WPT Prime Taiwan in full swing at the CTP Club Taipei; early winners, POF standings; Mini HR still open and Ladies Event tonight


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With borders now loosened, players around the region have descended on the first ever World Poker Tour Prime series in Taiwan. The festival kicked off on November 11 at the Chinese Texas Hold’em Poker Association (CTP Club) and is scheduled to run through November 21. The first four days saw the floor pumping with action as players chased down early trophies. Five winners were crowned with 17 more titles up for grabs. Another hot item is the Player of the Festival title which awards a WPT Passport to any Season XXI Main tour worth $5,000. Current results and POF standings are at the bottom of the page. 

WPT Prime Taiwan – FULL RESULTS 

In May, the brand’s Prime series was first introduced in Ha Noi, Vietnam resulting in a record turnout at the Main Event. Two months later, the Cambodia stop reached even greater heights. The ongoing WPT Prime Taiwan aims to break records of its own with a menu of events that caters to all types of bankrolls. Buy ins go from NT$ 6,000 (~$195) to the Super High Roller of $ 200,000 (~$6,465). 


Today’s games open with the Mini High Roller Day 2. Players can still jump in. It starts at 1pm. Registration closes at 1:45pm. Buy in is NT$ 66,000 (~$2,135). Additionally there are several new events in the lineup, one of them is on deck today, the Ladies Event at 7pm, buy in is NT$ 6,000 (~$195).

The centerpiece of the festival is the Main Event which boasts a NT$ 10,000,000 (~$323,325) guarantee. It is coming up in two days, from November 17 to 21. Buy in is NT$ 33,000,000 (~US$ 1,070). In addition to the cash prize, the eventual winner will be awarded a $10,400 entry to the WPT World Championships 2022 or 2023. The WPT value adds airfare and accommodations.

Early winners of WPT Prime Taiwan

Event 1: Superstack Opener – WEI TING CHEN – NT$ 277,500 (~$8,970)

The two-day Superstack Opener set the pace with 148 entries for a prize pool of NT$ 1,004,900 (~$32,490). Taiwan’s Wei Ting Chen shipped it for a career high NT$ 277,500 (~$8,970). 

Event 1 Champion

Final table payouts

1st Wei Ting Chen Taiwan $277,500
2nd Qi Hao Wang Taiwan $175,900
3rd Yoda Lin Taiwan $103,500
4th Ting Yi Chen Taiwan $62,800
5th Jonathan Hsiao Taiwan $48,700
6th Kai Cheng Hsu Taiwan $40,200
7th Fate Wang Taiwan $35,200
8th Chih Feng Li Taiwan $31,400
9th Salvador Villaluz Canada $27,700

Event 2: Mystery Bounty $5M GTD – CHIN YAO WANG – NT$ 712,700 (~$23,040)

The Mystery Bounty event was one smoking ticket with 344 entries pulled in over three starters. With buy in at NT$ 16,500 (~$535) each, it was the exact turnout to meet the NT$ 5 Million guarantee. The top 43 earned cuts with Chin Yao Wang shaving NT$ 712,700 for his victory. Also grabbing some time under the spotlight was Belgium’s Kristof Segers who drew the biggest bounty of NT$ 400K and one of the second largest worth NT$ 200K making him the biggest bounty earner.

Dates: November 11 to 12
Buy in: NT$ 16,500 (~$535)
Guarantee: NT$ 5,000,000 (~$161,660)
Entries: 344
Prize pool: NT$ 3,336,800 (~$107,887)
Bounty pool: NT$ 1,668,400 (~$53,943)
ITM: 43 places

Final table payouts (bounties not included)

1st Chin Yao Wang Taiwan $712,700
2nd Lee Kun Han Taiwan $500,000
3rd Yu Sheng Lin Taiwan $321,100
4th Chung Yi Ho Taiwan $206,800
5th Kristof Segers Belgium $159,500
6th Yuan Hsu Lee Taiwan $131,400
7th Chien Yun Wang New Zealand $110,800
8th Francesco D Astici Italy $90,900
9th Szu Wei Chiu Taiwan $71,300

Event 3: Deepstack NLH – CHUNG LIANG LIN – NT$306,500 (~$9,909)

First ever career victory for Chung Liang Lin at the Deepstack NLH as he bested the 119 entry field to lift his maiden trophy and the NT$ 306,500 (~$9,909) top prize.

Event 3 Champion

Date: November 13
Buy in: NT$ 11,000 (~$355)
Entries: 119
Prize pool: NT$1,038,900 (~$33,590)
ITM: 15 places

Final table payouts

1st Chung Liang Lin Taiwan $306,500
2nd Tsung Ying Lee Taiwan $189,600
3rd Ken Okada Japan $113,200
4th Mingchang Xiao Taiwan $72,700
5th Jr Han Zhang Taiwan $55,100
6th Ray Chiu Hong Kong $45,700
7th Hanlan Teng Taiwan $39,500
8th Tzuyuan Fu Taiwan $34,800
9th Yi Wei Peng Taiwan $30,600

Event 4: PLO – WU HUN HSIANG- NT$ 178,000 (~$5,755)

The first non-Hold’em event was tabled on November 13 to 14 with 54 taking interest in the Pot Limit Omaha on offer. Wu Hung Hsiang bested Hong Kong’s Sparrow Cheung for the title and the cool little WPT Prime trophy.

Event 4 Champion

Dates: November 13 to 14
Buy in: NT$ 11,000 (~$355)
Entries: 54
Prize pool: NT$ 523,800 (~$16,950)
ITM: 7 places


1st Wu Hung Hsiang Taiwan 178000
2nd Sparrow Cheung Hong Kong 118700
3rd Cheng Chun Liu Taiwan 79100
4th Shih Kun Chou Taiwan 54900
5th Lin Wei Kai Taiwan 39600
6th Chun Han Lin Taiwan 29900
7th Chi Yu Chen Taiwan 23600

Event 5: Megastack NLH – YI WEI PENG –  NT$ 271,800 (~$8,785)

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After two prior cashes with a final table at the Deepstack NLH, Yi Wei Peng finally closed one out. He topped the 145 field of the Megastack NLH defeating high roller Hong Kong’s Hon Cheong Lee for the win and the NT$ 271,800 top prize.

Date: November 14
Buy in: NT$ 11,000 (~$ 260)
Entries: 145
Prize pool: NT$ 984,500 (~$31,830)

Final table payouts

1st Yi Wei Peng Taiwan $271,800
2nd Hon Cheong Lee Hong Kong $172,300
3rd Tzuyuan Fu Taiwan $101,400
4th Hsing Hsiung Tai Taiwan $61,600
5th Sungwei Pai Taiwan $47,800
6th Alexander United States $39,400
7th Chen Kun Lin Taiwan $34,400
8th Chi Wang Taiwan $30,800
9th Teng Chang Taiwan $27200

PLAYER OF THE FESTIVAL – standings at the end of 5 events

LEE KUN HAN 375 2nd
YI WEI PENG 350 3rd
YU SHENG LIN 300 5th
CHUNG YI HO 250 8th
TZU YUAN FU 235 9th
QI HAO WANG 225 10th

Stick with us at Somuchpoker as we bring you updates of the ongoing series.. All photos courtesy of CTP Club.


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Tricia David has long experience as a recreational poker player and has been covering poker events since 2010 for numerous outfits in Asia. She spent one year working part time with Poker Portal Asia then became editor and lead writer for all event coverage of the Philippine Poker Tour (PPT). Under the PPT, she overlooked content for their website, and produced live updates on all their events. In addition, she served as the live and online events website content writer for the Asian Poker Tour. Currently, she does live events reporting in Asia for online news site Somuchpoker and is also one of their news contributors.

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