|Jun 9 - 11, 2017||
Pot Limit Omaha (Event #18)
World Series of Poker, Las Vegas
Sparrow Cheung is a Hong Kong national, and has been a dedicated live tournament player for quite some time now, having posted many cashes through each year, from 2010 onwards. His results alone are enough to warrant a sizeable paragraph, but alongside those impressive results, he also holds the distinction of being chairman of the Hong Kong Poker Players Association (HKPPA.)
Sparrow Cheung began his live tournament career in April 2010, and recorded his first serious cash in May, when he finished 23rd in the APPT Macau Main Event, for USD$11,474. November led to an even larger cash, when he finished 5th place in the APT Macau Main Event, for USD$39,089. Three victories in APT side events followed in the early part of 2011, before 15th place in a WSOP USD$1,500 Holdem event netted Cheung a further USD$29,300. November saw another 15th place, this time in the APPT Macau Main Event, for USD$15,983. The summer of 2012 led to 4th place in the Macau Poker Cup Red Dragon High Roller, which added another USD$13,663 to Cheung’s list of cashes. This was quickly followed by 8th place in a Deep Stack Extravaganza Event in Las Vegas, for USD$13,568. The High Roller Event at APT Jeju in 2013 saw another 1st place for Cheung, and a USD$20,100 payout, with 3rd place at the Macau Poker Cup HK$1 million guaranteed event following soon after, for a further USD$39,583. November 2014 led to an excellent win at the ACOP festival, and USD$61,228. This was followed in April 2015 with more ACOP glory, when Cheung won another event, for USD$29,496. Park Yu Cheung aka Sparrow did also well at the WSOP 2016 having visited the cage several times for a payout with as highlight of his summer a 6th place in the $1K Online Event.
All in all, Sparrow Cheung has been a prolific tournament player in recent years, with consistently strong results. He is certainly one of the strongest live tournament players in Hong Kong.
Read more about this player on Somuchpoker
- JULY 12, 2016: WSOP Update: Sparrow Cheung finishes 6th in the $1K Online Event
- JULY 7, 2016: Fan, Cheung, Kihara, and other Asian players at the WSOP 2016
- DECEMBER 3, 2015: A quick chat with HKPPA’s Chairman Sparrow Cheung