Posted by : DM101 on 12:30 PM, 21-Sep-2010
The largest ever gathering of the Pokerkaki community took place on the M/V Leisure World over the weekend, with more than a hundred kakis throughout the region piling onboard for what promised to be an exciting 2 days of non-stop tournament and ring game poker. Participation figures doubled from the last Pokerkaki event, a testament to the appeal and explosive growth of the game in the region.
Presided over by celebrity Tournament Director Ivan Tan, the event was graced by multiple luminaries of the poker scene, amongst them Pokerstars Team Asia Pro Bryan Huang, Team RedKings Pro Jason Samsonov, the 2009 Pokerkaki Player of the Year ‘Major’ Ricky Foo, back-to-back Battle of the High Seas Champion Erique ‘Necrohavoc’ Tan, defending champion Daniel Chua, former Genting champion Bobby ‘Uncle Bob’ Cheong, as well as Alex Loon, star of the recently concluded Asian Poker Showdown. Poker being the great equalizer it is however, it was a host of brilliant unknowns who would take centre stage as the tournaments unfolded.