“포커로 31억 벌었다” 홍진호, 국제대회 또 우승

“포커로 31억 벌었다” 홍진호, 국제대회 또 우승

홍진호가 포커대회에서 또 우승했다. 사진|홍진호 SNS|홍진호가 포커대회에서 또 우승했다. 사진|홍진호 SNS

프로게이머 출신 프로 포커 플레이어 홍진호가 포커 대회에서 또 우승하며, 억대 상금을 추가했다. 홍진호의 포커 대회 누적 상금은 약 31억원에 달한다.

홍진호는 지난 17일부터 27일까지(현지시간) 베트남 다낭에서 열린 ‘U 시리즈 오브 포커 2023(U Series Of Poker, 이하 ‘USOP’)’ 대회의 ‘39 빌리어네어 클럽 챌린지’에서 우승했다. 대회 SNS를 통해 우승 사실이 알려졌다.

홍진호는 홍콩 호주 선수 등 9인이 남은 파이널 테이블에서 최종 우승하며 상금 45억8500만동(약 2억4000만원)과 트로피를 차지했다. 2021년 시작된 USOP는 아시아에서 열리는 메이저 포커 대회 중 하나다.

홍진호는 지난 8월 SBS 예능 ‘신발 벗고 돌싱포맨’에 출연해 “누적 상금만 26억원”이라며 “아직 국내에서 스포츠로 자리잡지 못했지만 전 세계적으로 유망한 스포츠”라고 포커에 대해 소개한 바 있다.

“포커로 31억 벌었다” 홍진호, 국제대회 또 우승

포커 1인자로 우뚝 선 홍진호. 사진 I 스타투데이DB

홍진호는 이후 인천 파라다이스시티에서 개최된 포커대회 ‘2023 WFP 신드롬6(SYNDROME 6)’에서 우승하며 상금 2억4000만원을 추가한데 이어 연말 대회 우승 상금을 더해 누적 상금 30억을 돌파했다.

홍진호는 임요환과 함께 인기 e스포츠 스타크래프트 프로게이머의 양대 전설로 꼽힌다. ‘만년 2위’의 아쉬움을 프로 포커 플레이어로 변신한 뒤 1인자로 우뚝 서 깨끗하게 날렸다.

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