Who is Phil Laak and what is his net worth 2018? Phil Laak is a renowned Irish player of the game of poker who has been known for his hard work which has brought him great success in the game and has been nicknamed as the “Unabomber”. Phil Laak has also had a career as a commentator of the game and has his own trademark style which consists of dark-coloured goggles and a hoodie of gray color.
He started winning poker games and tournaments from the year 1999 and has been known for his intelligence and moves required for winning. He has established himself as a great player of poker and has earned a lot of fame and respect, as well as cash from the game.
Philip “Phil” Courtney Laak was born in Dublin, Ireland. He was brought or rather raised in Massachusetts which is on the east coast of USA. Before becoming a renowned and acclaimed poker player he was a mechanical engineer and was working as one in various jobs. He had earned his mechanical engineering degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Antonio Esfandiari, who is another acclaimed poker player, was a friend of his and once used to share the same room.
Phil was born in Ireland in the city of Dublin. He had been interested in poker from a young age and had been learning it since he was a child. He used to work as a mechanical engineer before participating in the open poker tournaments which were held in California. He has been dating fellow poker player and actress from Canada Jennifer Tilly who a bracelet in World Series of Poker.
Phil has been known for creating or rather coining terms related to poker like felted, POW, upstuck, Cherry Bomb etc. He is famous for his disguised appearance in the World Series of Poker which was held in the year 2008. Due to his dress code, he has been nicknamed the “Unabomber”.
Phil Laak started his poker career in 1999 but his first major win came in the year 2004 when he won the World Poker Tournament. He would come back to this event again to make it to the final table twice. He was defeated in the World Series of Poker which was held in the year 2005 by Johnny Chan.
He was a regular in the series High Stakes Poker and appeared in it for 6 seasons (2 to 7). He won 150,000 pounds by grabbing victory in the William Hill Poker Grand Prix. Phil has been a columnist for the magazine Bluff. He had won NBC’s Poker after Dark twice and had ended up earning $120,000 each time.
He has made a Guinness world record by playing poker for about 115 hours in a single session and ended up getting $6,766, half of which he donated to the charity.
Phil Laak has been a great poker player and has won many series and tournaments. He has a bracelet which he won in the 2010 World Series of Poker. He has won William Hill Poker Grand Prix and has twice won the Poker After Dark. He has also won the World Poker Tournament. He had won in Partypoker.com World Open V.
Phil Laak Net Worth
Phil Laak is one of those poker players who are really good at his game and has received huge success in it. He has a handsome net worth of $20 million.
The poker player has certainly made a mark in the industry that reflects as a number in his net worth. The World champion has been rewarded with ample amount for his every victory.