|Sep 12, 2021||
No Limit Hold'em - The Closer ONLINE (Event #33)
World Series of Poker, Online
– General Introduction –
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 with $519,000 in live cashes. 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 two hundred ITM finishes.
– Key Career Dates –
2010: He starts playing live tournaments in Macau.
2013: He finishes 25th in the HK$100,000 Main Event at the Asia Pacific Poker Tour in Macau for HK$198,000 ($25,534). That is the biggest single live tournament cash of his career to date.
2019: He cashes in an astonishing 227 different live events in a single calendar year, breaking the world record.
2021: He wins the $1,050 Sunday High Roller MAIN EVENT on Natural8-GGNetwork for $165,436.
– Edward Chun Ho Yam’s Career –
Yam‘s first recorded cash came in 2010. 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 February 2019 saw him come close to beating it with a $21,961 score. This was a 1st place finish in a KRW5 million NLHE tournament in South Korea.
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. He ended the year with a staggering 227 (!) money finishes in live events.
In August 2021, Yam took down the $1,050 Sunday High Roller MAIN EVENT for $165,436 on Natural8-GGNetwork. This was a WSOP Online side event.
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.