USOP: Poker2U Taiwan Series: MAIN EVENT starts today @1pm; 李書吟, 王淨加, Chris Chen win trophies


After five days of games, the U Series of Poker: Poker2U Taiwan Series underway at the Chinese Texas Hold’em Poker Association (CTP Club) in Taipei City opens with the MAIN EVENT! The star of the festival is highlighted by its TWD 10,000,000 (~$330,000) guaranteed prize pool. The event runs from February 15 to 19 with four chances to qualify for Day 2. Stay tuned to Somuchpoker as we bring you Live Updates on some of the day’s biggest hands.

Everything you need to know about the MAIN EVENT

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Wanna get your hands on that gold and silver plated trophy? Today’s qualifier lights up at 1pm. Buy in is TWD 20,000 (~$660).  This is the most affordable international event staged in Taiwan. For players that register, pay, and have their chips in play by the first shuffle, will automatically be eligible for Bubble Protection.

Players begin with a full 30,000 (300x opening round blinds). Blinds increase every 40 minutes. Registration closes at the start of Level 10. From there, remaining players continue until the money is reached / 12.5% of the field.

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Event results

Shuin Li 李書吟 wins the Ladies Event

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Shuin Li 李書吟

Shuin Li 李書吟 is the first USOP: Poker2U Taiwan Series Ladies Event champion! As the shortest stack at three handed, Shuin Li 李書吟 caught a lucky set with pocket Eights to survive and double through Maggie Chien Chih Weng 翁芊智 pocket Jacks. Li 李書吟 got lucky again against Weng 翁芊智 with Qs7h landing trips Sevens on a board running 10c7dKc7s2d to dust 8d8s.

Facing Billy Pi Ying Hsu  許必穎 at heads up, Li 李書吟 called Hsu’s 許必穎 shove on a flop Jd7d10s with Jc3d top pair. Hsu 許必穎 had 8d3h gutshot that failed to come on the turn 7c and river 6s.

Buy in: TWD 5,000 / TWD 10,000
Entries: 54
Prize pool: TWD 310,800 (~$10,240)
ITM: 7 places

Payouts in TWD

1 Shuin Li 李書吟 Taiwan 115,000
2 Pi Ying Hsu 許必穎 Taiwan 68,400
3 Chien Chih Weng 翁芊智 Taiwan 42,000
4 Chen Yi Liu 劉甄詒 Taiwan 29,500
5 Huawei Weiwei Lin 林華薇 Taiwan 23,300
6 Chijen Chu 朱啟仁 Taiwan 18,600
7 Future Ong Malaysia 14,000

CHRIS CHEN closes out the 7-Max Shot Clock

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Chris Chen

Chris Chen finally accomplished what he couldn’t at yesterday’s Bounty Hunter event when he finished 2nd to Cheng Chieh Wang 黃政傑. Chen outlasted a field of 60 entries at the 7-Max Shot Clock to pocket a cool TWD 339,500 (~$11,190). 

Buy in: TWD 18,000 (~$600)
Entries: 60
Prize pool: TWD 942,800 (~$31,070)
ITM: 8 places

Place Player 姓名 Flag Payout in TWD
1 Chris Chen Taiwan 339,500
2 Lin Nine Heng Taiwan 199,500
3 Chih Feng Li 李志峯 Taiwan 125,000
4 Cheli Lin 林哲立 Taiwan 84,800
5 Lee Ziang Malaysia 65,900
6 Duy Ho United States 51800
7 Cheng Chieh Yang 楊成傑 Taiwan 42400
8 Hon Cheong Lee 李翰鏘 Hong Kong 33900

CHING CHIA WANG 王淨加 wins PLO KO Bounty

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Ching Chia Wang 王淨加

Ching Chia Wang 王淨加 became the first multi winner of the series earning a second title at last night’s PLO KO Bounty. Wang 王淨加 first won the Short Deck event. He has now collected TWD 265,200 (~$8,740) in combined winnings.

Buy in: TWD 12,000 (~$395)
Entries: 85
Prize pool: TWD 635,500 (~$ 20,945
ITM: 10 places

Payouts in TWD

1 Ching Chia Wang 王淨加 Taiwan 204900
2 Yan Chen Jiang 江彥成 Taiwan 123900
3 Kristof Segers Belgium 77100
4 Chung Linag Kuo 郭俊良 Taiwan 52100
5 Sin Ren Chen 陳信任 Taiwan 39700
6 Shao Me Yang 楊紹宓 Taiwan 31800
7 Yutang Wang 王毓棠 Taiwan 26400
8 Fubang Huang 黃富邦 Taiwan 22200
8 Ori Kossonogi Israel 20500
9 Lee Kuang Hung 李光紘 Taiwan 19100
10 Tzu Yuan Fu 傅子袁 Taiwan 17800

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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