Flack leads the pack

23rd June, 2008

Layne Flack won his sixth Bracelet at the 2008 World Series of Poker in Event 34, the $1,500 buy-in Pot-Limit Omaha with Rebuys tournament.

Winning his first bracelet in five years, Flack was awarded $577,725 after outlasting a field of 320 However, Flack had invested $30,000 in the tournament using is reckless style he tends to use in rebuy tournaments where you just keep putting your money in until you have a good stack of chips.

I caught some cards today, I mean its not like I just outplayed everybody, he said. I actually caught some cards.

This tournament was gave the poker pro his first Bracelet since 2003. Flack says hes back to play poker, and has been out of the game for a while sorting out some personal issues.

I got off track pretty good for a while, I spent the last year regrouping and getting my life back together, Flack said. I want to throw out kudos to my life coach whos turned my life around.

Flack had a pretty big chip lead during day 1, mostly due to the three hour rebuy period where he accumulated as many chips as possible. Day 2 proved to be much more challenging.

These tournaments are so hard, you dont look at the bracelet, you look at fighting every day, he said. Every day I come in I dont even look at the finish line, I dont even look at how many bracelets I have, and I just battle through that day.

This win gives Flack six WSOP Bracelets, which places him in the top ten World Series of Poker Players of all time.

By Michael

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