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2021 WSOP Main Event: $62M prize pool; Moneymaker, Hellmuth, Hachem survive Day 2; Abhinav Iyer, Pete Chen, SJ Kim, Norbert Koh, Phachara Wongwichit among 71 Asians left

For the past week, all the action at the 52nd World Series of Poker was focused on the highly anticipated $10,000 Main Event NL Hold’em World Championship. Now that the rush has calmed, the official player count was 6,650 which was incredibly impressive given the vaccination mandate and challenges faced by many international travelers. This […]

2021 WSOP Main Event underway: Full list of Asia Pacific Day 2 qualifiers; Other advancing pros Doyle Brunson, Phil Hellmuth, Fedor Holz, Moneymaker, and more

If there is one clear proof that the World Series of Poker was sorely missed, it was the sheer number of players coming out for the $10,000 Main Event NL Hold’em World Championship. With the US having opened its borders on November 8, the highlighted event expanded from four starting days to six, and for […]

Update on Asian players at the 2021 WSOP 

The 52nd annual World Series of Poker may be a long trek for players in Asia, and even longer for those that have to park at a third country before being allowed entry into the United States, however that hasn’t deterred the die-hards from making the pilgrimage. After four weeks of games completed at the […]

APT returns to Korea in August with KRW 400M guaranteed in tow

The Asian Poker Tour is getting ready to host its seventh leg of the calendar year. Coming up fast is APT Korea Incheon 2019 taking place at Paradise City Casino from August 2 to 13. Unlike the tour’s previous visits to Incheon, this installment will be bigger than ever with 24 exciting games lined up […]

Celina Lin: The Queen of Poker In Asia

Born in Shanghai, Celina Lin spent her early years in China before moving to Australia with her parents, aged 7. From there she went on to attend university and her parents hoped to see her pursue a career as a doctor or lawyer. After developing a love for poker, Celina began travelling to tournaments around […]