SamRostan, real name Chun Lei Zhou is a high stakes player registered in Macau who has been a regular at the highest stakes online for a number of years.
Little was known about the player who previously went by the name "patpatpanda" at Full Tilt and "patpatman" at PokerStars, other than he tended to lose a LOT of money online. On his "patpat" and his Full Tilt SamRostan accounts Chun-Lei Zhou lost a huge $15m in just two years.
According to reliable sources, however, the young man behind SamRostan has in fact been one of the biggest winners over the past few years in the big games which ran in Macau, winning millions of dollars. He is also rumoured to have won millions online playing NLHE (although the rumours didn't go as far as to give a screen name!). It would appear that in a "Blom-esque" manner, Chun Lei Zhou simply loves playing and loves the challenge, and so just jumped into the biggest games online, many of which he was unfamiliar with, and proceeded to donk off millions and millions without a care. An expensive way to learn the games by anyone's standards! As Zhou himself told a Pokernews reporter, “It’s OK. Before I only played no-limit hold’em games. Sometimes no one played me, so I learned other ring games and I lose a lot of money. I love to play poker,” and also that despite the much tougher competition that he prefers playing online, saying “Live game is boring, but the live game is easy — lots of bad players.”
It would seem, however, that he has finally turned a corner, and as of January 2016 his PokerStars SamRostan account is in profit by over $1/4m after 300,000 hands played and he is, these days, more often than not, a winner in the high stakes online games.
SamRostan rarely plays in live tournaments and has only 3 cashes to date on his hendonmob.com page - one of them a whopping £78 from a £25 NLHE event in London! One of the others, however, is more impressive as he placed 5th in 2014's $50k Poker Players Championship at the WSOP for over $286k.
SamRostan's most played, and most profitable game online is the 8-Game mix.
Mixed games bring home the bacon for the prosWednesday 12:43 PM
Big day at the $1k/$2k 8-Game tables January 4, 2017
Action picks up with more play at PLO, NLHE, and 8-Game tables January 3, 2017
Cates back in the black for 2016 after a tough year December 31, 2016