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A Review Of Phil Laak vs. Phillip Gordon

May 22, 2008
Phil Laak has been aptly named the 'Unabomber' because of his unique sense of style, this s famous poker players holds the reputation of being the one of the most successful players around the world.

Most of the poker players admit to the fact that whenever Laak comes to the table wearing his trademark sunglasses, he looks more like a Hollywood actor rather than a Poker Professional. Phil Laak has forever maintained that poker is his passion and not his profession throughout the years.

This man relies on reading the minds of his opponents before he goes in for the final kill. It is this quality of his that makes him so effective in the poker table. Although he is thoroughly involved in poker but previously he used to be sports bet broker. Nowadays he has an alternative career as a real estate developer and a market speculator.

Phil Laak is considered to be a newcomer compared to the veterans in this field who have been in the poker circles for ages, but the way he is jumping from one win to the other it is pretty evident that he is here to stay. It was in the year 1999 when Laak took up poker as profession and soon he excelled in the field so much so that now he is considered to be poker super star after spending less than a decade in the field.

His strange mannerisms are famous in the poker circuit; this man keeps hiding his face with his hands so that no one can read his expression at the table. He even celebrates his victories by dancing and performing push ups.

Phil Gordon has not yet earned a single bracelet in the World Series of Poker but he is a well known name in the poker industry. He started his career as a poker player in the year 2001 and the very same year he snatched the fourth place in the World Series of Poker Championship.

Phil Gordon got a graduate degree in Computer Science from Georgia Institute of Technologies before he was twenty years old. Phil Gordon is the member of the 'Tilt boys' and he has written quite a few books on the game of poker. Phil Gordon is also the Board member of the Cancer Research and Prevention Foundation.

Phil Gordon has raised his funds by writing a tip booklet that he wrote for Celebrity Poker Showdown contestants, he has been supporting the charity since he started his Ultimate Sports Adventure Fundraising Tour in the year 2003-2004.

Phil Gordon is also known as the nice guy in the poker circuits for his nice behavior on the poker table, he is well known for his knowledge about the game. Besides, he has also written for various sports magazines and some other poker magazines, he is regular column writer for ESPN.

He is an enigmatic personality both at the table of poker as well as off the table and his fame is far reaching even though he has started his career a few years back.
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