Last week, the Asian poker community was stricken by a startling announcement – a ban on all poker applications in Mainland China. This was promptly followed by a decision restricting poker promotion on all Chinese social media such as WeChat.
This week also brings its share of unpleasant news with the closure of two poker rooms and the cancellation of what should have been the first event hosted in Macau by Alisports (an offshoot of Alibaba).
At the APT Macau Championships 2018 ongoing at Macau Billionaire Poker, Taiwanese pro Hung Sheng Lin dominated the Final 8 of the Main Event to capture the exclusive APT Championship Ring and the HK$ 587,000 (~US$74,700) first prize.
This has now become Lin’s single largest live tournament career score and his first major victory since 2011.