Qing Liu has been the hottest participant on the stay event circuit thus far in 2021. He has already made 9 remaining tables in occasions that qualify for the 2021 Card Player Player of the Year race, cashing for $1,089,449 throughout these occasions and profitable three titles in the course of.
The Venetian Poker Room has turn out to be Liu’s unofficial house discipline, as 10 of his 12 stay event cashes made thus far in 2021 have taken place at the venue. Over $986,000 of his greater than $1.1 million in earnings this 12 months have come from occasions held at Venetian.
Liu’s most up-to-date victory got here in the $400 buy-in ‘MonsterStack’ no-limit maintain’em occasion at the Venetian DeepStack Extravaganza II collection. Liu outlasted a discipline of 827 whole entries in the event to safe the trophy and the prime payout of $51,442. He additionally earned 365 POY factors as the champion, additional extending his lead in the 2021 POY race sponsored by Global Poker. With 3,636 whole factors, he now sits 1,464 forward of the nearest competitor Sung Joo Hyun (2,172 factors).
Liu made 4 POY-qualified remaining tables from Jan. 20 by way of Feb. 28, ending his spree by defeating a 1,187-entry in the Venetian DeepStack Extravaganza I $600 ’UltimateStack’ occasion so as to add $110,890 and 480 POY factors to his swelling yearly totals. Less than per week later he notched yet one more deep run, putting fifth in the Venetian DeepStack Showdown $1,100 buy-in ‘MonsterStack’ occasion for one more $14,069 and 170 factors.
March was when Liu actually started to choose up steam, beginning with the greatest win of his profession. He overcame a record-setting discipline of 937 entries in the World Poker Tour Venetian $5,000 buy-in major occasion, incomes $752,880 and 1,824 POY factors for in the end defeating the largest discipline in WPT historical past for at that buy-in degree. The very subsequent day Liu had yet one more main remaining desk to play, with the 2020 WPT Gardens Poker Championship having been rescheduled after being delayed for greater than a 12 months resulting from COVID-19 security issues. He in the end completed sixth for $111,795 and 340 factors.
The WPT Gardens occasion performed all the way down to a winner at PokerGO studios at ARIA, and was Liu’s first rating in 2021 exterior of the Venetian. His second and remaining one thus far passed off 5 days later when he completed eleventh in the Wynn Spring Classic $3,500 buy-in major occasion for $32,815. Liu returned to Venetian late in March to safe two extra cashes earlier than incomes his previously-mentioned third title in the early morning hours of Friday, Apr. 9.
While there’s a lot of time remaining in the 2021 POY race, Liu has firmly established himself as the tempo setter by way of the first quarter of the 12 months.
Winner photograph credit score: Venetian Poker Room Twitter account.