Pete Chen wins APOY, Celina Lin and Steve O'Dwyer top all-time lists

Taiwanese poker professional Pete Chen has officially been named as the 2014 Asia Player of the Year (APOY) after delivering one of the greatest seasons since the ranking system was introduced in 2009.

Chen set the record for largest margin of victory (1,714) and his final score of 5,691 points is the second biggest single-season total.

On the year, Chen earned HK$1,383,511 in Official APOY events. He finished the season with one title and seven final tables -- including the main events at APPT Macau and Macau Poker Cup 21 in August.

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The 26-year old will have his name immortalized on the gold APOY legacy trophy (pictured with Chen below) joining past champions such as Team PokerStars Pro Bryan Huang who won the award in 2010.

Pete Chen APOY_2dec14.jpgPete Chen

Chen's win also includes a one-year sponsorship to PokerStars Asia special events beginning in 2015.

Chen's results places him at No. 14 on the all-time list.

Team PokerStars Pro Celina Lin tops the all-time list for points (12,434) and final tables (26). Meanwhile, her four victories also places her in a five-way tie for the most titles in Official APOY events.

Celina Lin_2dec14.jpgCelina Lin

Steve O'Dwyer catapulted to the top of the all-time earnings list with HK$14,112,100 in winnings. The 32-year old Irish poker pro soared up the money leaderboard behind his biggest career win in the Super High Roller event at the 2014 Asia Championship of Poker (ACOP).

Steve O'Dwyer - 2014ACOP SHR winner_2dec14.jpgSteve O'Dwyer

For the Asia Player of the Year All-time Lists please CLICK HERE

The 2015 Asia Player of the Year season begins with the Beijing Cup on December 17, 2014 and concludes with the 2015 ACOP (October 30-November 15 , 2015).

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Fred Leung
@PokerStars in PokerStars Macau