Korean Emerges Triumphant in Baccarat Tournament
In early January of 2015, one lucky and skilled Korean man took home the grand prize at one of the first professional baccarat tournaments to be held at the Tinian Dynasty Hotel & Casino.
Jang Jong Hwan bested more than 120 other professional baccarat players from countries across Asia, including Korea, China and Japan. Hwan won the first place prize of $100,000 at the Tinian Dynasty Hotel & Casino’s first Baccarat Challenge of 2015. More tournaments are scheduled later in the year, and the island of Tinian is setting itself up as a baccarat player’s paradise.
Hwan accepted a symbolic check of his winnings from the grinning mayor of Tinian, J.P. San Nicholas, in the banquent hall of the Tinian Dynasty. Only twelve players out of an initial 120 made it to the final round of the tournament.
The second place prize of $24,000 went to Au Kar Ming, from China. The only woman to make it to the final table of the tournament, Manyee Monique Leung, walked away with the third place prize of $10,000. The fourth to twelfth place winners received $1,000 each. The Tinian Dynasty tournament drew baccarat players from all over Asia. Mayor San Nicolas said he was extremely pleased with the turnout and the caliber of the players who attended.
The Mariana Islands are becoming a hotspot for gamblers from across Asia and the world. The island of Tinian, in particular, is a favored destination for gambling. The Tinian Dynasty Hotel & Casino has established a reputation for challenge and luxury among professional baccarat players.
There are several more baccarat tournaments scheduled at the Tinian Dynasty over the coming year, and it seems assured that Tinian is set to become a paradise for baccarat players from Asia and around the world.
2015/03/19 / Jason Thorn /
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