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The All-or-Nothing Attitude of Poker Pro Paul Philipps
When you ask poker players if they are familiar with the name Paul Philipps, they will probably say yes and will probably comment that he is the poker professional who has an all-or-nothing attitude. Such attitude and his ability to read the behavior of his poker opponents are perhaps the factors that help him succeed in the poker industry.
Paul Philipps is known to be engaged in the computer programming industry prior to his venture into the gambling industry. While he was obtaining a degree from the University of California, San Diego, he wrote the Web server called Boa. He had many other achievements in the said industry during the 1990s that he has been nicknamed "dot com" by his fellow poker professionals as soon as he emerged in the poker scene.
It was a college friend who introduced Paul Philipps to poker. This transpired in 1994 when such college friend discovered the passion of Paul Philipps for playing blackjack. From then on, he continued to practice playing poker until he became very knowledgeable of it. Becoming a chief technical officer of Go2Net in 1996 paved the way for him to further enhance his talent in playing poker because his compensation from the company was what he used so he could play the game more often.
Paul Philipps became controversial poker professional in 2000 when he made comments with regard to the way entry money from the Horseshoe game was split between casino employees and poker players. This resulted to being banned in the World Series of Poker. This is the reason why he has not been that visible in World Series of Poker events despite the fact that he has already been permitted to play starting 2001.
Had Paul Philipps been participating in World Series of Poker events actively, there is no doubt that he could have already won a bracelet or two. But nevertheless, this poker professional has been actively participating in other major live poker games. As a matter of fact, he has already earned a World Poker Tour title. He earned it in 2003, the same year that he placed second in another World Poker Tour event.
The other major live poker tournaments that Paul Philipps had participated in included the Los Angeles Poker Classic, the Championship Poker at Turning Stone, the Summer Tournament, and the Orleans Open.
Aside from being engaged in the gambling industry, Paul Philipps is also into playing Scrabble, is active in maintaining Internet bulletin boards, and loves to spend quality time with his family. In fact, the reason why this poker professional has not been very active in the poker circuit is because of his family and because of the fact that he wants to try being active in Scrabble tournaments. Well, we still hope to see more of Paul Philipps in the poker industry.