Korean Professional Poker Player
Speaking of Korean professional poker players, I think of Chamins, a real model of the SBS drama “Arin” and a professional shogi player. However, few people think of Kevin Song (63), who won the World Series of Poker (WSOP) and the US Open Poker Championship, 23 times.
His Korean name is Son Kwanbin, and after finishing his military service in South Korea, he went to the United States to pursue the American dream. Until recently he traveled to South Korea while participating in US poker tournaments. In January 2015, he founded the Korea Hold’em Association (KHA) to promote poker. With the establishment of the association, poker is trying to establish itself as a healthy leisure sport while achieving positive social and economic benefits.
Country for Poker Games
South Korea is effectively a barren country for poker games, as the perception of poker games as a game of chance in our society remains strong. Under current law, hosting poker tournaments is illegal. As with today’s world poker tournaments, holding a poker tournament at an entry fee and paying the winner an entry fee as a prize is subject to the same fees as opening a gaming company.
Based on the current state of various online games and pokerace, the poker population in South Korea is estimated to be about 1 million. Hold’em Poker, who plays Hold’em Poker, plays for bisexual and dissemination in the Korean Hold’em Association branch, claiming that brain skills are monarchical in the sports competition management mindset.
Psychological Warfare in Poker
Song said, “Don’t continue playing poker in the dark. We hope that regulations will be relaxed and poker will be recognized as a brain sport like go and chess.” Horse Racing, Bicycle Racing, Legal regulations, and systems such as horse racing need to be established.
Regarding criticisms of gambling and speculation, Chairman Son said: “Similar to the high-level psychological warfare used in wars and negotiations, we need to predict the opponent’s hand through such psychological warfare in poker. A legitimate place to learn and enjoy poker correctly. Innocent people end up in fraudulent gambling, such as gambling abroad. ”
The sport of the Brain
He also said,” Young Koreans with good spirits have enough skills. Have to win the World Poker Tournament. Governments need to recognize poker as a sport of the brain, not a game of chance, and develop it as cultural content. “We need to change the way poker is perceived in terms of job creation and the economy,” he said. “The Japanese casino market is 50 trillion won and Singapore is about 8 trillion won. Before it’s too late, we need to prepare for a huge casino market that is in line with global trends,” said Song.