Irish-American professional poker player Phil Laak coined the word “upstuck” in August 2015. “Upstuck. A poker term invented by @PhilLaak 2 describe being stuck from ur hightick” was cited on Twitter on August 8, 2015.
Poker Update defined the term on August 12, 2015:
“The colorful and beloved poker personality coined a new term this week – ‘upstuck’ – to describe a poker player who is down from their peak net-win in a cash game session, but still overall in the black.”
Wikipedia: Phil Laak
Philip “Phil” C. Laak (born September 8, 1972) is an Irish-American professional poker player and a poker commentator, now residing in Los Angeles, California. Laak holds a World Poker Tour (WPT) title, a World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet and has appeared on numerous nationally aired television shows.
Upstuck. A poker term invented by @PhilLaak 2 describe being stuck from ur hightick. Example: if u were up 8k & now only up 6, u r “upstuck”
7:45 AM - 8 Aug 2015
@Jtillathekilla2 @PokerNews @PhilLaak being “upstuck” is far more tilting than actually being stuck...but a combination of both is the worst
10:35 AM - 10 Aug 2015
Are You Winning or Losing? It Doesn’t Matter!
August 10, 2015 Robert Woolley
Phil Laak has an inventive mind, and sometimes he turns it upon the language of poker.
We all know the feeling of being “upstuck,” right? It’s a strange mixture of happiness and regret.
Phil Laak Creates New Poker Term: Upstuck
August 12, 2015 Bradley Chalupski
“Upstuck” – Why I Love Poker’s Newest Term
Phil Laak has done it again.
The colorful and beloved poker personality coined a new term this week – “upstuck” – to describe a poker player who is down from their peak net-win in a cash game session, but still overall in the black.
Laak is mostly known for his high-octane personality and propensity to do off-the-wall things like set a new Guinness Book of World Records mark for most consecutive hours of poker played (115, if you were wondering).