Phil Laak, Phil Ivey, Phil Hellmuth. Sometimes it seems that the professional poker circuit is made up largely of guys named Phil.
Most of you should recognize another one, namely Phil Gordon
who is the expert commentator who presents Bravo's hit show Celebrity Poker Showdown alongside David Foley.
Phil of course didn't land that position for no reason as he is a more than seasoned poker pro himself with his biggest achievement to date being 4th place at the 2001 World Series of Poker main event for which he got $400,000.
He also won the won the World Poker Tour's "Bay 101 Shooting Stars" tournament in March 2004 taking home $360,000.
In addition to poker Phil is a hard core adventure traveller, having visited 6 continents and over 50 countries on his various trips. To quote himself he has "dived with the Great White Sharks, climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro, tracked gorillas in Uganda, snow boarded down the highest sand dunes in the world, and rafted the Zambezi River."
Most recently his book "Poker: The Real Deal" was released nationwide with "Phil Gordon's Little Green Book: Lessons and Teachings in No Limit Hold 'em" being scheduled for release later this year.
As far as online poker is concerned he is involved with Full Tilt Poker