Tim Chung scored a big win at the final table of Genting Poker Series Main Event in Newcastle.
This year’s Genting Poker Series (GPS) drew 297 players to a British poker room in Newcastle, and this was the second time that Tim Chung managed to defeat hundreds of professional poker players. The young talent made it to the final table of the GPS Main Event in 2012, but he only won 8th place back then.
There were many familiar faces at the final table of the tournament, including Rob Yong, one of the most influential men in the UK poker scene. He finished on fourth place, this being his first live tournament cash since finishing runner-up to Ashraf Wahid in a Dusk Till Dawn competition held in 2012.
Local poker stars
Legendary poker player Willie Tann finished third and got to take home a total prize of GBP 15,310. According to local gambling news, Tann has over $1.7 million in live tournament earnings now, as well as a World Series of Poker bracelet he claimed in 2005.
Another big name who made it to the final table was Keith “The Camel” Hawkins, who has over a million in live tournament earnings. Hawkins only made it to fifth place in this competition.
Chung went heads-up against Brett Angell, who had an impressive result in 2011 when he came runner-up to Gareth Walker in the UK and Ireland Poker Tour Main Event. After defeating his rival, Chung has now moved closer to $200,000 in live tournament earnings.