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Final Table Takedown: Andy Philachack Shares Sharp Hand Reading Skills to Take Down WSOP Circuit Event

by Craig Tapscott |  Published: Jun 08, 2016

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Andy Philachack was born in Laos, and came to America with his family as refugees in 1981. He attended Paris Junior College, earning an Associate of Science Degree in 1994. The following year, he transferred to the University of Texas-San Antonio on full scholarship and graduated in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology. He then decided to further his education and enrolled in Parker University (formerly Parker College of Chiropractic) and received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree in 1999. While attending Parker, he played poker sporadically with his college graduate pals and began to develop an interest in the game. He opened his own chiropractic practice in the fall of 2000 while still continuing to play poker for amusement as much as time allowed with a busy work and home life. Philachack finished in second place at the 2005 6th Annual Jack Binion World Poker Open for ...


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