The Asian Poker Tour, operated by AsianLogic, has announced the signing of three well-known poker pros to sponsorship deals. JC Tran, Quinn Do, and Nam Le will now represent the APT in tournaments around the world, including but not limited to the APT series, and make appearances on behalf of the poker tour.
Tran, Do, and Le have gained wide respect on the tournament circuit worldwide through their styles of play and multiple accomplishments over the past few years. All three have proven themselves to be respectful of other players and highly skilled at the games they have chosen to master. But until now, Tran, Do, and Le, along with numerous other highly-skilled male Asian players, have been ignored by online poker sites who have handed out sponsorships to much less accomplished players than the likes of the three named here. Therefore, the APT deserves a congratulatory note for finally recognizing three names that the poker community has admired for quite some time.
J.C. Tran has accumulated more than $6.8 million in tournament winnings, including a World Poker Tour title. He had a stellar 2008 World Series of Poker when he cashed seven times, two of which were final tables and one his first WSOP bracelet in a $1,500 NLHE event .
Quinn Do has nearly $2 million in tournament success to date, including a WSOP bracelet in $2,500 LHE in 2005 and a second place finish at the WPT Legends of Poker in 2008. He recently finished 25th in the APT Macau main event, prior to his signing on as an APT pro.
Nam Le is closing in on the $5 million mark for tournament earnings, especially with the most recent $474,358 win at the APPT High Roller tournament in Macau. His numerous accomplishments include a 2006 WPT title and many final tables at major tournaments.
The three players will serve as APT ambassadors, and AsianLogic CWO Tom Hall noted, “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 [big] result for two of the ambassadors so quickly is brilliant.”
Nam Le also commented on the deal, “I’m truly delighted to have won [the APPT High Roller event] and so happy to have gotten my deal with the APT off to the best possible start. I’m looking forward to representing the Tour around the world.”
The APT schedule next takes the players, including the tour’s three fresh and sponsored faces, on to Seoul and Singapore to round out the current season of the Asian Poker Tour.