|Jun 11 - 13, 2019||
No Limit Hold'em (Event #28)
World Series of Poker, Las Vegas
Pete Yen Han Chen is a professional poker player from Taiwan, and has been awarded Asia Player of the Year Title in 2014.
The first substantial cash of Pete Yen Han Chen’s career came in June 2013, when he picked up USD$7,279 for 2nd place at an Asia Pacific Poker Tour (APPT) Macau side event. February 2014 saw him follow this up with 4th place at the Asia Championship of Poker (ACOP) Platinum Series Main Event, banking USD$12,687 in the process. In May of the same year, the APPT Macau Main Event provided Chen with the biggest score of his career, when he took 5th place, and won USD$74,170 for his efforts. The Macau Poker Cup Red Dragon Series provided him with another large score in August, when he further cemented his place as an excellent live tournament player, winning USD$63,353 for 4th place.
The next five figure score didn’t arrive until May 2015, when Chen took another 4th place in an APPT side event for USD$12,279. He quickly added another USD$22,662 when he won an event at the ACOP Platinum Series in June. The same series provided his next big cash in July, when he finished 2nd in the Megastack event for USD$10,135. The APPT Manila High Roller Event in August saw Chen add another USD$22,511 to his bankroll, when he finished 3rd place.
His biggest cash for the year 2016 was at the 2016 Aussie Millions No Limit Holdem Shot Clock Turbo Event where he placed 2nd for US$20,108.
The year 2017 seems to be the magical year for Chen. He started the year by placing 5th in the AUD$2,500 No Limit Hold’em Event in the 2017 Aussie Millions garnering a a cash prize of US$22,792. This was followed a month after with a US$59,286 win by placing 6th in the No Limit Holdem High Roller Event at the Macau Poker Cup. In April, he once again made it to the final table of the PokerStars Championship Macau Main Event and finished 6th taking home HK$ 705,000 (approx. US$90,712). Despite his efforts, somehow a trophy keeps on slipping through his hands. Until finally, in the same month at the WPT Beijing Inaugural Main Event, Chen finally stood alone raising his very first trophy aloft and besting a field of 400 entries. He also earned his very first 6-figure cash prize of US$299,485.
In 2016, he has cashed so far in 51 events in Asia and in the United States. They year 2017 has just started and he already has 14 cashes to his name. Chen is definitely someone to look out for in this Year of the Rooster.
Read more about this player on Somuchpoker :
- April 15, 2017: First major victory for Pete Chen at the inaugural WPT Beijing
- November 16, 2016: Big winners at the APT Philippines III 2016
- December 15,2014: Up and Down : Sam Razavi wins APT POY, Pete Chen Asia POY, Cyril Mouli is back