Hong Kong veteran Sparrow Cheung wins APPT Korea

first_img Scientific Games partners with Jumbo Technology “This is my 10th year playing PokerStars tournaments and this is the first Main Event title … it’s very exciting for me,” the 37-year-old said afterwards.Cheung, whose long career on the felt has included victory at APT Macau in 2018 for AU$54,000 and a runner-up finish in the Suncity Cup in 2017 for AU$185,000, had previously won 17 APPT titles but this was his first ever main event. He also holds the world record for the most tournament cashes in a calendar year with 67 in 2017. RelatedPosts Hong Kong’s Sparrow Cheung has won his first Asia Pacific Poker Tour (APPT) title after taking down APPT Korea overnight for KRW198.1 million (US$174,630).Overcoming a record APPT Korea main event field of 581 players at Paradise City in Incheon, Cheung made amends for a near miss in this very same event in 2017, when he finished 12th, eventually downing Japan’s Tomomitsu Ono heads-up for the crown. Load More Korea’s Kangwon Land enjoys first positive revenue, profit growth in 10 quarters World Poker Tour announces 2019 “Asia Swing” in Vietnam, Japan and Korealast_img read more

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first_imgThere’s little need to rehash the struggles the Arizona Cardinals faced at quarterback over the last few seasons, but let’s just say things could not have been much worse.So, while the team’s defense was emerging as one of the best in the league, the team was held back by an offense that, well, stunk.But hope is on the horizon, as new head coach Bruce Arians brought in veteran quarterback Carson Palmer to run the offense. We have yet to see the former Pro Bowler’s impact on the field, but he’s certainly changed the perception of the locker room. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires However, it would be foolish to underestimate the difference a quality quarterback can make, as this was a team that won 10 games, the division title and one playoff contest just a few years ago with Kurt Warner under center. But with the way things have gone since No. 13 retired, it seems like longer.He added: “I was talking to Carson the other day and he said he’s never really played with a good defense before. I told him it’s been awhile since I played with a good quarterback.” Maybe the wait is finally over. – / 36 Top Stories While one can expect the Cardinals to be an improved team, it is a bit difficult to see them improving to the point of surpassing division — and conference — favorites San Francisco and Seattle. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo In a piece by CBSSports.com’s Mike Freeman, defensive lineman Calais Campbell is quoted as being rather excited about the team’s new signal caller.So much so, that he thinks Palmer could be the difference between a team that finished last in the NFC West in 2012 finishing first in 2013.“We have a quarterback,” he said.And there it is. The big reason why the Cardinals could end up being one of the true surprises in football comes down to two words: Carson Palmer.“I think it’s very likely we can win the division, yes,” Campbell said. “I respect every opponent in our division. Every one. But I think of it this way. We were able to hang in a bunch of our division games without a real quarterback.“I don’t want to disrespect anyone but now we have a real quarterback to go with a good defense. When we play with a lead, we’re hard to beat. This is the first time in years that we have an offense that matches our defense.” Comments   Share   Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more