It should be noted South Korea has produced one of the most talented poker players in the world. The flag bearer is Suk-Min Sung, a famed player who resides in California and has clinched the WSOP bracelet twice while he has made three final tables at the WPT Championship. Like his top-notch counterparts his exemplary performance is an indelible legacy which cannot be wished away with facile disdain. Sung ostensibly cast his net broader to heighten his bankroll and his efforts were not in vain as he has never walked home with empty pockets after throwing his hat in the WPT, WSOP, and the EPT. His craze, however, is attributed to the World Series of Poker Bracelet where he has clenched twin bracelets, thus, distinguishing him as a superstar and South Korea’s king of gambling.
Sung has played at the World Poker Tour (Spanish Championship) where he placed 4th and garnered €117,400. Subsequently, at the Bay101 Shooting Stars completed runners-up and scooped $585,000. During the Season 7 of the World Poker Tour, Sung final tabled at the Doyle Brunson 5 Diamond WPC where he placed 4th and raked in $396,205. His performance improved in 2007 where he was third in the 1,500 USD 7-Card Stud tournaments scooping $51,222 and also finished ninth in the WC Pot-Limit Omaha championships raking in $50,177. He final tabled the following year in the WSOP placing 7th to take home $46,001. His record at WSOP was also laudable in the 2007 Main Event struggling to a 291st place in a field of 6358 players.
However, the World Series of Poker only glorified him in 2009 at the $1,000 NLHE where he won a bracelet alongside a whopping sum of $771,106. Two weeks later, he was 3rd in the 10,000 USD 2/7 Low Ball Championships raking in $112,041. Finally, he resuscitated his propensity at the 2013 WSOP where he triumphed at the 25,000USD NLHE Six Handed, outlasting 175 competitors to earn $1,205,324. With his exceptional performance, his resume will enclose more titles in future and take South Korea a notch higher in the poker industry.