AsianLogic Plc, owners of The Asian Poker Tour have announced that they have reached a deal with David "Chino" Rheem in which he will join 'The Poker Pack' and represent them at future events. The Poker Pack was formed in August after the Asian Poker Tour event in Macau with poker pros JC Tran, Nam Le, Quinn Do and Steve Sung.
Since that time, the newly formed group has had non stop success at major events around the world. Nam Le won HK$3.7 million ($473,915 US) and final table placing for Quinn Do at a high rollers event in Macau, a runner up place for Nam Le taking home $943,215 at the World Poker Tour Festa Al Lago and an impressive win for JC Tran who represented the Asian Poker Tour and PKR recently at the PartyPoker.com Premier League III in London. The Poker Pack was also representing at a recent special bounty tournament on PKR which broke records for the site.
David "Chino" Rheem is a well respected and liked poker pro on the circuit. He will be taking part in the Asian Poker Tour Philippines which will be held January 27 through February 1 with his fellow Poker Pack members. His notoriety increased this fall after he finished on the final table at the World Series of Poker Main Event and bringing home nearly $1.8 million when he finished seventh. He has a total of six World Series of Poker cashes and circuit tournament winnings well over $2.5 million.
"The opportunity to sign a deal with all my friends was too good to be true! I have a huge amount of respect for JC, Nam, Quinn and Steve and together as a team I think we are really going places. I already pretty much travel the circuit with the other members of The Poker Pack and to be formally signed up is fantastic." Rheem said.
CEO of AsianLogic Plc, Tom Hall said, "Chino is a great guy and magnificent player and we're really happy to welcome him into The Poker Pack. If you look at how much prize money all these guys have made in 2008 and how much they may make in 2009 it is scary! As individuals they are all well known players on the circuit - together the possibilities are endless! There are many teams in poker but these guys are a really unified unit. They travel everywhere together and enjoy each other's success. Poker is in its infancy in Asia and we're excited by what we have lined-up for The Poker Pack and what they will achieve as a group."
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