A great group of Team Pros

Even though I travel for poker all the time, I don't often get to spend much time with the other Team Pros. Everyone is so busy with poker all the time, and it's such an individual pursuit. We don't all go to the same festivals, and even when we do we're not all on the same schedule. Some bust out e...more

by ElkY on January 15, 2014 8:26 AM

The best bad beat I've ever had

I'm writing from the road again. Over recent weeks I've been all over. One of my favorite trips lately was to go to Milan with my girlfriend, Jenny. We went there to celebrate our first anniversary of being together. Actually the story of my meeting Jenny is kind of funny. It happened in Las Vegas...more

by ElkY on October 31, 2013 5:00 AM

Peace and Sport in East Timor

After the WSOP madness each year, the rest of summer is calm for poker players. Everyone takes a month to decompress and prepare for the start of another year on tour. For the last few years I've used that month to go on holidays in Asia. I love Asia. I lived in South Korea for six years and still ...more

by ElkY on September 2, 2013 8:14 AM

The future of High Roller events

I was in Macau in early June for the GuangDong Ltd Asia Millions. I think it was my fifth time there. I was debating between going to Macau or skipping the event and staying in Vegas for all of the World Series of Poker. Then I won my GDAM seat on PokerStars the last weekend of SCOOP and was like, "...more

by ElkY on July 19, 2013 5:36 AM

Japanese perfection

I just got back a few weeks ago from a trip to Japan. I went right before WSOP Asia Pacific, and I am really glad I did because I'll be busy over the next couple of months with the EPT and SCOOP, and then with the WSOP this summer. I was able to go once before last year and really fell in love wit...more

by ElkY on May 16, 2013 10:35 AM

Getting rich on balance

People sometimes ask me about my career playing Starcraft, something I did very seriously for quite a while before becoming a full-time poker pro. At the time I started it was only possible to be a full-time player in South Korea, and so I moved there when I was about 19 and played Starcraft profes...more

by ElkY on March 4, 2013 7:26 AM

Along for the ride, on a bike and in life

The WCOOP ended not too long ago. Some of you might have heard about a WCOOP prop bet I made with fellow PokerStars Team Pro Eugene Katchalov, and I thought I'd give a report on how that went. Eugene and I really wanted to come up with some sort of bet that would be hard for the person who lost,...more

by ElkY on November 5, 2012 6:38 AM

Variance may be king, but I wear the crown

The EPT Grand Final is always one of the most prestigious event of the year. I came fully prepared and very excited about the change of host city to Madrid. Even though I'm not superstitious at all, it's a bit frustrating when there is a place where you don't have much success, and Monte Carlo was d...more

by ElkY on May 31, 2011 9:38 AM

WCOOP 2010: Looking forward to going back to my roots

by ElkY WCOOP. Those five letters means so much to me that I can't even fathom to tell you all about it. WCOOP is an awesome tournament series for so many reasons, and I'm always looking for that special time of the year when I can finally go back to my roots, which is multi-tabling on PokerStars. ...more

by Simon Young on August 25, 2010 2:00 AM

WCOOP Profile: ElkY, the man who wins

When anybody wins a big tournament, there is usually a sense of excitement and surprise. When ElkY wins a tournament, people are starting to yawn. No, not literally. It's still exciting, but ElkY winning something or getting close to it has become so commonplace that people are starting to expect i...more

by Brad Willis on September 20, 2009 2:46 PM
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