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Big Winners of the Week (June 27 – July 3): Game On as Former StarCraft Pro Triumphs in Vegas + More Summer Sizzlers

Big Winners of the Week (June 27 – July 3): Game On as Former StarCraft Pro Triumphs in Vegas + More Summer Sizzlers

Las Vegas is humming with activity right now and all but one of this week’s Big Winners have risen to the top on (or just off) the Strip. Leading the way for non-WSOP bracelet winners is former gamer turned poker pro, Hong Jin-Ho. His nearly $700K score is a testament to the prize pools on offer in Vegas right now. To see which other players have been winning in Sin City, as well as who won Europe’s German Poker Championship, scroll down for CardsChat’s Big Winners of the Week ending Sunday, July 3. (Image: Twitter/WynnPoker) Hong Jin-Ho

Wynn Summer Classic No-Limit Hold’em Championship The Wynn

$696,011

Jin-Ho is making a bid to become the next Bertrand Grospellier of poker with his latest win. The South Korean was, like Grospellier , a StarCraft professional before switching to poker. And, like his counterpart, he’s found success at the felt. Prior to anteing up in the Wynn’s $3,500 event, Jin-Ho had just over $300K in live earnings. After playing his way through 1,427 entrants, he smashed that total, taking his career winning to more than $1 million. Felipe Ketzer

Summer Classic Progressive Bounty The Wynn

$94,865 + $78,000 in bounties
($172,865)

The former number #2 ranked online tournament player in the world, Ketzer , picked up a plethora of bounties on route to winning the Wynn’s latest $5,300 event last Tuesday. When 133 other players had fallen by the wayside, the Team Seletiva member was the only one with his bounty still intact. Gal Naim

German Championship of Poker Main Event King’s Resort Rozvadov
€83,000 + €10,350 WSOPE Main Event Seat ($86,544 + $10,800) Naim swooped in and took the German Championship title from a field full of Germans at King’s Resort last Monday. Beating a total field of 516 entrants gave Naim his first live title and his first live cash. For a novice in the live tournament arena, winning an €1,100 ($1,150) main event against a host of more experienced players, including Polish pro Maciej Kondraszuk (who finished fourth), is certainly a notable […]

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