2011 Asia Player of the Year race

The Asia Player of the Year (APOY) is the most coveted title in Asia and the ranking system is widely accepted as the measuring stick to determine the best poker players on the Asian poker circuit.

The race for the overall title between No. 1 Shaq Lin and No. 2 Raiden Kan have already been well documented so lets take a look at some of the other aspects of the rating system.

Here are the Top Countries determined by total APOY points (minimum of 4,000 points):

1. Hong Kong -- 33,500 points
2. China -- 30,326 points
3. Chinese Taipei -- 22,363 points
4. Malaysia -- 16,311 points
5. Japan -- 16,286 points
6. Singapore -- 16,260 points
7. Australia -- 11,001 points
8. USA -- 8,080 points
9. Philippines -- 5,975 points
10. Canada -- 4,883 points
11. Macau -- 4,683 points
12. Korea -- 4,592 points
13. UK -- 4,128 points

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Justin Chan

Here are the Top 5 Players by Country (overall rank in brackets):

Hong Kong
1. (5) Charles Lam -- 2,984 pts
2. (23) Justin Chan -- 1,598 pts
3. (29) Jeffrey Yuen -- 1,328 pts
4. (31) Roy Wan -- 1,295 pts
5. (36) Wai Kin Wong -- 1,262 pts

China
1. (4) Haifeng Xue -- 3,431 pts
2. (10) Xin Rui Lu -- 2,163 pts
3. (12) Alexandre Chieng -- 2,120 pts
4. (14) Yue Xu -- 1,987 pts
5. (17) Xiaobo Zhou -- 1,831 pts

Chinese Taipei (Taiwan)
1. (1) Hung-Sheng "Shaq" Lin -- 6,028 pts
2. (3) Aaron Lin -- 3,984 pts
3. (20) "Robert" Chang-hau Huang -- 1,650 pts
4. (24) Chih Chung Chen -- 1,550 pts
5. (32) Kuo Yang Huang -- 1,292 pts

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Raiden Kan

Malaysia
1. (2) Raiden Kan -- 4,936 pts
2. (18) Victor Chong -- 1,813 pts
3. (22) Charles Chua -- 1,607 pts
4. (40) Jun Wah Yap -- 1,238 pts
5. (46) Wai Hong Wong -- 1,160 pts

Japan
1. (9) Tetsuya Tsuchikawa -- 2,184 pts
2. (25) Seijiro Machi -- 1,534 pts
3. (34) Hirotoshi Nakabo -- 1,280 pts
4. (57) Takahisa Watanabe -- 991 pts
5. (61) Kenichi Takaki -- 959 pts

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Team PokerStars Pro Bryan Huang

Singapore
1. (13) Patrick Lee -- 2,064 pts
2. (26) Tai Tan -- 1,494 pts
3. (49) Alvin Peh -- 1,099 pts
4. (51) Bryan Huang -- 1,080 pts
5. (52) Syed Ubhaidilla -- 1,070 pts

Australia
1. (19) Bruce Nguyen -- 1,800 pts
2. (62) Andrew Scott -- 955 pts
3. (65) Johnnie Dichiera -- 900 pts
4. (66) Ioan Lazar -- 900 pts
5. (88) Allen Yassine -- 750 pts

USA
1. (74) Armand Prati -- 840 pts
2. (76) Kai Sheng Yang -- 834 pts
3. (78) Daniel Tarnopol -- 826 pts
4. (82) Brandon Leafblad -- 800 pts
5. (100) Jason Kaja -- 661 pts

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PokerStars sponsored player Neil Arce

Philippines
1. (6) Mark Benasa -- 2,585 pts
2. (53) Neil Arce -- 1,050 pts
3. (92) Gie Angelo Reyes -- 720 pts
4. (122) William Jr Te -- 600 pts
5. (140) Rundulf Gonzales -- 480 pts

Canada
1. (8) Kwan Pao Mah -- 2,365 pts
2. (94) Michael Payne -- 720 pts
3. (127) Carson Choi -- 560 pts
4. (158) James Yeh -- 418 pts
5. (221) Andy Asihwardji -- 250 pts

Macau
1. (7) Ion Sang Song -- 2,510 pts
2. (54) Milton De Spain -- 1,023 pts
3. (71) Mario Castro -- 850 pts
4. (307) Harold Tsakmaklis -- 120 pts
5. (320) Ian Waldron -- 100 pts

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Team PokerStars Pro Vivian Im

Korea
1. (11) Vivian Im -- 2,154 pts
2. (68) Yujung Choi -- 880 pts
3. (129) Sunny Jung -- 544 pts
4. (195) Saehoon Lee -- 320 pts
5. (240) Claudia Yum -- 229 pts

United Kingdom
1. (93) Niall James Seletzky -- 720 pts
2. (99) Josef Fox -- 669 pts
3. (146) Darren Judges -- 480 pts
4. (154) Nicky Tao Jin -- 450 pts
5. (164) Tom Alner -- 400 pts


Zenix
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