WPL X KSOP underway in Korea; Yohwan Lim, Sungjoo Hyun among pros in action; ₩500M gtd Main Event today


Thrilling live poker action is taking place right now in South Korea with the Winjoy Poker League (WPL) and Korea Series of Poker (KSOP) hosting a three day event at the Grand Hyatt Incheon. The series opened yesterday, December 30, and will run through January 1. A total of six tournaments are scheduled and a substantial ₩777,000,000 (~US$ 615,700) in guaranteed prize pools. What better way to end the year and welcome in the new one than by capturing the first/last Asia live title. 

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Currently heating up the floor is the ₩500 Million guaranteed Main Event with 295 players out of 1,250 back on the felt for Day 2. Up for grabs is the handsome ₩120,000,000 (~US$ 95,100) top prize. Among the players looking to ship it are former Starcraft pro / WPL Team pro Yohwan “BoxeR” Lim and WSOP bracelet champion Sungjoo Hyun. Follow the live coverage and daily updates on Korea media site Bluff & Catch. 

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In addition to the two pros mentioned, other notables seen in action were WPT Prime Cambodia multiple final tablelist Namhyung Kim, APT champion Soojo Kim, J88PT champion Seungyeol Kim, and YouTuber Hyukjun Kong. More big names are expected with the ₩130 Million guaranteed High Roller yet to come.

*All information and images provided by Bluff & Catch


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Author: Henry Brown