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Mark Furniss

Australia's Mark Furniss wins two trophies at APTTaipei 2024
Last Updated on June 27, 2024

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Australian poker player Mark Furniss has cemented his status as the one to beat in international non-NLH games. In particular, he demonstrated his prowess when he won his second APT title in the TWD 8,000 Event #25 8 Game, which combined Limit Hold’em, Omaha Hi/Low, Raxx, Stud Hi/Lo, Pot Limit Omaha, and 2-7 Triple Draw. 

Australia's Mark Furniss wins two trophies at APTTaipei 2024
Mark Furniss – Photo by APT

However, Furniss’ best win occurred at the 2012 Aussie Millions Poker Championship, during which he placed 3rd in the A$ 2,250 + 250 HORSE event, bagging AUD 15,000 (USD 15,442) in prize money. 

Recently, Furniss enjoyed a winning streak at multiple APT Taipei tournaments. He placed first in the 2023 run’s NTD 7,200 + 800 Limit Triple Draw Lowball Mix (winning NTD 60,404 or USD 1,912), NTD 7,200 + 800 8 Game (winning NTD 60,404 or USD 1,909), and NTD 4,500 + 500 No-Limit Single Draw Mix Hyper Turbo event (winning NTD 43,487 or USD 1,379).

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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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