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Playing / No Limit Hold'em (with uncapped buyins), Laak finished up ,766 and donated half of his winnings to charity.

Laak is also known for his unusual and inventive manner of speech.

He coined the poker terms "felted" to mean having lost all of one's chips (i.e.

and sunglasses he wears at the table, making him resemble the forensic sketch of Theodore Kaczynski who was known as the Unabomber.

These items were given to him by fellow poker player Gus Hansen.

His feat was witnessed live on streaming video by over 130,000 people.

He was born November 8, 1981 in Denver, Colorado where he lived until 1990 when he moved to Poway, California.

Laak was born in Dublin, Ireland, raised on the East Coast of the United States, and now lives in Los Angeles and Las Vegas.

He graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a degree in mechanical engineering and worked in varying jobs prior to getting into open poker games in California.

Laak defeated Ram Vaswani to win the inaugural William Hill Poker Grand Prix, taking home the £150,000 first prize.

He has also competed in numerous Poker Royale series.

nothing left in front of the player except the table felt) as well as upstuck, meaning being down from your high point of the session (i.e. He also coined the terms POW (Pay off wizard) which he uses in a self-mocking fashion (i.e.

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