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Last Updated on April 28, 2024

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Known primarily as a comedian, Chien Yu “Lunglung” Lin awed the poker world by winning the APT Taipei 2024’s inaugural All-Star Showdown. The star-studded field featured nine players, with Lin coming out on top for a prize pot of TWD 235,710 (USD 7,450). 

Chien Yu "LungLung" Lin wins APT Taipei 2024 All Star Showdown
Chien Yu “LungLung” Lin – Photo by APT

Post-win, Lin expressed that her victory had her “surprised” as she “did not expect it at all.”

With only one year of poker experience in her back pocket, Lin has proven herself a force to be reckoned with, participating also in CTP Hscinchu Weekly Tournaments. In the Super Weekend Deep Stack Tournament, LK Rookie Monster Stack, and Daily Deep Stack Event, Lin placed 4th, 4th, and 5th, respectively. 

Chien’s most recent poker ventures include APT Taipei, which commenced in early March 2024.

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Tricia David

Tricia David has long experience as a recreational poker player and has been covering poker events since 2010 for numerous outfits in Asia. She spent one year working part time with Poker Portal Asia then became editor and lead writer for all event coverage of the Philippine Poker Tour (PPT). Under the PPT, she overlooked content for their website, and produced live updates on all their events. In addition, she served as the live and online events website content writer for the Asian Poker Tour. Currently, she does live events reporting in Asia for online news site Somuchpoker and is also one of their news contributors.

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