Layne Flack, Six-Time WSOP Bracelet Winner, Found Dead at 52

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Layne Flack, Six-Time WSOP Bracelet Winner, Found Dead at 52
07:23
23 Jul

Layne Flack was found dead at his Las Vegas home this week after passing away in his sleep on Monday night. The six-time WSOP bracelet winner was 52-years-old.


All-Time Great

As soon as the news hit the tributes began to flow in. Layne Flack was one of those characters everyone loved to be around. A true gentleman who was known for being the life and soul of the party.

After bursting onto the scene in the nineties, Flack blossomed under the tutelage of Johnny Chan and Ted Forrest. It was through their guidance that Flack went from being a Las Vegas hopeful around 1995 to possibly the best NL tournament player in the world by the turn of the millennium.

The South Dakota native was friends with many stars of the game from that era, but Phil Hellmuth was particularly close.

Hellmuth wrote a short tribute to his lost friend, detailing just what a talented individual Flack was.


Six Bracelets

After winning his first bracelet in 1999, Flack added four more across 2002 and 2003. Even though the games were undoubtedly softer back then that still counts as an incredible achievement that very few players would ever be capable of.

Five million dollars in live tournament winnings was surely topped up by many more from cash games. Flack's tournament record shows that he was still playing a lot recently, even grinding the WSOP Online last year from Las Vegas.


To honour Layne Flack’s memory, Mike Matusow will be organising a live podcast on Zoom where people can join and say something about their friend.



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Mark from Stamford in the UK is a professional cash game player, and part time journalist. A massive chess fan and perpetual traveller.He also produces strategy content for our sister wesbite PokerVIP.com.Read more

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