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Taiwanese poker professional Pete Chen has officially been named as the 2014 Asia Player of the Year. The 26-year-old will see his named etched on the APOY legacy trophy.
Chen set the record for largest margin of victory (1,714) and his final score of 5,691 points is the second biggest single-season total.
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Chen made seven final tables this season and notched one win back in August when he took down the HK$2,500 No-Limit Hold’em Deepstack at theMacau Poker Cup 21 (MPC). All told, Chen won HK$1,383,511 (USD $178,411) during the season, moving him into 14th on the APOY all-time money list. He finished the season with one title and seven final tables — including the main events at APPT Macau and Macau Poker Cup 21 in August.
The 26-year old will have his name immortalized on the gold APOY legacy trophy) joining past champions such as Team PokerStars Pro Bryan Huang who won the award in 2010. Chen’s results places him at No. 14 on the all-time list.
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Here’s a look at the APOY winners dating back to the award’s inception in 2009:
|Year||Player||Country||Points||Winnings (HKD)||Final Tables||Titles|
|2014||Pete Chen||Chinese Taipei||5,691||$1,383,511||7||1|
|2011||Hung-Sheng “Shaq” Lin||Chinese Taipei||6,278||$1,272,690||10||1|
|2009||Kitty Kuo||Chinese Taipei||4,752||$601,045||3||1|