Nam Le, JC Tran and Quinn Do Sign for APT and Immediately Strike Gold
(Macau – China ) 10th September 2008 – AsianLogic Plc and the Asian Poker Tour are delighted to announce the signing of three top pros to their stable following the APT Macau, which concluded on the 31st August at the glamorous Galaxy Starworld. JC Tran, Quinn Do and Nam Le have inked contracts to represent the APT on the world poker circuit. The deal couldn’t have got off to a better start with Nam Le winning the PokerStars.net APPT Macau High Rollers event for US$474,358. If that wasn’t enough, his fellow newly signed ambassador Quinn Do finished third for US$153,846 as the APT ambassadors dominated the US$19,250 buy-in tournament.
“I’m truly delighted to have won and so happy to have got my deal with the APT off to the best possible start,” said Nam.
“I’m looking forward to representing the Tour around the world. It wasn’t looking great for me in this tournament at one stage but I was always confident that I would bounce back.”
Tom Hall, CEO of AsianLogic Plc said: “ We have big plans for these guys and are happy they signed with us to spread the word about the APT worldwide. We expected success but such a result for two of the ambassadors so quickly is brilliant!”
At only 25 years-old, Vietnamese-American Nam Le is already considered by many to be a major threat at live tournaments. Nam already has a couple of first place finishes under his belt – the 2006 Bay 101 Shooting Star WPT Championship and the 2006 Scotty Nguyen Poker Challenge II, as well top place finishes in several WSOP and WPT events. His most recent finish was at 4th at the 2008 LA Poker Classic WPT Championship where he earned USD $411,770.00. Le’s total winnings to date exceed $4.3 million.
Quinn Do finished 20th overall at the APT Manila and won USD $7,500 in prize money. Quinn decided to play poker full time in 2004 after his time at the University of Washington and after dabbling in the restaurant business. Since turning pro, Do has been a regular at major live poker events and won a WSOP bracelet in 2005. Other notable finishes by the Vietnam-born Do includes a 2nd place finish at the Bellagio Challenge Cup Championship in 2005 and most recently, a 2nd place finish at the 2008 LA Poker Classic WPT Championship where he went home with USD $909,400. Quinn Do’s total poker winnings to date have exceeded USD $2 million.
J.C Tran didn’t fare so well in the High Rollers event at the APPT Macau but needs little introduction. Tran is currently the top-ranked player IN THE WORLD on the Bluff Magazine/ESPN power rankings. After starting out by playing in local card rooms, he has won and cashed in big money tournaments and has total winnings of a staggering USD $6.7 million to date. His most recent victory was at Event #49 of the 39th World Series of Poker 2008, where he won a bracelet and USD $631,170.
ABOUT ASIAN POKER TOUR (APT)
The Asian Poker Tour (APT) is Asia’s biggest and original poker tour. The Tour was recently acquired by AsianLogic (AIM:ALOG). As part of the new organisation of the APT, four events will be held across Asia in 2008. Next year, the Tour plans to increase this to a total of six events. Each tournament is set to attract live players as well as internet players who will qualify via online satellites. Each main event will offer a minimum guaranteed USD $1 million prize pool. The official web site of the APT is www.asianpt.com
ABOUT ASIANLOGIC (ALOG)
AsianLogic is a leading online and land-based gaming company focusing on the Asia-Pacific markets. The Company is listed on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange (AIM: ALOG). AsianLogic owns and operates eight online casino brands and two online poker rooms as well as land-based sportsbook operations through its MegaSportsWorld brand. It is a specialist in Asia-specific games such as Mahjong, Cho-Da-Di, Do-Di-Zhu and 13 Card Poker. The Company owns and operates the Asian Poker Tour. The Company also maintains a corporate advisory team specialising in the gaming sector which is an active investor in gaming-related businesses as well as providing consultancy and analytical services. AsianLogic enjoys strong commercial relationships with leading gaming providers including Playtech, ID Games and LVS. Founded as ESL in 2002, AsianLogic employs over 300 employees, the majority of whom are based in the Philippines.
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