USOP: Poker 2U Taiwan Series: 48 players hunt down Kick Off TWD 547K top prize; Mystery Bounty 3M gtd begins; Zong Chi He 何宗奇 wins Turbo NLH


Welcome to Day 2 of the inaugural U Series of Poker: Poker2U Taiwan Series taking place at the Chinese Texas Hold’em Poker Association (CTP Club) in Taipei City. Games got rolling on February 10 and will run through February 19. Players can expect another thrilling day at the felt with the Kick Off event certain to crown its champion and the Mystery Bounty TWD 3M guaranteed joining the tournament floor.

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 Kick Off Event

The Kick Off event will see 48 players out of the 375 total entries return looking for glory and the TWD 547,000 (~$18,130) top prize. The player best to bring it home is Taiwan’s own Jung Chou Chen 陳榮州 who enters with a huge 696,000 stack / 116 BB.  Live updates will be running from start to finish right here on Somuchpoker.

Buy in: TWD 8,000 (~$265)
Guarantee: TWD 2,000,000 (~$65,260)
Entries: 375 (Flight A – 214, Flight B – 161)
Prize pool: TWD 2,619,000 (~$86,800)
ITM: 48 players

Top 5 in chips

Player 姓名 Flag Stack BB
Jung Chou Chen 陳榮州 Taiwan 696,000 116
Kai Hung Hu 胡凱閎 Taiwan 558000 93
Jia Xiang Li 李嘉祥 Taiwan 485,000 81
Wen Shan 單文 Taiwan 456,000 76
Kun Han Lee 李昆翰 Taiwan 436,000 73

Click here for full chip counts and payouts

Mystery Bounty TWD 3M guaranteed starts today!

Running side by side is the Mystery Bounty featuring at TWD 3,000,000 (~$99,400) guarantee. This is by far the trendiest head hunter event worldwide. For those new to the format, only players that reach the money round have a chance at bounty rewards. The bounty reward remains a secret until it is drawn. Buy in is TWD 10,000 (~$330). Players have four starting days to try to qualify for Day 2. The first two flights run today, Flight A at 1pm and Flight B at 5pm.

For those that sign up to Flight A, blinds increase every 25 minutes, registration closes at 4:40pm. For Flight B, blinds are slightly faster, increasing every 20 minutes with registration closing at 8pm.

Click the ePlayer guide for all the info

ZONG CHI HE 何宗奇 wins Turbo NLH

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Zong Chi He 何宗奇

Buy in: TWD 3,300 (~$110)
Entries: 85
Prize pool: TWD 222,600 (~$7,380)
ITM: 11 places

Payouts in TWD

1 Zong Chi He 何宗奇 Taiwan 71,800
2 Wu Hunghsiang 吳宏祥 Taiwan 43,400
3 Meng Ling Lin 林孟伶 Taiwan 27,000
4 Mingchang Hsiao 蕭明昌 Taiwan 18,300
5 Chi Jen Chu 朱啟仁 Taiwan 13,900
6 Jeffrey Tan Singapore 11,100
7 Win Sam 顏國陞 Taiwan 9,200
8 Teng Chang 張騰 Taiwan 7,800
9 Ting Chieh Yang 楊庭杰 Taiwan 7,200
10 Yusung Lee 李宇崧 Taiwan 6,700
11 Chen Yi Liu 劉甄詒 Taiwan 6,200
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Tricia David

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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