USOP Taiwan Day 9 winners: Webster Lim triumphs against Nevan Chang at Heads Up Challenge; Ming Nan Chou, Dae Woong Song, Po Wen Fang win events


It is getting down to the wire at U Series of Poker (USOP) Taiwan with Day 9 now done an dusted. The highlight of the day was none other than the Main Event which jammed the Asia Poker Arena all day. We have that story for you via the link below.

USOP Taiwan Main Event turnout through the roof as prize pool catapults to over USD 1 Million; Singapore’s Guan Hao Tan leads in 139 players

In other news, four new USOP winners were minted. The first was Malaysia’s Webster Chin Wei Lim who defeated Nevan Yu Chung Chang at the Heads Up Challenge. Other winners were Ming Nan Chou, Dae Woong Song, and Po Wen Fang. Scroll down for the highlights.

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WEBSTER CHIN WEI LIM denies Nevan Chang the Heads Up Challenge title


The exciting two-day Heads Up Challenge brought together an A-list lineup of 18 contenders, featuring defending champion Yo Hwan “BoxeR” Lim and the previous runner-up Nevan Yu Chung Chang. In a thrilling quarterfinals showdown, Chang and Lim faced off, and this time Chang emerged victorious, securing his place in the semifinals. He went on to defeat Malaysia’s Foo Lai Heng for a back-to-back Heads Up Challenge finals berth.

In the other bracket, Malaysia’s Webster Chin Wei Limcleaned out the competition, finishing off Japan’s Nobuaki Sasaki at the quarters and South Korea’s Jae Sung Lee in the semis to meet Chang at the finals.

The long and intense match concluded with Lim outdueling Chang to capture his first ever USOP title and a cool NTD 357,400 (~USD 11,500) payout. As for Chang, he had to settle for another runner-up finish in this event.

Date: January 12 to 13, 2024
Buy in: NTD 50,000 (~USD 1,600)
Entries: 18
Prize Pool: NTD 794,500 (~USD 25,540)
ITM: 4 places

Rank Player Flag Payout in NTD
1 Webster Lim Malaysia 357,400
2 Yu Chung Chang Taiwan 214,500
3-4 Lai Heng Foo Malaysia 111,300
4-4 Jae Sung Lee South Korea 111,300

MING NAN CHOU wins first USOP title at Bubble Rush


It was fast action at get-go with 40 runners charging at the Bubble Rush event. The event started with 15 minute levels that increased to 25 minutes after the bubble burst. After nine hours of play, Taiwan’s Ming Nan Chou closed it out for his first USOP title and a payout of NTD 143,200 (~USD 4,600). Also running deep event winner France’s Vincent Chauve in 3rd place.

Date: January 13, 2024
Buy in: NTD 10,000 (~USD 320)
Entries: 40
Prize Pool: NTD 349,200 (~USD 11,225)
ITM: 5 places

Rank Player Flag Payout in NTD
1 Ming Nan Chou Taiwan 143,200
2 Yang Jie Xu Taiwan 87,300
3 Dou Houng Chien Taiwan 52,400
4 Vincent Chauve France 38,400
5 Zhiyu Wang Australia 27,900

DAE WOONG SONG wins first USOP title at 6-Card PLO


The 6-Card PLO event drew a light field of 39 runners with South Korean star player Dae Woong Song emerging victorious to lock up his first USOP win. Song earned NTD 80,800 (~USD 2,600).

Date: January 13, 2024
Buy in: NTD 6,000 (~USD 192)
Entries: 39
Prize Pool: NTD 196,800 (~USD 6,325)
ITM: 5 places

Rank Player Flag Payout in NTD
1 Dae Woong Song South Korea 80,800
2 Yu Hao Hsiao Taiwan 49,200
3 Federico Faranda Germany 29,500
4 Kai Yi Sun China 21,600
5 Jun Li UK 15,700

PO WEN FANG wins first USOP title at Deepstack – Hyper Turbo


Taiwan continues to rake in trophies with Po Wen Fang becoming the 18th player to take down an event. Fang outlasted the 86 entry field of the evening’s Deepstack Hyper Turbo to claim the NTD 118,500 (~USD 3,815) top prize and his first USOP trophy.

Date: January 13, 2024
Buy in: NTD 5,000 (~USD 160)
Entries: 86
Prize Pool: NTD 367,100 (~USD 11,800)
ITM: 11 places

Rank Player Flag Payout in NTD
1 Po Wen Fang Taiwan 118,500
2 Chee Kiong Goh Singapore 71,600
3 Thomas Liffick UK 44,500
4 Kensuke Tajika Japan 30,100
5 Seung Jin Park South Korea 22,900
6 Kim Hak Do South Korea 18,400
7 Tsung Han Chen Taiwan 15,200
8 Hera Kim South Korea 12,800
9 Hai Wei Teo Singapore 11,800
10 Yu Ting Chen Taiwan 11,000
11 Li Chun Liu Taiwan 10,300

USOP Taiwan 2024

In partnership with the Chinese Texas Hold’em Poker Association (CTP), USOP Taiwan runs from January 5 to 15, 2024 at the largest brick and mortar poker room in the region, Asia Poker Arena in Taipei City. With nine of the eleven days in the books, 38 of the 45 trophies have already been claimed. Only 7 left! There’s still time to win yours!

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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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