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Hong Konger wins first World Series of Poker Bracelet and $144,338 on his first visit to Vegas

  • A Hong Kong poker player won his first World Series of Poker (WSOP) tournament on his first visit to Las Vegas, winning $144,338.
  • Lok Chan, 22, played against 281 players during the three-day competition.
  • The WSOP tournament marked Chan’s 30th major tournament win.
  • Chan is hoping to participate in the No-Limit Hold’em World Championship, also known as Main Event, where 7,000 people will buy in for the $10,000 prize.

On his first visit to Las Vegas, a Hong Kong poker player won his first World Series of Poker (WSOP) tournament, earning a prize of $144,338.

Chan Lok, 22, participated in the three-day event from June 16 to June 18 where he competed against 281 players for his first gold WSOP bracelet. The 2022 WSOP series consisted of seven different tournaments, including No-Limit Hold’em, Pot-Limit Omaha, No-Limit Deuce-to-Seven Single Draw Lowball and the No-Limit Five Card Draw High. Chan participated in the fifth event of the 2022 WSOP series.

WSOP Champion Gets Long Apology From Tony Miles After Being Accused of ‘Slow Rolling’

Many poker fans argued that John Cynn pulled a “slow roll” on his last hand during the 2018 World Series of Poker Main Event which earned him an $8.8 million cash prize.

Even his opponent, Tony Miles, was heard on a microphone calling the move out when Cynn was announced the winner at the Rio All-SuiteHotel & Casino on Sunday, according to For The Win.

John Cynn Wins $8.8 Million Prize in World Series of Poker Main Event

John Cynn captured poker’s world championship and a cool $8.8 million at the 2018 World Series of Poker main event by defeating Tony Miles early Sunday morning.

Drawing 7,874 players, this year’s $10,000 No Limit Hold’em Main Event held at the Rio All-SuiteHotel & Casino is the second-largest field in the tournament’s history, generating a prize pool of $74,015,600.