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Michael Wang

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Bracelet(s)  1
Money finish(es)  9
Name  Michael Wang

Residence  Livingston, New Jersey, United States

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Michael Wang is a professional poker player, born in New Orleans, Louisiana, now living in Livingston, New Jersey. He learned to play poker as a teenager by mainly playing online. Since 2009 he is playing in all types of live poker tournaments.

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Poker career

Michael Wang is 28 years old. He has been playing poker professionally for 6 years now and already has achieved a lot in his career. Wang's first cash ever, dates back in January 2009, when he was playing at $1,700 No Limit Hold'em tournament and finished 1st, taking home $32,685. During 2010, he managed to finish in the money in few other tournaments. For 2011 there is no actual track for his performances. He appeared on the poker stage again in January 2012. He did cashed 11 times from various tournaments, including his first WSOP participation.

It was June 2012 and Michael was playing in a $1,500 NLHE WSOP tournament, he finished 123rd, for $4,595. 2013 was also a bit dark for him, having participated in only 3 tracked live tournaments. He spent time playing, studying the game and testing his skills. Soon in May 2014, he started a great year in poker. He cashed from both from WSOP connected circuits - WSOPC and WSOPE.

In May 2014 he finished first in a $1,125 No Limit Hold'em - with added National Championship entry tournament for $21,750. Then he participated in 4 WSOP tournaments, winning more than $22,000 in total earnings. October 2014 he made 2 notable cashes in WSOP APAC, he made 8th and 37th place, both exceeding more than $6,000. He also cashed twice from the WSOPC - Atlantic City. Meanwhile, he was all the time traveling in order to play poker - Hollywood, Bensalem, West Palm Beach - just a few of his points during 2014.

He started 2015 even more inspiring. Till June 2015 he has 18 in the money finishes, consisting his biggest prize ever. In January, he played in the World Poker Tour - Hollywood, making 4 cashes in total for more than $80,000. Later in March and April, Wang went to play at the EPT - Malta, performing great in both tournaments, he played at. May and June 2015, mark Michael's biggest poker success ever. He played in the WSOP and he was one of the first to win a tournament. It was a $5,000 No Limit Hold'em, game was really though and Wang had to defeat a 422-poker player field and one of the most respected players. Finally he was heads-up with Bryn Kenney, after the long game, Wang came out with $466,120, plus each poker player's dream - a WSOP bracelet

Biggest cashes

A list of his top 3 biggest cash ever.

46th World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2015, Las Vegas, 1st - $466,120.

Hollywood Poker Open, Las Vegas. 2nd - $216,904

PaddyPower Irish Open 2015, Dublin 3rd - €111,750

Poker rankings

As of June 2015, Wang has amassed more than $1,100,000 in live poker tournament earnings.

References

Michael Wang Wikipedia


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