Celina Lin

Sisters of the Dog

The end of the year is approaching quickly, and among the many things I'm looking forward to is getting a chance to spend time with my younger sister. She told me recently how she's saved up money to come see me during the holidays, and I can't express how happy I am that she is.My sister is quite ...more

by Celina Lin on December 22, 2014 7:30 AM

In search of the elusive Double Spadie Winner

The 2014 Asia Championship of Poker starts on October 24 at the 'PokerStars LIVE at City of Dreams' poker room in Macau. All poker players in this part of the world are starting to focus their thoughts on it, and in fact players from around the world are as well. It's expected to be a big series w...more

by Celina Lin on October 16, 2014 6:49 AM

Scared Money vs Fearless Money

I've been thinking a lot recently about differences between standard side events with lower buy-ins and "high roller" events, in particular how players often have trouble transitioning from one to the other. This difficulty highlights some interesting ideas about how money affects people when they ...more

by Celina Lin on August 19, 2014 5:58 AM

APPT Macau, then and now

APPT Macau returns this May 14-25 and for me the tournament always has a special place in my heart. It's this poker festival that really got everything started for me as a Team PokerStars Pro. In Season 1, I qualified online for APPT Macau. At the time I was living in Melbourne and playing online...more

by Celina Lin on May 15, 2014 8:15 AM

Settlers of Catan and poker

On a recent trip I was introduced to a new board game with which some of you might be familiar -- The Settlers of Catan. Ever since it has pretty much become an obsession for me and my circle of friends. It's one of those games that anyone who plays usually gets hooked on right away. You start dr...more

by Celina Lin on March 11, 2014 7:01 AM

Ski bum

The Asia Championship of Poker (ACOP) has come and gone. I won my first Spadie and it was great to become the first female player to win an open ACOP Title Event. But that wasn't enough to boost me to the top of the Asia Player of the Year leaderboard. Still a great finish to the 2013 season and th...more

by Celina Lin on December 19, 2013 8:23 AM

Chasing the Asia Player of the Year title

It's that time of year where the PokerStars LIVE Macau prepares for its biggest annual tournament series - the 2013 Asia Championship of Poker (Oct. 18-Nov. 3). It's become a really important time for both financial and personal goals.Last year I just missed the money in the HK $100k Main Event and...more

by Celina Lin on October 11, 2013 5:53 AM

Macau, then and now

In my last blog post I wrote about the renovations I'm doing to an apartment I recently bought in Macau and how I'm making it into my perfect home. We're in the cabinet-building stage now, and I'm hopeful that everything will be ready to go by the end of September. I'm looking forward to having a pl...more

by Celina Lin on August 29, 2013 7:41 AM

Celina Lin's perfect home

About a year ago I started looking for an apartment to buy. I looked at three possible markets: Melbourne, Macau and Hong Kong. Since I spend most of my time in Macau, that was the natural choice. It also helped that the mortgage rates are super low in Asia right now. I was able to get a mortage at ...more

by Celina Lin on July 11, 2013 6:59 AM

More for less

At this year's World Series of Poker Asia Pacific, I won my entry to the $10,000 Main Event via satellite. I have to say - it feels great to satellite into a big event. Since I was planning to play the Main Event no matter what, winning a seat via satellite felt like being given free money. If you'r...more

by Celina Lin on April 29, 2013 6:23 AM
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