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Xuan Liu: The Idealistic Poker Heroine

I first noticed Xuan Liu when she final tabled the Main Event at the PCA in 2012. Liu was the first and until this day only woman to make a PCA Main Event final table. Liu finished in 4th place and took home $600,000 for her deep run. The year …

GPI Player of the Year Ladies: Title Goes to Kelly Minkin

With the Global Poker Index latest update on December 31, we can finally crown Kelly Minkin the winner of this year’s GPI Player of the Year Ladies’ race. Minkin earns the distinction in front of Liv Boeree in second place, Esther “E-Tay” Taylor-Brady in third, Cate Hall in fourth and …

Loni Harwood Leads the GPI Player of the Year Ladies

On February 27th Vanessa Selbst was awarded Female Player of the Year at the American Poker Awards in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles.  Since the Global Poker Index started ranking players in 2013, Selbst has won the title in both 2013 and 2014. In 2013 Kitty Kuo finished as the second best …

Aussie Millions: Xuan Liu Runner-Up in 6-Max Event

Last week the popular Aussie Millions in Melbourne kicked off and four events are already in the books. Event 4 was a 6-max $1,150 NL tournament that attracted 496 players. On Day 2 of the event only 13 players returned to take their seats at the Crown Casino – among …

ACOP Main Event Day 2: Yaxi Zhu Continues to Impress

In November last year Yaxi Zhu played in her first tournament! It was the WPT National China. Inspired by the WSOP November Nine concept the final table of six played out in South Korea in December after a long break. This final table was remarkable in more than one sense. …

ACOP: Star-studded Main Event Kicks Off

The Asia Championship of Poker in Macau is more than halfway through the poker festival, and today the HK$100,000 Main Event kicked off. The prestigious tournament saw 286 entries and as registration is open until the start of Day 2 this number is bound to increase. A lot of notables …