John Myung

Sun, 15 Jun 2008 14:45

John Myung

A poker biography of John Myung.

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Name - John Myung

Born - 1974, New York City, New York, United States

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A Cornell University graduate, Jon Myung, aged 32 had worked on Wall Street. A current resident of Rockville, Maryland, but a local of New York, New York, Myung once studied medicine in Cornell University in Manhattan but had a change of mind. He wanted a different career; and that career would be from Wall Street. So he bid med school goodbye and said hello to World Trade Center.

For two years, John had a job for Morgan Stanley at World Trade Center's 73rd floor. On the day of the tragic attack, John left his job. He was about to start a new one at the financial district, soon and was fortunate enough to avoid the attack as most of his former colleagues died that day. Terrified by the September 11 event, John totally gave up his New York career, and relocated to Rockville.

From his home in Maryland, John traveled a lot in Sands Casino and Taj Mahal in Atlantic City to play his game- poker. Although he was not a total novice, he had not played in any professional poker game. John had played well and earned well in just a short span of time that he did not bother himself to find a new job like the one he had before. Moreover, when he won $1 million in 2003 for the No-Limit Hold'em at Sands, John already a new business and the one thing that would make him busy. With his Wall Street looks, nobody would think that Myung is determined to make a career out of poker playing.

John had played heads-up against Lenny Dykstra- the Philadelphia Phillies all-star. As John would describe the way he beats Lenny, "I beat him real bad." Bad as it is because he was able to take home the guy's Rolex watch -- a prize any guy could not refuse.

John always gives his best every time he plays. For him, the secret to a successful poker career is always giving your best no matter what your situation is. Whether the player is in his/best condition, or if s/he is feeling all down, all a player should do is be strong and stay focused. John also mentioned during an on-the-record interview that the poker scene would be a lot better off if 'trash talking' is lessened.

All the more, John's million dollar poker earnings already made him a pro, not to mention his winnings, which include the 2005 World Series of Poker (WSOP), Event 10, $2,000 Limit Hold'em 3rd placer, the 2005 WSOP, Event 16, $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout 27th placer, and the 2006 WSOP, Event 37, No-Limit Hold'em 40th placer. Yet, despite his fruitful career, John would always say. "I'm just getting started and my name isn't out there yet, but it will be." Full of confidence, John Myung remains to be a strong and focused man. By pursuing a career in poker, this former med student and Wall Street worker has nothing to regret. He is on his way up and up in the poker world.