Thanks to an anonymous reader tip for first pointing out to us (and then to PokerNews.com for Blue Boxing the details) that
Yang, expected to play in the PokerStars APPT tourney in Macau, had some visa issues, and wasn’t able to attend the event. When Yang arrived at the airport, he was told he’d need a visa to fly into Hong Kong. This is not something typical for U.S. American residents traveling to Hong Kong. Our anon tip said that it was Yang’s refugee status that caused the issue.
Yang, who has only surfaced