Blog Tools
Edit your Blog
Build a Blog
RSS Feed
View Profile
« September 2006 »
1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
You are not logged in. Log in
Entries by Topic
All topics  «
Sleepless in Fulham: Rambling and gambling by David Young
Friday, 1 September 2006
Why is Phil Laak so highly rated?
Topic: Poker
I got a flyer from the Sportsman in the post yesterday, promoting the William Hill Grand Prix. It mentioned that Phil Laak won it last year and that at the time it was his biggest win (£150k). I found that hard to believe, so I checked it out on the HM database and it's true!

What I can't figure out therefore, is why then this bloke is so well revered? His record isn't that impressive relative to the attention he gets and I can't understand why he was invited to an invitation only tournament in Feb 2004. What had he done prior to that to deserve it?

_ DY at 5:41 PM BST
Updated: Thursday, 10 June 2010 6:24 PM BST
Post Comment | View Comments (2) | Permalink

Thursday, 10 June 2010 - 4:43 AM BST

Name: "Phil Laak"
Home Page: http://

Phil Laak is the bomb now that he has the Guiness World Record for Poker Endurance.

Thursday, 10 June 2010 - 6:28 PM BST

Name: overlay_uk3
Home Page:

Thanks for letting me know this. I've written a new post on the blog (first in six months) mentioning 'your' achievement.

I've also tagged the above post with 'poker', which I forgot to do the first time, and I've corrected a typo. For those reasons, the post shows as being updated today. I have not changed the content though.

View Latest Entries