Born in Taiwain. Chen An Lin has been a regular player in tournaments across Asia since 2009 and has shown consistently good results over the years. His number of live cashes increased drastically during 2015 and, as a result, he joined Team PokerStars in the same year.
The first significant victory was on his first year doing the live tournament circuit. On October 2009, Lin won first prize at the Macau Poker Cup (MPC) No Limit Holdem event for USD$14,197. On July 2010, he once again proved victorious in the MPC Deepstack event for USD$7,311. The year after that, the community was seriously seeing his skills in the game when he won the Asia Pacific Poker Tour (APPT) Macau for US$ 29,318. After that triumphant moment, however, Lin consistently cashed but didn’t really win any major tournament until August 2014, where he once again won an MPC No LImit Holdem event for US$49,118.
But the year 2015 really saw Lin shine. In this year, Lin triumphed in a field out of Asia. In June, he won the WPT500 (Aria Poker Classic 2015) No Limit Holdem event for US$ 10,528. In the same month, he participated in 3 events in the 46th World Series of Poker (WSOP) and cashed in all 3, taking home total winnings worth US$26,295. The following month, he once again bested players in a US tournament at the 2015 Aria Resort & Casino Recurring Tournaments for US$3,184. After this US stint, he consistently cashed in tournaments in the Philippines, Macau, and Australia.
The year 2016 was equally productive with finishes in the top 4 places of tournaments. Lin starts off the year in March with a 2nd place finish at the MPC APPT No Limit Bounty Event for US$ 11,296. He follows this up in April with a 3rd place finish at the European Poker Tour (EPT) High Roller Event in Monte Carlo for US$108,995, his biggest cash to date. In May, he once again finished 3rd place at the APPT 10 Macau for US$ 7,432. Finally, in July he bagged a trophy at the APPT 10 Philippines Deepstack Freezeout event for US$6,857. In September he placed 2nd at the MPC Knockout event for US$ 10,401. Although he didn’t finish at the top tier, Lin also took significant cash earning at the EPT Barcelona for US$10,097 and Asia Championship of Poker (ACOP) for US$ 23,476, on August and November, respectively.
The year 2017 hasn’t really given Lin a major victory as of yet but he has made significant earnings throughout the year. In February, Lin was runner-up with a cash prize of US$23,257 in the Bubble Rush Event of MPC 26 Macau. At the PokerStars Championship Deepstack Event, Lin placed 3rd and took home US$42,857. On September, he placed 11th at the Single Day High Roller Event at the MPC 27 from US$ 25,303. In October, Lin was the last man standing at the Suncity Cup – Taipei Freezeout NLH 2 winning a cash prize of US$4,805.
The following month earned him a decent five-figures at the No Limit Hublot Elite Tournament in WPT Sanya for US$67,148.
To kick off 2018, Lin made his way the Aussie Millions and demonstrated why he is one of Taiwan’s top players. He finished 8th at the Main Event to further bump is his winnings another AU$175,000 (~US$141,000). One week later, he was back in Asian soil competing in the Macau Poker Cup 28 Red Dragon Main Event. Although he didn’t snatch the title, he finished in a respectable 16th place for HK$102,100 (US$13,000).
Chen Lin is no longer a member of Team PokerStars but he is still very much active in the Asian live poker scene, just waiting to pounce on that major victory that will amaze the community.
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- September 3, 2015: PokerStars signs two new team pros in Taiwan, China
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