June 15, 2009 (Las Vegas, Nevada) — Almost halfway through this year’s World Series of Poker®, Steve Sung, who will be heading to this year’s Asian Poker Tour event in Macau, is already running in high gear with a bracelet win and a final table showing.
The Poker Pack member kicked things off by winning Event #4 at the 40th World Series of Poker®. He outlasted a field of 6,102 and dominated the final table to win the $1,000 No Limit Hold ‘Em event, which was the biggest non-main-event tournament in history. With the win, he picked up his first-ever WSOP® bracelet in addition to $771,106 in prize money.
Just a little over a week later, Sung made his presence felt again by finishing third in Event #23, which was the $10,000 World Championship in No Limit 2-7 Draw Lowball. While he barely missed out on his second bracelet this year, the Korean poker pro did pick up $112,042 to bring his total winnings for this year’s WSOP® to almost $900,000.
The other members of The Poker Pack have been cashing in this year as well. Aside from Sung’s two big finishes, fellow members JC Tran and Quinn Do both have two cashes while Nam Le has one. All in all, the Pack has combined for seven cashes totalling $974,421.
The Poker Pack is a team of specially selected players of Asian origin who are ambassadors for the Asian Poker Tour. The group is composed of JC Tran, Nam Le, Quinn Do, David “Chino” Rheem, Steve Sung, and Kwang Soo Lee. Together, the six have approximately $23 million in live tournament winnings.
Asian Poker Tour Macau 2009 will be held at the Galaxy StarWorld Hotel and Casino in Macau from August 12 to 23, 2009. Buy-in is set at HK $32,000 + $2,400 (approximately US $4,300).
For more information, log on to the Asian Poker Tour’s web site at www.asianpt.com.
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About the Asian Poker Tour
The Asian Poker Tour is Asia’s biggest and original poker tour. Owned and operated by AsianLogic, the Tour has already held two major events in 2008 and one in 2009. Each Asian Poker Tour event attracts live tournament players as well as Internet qualifiers who join via online satellites. For more information, log on to the official web site at www.asianpt.com.
AsianLogic is a leading online and land-based gaming company focusing on the Asia-Pacific markets. The Company operates eight online casino brands and four online poker rooms as well as land-based sportsbook operations through its MegaSportsWorld brand. It is a specialist in Asia-specific games such as Mahjong, Cho-Da-Di, Do-Di-Zhu and 13 Card Poker. The company owns and operates the Asian Poker Tour.
The company also maintains a corporate advisory team specialising in the gaming sector which is an active investor in gaming-related businesses as well as providing consultancy and analytical services. AsianLogic enjoys strong commercial relationships with leading gaming providers including Playtech and LVS. Founded as ESL in 2002, AsianLogic employs over 300 employees, the majority of whom are based in the Philippines.
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