(b. 01/01/1966 - Vietnam)
Lam was born in Vietnam on New Years Day in 1966, during the unjust
Vietnam war. He eventually emmigrated to Canada at the age of 19. He
now lives in the Toronto area where he plays poker professionally.
many people who leave their countries Lam did it to send money back
home. Lam suffered the indignity that many suffer, and worked dead end
jobs. Prior to turning pro, Lam worked as a general laborer for a metal
company. Eventually Lam enrolled into high school to get his diploma
which he got and quickly went to buisness school and set about getting
his head start in life, and like many other young students Tuam was
finding money hard to come by, a friend came to his aide and offered
him a job as a card dealer the only catch was that he would have to
play as a prop player when the game was short which meant that Tuam had
to learn how to play poker.
he realised Tuam Lam was playing Poker and playing well, well enough to
support his wife and child as well as send money back home.
he had some tournament success Tuam considered himself a cash player
but all that changed at the World Series Of Poker 2007 main event where
he came 2nd and won a life altering $4,840,981.
Now you can find Tuam Lam Playing for Team PokerStars and playing under the name TuamLam at PokerStars.com
is his third year to attend the WSOP. His prior cashes were 46th place
in an event last year and 78th place in a WSOP tournament held in 2005.
Poker Clip - 2007 WSOP Final - Heads Up - Jerry Yang v Tuan Lam