VIETNAMESE STARS TO PLAY IN ASIAN POKER TOUR
October 18, 2006
Phan and Lieu likely to be a big crowd puller
Two of the hottest names in professional poker, John Phan and Liz Lieu will travel to Singapore in November to take part in the Betfair Asian Poker Tour. The two are good friends, having originated from Vietnam, although they have built their poker careers in America.
John “The Razor” Phan has close to $3 million in tournament winnings. With numerous results on the World Poker Tour (WPT) and at the World Series of Poker (WSOP), he was inches from being poker player of the year in 2005.
Liz “The Pokerdiva” Lieu is a regular winner at high stakes cash game tables in Las Vegas. For a year she has been playing on the WPT, European Poker Tour (EPT) and other circuits around the world.
Both very much engaged in charity work, they will give 20 percent of future tournament winnings to charity. If either player wins the Betfair Asian Poker Tour, this could mean up to $100 000 for charity.
The Betfair Asian Poker Tour is the first major poker tournament in Asia and both players are pleased to be enjoying their passion “closer to home”.
“We are both really looking forward to the Betfair Asian Poker Tour in Singapore to represent our team, Martinspoker.com. It will be interesting to follow poker’s growing popularity in Asia at close range. Asians are always good with games and that is one of the reasons why so many players of Asian origin have been so successful in the world of poker, especially in America. We would also like to find new poker players that would like to become members of our team by showing their skills on our site or in live tournaments like the one in Singapore,” the couple say.