Poker Babe Celina Lin Wins 4th Macau Poker Cup TitleAugust 13, 2013 2:41 pm
Team PokerStars Pro Celina Lin‘s incredible hot streak in Macau continues to rage unabated, after she took down her fourth career Macau Poker Cup title on August 9th. In her latest victory, Celina Lin defeated a field of 205 players over two days at the HKD2,000 ($260) Deepstack event on her way to collecting the HK$85,800 ($11,061) first place prize.
Celina Lin’s unprecedented run in Macau first started back in 2008, when she captured the HK$500 Charity Event for HK$31,000 ($4,000). She then followed up in 2009 by winning the HK$9,400 Red Dragon Event for HK394,800 ($50,932), before in 2012 doing likewise at the HK$10,120 Red Dragon for HK$854,000 ($110,077).
Then, last weekend, Celina Lin won her impressive fourth MPC title having made it through to heads-up at a tough final table, where she eventually overcame a 3 to 1 chip deficit against fellow glamorous female poker pro Hazel Yuen Shan Chui to claim the title.
With her latest MPC win at the City of Dreams resort in Macau, Celina Lin Pei Fei, who has $194,666 in online winnings, not only boosts her live winnings to $376,042, but she also becomes the first poker player to make 20 final tables in ‘Asia Player of the Year’ events. Commenting on her achievement, Team PokerStars Manager for Asia, Dom Choi, said:
“Those 20 final tables are an impressive number and doesn’t even count the final tables she’s made before the APOY scoring system was introduced in 2009. It’s a credit to her consistency and hard work.”
Despite the accolades, however, Celina Lin is now fully focussed on the upcoming Red Dragon event, which is widely considered to be the most prestigious trophy in the whole of China. Winning the tournament for a third time would be an incredible feat, and commenting on her achievements thus far, Lin said:
“The milestone is nice and it’s always very gratifying to win a tournament. But everyone comes to the Macau Poker Cup for one reason and that’s to win the Red Dragon. I want to continue to play well and take that momentum heading into the main event.”