WPT Prime Taiwan – Day 4 highlights: Yan Chen Jiang, Wei Tsung Chen, Chien Hsiang Hung claim trophies; ME Warm Up down to Final 9; Eli Chang leads HR Warm Up


Day 4 at the World Poker Tour (WPT) Prime Taiwan was roaring with six events lighting up host venue Asia Poker Arena in Taipei City. At the close, three events bagged up and three players captured their career first WPT win. We’ve got all those results down below.

WPT Prime Taiwan – Festival Results
WPT Prime Taiwan – Player Guide

Event 1: Man Event Warm Up – Day 2 results

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Day 2 of the Main Event Warm Up saw 81 players return to action and after ten hours of play, the final 9 players emerged led by Yun Yang Hsiao (pictured above seated in white). Yun is on course for his first live title but he will have to overcome stiff competition with Jing Jie Chen and multi-decorated Alan Pham hot on his heels. Also in the lineup were Chia Yun Wu who recently championed the record breaking Taiwan Millions Tournament 14 Main Event and Kuang Hung Lee who entered Day 2 ranked fourth.

Main Event Warm Up Day 2 – Chip Counts

The Main Event Warm Up drew an impressive field of 635 entries for a prize pool of TWD 5,389,600 ~(USD 169,400). The money flowed on Day 2 with the largest cuts yet to be claimed. The final 9 players are guaranteed TWD 97,000 (~USD 3,050) while the champion is slated to earn a substantial TWD 984,600 (~USD 30,950).

Watch the final 9 race to victory via the Main Event Warm Up – Final 9 – Livestream

Date: August 8 to 12, 2023
Buy in: TWD 10,000 (~USD 315)
Guarantee: TWD 3,000,000 (~USD 94,300)
Total entries: 635
Prize pool: TWD 5,389,600 ~(USD 169,400)
ITM: 81 places

Chips in play: 19,050,000
Average stack: 2,116,667

Final 9 players

Player Flag Stack
Yun Yang Hsiao Taiwan 4,440,000
Jing Jie Chen Taiwan 4,180,000
Alan Pham Australia 3,723,000
Chia Yu Shr Taiwan 2,535,000
Yu Xuan Pan Taiwan 1,625,000
Jackie Wu Taiwan 850,000
Jack Wei Taiwan 810,000
Chia Yun Wu Taiwan 600,000
Kuang Hun Lee Taiwan 225,000

*Day 2 payouts to be posted

Remaining payouts

Place Payout in TWD
1 984,600
2 656,000
3 483,000
4 359,500
5 270,500
6 206,000
7 158,500
8 123,000
9 97,000

Event 8: Mystery Bounty – Day 1A results

Day 1A of the Mystery Bounty 5M guaranteed was the hottest item on the menu with 195 runners signing up. The heat played down to ITM of 25 players. Notable players Yu Chung Chang, JIa Chi Lee, Kyle Bao Diep, Kar Wee Chee bagged up hefty stacks, and sitting high up top was Ker Paw Lin who dwarfed the competition with a massive 1,245,000.

The survivors have a day break while they await the results of Day 1B and Day 1C, both heats taking place on Saturday, August 12, 2023 at 11:30am and 4pm.

Date: August 11 to 13, 2023
Buy in: TWD 16,500 (~USD 520)
Guarantee: TWD 5,000,000 (~USD 157,160)
Day 1A: 195 entries / 25 ITM
Day 1B: Saturday, August 12, 2023 at 11:30am (blinds increase every 30 minutes)
Day 1C: Saturday, August 12, 2023 at 4pm (blinds increase every 25 minutes)

End of Day 1A survivors

Player Flag Stack
Ker Paw Lin Taiwan 1,245,000
Yu Chung Chang Taiwan 676,000
Jia Chi Lee Taiwan 594,000
Kyle Bao Diep Vietnam 553,000
Kar Wee Chee Malaysia 509,000
Hao Kai Wu Taiwan 406,000
Chang Le Lin Taiwan 397,000
Hsiao Wei Wu Taiwan 388,000
Yu Chi Liu Taiwan 388,000
Fung Kong Hong Kong 332,000
Philemon Ip Hong Kong 318,000
Tse Hsien Lee Taiwan 276,000
Chun Ho Edward Yam Hong Kong 235,000
Yu Fan Tsai Taiwan 209,000
Yang Wang Australia 154,000
Ka Lok Tsang Hong Kong 153,000
Sparrow Cheung Hong Kong 152,000
Chun An Chou Taiwan 127,000
Kenny Shih Taiwan 122,000
Chung Chih Kuan Taiwan 119,000
Li Han Huang Taiwan 118,000
Thibaut Blondel France 106,000
Chen Yu Liu Taiwan 104,000
Kai Cheng Hsu Taiwan 91,000
Matthew Bevin Australia 70,000

Event 9: 2 Day HR Warm Up – Day 1 results

Yu Chung Chang – file photo

The 2 Day High Roller Warm up saw a field of 30 entries for a prize pool of TWD 1,34,100 (~USD 41,620). The event wrapped up at ITM of five players. Impressively, Yu Chung Chang was among the survivors, he was also seen bagging up at Day 1A of the Mystery Bounty. USA’s Eli Chang topped the counts and was the only player to cross a million in chips. Action resumes at 1pm on Saturday, August 12, 2023. Up for grabs is the TWD 497,000 (~USD 15,575) top prize.

Date: August 11 to 12, 2023
Buy in: TWD 50,000 (~USD 1,570)
Entries: 30
Prize pool: TWD 1,34,100 (~USD 41,620)
ITM: 5 places

Chips in play: 3,000,000
Average stack: 600,000
Day 2 blinds: 8,000-16,000 ante 16,000 (11:00 remaining)

Player Flag Stack BB
Eli Chang USA 1,091,000 68
David Erquiaga Philippines 676,000 42
Yu Chung Chang Taiwan 570,000 36
Chi Jen Chu Taiwan 367,000 23
Vamerdino Magsakay Philippines 295,000 18

First time WPT winners

Day 4 added three more players to the winners list, each one capturing their first ever WPT trophy.

Yan Chen Jiang wins the Deepstack Turbo

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Yan Chen Jiang

Date: August 11, 2023
Buy in: TWD 8,000 (~USD 250)
Entries: 69
Prize pool: TWD 468,600 (~USD 14,730)
ITM: 9 places

Place Player Flag Payout in TWD
1 Yan Chen Jiang Taiwan 164,000
2 Sing Fu Chen Taiwan 93,700
3 Cheng Chang Hu Taiwan 57,400
4 Pin Lun Li Taiwan 41,000
5 Po Theng Huang Taiwan 31,600
6 Paul Milon France 24,600
7 Kristof Segers Belgium 21,100
8 Thomas Lemoisne France 18,700
9 Yuhao Chang Taiwan 16,500

Wei Tsung Chen wins the PLO 15/15/15

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Wei Tsung Chen

Date: August 11,2023
Buy in: TWD 10,000 (~USD 315)
Entries: 27
Prize pool: TWD 235,800 (~USD 7,410)
ITM: 4 places

Place Player Flag Payout in TWD
1 Wei Tsung Chen Taiwan 106,000
2 Jheng Gang Li Taiwan 63,700
3 Moo Jae USA 40,100
4 Cheli Lin Taiwan 26,000

Chien Hsiang Hung wins the Deepstack Turbo 10K Bounty

hung chien hsiang

Date: August 11, 2023
Buy in: TWD 22,000 (~USD 690)
Entries: 43
Prize pool: TWD 404,200 (~USD 12,705)
Bounty pool: TWD 43,000 (~USD 1,350)
ITM: 6 places

*Bounties not included

Place Player Flag Payout in TWD
1 Chien Hsiang Hung Taiwan 157,600
2 Yang Hsin Shih Taiwan 93,000
3 Kenny Hsiung USA 56,600
4 Lee Kun Han Taiwan 40,400
5 Jaeho Ryue Korea 32,300
6 Chien Chih Weng Taiwan 24,300

WPT Player of the Festival

The WPT Player of the Festival race is on! Below are the standings after three completed events (Event 2, Event 3, Event 4), The three event winners each earned 300 points. More points to collect with over 40 point-generating events scheduled. The player with the most points accrued at the end of the series wins a WPT Passport worth USD 5,000 to any WPT Main Tour in 2023.

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WPT Prime Taiwan Season XXI Key Highlights

Four days in the books with plenty of action still ahead. WPT Prime Taiwan boasts the richest and most extensive lineup ever announced by the global brand in Asia. A total of 46 trophy events are scheduled highlighted by the Main Event. Make sure to check the schedule link provided for all the details and structure.

WPT Prime Taiwan – Full Schedule

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The WPT Prime Main Event gets underway on August 17 and runs until August 21. For a buy in of TWD 33,000 (~USD 1,075), players have a shot at the mighty USD 1,000,000 guarantee. This is the largest tournament prize pool advertised by the WPT for Taiwan. To further display the worth of this event, the champion will receive a 2023 WPT World Championship seat worth USD 10,400. The WPT value-adds airfare and accommodation.

Other big events are the Mystery Bounty TWD 5,000,000 (~USD 162,245) guaranteed from August 11 to 13 and 8 Max Championship TWD 2,000,000 (~USD 65,150) guaranteed from August 14 to 15.

For high rollers,  the CTP High Stakes Challenge is the most expensive with buy in of TWD 300,000 (~USD 9,475). The WPT Prime Super High Roller and WPT Prime High Roller 3K are also big wig favorites and are certain to attract the creme de la creme of the region.

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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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