Macau Millions 2011 Won By Hung-Sheng LinApril 12, 2011 6:27 am
Hung-Sheng Lin has just triumphed at the Macau Millions Main Event, after overcoming a massive field of 1,329 players on his way to lifting the title, as well as collecting the HK$400,000 ($51,000) first place prize.
Following his impressive victory at the Casino Grand Lisboa in Macau, the 29 year-old from Taipei commented:
“I’m very happy but also very tired. I didn’t sleep last night because I was so excited about today.”
As the HK$2,200 (US$283) buy-in event got underway on April 2nd, a record 1,329 players were attracted to the tournament to create a prize pool worth HKD $2,631,420 (US$338,521). Although mostly comprised of local players, amongst the notable names taking part in the event was the 2010 WSOP Champion Jonathan Duhamel, Celina Lin, Raymond Wu, Bryan Huang, Martin Hruby and Marcel Luske.
As the field was whittled down, Hung-sheng Lin then entered the final table of nine as the chip leader. Eventually with just three players remaining, Huy Khiem Nguyen (Germany) holding Ts-7s and Hung-sheng Lin with Ad-6s got all their chips in on a Th-3s-As flop, but with no rescue from the board Nguyen was consigned to the rail in 3rd.
In the meantime, however, Hung-sheng Lin took a 6 to 1 chip advantage over Brice Renaud (France) into the heads-up phase of the competition and just one hand later it was all over for Renaud whose short-stack push with K-6 ran into Lin’s pocket jacks.
After taking down the biggest score of his career, Hung-Sheng Lin’s live tournament earnings have now risen to US$104,018 since his first cash in 2010. Obviously buoyed by his remarkable victory, Lin then exclaimed:
“I would like to concentrate on winning APOY (Asia Player of the Year). Last year I only played half the events but this year I want to play the whole season. I want to win the APOY and show that I am worthy of gaining my family’s support. I won’t stop playing just because I have a lead. I’m going to work hard and play all the (Official Asia Player of the Year) events.”