- Full Name Philip Courtney Laak
- Occupation Professional Poker Player
- Nationality American
- Birthplace Dublin, Ireland
- Birth Date Sep 08, 1972
- Age 49 Years, 4 Months
- Nickname Phil Laak
Phil Laak | Biography
Then, on 16 September 2010, he won the ₤2,500 buy-ins 'Six-Handed No-Limit Hold 'em Championship' at the 'World Series of Poker' Europe. And by 2014, Laak's total live tournament winnings had exceeded $3,100,000. He holds almost $2.5 million in tournament winnings. Followed by that, he is also the 'Guinness World Record for Poker Endurance' after clocking a marathon 115-hour poker session at the Bellagio in Las Vegas.
Laak is a professional poker player and poker commentator. He is also known for his appearances on the Poker Royale series, High Stakes Poker, and Knight Rider.
Who is Phil Laak?
Phil Laak is a 'WSOP Bracelet' and 'WPT Championship' title winner. Despite having a degree in mechanical engineering, he was interested in Poker from an early age.
Laak honed his skills as a backgammon player before focusing on Poker. And his first tournament was in February 2004, where he won the World Poker Tour.
Followed by that, he participated in several poker championships. He came second to Johnny Chan at the 2005 'World Series of Poker' in the '$2500 pot-limit hold 'em' event. Further into that, he also won the weekly game at NBC titled Poker After Dark, where he earned the weekly prize of $120,000. And then he also defeated the famous players Luke Schwartx and Jennifer Tilly in October 2009, which resulted in him being crowned PartyPoker.com's 'World Open V Champion.' Consequently, he won $250,000 in the process.
Then, on 16 September 2010, he won the £2,500 buy-ins 'Six-Handed No-Limit Hold 'em Championship' at the 'World Series of Poker' Europe. And by 2014, Laak's total live tournament winnings had exceeded $3,100,000. He holds almost $2.5 million in tournament winnings. Followed by that, he is also the 'Guinness World Record for Poker Endurance' after clocking a marathon 115-hour poker session at the Bellagio in Las Vegas.
Other than that, in January 2010, he launched his own online poker site, Unabomber Poker.
He also appeared on GSN's High Stakes Poker from seasons two to seven while also competed in many Poker Royale series. Additionally, he was also the dealer on the television series E! Hollywood Hold 'em. And his movie appearances include The Grand 2007, Runner Runner 2013, and Setup.
Laak was born on 8 September 1972 in Dublin, Ireland as Philip Courtney Laak. He was raised on the East Coast of the United States while now resides in Los Angeles and Las Vegas.
Laak graduated with a degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
According to celebrity net worth, Laak has a net worth of $18 million.
Laak is in a relationship with Jennifer Tilly since 2004. Tilly has a career as an American actress, voice actress, and poker player. They met at a charitable invitational poker tournament.
Tilly joined Poker and gambling as her father was a gambler and a poker player who encouraged her with the video game 'World Series of Poker.' She gained more interest in Poker after she began dating Laak.
Tilly is also a WSOP bracelet holder. In 2005 won the $1000 buy-in 'Ladies no-limit Texas hold 'em Championship.' She also participated and won many tournaments such as the 'World Poker Tour Ladies Invitational Tournament', the 'GSN Poker Royale' series, and '[Celebrity Poker Showdown'.
Likewise, she was also a participant in the Poker After Dark show. Further, she is popularly known for her role in Child's Play franchise as Tiffany Valentine.