USOP: Poker2U Taiwan Series underway at the CTP Club in Taipei!


The mood is electric here at the first ever U Series of Poker live festival! At 1pm (Taiwan time) the USOP: Poker2U Taiwan Series got underway at the Chinese Texas Hold’em Poker Association (CTP Club) in Taipei City.

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Opening the festivities was the TWD 2,000,000 (~$65,260) guaranteed Kick Off event with over 50 players quickly pulling up seats for Flight A. That number has since doubled. This is the first of five tournaments featuring a guarantee. There is still plenty of time to join the action with Flight A registration closing at 6:20pm and Flight B (Turbo) closing at 9:40pm. Buy in is TWD 8,000 (~$260).

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As added incentive, players that purchased the Early Bird Premium Package received a goodie bag filled with exclusive brand merchandise that included a Poker2U jacket, Poker2U cap, USOP power bank, playing cards, masks, and stickers. Also in the package are Bubble Protection to the Main Event. To get your hands on one of these hot bags, make sure to sign up for the package before Kick Off Flight A closes.

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Yesniyazov Murat – UPoker player from Kazakhstan

Taking a sweep of the field, quite a number of international players have made their way to the series. Among those in the crowd were Shyh Chyn Lim, Duy Ho, Benedict Koh, Diego Iglesias from Spain, and UPoker player Yesniyazov Murat who flew in from Kazakhstan. Among the locals were En Ching Wu, Fu Bang Huang, Chung Yi Ho, Kun Han Lee, and Chia Yun Wu.

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Tommy Liew (USOP) and Mandy Lim

The opening level was exciting for the early goers with everyone seated eligible to win the Lucky Draw. Malaysia’s Mandy Lim emerged the luckiest to win a seat to the Mystery Bounty Flight A worth TWD 10,000 (~$330).

The inaugural USOP: Poker2U Taiwan Series runs from February 10 to 19. A guaranteed TWD 20,000,000 (~$65,260) awaits players and 23 event trophies up for grabs. Players will find that the schedule has something for every bankroll with buy ins ranging from TWD 8,000 (~$265) to TWD 66,000 (~$2,190). Key events to list down:

Tournament Dates Guarantee Buy in
MAIN EVENT February 15 to 19 TWD 10,000,000 TWD 20,000
Kick Off February 10 to 11 TWD 2,000,000 TWD 8,000
Mystery Bounty February 11 to 13 TWD 3,000,000 TWD 10,000
High Roller February 14 to 15 TWD 3,000,000 TWD 66,000
Megastack February 18 to 19 TWD 2,000,000 TWD 15,000

USOP: Poker 2U Taiwan Series – Schedule and ePlayer guide

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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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