Hung-Sheng Lin is one of Asia’s rising stars. Better known simply as “Shaq”, the reigning Asia Player of the Year has already carried his good form into 2012 after winning the opening event of the APPT Cebu series earlier this week.
However he is off to a slow start today in the Main Event after losing a chunk of chips when he ran into a set. And it potentially could have been a lot worse.
Lin opened with a raise to 275 from middle position and the player in the big blind defended with a call. The flop landed and action checked to Lin. He bet 500 which was quickly matched as the hit the turn.
Again it checked to Lin and he didn’t slow down as he tossed out another 1,150. However this time his opponent responded with a check-raise to 3,200. After a little thought, Lin paid to see the river fall. The big blind tapped the table and Lin quickly checked behind. It was lucky that he did, as the big blind opened a slowly played for a flopped set. Lin slips to 12,500.Hung-sheng Lin, 12500