Atlanta’s Tony Cheng wins first event of WSOPC Atlantic City



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.

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