Cheng How Pan closes MAIN EVENT Day 2 up top; Kitty Kuo ranks second; 25 players left; chip counts and payouts inside

It was a hopping house at CTP Club Taipei (Chinese Texas Hold’em Poker Association) as players filed in for another day of thrilling APT Taiwan 2021 games. Highlighting the festivities was the featured MAIN EVENT with registration open in Day 2 for one final hour. At the close, 46 ponied up. Combining that number with the past three starting days of 150 entries, the event drew a total of 196 runners for a smashing NT$ 2,851,800 (~US$ 102,320) prize pool. To emphasize how much was added to the guaranteed pot, a whopping US$ 30,000 more. Day 2 closed with 25 players which was five spots from the money. Prize pool breakdown can be found at the bottom of the page. 

Dates: February 26 to March 3
Buy in: NT$ 16,500 (~US$ 590)
Guarantee: NT$ 2,000,000  (~US$ 71,500)
Total Entries: 196
Prize pool: NT$ 2,851,800 (~US$ 102,320) 
ITM: 20 places

Day 1A: 9 advanced out of 19 entries
Day 1B: 31 advanced out of 68 entries 
Day 1C: 26 advanced out of 63 entries 
Day 2: 46 entries

Day 2 recap 

Day 2 kicked off with the 66 starting day survivors back on the felt led by Day 1C’s Te Wei Chung. By the end of the first hour, registration closed, adding 46 more to the cumulative entries. Another seven levels later, it was bagging time. 25 players lived on to see Day 3. With the money starting at 20th place, players would have to wait to see it flow. Among the survivors were late entries Chi Jen Chu and Kitty Kuo. Both players bagged up very healthy stacks however it was Cheng How Pan who earned the kingly seat with 379,000 in chips. Impressively, Pan only had 16 BB at the start of Day 2 then drove it upwards to 75 BB. Right at his heels was Kuo with 341,500 in chips (68 BB). 

Day 2 chip leader: Cheng How Pan

Kitty Kuo

Day 1B chip leader Li Su Chi Kwon and Day 1C chip leader Te Wei Chung also pulled through however Day 1A leader Ho Ru Wu didn’t survive the heat. Others making the cut were Kristof Segers, En Hao Chan, Ori Kossonogi, and APT Taichung Mini Main Event runner up Zhi Hao Huang

Day 2 survivors: 25 players 

Total chips in play: 4,900,000
Average stack: 196,000
Day 3 opening level/blinds: Level 18 2500-5000 ante bb 5000

When the players return, they will be hunting down a spot in the money round and a Final 8 seat. The eventual winner will take home a slew of big prizes: the APT Champion’s Ring, APT Golden Lion Main Event Trophy, and NT$ 724,200 (~US$ 25,980). 


1st NT$ 724,200
2nd NT$ 482,200
3rd NT$ 335,600
4th NT$ 242,400
5th NT$ 181,300
6th NT$ 139,900
7th NT$ 111,100
8th NT$ 90,500 
9th NT$ 75,400
10th NT$ 62,900
11th-12th NT$ 52,400
13th-15th NT$ 43,700
16th-18th NT$ 36,400
19th-20th NT$ 30,300 

Events on Tuesday, March 2

For players not in the Main Event, there’s no reason to just sit on the sidelines when the APT has plenty of games scheduled for Tuesday, March 2. Make sure to check the schedule for all the details. 

Trophy Event #5: High Rollers Day 1 – NT$ 43,000 (~US$ 1,545) buy in
Trophy Event 6: Monster Stack Day 1 – NT$ 13,200 (~US$ 475) buy in
Satellite: Championships Event 0 NT$ 3,300 (~US$ 120) buy in

APT Taiwan 2021 Schedule