Day 8 of World Poker Tour (WPT) Prime Taiwan hosted at Asia Poker Arena in Taipei City concluded in exciting fashion as three players Peng Sen Wu, Kyung Jin Kim, and Anson Yan Shing Tsang captured their first ever WPT wins. Also wrapping up was Day 1 of the Accumulator where three players double bagged and Hao Ming Chang topped the overall counts.
WPT Prime Taiwan – Festival Results
WPT Prime Taiwan – Player Guide
Peng Sen Wu wins the 8 Max Championship
Taiwan’s Peng Sen Wu was the man of the hour after he rose above the star studded 8 Max Championship final table. Wu defeated Vietnam’s Tung Nguyen at heads up to claim the TWD 1,259,900 (~USD 34,900) top prize and his first ever WPT trophy.
Peng Sen Wu
The 8 Max Championship drew 308 over two entry flights to generate a prize pool of TWD 5,975,200 (~USD 186,875). 39 players reached ITM and returned on Day 2 led by Taiwan’s Chen An Lin. Three and a half hours in, Chien Chih Weng fell to Lin in 11th place to bring about the bubble round to the final table. The final 9 lineup was formed fairly quick with Kuang Hung Lee eliminated in 10th place by Vietnam’s Bien Mai.
Within minutes of the final table kickoff, Yoda Lin and Terry Fan bumped the rail, later joined by Leonard Yannick who first doubled up through Park Yu Cheung with pocket Kings but lost the flip with pocket Tens against Chen An Lin‘s big slick.
Leading up to the next bust, Lin pushed on a board and Ren Wang tanked while saying “I don’t think I can fold this” then called. Chen showed the bluff to double up Wang who had a dominating straight. This sent Chen plunging to 11 bb and was out shortly after with dusted by Wu’s set.
Park Yu Cheung
Five-handed saw Cheung eliminate Bien Mai (5th) and Wang (4th) to earn the chip lead, however, as quick as it came, it also drained equally fast. Cheung fell in 3rd place to Tung Nguyen with unable to improve against .
[This was Cheung’s fifth cash sending him to the top of the Player of the Festival race.]
Heads up kicked off with Nguyen ahead 42 bb to Wu’s 19 bb. Wu doubled up on the first hand with dominating then picked up another big pot to switch the counts.
Nguyen recovered with outdrawing Wu’s which he followed up with a flush to jump back out front. Another big switch up went down with Wu’s spiking both cards to beat . The final hand arrived with Wu’s improving to a set to defeat Nguyen’s on a board of .
Date: August 14 to 15, 2023
Buy in: TWD 22,000 (~USD 690)
Guarantee: TWD 2,000,000 (~USD 62,550)
Prize pool: TWD 5,975,200 (~USD 186,875)
ITM: 39 places
Final 9 payouts
Peng Sen Wu
Park Yu Cheung
Chen An Lin
Full payouts in the WPT Prime Taiwan – Festival Results
Anson Yan Shing Tsang Megastack Single Day HR
Anson Tsang and friends
The 100K buy in Megastack Single Day High Roller started fairly quiet with seven early birds earning a TWD 3K cash back. By the end of registration, the numbers jumped to 26 for a prize pool of TWD 2,345,500 (~USD 73,355). Earning the lion’s share was three-time WSOP bracelet champion Anson Yan Shing Tsang from Hong Kong who outdueled Filipino Vamerdino Magsakay at heads up.
The battle for the title was more of a ping pong match with the chips going back and forth. The first all in went to Magsakay with dominating with both players missing the board. Tsang recovered with surviving overcards.
The third round, both players hit top pair on a flop , Magsakay was ahead to Tsang’s . The runout and sent the chip lead back to the Filipino’s corner.
Tsang went on to win the fourth shove with dominating but lost the next fifth one with straight draw failing to improve for Magsakay’s to prevail.
Date: August 15, 2023
Buy in: TWD 100,000 (~USD 3,150)
Prize pool: TWD 2,345,500 (~USD 73,355)
ITM: 5 places
Winner: ANSON YAN SHING TSANG – Hong Kong – TWD 880,000 (~USD 27,520)
*Full payouts to be posted
Kyung Jin Kim wins the Ladies Event
Kyung Jin Kim
Swell turnout at the Ladies Event with 6 tables filled up by the 70 entrants. The field was nearly three times larger than last year’s attendance. Among the notables was Chien Chih “Maggie” Weng who was the unfortunate bubble, falling to France’s Sokeina.
The final 9 ladies were now guaranteed a piece of the TWD 346,300 (~USD 10,830) prize pool. Three hours later, the champion emerged with Korea’s lone finalist Kyung Jin Kim eliminating Ming Yu Wei at heads up.
Prior to the winning moment, Kim doubled up with spiking the four to dust Ace-Eight. This led to the final hand with Kim holding , Wei , the final board for the nut flush.
Watch the final table action via the livestream on CTP Twitch.
Date: August 15, 2023
Buy in: TWD 6,000 (~USD 190)
Prize pool: TWD 346,300 (~USD 10,830)
ITM: 9 places
Kyung Jin Kim
Ming Yu Wei
Meng Ling Lin
Hua Wei Lin
Ya Ting Chou
Shu Mei Zhang
Fang Hsin Yu
Event 22: Megastack Accumulator – Day 1 results
Date: August 15 to 16, 2023
Buy in: TWD 11,000 (~USD 345)
Day 1A: 139 entries / 34 survivors
Day 1B: 160 entries / 37 survivors
Hao Ming Chang
Day 1A chip leader: HAO MING CHANG – Taiwan – 498,500
Day 1B chip leader: PRADEEP SHARMA NUDVRUMATI – India – 386,000
Le Ngoc Khan – 182,500 + 225,500 = 408,000 (puts him second in chips)
Jereld Sam – 148,500 + 108,000 = 256,500
Jasper Yong – 26,500 + 57,500 = 84,000
WPT Player of the Festival
The WPT Player of the Festival race is on! Below are the standings after twenty completed events. 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.
WPT Prime Taiwan Season XXI Key Highlights
Eight 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
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.
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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