USOP: Poker2U Taiwan Series: Hot lineup today featuring High Roller 3M gtd and Ladies Event; Hon Cheong Lee, Isaac Phua, 傅子袁, 黃政傑, 王淨加 win trophies


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The inaugural USOP: Poker2U Taiwan Series underway at host venue Chinese Texas Hold’em Poker Association. has been packed to the hilt since kick off and it will only get bigger with plenty of events yet to be tabled. Today marks the halfway point. Nine events have already been conquered. The latest winners were Hon Cheong Lee, Joey Tzu Yuan Fu 傅子袁, Isaac Chern Chze, Cheng Chieh Huang 黃政傑, and Ching Chia Wang 王淨加. We have those results down below.

Trophy seekers will be thrilled at today’s Valentine’s Day lineup as it offers four unique events with  buy ins from TWD 5,000 (~$165) to TWD 66,000 (~$1,200). If you are looking to play your way into the upcoming festival highlight – which starts tomorrow – the first of three Main Event Satellites will also be running. Here’s a look at the schedule.

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Breaking it down, cards start flying at 1pm with the 7-Max Shot Clock. This type of event keeps everyone on their toes as players only have a limited 30-seconds to act. However, that can be extended with time banks. Players are given four 30-second time banks plus an additional two for those that reach the final table. Starting stack is 25,000, blinds go up every 25 minutes, registration closes at the start of Level 9. Buy in is TWD 18,000 (~$600).

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David Erquiaga

For players with bigger bankrolls, today’s games include the High Roller TWD 3,000,000 (~$99,300) guaranteed. As seen at yesterday’s Mini HR, international players and locals have already made their way for some early practice. You can expect last night’s champion Hong Kong’s Hon Cheong Lee, Taiwan’s Pete Yen Han Chen, Canada’s Niroshan Loganathan , and 2022 GPI National Philippines winner David Erquiaga in attendance. Players start with a deep 60,000 stack (150 BB) with blinds increasing at a steady 40 minute pace. Day 1 bags up at the end of Level 10, late registration closes in Day 2 at the start of Level 11. Buy in is TWD 66,000 (~$2,185). Cards in the air at 3pm.

Pot Limit Omaha enthusiasts are also covered in today’s festivities with the PLO KO Bounty taking place at 4pm. Buy in is TWD 12,000 (~$400).

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At 6pm the festival brings you the Ladies Event!  For all the ladies that love poker, come on over and take on the challenge. Be the first one to win this exclusive title! As bonus, TWO TROPHIES will be awarded to the champion which can be given as a gift to that special someone this Valentine’s Day. Buy in is TWD 5,000 (~$165) for ladies and a pricier TWD 10,000 (~$330) for the gents.

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Mystery Bounty treasure chest

Also taking place is the exciting conclusion of the Mystery Bounty with six players returning to try to draw the TWD 500,000 top prize from the treasure chest. Five players are guaranteed a minimum TWD 100,000, Kuan Han Chen 陳冠翰 is guaranteed TWD 200,000 for his two draws.

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

Event results

HON CHEONG LEE wins Mini High Roller title

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Hon Cheong Lee

Deja vu for Hong Kong’s Hon Cheong Lee who took down last night’s Mini High Roller title after outlasting Belgium’s Kristof Segers at heads up. This is a familiar moment for Lee who won the WPT Prime Taiwan Super High Roller in November last year.

Buy in: TWD 33,000 (~$1,100)
Entries: 45
Prize pool: TWD 1,309,500 (~$43,360)
ITM: 7 places

Place Player 姓名 Flag Payout in TWD
1 Hon Cheong Lee Hong Kong 412,600
2 Kristof Segers Belgium 297,900
3 Niroshan Canada 189,900
4 Chih Feng Li 李志峯 Taiwan 144,000
5 Yungyu Chen 陳永裕 Taiwan 111,300
6 Ayata Saito Japan 85100
7 Ming Juen Teoh Malaysia 68700

JOEY TZU YUAN FU 傅子袁 wins the Bubble Rush

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Tzu Yuan Fu 傅子袁

Buy in: TWD 5,000 (~$165)
Entries: 26
Prize pool: TWD 166,500 (~$5,510)
ITM: 5 places

Place Player 姓名 Flag Payout in TWD
1 Tzu Yuan Fu 傅子袁 Taiwan 68,300
2 Zachary Duce Australia 41,600
3 Yu Tang Wang 王毓棠 Taiwan 25,000
4 Cheng Chieh Yang 楊成傑 Taiwan 18,300
5 Mark Gruendemann Ireland 13,300


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Isaac Chern Chze Phua

Buy in: TWD 3,300 (~$110)
Entries: 142
Prize pool: ₫371,900 (~$12,300)
ITM: 18 places

Place Player 姓名 Flag Payout in TWD
1 Isaac Chern Chze Phua Malaysia 66,600
2 Chin Hao Weng 翁璟豪 Taiwan 57,300
3 Meng Hsun Lin 林孟勳 Taiwan 45,200
4 Chih Feng Li 李志峯 Taiwan 42,500
5 Chen Wei Ting 陳韋廷 Taiwan 38,400
6 Chen Yi Liu 劉甄詒 Taiwan 15200
7 Fuhau Lai Malaysia 13200
8 Yuan Hsu Lee 李元旭 Taiwan 11700
9 Future Ong Malaysia 10400
10 Elvis Elvis Malaysia 9100
11 Peng Sen Wu 吳鵬森 Taiwan 9100
12 Pei Lung Cheng 鄭焙隆 Taiwan 9100
13 Chih Cheng Chen 陳致成 Taiwan 7900
14 Tsung Ying Lee 李宗英 Taiwan 7900
15 Szu Wei Chiu 邱思維 Taiwan 7900
16 Anton Zhen Zhao Australia 6800
17 You Da Tsai 蔡侑達 Taiwan 6800
18 Lee Kun Han 李昆翰 Taiwan 6800

CHENG CHIEH HUANG 黃政傑 holds his head high at the Bounty Hunter

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Cheng Chieh Huang

Buy in: TWD 12,000 (~$400)
Entries: 130
Prize pool: TWD 971,900 (~$32,180)
ITM: 17 places

Place Player 姓名 Flag Payout in TWD
1 Cheng Chieh Huang 黃政傑 Taiwan 274,600
2 Chris Chen 陳炫堯 Taiwan 173,800
3 Chia Chaing Ko 柯家翔 Taiwan 103,100
4 Chien Hua Lo 羅健華 Taiwan 63,200
5 Shuin Li 李書吟 Taiwan 48,200
6 Phuah Yi Yuan Singapore 40900
7 Tzuyuan Fu 傅子袁 Taiwan 35400
8 Kurt Chun Han Lin 林君翰 Taiwan 31100
9 Pei Lung Cheng 鄭焙隆 Taiwan 27400
10 Chian Huang 黃謙 Taiwan 24300
11 Feng Wen Chen 陳豐文 Taiwan 24300
12 Yenpo Chen 陳彥博 Taiwan 24300
13 Keng Yong Tan Singapore 21300
14 An Deaho South Korea 21300
15 Yan Chen Jiang 江彥辰 Taiwan 21300
16 Shengfu Yu 游勝富 Taiwan 18700
17 Yun Li 李昀 Taiwan 18700

CHING CHIA WANG 王淨加 claims the Short Deck title

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Ching Chia Wang 王淨加

Buy in: TWD 3,300 (~$110)
Entries: 64
Prize pool: TWD 167,600 (~$5,550)
ITM: 7 places

Place Player 姓名 Flag Payout in TWD
1 Ching Chia Wang 王淨加 Taiwan 60,300
2 Hsiao Wei Wu 吳孝維 Taiwan 35,500
3 Cheng Yi Ho 何承益 Taiwan 22,200
4 Patrick Liang Taiwan 15,100
5 Yong Hing Foo Malaysia 11,700
6 Peng Sen Wu 吳鵬森 Taiwan 9200
7 Tung Yang Lin Australia 7600
8 Yih Chia Shaw 邵詣嘉 Taiwan 6000

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 kicked off on February 10 at the Chinese Texas Hold’em Poker Association (CTP Club) in Taipei City and runs 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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