|Mar 2 - 3, 2019||
No Limit Hold'em - Monster Stack (Event #18)
Hung Sheng Lin is a professional poker player from Chinese Taipei, Taiwan. He has been in the live tournament scene for ten years with stats dating back to 2009. He tasted his first big cash in May 2010 at the APPTMacau for winning the HK$10,000 buy-in event, overcoming a field of 123 players to pocket US$37,512. Lin cashed a total of 9 times that year, and has since been a mainstay in Asia’s live tournament circuit.
If 2010 was good year for Lin, 2011 was an even better one. He got on the board 11 times with three five-figure scores in the list. The first one was earned at the Macau Poker Cup Red Dragon Main Event where he placed 3rd out of 509 players. He took home HK$450,000 (~US$57,807). One month later, he captured his second major victory, besting a field of 1,329 at the Macau Millions HK$2,200 event to ship in another thick wad worth HK$400,000 (US$51,413). Then in October, he placed 6th at the MPC October Special HK$20,000 Main Event and brought in another HK$263,800 (~US$33,891).
Racking up and racing up the rankings, Lin slowed down the next few years. He earned minimal from 2012 – 2014, taking on new destinations, Australia, Korea, and the Philippines. The only significant score within those years was 2nd place at the APPT HK$11,000 No Limit Hold’em Six Max for HK$270,000 (~US$34,819).
Then in 2015. Lin disappeared from the scene. He didn’t post one single cash.
Returning to the felt in 2016, Lin produced 10 cashes. He got even busier in 2017 collecting 17 cashes, his highest number since his live tournament career took off. He closed out the year with an 8th place finish at the APT Macau Championships Event for HK$88,100 (~US$11,272).
Coming out strong ins 2018, Lin cashed 4 times in January, taking 4th place at the Aussie Millions Terminator event for A$15,825 (~US$12,790). In early May, he topped a field of 377 entries at the APT Macau Championships Main Event to ship in his largest payout to-date, HK$587,000 (~US$74,700). He also cashed in four other events to win the APT Player of the Series title. He is now at 12 cashes for the year and will likely surpass last year’s tally.
Hung Sheng Lin is currently ranked 13th in Taiwan. With his recent achievements, he is expected to jump a couple of notches up.