The best poker players in the circuit especially those players that has an Asian heritage will compete for the top honors at the Asian Poker Tour in Manila, Philippines this coming May 27th, 2008 and the event will end on June 1st, 2008. Steve Sung from Korea, Quinn Do from Vietnam and Nam Le, a Vietnamese-American poker player are vying for the top honors at the first stop of the 2008 Asian Poker Tour. The event will be held at the Dusit Thani Manila Hotel.
The three poker players will compete for the $1,000,000 million cash pool with four hundred other poker professionals. Steve Sung, a Korean born Poker Player has been participating in major poker event for the past several years. He has been a consistent player in major World Poker Tour and World Series of Poker events. His best performance was his second place finish in the 2008 Bay 101 Shooting Star WPT Championship. Before participating in live poker events, Sung has been a regular poker player among online events using the name MuGGyLiCiOuS. His total winnings are more than $1.4 million.
Quinn Do decided to become a full-time poker player after finishing his studies at the University of Washington. Do has been a regular participant at major poker tournament and has obtained a World Series of Poker Gold Bracelet at the 2005 World Series of Poker Limit Holdem Tournament. Do's total winning is at $2 million. Nam Le is only 25 years old but is already considered a force to be reckoned with, He has a few titles to himself including the 2006 Bay 101 Shooting Star World Poker Tour championship and the 2006 Scotty Nguyen Poker Challenge II.
But local poker players are expected to give a good fight in their homeland. If neither Sung, Do or Le will win the APT trophy in Manila, they will still have three other remaining chances to win the top honors as there are still three ATP stops this year Like in Macau in August 2008, Seoul in October 2008 and Singapore in December 2008 that also features a guaranteed cash pool of $1 million.
05/19/2008 02:00 PM