Hit and Run: Macau Poker Cup Sets New Record; Pius Heinz Wins; Interviews with American Poker Award Winners

Steve Ruddock : March 6th, 2016


Tons of tournament results, including a former WSOP Champ landing in the winner’s circle. The five best WSOP events for a first time player. Interviews with every APA winner. And more.

A lot of tournament results

This will basically be the quick hitters version of tournament results, as there are a lot of results to report.

First is the very popular PokerStars Macau Poker Cup where you can win the best trophy in poker, the Red Dragon. This year’s tournament set an Asian poker record, and was won by  Ying Lin Chua, who defeated Wayne Zhang for the title, Zhang, it should bed noted, was the first round draft pick by Celina Lin in the Global Poker League draft last month, and will be a major part of the Hong Kong Stars franchise.

2011 WSOP Champion Pius Heinz doesn’t play a lot of poker these days, but he proved he’s still got the skills that helped him win poker’s most coveted tournament a half decade ago. Heinz’s latest tournament win came in a Eureka Poker Tour High Roller tournament.

Dietrich Fast is the latest WPT Champion after he denied Mike Shariarti his second WPTT title at the 2016 LA Poker Classic.

Quick Hitters

- The next big poker tournament on the schedule is the Bay 101 Shooting Stars tournament, which PocketFives Editor in Chief Lance Bradley previewed in this column.

- While we’re talking poker tournaments, I posted this column earlier today detailing some of the reasons success on the live tournament can be so fleeting.

- Earlier this week I wrote a quick column laying out the five best tournaments on the 2016 WSOP schedule for first time players, and it’s really caught on, as it’s been shared 4,000 times… well, 4,001 now after this column is posted. And if you are heading to the WSOP for the first time, here are five tips to make your trip a little easier.

- PokerFuse.com sister site F5 Poker has a really cool roundup of all the winner interviews from the second annual American Poker Awards.

- partypoker Pro Jamie Kerstetter sat down with PocketFives to talk about the challenges she faces balancing her live and online poker play.

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