Name: John Gordon
Nickname (how’d you get it): The jury is still out on what my nickname will be, but I think they are leaning towards “Best in Show” for obvious reasons. (I kid)
Location: Born in Atlanta, Ga., but now a resident of Sherman Oaks
Favorite hand to play:
I have never lost a pot with pocket eights suited, it’s almost unreal.
Favorite pro player:
Dutch Boyd, he knows every angle of the game and I respect that.
How did you learn about the 4SPT:
I rode in on the coat tails of Pink Bully.
Best thing about winning the 4SPT:
The website say’s I won $255.00 that week, but in truth it was $256.00. That last little dollar was twice as sweet as all the rest combined.
Most exciting/best hand you’ve had on the 4SPT:
I made a foolish all in call with pocket threes against someone (sorry still learning the names) with pocket nines. If I loose this hand my night is over, and I go home with my tail between my legs. The flop is three blanks, the turn is another blank, but there waiting for me on the river is my set and a second chance. I wish I could say my best hand was a remarkable lay down or a great call, but in actuality it can be attributed to dumb luck.
4SPT player you don’t want sitting next to you (why):
This would have to be Noah Hebert because he smells like the back seat of a taxi cab and sings Lyle Lovett songs at the table.
Where/how did you learn to play poker:
My Godfather Hollis Lamon taught me how to play the game. We didn’t have playing cards so we made our own with construction paper, rubber cement, and a sharpee. We didn’t have chips either so we used match sticks and pocket lint. When my mom found out about this I was not allowed back to the Lamon’s, but Uncle Hollis said what Mama don’t know won’t hurt her and the lessons continued.