• Name: Layne Flack
• Nickname: Back-to-Back Flack
• Current Residence: Las Vegas, Nev.
• Birth Date: May 18, 1969
• Birth Place: Rapid City, S.D.
• Online poker room: Poker Stars
Layne Flack, “Back-to-Back Flack” Born in Rapid City, S.D, and grew in Montana, Layne Flack is a performer who, came from nowhere to become an exceedingly victorious performer on the poker circuit.
It is may be, his modest starts in these sparingly inhabited states that gave Flack his main improve in card playing talents.
Montana homes are a gambling areas: Everyone there, knows how to play, at least two card games, pinochle and poker.
Flack’s was not different from his parents and neighbors. He learned to play pinochle from his grandparents while rising up in big sky country and his card sense with no trouble convert to poker when he grew up.
He came back to Rapid City to graduate from high school in 1987 and acquire a job working in a casino.
In 1991, he is determinate to leave the college and worked as a dealer in Deadwood, S.D., during his summers off. After finishing his transfer, he used also to put into experience some of what he learned from watching other poker competitors as a dealer.
As so many who precedes him ion the same route, Flack finally remains the poker dealing room and took “the poker dealing” as a job.
In 1993, He moved to Reno with his girlfriend and enter the first start of his poker profession.
He got the chance to make $10,000 within a month playing poker and did well in some local play-offs. One game was the 2004 Peppermill Summer Poker Game, in which he acquire the seventh position in the $100 Omaha Hi-Lo incident.
In 1995, Flack’s daughter Hailey was born when he decided to go back with his family to Montana.
It was while back in Montana that Flack got the opportunity to know Huck Seed and becomes friend with.
Seed says that Flack should take his skills to Vegas where he will be sure sure to make good money in playing poker.
That was all the support, flack needed, and in 1997 he headed back to Vegas by himself.
Flake dove head first into the competition pool with a first position finish in the $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em incident of the Lobby of Fame Poker Classic in August of that year.
In 1998 he made the decisive move to Las Vegas for a everlasting reside.
The transfer contribute to Flack his increasing of his game play, which definitely didn’t harm his bankroll or his poker standing.
In 1998 he came second in the $2,000 No-Limit Hold’em World Series of Poker incident and cashed in other less important No-Limit and Limit Hold’em play-offs in addition of some Omaha trials in Los Angeles and Lake Elsinore.
1999 brought to flake more achievement when he strapped on his first WORLD SERIES OF POKER (WSOP) bracelet for a Pot-Limit Hold’em episode and also final tabled in a Limit Hold’em happening.
He was becoming fairly a standard on the Las Vegas and Los Angeles poker play-offs stage.
Same as his first famed friend, it was also during that time that Flack met and was befriended by Johnny Chan.
Flake made his first final table appearance in a World Poker Tour incident later that year in the World Poker Finals. Which was enough to get his name on the minds of all the poker admirer. Later on, he came in second, after Howard Lederer at a table that also included Phil Ivey and Andy Bloch.
After three months, exactly, in February 2003, he followed up with a WPT win at the Pro-Celebrity Invitational in Los Angeles and then a 10th place finish in the WPT Championship in April.
He carried that tidal gesture of achievements right into the next WORLD SERIES OF POKER (WSOP) starting with a ninth position finish in the $5,000 No-Limit Hold’em incident in April.
Next came the WORLD SERIES OF POKER (WSOP) finals that would provide him his nickname, Back-to-Back Flack.
He caught trials in a row, the $2,500 Omaha Hi-Lo Split and $1,500 Limit Hold’em Shootout to bring his fifth gold bracelet.
accomplishment can stimulate people to react in many different manners.
Flack, contrarily remains a drinker, however when he begun having success in poker, he also got implicated with drugs too.
In 2000 someone unknown introduced him to ecstasy, and since this period he started with practicing with other drugs.
Flack is called by Phil Hellmuth a “No-Limit Hold’em genius,”. Flake was not scared from anyone in the world at No-Limit Hold’em, however has “a healthy respect for ‘Drunk Layne!’”
Hellmuth attributes that drinking is helping Flack’s tournament since even alcohol may contribute to unpredictable play. Hellmuth adds, “It’s hard to strike a guy with great reads and no terror.”
Whether alcohol and drugs works in his favor or not in poker, it was throbbing his life away from the table.
In 2004, his friends and family had an involvement. His girlfriend chooses out a rehab center and Daniel Negreanu grants $60,000 for him for help.
• Mentored by Johnny Chan
• Five-time WORLD SERIES OF POKER WSOP bracelet winner
• Winner of the 2002 WPT Celebrity Invitational