Phil Laak came all so close to winning another bracelet at this year’s World Series of Poker when he finished 4th in the $5,000 Pot Limit Omaha Hi/Lo Event. His finish was good enough to add $133,000 more to his bankroll.
The Unabomber has continued to show strong finishes through large poker fields. Having won his first bracelet in the WSOP Europe Six Handed No Limit Hold’em Event in late 2010, he continued his strong performances by finishing in 12th place in the $10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo Championship Event and in 28th place at the $10,000 Six Handed No Limit Hold’em Championship Event during the 2011 Series.
He would top off his great performances with this amazing 4th place finish as he battled his way through a field of 352 entrants to nearly claim another bracelet.
The final table consisted of many tough opponents including Nick Schulman, a World Poker Tour and WSOP bracelet winner who would eventually be eliminated in 7th place.
David Bach, the 2009 WSOP $50,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship winner and 2010 Aussie Millions H.O.R.S.E. Champion would be a tough challenger eventually finishing as the runner-up in this tournament.
Nick Binger, now with over $2 million in tournament winnings would claim his first WSOP bracelet beating out a tough field to claim the $397,000 prize.
Phil Laak had a great World Series of Poker and fans can continue to look forward to his continued dominance and eccentricities on the world poker stage.