After 18 days of games at the Chinese Texas Hold’em Poker Association (CTP Club), the first Asian Poker Tour live festival of the calendar season wrapped up!
APT Taiwan 2021 kicked off on February 19 and concluded on March 15. A total of NT$ 13,696,500 (~US$ 491,430) in event cash prizes were paid out plus an added US$ 1,000 in APT Player of the Series awards. Excluding satellites, 1,356 entered across 21 events, with 21 players hoisting up trophies and walking away with heavier pockets. Congratulations to all the winners and a big thank you to everyone that attended our event. We look forward to seeing all of you on our next visit.
Looking back at the series, action opened with the APT Taichung Mini Main Event which was claimed by Kun Han Lee. This was Lee’s first ever APT win.
Lee went on to add a second APT title to his portfolio at Event #2 High Rollers Single Day and nearly a third when he placed 2nd at the Event #5 High Rollers. These three events earned Lee enough points to win the tour’s distinguished APT Player of the Series title. He was also the only player to win two events at the series.
Coming out the richest of all was seasoned pro player Hui Chen “Kitty” Kuo with a combined NT$ 820,900 (~US$ 29,454) in earnings. Kuo won the highlighted APT Main Event for her first ever APT win, and cashed in 3rd place at Event #2 High Rollers Single Day.
Four players cashed out in five events, one of them was Ping Hao Huang who took down the featured Championships Event. Huang earned a combined NT$ 773,800 (~US$ 27,764) in winnings, and also took 3rd at the APT Player of the Series race for another US$ 100. He was the second largest earner of the festival.
To cap the series, Chu Yi Huang shipped the APT Taichung Special Event for his first ever win.
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Until next time!