Before turning to poker, Paul Clark was a veteran of the Vietnam War, where he worked as a medic. Clark first finished in the money at the World Series of Poker (WSOP) in the 1988 limit Omaha Poker event.Outside of poker, Paul Clark's hobbies include baseball.
Paul Clark has won three bracelets at the WSOP:
- 1992 $5,000 seven card stud – $122,000
- 1999 $1,500 seven card razz – $84,610
- 2002 $1,500 seven card stud hi/lo split – $125,200
Paul Clark 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 Belligio Casino'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 “Oriental Express” Chan and Huck Seed.
Paul 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. As of 2005, his total career winnings exceed $1,300,000.