Layne Flack posthumously inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame
The WSOP 2022 Main Event is drawing to a close and the Poker Hall of Fame Jury members and representatives of the World Series of Poker, as promised, have unveiled the newly inducted member of the Poker Hall of Fame.
Ten people participated in the competition for the honorary title, and only three of them were not professional poker players. Traditionally, these three places were left for poker figures who have made a significant contribution to the popularization of poker. These places were given to such nominees as Isai Scheinberg, Matt Savage and a famous duo of poker commentators.
The living members of the Poker Hall of Fame determined the winner by the main criteria, namely: a player over 40 years old, playing well against well-known high-stakes players and showing good winning results for years.
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As a result, the jury chose Layne Flack, who was posthumously inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame. The poker player passed away almost a year ago at the age of 52, in his sleep at his home.
American Layne Flack managed to become a real poker legend in the USA. During his poker career he has won over $5 080 000 in live events. As for the World Series of Poker gold bracelets, Flack has six of them.
The South Dakota player first worked in Montana card clubs. Then Layne went to conquer Las Vegas and eventually succeeded in this field. He made the loudest victories in the late 90s and early 2000s.
He received his first gold bracelet in 1999 in the $3 000 WSOP event, where he earned $224 400. He received the biggest payout in his poker career of $577,720 and the last (sixth) bracelet of the World Series of Poker at the WSOP 2008 in the $1,500 Omaha event.