So here’s the short of it . . . some Brit ex-pat living in Thailand named Tom Grant has posted a web page claiming that he befriended Phil Laak seven years ago, bailed him out of some trouble, went into an import/export business with Laak and then after a snafu, claims that Laak sought to have him and his wife killed for $30,000 for no good reason.
* While this story reeks like a Bangkok hooker after a hot summer night of trickin’, it is worth noting that Laak did travel the world back then as a backgammon player and a few years ago a guy named Tripwyre, who doesn’t appear to be the nut job above, posted a comment at www.homepokergames.com saying that he lived with Laak and that “there are quite a few things actually im sure he would like to sweep under the rug and forget(Thailand,cheating,drug stuff etc).”