USOP: Poker2U-Taiwan Series: Kuan Han Chen 陳冠翰 captures career first live title at the Mystery Bounty


Taiwan’s Kuan Han Chen 陳冠翰 entered Day 2 of the Mystery Bounty with just 15 BB, seven and a half hours later, he was crowned the USOP: Poker2U Taiwan Series’ newest champion. Chen 陳冠翰 defeated USA’s Michael Kravitz at heads up to claim his first ever live title and trophy along with the TWD 450,000 (~$14,900) winner’s purse. Read up on his race to victory via the Live Updates.

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Kuan Han Chen 陳冠翰

In addition, Chen 陳冠翰 collected the most bounties, eight in total with six amounting to a combined TWD 98,000 (~$3,245). Coming tomorrow, Chen 陳冠翰 will redeem the other two mystery rewards that will gain him anywhere from TWD 200K to a maximum of TWD 700K.

Final table payouts in TWD

1 Kuan Han Chen 陳冠翰 Taiwan 450,000
2 Michael Kravitz USA 312,000
3 Wei Hsun Chen 陳韋勳 Taiwan 200,000
4 Shou Dien Chen 陳守鈿 Taiwan 134,000
5 Elvis Cheng Jing Lim 林成旌 Malaysia 103,000
6 Tse Paul Lee 李詩堡 Malaysia 88,000
7 Jack Beng Wei Lim 林銘威 Malaysia 73,000
8 Cheng Chzeh Yang 楊成傑 Taiwan 58,000
9 Kar Hou Lim 林家浩 Malaysia 45,100

CLICK HERE for the complete Payouts

Mystery Bounty recap

The Mystery Bounty was the second event featuring a guarantee. It kicked off with four starting flights over two days to generate a sizable 534 entries. This was more than plenty to boost the prize pool to TWD 4,661,900 (~$154,390). Day 2 opened with 56 players in the money, each one eligible for mystery bounty rewards.

Buy in: TWD 10,000 (~$330)
Guarantee: TWD 3,000,000 (~$99,350)
Entries: 534
Prize pool: TWD 4,661,900 (~$154,390)
ITM: 56 players

CLICK HERE for the Day 2 lineup and Day 1 chip counts

Day 2 took off in lightning pace as numerous short stacks were booted within minutes. Joining the fallouts was big stacked Nien Heng Li 李念恆 who entered with a sizable 35 BB stack only to lose it in one go to Tse Paul Lee 李詩堡 with AdKs unable to improve against KcKd. Lee 李詩堡 became the first player to cross over the million marker.

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Tse Paul Lee 李詩堡

Unlike Day 1, the entering top two, Australia’s Anton Lu and WSOP Online bracelet holder Aaron Siyang Phua, both had difficulty collecting chips at Day 2 to eventually fall 28th and 25th. Not the case for Taiwanese pro Pete Yen Han Chen 陳彥翰 and Kuan Han Chen 陳冠翰. Both players entered with 15 BB and carried it deep. Pete missed the final table by one spot, finishing 10th, while Kuan carried in 40 BB.

Final table race

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First to go was short stacked Kar Hou Lim 林家浩 who lost on a three-way. Lee 李詩堡 cleaned out the next two, Cheng Chzeh Yang  楊成傑 (8th) and Beng Wei Lim 林銘威 (7th), and seemed to be on a trajectory to take it all the way. However, the succeeding showdowns were not in Lee’s 李詩堡 favor, paying out two double ups before crashing out to Kuan Han Chen 陳冠翰 in 6th place.

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Kuan Han Chen 陳冠翰

Kuan Han Chen’s 陳冠翰 momentum continued, eliminating Cheng Jing Lim 林成旌 (5th) and Shou Dien Chen 陳守鈿 simultaneously to amass over half of the chips in play.  The leader then set his sights on Kravitz with 10c10d dominating 7s7h but the American was granted a lucky one card flush 5h8hQs2hQh to survive.

Not the case though for Wei Hsun Chen 陳韋勳 with Ace-Ten overcards unable to crack Kuan Han Chen’s 陳冠翰 pocket Nines. This brought about heads up with Chen 陳冠翰 ahead 66 BB to Kravitz’s 41 BB.

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With both players deep, the race lasted three levels (30 mins per level). During that time, Kravitz bagged a double up with AsKs, spiking the Ace to beat Chen’s 陳冠翰 6s6d. On the next called shove, ranks reversed again. Chen’s 陳冠翰 2d2s held against Ad5d to balloon to 76 BB as Kravitz plunged to 20 BB. Two hands later, Chen 陳冠翰 finished off Kravitz to capture his first ever live career title. 

Mystery Bounty – Top prize winners

Player Draws
Kuan Han Chen 陳冠翰 2
Leopold Godefroy 1
Zachary Duce 1
Chu Yu Sen 朱宇森 1
Tse Paul Lee 李詩堡 1
Cheng Jing Lim 林祐聖 1
Top prizes Rewards
500,000 x1
200,000 x2
150,000 x1
100,000 x3

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 Chinese Texas Hold’em Poker Association (CTP Club) in Taipei City 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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