APT Taipei 2024 Main Event boasts richest NTD 72 Million (~USD 2.2M) country prize pool, Jia Lee stacks the highest; Pete Chen and Craig Cooper triumph over side events

Cards continue to fall at the Asia Poker Arena and Chinese Mahjong League with the APT Taipei 2024 counting down the days until a new Main Event champion is crowned. This year’s festivities posted the tour’s largest guarantee of all-time and proudly smashed the record after four qualifying flights. With NTD 72,232,020 (~USD 2,287,160) in […]

CTP 6th Anniversary Series: Yu Liu wins the Main Event; Chi Jen Chen awarded Player of the Series; Opener sets a new record; Festival highlights and results 

The Chinese Texas Hold’em Poker Association wrapped up its 2021 calendar season with a record smashing 6th Anniversary Series. Taking place from December 1 to 12, locals and a handful of foreigners from all over Taiwan converged at the main CTP Poker Club in Taipei to amass a grand prize pool of NT$ 17,696,700 (~US$ […]

Update on Asian players at the 2021 WSOP 

The 52nd annual World Series of Poker may be a long trek for players in Asia, and even longer for those that have to park at a third country before being allowed entry into the United States, however that hasn’t deterred the die-hards from making the pilgrimage. After four weeks of games completed at the […]

2021 WSOP Halftime Highlights: Phil Hellmuth on fire; Three victories for Asia; Two golds for Zinno; Addamo and Lazrus win a million; Friedman makes history

With 27 days of games in the books, the 52nd annual World Series of Poker has reached its halfway point. Before cards went flying on September 30, it was uncertain if the prestigious event would draw a big crowd, especially with mandatory vaccination and travel restrictions imposed on select international travelers. However, that concern was […]

2021 WSOP: Glory days for Taiwan as Pete Chen wins, James Chen runner up; Anthony Zinno grabs third bracelet; One gold each for Vladimir Peck and Dejuante Alexander 

Action packed halls at the 52nd Annual World Series of Poker as players sought after the next gold bracelets on offer. The past two days saw Taiwan shine with two of the country’s well known pros providing all the thrill. Pete Chen captured his first ever gold bracelet at Online Event #3: $400 NL Hold’em […]

Asia Pacific players expected at the WSOP; Pete Chen on the felt!

The highly awaited 52nd World Series of Poker has finally arrived and despite the full vaccination requirement and border restrictions, players from all over are expected to flood the Rio All Suite Hotel & Casino for a shot at the coveted bracelets. Among those making the pilgrimage are well known Asia Pacific players. Somuchpoker reached […]

2021 WSOP Online bracelet winners #5 – #8: Jeremiah Williams, Tyler Denson, Michael Mercaldo, Carlos Welch; Taiwan’s Pete Chen joins the action

The 2021 World Series of Poker Online [USA leg], ongoing at platform, minted another four new winners. Seizing gold bracelets were American players Jeremiah “freestylerr” Williams, Tyler “ShipTheShip” Denson, Michael “Stiltwalk” Mercaldo, and Carlos “CarlosWelch” Welch, all of them were first time WSOP champions.  With eight players now having turned their dreams into reality, […]

Outstanding pro Pete Chen signs up with Natural8’s Team Hot

Asia’s leading online poker platform is on a roll, taking the industry’s top pros under its wing in promotion of its fastest-growing network. Just recently, Natural8 has partnered with well-known pro Pete Yen Han Chen, including him in their roster of ambassadors. Chen is set to represent the platform on both live and online games […]