Qing Liu Extends Card Participant Participant of the 12 months Race Lead With His Third Poker Match Title of 2021


Qing Liu has been the most popular participant on the stay match circuit up to now in 2021. He has already made 9 remaining tables in occasions that qualify for the 2021 Card Participant Participant of the 12 months race, cashing for $1,089,449 throughout these occasions and successful three titles within the course of.

The Venetian Poker Room has change into Liu’s unofficial house discipline, as 10 of his 12 stay match cashes made up to now in 2021 have taken place on the venue. Over $986,000 of his greater than $1.1 million in earnings this 12 months have come from occasions held at Venetian.

Liu’s most up-to-date victory got here within the $400 buy-in ‘MonsterStack’ no-limit maintain’em occasion on the Venetian DeepStack Extravaganza II sequence. Liu outlasted a discipline of 827 whole entries within the match to safe the trophy and the highest payout of $51,442. He additionally earned 365 POY factors because the champion, additional extending his lead within the 2021 POY race sponsored by International Poker. With 3,636 whole factors, he now sits 1,464 forward of the closest competitor Sung Joo Hyun (2,172 factors).

Liu made 4 POY-qualified remaining tables from Jan. 20 by means of Feb. 28, ending his spree by defeating a 1,187-entry within the Venetian DeepStack Extravaganza I $600 ’UltimateStack’ occasion so as to add $110,890 and 480 POY factors to his swelling yearly totals. Lower than every week later he notched one more deep run, inserting fifth within the Venetian DeepStack Showdown $1,100 buy-in ‘MonsterStack’ occasion for one more $14,069 and 170 factors.

March was when Liu actually started to choose up steam, beginning with the largest win of his profession. He overcame a record-setting discipline of 937 entries within the World Poker Tour Venetian $5,000 buy-in foremost occasion, incomes $752,880 and 1,824 POY factors for finally defeating the most important discipline in WPT historical past for at that buy-in stage. The very subsequent day Liu had one more main remaining desk to play, with the 2020 WPT Gardens Poker Championship having been rescheduled after being delayed for greater than a 12 months attributable to COVID-19 security issues. He finally completed sixth for $111,795 and 340 factors.

The WPT Gardens occasion performed all the way down to a winner at PokerGO studios at ARIA, and was Liu’s first rating in 2021 outdoors of the Venetian. His second and remaining one up to now befell 5 days later when he completed eleventh within the Wynn Spring Basic $3,500 buy-in foremost occasion for $32,815. Liu returned to Venetian late in March to safe two extra cashes earlier than incomes his previously-mentioned third title within the early morning hours of Friday, Apr. 9.

Whereas there’s loads of time remaining within the 2021 POY race, Liu has firmly established himself because the tempo setter by means of the primary quarter of the 12 months.

Winner picture credit score: Venetian Poker Room Twitter account.




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