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Phil Laak’s Wild Ride

He’s Experienced Incredible Highs and Lows This Year en Route to His First World Series Bracelet

by Ryan Lucchesi |  Published: Oct 29, 2010

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London is the perfect city to interview a poker personality who is in no danger of tiring of life. The renowned British writer Samuel Johnson once said, “When a man is tired of London he is tired of life, for there is in London all that life can afford.” Even when he has stayed awake for 115 hours straight, setting the Guinness world record for longest continuous poker session in a cash game, Phil Laak never tires of the world or the game that he loves. Laak’s insatiable curiosity and natural poker talent have helped create the enigma that is one of the most unique and popular players in the game today. His skills as a conversationalist at a poker table are largely unrivaled, outside of a “Mouth” here or a “Poker Brat” there, as he continues to entertain poker fans across the globe on televised poker shows such as ...


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