Just four days in, The Poker Pack already made its presence felt at the 2009 Asian Poker Tour Macau when David “Chino” Rheem defeated Tommy Le to win the Hong Kong Game Club (HKGC) No Limit Hold ‘Em R+A tournament.
Rheem went heads-up against Poker Pack member Nam Le’s younger brother after building up his stack at the final table. In the end, his Q-9 proved to be better than Le’s J-10 on a Q-7-J flop. For the win, Chino took home HK $64,200 and the winner’s trophy. Le, on the other hand, won HK $38,500 for his runner-up finish. Also on the table was AsianLogic CEO Tom Hall, who finished seventh for HK $9,200.
The HKGC tournament was the fourth side event at the 2009 Asian Poker Tour Macau. Rheem and the rest of The Poker Pack will be on hand during the twelve day festival of poker to play in the side events as well as the main event, which will be held on August 20.
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 more than US $24 million in live tournament winnings.
The 2009 Asian Poker Tour Macau will be held at the StarWorld Hotel and Casino in Macau from August 12 to 23, 2009. Buy-in for the main event is set at HK $32,000 + $2,400.
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