World Poker Tour Prime Taiwan brought together 189 runners to the Main Event and after 11 hours of play, Singapore’s Carter Chan stole the show, delivering the bubble to end Day 1A. Chan also set the bar high for the next starting day, bagging up a mammoth 691,000 in chips. Read up on the action via the Live Updates on WPT.com
End of Day 1A chip counts
|Yo Hwan Lim||South Korea||575,000|
|Kuan Chieh Chen||Taiwan||485,000|
|Tsung Mao Liao||Taiwan||419,000|
|Chun Liang Kuo||Taiwan||278,000|
|Yen Po Chen||Taiwan||276,000|
|Yi Wei Peng||Taiwan||255,000|
|Je Young Park||South Korea||185,000|
|Chi Yin Tsai||Taiwan||154,000|
|Deng Kai Deng||Taiwan||143,000|
|Chen Hsuan Ting||Taiwan||138,000|
|Pi Ying Hsu||Taiwan||131,000|
|Seung Hwan Baek||South Korea||125,000|
|Chieh Fu Lin||Taiwan||111,000|
|Jun Feng Wang||Australia||110,000|
|Yu Je Nam||South Korea||107,000|
|Yi Syun Ciou||Taiwan||95,000|
|Yu Fan Chang||Taiwan||92,000|
|Yen Han Chen||Taiwan||85,000|
The Main Event opened at 1pm on Thursday, November 17 at the Chinese Texas Hold’em Poker Association (CTP Club) in Taipei City. Welcoming in the players was WPT CEO Adam Pliska, along with WPT Live Events Specialist Danny McDonagh, WPT Host Ashleigh Lawrence, CTP Club’s Raymond Wong and Ross Wen.
Less than two hours in, the field breached 100 entries and eventually closed at 189. Among the bigwigs that graced the felt were Chen An Lin, Brian Tougias, and Yohwan Lim. Only the latter advanced, packing up the second largest stack out of the 24 remaining players. Another notable player surviving the heat was Yen Han “Pete” Chen though as the shortest stack.
Besting Lim by one spot was Carter Chan who eliminated Joseph Phua on the bubble. During the hand, Chan four-bet shoved and Phua called for his tournament life. Chan had , Phua , the board ran a nutty for a victorious flush to Chan.
The Main Event continues on Friday, November 18 with Day 1B up on the plate. Cards in the air at 1pm. It is expected to be a big one so for those looking to join the action, get there early to avoid the line. For a buy in of NT$ 33,000 (~$1,070), you’ll have a shot at the NT$ 10,000,000 guaranteed prize pool.