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.

Tournament Highlights

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:

World Series of Poker Europe – £2,650 Six Handed Event , 2010

Result: Winner

Prize: £170,000 ($266,000)

Our champ would finally claim his 1st WSOP bracelet in 2010 and join the elite group of poker players who have won both WSOP and WPT events!

                                            Phil Laak showing off his Bling he won at WSOPE 2010

William Hill Tournament Grand Prix, 2005

Result: Winner

Prize: £150,000 ($265,000)

He won this tournament in 2005 taking out Ram Vaswani in heads up play. World Open V, 2009

Result: Winner

Prize: $250,000

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

Result: 6th

Prize: $161,000

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

Result: 2nd

Prize: $156,000

The legendary Johnny Chan proved to be too much to overcome.

                                                            Phil Laak and Johnny Chan

Pro-Am Equalizer Tournament, 2006

Result: 2nd

Prize: $150,000

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.

                                                      Phil Laak Premier League Poker


World Series of Poker – $5,000 Pot Limit Omaha Hi/Lo Event, 2011

Result: 4th

Prize: $133,000

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

Result: Winner

Prize: $120,000

This event saw Phil Laak take out his good friend and rival Antonio Esfandiari in winner-take-all heads up play.

Poker After Dark VI – Nicknames, 2010

Result: Winner

Prize: $120,000

Once again, it was Phil and Antonio in heads up play with our hero coming out ahead again.

World Poker Tour Invitational, 2004

Result: Winner

Prize: $100,000

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

Result: 9th

Prize: $75,000

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

Result: Winner

Prize: $55,000

He wins the Grand Final on this popular poker TV show.

World Poker Tour – Legends of Poker, 2003

Result: 6th

Prize: $54,000

His 1st WPT TV appearance.

Poker Royale – The James Woods Gang vs The Unabombers – Grand Final, 2005

Result: Winner

Prize: $42,000

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.