A Revamped Korean Team is Ready for the Asian Nations Cup

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After a recent change in the national federation structure in South Korea, the team has also been revamped with a strong mix of individuals being selected to give the Koreans the best chance of success. National team coach James Kim is looking forward to his team’s performance in Hong Kong and seeing the Match Poker format played at the highest level.


Here is the squad for the 2023 Asian Nations Cup:

Name: Kevin Choe

Age: 45

Profession: Director

Bio: 2 years and 5 months of poker experience as a recreational player, spends majority of his spare time playing no-limit Hold’em as a hobby, seeking a long career in the poker industry, participated in Match Poker 3 times so far.


Name: Dahye Kim

Age: 31

Profession: YouTuber

Bio: 2 yrs experience playing poker, YouTuber who changed her profession to poker YouTuber, down to earth and dead serious about pursuing poker as a career.


Name: Yoo Ra Yeong

Age: 33

Profession: Self employed

Bio: She is following a professional path towards being a winning poker player, she loves playing Hold’em, can’t live without Hold’em!


Name: Kim Hak Do

Age: 53

Profession: Comedian, entertainer and singer

Bio: He has been a poker enthusiast for over 10 years now, with his own personal YouTube channel.


Name: Lee SeokJun

Age: 28


Name: Kim Ho Seong

Age: 52

Profession: Director of the Ace Poker League

Bio: He has spent over 15 years in the poker industry, working on both online and offline events. National team coach.


Name: Jonguk Kim

Age: 28

Profession: APL dealer, J88, WCOP, KSOP, JOPT floor & dealer

Bio: He originally only knew stud poker, but then came across Texas Hold’em when he took a part-time job as a dealer. This was about 3 years ago, after which he started working as a full time dealer and fell in love with the game.


Name: Jiseung Hong

Age: 25

Profession: APL, J88, WFP floor & dealer

Bio: After enlisting in the military, he got interested in poker while looking for a hobby. He watched videos and read books to improve his knowledge and learn detailed information about this mental game. After being discharged from the military, he thought it matched his inner aptitude and after consulting with his family he started to work on poker to improve his skills. He is constantly looking to challenge himself and get better everyday.


Name: Giju Hwang

Age: 25

Profession: J88, WCOP, KSOP, JOPT floor and dealer


Name: Hyeunmo Gu

Age: 27

Profession: APL, J88, WFP, KSOP floor and dealer

Bio: After starting as a bartender, my boss recommended I try dealing blackjack which eventually lead me to becoming a Texas Hold’em dealer. I was a dealer for about 2 and a half years and was famous for ‘one handed dealing’ in the Korean Hold’em world. My interest in managing the floor grew and I naturally studied it while performing my duties as a dealer.


Name: Won Guy Kang

Age: 35

Profession: Poker player

Bio: Korean Team Pro member


Name: Kim Kyounghoi

Age: 42

Profession: CFO at the Texas Holden Association of Korea (THAK)

Bio: He has been involved in the poker industry for over 10 years and is excited to represent his nation.