Day 1 of APT Taiwan 2021 at the CTP Club Taipei (Chinese Texas Hold’em Poker Association) had two side games for players to feast on, the Pot Limit Omaha Hi and the High Rollers Single Day. These were the first two of 17 side games scheduled. At the completion, USA’s Sasha Liu won her first tournament on Taiwan soil and series opener champion Kun Han Lee scored his second title.
High Rollers Single Day – KUN HAN LEE – NT$ 269,400 (~US$ 9,670)
Taiwanese player Kun Han Lee is on fire at the series. He claimed his first ever APT title at the festival opener APT Taiwan Mini Main Event then captured his second at the High Rollers Single Day. At the latter, Lee triumphed over the 26 entry field which included Pete Yen Han Chen and Kitty Kuo. He defeated Taiwanese pro Chi Jen Chu at heads up to earn the NT$ 269,400 (~US$ 9,670) first prize and his second APT trophy. This gives him a stronghold at the APT Player of the Series race. You can view the leaderboard down below. Lee has now earned a combined NT$ 601,600 (~US$ 21,585) in winnings.
Date: February 27
Buy in:NT$ 27,000 (~US$ 970)
Prize pool: NT$ 630,500 (~US$ 22,622)
ITM: 5 places
1st Kun Han Lee – Taiwan – NT$ 269,400
2nd Chi Jen Chu – Taiwan – NT$ 156,100
3rd Kitty Kuo – Taiwan – NT$ 96,700
4th Wei Tou Ta – Taiwan – NT$ 63,700
5th Kar Wee Chee – Malaysia – NT$ 44,600
Pot Limit Omaha Hi – SASHA LIU – NT$ 66,500 (~US$ 2,400)
Taking down the day’s Pot Limit Omaha Hi side event was USA player Sasha Liu for NT$ 66,500 (~US$ 2,400). Liu is a newcomer to the APT and what better way to display her skills than by overcoming the 20 player field for her first Asia title.
Date: February 27
Buy in: NT$ 7,700 (~US$ 276)
Prize pool: NT$ 135,800 (~US$ 4,872)
ITM: 4 places
1st Sasha Liu – USA – NT$ 66,500
2nd Cheng Chao Ting – Taiwan – NT$ 35,600
3rd Chen Wei Tsung – Taiwan – NT$ 20,700
4th Philip King Chun Wang – Taiwan – NT$ 13,000
More side events are lined up. For Sunday, February 28, is the NLH Single Day Event – NT$ 6,600 (~US$ 237) buy in. APT Taiwan 2021 runs from February 27 to March 15. For the full schedule, head to the link below.
Don’t forget, all events except for satellites and the APT Taichung Special Event will earn players points towards the APT Player of the Series race. Currently in the lead is series multi winner Kun Han Lee. For the complete list, click on the link below.