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Poker Dream Taiwan 2023: Live Updates


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Taiwan Open – Live Updates – Chip Counts

Buy in: TWD 4,000 (~USD 132)  – 164 entries
Buy in: TWD 8,000 (~USD 264) – 288 entries
Total Entries: 452
Prize pool: TWD 2,526,600 (~USD 82,220)
Total ITM round: 57 players

Final table

Cheuk Him Tsang
1,800,000
Ting Yao Lin 1,700,000
Ka Shung Tsang 1,200,000
Wei Hsin Yu 1,100,000
Yeh Yi Chen 935,000
Wai Loon Ng 890,000
Nien Heng Li 705,000
Eli Chang 515,000
Philip Wang 445,000

Day 2 – 55 players

Rank Player Flag Stack
1 Tsang Cheuk Him Hong Kong 461,000
2 Chee Kar Wee Malaysia 435,000
3 Shih Yang Hsin Taiwan 408,000
4 Geronimo Justin Jerome Philippines 369,000
5 Lee Wei Wen Taiwan 316,000
6 Lai Wei Chun Taiwan 305,000
7 Kiwanont Sukhum Thailand 284,000
8 Tsang Ka Shun Hong Kong 282,000
9 Chang Eli United States 276,000
10 Li Nien Heng Taiwan 235,000
11 Tu Chia Hui Taiwan 231,000
12 Lin Hung Gheng Taiwan 229,000
13 Weng Yi Ming Taiwan 225,000
14 Oh Sumin Korea, South 201,000
15 Huang Pin Hao Taiwan 196,000
16 Yu Wei Hsin Taiwan 190,000
17 Hung Chien Hsiang Taiwan 185,000
18 Tan Inkuei Taiwan 185,000
19 Liu Jia Yu Taiwan 180,000
20 Hou Chunyao Taiwan 178,000
21 Lam Pak Chuen Burton Hong Kong 173,000
22 Tsai Chia Te Taiwan 172,000
23 Shih Pei Chih Taiwan 168,000
24 Li Chen Wei Taiwan 167,000
25 Wang Philip King Chung Taiwan 145,000
26 Pan She Long Taiwan 140,000
27 Wong Ho Shing Hong Kong 140,000
28 Chi Wang Taiwan 136,000
29 You Hong Wen Taiwan 134,000
30 Liu Po Chun Taiwan 132,000
31 Tsang Dicky Siu Hang Hong Kong 131,000
32 Chen Tzu Shiang Taiwan 130,000
33 Li Yun Taiwan 130,000
34 Yeh Yi Chen Taiwan 126,000
35 Lew Ern Hsien Malaysia 123,000
36 Chiang Chih Hsuan Taiwan 120,000
37 Yong Wai Keong Malaysia 119,000
38 Ho Yao Yu Taiwan 112,000
39 Chan Hung Pun Hong Kong 107,000
40 Wang Hung Kai Taiwan 104,000
41 Hsu Kai Cheng Taiwan 100,000
42 Lai Taiwan 100,000
43 Ng Wai Loon Malaysia 98,000
44 Lee Huai Sheng Taiwan 96,000
45 Lin Ting Yao Taiwan 95,000
46 Tan Chan Yew Ken Singapore 93,000
47 Chuang Kai Lun Taiwan 89,000
48 Lian Herry Germany 88,000
49 Tu Ti Wei Taiwan 75,000
50 Chogo Kento Japan 71,000
51 Lee Ruo Tian Taiwan 70,000
52 Kong Chen Ming Malaysia 58,000
53 Lam Wai Kin Hong Kong 58,000
54 Tseng Wen Yi Taiwan 40,000
55 Teow Roger Hong Kong 39,000

Taiwan Open – Payouts

Buy in: TWD 4,000 (~USD 132)  – 164 entries
Buy in: TWD 8,000 (~USD 264) – 288 entries
Total Entries: 452
Prize pool: TWD 2,526,600 (~USD 82,220)
Total ITM round: 55 players

*Heads up payout deal

Rank Player Flag Payouts in TWD
1 Philip Wang Taiwan 397,500*
2 Ting Yao Lin 390,000*
3 Ka Shun Tsang Hong Kong 218,200
4 Cheuk Him Tsang Hong Kong 175,600
5 Eli Chang USA 137,800
6 Nien Heng Li Taiwan 105,700
7 Wei Hsin Yu Taiwan 81,400
8 Wai Loon Ng Malaysia 59,600
9 Yeh Yi Chen Taiwan 48,300
10 Yang Hsin Shih Taiwan 39,900
11 Wei Chun Lai Taiwan 39,900
12 Wai Keong Yong Malaysia 34,600
13 Jia Yu Liu Taiwan 34,600
14 Kuan Jhong Lai Taiwan 31,000
15 Kiwanont Sukhum Thailand 31,000
16 Ern Hsien Lew Malaysia 28,000
17 Chih Hsuan Chiang Taiwan 28,000
18 She Long Pan Taiwan 25,200
19 Kar Wee Chee Malaysia 25,200
20 Pin Hao Huang Taiwan 25,200
21 Chia Te Tsai Taiwan 22,500
22 Huai Sheng Lee Taiwan 22,500
23 Justin Jerome Geronimo Philippines 22,500
24 Chunyao Hou Taiwan 19,900
25 Tzu Shiang Chen Taiwan 19,900
26 Yi Ming Weng Taiwan 19,900
27 Herry Lian Germany 19,900
28 Po Chun Liu Taiwan 17,400
29 Chia Hui Tu Taiwan 17,400
30 Hung Pun Chan Hong Kong 17,400
31 Hung Cheng Lin Taiwan 17,400
32 Kai Cheng Hsu Taiwan 14,900
33 Ruo Tian Lee Taiwan 14,900
34 Chen Ming Kong Malaysia 14,900
35 Wei Wen Lee Taiwan 14,900
36 Yi Wei Tu Taiwan 14,900
37 Dicky Siu Hang Tsang Hong Kong 14,900
38 Pak Chuen Burton Lam Hong Kong 14,900
39 Pei Chih Shih Taiwan 14,900
40 Chen Wei Li Taiwan 13,000
41 Yao Yu Ho Taiwan 13,000
42 Kai Lun Chuang Taiwan 13,000
43 Chien Hsiang Hung Taiwan 13,000
44 Hung Kai Wang Taiwan 13,000
45 Roger Teow Hong Kong 13,000
46 Inkuei Tan Taiwan 13,000
47 Sumin Oh Korea, South 13,000
48 Yun Li Taiwan 13,000
49 Ho Shing Wong Hong Kong 13,000
50 Hong Wen You Taiwan 13,000
51 Wang Chi Taiwan 13,000
52 Wai Kin Lam Hong Kong 13,000
53 Wen Yi Tseng Taiwan 13,000
54 Chan Yew Ken Tan Singapore 13,000
55 Kento Chogo Japan 13,000

Taiwan Open – Live Updates – Final Day

Final Day info

Total Entries: 452
Prize pool: TWD 2,526,600 (~USD 82,220)
Total ITM round: 55 players

*All photos provided by Poker Dream

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Final table payouts

Rank Player Flag Payouts in TWD
1 Philip Wang Taiwan 483,000
2 Ting Yao Lin Taiwan 304,500
3 Ka Shun Tsang Hong Kong 218,200
4 Cheuk Him Tsang Hong Kong 175,600
5 Eli Chang USA 137,800
6 Nien Heng Li Taiwan 105,700
7 Wei Hsin Yu Taiwan 81,400
8 Wai Loon Ng Malaysia 59,600
9 Yeh Yi Chen Taiwan 48,300

Watch the race to victory via the livestream:


Final Table

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Cheuk Him Tsang
1,800,000
Ting Yao Lin 1,700,000
Ka Shung Tsang 1,200,000
Wei Hsin Yu 1,100,000
Yeh Yi Chen 935,000
Wai Loon Ng 890,000
Nien Heng Li 705,000
Eli Chang 515,000
Philip Wang 445,000

Remaining payouts

Place Payouts in TWD Payouts in ~USD
1 483,000 15,718
2 304,500 9,909
3 218,200 7,101
4 175,600 5,714
5 137,800 4,484
6 105,700 3,440
7 81,400 2,649
8 59,600 1,939
9 48,300 1,572

Chips in play: 9,250,000


18:25: Yang Hsin Shih misses the final table by one spot – 10th place
Level 24: 20,000-40,000 ante 40,000

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Yang Hsin Shih risks his 10 bb stack with Ad10d and is dominated by Cheuk Him Tsang’s AcKd. The board brings no help to Tsang as it runs out 7cAcAs6c4d. Shih misses the final table by one spot.

Cheuk Him Tsang – 1,800,000
Yang Hsin Shih – eliminated in 10th place


18:25: Eli Chang hanging in there
Level 24: 20,000-40,000 ante 40,000

Another double up for the short stacked Eli Chang with 5d5h dodging Cheuk Kim Tsang’s Kd10c over cards.

Eli Chang – 620,000
Cheuk Him Tsang – 1,300,000


18:20: Wai Loon Ng cracks Aces
Level 24: 20,000-40,000 ante 40,000

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A few hands after tripling up, Wai Loon Ng lands a double up by cracking Philip Wang’s aces. Wang raises from the button, Ng shoves from the small blind, snap-call Wang.

Wang AcAh
Wai Loon Ng 8d7d

The board runs out 2h2d5c4d6s, Ng improves to a straight.

Ng Wai Loon – 910,000
Philip Wang – 465,000


18:15: Wai Loon Ng triples up
Level 24: 20,000-40,000 ante 40,000

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After paying a costly double up to Tin Yao Lin, Wai Loon Ng found a spot to get it all in. Action opens with under the gun Nien Heng Li raising to 80,000, utg+1 Philip Wang three-bets to 275,000, small blind Ng shoves with 115,000, big blind tank-shoves with 840,000. This is enough to get Li and Wang to fold for heads up.

Ng 10h6h
Yu KcKs

The board runs 5h3cJd8hAh for a runner runner flush to Ng. He triples up to 425,000.


18:10: Cheuk Him Tsang doubles up
Level 24: 20,000-40,000 ante 40,000

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Another double up at table 2 with Cheuk Him Tsang’s9d9h dominating Ka Shun Tsang’s pocket Sixes for a double up.

Cheuk Him Tsang – 1,440,000
Ka Shun Tsang – 1,100,000


18:05: Wei Chun Lai eliminated in 11th place 
Level 24: 20,000-40,000 ante 40,000

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Nien Heng Li raises to 80,000, Wei Chun Lai three-bet jams 310,000, Philip Wang joins in with a 750,000 shove, which is enough to force out Li.

Lai KdQd
Wang AhQh

The board runs Qs9h6c6dJs. Lai goes bust.

Philip Wang – 1,240,000
Wai Chun Lai – eliminated in 11th place


18:00: Wai Loon Ng plunges to 3 bb, Ting Yao Lin doubles up
Level 24: 20,000-40,000 ante 40,000

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From under the gun, Ting Yao Lin raises to 80,000, utg+1 Wai Loon Ng three-bets to 160,000, back to Lin who jams and Ng snap-calls. Ng opens JdJc and is behind Lin’s KdKh. The board runs 7d10sKsKc8d for overkill quads to Lin.

Ting Yao Lin – 1,600,000
Wai Loon Ng – 115,000


17:55: Eli Chang doubles up
Level 24: 20,000-40,000 ante 40,000

Down to 8 bb, Eli Chang pushes and lands a double up with 9d9h dominating Yang Hsin Shih’s 4c4s.

Eli Chang – 780,000
Yang Hsin Shih – 250,000


17:50: Chip count update
Level 24: 20,000-40,000 ante 40,000

Livestream table
Wai Loon Ng 925,000
Wei Hsin Yu 900,000
Nien Heng Li 990,000
Wei Chun Lai 300,000
Philip Wang 800,000
Ting Yao Lin 800,000
Table 2
Cheuk Him Tsang
690,000
Eli Chang 340,000
Ka Shun Tsang 1,800,000
Yeh Yi Chen 1,040,000
Yang Hsin Shih 590,000

17:35: Break time, 11 players remaining
Level 23: 15,000-30,000 ante 30,000

11 players left at the break. Ka Shun Tsang in command with 1,800,000.


17:20: 13 players remaining, Yang Hsin Shih rails one
Level 23: 15,000-30,000 ante 30,000

The field is down to 13 players. While we missed the first two busts, we did catch Jia Yu Liu falling to Yang Hsin Shih. Shih had picked up a double up before this hand to climb to over 400K. By the time Liu was all in, Shih had him covered. Shih’s 8c8s further improved against Liu’s overcards AhJc on a board 5h8d10h10c4h.

Yang Hsin Shih – 800,000


17:00: Chip count update
Level 23: 15,000-30,000 ante 30,000

Livestream table
Wai Loon Ng 755,000
Wei Hsin Yu 800,000
Ern Hsien Lew 280,000
Wai Keong Yong 579,000
Nien Heng Li 1,500,000
Wei Chun Lai 375,000
Philip Wang 260,000
Ting Yao Lin 300,000
Table 2
Cheuk Him Tsang
250,000
Eli Chang 250,000
Lai 486,000
Jia Yu Liu 380,000
Kiwanont Sukhum 274,000
Ka Shun Tsa g 1,430,000
Yeh Yi Chen 1,193,000
Yang Hsin Shih 205,000

16:55: Blinds up, 16 players
Level 23: 15,000-30,000 ante 30,000

Players are on an unscheduled break. The field is down to 16 players which means it is a redraw. We will have the chip counts for you in a bit.


16:45: Ka Shun Tsang continues to rise, 1.4M 
Level 22: 10,000-25,000 ante 25,000

Ka Shun Tsung continues to beef up his stack. He picks up another pot by railing She Long Pan with 10h10s staying ahead of Ac3h.

Ka Shun Tsang – 1,400,000
She Long Pan – eliminated


16:40: Kar Wee Chee eliminated
Level 22: 10,000-25,000 ante 25,000

After paying a costly double up to Yeh Yi Chen, Kar Wee Chee’s final hand was delivered. He was all in with Ks9h, Wei Hsin Yu had him dominated Ac9c, the board 2hJdAh6d7d.


16:35: Yeh Yi Chen doubles through Chee
Level 22: 10,000-25,000 ante 25,000

Action folds to the small blind Yeh Yi Chen who raises to 75,000, big blind Kar Wee Chee three-bets to 175,000, Chen flats. On the flop 4sJs10c, Chen check-calls a 95,000 c-bet by Chee. On the turn Kd, Chen checks again, Chee shoves, Chen tank-calls for his tournament life. Chee has As6c bluff, Chen KhQh two pair. The river Jd secures the huge double up for Chen to welll over a million in chips. Chee plunges.

Yeh Yi Chen – 1,200,000
Kar Wee Chee – 336,000


16:30: Ka Shun Tsang banks a big pot 
Level 22: 10,000-25,000 ante 25,000

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Battle of the blinds, Ka Shun Tsang and Cheuk Him Tsang went at it on this hand. According to small blind Cheuk, he check-called big blind Ka Shung the entire way, 50,000, 80,000, and when the board completed 8s5s3hKc8h, Ka Shung fired a huge 320,000 bet. Cheuk tank-called and mucked to Ka Shung’s 5d5h full house.

Ka Shun Tsang – 1,200,000
Cheuk Him Tsang – 190,000


16:20: Blinds up, 19 players
Level 22: 10,000-25,000 ante 25,000

Blinds are up again with 19 players remaining. Just a few more busts and they compress down to two tables. There has been a shift in leadership with Wai Loon Ng leading with 1,020,000 and Kar Wee Chee down to 900,000.


16:15: Up and down for Nien Heng Li
Level 21: 10,000-20,000 ante 20,000

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Nien Heng Li cleans out Huai Sheng Lee with JhJd standing strong against AdJs on a board that completed 9hKh5c7c8h. This sent him up to 800,000. Shortly after, Ting Yao Lin with AcJh doubled through Li’s QdQh on a crazy board KdKsAdAs2s.

Ting Yao Lin – 500,000
Nien Heng Li – 515,000


16:10: Eli Chang doubles through Geronimo, Wang folds preflop
Level 21: 10,000-20,000 ante 20,000

Justin Geronimo and Eli Chang are both all in, Phillip Wang tanks and nearly makes the call then opts to fold while showing 6d6h. Geronimo opens Ad7d, Eli Chang ahead with 10h10s, when the flop dropped 5h6s9c, Wang is visibly frustrated that he didn’t call. The turn 4c and river Qs secures the double up for Chang. Shortly after, Geronimo busts out.

Eli Chang – 300,000


16:00: Ka Shun Tsang chips up
Level 21: 10,000-20,000 ante 20,000

Every time we pass by Ka Shun Tsang’s table we see his stack just a bit more than previous. His stack is up again, and we did see him raking in a pot and a player headed for the cage. Tsang is second chip leader with 850,000.


15:50: Blinds up, 24 players
Level 21: 10,000-20,000 ante 20,000

Blinds up, 24 players remaining spread over three tables. Kar Wee Chee maintains his chip lead with 1,360,000. Looks like Chee shaved down Yang Hsin Shih who is down to 385,000, The closest to Chee is Ka Shun Tsang with 630,000.


15:45: Top pair is good for Wei Hsin Yu
Level 20: 8000-16,000 ante 16,000

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On a flop 9c10s4s and around 100,000 in the pot, middle position Wei Hsin Yu bets 30,000, button Wai Loon Ng and big blind Wai Keong Yong call. All three players check the turn Jc and river {100h}. Yong has 7c6s missed draw, Yu has AsJd top pair, Ng mucks.

Wei Hsin Yu – 455,000
Wai Loon Ng – 400,000
Wai Keong Yong – 345,000


15:40: Ting Yao Lin doubles through Geronimo
Level 20: 8000-16,000 ante 16,000

From utg +1, Ting Yao Lin shoves his 116,000 stack and down the round, Justin Geronimo tank-calls. Lin is ahead AsQc of Geronimo’s Ad9d. The board runs Kc4s7s2s2d to ensure the double up for Lin.

Ting Yao Lin – 256,000
Justin Geronimo – 212,000


15:25: Kar Wee Chee rails a shorty
Level 20: 8000-16,000 ante 16,000

Kar Wee Chee claims another player’s stack. This time it was Tzu Chiang Chen busting out to the leader with 8s7d pair on the flop that was burned on  the river by Chee’s Kc10c. Board was Jh8cQc5dKs.

Kar Wee Chee – 1,090,000
Tzu Chiang Chen – eliminated


15:20: Blinds up, 26 players 
Level 20: 8000-16,000 ante 16,000

After a 15 minute break, blinds are up. 26 players remaining with average stack at 355,769.


14:55: Kar Wee Chee soars to 1M
Level 19: 6,000-12,0000, ante 12,000

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Kar Wee Chee becomes the first player to hit a million in chips. Catching the action on a turn board 8s4sKd9h and around 110,000 in the pot, Chia Hui Tu bets 54,000, Chee raises to 120,000, Tu shoves, quick call from Chee. Tu opens AhKs, Chee is ahead Kc9c two pair, the river 3h doesn’t help Tu.

Kar Wee Chee – 1,000,000
Chia Hui Tu – eliminated


14:45: Chip count update
Level 19: 6,000-12,0000, ante 12,000

Yeh Yi Chen 50,000
Wai Keong Yong 400,000
Nien Heng Li 380,000
Ern Hsien Lew 265,000
She Long Pan 265,000
Yang Hsin Shih 770000
Po Chun Liu 147,000
Chiang Chih Hsuan 180,000
Cheuk Him Tsang 480,000
Ka Shun Tsang 540,000
Yi Ming Weng 140,000
Jia Yu Liu 225,000
Herry Lian 210,000
Kiwanont Sukhum 190,000
Eli Chang 440,000
Ting Yao Lin 5,400,000
Philip Wang 195,000
Lai 300,000
Huai Sheng Lee 325,000
Pin Hao Huang 220,000
Chun Yao Hou 260,000
Wei Hsin Yu 340,000
Chia Te Tsai 265,000
Wei Chun Lai 310,000
Wai Loon Ng 360,000
Chia Hui Tu 210,000
Tzu Shiang Chen 550,000
Kar Wee Chee 750,000

14:35: Blinds up, 32 players remaining
Level 19: 6,000-12,0000, ante 12,000

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Fallouts are slowing down, only 5 at the previous level to bring the field down to 32 players. Currently sharing the chip lead are:

Yang Hsin Shih – 770,000
Kar Wee Chee – 750,000


14:25: Wai Keong Yong gets pay for the boat
Level 18: 5000-10,000, ante 10,000

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On a board showing 7sKdJdJs4s, Ruo Tian Lee all in, main pot at around 120,000 and side pot at 50,000, Wai Keong Yong bets 60,000, Justin Geronimo tanks then convinces himself he needs to pay to see. Yong opens up 7c7d full house, Geronimo had Kh2h, Lee eliminated with 10c9c.

Wai Keong Yong – 400,000
Justin Geronimo – 436,000
Ruo Tian Lee – eliminated


14:15: Philip Wang triples up
Level 18: 5000-10,000, ante 10,000

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Philip Wang is all in with Kc8d, he is called by Lai 10s10d and Kai Cheng Hsu Ah8h. With the board running Ks8c2sQdKd, Lai and Hsu check it down. Wang triples up.

Philip Wang – 220,000
Kai Cheng Hsu – 175,000
Lai – 224,000


14:10: Chia Hui Tu chips up at livestream table
Level 18: 5000-10,000, ante 10,000

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At the livestream table, Chia Hui Tu shipped the pot on board 7d8d10cKdQh. Tu had KcQd, Dicky Tsang was eliminated. Tu chipped up to 310,000.


14:05: Blinds up, 37 players
Level 18: 5000-10,000, ante 10,000

Blinds are up, 37 players remaining. Average stack is 250,000. Kar Chee Wee continues to lead with nearly 700,000, Yang Hsin Shih has now jumped to second in command with 635,000. Ka Shing Tsang in third rank with 600,000.


13:55: Eli Chang joins the upper tier
Level 17: 4000-8000, 8000 ante

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Cooler at Table 3 with Eli Chang turning over KhKc to dust Pei Chih Shih’s JdJs on a board that ran out 2s10sQh8d8c.

Eli Chang – 465,000
Pei Chih Shih – eliminated


13:45: Current chip leaders, 44 players
Level 17: 4000-8000, 8000 ante

Kar Wee Chee – 675,000 (livestream table)
Ka Shun Tsang – 600,000
Cheuk Him Tsang – 560,000
Justin Geronimo – 515,000
Yang Hsin Shih – 435,000
Wei Hsin Yu – 435,000
Wei Chun Lai – 420,000


13:35: 46 players remaining
Level 17: 4000-8000, 8000 ante

After a quick first level with blinds at 30 minute intervals, the field has trimmed to 46 players. We will have the payout list shortly.


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Welcome to Poker Dream Taiwan – Taiwan Open final day! As we write, the 55 Day 1 survivors have returned to host venue Asia Poker Arena and are currently battling it out for a shot at the bloated TWD 2,526,600 (~USD 82,220) prize pool. While everyone is in the money, the goal is to reach the top and capture the TWD 483,000 (~USD 15,718) top prize. Check out the payout breakdown at the bottom of the page.

You can also catch some of day’s action via the livestream broadcasted on CTP YouTube 

Final Day – Top 10 players

Rank Player Flag Stack
1 Tsang Cheuk Him Hong Kong 461,000
2 Chee Kar Wee Malaysia 435,000
3 Shih Yang Hsin Taiwan 408,000
4 Geronimo Justin Jerome Philippines 369,000
5 Lee Wei Wen Taiwan 316,000
6 Lai Wei Chun Taiwan 305,000
7 Kiwanont Sukhum Thailand 284,000
8 Tsang Ka Shun Hong Kong 282,000
9 Chang Eli United States 276,000
10 Li Nien Heng Taiwan 235,000

Payouts in TWD

1 483,000
2 304,500
3 218,200
4 175,600
5 137,800
6 105,700
7 81,400
8 59,600
9 48,300
10-11 39,900
12-13 34,600
14-15 31,000
16-17 28,000
18-20 25,200
21-23 22,500
24-27 19,900
28-31 17,400
32-39 14,900
40-55 13,000

SUPER HIGH ROLLER – Final 2 tables – updates

Buy in: TWD 200,000 (~USD 6,590)
Guarantee: TWD 8,000,000 (~USD 260,900)
Entries: 43
Prize pool: TWD 8,006,600 (~USD 261,120)
ITM: 6 places

Place Player Payout in TWD
1 Ewe Soon Eng 2,720,000
2 Chun Keat Liu 1,886,000
3 Alan Khoo 1,200,000
4 Jun Yap 920,000
5 Beh Kok Weng 720,000
6 Ewe Siang Eng 560,000

LIVESTREAM


Ewe Soon Eng wins the Super High Roller for TWD 2,720,000 (~USD 88,700)! 

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After a late game surge, Ewe Soon Eng locked up the Super High Roller event and scored a hefty champion’s purse of TWD 2,720,000 (~USD 88,700). This was Eng’s second ever Poker Dream SHR title having won his first in Vietnam last year. We will have a recap shortly.


Chips in play: 21,500,000


00:45: Chun Keat Liu eliminated in 2nd place – TWD 1,886,000 (~USD 61,500)
Level 25: 150,000-300,000 ante 300,000

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On the fifth heads up hand, Chun Keat Liu is down to 15 bb, he three-bets all in with 10c4c and Ewe Soon Eng snap calls with Ah7h. The board runs out 2d8d2s6hJc.


00:30: Heads up!
Level 24: 125,000-250,000 ante 250,000

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After 11.5 hours of play, the Super High Roller has reached heads up! Here are the contenders:

Ewe Soon Eng – 16,000,000
Chun Keat Liu – 5,100,000


00:25: Alan Khoo eliminated in 3rd place – TWD 1,200,000 (~USD 39,130)
Level 24: 125,000-250,000 ante 250,000

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With his last 4 big blinds, Alan Khoo is all in with 6h4s then gets lucky against Chun Keat Liu’s 4d4h. The board completes 2h5sKs3h6s for a split pot.

However, on his next push with 3d3h, he can’t get past Eng’s Ks6c overcards with the board running out 6h6s8d2hJh.


00:20: Ewe Soon Eng pulling away
Level 24: 125,000-250,000 ante 250,000

Ewe Soon Eng continues to dust the competition. This time it was Chun Keat Liu taking a hit. From the button, Eng raised to 600,000 and big blind Liu defended the big blind. At the flop 6cKc4s, Liu check-called Eng’s 600,000 c-bet. Both players checked the turn Ks to complete the board 10d. Liu led for 400,000, Eng raised to 2,400,000, Liu tank-called then mucked to Eng’s AcKh trips.

Ewe Soon Eng – 15,000,000
Chun Keat Liu – 5,100,000
Alan Khoo – 1,000,000


00:15: Ewe Soon Eng banks massive double up, Khoo plunges
Level 24: 125,000-250,000 ante 250,000

All in preflop, Ewe Soon Eng with KdQc and is behind caller Alan Khoo with AdQc. The board runs out 3h5d9cKh10s for a huge double up to Eng.

Ewe Soon Eng – 10,000,000
Alan Khoo – 2,300,000


23:35: Chip count update
Level 24: 125,000-250,000 ante 250,000

Chun Keat Liu – 8,700,000
Alan Khoo – 6,700,000
Ewe Soon Eng – 4,200,000


23:30: Jun Yap eliminated in 4th place – TWD 920,000 (~USD 30,000)
Level 23: 100,000-200,000 ante 200,000

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Down to 10 bb, Jun Yap defended the big blind by calling utg Chun Keat Liu’s 400,000 raise. At the flop Ad2hJd, Yap-check-called the aggressor Liu’s 200,000 c-bet. Both players checked the turn 9s, then on the river, it was back to betting. Yap led for 425,000, Liu shoved his big stack, Yap risked it and opened QdJs two pair. Liu had Kh10s straight to send Yap out in 4th place.

Chun Keat Liu – 7,600,000


22:55: Beh Kok Weng eliminated in 5th place – TWD 720,000 (~USD 23,480)
Level 23: 100,000-200,000 ante 200,000

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More than an hour later came the next casualty with Beh Kok Weng denied by a runner runner. Down to 6 bb, Beh is all in with Kh3s, Chun Keat Liu is way ahead with 10h10c. When the flop lands 5sQdKs, Beh jumps out front with a higher pair, but with the turn Ad and river Jd, he is burned by the straight into 5th place.

Chun Keat Liu – 8,400,000 (42 bb)


21:35: Game resumes, chip counts
Level 21: 50,000-125,000 ante 125,000

By seat

1 Beh Kok Weng 2,700,000
2 Jun Yap 5,600,000
3 Chun Keat Liu 5,800,000
8 Ewe Soon Eng 3,500,000
9 Alan Khoo 4,000,000

20:55: Dinner break
Level 20: 50,000-100,000 ante 100,000

The last five players are now on a 50-minute dinner break.


20:50: Ewe Siang Eng eliminated in 6th place – TWD 560,000 (~USD 18,260)
Level 20: 50,000-100,000 ante 100,000

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Close but not close enough. The hopes of a back-to-back by the Single Day High Roller champion Ewe Siang Eng vanished in 6th place. Down to 12 bb, Eng is all in with Ah7d, he is challenged by Jun Yap with AcKs. The board comes As6hKh10s3s.

Jun Yap – 4,000,000


20:00: Final 6 chip counts
Level 19: 40,000-80,000 ante 80,000

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19:45: Peng Sen Wu bubbles
Level 19: 40,000-80,000 ante 80,000

After losing a pot against Beh Kok Weng, Peng Sen Wu has been on a decline with blinds and antes eating him up. By the time he dropped to 6 bb, he shoved with Jd10d and was called by Alan Khoo with Kc9c. Both players missed the board for Khoo’s hand to be the better five-card spread.

Alan Khoo – 5,100,000


19:35: Steve O’Dwyer eliminated
Level 19: 40,000-80,000 ante 80,000

Immediately following the double up to Jun Yap, Steve O’Dwyer goes all in with Ac6c and falls to Beh Kok Weng’s As9s. The board runs Ah9c3c9hKh.

Beh Kok Weng – 3900,000


19:30: Jun Yap cracks O’Dwyer’s Aces
Level 19: 40,000-80,000 ante 80,000

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Jun Yap is up against Steve O’Dwyer for his tournament life with JsJh behind AhAs. However, the poker gods offered help as the board ran Kc7c3dJd10c for a huge double up that sent O’Dwyer plunging to 2 bb.

Jun Yap – 3,800,000
Steve O’Dwyer – 210,000


19:15: Dong Hyun Kim eliminated
Level 18: 30,000-60,000 ante 60,000

Down to 7 bb, short stacked Dong Hyun Kim is all in with Ad8h and big blind Chun Keat Liu calls with Ah7s. The board runs out 4c3sQd5c6c for a straight to Liu.

Chun Keat Liu – 3,600,000


18:40: Final table
Level 18: 30,000-60,000 ante 60,000

By seat

1 Beh Kok Weng 2,700,000
2 Jun Yap 1,400,000
3 Chun Keat Liu 4,100,000
4 Ewe Siang Eng 1,500,000
5 Peng Sen Wu 1,600,000
6 Dong Hyun Kim 610,000
7 Steve O’Dwyer 2,000,000
8 Ewe Soon Eng 2,700,000
9 Alan Khoo 5,000,000

By rank

9 Alan Khoo 5,000,000
3 Chun Keat Liu 4,100,000
1 Beh Kok Weng 2,700,000
8 Ewe Soon Eng 2,700,000
7 Steve O’Dwyer 2,000,000
5 Peng Sen Wu 1,600,000
4 Ewe Siang Eng 1,500,000
2 Jun Yap 1,400,000
6 Dong Hyun Kim 610,000

17:55: Wai Keong Yong busts, misses final 9 table
Level 18: 30,000-60,000 ante 60,000

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Down to 10 bb, Wai Keong Yong is all in holding Jd10d and is up against Ewe Soon Eng with AdQh. The board runs Ac4c10s7s7c, Yong is eliminated.

Ewe Soon Eng – 2,700,000


17:50: Chun Keat Liu claims pot against Kim
Level 18: 30,000-60,000 ante 60,000

On a flop KcAsJd and 700,000 in the pot, Dong Hyun Kim and Chun Keat Liu  check. On the turn 8c, Kin checks, Liu bets 210,000, Kim tank-calls. The river Kh, it is back to checking. Kim opens Qc3c, Liu wins the pot with AhQd.

Chun Keat Liu – 4,070,000
Dong Hyun Kim – 600,000


17:35: Chip counts at the break
Level 17: 25,000-50,000 ante 50,000

Livestream table

1 Steve O’ Dwyer 1,720,000
2 Wai Keong Yong 600,000
3 Alan Khoo 4,955,000
4 Beh Kok Weng 2,930,000
6 Ewe Soong Eng 2,100,000

Table 2

1 Chun Keat Liu 3,470,000
2 Peng Sen Wu 1,590,000
5 Ewe Siang Eng 2,140,000
6 Dong Hyun Kim 1,040,000
8 Jun Wah Yap 770,000

17:20: Dong Hyun Kim getting drained
Level 17: 25,000-50,000 ante 50,000

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Dong Hyun Kim is seen folding on two hands with a big pot in the middle. On a board that completed 5d2dKdQh6d, and 550,000 in the pot, Ewe Siang Eng bets half pot, Kim tank-folds.

On a later hand, the flop is 8hAsJd, sb positioned Kim bets 200,000, utg Chun Keat Liu calls. On the turn 7c, Kim opts to check, Liu bets 520,000, Kim folds.


17:15: Beh Kok Weng check-raises for the pot
Level 17: 25,000-50,000 ante 50,000

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From the button, chip leader Alan Khoo raises to 110,000, small blind Beh Kok Weng calls, the flop comes 5h9sQh. Beh check-calls Khoo’s 125,000 c-bet. On the turn 6d, Khoo sends out 175,000, Beh responds with a check-raise to 600,000, Khoo folds.

Beh Kok Weng – 2,800,000
Alan Khoo – 5,300,000


17:10: Winfred Yu eliminated by a champ
Level 17: 25,000-50,000 ante 50,000

Winfred Yu is all in with Ad9d and runs smack into Single Day High Roller champion Ewe Siang Eng with AcAs. The flop 8c9s7h


16:55: Chun Keat Liu on the rise, rails Rubianes
Level 17: 25,000-50,000 ante 50,000

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Chun Keat Liu sends another player packing up with Vincent Rubianes as his next victim. On a board that completed 2dJs6cAs2s, Liu opens AxJx, Rubianes with Jx10x.

Chun Keat Liu – 2,420,000


16:50: Alex Lee eliminated, loses the flip again
Level 16: 20,000-40,000 ante 40,000

Not long after paying a costly double up to Wai Keong Yong, Alex Lee is all in again with 4s4d and is up against Beh Kok Weng with Ah6h. Again, Lee loses the flip as the cards land 5c6s9hJd2s.

Beh Kok Weng – 1,900,000


16:45: Wai Keong Yong doubles up through Alex Lee
Level 16: 20,000-40,000 ante 40,000

From hijack, Alex Lee is all in with 4h4c, button Wai Keong Yong has AsJs for a flip. The board runs out Qs5sAhJdQh for a double up to Yong

Wai Keong Yong – 1,400,000
Alex Lee – 465,000


16:40: Chun Keat Liu cleans out Choon Tong Siow
Level 16: 20,000-40,000 ante 40,000

Short stacked Choon Tong Siow goes all in and ends up splitting the pot with Chun Keat Liu. One orbit later, Liu shoves on the small blind with Jd10s, big blind Siow risks again, this time with 8c8s. As soon as the flop comes QcAhKh, it is the nuts straight for Liu which holds to the end, turn 3d river As, to ship it.

Chun Keat Liu – 1,640,000


16:35: Winfred Yu shoves on Kim
Level 16: 20,000-40,000 ante 40,000

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On a board 8sKs10sAc and 430,000 in the pot, Winfred Yu shoves his 400,000 stack. This sends Dong Hyun Kim tanking then folds for Yu to pick up the pot.

Winfred Yu – 830,000


16:30: Alan Khoo badbeats Peter Sim 
Level 16: 20,000-40,000 ante 40,000

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Peter Sim

Short stacked Peter Sim all in preflop with KdKc and is up against the massive chip leader Alan Khoo who has 7h7c. With the board running Qd7s5c8d8h, Khoo lands his two-outer and improves to a full house to end Sim’s run in brutal bad beat.

Alan Khoo – 5,500,000


16:25: Webster Lim eliminated by Dong Hyun Kim
Level 16: 20,000-40,000 ante 40,000

On a turn board 3hKs8sQs  and 300,000 in the pot, Dong Hyun Kim sends out a tower of green chips that covers Wester Lim’s remaining stack. Lim tank-calls and opens Kd6c and is behind Kim’s AdKc. The river 9s doesn’t save Lim to bust out.

Dong Hyun Kim – 1,900,000


16:20: Final two tables: 16 players
Level 16: 20,000-40,000 ante 40,000

Livestream table – Link

1 Steve O’ Dwyer 1,800,000
2 Wai Keong Yong 730,000
3 Alan Khoo 4,620,000
4 Beh Kok Weng 1,500,000
5 Peter Sim 520,000
6 Ewe Soong Eng 2,500,000
7 Peng Sen Wu 1,500,000
8 Alex Lee 1,230,000

Table 2

1 Chun Keat Liu 1,145,000
2 Choon Tong Siow 350,000
3 Winfred Yu 720,000
4 Webster Lim 400,000
5 Ewe Siang Eng 1,000,000
6 Dong Hyun Kim 1,020,000
7 Vincent Rubianes 650,000
8 Jun Wah Yap 1,100,000

The two-day Super High Roller featuring a TWD 8,000,000 guarantee kicked off on June 17, 2023 with 25 entries and Alan Khoo bagging up the chip lead. Kicking off the final day, another 18 coughed up the TWD 200,000 (~USD 6,600) buy in for 43 entries total.  This just edged over for a prize pool of TWD 8,006,600 (~USD 261,120).

Here are the payouts. Top 6 get paid with the eventual champion pocketing a huge TWD 2,720,000 (~USD 88,700).

Place Payout in TWD
1 2,720,000
2 1,886,000
3 1,200,000
4 920,000
5 720,000
6 560,000

Poker Dream Taiwan – Crazy Weekend – Final Day Updates

Buy in: TWD 7,500 (~USD 250) – 196 entries
Buy in: TWD 15,000 (~USD 500) –  171 entries
Guarantee: TWD 3,000,000 (~USD 97,840)
Entries: 367
Prize pool: TWD 3,522,555 (~USD 114,880)
ITM: 39 players

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Place Player
Payouts in TWD
1 Sungrock Jung 706,600
2 Tian Yu Lee 469,600
3 Justin Geronimo 343,400
4 Slade fisher 277,200
5 Alan Wong 217,300
6 Hsiao Ming Cheng 164,500
7 Chih Chien Shen 120,800
8 Kuang Hung Lee 88,800
9 Tzu Chien Hsieh 73,600

Follow the final table action via the livestream!


Chips in play: 5,505,000


Final 9 players
Level 23: 15,000-30,000 ante 30,000

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1 Tzu Chien Hsieh 475,000
2 Sungrock Jung 320,000
3 Slade Fisher 1,900,000
4 Ming Cheng Hsiao 515,000
5 Chih Chien Shen 240,000
6 Tian Yuan Lee 1,100,000
7 Kuang Hung Lee 615000
8 Alan Wong 585,000
9 Justin Geronimo 2,300,000

 


21:05: Charles Wong eliminated in 10th place – TWD 61,600 (~USD 2,008)
Level 23: 10,000-25,000 ante 25,000

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From the button, Charles Wong sends out 180,000 leaving 5,000 behind. Alan Wong goes all in, Charles tosses his last chip in the middle.

Charles KhQd
Alan Ah9h

The board runs 9s8sAd4d9c for a full house to Alan Wong. Charles Wong falls and misses the final table.


20:55: Luke Lee doubles up through Charles Wong 
Level 22: 10,000-25,000 ante 25,000

Luke Lee aka Kuang Hung Lee is all in with AsKh and Charles Wong takes him on with 7h7d. It’s a flip! The board runs 2h10dKsAd5s. Lee pairs both of his cards to double up.

Luke Lee – 555,000
Charles Wong – 185,000


20:10: Break time, 10 players remaining
Level 21: 10,000-20,000 ante 20,000

Livestream table

2 Justin Geronimo 2,500,000
3 Tzu Chen Hsieh 405,000
4 Sungrock Jung 375,000
6 Chih Chien Shen 230,000
7 Slade Fisher 815,000

Table 2

2 Charles Wong 325,000
3 Alan Wong 400,000
4 Hsiao Ming Cheng 1,600,000
5 Luke Lee 400,000
8 Tian Yu Lee 900,000

20:08: Lucky runout for Chih Chien Shen 
Level 21: 10,000-20,000 ante 20,000

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Shortly after losing a shove, Chih Chien Shen three-bet shoves from the big blind with 7d5d, initial raiser Slade Fisher from utg calls with Ah10s. With the board running 4c6d6c10d8h, Shen rivers a straight to happily double up.

Chih Chien Shen – 242,000
Slade Fisher – 905,000


20:05: Sungrock Jung scores a double with big slick
Level 21: 10,000-20,000 ante 20,000

Sungrock Jung all in with AhKd and is at risk of elimination with bigger stacked Chih Chien Shih calling with As10s. The board runs Ks8d6h2c10h for a double up to Jung.

Sungrock Jung – 237,000
Chih Chien Shen – 126,000


20:00: Ori Kossonogi eliminated in 11th place – TWD 61,600 (~USD 2,008)
Level 21: 10,000-20,000 ante 20,000

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Ori Kossonogi falls with 10d10c dominated by Tian Yu Lee’s JhJd on a board running Ks9d3cAh2s.

Tian Yu Lee – 900,000


19:50: Top pair for Hsiao Ming Cheng 
Level 21: 10,000-20,000 ante 20,000

On a board 5sAc6c, small blind Alan Wong bets 35,000, big blind Hsiao Ming Cheng calls. Both players check the turn Js to bring a free river look 10s. Wong leads out 45,000, Hsiao calls, Wong opens Jh4d mid pair, Hsiao claims the pot with As3c top pair.


19:45: Lian Herry eliminated in 12th place – TWD 53,900 (~USD 1,758)
Level 21: 10,000-20,000 ante 20,000

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From the small blind, Lian Herry goes all in with Jh10s, big stacked Justin Geronimo on the big blind calls with {h}3h. With the board running Kd5s2sQdKh, Herry is eliminated in 12th place.

Justin Geronimo – 2,450,000


19:20: Big stacks tangle
Level 21: 10,000-20,000 ante 20,000

Four way raised pot to the flop 3sJc5h, Tzu Chen Hsieh bets 50,000, Slade Fisher calls, Justin Geronimo check-raises to 150,000, Hsieh folds, Fisher calls. On the turn 2s, Geronimo sends out a larger 250,000 bet, Fisher calls, and the river comes 7h. Both players check. Geronimo opens QcJs, Fisher mucks.

Justin Geronimo – 1,400,000
Slade Fisher – 1,300,000


19:15: Ori Kossonogi chipping up
Level 20: 8000-16,000 ante 16,000

Ori Kossonogi picks up a couple of back-to-back good pots. The first one was up against Tian Yu Lee that saw a turn board 2h4s6c8d and about 100,000 in the pot. Kossonogi bet 57,000 and Tian Yu Lee check-called. On the river 7h, Lee checked again, Kossonogi bet 101,000, Lee tank-folded. Kossonogi proceeds to pick up the next pot to rise to 700,000.

Ori Kosonogi – 700,000


19:05: Kai Sheng Yang eliminated in 13th place – TWD 53,900 (~USD 1,758)
Level 20: 8000-16,000 ante 16,000

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Kai Sheng Yang just got a boost after railing Ho Yin Ting but on his next shove his JsJh ran into Slade Fisher’s KdKh. The board ran 4c5h3dKc3h to end Yang’s run in 13th place.

Slade Fisher – 1,800,000


18:53: Chen Hsuan Chao eliminated in 14th place – TWD 48,600 (~USD 1,585)
Level 20: 8000-16,000 ante 16,000

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End of the road for Chen Hsuan Chao who is all in with KdQc and runs into Hsiao Ming Cheng’s QdQh. The board runs 3h2dAdJd6s.

Hsiao Ming Cbeng – 1,200,000


18:50: Ho Yin Ting eliminated in 15th place – TWD 48,600 (~USD 1,585)
Level 20: 8000-16,000 ante 16,000

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Hijack Lian Herry opens, small blind Kai Sheng Yang shoves, big blind Ho Yin Ting joins the shove to send the action back to Herry who tank-folds.

Yang 6h6c
Ting Qc5c

The board runs KhKd3h8s9d, Ting is eliminated.

Kai Sheng Yang – 365,000


18:45: Tian Yu Lee lands another pot
Level 20: 8000-16,000 ante 16,000

Tian Yu Lee continues to rise, he picks up another pot with Ace-King to pair King besting Hsiao Ming Cheng’s King-Queen.

Tian Yu Lee – 712,000
Hsiao Ming Cheng – 940,000


18:40: Blinds go up, 15 players remaining
Level 20: 8000-16,000 ante 16,000

15 players remaining over two tables.


18:35: Tian Yu Lee retaliates
Level 19: 6000-12,000 ante 12,000

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Round two between Tian Yu Lee and Chen Hsuan Chao. Action folds to Chao on the small blind who min-raises and big blind Lee defends. At the flop Kh8c10h, all the chips go in. Chao with Kc6h top pair, Lee with Jh9d open ended. No help on the 2c turn for Lee but the river Qs is the money card straight for a double up.

Tian Yu Lee – 470,000
Chen Hsuan Chao – 75,000


18:30: Huang Chien Ming coolered – TWD 43,300 (~USD 1,412)
Level 19: 6000-12,000 ante 12,000

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Down  to around 8 bb, Huang Chien Ming goes all in and finds no callers. On his next shove, he has JsJh and runs into Chih Chien Shih’s QcQs. With the board running empty 9s6h4c2c8h, Huang is eliminated.

Chih Chien Shih – 489,000
Huang Chien Ming – eliminated


18:25: Tian Yu Lee loses two showdowns
Level 19: 6000-12,000 ante 12,000

First hand of after the redraw and Sungrock Jung is all in with QcJs. He is called by Tian Yu Lee with Ad9d. With the board running 4c10cAc8s9h, it’s a straight for Jung to double up.

Sungrock Jung = 225,000
Tian Yu Lee – 305,000

Immediately following that hand, Lee finds himself paying another double up, this time to Chen Hsuan Chao with Ks7s flush on the turn defeated by a full house on the river. Chen had Ah9d on a board 5s5hQsAsAd.


18:10: Final 2 tables
Level 19: 6000-12,000 ante 12,000

Livestream

1 Lian Herry 680,000
2 Justin Geronimo 1,335,000
3 Tzu Chen Hsieh 505,000
4 Yang Kai Sheng 184,000
5 Ting Ho Yin 180,000
6 Chih Chien Shen 310,000
7 Slade Fisher 905,000
8 Huang Chien Ming 98,000

Table 2

1 Ori Kossonogi 480000
2 Charles Wong 442000
3 Alan Wong 694000
4 Hsiao Ming Cheng 1,150,000
5 Luke Lee 520,000
6 Sungrock Jung 112,000
7 Chen Hsuan Chao 175,000
8 Tian Yu Lee 416,000

17:45: Chip counts at the break, 17 remaining
Level 18: 5000-10,000 ante 10,000

Livestream table 

1 Alan Wong 380,000
2 Herry Lian 640,000
3 Zi Sheng Ong 207,000
6 Kuang Hung Lee 515,000
7 Hsien Tzu Chen 460,000

Table 2

1 Huang Chein Ming 330,000
2 Justin Geronimo 1,180,000
5 Ting Ho Yin 164,000
6 Charles Wong 333,000
7 Yang Kai Sheng 185,000
8 Hsiao Ming Cheng 1,150,000

Table 3

1 Tian Yu Lee 455,000
2 Sungrock Jung 154,000
4 Hsuan Chao Chen 380,000
5 Chih Shih Shen 200,000
7 Ori Kossonogi 555,000
8 Slade Fisher 675,000

17:20: 21 players remaining
Level 18: 5000-10,000 ante 10,000

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Chip leaders at 21 remaining

Justin Geronimo – 1,150,000
Slade Fisher – 940,000
Hsiao Ming Cheng – 910,000


17:15: Slade Fisher cracks Po Chun Liu’s aces
Level 18: 5000-10,000 ante 10,000

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Catching the action at the end with a massive pot in the middle and a board 6cQs7h9c7c. Po Chun Liu is all in holding AdAh and busts out to Slade Fisher’s KcJc flush.

Slade Fisher – 940,000


15:15: Bubble time: Double bust! Kossonogi and Geronimo scoop
Level 15: 3000-5000 ante 5000

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Two tables with a player all in. At table 2, on a board that completed 3sJd4h2d9h with 70,000 in the pot, cutoff, Justin Geronimo pushes, Bubble Rush champion Alex Lim on the small blind calls for all his chips. Lim has KsJh top pair and is eliminated by Geronimo’s Ah5d straight.

Justin Geronimo – 630,000
Alex Lim – eliminated – splits last place cash with Wei Chung Liu

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Over at table 3, it is a three way showdown. Hand opens with Wei Chung Liu tossing in his last 2,000 stack, hijack Andrew Chong raises to 16,000, cutoff Ori Kossonogi calls, big blind Kiwanont Sukhum shoves. Back to Chong who opts to fold while Kossonogi risks his tournament life with roughly 180K behind.

Liu 6s6h
Sukhum AdKc
Kossonogi JdJh

With the board running 4d9h3s2d8c, Liu is eliminated and Kossonogi ships the pot for a double up and more.

Ori Kossonogi – 380,000
Kiwanont Sukhum – 16,000
Wei Chung Liu – eliminated – splits last place cash with Alex Lim


15:10: Bubble time: Alan Wong drags in a big one
Level 15: 3000-5000 ante 5000

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From under the gun, Zi Sheng Ong raises 12,000, two players call, button Alan Wong three-bets to 50,000, back to Ong who four-bets to 100,000, Wong calls. At the flop Jd5c10d, Ong checks, Wong shoves and wins the pot with Ong folding.

Alan Wong – 360,000
Zi Sheng Ong – 250,000


14:55: Bubble time: Po Chun Liu doubles through Kiwanont Sukhum
Level 15: 3000-5000 ante 5000

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It is bubble time at with 40 remaining. At table 3, one player is down to just 5000 and will be the small blind on the next hand. From hijack, Kiwanont Sukhum opens and the button Po Chun Liu calls. At the flop AsKc9h, Sukhum c-bets 10,000 and Liu calls. On the turn, Sukhum fires another barrel amounting to 36,000, Liu tank-calls. The river Qs, Sukhum shoves, Liu tanks again and is behind in chips. Liu finds the courage to call.

Sukhum Qc5c
Liu Ac7c

Po Chun Liu – 322,000
Kiwanont Sukhum – 200,000


14:40: Ori rails one, bubble round at hand
Level 15: 3000-5000 ante 5000

With 41 players remaining, Ori Kossonogi rails one in brutal fashion with Ac9c against 8d8s burning the set with a runner runner straight on a board 4dQc8hJd10h.

Ori Kossonogi – 180,000


14:20: Blinds up, 47 players remaining
Level 15: 3000-5000 ante 5000

Blinds are up, bubble is approaching with 39 players paid. The previous level saw another 8 players drop to bring the field down to 47.


13:40: Blinds up, 55 players remaining
Level 14: 2000-4000 ante 4000

Blinds are up and the field is down to 55 players. Hsiao Ming Chang continues to hold the lead with 560,000 in chips. Kiwanont Sukhum is second rank with 400,000, and Andrew Chong in third rank with 370,000.


13:00: Cards in the air for the Crazy Weekend final day
Level 13: 2000-3000 ante 3000

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Shuffle up and deal! Cards are flying at the final day of the Crazy Weekend event. 66 players in the field, each one seeking a spot in the money round which starts at 39th place. The day opens with 2000-3000 ante 3000 blinds with levels increasing every 40 minutes. We will have updates posted right here until a champion is crowned.


Crazy Weekend – Accumulator Format – Day 1 results

A combined 367 signed up for one of the newest formats in the menu, the Crazy Weekend Accumulator Format, with buy in offered at TWD 7,500 and TWD 15,000. This new game encouraged players to attempt for multiple stacks which could be combined in Day 2.

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After four entry heats, a total of 70 advanced with four of them bagging up two stacks each. One of them was Hsiao Ming Cheng who not only topped Day 1C with an enormous 411,000 stack, he also added 103,000 for qualifying at Day 1B.

End of all Day 1 chip counts and Payout breakdown

Day 1A: 105 entries / 14 qualifiers
Day 1B: 69 entries / 18 qualifiers
Day 1C: 91 entries / 12 qualifiers
Day 1D: 102 entries / 26 qualifiers

*Four players bagged two stacks

Final Day qualifiers: 66 players

1 Hsiao Ming Chang Taiwan 514,000
2 Lee Tian Yu Taiwan 317,000
3 Geronimo Justin Jerome Philippines 279,000
4 Yang Kai Sheng United States 273,000
5 Li Nien Heng Taiwan 260,000
6 Lian Herry Germany 236,000
7 Li Yun Taiwan 233,000
8 Fisher Slade Richard New Zealand 231,000
9 Ong Zi Sheng Malaysia 229,000
10 Kiwanont Sukhum Thailand 222,000
11 Wong Cho Fung Alan Hong Kong 212,000
12 Yeung Tsz Wai Hong Kong 204,000
13 Lim Kim Siong Malaysia 193,000
14 Lo Wei Taiwan 174,000
15 Liu Po Chun Taiwan 169,000
16 Chen Hsuan Chao Taiwan 153,000
17 Wong Charles Ying Wai Hong Kong 152,000
18 Li Chih Feng Taiwan 139,000
19 Pun Tsz Him Hong Kong 139,000
20 Lee Ruo Tian Taiwan 126,000
21 Kossonogi Ori Israel 121,000
22 Shen Chih Chien Taiwan 120,000
23 Yang Jen Hao Taiwan 120,000
24 Oh Sumin Korea, South 119,000
25 Chan Hung Pun Hong Kong 118,000
26 Shimojo Keijiro Japan 117,000
27 Chen Jung Chou Taiwan 115,000
28 Wu Jui Heng Taiwan 113,000
29 Zeng Katherine Canada 113,000
30 Lo Chien Hua Taiwan 112,000
31 Tsang Ka Yan Karen Hong Kong 102,000
32 Lam Pak Chuen Burton Hong Kong 100,000
33 Liu I Hsuan Taiwan 99,000
34 Lee Seongmin Korea, South 97,000
35 Lee Kuang Hung Taiwan 96,000
36 Wong Ho Tak Darius Honduras 95,000
37 Ng Wai Loon Malaysia 93,000
38 Lim Gai Lax Malaysia 92,000
39 Lee Junam Korea, South 91,000
40 Jung Sungrock Korea, South 89,000
41 Tsang Dicky Siu Hang Hong Kong 88,000
42 Hu Wei Chung Taiwan 86,000
43 Tan Hoong Kiat Malaysia 86,000
44 Li Jia Chi Taiwan 82,000
45 Alleson Richard Canada 79,000
46 Li Mu Ze Taiwan 77,000
47 Lau Wing Yu Hong Kong 74,000
48 Hsueh Chung Heng Taiwan 71,000
49 Ting Ho Yin Malaysia 68,000
50 Chong Chee Kiat Andrew Malaysia 67,000
51 Lin Yu Yung Taiwan 64,000
52 Chang Hao Ming Taiwan 63,000
53 Hsieh Tzu Chen Taiwan 63,000
54 Vayumhasuvan Vimin Thailand 58,000
55 Chen Jui Ting Taiwan 56,000
56 Lee Huai Sheng Taiwan 53,000
57 Lee Jaeho Korea, South 53,000
58 Wang Jun Zhong Taiwan 53,000
59 Huang Chien Ming Taiwan 51,000
60 Wan Siew Yong Malaysia 51,000
61 Chan Man Lok Macau 43,000
62 Lin Hua Wei Taiwan 34,000
63 Wai Sze Long Hong Kong 32,000
64 Lam Wai Kin Hong Kong 16,000
65 Au Wai Ho Hong Kong 14,000
66 Yeh Su Lung Taiwan 12,000

Payouts

Place
Payout in TWD
1 706,600
2 469,600
3 343,400
4 277,200
5 217,300
6 164,500
7 120,800
8 88,800
9 73,600
10-11 61,600
12-13 53900
14-15 48,600
16-17 43300
18-20 38,000
24-27 31,000
28-31 27,500
32-39 24,300

Sam Jerel En Zhi wins the Mystery Bounty and draws the biggest

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MYSTERY BOUNTY – Day 2

Buy in: TWD 10,000 (~US$ 330) – 197 entries
Buy in: TWD 20,000 (~USD 670) – 269 entries
Cash pool: TWD 3,991,0000 (~USD 130,160 )
Bounty pool: TWD 2,425,500 (~USD 79,100)
ITM: 57 places
*Payouts and bounty prizes breakdown at the bottom of the page
*Top bounty prize will be reserved for the final table

13:30: Burton Lam pulls biggest open bounty on first pull

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On the first pull of the day, Burton Lam drew the largest available bounty in the treasure chest of TWD 300,000 (~USD 9,780)!


Day 2 qualifiers by chip rank

Player Flag Stack Table Seat
Li Wei Te Taiwan 574,000 7 8
Chuang Tzh Hung Taiwan 493,000 2 8
Cheng Yi Hing Hong Kong 442,000 3 6
Lam Wai Kin Hong Kong 436,000 6 8
Kim Youhyun Korea, South 413,000 7 4
Pang Kwong Yuen Malaysia 388,000 1 8
Huang Chu Yi Taiwan 373,000 1 2
Pun Tsz Him Hong Kong 307,000 1 5
Pham Song Hau Vietnam 302,000 7 6
Chao Che Wei Taiwan 298,000 6 6
Cheung Julian Diamond Hong Kong 297,000 3 7
Tse Chi Ho Kevin Hong Kong 287,000 4 2
Phua Si Yang Singapore 283,000 7 5
Villa Hernan Jaybee Philippines 281,000 2 5
Cheung Chung Ching Hong Kong 277,000 7 2
Chan Man Lok Macau 273,000 1 6
Ho Chun Kit Hong Kong 272,000 1 4
Lau Wing Yu Hong Kong 272,000 3 1
Chen Jung Chou Taiwan 264,000 1 7
Lee Xiang Wei Alex Singapore 264,000 5 2
Huang Pin Hao Taiwan 213,000 2 3
Kim Donghyun Korea, South 209,000 4 1
You Jun Hong Malaysia 182,000 3 8
Sam Jereld En Zhi Singapore 170,000 4 8
Chao Shih I Taiwan 166,000 1 3
Geronimo Justin Jerome Philippines 163,000 4 7
Chung Ching Yang Taiwan 160,000 5 3
Jang Yuhyeon Korea, South 159,000 7 7
Lim Sangbeom Korea, South 158,000 1 1
Wei Yu Jen Taiwan 154,000 3 3
Li Chih Feng Taiwan 153,000 4 3
Tsang Ka Shun Hong Kong 152,000 2 7
Chung Yan Tak Hong Kong 139,000 2 6
Hsu Chin Ling Taiwan 134,000 5 1
Tsai Yi Ting Taiwan 131,000 6 7
Lam Pak Chuen Burton Hong Kong 130,000 4 4
Weng Chi Tsai Taiwan 116,000 5 7
Hsu Kai Cheng Taiwan 114,000 4 5
Tsang Cheuk Him Hong Kong 109,000 3 4
Wong Charles Ying Wai Hong Kong 107,000 3 5
Tan Jian Chee Malaysia 106,000 5 6
Cheung Park Yu Hong Kong 105,000 6 3
Dhanesh Vijaykumar Chainani Singapore 100,000 6 2
Chang Eli United States 96,000 6 5
Leong Juns Malaysia 91,000 5 8
Hoo Jen Huei Malaysia 82,000 2 1
Marcos Czar Ian Philippines 82,000 2 4
Hsu Lun Chang Taiwan 81,000 7 3
Ting Yim Chiu Hong Kong 81,000 2 2
Kok Siong Yian Malaysia 78,000 5 4
Yong Wai Keong Malaysia 73,000 6 1
Liew Chin Jack David Singapore 56,000 4 6
Yip Kwok Chun Hong Kong 43,000 5 5
Kuo Tzu Ching Taiwan 39,000 6 4
Lee Junam Korea, South 33,000 3 2

Day 1 breakdown

Day 1A: 96
Day 1B: 113 entries
Day 1C: 101 entries
Day 1D: 156 entries
Entries: 466
ITM: 57 places

Mystery Bounty prizes in TWD

470,000
300,000
216,000
170,000
132,500
106,000
80,000
54,500
45,000
37,000 x 2
33,000 x 2
29,500 x 2
26,500 x 2
23,500 x 3
21,000 x 3
18,500 x 4
16,000 x 4
14,000 x 8
12,000 x 18

 

Cheng En Hsieh bags the chip lead at Main Event Day 1A

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Just under seven hours of play, the Poker Dream Taiwan Main Event Day 1A concluded with ITM reached. Taiwan’s Cheng-En Hsieh bagged up the chip lead with 442,000, equivalent to 37 big blinds. Hsieh stormed to the top of the counts with a higher flush against Son Pham then went on the eliminate Ori Kossonogi and delivered the bubble by railing Wei Chun Cheng on a flip. The qualifiers now have a four night break before returning to the felt on Saturday, June 24 for Day 2.

End of Day 1A  – 4 players

Hsieh Cheng En Taiwan 442,000
Ew Wei Min Singapore 140,000
Yip Kwok Chun Hong Kong 104,000
Lau Wing Yu Hong Kong 94,000

Read up on the Main Event Day 1A action via the live updates posted below. We will be back on Wednesda7, June 21, 2023 for Main Event Day 1B.


Main Event Day 1A

Date: June 20, 2023
Buy in: TWD 11,000 (~USD 360)
Entries: 78 entries
ITM: 4 players
Chips in play: 780,000


18:50: Cheng Wei Chun bubbles! 
Level 19: 6000-12000 ante 12000

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After losing a costly showdown, Cheng Wei Chun was down to around 3 bb and managed to double up but on his next shove, he bumped the rail on the bubble. His final hand was 3s3c outflipped by Hsieh Cheng En’s Ac8h on a board 4cAs{kc|}5d4s.


18:45: Ew Wei Min doubles up
Level 19: 6000-12000 ante 12000

On a flop 4dQc9c and 56,000 in the pot, Ew Wei Min goes all in for 53,000 and Cheng Wei Chun tank-calls. Ew has 3c4c, Cheng with KhJh, the turn comes 6h and river Qs for a double up to Ew.

Ew Wei Min – 162,000
Cheng Wei Chun – 32,000


18:40: Hsieh Cheng En rails Ori Kossonogi
Level 19: 6000-12000 ante 12000

All in preflop, Ori Kossonogi KcQh behind Hsieh Cheng En AhQd. The board runs 8s3dJs3c9s to send Kossonogi packing.

Hsieh Cheng En – 310,000
Ori Kossonogi – eliminated

Bubble time!


18:35: Blinds up, 6 remaining
Level 19: 6000-12000 ante 12000

Blinds up again, 6 players remaining. Day 1A plays down to ITM of 5% of the field which is 4 players.


18:30: Ew Wei Min wins the three-way, Chien Hao eliminated
Level 18: 5000-10000 ante 10000

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Three way showdown, Ew Wei Min with 10d6d, Chien Hao with QsJh, and covering them both is Lau Ming Yu with 2h3c. The board runs out Ac8d7cKd9s, Ew improves to a straight to eliminate Chien and double up through Lau.

Ew Wei Min – 108,000
Lau Wing Yu – 95,000
Chien Hao – eliminated


18:25: Son Pham loses the race, Yip Kwok Chun soars
Level 18: 5000-10000 ante 10000

Yip Kwok Chun shoves from mid position and big blind Son Pham calls for all of his chips. Yip has Ah10h, Pham 5h5s for a flip. The board runs Jh10cAc6s8c to end Pham’s run.

Yip Kwok Chun – 182,000
Son Pham – eliminated


18:20: Son Pham scores two double ups
Level 18: 5000-10000 ante 10000

Son Pham is battling his way back in the game with two called-shoves won to rise to 66,000. His first shove was with KcKd over Ew Wei Min’s duty call 6d2s on the big blind. His second all in was AhJc and Ew called again, this time with KdJs. The board was 7s2h3cAs4h.

Son Pham – 66,000
Ew Wei Min – 18,000


18:15: Yip Kwok Chun doubles up through Chien Hao 
Level 18: 5000-10000 ante 10000

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Chien Hao shoves with KhQh and is called by Yip Kwok Chun with AcJs. With the board running Jc9hAd4s6h, Yip doubles up.

Yip Kwok Chun – 500,000
Chien Hao – 24,000


18:11: Blinds up, 8 players remaining
Level 18: 5000-10000 ante 10000

Blinds up again, 8 players remaining. Day 1A plays down to ITM of 5% of the field which is 4 players.


18:10: Hsieh Cheng En wins the pot
Level 17: 4000-8000 ante 8000

On a board Ah2h9hAsQs and 74,000 in the pot, Hsieh Cheng En bets 20,000, Cheng Wei Chun tank-folds.


18:05: Hsieh Cheng En zooms, Son Pham nosedives
Level 17: 4000-8000 ante 8000

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On a flop 7c2h5h and a pot of 50,000 brewed, Hsieh Cheng En goes all in, Son Pham tank-calls with slightly more chips. When Hsieh opens Jh9h, Pham is disappointed as he flips open his 10h8h. The turn 4s and river 4h improve them both to a flush with Hsieh having the higher spread.

Hsieh Cheng En – 180,000
Son Pham – 7,000


17:55: Son Pham doubles up
Level 17: 4000-8000 ante 8000

Son Pham all in with Kc10c, Cheng Wei Chun hopes to eliminate with Ac2s. When the board runs 3h10h5hQh8d, Pham fist pumps for the double up.

Son Pham – 104,000
Cheng Wei Chun – 177,000


17:50: Blinds up, 8 players remaining
Level 17: 4000-8000 ante 8000

Blinds up again, 8 players remaining. Day 1A plays down to ITM of 5% of the field which is 4 players.


17:45: Hsieh Cheng En wins the flip 
Level 16: 3000-6000 ante 6000

All in preflop, Hsieh Cheng En with kd}Js, Lau Wing Yu 5h5s for a flip. With the river pairing up Hsieh 7dAh7c10cJc, he survives and doubles up.

Hsieh Cheng En – 86,000
Lau Wing Yu – 105,000


17:40: Chien Hao lands two double ups
Level 16: 3000-6000 ante 6000

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Mid position Chien Hao with less than a big blind goes all in with KcJd and is challenged by Yip Kwok Chun on the small blind with Ac9d. The board runs out Ah6sKsJhQh for a double up to Chien.

Shortly after, he goes all in again, and again he has KhJc, Ori Kossonogi shoves with 9d9h, no other takers for a two-way showdown. The board runs out 6hJhJd10c5h for another double up to Chien.

Chien Hao – 63,000
Ori Kossonogi – 65,000
Yip Kwok Chun – 55,000


17:35: Diogo Pinieiro falls to Cheng Wei Chun
Level 16: 3000-6000 ante 6000

Mid position Cheng Wei Chun raises, button Hsieh Cheng En calls, small blind Diogo Pinieiro three-bet jams his last 37,000, Cheng and Hsieh call. At the flop 4c2cKh, Cheng bets 40,000, Hsieh folds. Pinieiro has 9c8c, Hsieh with KcQd top pair. The turn Js and river 4s sends Pinieiro packing.

Cheng Wei Chun – 220,000
Diogo Pinieiro – eliminated


17:30: Hsieh Cheng En outdraws Pinieiro
Level 16: 3000-6000 ante 6000

On a board Ad5h9s5s and 56,000 in the pot, Diogo Pinieiro goes all in, Hsieh Cheng En folds. The two meet up again, Hsieh is all in with Ad8h, Pinieiro with As10h. The board runs out 4d6d8c3cAc for a double up to Hsieh.

Hsieh Cheng En – 76,000
Diogo Pinieiro – 37,000


17:26: Blinds up, 9 remaining
Level 16: 3000-6000 ante 6000

Blinds up again, 9 players remaining. Day 1A plays down to ITM of 5% of the field which is 4 players.


17:25: Tan Ong Kwan eliminated by Lau Wing Yu
Level 15: 3000-5000 ante 5000

Tan Ong Kwan all in for his last 23,000 with Ah6s and is put at risk by big stacked Lau Wing Yu with Kc9h. The board runs out 5d8d6h7s4c for a straight to Lau.

Down to the final 9 players. ITM at 4 places.


17:20: Ori Kossonogi hardbets Pinieiro
Level 15: 3000-5000 ante 5000

Big pot already brewed and the turn comes Kh3h6hQs. Big blind Ori Kossonogi bets 20,000, button Diogo Pinieiro tank calls. On the river 5h, Kossonogi shoves his last 20,000, Pinieiro folds and hopes for Kossonogi to show but no such luck.

Ori Kossonogi – 108,000
Diogo Pinieiro – 41,000


17:15: Lau Wing Yu rails Elvis Lim
Level 15: 3000-5000 ante 5000

Short stacked Elvis Lim all in with Qd5h and falls to Lau Wing Yu with Ks7s on a board of 4sKcQs6sJh

Lau Wing Yu – 105,000
Elvis Lim – eliminated


17:10: Lau Wing Yu jams for the pot
Level 15: 3000-5000 ante 5000

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On a flop Ah8d5d, Cheng Wei Chun bets 9000, Lau Wing Yu shoves 39,000. Cheng tank-folds.


17:05: Blinds up, 11 players remaining
Level 15: 3000-5000 ante 5000

Blinds up again, 11 players remaining. Day 1A plays down to ITM of 5% of the field which is 4 players.


17:00: Four-way shove, Ew Wei Min ships, eliminates Lim
Level 14: 2000-4000 ante 4000

Kai Cheng Hsu }ac}Jc
Hsieh Cheng En AdJh
Sangbeom Lim 6h6d
Ew Wei Min 10h10c

Board runs 7s5cKs4c5h for a four way pick up to Ew and  Lim is eliminated.

Ew Wei Min – 130,000


16:55: Diogo Pinieiro rivers it 
Level 14: 2000-4000 ante 4000

Diogo Pinieiro was getting ready to go when he saw the board complete 10s