Chun Lei Zhou Revealed To Be Mystery Online Poker Loser

Chun Lei Zhou Revealed To Be Mystery Online Poker LoserFor years the poker community has speculated on the identity of  “samrostan,” the online high-stakes player formerly known as “patpatpanda.” Now that mystery has finally been solved after Chun Lei Zhou revealed to PokerNews it was him all along. As Zhou explained:
“Yes, patpatpanda is me, samrostan is me. I played for a long time, and lost some money. Then I changed my account to “samrostan.”
According to HighStakesDB, samrostan is online poker’s 4th biggest  loser of all time with $6.2 million in losses, whilst patpatpanda is its 12th biggest, down $2,608,781. Overall, Chun Lei Zhou has lost an unenviable $8.8 million playing poker online, including $2,367,039 in 2014 so far, making him the second biggest loser this year behind Gus Hansen.
Despite losing a fortune, however, Chun Lei Zhou says he still loves playing poker and still maintains a good sense of humour when it comes to his losses. After changing his screen name from patpatpanda to samrostan, for instance, Zhou wrote in his player’s chat on Full Tilt to Tom Dwan; “The “Panda” is Dead! panda not my account. panda go jump. macao tower.”
Zhou further explains he doesn’t tend to sleep much and has often got carried away playing poker online, with one of his longest sessions lasting 40 hours straight. As Zhou elaborates: “[Sometimes] I’m so tired, but I keep playing, that’s when I lose a lot. Sometimes you have to know when to quit, but I never quit. When I’m winning, I want to bust them. Sometimes I’m running good and they quit. A lot of people quit, but when I lose money they will stay and play. I will play, too. When they quit I’m still play, play, play. If I’m winning, I still play. If I lose back, maybe I’;; go to sleep.”
During his recent revealing interview with PokerNews, Zhou also admits to preferring online poker to its live equivalent, labeling the later as “boring” while he says “the live game is easy — lots of bad players.” Nevertheless, Chun Lei Zhou still ventures occasionally into the tournament realm and in the past has taken part in such events as The Big One for One Drop and the €100,000 EPT Super High Roller in Monte Carlo.
The full article with Chun Lei Zhou can be read here.

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