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Jaeki Choi
Last Updated on May 8, 2024

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Big bagger Choi Jaeki is a South Korean-born poker player known for his ability to bet and win big. He began his professional poker career post-pandemic, participating in local tournaments like Ghost—Goi Soo Jeon, J88PT Korea, and the MSL Road Series, and placing first in most events.

From 2020 to 2023, Choi played exclusively on South Korean felt, eventually gracing Philippine soil in May 2023 at the Manila Super Series 17, where he placed 33rd in the Main Event.

Choi made his first five-digit win in 2021 in the KRW 1,000,000 + 100,000 No Limit Hold’em – High Roller at J88PT Korea X Pokerface, enjoying a prize pot of KRW 30,000,000 (USD 26,281). For his best live cash, Choi added nearly USD 10,000 to this record, earning himself VND 781,207,156 (USD 32,140) at Asian Poker Tour Hanoi Billions’ Main Event. 

Choi Jaeki
Choi Jaeki

Since then, Choi continued his international poker career outside South Korea, participating in events in Vietnam, Taiwan, and the Philippines. He placed first in several tournaments, including USOP Hanoi’s Freezeout Event and APT Hanoi Billions’ Turbo Double Stack event.

He recently participated in the PokerStars Live Manila Special, placing third in the ₱10,000 No-Limit Hold’em event.

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Tricia David

Tricia David has long experience as a recreational poker player and has been covering poker events since 2010 for numerous outfits in Asia. She spent one year working part time with Poker Portal Asia then became editor and lead writer for all event coverage of the Philippine Poker Tour (PPT). Under the PPT, she overlooked content for their website, and produced live updates on all their events. In addition, she served as the live and online events website content writer for the Asian Poker Tour. Currently, she does live events reporting in Asia for online news site Somuchpoker and is also one of their news contributors.

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