Paul Clark (poker player)

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Robert Paul Clark
Eskimo Clark.jpg
Robert Paul Clark at the 2005 World Poker Tour Mirage Poker Showdown
Nickname(s) Eskimo
Residence Las Vegas, Nevada
Born (1947-06-02)June 2, 1947
Died April 15, 2015(2015-04-15) (aged 67)
World Series of Poker
Bracelet(s) 3
Money finish(es) 20
Highest ITM
Main Event finish
19th, 1997
World Poker Tour
Title(s) None
Final table(s) 1
Money finish(es) 5
Information accurate as of 12 September 2010.

Robert Paul "Eskimo" Clark (born June 2, 1947 in Stockton, Missouri, died April 15, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada) was an American professional poker player who lived in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Life and career[edit]

Robert Paul Clark grew up in Stockton, MO, one of seven brothers and sisters.

Before turning to poker, Eskimo Clark was a veteran of the Vietnam War, where he worked as a dental assistant.[citation needed]

Clark first finished in the money at the World Series of Poker (WSOP) in the 1988 limit omaha event.

He has also made money finishes in the $10,000 No Limit Hold'em main event in 1997 (19th) and 1998 (25th) where he was eliminated with pocket aces.

In 2003, Clark won the $1,500 No Limit Hold'em event of the Bellagio's Five Diamond World Poker Classic, earning a $160,095 prize by defeating a final table including Erik Seidel, Chris Karagulleyan, Dave "Devilfish" Ulliott, Johnny Chan and Huck Seed.

Clark began playing the World Poker Tour (WPT) during its second season. His second-place finish in the World Poker Challenge $5,000 No Limit Hold'em event earned him $310,403.

Clark's last cash at the World Series of Poker was in 2007.

His total career winnings exceeded $2,700,000.[1] His 20 cashes at the WSOP account for $632,005 of those winnings.[2]

Outside of poker, Clark's hobbies included baseball.

He died on April 15, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada at age 67. [3]

World Series of Poker bracelets[edit]

Year Tournament Prize (US$)
1992 $5,000 Seven Card Stud $122,000
1999 $1,500 Razz $84,610
2002 $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo $125,200


  1. ^ Hendon Mob tournament results
  2. ^ World Series of Poker Earnings,
  3. ^ Robert Paul "Eskimo" Clark Obituary

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