David “Chino” Rheem Takes Down APT Side Event.

David “Chino” Rheem Takes Down APT Side Event.

Tuesday, 18 August 2009

The Poker Pack, a group of sponsored Asian pros for the Asian Poker Tour with over $24m in tournament earnings between them, can now add $64,200 to that total after David “Chino” Rheem took down the fourth side event at the Asian Poker Tour Macau.

Rheem went heads-up against Poker Pack member Nam Le’s younger brother after building up his stack at the final table. In the end, his Q-9 proved to be better than Le’s J-10 on a Q-7-J flop. For the win, Chino took home $64,200 and the winner’s trophy. Le, on the other hand, won $38,500 for his runner-up finish. Also on the table was AsianLogic CEO Tom Hall, who finished seventh for $9,200 – all dollar amounts are Hong Kong dollars.

This was the fourth side event at the APT Macau but Rheem, JC Tran, Steve Sung and the rest of the Poker Pack will be on hand to – hopefully – deliver some more great results across the festival until the Main Event on August 20.

Rheem first came into the spotlight as one of the original November Nine in the 2008 WSOP eventually won by Peter Eastgate – he finished in 7th for $1.7m and later that same year took down the $15,000 Doyle Brunson Classic for $1.538m. Less than a month later he finished second to Scotty Nguyen in the $9,900 HORSE championship at the LA Poker Classic.

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