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WPT Prime Taiwan: Hon Cheong “Ivan” Lee ships Super High Roller; Im Heesoo wins Single Day HR; Masaya Hayami leads PLO Day 1, 14 remain

 

WPT Prime Taiwan enters its eighth day at the Chinese Texas Hold’em Poker Association (CTP Club) with games kicking off on November 11 and running through November 21. A total of 13 events have completed with two new champions emerging last night. Hong Kong’s Hon Cheong Lee aka Ivan Lee shipped the Super High Roller and Korea’s Im Heesoo topped the Single Day High Roller. At the PLO event, 14 players survived led by Japan’s Masaya Hayami. We’ve got those results below including an update on the Player of the Festival race.

With the festival down to its final stretch, at the top of the menu is the Main Event featuring a NT$ 10,000,000 guarantee. That figure is well on its way to being shattered with 189 entries seen at Day 1A and a much larger turnout anticipated for Day 1B which starts at 1pm today, Friday, November 18. Click on the link provided for all the info.

WPT Prime Taiwan – MAIN EVENT info
WPT Prime Taiwan – MAIN EVENT Day 1A

HON CHEONG “IVAN” LEE ships the Super High Roller

Hon Cheong Lee aka Ivan Lee lifted his career first WPT title and it couldn’t have been more glorious than taking down the Super High Roller event. Lee topped a stellar field of fellow pros that included multi decorated Michael Soyza and hottest running Asian player today, Thailand’s Punnat Punsri. For his achievement, Lee locked up the NT$ 2,944,000 (~$95,187) top prize and a trophy for his collection. He also slid into the top spot of the Player of the Festival race.

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The NT$ 200K buy in Super High Roller event was a two-day affair with 33 players and 14 re-entries for a total prize pool of NT$ 8,662,100 (~$280,060). Entering the final day, 14 players returned with Hamish Crawshaw at the helm however he could not turn it into cash. Same as well for Natalie Teh. Both players reached the final table but fell short.

The first to the money was Soyza in 7th place followed by the last two locals hoping to seal the win for Taiwan. The remaining four players were hunting down their first WPT title. For Punsri, he had just returned from cashing at the WSOPE Main Event and was looking for redemption. However, it was not to be, settling instead for 3rd place while Lee went on to defeat Seung Hun Ko to capture his first live tournament title of the year.

Buy in: NT$ 200,000 (~$6,465)
Entries: 47
Prize pool: NT$ 8,662,100 (~$280,060)
ITM: 7 places

1st Hon Cheong Lee Hong Kong $2,944,000
2nd Seung Hun Ko South Korea $1,962,600
3rd Punnat Punsri Thailand $1,308,400
4th Jun Hao Wu Singapore $907,400
5th Wen Kai Chen Taiwan $655,600
6th Chia Yun Wu Taiwan $494,300
7th Michael Soyza Malaysia $389,800

Korea’s IM HEESOO wins the Single Day High Roller

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Buy in: NT$ 100,000 (~$3,230)
Entries: 33
Prize pool: NT$ 297,700 (~$96,250)
ITM: 5 places

1st Im Heesoo South Korea $1,220,500
2nd Chi Hung Ho Taiwan $744,200
3rd Phachara Wongwichit Thailand $446,600
4th Sparrow Cheung Hong Kong $327,500
5th Sung Joo Hyun South Korea $238,200

Event 15: PLO (2-Day Event) – Day 1 chip counts

The lone PLO event saw 73 runners take on this variant for a prize pool of NT$ 1,607,400. By the end of the 16 scheduled rounds of play, 14 survived. They return today, Friday, November 18 at 1pm to chase down the money which starts at 10th place and the NT$ 492,600 top prize.

Player Flag Chips BB
Masaya Hayami Japan 328,500 41
Yoon Kang Australia 250,788 31
Michael Soyza Malaysia 248,500 31
Kristof Segers Belgium 217,500 27
Chih Feng Li Taiwan 181,735 23
Ming Chang Xiao 155,000 19
Hayato Kitajima Japan 152,500 19
Wei Cheng Yin Taiwan 135,500 17
Daisuke Ogita Japan 135,500 17
Chao Ting Cheng Taiwan 129,000 16
JP Yu Taiwan 105,000 13
Hisahi Yamanouchi Japan 99,000 12
Chun Han Lin Taiwan 89,500 11
Rolands Norietis Latvia 72,000 9

Player of the Festival – after 11 events

Hon Chenog Lee takes the lead after 11 events. Lee topped the Super High Roller event and placed 2nd at the Megastack NLH.

HON CHEONG LEE 725
CHINYAO WANG 500
CHUNG YI HO 475
SPARROW CHEUNG 435
MOTOYOSHI 400
LEE KUN HAN 375
SEUNG HUN KO 375
YI WEI PENG 350
WEI TING CHEN 300
YU SHENG LIN 300
CHUNG LIANG LIN 300
WU HUNGHSIANG 300
NATALIE TEH 300
VICTOR CHONG 300
PI YING HSU 300

Stick with us at Somuchpoker as we bring you updates of the ongoing series.

Links:

WPT Prime Taiwan – Event Payouts

WPT Prime Taiwan – Main Event Day 1A results

WPT Prime Taiwan underway – first five events 
WPT Prime Taiwan – Event 6 – 9

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Triccia David

Triccia David has long experience as a recreational poker player and has been covering poker events since 2010 for numerous outfits. She spent a year working part time with Poker Portal Asia and later became the editor and 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 blogger for several other major events in the Philippines. Currently, she is in charge of events reporting for Somuchpoker.

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