Bryan Huang

Better late than never

I was recently in Macau to play the Asia Championship of Poker. I wanted to share a story of someone I talked to on my way over -- a kind of inspiring story, I thought.Before getting to Macau I had to stop in Hong Kong to do some business, and while I was there I took a cab. The way it works in Hon...more

by Bryan Huang on November 18, 2014 6:28 AM

What makes the Asia Championship of Poker so special?

Tournament poker in Asia had a breakthrough when PokerStars landed on the shores of Macau and launched the Macau Poker Cup series. Its main event - known as the Red Dragon event - continues to grow and break records annually. What started with 30-something entrants is now at nearly a thousand playe...more

by Bryan Huang on October 23, 2014 8:19 AM

Taking a break without taking a break

Not long ago I won a couple of small mixed game tournaments. One came at a PokerStars series in Australia where I won a mixed games side event, and soon after I won another tournament in the Philippines that combined pot-limit Omaha/pot-limit hold'em.The tournament in Australia was at ANZPT Melbour...more

by Bryan Huang on October 8, 2014 10:28 AM

No place for jealousy

Like some of you, I'm lucky to be surrounded by a group of close friends who are also really good poker players. A lot of us started out together and over the years we've helped each other learn and grow as professionals. Right now, some of my friends are on the sickest heaters of their lives, but a...more

by Bryan Huang on August 13, 2014 7:26 AM

What happens in Macau... goes on the Blog!

The Asia Championship of Poker (ACOP) 2013 happened at the end of October and everyone I knew left the PokerStars Live Macau poker room at the City of Dreams Macau full of praise for the schedule, structure and the way the events were ran. The ACOP provided a full schedule catered to players with di...more

by Bryan Huang on November 28, 2013 1:57 AM

A social butterfly around the poker tables? Why not?

Recently there seem to be a lot of debate over the first card off the deck rule and how it affects the social aspect of the game off the table. Thankfully I won't be joining in that debate but rather share the outcomes & benefits my friends and I have experienced from being genuinely friendly and so...more

by Bryan Huang on October 3, 2013 6:38 AM

Swimming with sharks & running off cliffs

Earlier this year, rather than flying out to APPT Cebu right before the tournament started, I flew in a few days early to make sure I had time to really experience the place. The Shangri-La (Mactan) is one of the best venues I've ever been to for a poker event. The hotel has its own private beach, ...more

by Bryan Huang on September 30, 2013 5:41 AM

Making the VIP Club your best friend

We all receive promotional emails and see pop ups on the PokerStars client when we sign in and casually scroll past them making a side and mental note to watch out for "that VIP tourney on 16th of November" or "that sale that they are having which I'd take a look at when I have the time".Sounds fami...more

by Bryan Huang on September 25, 2013 7:51 AM

Schedule? What schedule?

It's tough to be a live-plus-online pro in Asia.Unlike Europe, which has lots of live events fairly close together and friendly online tournament times, Asian live tournaments are far-flung and major online tournaments start in the middle of the night. Since the start of the year from Singapore to M...more

by Bryan Huang on May 22, 2013 7:13 AM

A different kind of Chinese New Year

My wife's grandma is from Shanghai, so this year we spent Chinese New Year there. We had a "reunion lunch" in Singapore with my side of the family and then hopped on a plane to Shanghai so we could have the reunion dinner with hers. At the reunion dinner, the entire family gets together for a feast....more

by Bryan Huang on April 23, 2013 6:46 AM
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