Chen-An Lin grew up in Taiwan playing card games with friends and family, but was only introduced to poker in 2009 when a friend returned from an academic exchange to the USA and set up a local home game. Chen-An immediately fell in love with the game, and when he discovered there were people out there who actually played poker for a living, he resolved to commit himself to joining the ranks of poker professionals and becoming the best player he could possibly be.
It wasn’t long before Chen-An was making a name for himself on the live tournament scene. In fact, the same year he discovered Texas Hold’em he won his first live tourney, winning almost $15,000 for taking down a side event at the Macau Poker Cup. Three more wins in Macau would follow, at the Macau Poker Cup and the Asia Pacific Poker Tour (APPT), while more recently Chen-An has also recorded tournament victories in Las Vegas.
Chen-An’s love of deep-stack tournament poker doesn’t mean he’s a tournament specialist, however, and he can usually be found playing $1-$2 NLHE Zoom at PokerStars, averaging between 1,000-3,000 hands each day. Like many successful pros, Chen-An has a love of competitive sports, and attended college on an athletic scholarship, playing baseball and basketball as well as excelling at swimming and track & field.
He hopes to use his position as a member of Team PokerStars Pro to help to grow the game of poker in his native Taiwan. Chen-An also wants to improve his Omaha, as he’s attracted to the complexity of the game. When not playing online at PokerStars or in the live cash games of Macau, Chen-An enjoys running, boxing and fine wines.
|Macau Poker Cup HKD $3,000 No Limit Hold’em||October 2009||1st||$14,197|
|Macau Poker Cup HKD $1,500 No Limit Hold’em||July 2010||1st||$7,311|
|APPT Macau HKD $6,000 No Limit Hold’em||November 2011||1st||$29,318|
|Macau Poker Cup HKD $20,000 No Limit Hold’em||August 2014||1st||$49,118|
|Macau Poker Cup HKD $20,000 No Limit Hold’em||March 2015||6th||$26,651|
|WPT500 Aria Poker Classic $235 No Limit Hold’em||June 2015||1st||$10,528|
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