Phil Laak (Ireland)

Phil Laak (Ireland)

'The Unabomber'


Lifetime Tournament Earnings (Live)

$3.6 million

Career Highlights

  • 1 WSOP Bracelet
  • 6 WSOP final tables
  • 1 WPT championship


Laak is a poker legend not only because of his skill and results, but most importantly because of his unique personality and table demeanor.  He is known for his ability to make poker fun.  In my personal experience playing cash games in Las Vegas, I have met countless people with ‘Phil Laak stories’, which is to say that these people all told me that playing cash games with Phil Laak was the most entertaining poker experience of their lives.  To paraphrase Daniel Negreanu, a big part of a live poker pro’s job is to make it fun for people to lose money to them.  It seems that Phil Laak might just be the GOAT in this aspect of the game.  Full wiki.

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