Steve Sung to participate in Asian Poker Tour’s Macau Event

With the biggest live tournament win of his poker career, Steve Sung is already looking forward to even more success. The Poker Pack member confirmed his participation in this year’s Asian Poker Tour Macau 2009 event just hours after winning Event #4 at the 40th World Series of Poker®.

steve-sungSung, a prominent figure in high-stakes online cash games, outlasted a field of 6,102 and dominated the final table to take first place in the $1,000 No Limit Hold ‘Em event, which was the biggest non-main-event tournament in history. He cemented his victory with pocket kings winning against pocket eights to pick up his first-ever WSOP® bracelet in addition to $771,106 in prize money.

Afterward, the Korea-born pro talked about how excited he was to get the win. “I pick up my first bracelet in a field of over six thousand – what a great way to kick off the WSOP!” he said. “Hopefully I continue to run good all the way up to the Asian Poker Tour event in Macau, which will be the biggest tournament in Asia to date. I’ll be there with my buddies from The Poker Pack and it would be great if one of us wins it.”

The victory pushes Steve Sung’s career live tournament winnings to almost $3 million. His previous biggest payday was when he took second place at the 2008 Bay 101 Shooting Stars $9,600 No Limit Hold ‘Em Championship for $585,000 in winnings.

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).

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