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Asia Poker League Taiwan in full swing, Kwon Eun Ho claims DSO title

After a successful opening event in China with a 1043-strong Main Event field the Asia Poker League now kicked off their second event of the year.

The event is running from 20th to 28th April and is hosted at the CTP Club in Asia’s poker hotspot Taipei, Taiwan. It is partnered with the Deepstack Open, a popular European tour known for its good structure and affordable buy-in. Alex Henry, CEO of the tour, made the trip to Asia for this special occasion.

The Deepstack Open

The NT$ 10,500 (US$ 340) Deepstack Open was the first event of the festival on Saturday, 20th April. The two starting flights attracted a total of 294 entries and it was Korea’s Kwon Eun Ho who came out victorious the day after for a NT$ 412,045 (~US$ 13,357) payday.

Kwon Eun Ho – Picture Asia Poker League

Top 10

1 – KWON EUN HO – NT$ 412,045 (~US$ 13,000) – KOREA
2 – CHIH I FANG – NT$ 220,000 (~US$ 7,000) – TAIWAN
3 – CHUN AN HOU – NT$ 150,000 (~US$ 4,900) – TAIWAN
4 – YI WEI PENG – NT$ 100,000 (~US$ 3,200) – TAIWAN
5 – CHEN CHIH WEI – NT$ 70,000 (~US$ 2,300) – TAIWAN
6 – PAN CHENG HOW – NT$ 60,000 (~US$ 2,000) – TAIWAN
7 – CHAN LOK MING – NT$ 50,000 (~US$ 1,600) – TAIWAN
8 – WU CHUN HUI – NT$ 40,000 (~US$ 1,300) – TAIWAN
9 – WU CHIA YUN – NT$ 35,000 (~US$ 1,100) – TAIWAN
10 – YAM CHUN HO EDWARD – NT$ 30,000 (~US$ 1000) – HONG KONG

APL Top Gun and Turbo events

Two events were held on 21st April, the NT$ 6,600 (~US$ 214) winner-takes-all APL Top Gun and the NT$ 7,700 (~US$ 250) NLH Turbo 1.

Chin Ying Liang was the sole winner in the Top Gun event for NT$ 203,700 (~US$ 6,603).

Chin Ying Liang – Picture Asia Poker League

The NLH Turbo 1 event had 43 entries and six paid places. It was Kuang Hung Lee who topped the field and took home the nice trophy and NT$ 113,900 (~US$ 3,692).

Payouts

1 – KUANG HUNG LEE – NT$ 113,900 (~US$ 3,700) – TAIWAN
2 – LAM CHEUK NAM – NT$ 67,200 (~US$ 2,200) – CHINA
3 – ZHENG WEI WEN – NT$ 40,900 (~US$ 1,300) – CHINA
4 – HUANG MIN FENG – NT$ 29,200 (~US$ 900) – TAIWAN
5 – CHEN YEN HAN – NT$ 23,400 (~US$ 800) – TAIWAN
6 – TSAI YO LIN – NT$ 17,370 (~US$ 600) – TAIWAN

Kuang Hung Lee – Picture Asia Poker League

Knockout and Hyper Turbo events

Monday action saw a NT$ 8,400 (~US$ 272) knockout event with NT$ 2,000 bounties and a NT$ 5,500 (~US$ 178) Hyper Turbo tournament.

It was Wei Zheng who knocked through the 66-player field and scored a NT$ 133,000 (~US$ 4,311) win plus bounties.

Wei Zheng – Picture Asia Poker League

Payouts

1 – WEI ZHENG – NT$ 133,000 (~US$ 4,300) – TAIWAN
2 – WU CHUN HUI – NT$ 76,000 (~US$ 2,500) – TAIWAN
3 – SHYH CHYN LIM – NT$ 46,600 (~US$ 1,500) – MALAYSIA
4 – CHEN CHI JEN – NT$ 33,300 (~US$ 1,500) – TAIWAN
5 – FENG WEN CHEN – NT$ 25,700 (~US$ 800) – TAIWAN
6 – WANG KING CHUNG (PHILIP) – NT$ 20,000 (~US$ 650) – TAIWAN
7 – PO CHENG YANG – NT$ 17,100 (~US$ 550) – TAIWAN
8 – CHEN YEN HAN – NT$ 15,200 (~US$ 500) – TAIWAN
9 – BOBBY ZHUO XING HUA – NT$ 13,260 (~US$ 400) – SINGAPORE

The Hyper Turbo tournament was fast and furious and it was Korea’s Leo Ryue who blew through the field of 27 to win a first prize of NT$ 58,850 (~US$ 1,907).

Leo Ryue – Photo APL

Payouts

1 – RYUE JAE HO – NT$ 58,850 (~US$ 1,900) – KOREA
2 – CHIU YIK YIN – NT$ 35,400 (~US$ 1,100) – HONG KONG
3 – NGUYEN VAN DAI – NT$ 22,300 (~US$ 700) – VIETNAM
4 – TSAI FENG LIU – NT$ 14,400 (~US$ 500) – TAIWAN

More action to come

The NT$ 22,000 (~US$ 713) APL Main Event had its first starting day on Monday, and there is more to come over the next few days.

The Main Event itself has three starting days, there will be a NT$ 55,000 (~US$ 1,782) High Roller event with two starting days, another Knockout tournament and much more fun action.


More: APL Taiwan Coverage & Schedule


 

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