WPT Prime Taiwan Main Event: Singapore’s Carter Chan delivers the bubble to earn Day 1A chip lead


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

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End of Day 1A chip counts

Carter Chan Singapore 691,000
Yo Hwan Lim South Korea 575,000
Kuan Chieh Chen Taiwan 485,000
Erwin Ng Singapore 426,000
Tsung Mao Liao Taiwan 419,000
Kenji Hata Japan 312,000
Chun Liang Kuo Taiwan 278,000
Yen Po Chen Taiwan 276,000
Yi Wei Peng Taiwan 255,000
Tao Chu Taiwan 250,000
Je Young Park South Korea 185,000
Chi Yin Tsai Taiwan 154,000
Woon Harvey Singapore 146,000
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
Peter Borremans Belgium 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. 

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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.

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Yohwan Lim aka BoxeR

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 AdKc, Phua QsQh, the board ran a nutty 5d7c2d3dQd 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.




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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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