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Best of Poker News 2019

Best of Poker News in 2019

They made the 2019 Poker Headlines: the most important Players, Tournaments, Regulations, Scandals, and much more…

All covered by Asia-Pacific #1 Poker Media: Somuchpoker.

Thanks to our 2019 Best of, re-live all the Highlights that you may have missed!

January

February

Team Thailand wins the first-ever PPWC Teams Event for PHP 7 Million

Team Thailand wins the first-ever PPWC Teams Event for PHP 7 Million

Team Thailand has done it! The PPPoker World Championship – Teams Event – saw 10 teams enter the arena and after three days of heated battle, Team Thailand rose to the throne crushing Team Malaysia at the finals. Team Thailand was awarded the enormous PHP...

Richard Marquez crowned the first-ever PPWC Main Event champion

Richard Marquez crowned the first-ever PPWC Main Event champion

The final race to the first-ever PPPoker World Championship – Main Event title seemed to be more of a continuation of Day 3 with Filipino player Richard Marquez in full command. Marquez once again brought his mighty axe to the table and slashed four players in...

March

Vincent Chauve wins the WPT Vietnam Main Event

Vincent Chauve wins the WPT Vietnam Main Event

After five days of intense poker action that drew 686 entries to Pro Poker Club for the WPT Vietnam – Main Event, Thailand’s Vincent Chauve emerged victorious! He entered the final day running fourth-in-chips, proceeded to rail five players to capture the WPT...

Asia Poker League draws 1043 Main Event entries in Kunming

Asia Poker League draws 1043 Main Event entries in Kunming

It was a frantic start for the Asia Poker League with notice that the APL Road Series Kunming festival in Yunnan Province, China had to be cancelled just before opening day. Instead of a crowd being welcomed in to Wilo intelligent Transportation Hall on March 8, doors...

Triton High Roller Series: Career best score for Michael Soyza!

Triton High Roller Series: Career best score for Michael Soyza!

One of Asian poker’s breakout talent, Malaysia’s Michael Soyza, was victorious in the third event of the Triton High Roller Series in Jeju, South Korea. The 29-year-old takes home the title and HKD 11.15 million (USD 1.421 million). Soyza had broken his hand two weeks...

April

Tiger Poker Cup creates USD 1 million prize pool in Beijing

Tiger Poker Cup creates USD 1 million prize pool in Beijing

Despite the departure of big poker brands like the World Poker Tour and the World Series of Poker from China, the live poker scene in mainland China is still alive and well. One recent proof is the Tiger Poker Cub in Beijing that created a prize pool of approximately...

May

June

Full review of Asian performance during the first half of 2019 WSOP

Full review of Asian performance during the first half of 2019 WSOP

We have reached the halfway mark of the 2019 World Series of Poker at the Rio All Suites Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The series has been running since May 28 to conclude on July 16. A total of 89 events fill up the schedule. At the time of writing, 43 events have...

Poker action shifting from Macau to Taiwan

Poker action shifting from Macau to Taiwan

What were just a few promising festivals hosted in Taipei last year has now turned into a real trend. The boom is fueled largely by the challenges organizers have faced in Macau. Ever since the closure of PokerStars Macau, poker events have been scarce in Asia’s...

July

WSOP 2019: Highlights of the Asian contingent

WSOP 2019: Highlights of the Asian contingent

Every year the World Series of Poker drags in players from all around the globe each one aspiring to become a world champion and bring home one of the iconic gold bracelets. This year, a large contingent from Asia sought that dream. Many ran well however only four...

Interview with WSOP bracelet winner Danny Tang

Interview with WSOP bracelet winner Danny Tang

WSOP 2019: Huge celebration at the World Series of Poker 2019 with one of Asia’s leading pros, Daniel Tang, achieving the dream at Event #90: US$50K Final Fifty No Limit Hold’em High Roller. Tang overcame the 123 strong field to capture his first-ever bracelet and a...

Edward Chun Ho Yam breaks world record of most cashes in a year

Edward Chun Ho Yam breaks world record of most cashes in a year

Every year we see poker players achieve huge milestones such as reaching the top of the GPI country ranking, turning a satellite ticket to a goldmine, winning that first life changing million dollars, and for some, breaking a world record. Last week Hong Kong pro...

August

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