Gordon is an expert in chess (rated 2000 USCF). He enjoys playing the piano, running, and golf. He tutors chess, math, English, and other subjects. He is passionate about spreading his love of chess to youth, particularly in the Japanese community. He is currently spearheading the Chess Shogi Go MindChallenge (CGS MindChallenge), a project designed to facilitate cultural exchange and understanding through three board games with rich cultural and historic backgrounds.
He is currently a student at Duke University, majoring in Computer Science and Psychology. He graduated high school as a National Merit Scholar Finalist, given to the top 1 percent of high school seniors.