USOP: Poker2U Taiwan Series: Chih Wei Fan 范植威 wins the High Roller for TWD 1.1M (~$37,640); David Erquiaga lifts PLO trophy

At yesterday’s games, two players emerged the newest U Series of Poker: Poker2U Taiwan Series side event champions. Taiwan’s Chih Wei Fan 范植威 shipped the TWD 3M guaranteed High Roller event and USOP Ambassador David Erquiaga closed out the Pot Limit Omaha. That brings the total champion tally to 14 with Taiwan’s Ching Chia Wang 王淨加 crowned at two events.

CHIH WEI FAN ships the High Roller for TWD 1,142,200M (~$37,640)

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Chih Wei Fan 范植威

The High Roller event was a two-day affair with registration open for one final level at the start of Day 2. This drew a strong 66 entry field for a guarantee crushing prize pool of TWD 3,905,200 (~$128,700).

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Murat Yesniyazov

Bringing in the chip lead from Day 1 was Kazakhstan’s Murat Yesniyazov however as the bubble neared, he was nowhere to be found. Mini High Roller champion Hon Cheong Lee enjoyed a doubled up off David Erquiaga to stay in the running but not the case for one Malaysian player who met his end on the bubble with Fan 王淨加 delivering the harsh blow. It was Ace-Queen dominating Ace-Eight.

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From there, it took another six hours for Fan to ship it. He 王淨加 defeated Australia’s Anton Lu in a grueling heads up match to bring home his fifth High Roller career title and career best TWD 1,142,000 (~$37,640) payout.

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Buy in: TWD 66,000 (~$2,175)
Guarantee: TWD 3,000,000 (~$99,000
Entries: 66
Prize pool: TWD 3,905,200 (~$128,700)
ITM: 9 places

Place Player 姓名 Flag Payout in TWD
1 Chih Wei Fan 范植威 Taiwan 1,142,200
2 Anton Zhen Zhao Lu Australia 820,100
3 Peng Sen Wu 吳鵬森 Taiwan 533,100
4 Ta Wei Tou 竇大衛 Taiwan 402,200
5 Chi Jen Chu 朱啟仁 Taiwan 312,400
6 Hon Cheong Lee 李漢鏘 Hong Kong 242100
7 David Erquiaga Philippines 191400
8 Keng Yong Tan Singapore 148400
9 Wai Kiat Lee Malaysia 113300

DAVID ERQUIAGA claims coveted trophy at Pot Limit Omaha

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David Erquiaga

2022 GPI National Philippines and USOP Ambassador David Erquiaga came out to win a trophy and he did just that at the Pot Limit Omaha event. Erquiaga was backed by a big stack entering the final table and carried it deep, defeating Sian Zong Huang at heads up. Impressively, this was Erquiaga’s second final table of the series and both on the same day. 

Buy in: TWD 6,000 (~$210)
Entries: 105
Prize pool: TWD 550,000 (~$18,130)
ITM: 14 places

Place Player 姓名 Flag Payout in TWD
1 David Erquiaga Philippines 165,000
2 Sian Zong Huang 黃獻榮 Taiwan 101,700
3 Tzu  Yuan Fu 傅子袁 Taiwan 61,000
4 Yu Shen Cheng 鄭宇坤 Taiwan 39,900
5 Sing Yeung Hung 洪星楊 Hong Kong 30,800
6 Zong Chi He 何宗奇 Taiwan 25300
7 You Da Tsai 蔡侑達 Taiwan 21500
8 Sukumar United 18700
9 Yusung Lee 李宇崧 Taiwan 16500
10 Duy Ho United States 14600
11 Chung Yi Ho 何崇義 Taiwan 14600
12 Ta Wei Tou 竇大衛 Taiwan 14600
13 Chingchia Wang 王淨加 Taiwan 12900
14 Ori Kossonogi 陳信任 Israel 12900

Event champions to date

Champions 姓名 Flag Event Entries Prize pool Payout
Ching Wei Chen ‘Carter’ 陳靖惟 Taiwan Kick Off 375 2,619,000 547,000
Zong Chi He 何宗奇 Taiwan Turbo NLH 85 222,600 71,800
Kuan Han Chen 陳冠翰 Taiwan Mystery Bounty 534 4,661,900 450,000
Chung Yi Ho 何崇義 Taiwan Hyper Turbo 137 358,800 100,400
Tzu Yuan Fu 傅子袁 Taiwan Bubble Rush 26 166,500 68,300
Isaac Chern Chze Phua Malaysia Turbo NLH 142 371,900 66,600
Cheng Chieh Wang 黃政傑 Taiwan Bounty Hunter 130 971,900 274,600
Hon Cheong Lee Hong Kong Mini High Roller 45 1,309,500 412,600
Ching Chia Wang 王淨加 Taiwan Short Deck 64 167,600 60,300
Chris Chen Taiwan 7-Max Shot Clock 60 942,800 339,500
Chih Wei Fan 范植威 Taiwan High Roller 66 3,905,200 1,142,200
Ching Chia Wang 王淨加 Taiwan PLO KO Bounty 85 633,500 204,900
Shuin Lee 李書吟 Taiwan Ladies Event 54 310,800 115,000
David Erquiaga Philippines Pot Limit Omaha 105 550,000 165,000

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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