Manila Megastack: Lisa Tan Meiling becomes first woman…

admin | June 4, 2019 | 0

Over the past ten days, running from May 24 to June 2, PokerStars LIVE Manila held the 12th edition of their highly popular Manila Megastack series at Okada Manila. 26 events were up for grabs. Numerous well known players lifted trophies with some even bringing home two for the shelf.

Stealing the ultimate spotlight was Singapore’s Lisa Tan Meiling for her victory at the Main Event. Not only did Meiling capture her first-ever live tournament title, she also became the first woman to ever win the Manila Megastack Main Event. We have the results below along with winners of other events. read more

Metro Card Club Summer Event P3 Million Guaranteed…

admin | April 4, 2019 | 0

If you are in Asia, most especially in the Philippines, the place to be for the next 11 days is the Metro Card Club. Most commonly known by the locals as the Metro, the standalone card room is the largest and most popular poker room in the country with over 30 tables. Due to their highly affordable events, the room has continuously attracted both locals and foreigners. Numerous Filipino pros got their start here and they continue to frequent the place. The chances of seeing local superstars Marc Rivera, Lester Edoc, and WSOP bracelet winner Mike Takayama are quite high.

Starting tomorrow, the house will ignite with the start of the annual Metro Summer Event. The festival runs from April 5 to 15. A wide variety of games is lined up including the top attraction, the P3,000,000 (~US$57,600) guaranteed Main Event. read more

J88Poker Tour closes with high marks and Eemil…

admin | April 4, 2019 | 0

J88Poker Tour wrapped up another successful festival at the CTP Club – Chinese Texas Hold’em Poker Association. The first edition in December 2018 – which so happened to be their first-ever live venture – saw a packed house everyday that this second edition was staged just a short three months after.

J88Poker Tour 2019

The festival ran for six days from March 29 to April 3. Players from all over Asia attended representing nations and regions: Korea, Japan, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, and of course Taiwan. The Main Event not only smashed the advertised guarantee but it also doubled up to NT$10,170,000 (US$330,000). Winning it was Taiwan’s own Chi Hang for NT$2,152,000 (US$69,000). Hang also claimed the highly coveted WSOP 2019 Main Event ticket and the J88PT championship bracelet. read more

J88Poker Tour: Catching up with the side events

admin | April 4, 2019 | 0

With the J88Poker Tour 2019 – Main Event – down to the Final 9 players, it’s time to give the side events a bit of attention. Four events have concluded after opening day. We’ve got those results for you below.

Deep Stack Turbo: CHIH YING LIANG

Chih Ying Liang

The Deep Stack Turbo drew 147 runners for a prize pool of NT$ 769,986 (~US$25,000). 20 players earned a piece of the pot with Chih Ying Liang claiming the biggest for his victory. Liang pocketed NT$184,896 (~US$6,000). read more

Second High Roller victory for Justin Bonomo in…

admin | March 4, 2019 | 0

Justin Bonomo made history in 2018 with his incredible tournament run and a staggering $25 million in earnings over the year. Within just six months he had topped the All-Time Money List on The Hendon Mob.

His victory in the $1 million buy-in Big One For One Drop for $10 million aided him to surpass Daniel Negreanu in the All-Time Money Rankings and also took the crown from the “Young Prince” – as Joey Ingram likes to call him – Fedor Holz in what had been the best tournament run in poker history. read more

Criminal charges against Paul Phua dropped

admin | March 4, 2019 | 0

Two weeks ago Paul Phua went to trial in Macau and has now been “found innocent of all charges in a criminal case file against him years ago in Macau.” The news was distributed this week via a press release.

Paul Phua

Just as it was the case in the U.S. trial, things basically fell apart and charges were dropped due to a lack of evidence. In the U.S. it was, because evidence had been obtained illegally and was so dismissed, in Macau “experts testified that his phone and computer records conclusively showed that he had not participated in taking any bets and had not cooperated with any betting ring.” read more

Bryn Kenney wins the Aussie Millions Main Event…

admin | February 4, 2019 | 0

Like we said, despite Bryn Kenney entering the final day at the bottom of the rung, he was undoubtedly the biggest threat at the Aussie Millions Main Event. He was the most decorated and experienced player with over US$25 Million in live earnings, and he displayed it. After a grueling three-handed battle running over four hours, a deal was struck with Michael Del Vecchio and Andrew Hinrichsen to end the game abruptly. Kenney was granted the victory and now adds Australia to his impressive list of accomplishments.

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Top 10 achievements by Asia-Pacific players in the…

admin | January 4, 2019 | 0

2018 has come to a close and what an incredible year it was for players from the Asia-Pacific region. While there are many to acknowledge, here’s our list of top 10 player achievements for the year:

Michael Soyza tops Asia GPI ranking

Michael Soyza – Photo PokerStars

Malaysian pro Michael Soyza turned up the notch this year accumulating over $2.65M in live tournament earnings and rising to top rank of the Asia GPI standings with 3,112,36 points. This also placed him 13th in the overall GPI ranking. read more

Spotlight on the Metro Card Club: The year…

admin | January 4, 2019 | 0

2018 shined brightly on many destinations in Asia and for this article, we put our spotlight on the Metro Card Club aka Metro – one of the pioneers of poker in the Philippines.

For those unfamiliar with this incredibly popular poker joint, it is the largest brick and mortar poker room in the country, and for many years, it was the largest in Asia. Many of today’s top Filipino pros started at the Metro including Mike Takayama, the first homegrown Filipino 2018 WSOP bracelet winner. read more

PokerStars Red Dragon returns: James Lee and Romain…

admin | December 4, 2018 | 0

After a period of uncertainty, PokerStars have brought back the prestigious Red Dragon series, with the latest edition being hosted in Jeju, Korea. Events are already under way and winners have been crowned, but there is plenty more poker yet to be played. The series kicked off with the Baby Dragon event and will continue through to the conclusion of the Main Event on December 9th.

James Won Lee wins Baby Dragon

James Won Lee – Photo PokerStars

The ₩1,200,000 million (US$1,081) Baby Dragon event got the series rolling, with 298 players buying in, generating a prize pool of ₩312,900,000 (US$281,745). 32 players went on to reach the money and there was a strong Chinese contingent still in the running as the final table was assembled. Regardless, an opening event Chinese victory was not to be. The two surviving Taiwanese players, Chi Ying Tsai and Wei Cheng Yin put in creditable performances, taking 4th and 3rd place respectively, leaving China’s Dong Chen and James Won Lee to duel for the top prize. No deal was made and the players went head to head for the title. Lee rode his luck during the confrontation, winning a flip before rivering a wheel with a small ace when up against the AT of Chen. Once he had grabbed the initiative he kept pressing and was able to grind his opponent down and win his second career PokerStars Live title. Lee picked up ₩74,310,000 (US$66,911) for his win. read more

APT Finale Philippines 2018: Mikiya Kudo wins the…

admin | December 4, 2018 | 0

The end of the year is a busy one for poker players in the region. One of the ongoing festivals attracting players is the Asian Poker Tour’s last event of the season taking place in the Philippines

The APT Finale 2018 is currently underway at Resorts World Manila. The festival runs from November 27 to December 6. Half of the games have already concluded including 3 of the 5 guaranteed events. The first featured tournament, the Main Event P10M guaranteed was won last night with Japan’s Mikiya Kudo defeating Korean pro Lim Yohwan at heads up. read more

Michael Soyza officially joins Natural 8’s “Team Hot”

admin | December 4, 2018 | 0

Michael Soyza has enjoyed a close relationship with Natural 8 in recent years and has been seen wearing their logo on several occasions when lifting trophies and playing at the tables. While his affiliation was not official back then, it certainly is now. Natural 8 have announced that Michael Soyza is now part of their group of Team Hot ambassadors.

Michael Soyza
Michael Soyza – Photo APT

Team Natural 8

As the newest recruit, Soyza will not look at all out of place among the talented stars already assembled by Natural 8. He is the Malaysia and Asia GPI number 1 ranked player with over US$3,000,000 in live cashes and ranks 14th in the world in the GPI standings. He joins a roster of Natural 8 players which includes Kitty Kuo, Bryan Paris, Dong Kim and Henry Buhler. read more

Jack Sinclair wins WSOPE Main Event Title

admin | November 4, 2018 | 0

Jack Sinclair banished the memory of an 8th place finish at the 2017 WSOP in the best way possible last night, winning the WSOPE Main Event for 1,122,239 Euros ($1,279,352). He outlasted a field of 534 players to claim his first career bracelet, besting a final table that included former WSOP Main Event winner, Ryan Riess.

Jack Sinclair – Photo King’s Casino

A star-studded field

The event was a lengthy affair, with 6 days of play leading up to the final table. 7, if you count the two, day 1 starting flights. Many illustrious names descended on King’s Casino in Rozvadov, in the Czech Republic. By the end of the third day, many had fallen by the wayside, but one name really stood out. 2013 WSOP Main Event champion Ryan Riess led the chip counts, with over 4.2 million chips compared to his nearest challenger’s 2.4 million. Igor Kurganov and Sylvain Loosli, both familiar names on the WSOP circuit were also flying high, with two-time bracelet winner Norbert Szesci and Sergio Aido a little further down the order. read more

Dinh Xuan Dinh bests Danny Tang at the…

admin | October 4, 2018 | 0

The penultimate day of the inaugural WPT Vietnam in Ho Chi Minh City had a wide range of side action filling every seat at the Pro Poker Club. By the midnight cutoff, three titles were claimed and one bagging up with the final 9 remaining. We’ve got those stories for you below.

Dinh Xuan Dinh wins the High Roller event

Like we said in an earlier post, the WPT Vietnam High Roller event was one of the hottest tickets with 224 entries turning up over the two starting days. With each entry at VND 44,000,000, today’s 67 remaining players were welcomed in with a VND 8,691,200,000 (~US$372,250) prize pool of which 28 players would get a slice. Taking home the largest cut of VND 2,072,670,000 (~US$88,650) was Vietnam’s Dinh Xuan Dinh after he defeated Danny Tang at heads up. read more

Catching up on the WPT Vietnam side event…

admin | October 4, 2018 | 0

With the WPT Vietnam Main Event now in the books, it’s time to catch up on the side event action. Currently running is the WPT – Pro Poker Superstack Classic. That’s a three-day event and by the size of the field, it looks like players will be seeing a very nice pot for that. Registration has now closed. We have the official numbers below along with results of all the other events that have concluded plus the WPT Asia Swing Player of the Year current standings.

WPT – Pro Poker Superstack Classic


Players returned today for Day 2 of the WPT – Pro Poker Superstack Classic with registration still open for another four rounds, approximately 2 hours. A steady stream of players were seen signing up to bring the total runners of this event to 195. With buy-in at VND 11,000,000, players are looking at a prize pool worth VND 1,891,500,000 (~US$80,930). The money will be reached today with 25 players paid. The eventual winner will receive VND 470,850,000 (~US$20,150). Today’s goal is to play down to the final 9 players then bag up for a night’s rest to complete the race tomorrow. read more

Join the Best PPPoker Clubs with Somuchpoker

admin | September 4, 2018 | 0


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If you have never tried it, make sure to contact us to discover this brand new online poker experience! Somuchpoker will ease every step to your PPPoker Experience: read more

Victorious Poker Club

admin | September 4, 2018 | 0

victorious poker tournament schedule

victorious-poker-logoVictorious Bridge & Poker Club is a legal poker club under the Bridge & Poker Vietnam Association, located in the District 1 of Ho Chi Minh City. It was established to bring professional tournaments to the poker community in Vietnam.

Victorious Poker regularly organizes several day events such as the “Victorious September Cup“. read more

38 Poker Club

admin | September 4, 2018 | 0


38-Poker-HCMC-logoOpened in 2018, 38 Poker Club is located by the river in the District 3 of Ho Chi Minh City.

Open every day, it offers guaranteed poker tournaments of No Limit Hold’Em and Pot Limit Omaha. Free drinks and food are offered to the players. read more

EPT Barcelona: Piotr Nurzynski wins record-breaking Main Event…

admin | September 4, 2018 | 0

Another highly attended PokerStars LIVE event stormed past with the 2018 European Poker Tour Barcelona attracting huge numbers from start to finish. Last night, the largest Main Event field in the stop’s history concluded with two players coming out as millionaires. Poland’s Piotr Nurzynski earned the title after defeating China’s Haoxiang Wang at heads up. Nurzynski pocketed the largest of €1,037,109 (~US$1,208,000) plus a PokerStars Players NL Hold’em Championship Platinum Pass worth US$30,000.

Piotr Nurzynski & Haoxiang Wang – Photo PokerStars

The €5,300 (~US$6,155) buy-in Main Event pulled in a record-breaking 1,931 total entries (1,474 players, 457 rebuys) for an enormous €9,365,350 (~US$10,907,500) prize pool. Prior to the final day, the weeklong event saw pieces of that large pot dished out with 296 players ensured a cut. read more

APT Championships series stirs up the Philippines in…

admin | September 4, 2018 | 0

Undoubtedly, one of the most attractive Asian destinations for many poker enthusiasts is the Philippines. From the ample amount of events offered per year, to the hospitality, the vibrant Manila nightlife, and the stunning beaches just a short flight away, players are practically assured an enjoyable time both on and off the felt.

Coming September 13 to September 24, the country stirs up with the Asian Poker Tour returning to Resorts World Manila for the second edition of the APT Philippines Championships 2018. This highly popular festival is one not to miss with 22 events lined up and over PHP 20 Million in guaranteed prizes. read more