The tournament has gotten down to its final four tables.
There are women at three of them. Representing nearly 10 percent of the field, the current female clout is larger than at the start of the tournament. The remaining women in this tournament (in order of whomever's picture got uploaded first) are:
Hayamizu, our shortest stack, has already cashed here in Seoul. She managed to make the final table and finish 6th in the KRW 315,000 NLHE 6-max event on Wednesday. Hayamizu also has one WSOP cash and finished 48th in APPT Macau Season 5. The Japanese player is now one table away from cashing twice in an APPT main event and Seoul.
Our biggest stack, Li, hails from China and has made the majority of her cashes in Macau. Li has cashed in the Macau Millions, Macau Poker Cup and Asia Championship of Poker. Li has yet to cash in the APPT but she's well above average and eight players away from the money.
Xuan Liu is, what she calls, a CBC. Chinese-born-Canadia. While Liu was born and raised in Canada, her name, heritage and general genetic makeup comes from China. While Liu has cashed in a few Macau events, a cash here would be her first on the APPT.
But Liu is familiar with the acronymed poker tours, with cashes in the IPT, WPT, WSOP and EPT. Combined, Liu has cashed for more than $1.3 million. Her biggest win came last year when she finished 4th in the PCA Main Event for $600,000. Not even a year before, Liu had a similar-sized cash when she finished 3rd in the EPT San Remo for $524,705.
While Liu is no stranger to big cashes and winning tournaments, the Chinese-born-Canadian has yet to take down a major tournament. While a cash would further boost her resume, Liu is looking for a victory.
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Alexander Villegas is a reporter for the PokerStars Blog.