the local casino, where he worked as a poker dealer.
It was during his job that he learnt the tricks of poker and finally found his forte for the game and understood the tricks so that he could go on to win the big games. He would go to other casinos in the city to practice his game and master the art. This is where he would be on the other side of the table and he would put into practice all the tricks which he would have learnt throughout the week. This is where he earned money and there came a time when he quit his job and started playing the game full time.
He began his career as a professional poker player in the year 1993 where he shifted to Reno and this is where he started his winning streak. From one place to another, he started playing and winning and this is the reason why he has been the most sought after player of the decade. He moved on to the hub of casinos, Las Vegas and this is where he found great success. He learnt the tricks and pointers of the game from the professional players and this was when he started playing at the major tables.
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Born day of Phil Gordon is 6th July, 1970. He got his graduation degree in the computer science from Georgia Tech, and he joined a startup company as an employee. Phil traveled over the many of the different countries around the world near about 50 countries and about 6 different continents.
Phil achieved his first major winning success in the year 2001, by standing finished at 4th place at the WSOP Main Event. In the very same year, Phil achieved two more success by finishing 3rd at an Omaha Hi-Lo event and standing 6th at a Pot Limit Holdem event. Later on, he won in the WPT inaugural tournament the professional division held at Aruba; but could not win amateur division from champion held at Juha Hellpi. Phil works as an expert analysis, for one of the live internet show Binion’s Horseshoe and even represents daily action reports on radio. In the event World Poker Tour Bay 101 Shooting Starts, to win the event he eliminated his two of the opponents in same hand. Many of the professionals placed bounties on their head in this same event, whereas Phil successfully earned a bounty after eliminating Chris Moneymaker in the WSOP Main Event Champion on the final handed round.
Phil use to handle a show of Bravo’s Celebrity Poker Showdown as a commenter; he use to do his job in an expert manner. But in the year 2006, Phil Hellmuth took away this job from him. Phil wrote two books on poker, Poker: The Real Deal and Phil Gordon’s Little; and Green Book: Lessons and Teachings in No Limit Hold’Em. He had even released one of his DVD titled, Final Table Poker. Phil uses a screen name of “Phil Gordon” on the Full Tilt Poker, and he often found seen playing online poker games. He lives in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Texas Hold’em has become one of the most popular poker games in the world, based upon the number of casinos and game web sites that offer it.
The game’s position as the centerpiece of the World Series of Poker and the rise in the number of TV shows that cover poker events have contributed to this increase. But TV shows and internet availability alone do not explain the game’s popularity. Read more »