Layne Flack

Layne Flack
GPI rank: 160630
WSOP Bracelets: 6
Total Live Earnings: $5,081,152
Nationality:
United States United States
Nickname: Back to Back
The Hendon Mob

Biography

Born May 18, 1969, Layne Flack hailed from Rapid City, South Dakota before working as a poker dealer in small card clubs in Montana. Eventually, he found his way to Nevada and learned under poker greats like Johnny Chan and Ted Forrest.

"At 24, he and his girlfriend moved to Reno, Nevada and by 1995, when his daughter Hailey was born, Layne was a full-time professional poker player," Al Moe previously wrote in this PokerNews profile.

The piece continued: "His first big score came at the Horseshoe, where he won a Hall of Fame $1500 no-limit hold'em event, and pocketed $68,000. Other tournament wins followed, and so did some high-limit live action. Layne's ability didn't go unnoticed by poker's best players, and when he went through a few bad sessions, Johnny Chan was more than willing to back his play."

Career Highlights

In May 1999, Flack won his first gold bracelet in the WSOP $3,000 Pot-Limit Hold’em event for $224,400. In August of that same year, he won the Legends of Poker $330 7-Card Stud tournament for $15,600 and the following day took down the $330 Limit Hold’em Shootout for $19,320. The back-to-back victories earned him the nickname “Back-to-Back” Flack, which would be reinforced when he won two gold bracelets in both 2002 and 2003.

According to The Hendon Mob, Flack had just over $5 million in lifetime earnings dating back to 1994 including a career-best $577,725 for his last bracelet victory, which came at the 2008 WSOP in Event #34: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha.

Other highlights on his poker résumé include $500,000 for finishing runner-up to Eric Brenes in the 2004 WPT Aruba, $225,190 for placing fourth in the 2016 WinStar River Poker Series Main Event, and $186,900 for finishing second to Howard Lederer in the 2002 WPT World Poker Finals.

Poker Hall of Fame

Flack passed away unexpectedly on July 19, 2021, at the age of 52. In 2022, he was posthumously inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame as the sole inductee in the Class of 2022.

Flack’s dear friend and WSOP bracelet winner, Derick “Tex” Barch, offered a few words in honor of Flack’s induction into the Poker Hall of Fame.

“He (Flack) was an amazing friend, more like a brother. Through good, bad and all his mischief - Layne had your back!” said Barch. “Layne was close to my children. He would come and spend weeks at our house. Always entertaining them, taking them places and making sure it was all about them. When my daughter died this past January, one thing that brought comfort to me was to know that Layne would be there to greet her, and they could laugh together, in eternity.”

Layne Flack’s WSOP Bracelets

YearTournamentPrize
1999Event #12: $3,000 Pot-Limit Hold’em$224,000
2002Event #4: $2,000 No-Limit Hold’em$303,880
2002Event #19: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em$268,020
2003Event #18: $2,500 Limit Omaha Hi-Lo$119,260
2003Event #25: $1,500 Limit Hold’em Shootout$120,000
2008Event #34: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha$577,725

PokerNews Covered Events

Event Place Prize
2020 WSOP.com Online Bracelet Events
Event #30: $500 No-Limit Hold'em Senior's Event
76th $778
2020 WSOP.com Online Bracelet Events
Event #22: $500 No-Limit Hold'em Turbo Deepstack
197th $711
2020 WSOP.com Online Bracelet Events
Event #21: $777 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed
142nd $1,239
2020 WSOP.com Online Bracelet Events
Event #19: $400 No-Limit Hold'em
342nd $641
2020 WSOP.com Online Bracelet Events
Event #17: $777 No-Limit Hold'em
96th $1,547
2020 WSOP.com Online Bracelet Events
Event #16: $500 No-Limit Hold'em Turbo
54th $1,994
2020 WSOP.com Online Bracelet Events
Event #10: $600 No-Limit Hold'em MonsterStack
300th $895
2020 WSOP.com Online Bracelet Events
Event #7: $800 No-Limit Hold'em Knockout Deepstack
13th $4,486
2020 WSOP.com Online Bracelet Events
Event #6: $600 PLO8 6-Handed
46th $1,529
2019 World Series of Poker
Event #43: $2,500 Mixed Big Bet
21st $4,843
2019 World Series of Poker
Event #32: $1,000 Seniors No-Limit Hold'em Championship
20th $22,988
2019 World Series of Poker
Event #25: $600 Pot-Limit Omaha Deepstack
85th $1,856
2018 World Series of Poker
Event #11: $365 PLO GIANT Pot-Limit Omaha
79th $1,719
2018 World Series of Poker
Event #49: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed Championship
46th $18,664
2018 World Series of Poker
Event #12: $1,500 Dealer's Choice 6-Handed
25th $3,503
2017 World Series of Poker
Event #36: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed
30th $15,868
2017 World Series of Poker
Event #16: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed
23rd $15,919
2017 World Series of Poker
Event #5: THE COLOSSUS III - $565 No-Limit Hold'em
817th $1,859
2016 WinStar River Poker Series
Main Event
4th $225,190
2014 World Series of Poker
Event #60: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
62nd $8,096
2014 World Series of Poker
Event #39: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em
7th $64,887
2014 World Series of Poker
Event #37: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha
64th $3,655
2014 World Series of Poker
Event #32: $10,000 Six-Handed No-Limit Hold'em Championship
13th $28,414
2014 World Series of Poker
Event #16: $1,500 Limit 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball
30th $3,359
2014 World Series of Poker
Event #8: $1,500 Millionaire Maker No-Limit Hold'em
720th $3,015
2013 World Series of Poker
Event #43: $10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Draw Lowball
6th $35,549
2013 World Series of Poker
Event #39: $1,500 Seven-Card Stud Hi-Low 8-or-Better
15th $6,395
2013 World Series of Poker
Event #21: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em (Six Handed)
57th $6,455
2013 World Series of Poker
Event #17: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
210th $2,898
2012-13 World Series of Poker Circuit Event - Choctaw Durant
Main Event
58th $4,668
2012 World Series of Poker
Event 57: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em - Six-Handed
8th $100,696
2012 World Series of Poker
Event 41: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em
141st $5,937
2012 World Series of Poker
Event 38: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
23rd $17,378
2012 World Series of Poker
Event 22: $2,500 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball
8th $14,725
2012 World Series of Poker
Event 14: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout
4th $87,446
2012 World Series of Poker
Event 2: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
117th $3,531
2011 World Series of Poker
Event #35: $5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha / Six Handed
31st $13,248
2011 World Series of Poker
Event #32: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
197th $3,359
2011 World Series of Poker
Event #17: $1,500 H.O.R.S.E.
48th $4,771
2011 World Series of Poker
Event #8: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em
95th $3,873
2009 WPT Merit Cyprus Classic
WPT Merit Cyprus Classic Championship
10th $20,760
2009 World Series of Poker
Event 42 - $2,500 Mixed Event
7th $30,674
2009 World Series of Poker
Event 19 - $2,500 Six-handed No Limit Hold'em
68th $5,404
2009 World Series of Poker
Event 8 - $2,500 No Limit Deuce to Seven Draw
8th $8,453
2009 World Series of Poker
Event 3 - $1,500 Omaha Hi/Lo 8-or-better
44th $5,651
2008 World Series of Poker
Event 34 - $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha w/Rebuys
1st $577,725
2007 World Series of Poker
Event 31 - $5,000 Heads Up No Limit Holdem
61st $9,212

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