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John Myung (poker player)

John Myung is an American accountant and poker player of Korean descent, based in Vienna, Virginia[3]


  • 1 Before poker
  • 2 Poker career
  • 3 See also
  • 4 References

Before poker

Myung graduated from Cornell University He was training to be a medical doctor in Manhattan but quit as he did not wish to commit six years of his life to studying[4] He took a job at Morgan Stanley on the 73rd floor of the World Trade Center but quit on September 1, 2001 very shortly before the September 11, 2001 attacks to take another job on Wall Street The effect of the attacks led to him moving to Rockville, Maryland, where he started playing poker

Poker career

Myung is best known as the winner of the 2003 Showdown at the Sands poker tournament, where he won $1,000,000, defeating 196 other players

As of 2017, his total live tournament winnings exceed $2,725,000[5] He has finished in the money of 41 times in World Series of Poker WSOP events, including three 3rd place finishes[1]

Myung also appeared in the second season of the Poker Superstars Invitational Tournament

See also

  • Koreans in Washington, DC


  1. ^ a b WSOPcom: John Myung
  2. ^ World Poker Tour: John Myung
  3. ^ Bluff Magazine profile
  4. ^ Pokerlistingscom: About John Myung
  5. ^ Hendon Mob tournament results

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