Mate Hanusi

Last Updated on July 11, 2024

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As a news site about the poker playing community mainly based in Asia and founded by poker players who have competed in the region, it is inevitable that Somuchpoker’s owner will be part of the news. Mate Hanusi from Hungary journeyed from Europe to the United States and Asia to find success not only in a digital publishing career but as a professional poker player.

Mate Hanusi – Poker Achievements

Mate Hanusi slowly worked his career path, beginning his live tournament participation in 2020 at the European Poker Festival Rozvadov then diving right into two WSOP tournaments in 2021 and 2022. Hanusi participated at the 52nd World Series of Poker 2021, Las Vegas and 53rd World Series of Poker 2022 edition with moderate success. The Hungarian player would fare better at the World Poker Tour Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open, Hollywood by finishing runner-up in the $ 1,100 No Limit Hold’em – Shootout – Freezeout – 90 Player Cap Event. His breakthrough win though would come in March 2024.

Somuchpoker’s own Mate Hanusi ships WPT Korea 2024 Championship Event for KRW 434,936,000 (~USD 323K)

Mate Hanusi clinched the 2024 World Poker Tour Korea Main Event title in Jeju. What is impressive, aside from this being his maiden title, was that Hanusi emerged victorious from a highly competitive player field featuring the likes of legendary Phil Ivey, high-roller king Steve O’Dwyer, online star Daniel “SmileThHero” Smiljkovic and 2022 WSOP title holder Espen Jorstad. The event was also participated in by a record 1,065 entrants. The Hungarian booked his seat in the event remarkably by a $109 WPT Global satellite. Hanusi shipped a career best $ 322,567 for the win and pushed his total live earnings to $366,429. Given the recent success, there definitely is still so much poker that Mate Hanusi has yet to play.

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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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