Phil Gordon hosted the first season of the Celebrity Poker Showdown. Phil is one of the best poker teachers in the world, the chat below shows that he takes pride in his quest to teach.
Phil Gordon Interview Published June 7, 2006
Intro by Eric Sprague:
We are very thankful that Phil took some time to join us in our chat room. Here is the transcript for those of you who missed it.
10:25:42 pm : Setzy : hi!
10:25:43 pm : w32e1 : Yayy
10:25:45 pm : Ravageur : Welcome!
10:25:51 pm : Triptan3s : i see
10:25:59 pm : Phil Gordon : sorry I'm late...
10:26:01 pm : Eric : Welcome Phil!
10:26:04 pm : w32e1 : Sign my breast !
10:26:07 pm : Eric : We have some prepared questions first
10:26:09 pm : w32e1 : just kidding..
10:26:10 pm : Setzy : lol
10:26:18 pm : Phil Gordon : U____Phil Gordon_____U
10:26:20 pm : Setzy : ok i'm shuttin up
10:26:22 pm : Eric : Your https://www.clientcart.com/secure/_Las%20Vegas%20Academy.html Las Vegas Academy is coming up on June 24th. What made you and Andy decide to do this? Why is the price so low compared to other seminars?
10:26:25 pm : Ravageur : lol
10:26:43 pm : Phil Gordon : well, I think the other camps are rip offs, esp the WPT Bootcamp
10:26:58 pm : Eric : In the Final Table Poker DVD you mention that Chris Ferguson has given you good advice. One example is when he told you to study the impact of big events on the dynamics of a final table. From talking poker with other pros do you have more tips that can be relayed to online players?
10:27:06 pm : Phil Gordon : I love teaching, and I am ready to bring the Best Poker and blackjack lessons possible to people at an affordable price
10:27:19 pm : Phil Gordon : 1) Play Aggressively
10:27:31 pm : Phil Gordon : 2) Temper the aggression with PATIENCE (online players aren't very good at that)
10:27:46 pm : Phil Gordon : 3) Observe your opponents at all times
10:27:53 pm : Phil Gordon : thats enough for now
10:27:57 pm : Eric : In the Final Table Poker DVD you noticed that the loose online player bet forcefully when he was on tilt and you correctly realized that it was the weak hand-act strong tell. What are some of the other common tells that you see in players?
10:28:27 pm : Phil Gordon : my favorite is when they look down at their chip stack after the flop -- 99/100 that means they are planning on betting
10:28:44 pm : Eric : Having Cisco buy your company for almost 100 million dollars is something that does not happen to the average poker player. How did this factor into your bankroll management and playing style early on?
10:29:04 pm : Phil Gordon : 1) I didn't make anywhere near the amount of money people think I made
10:29:18 pm : Phil Gordon : 2) didn't affect it much, just gave me the confidence to pursue my passion
10:29:35 pm : Eric : I don't want to rush you with these questions, I'll wait until you say "Next" from now on
10:29:43 pm : Phil Gordon : next
10:29:47 pm : Genitruc : hehe
10:29:54 pm : Eric : In the 2002 WPT Aruba Tournament they talked about how sometimes you like to sit backwards in the chair when playing cards. Is this strictly because of your height or are there other reasons?
10:30:04 pm : Triptan3s : ctrl+v and ctrl+ c in the house
10:30:15 pm : Phil Gordon : height, and being close to the table keeps me more focused.
10:30:20 pm : Phil Gordon : -->next
10:30:26 pm : Eric : Your 2003 sports road trip sounds like it was a blast(Super Bowl, Stanley Cup finals, Final Four). What was your favorite event?
10:30:45 pm : Phil Gordon : www.ultimatesportsadventure.com is the website... the final 4, by far.
10:31:33 pm : spoonitnow : I created room "#flopturnriver"
10:31:53 pm : Genitruc : ??? are there more prepared questions?
10:31:54 pm : Phil Gordon : next
10:32:00 pm : Eric : from koolmoe: <br>Can you share any notable stories about one or more of the celebrities on Celebrity Poker Showdown? In particular, were you surprised by anyone's play, or did you notice any particular player using their personality to great advantage?
10:32:20 pm : Phil Gordon : Mena Suvari surprised me -- very good, thoughtful player....
10:32:43 pm : Phil Gordon : And, Martin Sheen surprised me... the notre game football team was playing during his episode and he purposefully busted out to watch
10:32:47 pm : Ravageur : No Dennis Rodman but....
10:32:51 pm : Phil Gordon : bad move, in my opinoin
10:32:59 pm : Phil Gordon : Dennis is a freak
10:33:01 pm : Ravageur : heh
10:33:01 pm : Phil Gordon : no doubt
10:34:11 pm : Genitruc : uhhh... "next"? :rolleyes:
10:34:16 pm : Eric : from michael1123: <br>How frustrating is it as a poker player and author to watch famous donkeys play on CPS, while having to give actual poker commentary on their clueless play, to viewers that are mostly just as clueless about poker nonetheless?
10:34:17 pm : Phil Gordon : next
10:34:34 pm : Phil Gordon : Ask Phil Hellmuth, its his problem now.
10:34:41 pm : Eric : lol
10:34:42 pm : Genitruc : hahahaha
10:34:42 pm : Setzy : *grin*
10:34:43 pm : w32e1 : lolll
10:34:43 pm : Xianti : haha
10:34:44 pm : Ravageur : LOL
10:34:45 pm : Triptan3s : wow, phil fgordon ur my hero
10:34:49 pm : Eric : this next question is dated too
10:34:52 pm : Eric : from michael1123: <br>Does the poker community look down on / mock you because of the show that you host?
10:35:01 pm : Setzy : hosted..
10:35:04 pm : Phil Gordon : incidently, ratings for the new Phil Hellmuth show? 0.2. Our last season we averaged 0.6
10:35:16 pm : w32e1 : boom headshot
10:35:22 pm : Triptan3s : nh
10:35:22 pm : Genitruc : hahahaha
10:35:23 pm : Xianti : hahah, Phil
10:35:27 pm : Genitruc : pwned
10:35:27 pm : Phil Gordon : yes, for the most part, Eric. But they also give me props for bringing the game to people who won't watch ESPN or WPT
10:35:28 pm : Setzy : nh phil :D
10:35:37 pm : Eric : from Pingviini: <br>Do you feel that it is easier or harder for you to concentrate on winning in poker when money isn't really an issue but you just want to win for the win?
10:36:12 pm : Phil Gordon : money is an issue, but I want to win, no doubt. I don't do anything "for money" I do it because I'm passionate about it.
10:36:30 pm : Phil Gordon : good recipe for life success above, btw.
10:36:48 pm : Xianti : Very true.
10:37:36 pm : Ravageur : Not sure if we can ask questions yet...but it's related. WHen you pick a game or table to play at, do you pick a table that you can take advantage of? Or one that's a challenge to you...
10:37:51 pm : w32e1 : good question :)
10:37:56 pm : Ravageur : As in are you looking for fish or to try your hand with the best of the best...
10:38:08 pm : Phil Gordon : being a professional poker player means that its your job to surround yourself with the most mentally challenged people you can find.
10:38:10 pm : Ravageur : Online or other...
10:38:16 pm : w32e1 : HAHAHA
10:38:17 pm : Genitruc : HAHAHAHAHAHAHAH
10:38:18 pm : Eric : guys, please type "/motd", we'll have open questions in a few minutes
10:38:20 pm : Ravageur : HAHA
10:38:22 pm : Genitruc : AWESOME
10:38:22 pm : Xianti : LOL
10:38:30 pm : Eric : lol
10:38:32 pm : Ravageur : k sry
10:38:38 pm : Xianti : Eric will let you know when the floor is open.
10:38:39 pm : Eric : np
10:38:40 pm : Xianti : Thanks.
10:38:42 pm : Eric : dwarfman: <br>Clearly money isn't so much of a factor for you in poker, so you don't have to worry so much about this when playing. Do you feel that even the top pros can tend to play differently (poker-wise) solely because of their bankroll and how they are managing it?
10:38:50 pm : Eric : from dwarfman i mean
10:38:56 pm : Phil Gordon : yes, clearly they do
10:39:03 pm : DaNutsInYoEye : as phil recently on pokeredge, poker is the only profession where it pays to surround yourself with idiots
10:39:22 pm : Phil Gordon : but I don't worry about their bankroll, in all honesty. I have no idea who is swimming in money and who is broke. couldn't care less.
10:40:16 pm : Eric : from midas06:<br>Do you see yourself as a better teacher than poker player now?
10:40:23 pm : Phil Gordon : defintiely.
10:40:25 pm : Phil Gordon : no doubt.
10:40:39 pm : Phil Gordon : I will never be the Best Poker player in the world, but I strive to be the Best Poker teacher.
10:40:51 pm : Phil Gordon : and I work very hard at it
10:41:00 pm : Genitruc : nice
10:41:05 pm : Setzy : that's cool man
10:41:17 pm : Eric : that's really cool
10:41:21 pm : Eric : from gabe: <br>What is your favorite poker game?
10:41:27 pm : Zodiac Killer : Phil Gordon is my friend on myspace, like omg!
10:41:29 pm : Phil Gordon : 3 books, DVD, materials at ExpertInsight.com, Pokre Edge, ESPN.com weekly column... time consuming but I love teaching
10:41:37 pm : Phil Gordon : NL Hold'em
10:41:49 pm : Eric : from gabe: <br>Do you play cash games much or just tournaments?
10:42:00 pm : Phil Gordon : I enjoy tournaments more
10:42:06 pm : Phil Gordon : but play both
10:42:16 pm : Eric : from gabe: <br>What is the best advice for an aspiring professional poker player?
10:42:26 pm : Phil Gordon : don't give up the day job
10:42:31 pm : Eric : lol
10:42:37 pm : w32e1 : rofl
10:42:48 pm : Triptan3s : NOT SURROUND URSLEF WITH THE SPECIAL ED?
10:42:54 pm : Genitruc : haha
10:43:45 pm : Eric : that's it for the prepared questions excpet for the one that DaNutsInYoEye had. Since DaNutsInYoEye is here he can just ask it
10:43:56 pm : DaNutsInYoEye : Phil, you're so successful and handsome it makes me want to vomit. Quite frankly I'd rather hear more about the chick you recently got engaged to. Would you be willing to tell us anything more about her other than that she's a lawyer from Vancouver, like her name maybe?
10:43:56 pm : Phil Gordon : bring it
10:44:14 pm : Genitruc : wow scooptime
10:44:16 pm : Phil Gordon : Barb is her name. We've been dating for four years.
10:44:18 pm : Ravageur : Oh Canadian, she must be a keeper :p
10:44:19 pm : Eric : Segment I is over, please keep the open questions limited to batches of 3.
10:44:29 pm : Phil Gordon : She's brilliant -- much smarter than me -- and I'm thrilled.
10:44:38 pm : w32e1 : good luck with that
10:44:41 pm : Genitruc : congrats then phil cool
10:44:43 pm : DaNutsInYoEye : must be a genius if smarter than you
10:44:46 pm : Setzy : w32 had some questions, i think he oughtta go first
10:44:46 pm : w32e1 : I get to ask a question now? :x
10:44:58 pm : DaNutsInYoEye : I recently found out about your Bad Beat on Cancer fundraising effort when watching WSOP re-runs and think it is a wonderful endeavor. I read that for a $500 donation you'd give a 30 minute lesson by phone. Basing my opinion of your advice solely on watching the horrific play on CSP, would you be willing to just sing show tunes instead?
10:44:59 pm : Xianti : Open Q&A: Open to all. Watch for batches of 3 questions. Once Phil is satisfied that he's answered all he wants, he will say "Next." Then, the next batch of 3 questions.
10:45:00 pm : Triptan3s : Phil, you versus Erik Seidel in a game of basketballl to 11, twos and ones, who si going to win?
10:45:02 pm : Phil Gordon : also a damned good poker player, volleyball, scrabble, and just about everthing else you can think of.
10:45:04 pm : Genitruc : when there 's chance i ve got a br management question too...
10:45:23 pm : Phil Gordon : For the $500 smackers, I'll talk dirty to you if you want.
10:45:32 pm : w32e1 : lolll
10:45:33 pm : DaNutsInYoEye : haha, nice
10:45:36 pm : Genitruc : lmao
10:45:40 pm : w32e1 : Hi Phil, I'm from the new generation of young "online pros" - and of course in a few years I'll be hitting the big events such as the WSOP week and I'm attenting atleast one EPT even this year, if you could give any tips for the transition from online to live play what would it be, and what common mistakes do you observe in the young generation that compete in these big events.
10:46:11 pm : w32e1 : Exluding getting a hot canadian girl that can stake me.
10:46:16 pm : Genitruc : lol
10:46:16 pm : Phil Gordon : you guys try to bluff too much -- what you have to realize is that in a field of donkeys, they just keep calling.
10:46:36 pm : Phil Gordon : keep your bluffs to a min, and make all the money you can when you have the best hand
10:47:01 pm : Phil Gordon : especially after the fop
10:47:04 pm : Phil Gordon : flop
10:47:04 pm : Setzy : i got one if nobody's got dibs
10:47:09 pm : Genitruc : k
10:47:13 pm : Genitruc : i d go next?
10:47:17 pm : w32e1 : Ok so focussing on extracting more, less on bluffing. Cool - another thing, maybe general question - more money to be made online or next?
10:47:20 pm : Triptan3s : heellooooooo
10:47:20 pm : Phil Gordon : bring it Geni
10:47:20 pm : w32e1 : I'm done after this
10:47:24 pm : Zodiac Killer : From Fleece: <Fleece> are u REALLY phil gordon????
10:47:32 pm : Genitruc : k cool
10:47:48 pm : w32e1 : or live*
10:47:48 pm : Genitruc : simple question : what do you suggest as buy in br for multi table tourneys?
10:47:55 pm : Phil Gordon : online is great, but you're not going to win 10 million online. the big tournaments are the way to build a name and a big score.
10:47:56 pm : Setzy : triptan did ask a b'ball question up there that wasn't answered :p
10:47:59 pm : Genitruc : i ve heard as high as 100 by seidel... and as low as like 35...
10:48:14 pm : Phil Gordon : 4-5 at least... unless you're Daniel N. -- then you need at least 20.
10:48:22 pm : w32e1 : LOL
10:48:22 pm : Genitruc : LMAO
10:48:31 pm : Genitruc : WORDS OF WISDOM
10:48:32 pm : w32e1 : " lets rebuy 100 times and finish second w00t "
10:48:38 pm : Genitruc : haha
10:48:40 pm : Zodiac Killer : 25/m/MI ISO Phil Gordon
10:48:49 pm : w32e1 : loll
10:48:54 pm : Phil Gordon : ah, Geni, I misunderstood your questions.... sorry... yes, 100 big bets.
10:49:00 pm : Genitruc : thx
10:49:07 pm : Phil Gordon : I thought you were talking about rebuy tournaments
10:49:25 pm : Genitruc : so my 6k is no good for the stars million this weekend. oh well
10:49:34 pm : Phil Gordon : nope
10:49:36 pm : Genitruc : patience:huh:
10:49:36 pm : Hartlin : May I ask a question about rebuy BRs?
10:49:42 pm : Genitruc : :)
10:49:56 pm : Phil Gordon : I've got 15 minutes left guys
10:50:08 pm : Triptan3s : ask HArt
10:50:11 pm : Hartlin : How many buyins do you suggest one should have to play a rebuy if they only play them on a one time per week basis?
10:50:28 pm : Phil Gordon : gotta watch the new episode of Celebrity Poker Showdown tonight... :roll:
10:50:36 pm : Genitruc : LMAO
10:50:39 pm : Triptan3s : :)
10:50:40 pm : Genitruc : no doubt
10:50:48 pm : Triptan3s : :clap:
10:50:50 pm : Phil Gordon : you need about 4-5 rebuys for a rebuy tourney
10:51:02 pm : w32e1 : or 125 if your Daniel N
10:51:03 pm : Phil Gordon : fun with emoticons....
10:51:08 pm : Hartlin : how many buyins should I have in my BR then, to play them?
10:51:22 pm : Phil Gordon : how good a player are you?
10:51:25 pm : Hartlin : should I treat it as a 5x the buyin MTT?
10:51:30 pm : Phil Gordon : yes
10:51:32 pm : DaNutsInYoEye : he's a donk
10:51:38 pm : w32e1 : lol
10:51:38 pm : WildBobAA : lol
10:51:39 pm : Triptan3s : Phil, what kind of music do you enjoy listening to?
10:51:39 pm : Setzy : hah
10:51:41 pm : Phil Gordon : hee haw
10:51:44 pm : Hartlin : bigtime donk, nuts knows me well
10:52:11 pm : Phil Gordon : jazz, mostly. I really like this new musician Keaton Simons... check out his website... www.keatonsimons.com and listen to "Currently" -- you'll love it
10:52:17 pm : Genitruc : what was the most surprising thing you discovered while researching your latest book playing at the lower stakes online Phil? (if noone else has dibs...)
10:52:30 pm : Genitruc : if u were surprised at all...
10:52:32 pm : WildBobAA : phil, when is Full Tilt going to add rebuy tournaments?
10:52:38 pm : Phil Gordon : the new book isn't about low stakes -- a few hands are, but not all
10:52:42 pm : Phil Gordon : no idea Bob
10:52:45 pm : Genitruc : oh sry
10:52:49 pm : w32e1 : Phil, you seem to have a sense of humour so I thought I'd throw you a curveball, maybe a little less poker related - what do you think of Daniel N. 's haircut - and you and Phil Hellmuth fight on celebrity boxing who wins?
10:53:00 pm : Eric : lol
10:53:04 pm : Genitruc : haha
10:53:07 pm : DaNutsInYoEye : we want r/a's phil :heart:
10:53:16 pm : Eric : i'll take Phil Gordon, he's taller than Phil Hellmuth
10:53:26 pm : DaNutsInYoEye : not by much
10:53:27 pm : Zodiac Killer : yes
10:53:31 pm : Genitruc : yeah but hellmuth can absord so much punishment to the body...
10:53:32 pm : w32e1 : I'm not sure phil might whine him to death
10:53:33 pm : Setzy : THIS SUMMER; PHIL VS PHIL
10:53:33 pm : Phil Gordon : I kick Hellmuths ass... no question about that... haven't seen DN's haircut -- he's so short I barely notice him walking by most of the time
10:53:39 pm : Eric : but if Phil H is on tilt...
10:53:44 pm : w32e1 : HAHAHAAH
10:53:46 pm : w32e1 : AHAHAHHA
10:53:46 pm : Genitruc : hahahahahaha
10:53:48 pm : w32e1 : <3
10:54:09 pm : Phil Gordon : If there wasn't blood in boxing, I'd win every match
10:54:10 pm : Xianti : hahah... Phil, you're a comedian
10:54:12 pm : WildBobAA : phil, in your little green book,is the BOW you refer too is Prahad Friendman?
10:54:13 pm : Phil Gordon : ;-)
10:54:19 pm : Phil Gordon : yes Bob
10:54:21 pm : Phil Gordon : nice catch
10:54:23 pm : WildBobAA : alright
10:54:29 pm : Genitruc : gandi?
10:54:30 pm : Phil Gordon : thought I was being obscure, but evidently not
10:54:30 pm : WildBobAA : yea nice hint :)
10:54:33 pm : WildBobAA : lol
10:54:41 pm : w32e1 : nh
10:55:00 pm : Setzy : ooh i got one; which poker 'pro' do you enjoy playing with the most, and why?
10:55:00 pm : Hartlin : How do you suggest one makes the transition from a $6 buyin (very low, I know) to a $16 buyin SNG (almost triple). I'm moving from 90+ buyins at the $6 level to only 30 at the $16 level. What is the best approach to do so without having "scared money" and dropping back down due to a possible downswing?
10:55:24 pm : Phil Gordon : enjoy playing with Chris Ferguson -- I learn something every time he's at the table.
10:55:43 pm : Phil Gordon : you have plenty of money, Hartlin, if you're a winning player
10:55:47 pm : Setzy : that $1 to $10,000 thing he did online was cool
10:55:52 pm : Phil Gordon : 30 sit and go buy-ins is enough I think
10:55:57 pm : WildBobAA : 20K
10:55:58 pm : Genitruc : did you ever run so badly that you considered giving up?
10:56:04 pm : Hartlin : Like, is there something I could/should do to make the transition smoother?
10:56:08 pm : Phil Gordon : yes, and he's working on 0 - $10000 now -- up to about $20!
10:56:11 pm : Setzy : 20k, yea
10:56:16 pm : w32e1 : Hartlin
10:56:16 pm : Genitruc : lol
10:56:20 pm : WildBobAA : haha wow
10:56:22 pm : DaNutsInYoEye : he better keep playing those razz freerolls
10:56:24 pm : Phil Gordon : yes, Geni, in 1993 I had myself "banned" from Garden City!
10:56:32 pm : Genitruc : no way serious?
10:56:32 pm : Xianti : Phil, is your interest in watching Celeb Poker Showdown solely because you were on that show? Or do you really enjoy watching the donk-fest? Are there other poker shows you enjoy watching on a regular basis?
10:56:33 pm : Genitruc : yikes
10:56:35 pm : w32e1 : take shots, if you run bad move back down simple as that until you're get a steady roll at the upper level.
10:56:37 pm : Phil Gordon : threatened to beat up the security guard if they let me back int he building
10:56:42 pm : Genitruc : LMAO
10:57:01 pm : Phil Gordon : Xian, just want to watch to see how good/bad the show is this season.
10:57:02 pm : Triptan3s : Phil, in your book you mention that Stadium Arcadium is a mirror to the moon, what are you trying to convey? Set over set happens?
10:57:14 pm : WildBobAA : lol wtf
10:57:19 pm : DaNutsInYoEye : nh trip
10:57:20 pm : Hartlin : Alright, I'll try that... tomorrow if I get some time, its just a massive jump for me, considering I've never played there, thanks.
10:57:30 pm : Triptan3s : nm that was Helmuth's book
10:57:38 pm : Phil Gordon : Triptan, I haven't had a beer tonight.
10:57:41 pm : Phil Gordon : you?
10:57:41 pm : Triptan3s : and Bob alrady got my question about spirit rock
10:57:47 pm : w32e1 : rofl
10:57:52 pm : w32e1 : Phil, what are you're thoughts on Chris Moneymaker, and do you think this year someone else then some donkbox from PS is gonna win?
10:57:56 pm : Triptan3s : Phil, I will buy u one if u r ever in cypress, TX
10:58:00 pm : DaHorror : no more pokeblock for you tonight trip
10:58:10 pm : WildBobAA : phil how many bracelets you gonna win this year?
10:58:13 pm : Phil Gordon : CM is a good player. He got lucky to win, but he's a good player for sure.
10:58:22 pm : Phil Gordon : thanks Trip
10:58:36 pm : Triptan3s : np, 8327584959, hit me up
10:58:46 pm : w32e1 : lol
10:58:53 pm : DaNutsInYoEye : FullTilt seems like they add a new pro to their team every week? What is the criteria for being selected as a member?
10:58:53 pm : Setzy : i got one more; i hate using the words 'bad beat'. What to you, is a bad beat?
10:58:53 pm : Phil Gordon : Wild, I'm filming a big movie during the WSOP for 2 weeks and can't play in about 15 events because of it... so, I guess I'll have to setttle for 2 bracelets.
10:58:53 pm : Genitruc : trip
10:58:56 pm : THaC : Me too... 281-330-8004
10:58:58 pm : Genitruc : for 500$ he ll talk dirty to you man
10:59:01 pm : Phil Gordon : just win baby
10:59:06 pm : WildBobAA : ok that sounds good
10:59:09 pm : w32e1 : HAHA ThaC
10:59:14 pm : Zodiac Killer : 867-5309
10:59:16 pm : w32e1 : who who
10:59:17 pm : Phil Gordon : Bad Beat? Cancer. Early Death.
10:59:25 pm : Phil Gordon : nothing at the table qualifies
10:59:35 pm : Setzy : i don't think so either, it's all just cards
10:59:36 pm : Eric : well said
10:59:37 pm : Phil Gordon : (execpt maybe my AA vs TT at the WSOP last year)
10:59:44 pm : Xianti : Can you tell us about the movie, Phil?
10:59:45 pm : Genitruc : ewwwwwww
10:59:46 pm : WildBobAA : do you get teased at all by your peers b/c you've never won a bracelet?
10:59:48 pm : Setzy : thanks man, appreciate you takin the time
10:59:48 pm : DaNutsInYoEye : yeah, that was rough
10:59:53 pm : Triptan3s : lol phil
10:59:58 pm : Phil Gordon : no, Wild.
10:59:58 pm : Triptan3s : yes, rough
11:00:04 pm : WildBobAA : ok
11:00:10 pm : Phil Gordon : I still have nightmares about that hand
11:00:14 pm : Triptan3s : he would just kick therir ass
11:00:18 pm : Hartlin : Is there actual WSOP coverage? I just got into the poker scene 3 months ago.. so...
11:00:27 pm : Phil Gordon : no, no WSOP
11:00:30 pm : Ravageur : ESPN Hart..
11:00:34 pm : DaNutsInYoEye : Has Barb ever been to a tilt boys home game?
11:00:35 pm : Phil Gordon : its a poker "spoof" ala Best in Show
11:00:44 pm : w32e1 : rofl
11:00:47 pm : Genitruc : sick
11:00:49 pm : w32e1 : Phil does a flush beat a straight?
11:00:50 pm : Setzy : i do have a general question, not just for phil...anybody know what the wsop main event turnout's gonna be this year?
11:00:50 pm : Eric : Best in Show was hilarious
11:00:54 pm : w32e1 : *slap*
11:00:59 pm : Phil Gordon : Woody Harrelson, Ray Romano, Richard Kind, David Cross, Hank Azaria, Cheryl Hines, Ray Liota
11:01:06 pm : Eric : hmm, dog shows and poker tournaments...
11:01:16 pm : Phil Gordon : great, fantastic cast.
11:01:19 pm : Phil Gordon : great script
11:01:27 pm : Eric : if it is anywhere near as funny as Best in Show then it will be great :)
11:01:32 pm : Genitruc : true
11:01:33 pm : DaHorror : hmmm - I was gonna ask whether or not there was any nudity - but with that group I don't wanna know
11:01:38 pm : Zodiac Killer : There will be 3 players in the Main Event this year.
11:01:40 pm : Phil Gordon : no doubt
11:01:43 pm : Xianti : wow.. great cast!
11:01:50 pm : Phil Gordon : 7600+
11:01:50 pm : w32e1 : maybe 4 if i go
11:01:58 pm : Phil Gordon : I'll take the over, you take the under.
11:02:00 pm : Setzy : god bless, crapshoot :p
11:02:04 pm : Phil Gordon : and I'll back up the truck
11:02:11 pm : Genitruc : haha
11:02:11 pm : Eric : Hank Azaria and Ray Romano...it will be funny
11:02:12 pm : Phil Gordon : with cash
11:02:26 pm : Xianti : Ray Romano is HOT
11:02:32 pm : Zodiac Killer : I'll take the under for $1 at 59:1 odds
11:02:35 pm : Phil Gordon : really looking forward to it... I have more lines than everyone else in the movie, believe it or not
11:02:37 pm : w32e1 : what odds do you give me phil?
11:02:48 pm : w32e1 : if u give me 40 mil to one ill bet 1$ for sure, hope for a hurricane
11:03:00 pm : Hartlin : What do you think is the best way to consistently build a BR? SNGs, MTTs or cash games, or is it just which ever you play best in?
11:03:03 pm : Phil Gordon : (until I screw it up and they cut me out)
11:03:06 pm : DaNutsInYoEye : hurricane in vegas....
11:03:09 pm : Phil Gordon : Sit and Go
11:03:14 pm : Phil Gordon : and cash games
11:03:14 pm : w32e1 : shhh nuts give me hope
11:03:19 pm : Xianti : what's the movie called?
11:03:28 pm : Phil Gordon : can't say yet
11:03:41 pm : Phil Gordon : 3 minutes... tick tick tick tickl
11:03:43 pm : Xianti : Sounds like a fun movie.
11:03:52 pm : Triptan3s : Please tell me it is TILT season 2, that show rocked
11:04:02 pm : Genitruc : haha so cool of you to do this man... if only i could think of most brilliant question ever...
11:04:05 pm : DaNutsInYoEye : when are you sending FTR members sneak preview tickets?
11:04:07 pm : Hartlin : What channels are all these poker shows on TV?
11:04:07 pm : Triptan3s : or TILT the movie?
11:04:21 pm : Phil Gordon : Guys, you obviously want to learn the game. I spent about $300,000 of my own money making my DVD. If you haven't seen it, check out www.expertinsight.com please.
11:04:31 pm : Genitruc : will do
11:04:37 pm : Eric : I saw it and it is quite good.
11:04:49 pm : WildBobAA : i own it ;)
11:04:52 pm : Phil Gordon : thanks very much and keep the dream alive... remember, you're one river card away from being at the final table of the WSOP
11:04:56 pm : w32e1 : Phil, can you link me to a cracked version or a torrent please
11:05:02 pm : Triptan3s : i got the torrent if u guys wanna pm me
11:05:03 pm : w32e1 : :)
11:05:04 pm : WildBobAA : lmao
11:05:04 pm : Phil Gordon : Last thing:
11:05:04 pm : Hartlin : LOL
11:05:07 pm : Ravageur : So Phil who's your pick for the Main Event this year? Any up and coming young guns to watch out for?
11:05:10 pm : Setzy : LOL
11:05:12 pm : Triptan3s : ;)
11:05:17 pm : Xianti : Thank you, Phil.
11:05:19 pm : Eric : Thanks for spending time with us, we really appreciate it!
11:05:23 pm : w32e1 : Thanks alot!
11:05:24 pm : Ravageur : THanks Phil!
11:05:26 pm : Triptan3s : ty Phil
11:05:29 pm : Genitruc : awesome phil. u made my night
11:05:31 pm : DaNutsInYoEye : THANKS!
11:05:32 pm : Phil Gordon : Take any professional poker player in the world, change 9 river cards on them, and they are completely bone ass broke.
11:05:39 pm : Triptan3s : Cypress, TX Triptanes 8327584959
11:05:42 pm : Genitruc : hahahahaha
11:05:47 pm : Triptan3s : good night
11:05:51 pm : THaC : 419 in the house
11:05:52 pm : w32e1 : lol
11:05:53 pm : Phil Gordon : see ya.
We really appreciate Phil taking time from his busy schedule to answer our questions!
Phil Gordon Poker Camp
Phil Gordon has a poker camp that is much less expensive than similar options like the WPT camp. Check out the details from expertinsight.com:
* Phil Gordon, host of Celebrity Poker Showdown, 2 time World Poker Tour Champion and noted author, will teach you principles of winning in No Limit Texas Hold'em. The best poker teacher in the world will explain...
* pot odds
* tells and betting patterns
* principles of pre-flop play
* the five qualities of successful players
* common No Limit diseases and their cures
* domination and the gap concept
* and plenty more...
* Andy Bloch, managing member of the MIT Blackjack Team featured in "Bringing Down the House", will teach all the skills required to be a winning Blackjack player. In an entertaining and interactive presentation, Andy will teach...
* perfect basic strategy
* card counting
* optimal bet spreading
* camouflage plays
* team play, just like they did on the MIT team
* Following their seminars, Phil and Andy will hold a joint Q&A and will answer all of your questions related to gambling and the Las Vegas lifestyle.
Date: June 24, 2006
Village Square Stadium 18
9400 W. Sahara Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89117
8:30am - Registration
9:00-11:30am - Poker Seminar
11:30-1:30pm - Lunch on own
1:30-4:00pm - Blackjack Seminar
4:15-5:00pm - Joint Q and A
$1,495 for the World Poker Tour Boot Camp?
You've got to be joking. For only $299 you'll learn Poker AND Blackjack. It will change your Las Vegas life.
Limited seats. Get your tickets and get them now!
More About Phil Gordon
From much and house:
• Today, Gordon is one of the most sought after teachers of poker. He “loves teaching” the game and believes “almost anyone can be a champion.” That is why he launched his media company Expert Insight (www.expertinsight.com) and produced an instructional DVD “Final Table Poker with Phil Gordon.” EI’s second title, “Beating Blackjack with Andy Bloch” was released in March 2006. Andy is a member of the MIT Blackjack team which was featured in the NY Times best seller by Ben Mezrich, Bringing Down the House. The third DVD “Short Game with Jim Furyk and Fred Funk” is due in June.
• Phil and Andy Bloch will teach participants how to play Poker and Blackjack like an expert during their Expert Insight Las Vegas Academy one-day seminar on June 24, 2006 at the Village Square Stadium 18. This is a rare and unprecedented opportunity to learn Las Vegas from the best for the fraction of most poker camps - $299. To register go to www.expertinsight.com
• His second book Phil Gordon’s Little Green Book (available at bookstores nationwide) offers his insights and tips. The sequel Phil Gordon’s Little Blue Book will show how principles learned in Little Green Book apply at the table is set for release in October 2006.
• As co-host of the hit television series, Celebrity Poker Showdown, Gordon played an important hand in the explosion of poker’s popularity. Gordon is now the new host and poker analyst of the FOX Sports Net series Pechanga Celebrity Poker Challenge – where the players play for REAL money. The series premiered on June 3rd.
• Gordon is also the co-host with Andrew Feldman of ESPNRadio’s new show “The Poker Edge.” The Poker Edge is a weekly radio show, every Monday at noon, that Phil hosts live from his house or wherever as he has portable equipment. Poker Edge covers the week that was in poker, as well as some strategy and insight from Gordon and special guests.
• In May, he hosted the Full Tilt Poker Bad Beat on Cancer Fundraiser and raised over $50,000 for the Cancer Research and Prevention Foundation (www.preventcancer.org) – a charity close to Gordon’s heart.
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