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Michael Gilligan Doubles Through Thomas O'Shea

On the first hand of the unofficial nine-handed final table, Michael Gilligan moved all-in from middle position and action folded around to Thomas O’Shea in the big blind. O’Shea called and the hands were tabled. ...


Joseph Cheong Player of the Year Contender Calls The Road His Home

Cheong Dominates In 2012, Proving He’s Not A One Hit Wonder

by Julio Rodriguez |  Published: Dec 26, 2012

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For the last three years, Joseph Cheong has called the road his home. The 26-year-old poker pro has lived out of suitcase while traveling the poker circuit, putting his stamp on the world map in the form of over $6.3 million in tournament earnings. Cheong, who moved to Palos Verdes, California from his native Korea in 1992, originally planned on a career on Wall Street. After getting degrees in mathematics, economics and psychology from the University of California, San Diego, Cheong turned to poker, which is always hiring, even in a sluggish economy. The gamble paid off and Cheong is now regarded as one of the best young tournament players in the game today. Cheong made a name for himself with his $4.1 million score at the 2010 World Series of Poker main event, but he’s spent his time since proving that he wasn’t a one-hit wonder. In 2012 alone, ...


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