Sadly, there is sad news in the poker world this week with the passing of Layne Flack. The poker pro was only 52 years old and details of his death are currently not available. Flack has won six World Series of Poker bracelets and is known as a great guy among other poker pros as well as his friends and family.
Tributes to a friend
After news of Flack’s passing broke, other poker pros took to Twitter to talk about their friend. Phil Hellmuth was among those who posted on Flack, saying he was one of the biggest and best personalities in the game.
Jennifer Harmon also posted on Twitter about Flack, stating that poker has lost a legend. The two moved away and Harmon said he would miss his friend, a person who could always make him smile.
Daniel Negreanu also posted on the poker pro, stating that knowing Layne he would like everyone to celebrate their life and share a few laughs about the good old days.
Long career in poker
Flack was able to have a long career in the game of poker, despite his young age. He started playing cards with his grandparents but really became a fan of the game when he was working in a casino. He was going to other places to play poker and he finally met Johnny chan, which helped him hone his skills.
The poker pro has also been guided by Ted forrest and finally, he participated in major events around the world. In 2010, Flack had won over $ 4.3 million in prize money from live tournaments. He has cashed in over 43 WSOP events and earned over $ 2.7 million from the series.
He earned his first WSOP bracelet in 1999 then two in 2002, followed by two more in 2003. His last bracelet was won in 2008. He was also a common face seen at World Poker Tour events, having paid off in several tournaments on the circuit.
Over the years, Flack has started to make a name for himself among the poker crowd as a fun-loving guy with quick returns to the poker table. Fans enjoyed watching it during televised events because of his personality. Flack was both chatty and friendly, two personality traits that have served him well throughout his life.
The poker pro will certainly be missed by all who knew and loved him.