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Edward Chun Ho Yam is one of Hong Kong‘s best-known tournament players, and currently sits 22nd on Hong Kong’s all-time cashes list. He made himself a live tournament legend in 2019 when he broke the world record for most live cashes in a calendar year by notching well over one hundred cashes.
Yam‘s first recorded cash came in 2010 and at first, his cashes were infrequent, and only gathered momentum in 2017. His first major breakthrough came in October 2013 when a deep run in the ACOP Main Event netted his first five-figure score of $25,534
Yam’s marked increase in cashing frequency in 2017 also coincided with his first cashes outside of Macau. Since then, he has been relentless in his accumulation of cashes and has steadily increased his total lifetime cashes.
Personal best score
His first major score of $25,534 at the APPT remains Yam’s largest to date, although September 2019 saw him come close to beating it with a $24,500 score in September 2019. This 1st place finish came in a $1,000 Deepstack Hold’em tournament in Taiwan.
Claiming the world record of most cashes in a single year
In the summer of 2019, he not only surpassed the existing cashes record of 67 but also won APT’s Player of the Series award at APT Korea Seoul 2019.
Edward Chun Ho Yam is the model of consistency and perseverance, with vast numbers of cashes through the last two years and not one of them in the six-figure category. That’s not to say that he only collects small cashes however, as he has many tournament victories to his name.