Phil Gordon is a world-class card player, adventurer, traveler and accomplished businessman who has won nearly $1 million in poker tournaments since his debut as a major player during the 2001 World Series of Poker championship. Before taking up the game professionally, Phil graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology at 20, worked a 2-year stint at Lockheed Missiles and Space, and then joined Netsys Technologies, Inc. as its lead software engineer and first employee. Three years later, Cisco systems purchased the company for $95 million.
When not playing poker, Phil enjoys traveling and has been to over 50 countries on six continents. His travel narratives are available to the public at his award-winning site, www.pgordon.com. Phil is currently undertaking "the greatest road trip in sports history," to raise money and awareness for the Cancer Research and Prevention Foundation. Daily updates from the road are available at www.ultimatesportsadventure.com.