Lam took second place in the six-handed no-limit hold’em event in the 2005 PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker for $55,000, according to the PokerStars Blog. Although he’s played a few $10,000 live events, he’s never had a huge cash. Now, he’s on the verge of the world’s biggest cash of the year and the second biggest prize in poker history.
Tuan Lam struggled on the poker tables, proving that tournaments aren’t as easy as online poker tables. The best part about gambling at a virtual casino is being able to play hands of poker and casino games like online blackjack at the same time.
Jerry Yang had been chip leader since early in the day, when it got to heads up play he had a 5-1 chip lead over his opponent Tuan Lam. Jerry had looked to bully Tuan into submission, doubling Tuan up once didn’t even slow him down.
PokerStars, the world’s largest online poker site, today announced four new members to the fold of professional poker players and world champions on Team PokerStars: Canadian Tuan Lam, South African Raymond Rahme, Italian Dario Minieri and American Hevad Khan from New York. Lam, Rahme, Minieri, and Khan entered the poker spotlight this summer in Las Vegas at the 2007 World Series of Poker, all reaching the top two percent of the playing field in the Main Event No Limit Texas hold’em World Championship and earning more than US$8.9 million collectively.