The Chinese are ubiquitously known for their ingenuity in innovations and inventions, but the country has spawned poker professionals with an international disposition. Poring over the list of the well-known poker players from China, one cannot omit Raymond Wu Shao Kang, he is Chinese but currently domiciled in Taiwan.
He made a paramount contribution to the fledgling poker industry in Asia and has wrung out substantial earnings. Though the casinos are ultra-lucrative, it behooves one to adopt a prudent approach that does not lead to the depletion of their financial base. With his painstaking play, Raymond has demonstrated players can survive in poker by optimizing the financial base.
In 2009, he played at the HK$50,000 NLHE Main Event, Macau Poker Cup that earned him a whopping $11,613 while placing 3rd. On the same year, he made a breakthrough accomplishment in the EPT that saw him emerge 7th where he navigated a tumultuous final table to take home $139,712. In the 2010 Macau Poker Cup he triumphed to win a main event where he cashed for $85,520. He has also played online poker with significant accomplishments that have catapulted him to the global pedestal of pros. He also plays with a team that consists of various Chinese players who have made tremendous progress in the poker industry. However, currently his poker games are normally online where he has earned substantial sums that place him among the top-notch internet based poker players.
As of 2013, his total live tournaments winnings had earned Raymond a stupendous $1,890,000. Viewed through a pecuniary prism, one cannot doubt he is in the game to squeeze out as much as he can. His accomplishments intimate an imperative lesson that should be imbibed in Chinese players who are promoting a fast-growing but nascent poker industry in Asia.