Sam Razavi wins his 3rd APT Player of the year title
Sam Razavi has been capturing the attention of the poker world this week with his outstanding performances in the Asian Poker Tour. He is a UK pro who has had many good results around the world, but since his relocating to the Philippines he has focussed all his energy on the APT. His accomplishments there seem to grow with each passing week as he has been winning and cashing in events so consistently, he has won the player of the year title three years in a row. When winning one POY title in a major poker tour is a difficult accomplishment, winning three of them back to back is truly special. On his way to this feat, Razavi won three events in 2012, five events in 2013 and four events in 2014, along with numerous cashes and deep runs. With his recent dominance of this tour it will be worth keep an eye on him next year to see if he can extend this incredible run with a fourth POY title at the APT.
Amazing achievement for Sam Razavi (Photo APT)
Pete Chen wins Asia Player of the Year award
In other noteworthy ups and downs, the Asia player of the year race has just been won by Taiwan poker pro Pete Chen. He made 7 final tables and collected one title to win the title comfortably. There won't be too much time to rest and celebrate for Chen though, as the 2015 race begins on December 17
Cyril Mouli "The Frenchman" playing the highest PLO games
Cyril Mouly has long been one of the men who lights the fuse on big cash games, both in Vegas, and more recently in Macau. He has previously made appearances in high stakes televised cash games alongside poker legends Phil Ivey and Tom Dwan, and seems to enjoy playing against big names for big money. Most players have always seen him as primarily a businessman rather than a poker player, but if his recent PLO results in Macau are anything to go by, he has certainly been learning fast. Some sources claim he has won $4 million or more, and that he may soon make a return to the big games in Bobby's Room once he has taken part in the Aussie Millions. It hasn't all been smooth sailing and big wins for the Frenchman however, he has also been involved in a court case where he was accused of fraud. He and his chauffeur were also recently ambushed at knife point while arriving at their hotel. Mouly managed to escape and reach a police station to call for help, but sadly it did not arrive fast enough to save his driver, who was killed by the men.
Cyril Mouli is the main carachter of one of the funniest thread on 2+2 Forum : http://goo.gl/eAgNeM
Open face Chinese poker event breaks record
Open Face Chinese poker has been back in the headlines again this month with a 10,000 Euro buy in event. The 23 participants generated a 218,500 Euro prize pool which is the largest seen for an OFC tournament. Jennifer Shahade emerged victorious in the event, winning 100,000 Euros. Shahade is an accomplished Chess player and has also had deep runs in the ladies event at the WSOP in 2007 and 2008. th with the Beijing Cup.
Open Face Chinese Poker is getting more and more popular (Photo Tonybet)