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.
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 (~$95,187) top prize and a trophy for his collection. He also slid into the top spot of the Player of the Festival race.
The NT$ 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 (~$6,465)
Prize pool: NT$ 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|
|4th||Jun Hao Wu||Singapore||$907,400|
|5th||Wen Kai Chen||Taiwan||$655,600|
|6th||Chia Yun Wu||Taiwan||$494,300|
Korea’s IM HEESOO wins the Single Day High Roller
Buy in: NT$ 100,000 (~$3,230)
Prize pool: NT$ 297,700 (~$96,250)
ITM: 5 places
|1st||Im Heesoo||South Korea||$1,220,500|
|2nd||Chi Hung Ho||Taiwan||$744,200|
|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.
|Chih Feng Li||Taiwan||181,735||23|
|Ming Chang Xiao||155,000||19|
|Wei Cheng Yin||Taiwan||135,500||17|
|Chao Ting Cheng||Taiwan||129,000||16|
|Chun Han Lin||Taiwan||89,500||11|
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|
|CHUNG YI HO||475|
|LEE KUN HAN||375|
|SEUNG HUN KO||375|
|YI WEI PENG||350|
|WEI TING CHEN||300|
|YU SHENG LIN||300|
|CHUNG LIANG LIN||300|
|PI YING HSU||300|
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