Paul Phua to show poker players how it’s done

January 10, 2017

Look up Paul “MalACEsia’ Phua on Google and you will find reams of reports on his 11 month fight against a questionable FBI online sports betting sting operation in Las Vegas several years ago (see previous  reports) which ended in the prosecution withdrawing the charges after an expensive investigation that crossed the line on enforcement […]

Paul Phua in follow-on Monte Carlo poker contest

October 18, 2016

Asian businessman and respected poker player Paul Phua may have busted without cashing in the million dollar buy-in Big One for One Drop competition in Monte Carlo Sunday (see previous  report) but he will not leave the principality empty-handed – on Monday he emerged victorious in a follow on contest with 12 other wealthy players, […]

Phua’s sports betting defence undermined?

December 6, 2014

The Las Vegas illegal sports betting case against high profile poker player and gambler Paul Phua would appear to have been significantly strengthened by the decision of five of the eight defendants to plead guilty this week. Our readers will recall that Phua and seven others were busted by the FBI for allegedly running an […]

Big losers on the nosebleed poker tables this week

May 11, 2014

The high stakes poker action last week was notable for some massive losses to two prominent online poker nosebleed stakes players, Phil “Polarizing” Ivey and Paul “MalACEsia” Phua, who were both down hundreds of thousands of dollars, according to the High Stakes Data Base. Phua took the biggest hit playing a range of aggressive and […]

High stakes poker identities revealed

April 30, 2014

The publication Poker News has revealed the identities behind three key “handles” that frequently feature in high stakes poker games over the internet. Asian high roller Chun Lei Zhou has confirmed he is “samrostan” and that he previously used the handle “patpatpanda”. According to data from HighStakesDB, the “samrostan” account is currently down $6.2 million […]