World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Kevin Song

Article Id: WHEBN0012258523
Reproduction Date:

Title: Kevin Song  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Hacienda Heights, California, 2004 World Series of Poker, 2001 World Series of Poker, 1997 World Series of Poker, Dan Heimiller
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

Kevin Song

Kevin Song
Residence South Korean
World Series of Poker
Bracelet(s) 1
Money finish(es) 29
Highest ITM
Main Event finish
20th, 2001
World Poker Tour
Title(s) None
Final table(s) None
Money finish(es) 6
Information accurate as of 30 August 2012.

Kevin Song (born in South Korea) is a South Korean professional poker player who started playing poker since 1980 and began playing in poker tournaments since 1994 where he has cashed in many of them throughout his poker career, among them are 29 cashes at the World Series of Poker including winning the 1997 World Series of Poker $2,000 buy-in Limit Hold'em event.[1]

World Series of Poker

Song has cashed 24 times at the World Series of Poker (WSOP), making eight final tables. At the 1994 WSOP, his first cash at a WSOP event, Song made the final table and finished in 9th place in the $2,500 Limit Hold'em event won by Mike Laing, Three years later he won his first bracelet in the $2,000 Limit Hold'em event at the 1997 WSOP, earning $397,120 in a final table that included other professional players like Dan Heimiller, Erik Seidel, Huck Seed, Berry Johnston and John Esposito. At the $1,500 Limit Hold'em Shootout event of the 2004 WSOP he finished runner-up to Kathy Liebert, earning $58,300. His latest cash was at the 2008 WSOP $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em (Six-Handed) event where he finished in fourth place, earning $141,983 after his hand of   failed to improve against the chip leader and eventual winner Dario Minieri's  .[1]

World Series of Poker bracelets

Year Event Prize Money
1997 $2,000 Limit Hold'em $397,120

World Poker Tour

Song has finished in the money five times at the World Poker Tour (WPT), including placing 9th in the 2003 L.A. Poker Classic and 10th at the 2006 WPT World Poker Challenge.[1]

Other poker events

Some of Song's biggest cashes have been at a various poker events such as winning the $500 Limit Hold'em event at the Rags to Riches II in Los Angeles in 1996, earning $94,689, winning the $2,500 Limit Seven-Card Stud event at the 1996 United States Poker Championship, earning $77,000, winning the $5,000 No Limit Hold'em Championship Event at the 1997 Hall of Fame Poker Classic, earning $184,000, winning the $2,000 No Limit Hold'em Championship Event at the 1999 Legends of Poker, earning $96,800, finishing in 3rd at the 2005 WSOP Circuit event at Harrah's Las Vegas, earning $110,638 that was won by Chris Ferguson and Song won the $1,500 No Limit Hold'em event at the Fifth Annual Five Diamond World Poker Classic in 2006, earning $253,560.[1]

As of 2012, his total live tournament winnings exceed $3,300,000.[2] His 24 cashes at the WSOP account for $836,693 of those winnings.[3]


External links

  • Profile
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.