The first champion of the World Series of Poker circuit stop at Caesars Atlantic City is Yat “Tony” Cheng, from Atlanta. He is a 32-year-old poker pro who mostly plays cash games in and around the Atlantic City area. The Chinese-born pro overcame a big chip disadvantage at the final table of this $340 NLHE event and ended up coasting to his first major tournament victory.
He beat 681 players to collect the top cash prize totaling $55,569. Cheng also was awarded his first WSOP circuit gold ring, which is the ultimate token of achievement presented to all tournament champions.