Vietnamese professional poker player Ha Duong is the first ever winner of the APT Asian Series Cambodia. Duong beat Germany’s Jan-Eric Schwippert and a total of 122 international players.
Even though lots of Chinese poker players entered the tournament, Duong managed to best them in the main event that lasted four days. As a winner of the APT Cambodia, Duong will receive $30,200 in prizes.
A number of other professional poker players also made history in Cambodia. APT veteran Casey Kastle from Slovenia won the $220 Head Hunter. 2009 APT Manila Main Event’s third finalist was rewarded with $2,020 and maybe more importantly another envied APT trophy.
Canadian Linh Tran won the $2,500 Poker Ace High Rollers event, a tournament with 21 players, including Chinese gambling enthusiasts. The Canadian poker pro’s cash prize was $20,100 as well as an APT trophy.
Asian Poker Tour visited Cambodia for the first time. The Southeast Asian country is just beginning to learn to play poker, but the ATP event is sure to boost the popularity of the world’s favorite card game.
The Cambodia event was a part of a highly successful 2012 Asian Series, with competitions in Cebu in the Philippines, Goa in India, Mauritius, and Manila.
APT returns one more time this year in Goa for the final tournament of the year with the Asian Poker Tour India. The games will be held on board the Casino Carnival ship anchored on the Mandovi River in Panjim, Goa, India. The APT Indian poker event is scheduled between December 3 and 9, 2012.