Big Poker Pay Day For Hong Kong Professional Player

By Brian Cullingworth, Last updated Mar 9, 2021

Alan Lau takes down the PokerStars Macau Poker Cup 26 Red Dragon for US$420,000

Hong Kong poker pro Alan Lau has just scored his biggest pay day by far after winning the PokerStars Macau Poker Cup 26 Red Dragon main event,taking home the HK$3,265,000 (around US$420,000) first prize after besting an international field of 1,216. By the time the final tale was reached Lau was second only to leader Chien Fa Chou, a situation he quickly remedied by gaining the advantage and dominating play through to the departure of fourth placed Chinese player Yang Zhang.

With just Lau, Chien Fa Chou and Indian ace Apoorva Goel left at the table a brief but unsuccessful discussion on a possible three-way chop took place before the action resumed, with Lau holding a significant lead.His dominance continued with the elimination of Goel at third for HK$1,163,000, leaving the Hong Kong pro holding a 5 to 1 chip advantage as he faced his final opponent, Chien Fa Chou, in the heads up.

Just ten hands later Lau leveraged that lead into a resounding victory to claim the main prize, sending a worthy opponent to the cashier and a runner up reward of HK$1,954,000.
The rest of the final table cashes looked like this:

Yang Zhang HK$840,000
Edwin Gerard HK$570,000
Liang Xu HK$411,500
Bobby Zhang HK$348,000
Zhen Wen HK$300,500
Jun Liu HK$253,720

Online Casino News Courtesy of Infopowa

Brian Cullingworth

Infopowa news was a staple of Casinomeister’s news from 2000 until 2019. Brian Cullingworth was the main writer, contributor, and was one of the most knowledgeable persons I have ever known involved in the online casino industry.

We first met in January 2001 at the ICE in London where I observed him going booth to booth interviewing online casino, software, and licensing jurisdiction representatives. Brian was also heavily involved with our forum as “Jetset“, he was involved as an informal consultant to eCOGRA, the OPA, and was a player advocate who assisted countless aggrieved players with his connections to industry folks. He also published “Casino Cautions” via Infopowa news for quite a number of years. These can be found in our news archives.

His passing in February 2019 was a dark day for us. He will be forever missed.

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