|Jul 31, 2022||
No Limit Hold'em - Main Event
A well known pro in the Asian circuit, South Korean Gab Yong Kim has been crushing the live and online tournament scene throughout the past decade. Since the pro’s first recorded cash for coming in 26th at the 2011 Macau Poker Cup Main Event, Kim has risen to be a top contender in major international tournaments. Carrying an assortment of wins across various countries, the 41-year old pro has collected over $1.35 million in total live earnings with his best cash just recorded this March 2022.
Kim made global poker headlines having reached the European Poker Tour Prague Main Event final table as the tournament chip leader. The €5,300 event attracted a massive field of 1,190 runners and generated a burly prize pool of €5.7 million (~US$ 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.
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”. All in all, Kim stands to be one of South Korea’s Top 10 in ranking, ringing over 15 years of experience under his belt. While the pro has just recorded his second six-figure cash to date, it seems Kim’s appearance in today’s international headlines is only the beginning.