Friday August 5,2011 : A great way to maintain the momentum of the World Series of Poker
Live and online poker ace McLean ‘pureprofitfour' Karr found a profitable way to extend the momentum of his recent World Series of Poker earnings this week when he took a ferry from Hong Kong to Macau and arrived in time to compete in the Asian Poker King Tournament at StarWorld Casino.
The HKD $100,000 buy-in High Roller event was good for Karr, who took down the 20 other entrants to claim the main prize of HKD $809,000 (USD$103,669), further boosting his live tournament career winnings which are now over $1.5 million.
Among those he survived was Tom Dwan and Patrik Antonius – fellow pros he has played with both live and on the internet.
In fact, it was Dwan who clued Karr in on the tournament and staked him the entry fee. He may have regretted that when Karr busted him out in tenth position!
Karr was taking an Asian break following the World Series of Poker, where he managed to earn himself $67 596 with a eighth placing in a pot limit hold'em event.
The Detroit player's biggest live tournament win remains his victory early last year in the WPT Bay 101 Shooting Star main event, where he won $878,500, following this with a $185,120 first placing in the WPT Vienna in the same month. Later that year in London he added a win in the GBP 10,000 High Roller 6-Max Turbo competition that earned him another GBP 270,500 ($440,851). His biggest internet win is probably his August 2010 FTOPs payday of $417,000.