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$1,000 World Series of Poker Buy-In Earns 24-Year-Old $771,106 in Las Vegas

Steven Sung, a 24-year-old resident of Torrance, California, who was born in Seoul, South Korea, and immigrated with his parent to the United States 17 years ago, is a very determined poker player.  His true grit paid off. SteveSung

He didn’t like the way he played in the World Series of Poker’s Special Anniversary $40,000 buy-in, no-limit hold ‘em event in Las Vegas. 

Sung lost in the first day of competition. 

Undaunted, Sung, who has been playing poker professionally for three years, fought back his emotional funk and then ponied up $1,000 more to participate in the tournament’s “Stimulus Special,” a low buy-in, no-limit hold ‘em event that attracted 6,012 players. 

He played for over four days.  His efforts earned Sung his first World Series of Poker championship bracelet just before midnight on Wednesday at the Rio, pocketing $771,106. 

Sung has won $949,476 in his World Series of Poker career, with more than $2.3 million in career winnings through several poker tournaments. 

For now, Sung plans to on continuing to play in the World Series of Poker upcoming events, including the main event. 

The $1,000 buy-in event he won attracted the fourth-largest field of players in World Series of Poker history, trailing only the main event of 2006 (8,773 players), 2008 (6,844 players) and 2007 (6,358 players).

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Jennifer Harman Celebrity Charity Poker Tournament on April 17

Once again poker great Jennifer Harman will be hosting the Jennifer Harman Charity Poker Tournament to benefit the Nevada SPCA.  This is the third year for the Las Vegas event which has raised more than $200,000 to fund the local charity. jenniferharmon

Harman, a Reno native who graduated from UNR, made her first World Series of Poker debut in 1996 where she placed 6 in a Limit Hold-Em tournament.  She now holds two World Series of Poker bracelets and is regarded as the best female poker player in the world. 

This years charity event is scheduled to begin April 17 with a No Limit Hold’em Poker Tournament at the Venetian Poker Room.  In addition to the tournament there will be a celebrity and pets’ red carpet, a silent auction, raffle and video presentation.

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World Series of Poker Adds $40,000 Buy-In Game in Las Vegas

The 40th edition of the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas at the Rio will begin play May 27 and include a one-time commemorative $40,000 buy-in no-limit hold ’em tournament to mark the tournament’s 40th anniversary. 

The $10,000 buy-in World Championship No-Limit Hold’em Main Event will begin play on July 3 and reach its final table of nine players on July 15.  Then the players will wait four months before returning to the Rio on November 7 through 10 to play for the championship that will be televised on ESPN on a same-day taped delay. 

Officials from Harrah’s Entertainment, which has owned and operated the World Series of Poker since 2004, hope the 2009 tournament will exceed the record-breaking revenue of the 2008 event, which had 58,720 players from 124 countries participating and awarded a prize pool of more than $180.7 million and awarded 55 gold bracelets for individual championships.

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