Local poker player earns third most worldwide

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MSAR resident Chun Lei Zhou generated US$748,018 (MOP5.98 million) in online poker live cash games last year, which is the third highest in the world, according to poker website HighStakes Database. The local poker player, whose online name is SamRostan, also registered the highest number of poker hands played among members in the ranking. Russian player Alexander Kostritsyn, also known as Joiso, topped the ranking with earnings of some US$1.5 million for last year, and is also the only poker player to earn more than US$1 million.