Gab Yong Kim

GPI Rank : 112
GPI Nat. Rank : 3
Total Earnings : $3,064,452
GPI Score : 2 654,21
First Cash : 2010-11-12
Last Updated on May 13, 2024

Last Result

Date Country Place Prize
Mar 31 - Apr 1, 2024 No Limit Hold'em - HIGH ROLLER : THE FINALE (4 BILLION GTD)
Da Nang
4 $936,500,000


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A well known pro in the Asian circuit, South Korean Gab Yong Kim has been crushing the live and online tournament scene for over a decade. Since the pro’s first recorded cash for coming in 3rd at the Asia Pacific Poker Tour (APPT) Cebu Main Event, Kim has risen to be a top contender in major international tournaments.

Carrying an assortment of wins across various countries, the South Korean pro has collected over $1.88 million in total live earnings with his best cash just recorded this March 2022. His string of successes in 2022 landed him 3rd in the Hendon Mob’s South Korea All-Time Money List and 1,161st overall.

Kim made global poker headlines having reached the European Poker Tour Prague Main Event final table as the tournament chip leader. The €5,300 event attracted a massive field of 1,190 runners and generated a burly prize pool of €5.7 million (~US$ 6.3 million). In spite of Kim’s exciting lead to start the final day, Kim was the first to depart following a four-way ICM deal which allotted the South Korean the biggest payout among the three other opponents. For his fourth place finish, Kim locked in a career-best prize of €622,610 (~US$ 686,620) as well as a huge double up to his total record of cashes.

2023 strong finish

Kim concluded his 2023 run with an impressive Mystery Bounty victory at EPT Prague. He beat out 787 runners for a score of €219,214. Not to come up short, Kim also placed 1st in his final game of 2023 at the Ace Poker League (APL) Daegu – Road to Seoul Main Event. He  bagged KRW 40,790,000 (USD 31,535).

Once a cash game player, Kim has since collected over USD 2.86 million in live earnings and is now 3rd on the Korea All-Time Money List.

Aside from his impressive results on the live felt, the poker veteran has likewise recorded over $700K in winnings on the GGNetwork under the username “GabD”. 

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Janette Dee

Graduated from De La Salle University, Janette works as a full time teacher in Manila, Philippines. She has long joined the local poker community as a recreational player for the last decade. Having a natural love for the game, she decided to branch out into a different avenue of poker. Currently, Janette works for Somuchpoker as a content writer reporting local and international news for the site.

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