USOP: Poker2U Taiwan Series draws 249 Mystery Bounty hunters; Anton Lu bags big; last two flights today; Chung Yi Ho wins Hyper Turbo


Welcome to Day 3 of the U Series of Poker: Poker2U Taiwan Series! The ten-day live festival opened on February 10 at the Chinese Texas Hold’em Poker Association (CTP Club) in Taipei City, Taiwan and runs through February 19. For those that missed the opening festivities, Taiwan’s Ching Wei Chen ‘Carter’ 陳靖惟 shipped the Kick Off event and fellow countryman Chung Yi Ho 何崇義 picked up a trophy at the evening’s Hyper Turbo.

Today’s highlight is the Mystery Bounty which features a rich TWD 3,000,000 (~$99,430) guarantee. This is one million more than the Kick Off event. Yesterday, Day 1A and Day 1B attracted a combined 249 entries with 26 players advancing to Day 2. Only two starters left on schedule, both will run today. Day 1C starts at 1pm and Day 1D starts at 5pm. Buy in is TWD 10,000 (~$330). Read up on the details and previous starting day results down below.

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Anton Lu

End of Day 1A – 15 players

Anton Zhen Zhao Lu Australia 827,000
Kar Hou Lim 林家浩 Malaysia 512,000
Chien Chih Weng 翁芊智 Taiwan 411,000
Beng Wei Lim 林銘威 Malaysia 333,000
Sin Ren Chen 陳信任 Taiwan 320,000
Wei Hsun Chen 陳韋勳 Taiwan 208,000
Yung Lung Xiao 蕭詠隆 Taiwan 164,000
Yu Sen Chu 朱宇森 Taiwan 132,000
Wei Zhou 鄒緯 Taiwan 129,000
Yu Sheng Lin 林祐聖 Taiwan 126,000
Hang Wei Yeh 葉紘瑋 Taiwan 116,000
Tzu Yuan Fu 傅子袁 Taiwan 110,000
Feng Wen Chen 陳豐文 Taiwan 89,000
Mao Lin Yu 游茂林 Taiwan 82,000
Ori Kossonogi 李宗英 Israel 17,000

Day 1A drew 146 entries with 15 players (12.5%) advancing to Day 2. Australia’s Anton Lu (pictured above) had a stellar day on the felt, delivering knockout after knockout that included Filipino pro David Erquiaga with pocket Fives beating pocket Threes. Lu bagged up an enormous 827,000 in chips, to close as heat leader.

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Maggie Chien Chih Weng 翁芊智

Also through to the money round, though not with much, was Israel’s Ori Kossonogi who doubled up during the bubble round only to lose most of it to Taiwan’s Maggie Chien Chih Weng 翁芊智. It was a classic flip, Kossonogi AsKs, Weng QdQs, and the board 7sJhQc8h7c. The end of day came about when Malaysia’s Kar Hou Lim eliminated a player on the bubble with AcAh dominating JhJd. Lim bagged up the second largest stack of Day 1A.

Over at Day 1B, 106 took on the challenge and in six hours it wrapped up seeing Luke Kuang Hung Lee booted on the bubble with Ace-Queen over Ace-Jack. Racking up the largest was Malaysia’s Cheng Jing Lin 林成旌 with 548,000 in chips. Other notable survivors were Pot Limit Omaha specialist Kristof Segers and one of Taiwan’s top pros,  Pete Yen Han Chen 陳彥翰.

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Cheng Jing Lin 林成旌

End of Day 1B – 11 players

Cheng Jing Lin 林成旌 Malaysia 548,000
Zachary Duce Australia 394,000
Cheng Chzeh Yang 楊成傑 Taiwan 366,000
Shih Wei Hou 侯世偉 Taiwan 328,000
Yueh Chiao Yang 楊岳樵 Taiwan 278,000
Segers Kristof Belgium 192,000
Yen Han Chen 陳彥翰 Taiwan 138,000
Yew Tong Liew Malaysia 134,000
You Da Tsai 蔡侑達 Taiwan 101,000
Szu Ting Yeh 葉思廷 Taiwan 99,000
Chao Ting Cheng 鄭兆廷 Taiwan 67,000

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CHUNG YI HO 何崇義 wins the Hyper Turbo NLH

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Chung Yi Ho 何崇義

One of Taiwan’s up and coming players, Chung Yi Ho 何崇義 outshined at the evening’s Hyper Turbo NLH. He bested a field of 137 entries to capture the trophy and TWD 100,400 (~$3,330). Last year, Ho ventured outside of Taiwan for the first time and had a lucrative Poker Dream High Roller, finishing 2nd at the High Roller for a whopping  ~US$ 60,970, his first ever five figure score.

Buy in: TWD 3,300 (~$110)
Entries: 137
Prize pool: TWD 358,800 (~$11,890)
ITM: 12 places

Payouts in TWD

Place Name 姓名 Flag Payouts in TWD
1 Chung Yi Ho 何崇義 Taiwan 100,400
2 Chris Chen 陳炫堯 Taiwan 63,200
3 Alex Wong Malaysia 37,500
4 Shuin Li 李書吟 Taiwan 22,700
5 Vitto Jeevanji Reunion 17,600
6 Pi Ying Hsu 許必穎 Taiwan 14,800
7 Ariuntemvvjin Mongolia 12,800
8 Chien Te Lee 李建德 Taiwan 11,400
9 Baldan Lkhagva Mongolia 10,000
10 Yu Hoi Chan 陳禹凱 Hong Kong 8,700
11 Tsai Feng Liu 劉蔡豐 Taiwan 8,700
12 Yu Tang Hu 胡毓棠 Taiwan 8700
13 Liwei Sun 孫立偉 Taiwan 7,600
14 Chia Yu Lin 林家宇 Taiwan 7,600
15 Tj Tj Mongolia 7,600
16 Anton Lu Australia 6,500
16 Kaihsiang Lee 李愷翔 Taiwan 6,500
18 Komane Posuwan Thailand 6,500

More action ahead so stay tuned to Somuchpoker as we bring you daily recaps and highlights of the ongoing series. The inaugural USOP: Poker2U Taiwan Series is ongoing at the CTP Club until February 19, 2023. For photos, head to the Somuchpoker News & Event Coverage facebook page.

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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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