Yifan Zheng is a Chinese national, who has been fairly active at live poker tournaments in the last few years and few impressive results to his name.
The first significant cash for Zheng came in April 2012, when he took 5th place in an APT side event, for USD$1,760. September 2012 saw him add a further USD$7,761 for an 18th place finish at the Macau Poker Cup Main Event. USD$15,835 soon followed in January, at the Aussie Millions, before Zheng hit a much bigger score – USD$92,369 for 1st place at the Macau Poker Cup in April 2013. The ACOP festival in October of the same year led to a life changing score for Zheng, when he finished 3rd in the Main Event, for USD$255,338. The next two years saw a number of four figure scores for Yifan Zheng, but nothing spectacular, and his progress stalled. He did eventually find his feet once again and started moving forwards, picking up USD$34,059 for 5th place at the Macau poker Cup 23 in September 2015.
It is not uncommon for a huge score to derail a player in terms of motivation and concentration, but talented players will always bounce back, and Yifan Zheng appears to have done exactly that, and remains quite active in tournaments around the world.