Poker vlogs have been around for a while now and although the attention is drawn more to the big name vloggers from the U.S. like Andrew Neeme and Brad Owen, there are a lot of smaller vloggers across Asia-Pacific that are giving it a shot on YouTube.
What is a poker vlog?
In case you are not aware of the format, here is a definition: A poker vlog is a video report on personal poker experiences. This can include travel and everything that’s connected with it, like food, locations or events, and often hand histories and strategy discussions. Some poker vlogs are heavier on the entertainment side, others more on the strategy side.
Asian poker vlogs in English
As poker in Asia enjoys more and more love and attention, we also do see a few more Asian poker vlogs appear. Here is a selection of vlogs that have recently caught our attention.
Tony Khoang (19 subs – 4 videos)
The Vietnamese/Dutch player Tony Khoang started to play poker 20 years ago. Primarily focusing on Cash Games, he decided to make the transition to tournaments in 2019. Recently he has been signed as an ambassador for the Asia Poker League.
Just this week he has published his latest video, presenting the Crown Poker Club in Hanoi. His videos are in English with Vietnamese subtitles.
Happy River (44 subs, 3 videos)
Shyh Chyn Lim from Malaysia delivers calm voiceover video reports and travel advice from different poker locations that he travelled to. In short 2-4 minute clips he summarizes his experiences visiting the poker destinations and playing at the tables in pictures and videos.
KT Heng (11 subscribers, 8 videos)
KT Heng focuses more on hand histories with footage from the tables at different locations around Asia, but there are short impressions of his travel as well.
Badbeatwilly (256 subscribers, 3 videos)
This Australian vlogger has a very active Instagram account with regular updates from his poker adventures, and he is also delivering high quality poker vlogs on Youtube now.
Asian poker vlogs in native languages
香港撲克教父 Ricky Cheung
So far, Hong Kong’s Ricky Cheung only has two videos on his channel from late last year. They are in Chinese with subtitles in English and Chinese.
世界のヨコサワ Masato Yokosawa (139k subscribers – Japanese)
With more than 130,000 subscribers by far the most successful Asian poker vlog we have come across is by Masato Yokosawa from Japan. He travels with his own videographer and delivers videos from different poker locations with hand histories and travel experiences. Unfortunately the vlogs are all in Japanese with no English subtitles – even more impressive is the amount of subscribers.
Somuchpoker and Christin Mashmann
And we have to mention our very own YouTube channel, while we’re at it, of course. Don’t forget to check out the Somuchpoker channel with poker destination videos, interviews and interesting news from the Asian and international poker world.
We’d also like to invite you to pay a visit to the travel vlog that often includes personal experiences at poker events around the world by our author and poker funplayer Christin Maschmann.
If you know of interesting Asian poker vlogs that we haven’t mentioned here, please share them with us as we are always interested in poker content from Asia.