Paul Clark, a native of New Orleans, Louisiana, is a professional poker player. He is also known as “The Eskimo” due to his resemblance to Alaskan Airlines’ logo. Before Paul Clark took up poker, he was a medic during the Vietnam War. He is considered to be a fearless player who can unnerve his opponent through his exceptional bluffing skills and appearance. He is currently living in Las Vegas, Nevada.
In the 1992 WSOP $5,000 Seven Card Stud event, Paul Clark won a gold bracelet by coming first, an event which also earned him $122,000. He again struck gold in the $1,500 Seven Card Razz Event at the 1999 WSOP and made $84,610. In the 2002 WSOP $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo Split event, Paul Clark won another bracelet and prize money worth $125,200.
In January 2003, Paul Clark appeared for the World Poker Tour (WPT) Season 1 in the 4th Year of Jack Binion World Poker Open (WPO) Event #2 Limit Hold’em and finished second, earning $62,846. In April 2003, he made it to first place and took home $160,095 from the WPT Championship Season 1 Five Star WPO No Limit Hold’em. To reach the top, he had to beat the likes of Erik Seidel, Chris Karagulleyan, Dave "Devilfish" Ulliott, Johnny "Oriental Express" Chan, and Huck Seed, all poker heavy weights. In the June 2003 Festival of No Limit Hold’em, Paul Clark came fourth and pocketed $2,550.
In 2004, during the World Poker Challenge WPT Season 2 No Limit Hold’em, Paul Clark ranked second and bagged $310,403. In April, he made it in the fourth place and earned $28,601 at the WPT Championship Season 2 Five Star WPO No Limit Hold’em. After a few rough spells in 2005 and 2006, Paul Clark came back with a bang in 2007, securing fourth place in the WPO/WPT Season 5 Event #1 No Limit Hold’em. During the 2007 38th Annual WSOP Event #29 Razz Seven Card, he bagged $31,186 by obtaining fourth place in the tournament. On September 27th of the same year, he finished fourth after his strong performance in the Big Poker October Event #3 No-Limit Hold’em Championship. He also took home a whopping $28,308 by ranking second at the Binions Poker Open Event #21 No-Limit Hold'em Championship. Paul Clark participated in Event #22 No-Limit Hold’em TOC as well during the same tournament and finished in fourth place.
Other than poker, Paul Clark also enjoys baseball. Though it has been a long time since he has practiced medicine, he still knows his basics, which was evident at the final table of the 2007 WSOP when he had a mini stroke and chose to treat himself, rather than being admitted to a hospital. When Paul Clark is not playing in tournaments, he can be spotted at some high stake poker tables at the Bellagio in Las Vegas. He also plays online on Pokerstars.com under the screen name Bucky926.