Wu and Lin just miss the China Series of Poker trophy

We told you last week about the historic introduction of poker onto mainland China last week. We even told you how our Team PokerStars Pros Celina Lin and Raymond Wu were doing pretty well in the tournament. Both players showed how important skill is in the game by booking top ten finishes from the 379 player field.

Wu came closest with a final table 7th place finish, but Lin's final table bubble was also pretty impressive. Kudos to HaiGuang Jin who got to lift the trophy beating two of the game's best ambassadors in the process.

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Lin and Wu both did the game proud

The top ten finishers
1. HaiGuang Jin, China Beijing
2. MingYi Hsu, Chinese Taipei
3. DaWei Shi, China Beijing
4. Wei Zhang, China Tianjin
5. Jun Hu, China Xiamen
6. Wen Hao, China Beijing
7. Raymond Wu, Chinese Taipei
8. Jia Wang, China Beijing
9. Hong Zhu, China Changsha
10. Celina Lin, China Shanghai

It looks like there could be a bright future for the game in China and, we hear, the location was pretty fantastic, not least of all the five-star Mangrove Tree resort. Keep your eyes peeled for more events in the future.

is a staff writer for the PokerStars Blog.

Rick Dacey
@PokerStars in PokerStars Macau