J88Poker Tour Taiwan hosts NT$60,000 Mixed Game Team Event

The J88Poker Tour Taiwan is once again calling for action from 29th March to 3rd April 2019. The Main Event boasts a guaranteed NT$5 million and will be held at the Chinese Texas Hold’em Poker Association (CTP) in Taipei, Taiwan.

The winner of the J88Poker Tour Taiwan Main Event will also receive entry to the $10,000 World Series of Poker Main Event in Las Vegas this year and a special-designed golden bracelet.

But eyes are not just on the Main Event. Amongst other side events, J88Poker will also host the NT$60,000 buy-in Team Event (US$1,946). Up to 24 teams will battle it out in four different variants: NL Hold’em, PL Omaha, Hold’em Hyper and Short Deck.

TeamEvent action shot
Teams Event

Teams have to register beforehands for this 3-day Mixed Game event, representing their city or their country. The last edition of this event had 21 teams participating, which generated a prize pool of NT$1,260,000

Teams announced so far

Here are four notable teams that have registered so far. Registration for teams is still open.

Team GoodFold – Team Korea

Team 1

HakDo Kim (Captain)
InKyu Choi
HyunJin Kim
Luis Kim

Team 鬍桃夾子 – Team Hong Kong

Team 4

Sparrow Cheung (Captain)
Stephen Lai
Edward Yam
Alan Lau

Team OT之正義連線 – Team Taiwan

Team 2

Lin Chen An (Captain)

Team 3Bet Monkey – Team Asia

Team 3

Justin Shin (Captain)
Yamaoka Daihei
JongYeol Lee
Eugene Co

How does the Team Event work?

Team Event structure

Each team consists of 4 players and each player is choosing the game type they will play out of NL Hold’em, PL Omaha, Hold’em Hyper and Short Deck in Day 1 and Day 2.

Day 1 will be played on 29th March from 12:00 to 16:00 with each table playing a single variant. Out of the 24 teams, the top 6 in chip rankings will automatically move on to Day 2. But teams 7-18 will have a second chance in the Resurrection Round from 16:30 to 18:30 on the same day. They will play on as before, but scoring will be done with a points system.

The top two teams of Day 1 will receive a cherry on top with J88 Main Event tickets for the first team and J88 Cup tickets for the second team.

The 9 teams returning for Day 2 on 31st March will play a similar structure as in Day 1 and rankings will be done using the points scoring system.

More: Points scoring system + structure details

Day 3, the final day on 1st April, will be fought out by the top 3 teams of Day 2. On this day, the structure will change, with rotating variants every level. The team members playing will be able to discuss every action with their teammates though and so draw on the combined knowledge of their group.

Coverage of the event will be available on Somuchpoker.com

More: J88Poker Taiwan Festival Schedule

For registrations and additional information



Louis Hartwell

Graduated in Media Communication at the University of Lausanne, Louis Hartman is a co-founder of somuchpoker.com. He began his career in Cambodia as freelance journalist. In same time he was making his living by playing poker every night at that time. Intense learner, he read dozens of poker strategy books to improve his skills during many years. With a strong interest about poker "behind the scene" in Asia and his communication skills, Louis launched Somuchpoker in 2014.

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