Kenny Hsiung Wins $3,000 Buy-In Limit Hold’em (Event #48)
Las Vegas, NV (June 28, 2012) – Kenny Hsiung won the most recent championship event at the 2012 World Series of Poker. The 29-year-old poker player -- now residing in Henderson, NV by way of his hometown of Cincinnati, OH -- won the $3,000 buy-in Limit Hold’em tournament, which is classified as Event #48.
Hsiung not only received the game’s most coveted prize, the gold bracelet, but $165,205 in prize money, as well.
The three-day competition drew a modest-sized field. The tournament began with 247 entrants on Tuesday, and concluded on Thursday night at the Rio in Las Vegas. A worldwide viewing audience also followed the final table action over the WSOP.com live stream broadcast.
Hsiung is no stranger to making deep runs at the WSOP and finishing in the money. This marked his eighth time to cash. His first showing on the WSOP radar screen was back in 2006.
The runner up was a longtime poker grinder, Robert Hwang, from Barnegat, N.J. He is known within the poker world as "Action Bob," for his aggressive playing style.
A more comprehensive official report of this tournament, with much more news and official data, will be posted soon to WSOP.com.
-- by Nolan Dalla