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Phil Laak

Poker Player
Male
Born Sep 8, 1972

Philip "Phil" C. Laak is an Irish-born American professional poker player and a poker commentator, now residing in Los Angeles, California. Laak holds a World Poker Tour (WPT) title, a World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet and has appeared on numerous nationally aired television shows.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1972 Birth Born on September 8, 1972.

TEENAGE

1987 14 Years Old Laak was born in Dublin, Ireland, raised on the East Coast of the United States, and now lives in Los Angeles and Las Vegas. He graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 1987 with a degree in mechanical engineering and worked as an engineer, a repo man, a dishwasher on Cape Cod, a stock day trader, a gardener and a real estate investor, prior to getting into open poker games in California. … Read More

THIRTIES

2004 31 Years Old Laak learned to play poker as a child. His first major tournament victory was at the World Poker Tour (WPT) Celebrity Invitational in February 2004.
He has made two other WPT final tables since: sixth place in both the season two Battle of Champions and the 2005 Five Diamond World Poker Classic.
2007 34 Years Old At the 2007 conference of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence in Vancouver, British Columbia, Laak and fellow professional player Ali Eslami competed against, and beat, Polaris, a poker playing computer program developed at the University of Alberta, in two of the four rounds with the remaining rounds being a loss and a draw.
2008 35 Years Old In 2008, Laak made a cameo appearance in the Knight Rider television movie, where he was credited as "Poker Pro". … Read More
2009 36 Years Old 1 More Event
Laak also played in the 2009 Aussie Millions cash game Invitational.
In early January 2010, Laak launched his own online poker site, Unabomber Poker. … Read More
2011 38 Years Old As of December 2011, his total live tournament winnings exceed $2,500,000. … Read More
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