|Nickname(s)||Back to Back|
|Residence||Las Vegas, Nevada|
|Born||May 18, 1969|
Rapid City, South Dakota
|Died||July 19, 2021 (aged 52)|
Las Vegas, Nevada
|World Series of Poker|
Main Event finish
|World Poker Tour|
Flack started playing cards with his grandparents, but became engrossed in the game whilst working at a casino. He would regularly go to another casino after work to play poker. Despite becoming the Night Manager in his job, he quit as he was spending too much time on poker to continue working full-time as well.
He met up with Johnny Chan who helped him improve his game and, following a big loss, encouraged Flack to ensure he had a lot of rest before a tournament. Ted Forrest then took him under his wing, eventually playing in the biggest games in the world.
World Series of PokerEdit
Flack won six bracelets at the WSOP. He got the nickname "Back to Back Flack" after winning two consecutive Legends of Poker events in August 1999. He would accomplish the same feat three years later at the 2002 and the 2003 WSOP series.
World Series of Poker BraceletsEdit
|1999||$3,000 Pot Limit Hold-Em||$224,400|
|2002||$2,000 No Limit Hold-Em||$303,880|
|2002||$1,500 No Limit Hold-Em||$268,020|
|2003||$2,500 Omaha Hi-Lo Split||$119,260|
|2003||$1,500 Limit Hold-Em Shootout||$120,000|
|2008||$1,500 Pot Limit Omaha w/Rebuys||$577,725|
World Poker TourEdit
Flack made numerous appearances on the World Poker Tour and captured one WPT title.
- 2002 World Poker Finals - 2nd place ($186,900)
- WPT Invitational Tournament - Winner ($125,000)
- 2004 UltimateBet.Com Poker Classic - 2nd place ($500,000)
- 2008 Legends of Poker - 8th place ($105,620)
It was announced on July 19, 2021, that Flack was found dead. No cause has been released. He was 52.
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