Everything you need to know about the USD 1 Million guaranteed WPT Prime Taiwan MAIN EVENT – August 17 to 21 at  Asia Poker Arena


In a couple of days the spotlight will shine on the World Poker Tour (WPT) Prime Taiwan’s crown jewel, the esteemed MAIN EVENT! With one week of pre-games already in the bag, the upcoming highlight has drawn plenty of interest with players from all over already at the scene and eager for a piece of the USD 1,000,000 guaranteed prize pool. This is the largest tournament prize pool presented by the brand in Taiwan and it is scheduled to run from August 17 to 21, 2023 at the newly opened Asia Poker Arena in Taipei City.

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Since the introduction of WPT Prime last year, the young tour has quickly expanded from five stops to twelve stops this year. Taiwan is the tenth in the calendar and it is the last one for the season in Asia. Like all other Prime events, the champion will be awarded a WPT World Championship ticket worth USD 10,400 for Season XXI, the WPT value-adds airfare and accommodation.

Date: August 17 to 21, 2023
Buy in: TWD 33,000 (~USD 1,030)
Guarantee: USD 1,000,000
Day 1A: Thursday, August 17 at 11:30am
Day 1B: Friday. August 18 at 11:30am
Day 1C: Saturday, August 19 at 11:30am

Day 2: Sunday, August 20 at 11:30am
Day 3: Monday, August 21 at 11:30am

As for past champions, WPT Prime Cambodia Season XX winner David Erquiaga got an early start and has already cashed at a couple of side games. 2019 WPT DeepStacks Vietnam champion Vincent Chauve has also been spotted but has yet to get on the board. Of course, Taiwan’s own Pete Yen Han Chen (WPT Beijing 2016) won’t miss out on the action right on home soil. Chen has also cashed at the side events.

Main Event incentives

2023 marks the CTP’s 8th year in the business and to share its good fortune, the club has announced two promotions for WPT Prime Taiwan players.

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  • The first 150 players seated at Level 1 of Main Event Day 1A will receive a voucher worth TWD 3,000 which can be used towards side events
  • 3 Card NLH Flipout Freeroll for TWD 5,000 vouchers that can be used towards Main Event Day 1B entry. Starts at 10:30am on Friday, August 18

If the ongoing festival is a good indicator of what lies ahead, then expect record numbers as is the trend. Since kick off day, all key events have completely shattered guarantees:

  • Main Event Warm Up 3M guarantee – 635 entries – TWD 5,389,600 ~(USD 169,400) prize pool
  • Mystery Bounty 5M guarantee – 692 entries – TWD 10,068,600 (~USD 314,900) prize pool
  • 8 Max Championship 2M guarantee – 308 entries – TWD 5,975,200 (~USD 186,875) prize pool

CTP Asia Poker Arena

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In 2018-2019, Taiwan emerged as the newest hotspot for live poker festivals. International brands poured in to venue Chinese Texas Hold’em Poker Association (CTP) in Taipei until the pandemic hit. Despite the drawback, poker events continued to run and as soon as borders opened it was busier than ever that in May 2023, the CTP opened the Asia Poker Arena. The poker room is the biggest in Asia, and according to the owner David Tai, it can accommodate up to 65 tables.


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Tricia David

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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