Taiwan Millions Tournament 14 off to record breaking start – sponsored by Natural8 – July 14 to 31 in Taipei City

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The Taiwan Millions Tournament (TMT) is back for its 14th edition, and action is already underway! Kicking off on July 14, 2023, the beloved homegrown festival was off to an incredible start. On opening day, over 500 players poured in for the Freeroll to the Kick-Off event. The overwhelming response resulted in a long line and a cap of 10 tables. The energy continued to surge on the second day with the Kick-Off event setting a new record of 1,264 entries and generating double the NTD 2,000,000 guarantee. 

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From its humble beginnings of just ten events, TMT has grown immensely in five short years. The latest edition, TMT 14, is designed to be bigger than ever with an extended 18 days of non-stop poker running from July 14 to 31 at the newly opened Asia Poker Arena in Taipei City, Taiwan. 

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A couple of standout features is the enormous NTD 20,000,000 (~USD 648,400) in guaranteed prize pools, which is a significant increase compared to the previous edition. The Main Event, with its NTD 10,000,000 (~USD 324,200) guarantee, is also a substantial boost.  

TMT 13 – NTD 10,000,000 festival guarantee
TMT 14 – NTD 20,000,000 festival guarantee

TMT 13 Main Event – NTD 5,000,000 guarantee
TMT 14 Main Event – NTD 10,000,000 guarantee

To date, the richest TMT was the 12th edition with a grand  festival payout over NTD 39.5 Million equivalent to 1.3 Million USD. If TMT 14 continues its blockbuster pace, it should easily breach that figure. 

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Chih Hsien Lin – Warm Up Giant Stack champion

Another noteworthy aspect of TMT 14 is the number of events. With 40 scheduled tournaments, that’s exactly twice the amount of the previous edition. Two players have already captured trophies, Chih Hsien Lin (Warm Up Giant Stack), and Jia Chi Lee (NLH Turbo). 

Taiwan Millions Tournament 14 – FULL SCHEDULE

As always, prices are very affordable with buy ins ranging from NTD 2,500 (~USD 81) to NTD 22,000 (~USD 700). There are also Daily Deepstack events held every night with buy in of NTD 1,500 (~USD 48). Here’s look at some of the key events.

Event Guarantee in NTD Date
Buy in NTD
Megastack 500,000 July 16 6,000
Giant Stack 1,000,000 July 17 to 19 7,000
Mystery Bounty 3,000,000 July 20 to 23 6,000
MAIN EVENT 10,000,000 July 23, 27 to 31 8,000
Championship 2,000,000 July 24 to 25 12,000
High Roller 6-Max
July 29 to 30 22,000
Mini Main Event 1,000,000 July 30 8,000
NLH 500,000 July 31 3,500

Main Event – NTD 10,000,000 (~USD 324,200) guarantee

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TMT 14 Trophies

The most anticipated highlight of the festival is the Main Event and as mentioned above, it features an impressive NTD 10,000,000 guarantee. Sponsored by online platform Natural8, a whopping 182 seats have already been won via online satellites with more to be claimed. Only two online satellites remain, both are scheduled for July 16. Buy in is NTD 800.

For those that prefer the on-site route, there are five Day 1 heats to choose from and three satellites to specific starting days. Make sure to review the schedule.

Main Event info

Dates: July 23, 27 to 31
Buy in: NTD 8,000 (~USD 260)
Guarantee: NTD 10,000,000 (~USD 324,200)
Day 1A: July 23 – Early Bird
Day 1B: July 27
Day 1C: July 28
Day 1D: July 29
Day 1E: July 29 – Turbo
Day 2: July 30
Final table: July 31

*All photos by CTP Club

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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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