Paul “Eskimo” Clark
Name – Paul Clark
Birthday – June 2
Location – Las Vegas, NV
Online Screen Names – none Known
Endorses – N/A
Website – None Known
Paul “Eskimo” Clark has certainly had a colourful life. Born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana, he enjoyed the diversity, culture and freedom of his native state to do pretty much as he pleased as a youngster. As a result, he developed a daredevil streak that is present in very few others. Whatever bet he was propositioned on, he took, regardless of what that bet was. If he could make money off it, he took it and often raised the stakes. It was no wonder, therefore, that Clark became a poker player later on in his life.
In the meantime, Clark enlisted during the Vietnam War to help his country. He trained and worked as a medic for a number of years before returning home and deciding on professional poker as a career, winning his first World Series of Poker bracelet in 1992 in the $5,000 Seven Card Stud event.
Clark’s first in the money finish came at the 1998 World Series of Poker Limit Omaha event, but he had already made an impact in the WSOP No Limit Hold ‘Em games. He finished 19th in the 1997 main event and 25th in the 1998 main event. His second WSOP bracelet came in the $1,500 Razz in 1999, and at that point he had already done better than a good number of his peers!
Never one to rest on his laurels, a third WSOP bracelet went Clark’s way in 2002, but this time in the $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo event. Clark then went on to win the 2003 $1,500 No Limit Hold ‘Em at the Bellagio during the Diamond World Poker Classic and then finished second in the World Poker Tour’s World Poker Challenge $5,000 No Limit Hold ‘Em event in 2004.
In terms of Clark’s success on the poker table, he is in the top seventy all time money winners list, and it’s no wonder when you consider just how competitive he is. If he is not around a tournament table, you can usually find him with a set at a high stakes cash game in the Bellagio. He carries his aggressive and fearless attitude with him to the poker table, so in truth the kid who would take any bet is still very much under the surface!