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Jereld Sam at Asian Poker Festival
Last Updated on May 10, 2024

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Singaporean poker player Sam Jereld En Zhi, known popularly as Jereld Sam, is best known for his record-breaking Mystery Bounty Hunter win at APT Hanoi Billions in December 2023. As the event’s 1,115-strong field dwindled, Sam beat out the remaining 157 to take home VND 1,273,625 (USD 52,435). This big win marked Sam’s maiden APT title but not his first APT appearance. 

Sam has competed in other APT factions, including Cambodia, Ho Tram, Manila, and Taipei. Second to his stint in APT Hanoi Billions, his next-best run occurred in the Mystery Bounty event at Poker Dream Taiwan in June 2023, where he won NTD 748,000 (USD 24,407). 

The young player makes frequent appearances at poker events in the Philippines, namely APPT Manila, Manila Megastack, and PokerStars LIVE Road to PSPC Manila, placing first in the latter twice.

Sam has snatched other first-place titles at the GPI Asia Poker Festival Season 2, APF Hanoi, WPT Prime Taiwan, and Poker Dream Taiwan. His total live earnings are just on the cusp of USD 200,000.

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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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