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Shirley Ang

Shirley Ang

PokerNews’ Live Reporting Manager, Shirley Ang first started playing poker back in 2006 on partypoker and PKR as a pastime. She grew up in the Netherlands but resided in England when she joined PokerStars as a customer support agent in 2009. She quickly climbed up the ranks within the company and even moved back to Rotterdam after becoming the marketing manager for the Netherlands.

After 4.5 years with PokerStars, she shifted to another side of the iGaming industry. She became the Deputy Director for GAMING1 and moved to sunny Malta to set up the company there. Task successfully completed, she moved on to companies like NetEnt and JackpotJoy.

But in 2017, she was asked by PokerNews to work the World Series of Poker and got thrown right into the deep end as her first day was Day 2 of the COLOSSUS. After the WSOP summer, she got herself stuck into more events that year and since 2018, she has been touring all over the world to cover some of the biggest and smaller poker tournaments.

Among the chaos and setbacks like lost luggage, delayed flights, erupting volcanoes, and getting stuck in locations that weren’t home, Shirley has been bringing updates from the live events regularly. In 2020 though, due to COVID-19, she has moved into writing live reporting updates on online poker series and diverse poker-related articles.

Since July 2021, she has taken over the reigns from Yori Epskamp and Chad Holloway and is now in charge of all global live reporting operations.

When she’s not traveling for work, she can be found at home reading, cooking, streaming video games on Twitch, or in New York playing pool and hustling other players.

Shirley Ang Articles

2021 October
Harvey Mathews Wins Event #13: $3,000 Freezeout No-Limit Hold'em ($371,914)
Conan Defeats Ponakovs & Mateos to Win WSOP Online $10K Heads-Up ($466,167)
Samuel Vousden Wins His First WSOP Gold Bracelet
"Sky is the Limit" for SCOOP Main Event Winner 'Cantaloupe91'
SCOOP 2021 Day 18: Fintan "EasyWithAces" Hand Wins the $5K PKO High Roller ($232,156)
Lithuania's Gediminas Uselis Wins the partypoker MILLIONS Online Closer ($98,610)
Endrit Geci Wins the 2021 partypoker MILLIONS Online $5,300 Main Event ($774,838)
Lithuania's "arbaarba" Rounds Off Inaugural Blowout Series with $740K Score
"Gwolde" Wins the PokerStars Big Blowout for $721,692; Vieira Ships 6-Max High Roller
Niklas Astedt and David "MyLastHand!" Comeron Win WSOP Circuit Gold Rings at GGPoker
Cosmin "UnHuman3" Voinea Wins the PokerStars Big Blowout for $456,346; Adams Ships PKO High Roller
2020 December
Estonia's Urmo Velvelt Among the Four WSOPC Ring Winners Over the Weekend at GGPoker
Big Lead for Vijayaratnam on Day 1C of the WSOP Main Event; $1.5M+ For First
WCOOP 2020 Day 25: "1mSoWeeeaK", "klimono" Win Main Events, Lyapin WCOOP Player of the Series
WCOOP 2020 Day 21: "luelue399" Wins WCOOP-63-H: $2,100 NLHE Thursday Thrill SE
WCOOP 2020 Day 18: Parker "tonkaaaa" Talbot Becomes A WCOOP Champ
WCOOP 2020 Day 16: Dzivielevski Makes it Three With Big Win in Sunday Slam
WCOOP 2020 Day 15: Back-to-Back Titles for Niklas "Lena900" Astedt
WCOOP 2020 Day 14: Astedt and Frank Win Second Title; Leknes Wins Fifth
WCOOP 2020 Day 12: Second WCOOP Title for Andras "probirs" Nemeth
WCOOP 2020 Day 9: Back-to-Back Titles for Mateos; Wins SHR for $543K
WCOOP 2020 Day 6: Three New Winners Crowned
WCOOP 2020 Day 5: Andras "probirs" Nemeth Wins First WCOOP Title
WCOOP 2020 Day 4: Wins for Geilich and Oliver, Third Title for Boeken
WCOOP 2020 Day 2: Danchev Scores $400K; Deeb Eyes Seventh Title
Bryan "smbdySUCKme" Piccioli Leads 38 Players After WSOP Online Main Event Day 2
Massive Win for Christian Rudolph in WSOP Online Event #70: $25,000 NLH PPC ($1,800,290)
Jim "grousegrind" Lefteruk Wins WSOP Online Event #73: $1,000 NLHE 6-Handed ($299,511)
Ajay "Ross_Geller" Chabra Wins WSOP Online Event #72: $1,500 Limit Hold'em Championship
2020 WSOP Online: Nick Maimone Captures First Bracelet, Jason Koon Leads 25K Final Table
Dmytro "Too Bad" Bystrovzorov Wins WSOP Online Event #65: $600 NLHE Deepstack Championship
Ivan Zufic Bags Over $800k After Winning WSOP Online Mini Main Event
Orhan "yirtil" Ates Becomes First Turkish Bracelet Winner in WSOP Online Event #60
Another Bracelet for Brazil: Leonardo "Babaehduro" Mattos Wins WSOP Online Event #59
GGMasters Smashes $1m Guarantee as Three WSOP Online Bracelet-Winners Crowned
Alek "astazz" Stasiak Becomes First Double-Bracelet Winner of 2020 WSOP Online
Big Wins for Brazil in PokerStars Stadium Series Grand Finals
Patrick "Muddington" Kennedy Wins First WSOP Bracelet in Event #45: $840 Bounty NLHE
Kristen Bicknell Wins Her Third Bracelet in Event #44: $2,500 NLHE 6-Handed for $356,412
Michael "YesPlease" Clacher Wins First WSOP Bracelet in Event #36: $1,500 FIFTY STACK NLHE
Alisson "heyalisson" Piekazewicz Wins Second PokerStars Stadium Series Weekly Final ($185,376)
PokerNews Book Review: The Biggest Bluff by Maria Konnikova
The Daily Grind: Saturday Schedule from GGPoker, partypoker and More!
The Daily Grind: Betfair Poker's £1 Special and GGSeries Satellites
The Daily Grind: Let’s Focus on the Daily Tournaments
The Daily Grind: Kick Start Your Week With These Exciting Tournaments
The Daily Grind: partypoker POWERFEST Powers On
The Daily Grind: Featuring the New Sirius Bounty Promotion on Unibet
The Daily Grind: High Rollers Week, POWERFEST and Sunday Million Last Chance!
The Daily Grind: GGPoker High Rollers Week, POWERFEST, and the $12.5M GTD Sunday Million
Matthew Sesso Wins 2020 Potomac Winter Poker Open Main Event; McKeehen Runner-Up
Sachin Joshi Scoops Potomac Winter Poker Open $400 Large Stack ($25,005)
Yaser Al-Keliddar Wins Potomac Winter Poker Open Opening Event ($96,567)
Jean "Prince" Gaspard & Vladimir Vasilyev Win Side Events to Close Out 2020 Borgata Winter Poker Open
Qi Hu Wins 2020 Borgata Winter Poker Open $3,125 Heads-Up ($67,512)
Will Givens Wins Borgata Six-Max Title; Almighty Stack & Bounty Crown Winners
Ryan Tamanini & Faisal Siddiqui Among Recent 2020 Borgata Winter Poker Open Winners
Men Nguyen & Roland Israelashvili Among 2020 Borgata Winter Poker Open Side Event Winners
Ankit Ahuja Defeats Natalie Teh to Win PokerStars Red Dragon Manila High Roller
Florencio "Flo" Campomanes Wins PokerStars Red Dragon Manila for ₱13,815,070 ($270,183)
Sun Leads, Campomanes 2nd at PokerStars Red Dragon Manila Final Table
Florencio Campomanes Wins First Platinum Pass of 2020 at Red Dragon Manila
Lester Edoc Wins Inaugural PokerStars Red Dragon Manila Super High Roller
2019 December
Five Left to Battle for €1,005,600 in the EPT Prague Main Event
Semen Kravets wins EPT National Prague for €262,309
Kevin Paqué Beats Steve O'Dwyer to Win 2019 Master Classics of Poker Main Event
Schemion, O'Dwyer Make Master Classics of Poker Main Event FT, Vos Leads
MCOP Main Event Near the Bubble; Schemion Among Top Stacks
MCOP Main Event Off to a Big Start in Holland Casino Amsterdam
Andrei Berinov Wins Main Event to Capture 2nd WSOP Circuit Ring and €83,350 in HC Rotterdam
Alexandre Reard Captures Second WSOP Circuit Ring in HC Rotterdam High Roller
WSOPC Rotterdam: David Hu Leads High Roller After First Day
WSOP International Circuit Main Event in Holland Casino Rotterdam Underway
Daniel Negreanu Reacts to Presidential Candidate Andrew Yang's Pro-Poker Tweet
Sujeta Claims the Title and €150K in Malta Poker Festival Grand Event
Eight Left in the Malta Poker Festival, Dan Still Leads
The Malta Poker Festival: Dmitri Dan Leads Grand Event With 21 Left
Malta Poker Festival Day 1b Chip Lead for Ongorur, Ovre and Grech Trailing
Mor, Sebastiani, and Marinelli Finish in Top 3 of Day 1a of the €550 Grand Event at The Malta Poker Festival
Chin Wei Lim Wins €100K Diamond High Roller for First Bracelet
Loeser Leads WSOPE €100K Diamond High Roller, Ivey, Negreanu In Contention
WSOPE: Ensan Chases 2nd Bracelet in €25,500 Platinum, Glaser Leads Mixed Game Championship
WSOPE: Orpen Kisacikoglu Leads Final Seven in 25K Short Deck
James Chen Leads WSOPE €250,000 Super High Roller After Day 1
Jakub Oliva Wins First WSOP Circuit Ring & €205,000 at King's Resort
WSOPE at King's Kicks Off With "The Opener"; Money Reached in WSOPC
EPT Barcelona Main Event Sets New Attendance Record on Day 1b
Toma Leads Final Nine of the EPT Barcelona €100,000 Super High Roller, O'Dwyer Second
EPT National Breaks Attendance Record; Jakovljevic Claims Overall Day 1 Lead
EPT Barcelona Kicks Off With Big Fields in EPT National
Corey Kempson Leads Final 13 Players in The Star Sydney Champs Main Event
Star Sydney Champs: Snell Claims Day 1a Chip Lead in Main
Rafferty Leads Star Sydney Champs A$20,000 High Roller with Nine Left
Qiang Fu Wins Record-Breaking 6-Max Event at The Star Sydney Champs
Charlie Hawes Holds Day 1 Chip Lead in Star Sydney Champs $5k Challenge
Carl Shaw Defeats Tony Dunst to Claim First Bracelet & $606,562, Hellmuth Sixth
Juha Helppi Finally Does It: Finnish Poker Hero Claims First Bracelet in $10K Limit!
Sejin Park Claims First-Ever Open Event Bracelet for South Korea; Wins 2019 WSOP Colossus for $451,272
Israel's Team Geiger Wins WSOP $1,000 Tag Team Event
South Korea's Jiyoung Kim Wins 2019 WSOP Ladies Championship for $167,308
Femi Fashakin Wins Largest-Ever Poker Tournament; BIG 50 Triumph Earns Him $1,147,449
Daniel Strelitz Claims First WSOP Bracelet and $442,385 in Event #11: $5,000 NLHE
Andreas Christoforou Wins the 2019 Merit Poker Classic Main Event
partypoker Pro Geilich Leads as 16 Remain in Merit Poker Classic
Geilich Among Big Stacks After Day 3 Merit Poker Classic
Merit Poker Classic Draws Sizable Field; Baburin Leads After Day 2
Merit Poker Classic: Alexandru Papazian Leads After Day 1B
Merit Poker Classic: Joey Weissman Amongst Day 1A Big Stacks
Rainer Kempe Wins the EPT Monte Carlo €25,000 NLHE for €400,850 ($446,322)
Mateos Leads After Day 1 of €25,000 NLHE; Davies and Thorel Not Far Behind
Matthias Eibinger Strikes Again; Wins €50,000 Single-Day High Roller at EPT Monte Carlo
Raul Paez Wins €2,200 French National High Roller for €200,400
Marius Kudzmanas Wins EPT Monte Carlo €1,100 NLHE Freezeout for €42,590 ($47,545)
Martin Kabrhel Wins 2019 WSOP International Circuit Rozvadov Main Event
Kabrhel Chasing Fifth Circuit Ring in WSOPC King's Resort Main Event
Day 1B Chip Lead Honors Go to Rajkovic in WSOPC Rozvadov
Timothy Adams Wins the $50,000 Single-Day High Roller for $372,508 With A Joker
Sean Winter Wins $25,000 Single-Day High Roller for $495,210
Rainer Kempe Wins the $50,000 Single-Day High Roller for $908,100
2018 December
Paul Michaelis Crushes Day 4 of the EPT Prague Main Event
Natalie Teh Takes Chip Lead to Day 3 of EPT Prague Main Event; Parker Talbot Second
Yaniv Peretz Wins the €2,200 EPT National Prague High Roller
Fatima Moreira De Melo Through to Day 2 in Prague €2,200 EPT National
Andras Nemeth Leads After Day 1 of €50,000 EPT Super High Roller
Emanuele Onnis Wins the Malta Poker Festival Grand Event for €150,000
Gumz Leads Malta Poker Festival Grand Event Final Table
Malta Poker Festival: Norwegians Rule as Borge Dypvik Leads After Day 2
Laurens Van De Sype Secures the Day 1C Chip Lead in the Malta Poker Festival
Domenico Gala Claims Day 1B Chip Lead in Malta Poker Festival's Grand Event
Malta Poker Festival: Jakubcik Claims Chip Lead on Day 1A
Adrian Mateos Claims Day 1B Chip Lead in the 2018 WSOPE Main Event
WSOPE MONSTER STACK: Big Names Survive Day 1C
Mykhailo Gutyi Wins the 2018 WSOPE €1,100 Turbo Bounty Hunter for €61,299
Tamir Segal Wins 2018 World Series of Poker Europe COLOSSUS (€203,820)
WSOPE: COLOSSUS Crushes Guarantee; 296 out of 2,992 Advance on Day 1s
WSOPE: Daniel Prior Takes Day 1C Chip Lead Honors, Jan Bednar Leads 1D
Angelou-Konstas Wins partypoker LIVE MILLIONS UK, Foxen second
Alex Foxen Leads After Day 3; Riess, Bicknell, Leonard, Labat Still In
partypoker LIVE MILLIONS UK: Duta Leads Main Event, Filatov Makes Open Final Table
partypoker LIVE UK MILLIONS: Ersoy Leads Main, Haygarth in Front in Open
Kui Song Wu Wins 2018 Poker King Cup Super High Roller for $220,124
Ye Wang Takes Chip Lead to Day 2 of 2018 PKC HK$200K Super High Roller
Tokuho Yoshinaga Wins the Poker King Cup Macau High Roller
Sergio Aido Among Big Stacks in Poker King Cup Macau High Roller
Hon Cheong Lee Wins APPT Manila ₱200,000 High Roller for ₱4,676,260
Wilson Lim Takes Down APPT Manila Main Event for $243,324
Yan Li Takes Chip Lead into Day 2 of the APPT Manila High Roller
James Mitchell Tops Day 1b of APPT Manila Main Event
Tzai Wei Phua Wins the APPT MEGASTACK and Gets the PSPC Pass
2018 WSOP Event 57: Jessica Dawley Wins the WSOP Ladies Championship for $130,230!
2018 WSOP Event 55: Giuseppe Pantaleo and Nikita Luther Win the $1K Tag Team for $175,805!
2018 WSOP Event 45: Mario Prats Garcia Wins $1,000 Big Blind NLH For $258,255
2018 WSOP Event 13: Benjamin Moon Wins $1,500 Big Blind Antes for $315,346
2018 WSOP Event 7: Roberly Felicio Wins the 2018 WSOP COLOSSUS for $1,000,000
2018 WSOP Event 3: Joe Cada Wins 2018 WSOP $3,000 No-Limit Hold’em SHOOTOUT for $226,218
Pedro Cairat Wins partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Grand Final Finale
Matan Barkat Wins partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Grand Final Warm Up
Kabrhel At It Again, Grabs Lead in WSOPC Rozvadov!
Viktor Blom Headlines partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Germany Final Day
Viktor Blom Crushes Day 1 of partypoker MILLIONS Germany
Kanit Leads partypoker MILLIONS Germany $50,000 Super High Roller
Patrik Antonius Wins partypoker MILLIONS Germany €25,000 High Roller
Vladimir Shabalin Wins the 2018 WSOP International Circuit Marrakech Main Event
WSOP International Circuit Marrakech: Vladimir Shabalin Shaking Things Up
WSOP International Circuit Marrakech: Garcia Lorca Takes the Overal Chip Lead
WSOP International Circuit Marrakech: Drisse Maouchi Grabs the Lead on Day 1a