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Cuong Ngoc Huynh

GPI Rank : 2310
GPI Nat. Rank : 45
Total Earnings : $397,320
GPI Score : 1 145,66
First Cash : 2017-05-31
Last Updated on May 9, 2024

Last Result

Date Country Place Prize
Feb 27, 2024 No Limit Hold'em - High Roller Single Day
Hanoi
3 $186,136,000

Profile

Vietnamese poker player Huynh Ngoc Cuong, known by his online persona Winter Sea, is growing his live career rapidly, finding success at key events since 2021. Emerging during the pandemic, the young gun won two APL Hanoi events – Kickoff and Main Event – making him one of the year’s top new players. 

In 2022, with more festivals taking place in Vietnam, Huynh won the local Hanoi Spring Championship Main Event for his third five figure payout amounting to $22,300. To cap the year, on December, Huynh locked up the APT Da Nang High-Roller event for a career high $92,000. 

Cuong’s 2023 run was even more impressive, with two first-place wins at WPT Prime Vietnam in the Mystery Bounty and High-Roller Warm-Up for a combined $115K payout. Currently, Cuong has over USD 380,000 in live earnings and continues to make waves in the Asian poker scene.

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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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