Businessman Richard Yong already has live tournament winnings of more than $3.6 million. He was born and raised in Malaysia, then moved to Hong Kong 25 years ago and discovered poker in Macau with his longtime friend Paul Phua who has also made the final. Yong has numerous businesses worldwide, his main ones being mining and IT-related. His best live cash to date was eighth in last summer’s $1m One for One Drop tourney at the World Series for $1,237,333 and said at the time: “I’ve always loved poker, playing with different players from all parts of the world”. Yong has competed at several EPTs and is one of the better-known members of the high stakes Macau poker contingent who came en masse to this year’s PokerStars and Monte-Carlo®Casino EPT Grand Final.
* Bio courtesy of PokerStars