Chi Jen Chen wins APL Taiwan Main Event for NT$ 1,278,500, Steve Yea takes down the High Roller

The Asia Poker League Taiwan festival has come to a conclusion. The festival took place from April 20th to  April 28th at the CTP Club in Taipei.

A Main Event champion had been crowned and more trophies have found new owners in several side events.

Read our first report from the festival here.

Chi Jen Chen  wins the Main Event

The NT$ 22,000 (~US$ 713) APL Taiwan Main Event had a total of 298 entries over three starting days.

92 of those made it into Day 2. The bubble burst when 38 were left and the final 9 returned on 27th April to battle it out for glory, trophy and prize money.

The Final 9

The Final 9

The nine finalists returned with Chi Jen Chen leading the field and Si Yang Phua being the short stack. However, it was Liang Chih Ying, who had started the day 4th in chips, who was the first player out and Si Yang Phua in turn ended up finishing 4th.

Chi Jen Chen started the day in front and he finished the day in front as well, securing himself a stunning trophy and a NT$ 1,278,500 (~US$ 41,474) payday.

Chi Jen Chen

 Final table payouts

1 – Chi Jen Chen – NT$ 1,278,500 (~US$ 41,474) – Taiwan
2 – Lee Chin Feng – NT$ 897,000 (~US$ 29,098) – Taiwan
3 – Chou Chun An – NT$ 576,800 (~US$ 18,711) – Taiwan
4 – Phua Si Yang – NT$ 362,000 (~US$ 11,743) – Singapore
5 – Chou Ming Nam – NT$ 279,400 (~US$ 9,063) – Taiwan
6 – Jeong Gyu Cho – NT$ 231,300 (~US$ 7,503) – Korea
7 – Kwon Eun Ho – NT$ 194,400 (~US$ 6,306) – Korea
8 – Chan Ho Park – NT$ 159,800 (~US$ 5,183) – Korea
9 – Liang Chih Ying – NT$ 127,900 (~US$ 4,149) – Taiwan

Steve Yea  takes down the High Roller

Fresh from a 3rd place finish the WPT LAPC Championship that earned him last month $ 201,650 Korean pro Steve Yea topped a field of 23 entries to claim victory in the NT$ 55,000 High Roller event. This victory brought him NT$ 557,800 (~USD 18,000) payday. It’s his the 2nd High Roller victory of the year on the Asian circuit. Steve Yea has been already crowned champion in the APT Kickoff High Rollers 2 which took place in Ho Chi Minh City last January.

Steve Yea
Steve Yea


1 – Steve Yea  – NT$ 557,800 (~US$ 18,051) – Korea
2 – Kong Seung Su  – NT$ 334,700 (~US$ 10,830) – Korea
3 – Heung Wayne  – NT$ 223,800 (~US$ 7,241) – Hong Kong

Side Events – Key Results

NLH Turbo 2

Buy-in: NT$ 8,800
Total entries: 24
Winner: Tan Eng Chong from Malaysia for NT$ 93,100 (~US$ 3,020)

Tan Eng Chong

Deep Stack Turbo

Buy-in: 7,700
Total entries: 23
Winner: Hsin Jer Lee from Taiwan for NT$ 78,100 (~US$ 2,533)

Hsin Jer Lee format
Hsin Jer Lee

Deep Stack Hyper Turbo

Buy-in: 7,700
Total entries: 44
Winner: Luke Lee from Taiwan

Luke Lee
Luke Lee

No-limit Hold’em BB Ante

Buy-in: 8,800
Total entries: 98
Winner: Cheng Chao Ting from Taiwan for NT$ 231,900 (~US$ 7,522)

Cheng Chao Ting
Cheng Chao Ting

Special NLH Turbo

Buy-in: 8,800
Total entries: 21
Winner: Chun Ho Edward Yam from Hong Kong for NT$ 81,500 (~US$ 2,643)

Chun Ho Edward Yam
Chun Ho Edward Yam

KO Bounty 2

Buy-in: 8,800
Total entries: 84
Winner: Jen Yen Chien from Taiwan for NT$ 156,000 (~US$ 5,060)

Jen Yen Chien
Jen Yen Chien

Hyper Turbo 2

Buy-in: 5,500
Total entries: 26
Winner: Wu Chia Yun from Taiwan for NT$ 56,700 (~US$ 1,839)

Wu Chia Yun
Wu Chia Yun


Buy-in: 7,700
Total entries: 30
Winner: Wang Shih Ciao from Taiwan for NT$ 91,700 (~USD 2,974)

Wang Shih Ciao format
Wang Shih Ciao

Coming next: APL Vietnam

The next APL festival will take place in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam from 9th to 20th May.

More: Asia Poker League Ho Chi Minh City 2019 Schedule

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