The poker world got destroying news Monday night: poker star Layne Flack has died at 52 years old. Little is known as of now about the conditions encompassing his demise aside from that he was found in his home.
Living the initial twenty years of his life in South Dakota and Montana, Flack moved to Reno, Nevada in 1995 to seek after a profession in poker. His first large money came in 1997 at the Hall of Fame Poker Classic in Las Vegas when he won a $1,500 purchase in competition for $67,000.
He immediately became known as a phenomenal money game player, to such an extent that Johnny Chan chose to back him after a downswing. The first of his six World Series of Poker wristbands came in 1999, when he took gold in the $3,000 Pot-Limit Hold’em occasion, changing out for $224,000. He won two more in 2002 and two again in 2003, setting himself up to be one of the more mainstream poker players on TV during the poker blast.
Flack’s last wristband win was in 2008 in $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha. The $577,725 check was likewise the biggest of his WSOP triumphs. Only eight players rank in front of him on the unsurpassed WSOP arm band list.
Flack was not as dynamic on the competition circuit lately, zeroing in for the most part on the World Series of Poker. In 2020, he changed out multiple times in the WSOP Online.
It wasn’t all roses, yet that is the way things are
Past his $5 million in live competition profit, Flack was a ultra-nosebleed-high stakes player, sitting in the most extravagant games in Las Vegas. At his pinnacle, Flack was viewed by numerous individuals as truly outstanding – if not the best – cash game part on the planet.
Flack had his evil spirits, in the same way as other individuals do. In the mid 2000’s, he had a medication and liquor issue, to where his sweetheart and sibling arranged a mediation in 2004. Daniel Negreanu paid $60,000 for Flack’s recovery.
“I was getting a charge out of good accomplishment at the tables in 2002 and 2003, however the way of life I was living was quickly making up for lost time to me,” Flack said in the book Deal Me In. “In 2004, things truly began to go downhill. I was living in a one-room loft with my sweetheart, Paulette. I was unable to pay the lease. I wasn’t eating. The medication utilize had almost burned-through me.”
Medication and liquor misuse were a common topic for the duration of his life, yet as a “gutted” Mike Matusow said Monday night, “I chatted with him 2 hrs in telephone per week prior and he was revealing to me how he had turned his life around!”
Poker companions stunned
Recognitions from the poker local area have been filling web-based media as Monday night as gone on. The normal refrain was the manner by which Flack was the existence of each room he was, by they way he could make everybody giggle relentless. I previously heard the report from Mark Seif on Facebook, who said, “The poker world has lost another incredible one!”