Timothy Chung

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GPI Rank : 885
GPI Nat. Rank : 11
Total Earnings : $1,428,445
GPI Score : 1 628,04
First Cash : 2009-11-12
Last Updated on April 30, 2024

Last Result

Date Country Place Prize
Apr 27 - 28, 2024 No Limit Hold'em - FPS High Roller (Event #13)
Monte Carlo
142 €3,790


– General Introduction –

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Timothy Chung. Credit: MPN Poker Tour

Timothy Chung is a Hong Kongese professional poker player. He now resides in Birmingham, UK.

He has $1.046 million in live tournament cashes. His live tournament accolades include a Grosvenor UK Poker Tour Main Event title from 2022 and a 3rd place finish in the WSOP Circuit UK Main Event from 2019.

– Key Career Dates –

  • 2009: He starts cashing in live tournaments in the UK.
  • 2022: He wins the £1,250 Main Event at the Grosvenor UK Poker Tour 2022 London Leg 1 for £185,560. That is the biggest single live tournament score of his career to date.

–Timothy Chung’s Career –

Chung’s first recorded live cash is from November 2009. He came in 7th in a £56 No Limit Hold’em tourney in Rob Yong’s famous Nottingham poker club, Dusk Till Dawn. He got a modest £118 for that performance. Two years later, in October 2011, he returned to the same venue for a more significant score. He finished 3rd in the £150 NLHE Six Max event for £1,890. In the next two months, he collected two runner-up finishes in the very same event, winning £2,646, then £2,312 those times.

In August 2012, he once again returned to DTD – and bagged his first major victory. Chung took down the DTD £150 NLHE Deepstack – £50,000 Guaranteed event for £15,373.

The first time he cashed in a tournament played outside his newly found home country of England was in March 2013. He came in 16th in the €2,250 Main Event at the PaddyPower Irish Poker Open in Dublin, Ireland for €8,250. In the summer of 2013, he traveled across the ocean to Las Vegas, NV in the US to take part in his very first World Series of Poker. He got back home with a $10,799 cash, which he got for finishing 47th in the $3,000 No Limit Hold’em event.

Returning back to England, Chung was able up the stakes. In December 2013, he took 2nd place in a £550 No Limit Hold’em tournament for a hefty £22,500 payout at his usual “hunting ground”, Dusk Till Dawn in Nottingham. He won the £440 Main Event at the Newcastle leg of the Genting Poker Series in July 2014 and pocketed no less than £32,815.

He collected two more ITM finishes from WSOP events at the 2016 series in Vegas. In February 2017, he traveled to the far East to play in the Macau Poker Cup. He ended up finishing 27th in the HK$15,000 NLHE Red Dragon event for HK$69,600 (equalling $8,970 at the time).

In July 2017, he managed to top the field in the £550 Main Event at the MNP Poker Tour in Manchester for £29,900. The first time Chung made a live score worth over $100K was in August 2017. It was another victory, this time in the £1,000 No Limit Hold’em – DTD1000 event back at Dusk Till Dawn for £78,700 ($101,688). In April 2019, he came in 3rd in the £1,100 Main Event at the WSOP Circuit UK in Nottingham for £97,065.

In February 2022, he took down the £1,250 Main Event at the Grosvenor UK Poker Tour 2022 London Leg 1 for £185,560. That is Chung’s biggest single live tournament score to date. However, the Asian poker pro made it very clear in his victory interview for that he isn’t playing just for the money. As he put it, “cash is temporary, trophies are forever.”

Overall, Timothy Chung has $1.046 million in live tournament cashes, according to his Hendon page. He amassed that sum by cashing in 84 different live events over the course of 13 years. He is currently in the top 20 on Hong Kong’s all time money list.

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Data source: Global Poker Index