ClubWPT Qualifier Jason Kim Still in Action

Feb 28, 2016

Jason Kim

The WPT L.A. Poker Classic is one of the premier tournaments of the entire poker calendar, with a traditional $10,000 buy-in and a freezeout format with no re-entries. The LAPC is known for stacked fields, top players, and big prizes.

But one of the players who is still alive in this event earned his entry on — Jason Kim.

Jason has been playing on ClubWPT for five years, and now he’s here at a live World Poker Tour event with his wife Suzy cheering him on from the rail. (Jason and Suzy live not very far from here in the Koreatown neighborhood of Los Angeles.)

Jason tells us that he brought two good luck charms with him — his wife Suzy and a Commerce Casino chip that has the phrase “Year of the Horse” printed on it.

As the field nears the end of Day 2, Jason is still alive with 73,000 in chips. There are currently about 120 players remaining, and the final 63 will finish in the money, guaranteed at least $18,240. Will Jason be able to survive tomorrow’s Money Bubble to convert his ClubWPT success into an in-the-money finish on the World Poker Tour? Stay tuned.

Jason Kim  –  73,000  (37 bb)

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