Phil Laak is one of the top poker players of the current generation. He has had incredible tournament poker results and has made more than $2.5 million in tournaments alone.
What may surprise a lot of people is that he is primarily a cash game specialist who also plays tournaments. This means that his tracked tournament winnings of over $2.5 million far understate his entire poker winnings and total net worth by millions of dollars.
Laak is a top tournament player and has proved his mettle time and time again on the tournament circuit. He has had amazing tournament results from 2003 onwards and continues to be one of the top tournament players around.
Some of his biggest tournament cashes include:
Prize: £170,000 ($266,000)
Prize: £150,000 ($265,000)
He won this tournament in 2005 taking out Ram Vaswani in heads up play.
PartyPoker.com World Open V, 2009
A huge cash payout for winning this tournament and the prize is almost as large as his biggest ever win. He proves time and time again that he is a major contender on the circuit.
World Poker Tour – Main Event – Five Diamond Poker Classic, 2005
Another WPT TV Final Table appearance to cement his place in WPT history.
World Series of Poker – $2,500 Pot Limit Hold’em Event, 2005
The legendary Johnny Chan proved to be too much to overcome.
Pro-Am Equalizer Tournament, 2006
An unsuccessful bluff attempt and an amazing call by Andy Bloch saw the Unabomber finish as the runner-up in this event.
Party Poker Premier League IV, 2010
Result: 6th, and Winner in Heats 1, 2 & 4
Prize: $146,000 Combined ($50,000 for 6th at Final Table and $32,000/each for winning Heats 1, 2 & 4)
Our hero cleaned up winning three of the Heats but was unable to repeat at the Final Table.
World Series of Poker – $5,000 Pot Limit Omaha Hi/Lo Event, 2011
A deep finish at Pot Limit Omaha Hi/Lo proves his mastery at more than just Hold’em and his continued success in the modern game. So close to winning another bracelet once again!
Poker After Dark, 2007
Poker After Dark VI – Nicknames, 2010
Once again, it was Phil and Antonio in heads up play with our hero coming out ahead again.
World Poker Tour Invitational, 2004
This win made the Unabomber one of the most recognizable faces in poker.
World Series of Poker – $10,000 World Championship Pot Limit Hold’em Event, 2008
This hand saw Phil Laak eliminated by Patrik Antonius in a very exciting hand as his JJ went up against Patrik’s KK.
Poker Royale – Comedians vs Pros – Grand Final, 2005
He wins the Grand Final on this popular poker TV show.
World Poker Tour – Legends of Poker, 2003
His 1st WPT TV appearance.
Poker Royale – The James Woods Gang vs The Unabombers – Grand Final, 2005
Poker Royale brought team play to the tournament format. He came 1st with his Unabomber teammates Cyndy Violette and Hasan Habib finishing in 3rd and 4th position.
Phil Laak’s tournament results have been incredible since 2003 when he burst onto the poker tournament scene. He has proven time and time again that he is not a one hit wonder and is always a major contender in any tournament that he enters.