Park Yu Cheung Books Record 68 Tourney Cashes in 2017

Park Yu Cheung Books Record 68 Tourney Cashes in 2017Bryn Kenney topped this year’s tournament winners list with $8,505,897 in earnings, while Adrian Mateos was named the 2017 Poker Player of the Year after capturing four titles and recording various other deep runs throughout the year for 7,220 POY points.
One lesser known star by the name of Park Yu Cheung, however, entered into tournament poker’s history books after cashing an incredible 68 times at live tournaments, in the process demolishing the previous record of 56 set by John Zentner III in 2013.
Amazingly, the Hong Kong player even had to shake of competition for the record as Taiwan’s Pete Yen Han Chen also booked an impressive 59 cashes in 2017. In the end, Park Yu Cheung managed to continue his regular visits to the cashier’s desk, though, to claim the record, as well as record his most successful year to date.
Overall, Park Yu Cheung earned $525,935 in 2017, boosting his career winnings to $1,237,607, with his highest cash and biggest score to date a runner-up finish at the HK$6,600 Suncity Cup Macau event for HK$1,445,528 ($185,052). As a result, Cheung is currently ranked Hong Kong’s ninth most winning player, with Stanley Choi topping the list on $7,458,267, followed by Nick Wong ($4,642,213), Winfred Yu ($2,165,866), and Peter Ping San Chan ($1,798,170).
Another one of Park Yu Cheung’s incredible feats is that he has now recorded a tournament cash for 35 consecutive months, which he will no doubt be extending further in January. The previous year, Park Yu Cheung also booked 51 tournament cashes, placing him just behind John Holley that year on 52. In addition to playing poker, Cheung is co-founder and chairman of the Hong Kong Poker Players Association (HKPPA), with other members of the group including Lun Lau, Jason Lo, Alan King, Ray Chiu, and Stephen Lai.
Meanwhile, Pete Yen Han Chen’s 59 cashes in 2017 increased his live winnings to $1,729,433, with his biggest score coming after taking down the $3,500 WPT Main Event Beijing for US$299,485. Chen is now placed at number three on Taiwan’s ‘All Time Money List’, with just Joanne Liu ($3,146,684), and James Chen ($1,949,481) amassing more winnings.

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