Raymond Wu

Go big or go home

In 2012 I had a really successful run at the ACOP (Asia Championship of Poker). I won a PLO event and came very close to making the final table of the Main Event. Going into this year's ACOP, I was really hungry for another title and prepared myself well for the two-week grind--not only physically a...more

by Raymond Wu on January 3, 2014 10:11 AM

Schooling myself

I went to high school in the United States and was a pretty good student through the end of ninth grade. However, once I discovered partying and girls during sophomore year, my grades plummeted significantly. I was so bored I basically slept through my classes and barely passed at the end of the ter...more

by Raymond Wu on November 21, 2013 7:43 AM

Ready for the ACOP

I have long wished for a tournament series like the Asia Championship of Poker (ACOP) ever since I first came to Macau in 2007. It's the kind of big buy-in event that truly makes Macau the center of poker in Asia. Years of waiting finally ended after the first ACOP took place last year. To my sur...more

by Raymond Wu on October 10, 2013 9:40 AM

How great players handle the highest pressure

In early June I made my first foray into the poker broadcast booth by providing Mandarin-language commentary of the GuangDong Ltd Asia Millions for PokerStars TV. I was partnered with Andrew Mao, another guy from China, and Team PokerStars Pro Celina Lin. I had done some commentary in Taiwan previo...more

by Raymond Wu on July 16, 2013 9:17 AM

Playing a different angle

My PLO results since the middle of last year have been kind of frustrating. They've forced me to think about Omaha and poker in general in ways that I never did before. I thought back across my poker career. I started off playing limit hold'em. Then I transitioned to no-limit hold'em in 2007 before...more

by Raymond Wu on May 21, 2013 11:26 AM

Don't miss APPT Cebu

Over my seven year poker career, I've had the privilege of visiting some unique destinations. Cebu is one of my favorite places with a picturesque tropical area towards the south of the Philippines. The macro of the entire Cebu area speaks nothing short of leisure, hospitality, and serenity. The ...more

by Raymond Wu on April 11, 2013 6:49 AM

Nutritional therapy

I was a heavy junk food eater in high school and college. It was pretty much all I wanted to eat, so it's no surprise that I started to have digestive problems. Doctors kept telling me, "You need to have a balanced diet. You need to have more vegetables and fruits in your diet." That was like tellin...more

by Raymond Wu on March 14, 2013 6:13 AM

The teacher becomes the student

Happy New Year! As I begin a new year, I'm looking back on the end of my 2012. In November, I played the Asian Championship of Poker (ACOP) in Macau and was fortunate enough to do very well in the series. I won the first event and nearly final tabled the main event, finishing in 13th place. For m...more

by Raymond Wu on January 1, 2013 8:19 AM

Zoom poker strategy and tips

With the rising popularity of the fun, fast-paced Zoom poker on PokerStars, players are now getting a handle on the ring format game where their opponents change every hand and it is time not just to adapt, but thrive. To help other players come out ahead, we approached Team PokerStars Pro Raymond ...more

by Raymond Wu on May 22, 2012 7:12 AM

Hitting the Macau Poker Cup

Coming off fresh from my cash at the EPT Grand Final in Madrid, I was feeling very confident going into the Macau Poker Cup series. I faced off against some of the best in the world in Madrid and ended up doing well and along the way picked up a lot of new cool plays! The day finally came and along...more

by Raymond Wu on June 15, 2011 7:58 AM