Team Bodog poker pro Evelyn Ng has had a fairly event-filled past few weeks both professionally and personally. It started with a trip to the European Poker Tour’s Snowfest event from March 21-26 at the Alpine Palace Card Casino in Saalbach-Hinterglemm near Salzburg in the Austrian Alps -- where Ng noted it was warmer than in the Bahamas, where she had just come from.
More than 500 players -- pros (including former tennis star Boris Becker) and online qualifiers – competed in the first-ever Snowfest, and Ng unfortunately only made it to Day 1B, when she was eliminated. According to various poker sites, Ng had 18,000 left in chips when she went out, with 1,000 of that in the middle for her big blind. The action came to Ng with a raise and call ahead of her and she held the Ace and 7 of clubs. She went all-in and folded out the original raiser before losing the hand.
Ng was there with Dutch boyfriend Lex Veldhuis, who finished 54th at Snowfest. Denmark’s Allan Baekke won the event.
Then Ng and Veldhuis headed back to Amsterdam from Austria, where unfortunately they both suffered a bit of physical pain, according to Ng’s Twitter account. Ng apparently slipped on some stairs and injured her tailbone, while Veldhuis injured his ribs while boxing. Thankfully, neither injury was serious.
But then the news got much better for Ng as she Tweeted that she scored one million points for the first time playing the video game DJ Hero – Ng is a video game fanatic who brought her Nintendo DS on hand nearly everywhere during the Snowfest event. Here is the video link that Ng posted for the DJ Hero big moment:
Ng, who is attempting to learn to speak Dutch, is now back in the United States. Of course online poker players who top the weekly tournament leader board at Bodog can either get a heads-up match against Ng or fellow Team Bodog poker pro David Williams for some extra money. Ng’s tournament playing schedule for this year is still a bit in flux, although the Toronto native, now living in Las Vegas, had mentioned previously she was hoping to play in Canada in 2010 when the weather warmed up.
Ng burst onto the national poker scene by finishing second at Ladies Night on the World Poker Tour in 2005. She became a Team Bodog Poker Pro in 2006 and went on to earn more than $250,000 that year – including a spot at the final table of the Calvin Ayre Wild Card Poker Tournament. Ng has appeared in several television shows and even a video game.