LAS VEGAS, NV (July 10, 2022) – Today, the World Series of Poker enshrined Las Vegas poker professional Layne Flack into the 2022 Poker Hall of Fame. The highly anticipated commemoration was held in tandem with the Final Table of the WSOP Main Event® and the Hall of Fame Bounty Tournament at Bally’s & Paris Las Vegas.
Known as one of the best ever seen in the region, Layne Flack’s legacy is highlighted by six World Series of Poker gold bracelets – earning his sixth and last bracelet in 2008 at the 39th annual WSOP. After winning two consecutive Legends of Poker tournaments in 1999, Flack was famously nicknamed “Back to Back Flack” and regarded as one of the best poker players in the world. Flack has played in numerous WSOP tournaments making his final mark in 2020 during the No Limit Hold’em Senior’s Event.
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.”
The entire list of 61 Poker Hall of Fame members includes:
For more information on the Poker Hall of Fame, visit http://www.wsop.com/pokerhalloffame/.
About The Poker Hall of Fame:
The Poker Hall of Fame, established in 1979, was acquired by Harrah’s Entertainment along with the World Series of Poker in 2004. Though the Hall of Fame is virtual in nature, its membership includes poker's most influential players and other important contributors to the game. There are now 32 living members, and 61 members have been bestowed the honor of Poker Hall of Famer. The Poker Hall of Fame traditionally elects one or two members annually. The enshrinement ceremony is now held in concert with the final table of the Main Event of the WSOP, held in Las Vegas.