Side event winners: Chester Tan and He Zong Chi

While APT Taiwan 2020 awaited the turnout of the featured Championships Event Day 2, two side events were also up and running. The Deep Stack Turbo was first to conclude with Singapore’s Chester Tan proving the mightiest for his maiden career title. At the Mixed Game NLH / PLO, local pro He Zong Chi bringing Taiwan its fifth series victory. 

As we get down to the wire here, the APT Player of the Series contest is a hot one. For those that cashed at any of the events, points were earned. View the standings via the link below. 

APT Player of the Series leaderboard 

He Zong Chi goes from bust to best 

Local hotshot He Zong Chi has a long list of titles under his belt, a mix of major and side events all won in Taiwan including an APT Taiwan 2019 Main Event win back in October. When his bid for another fell short at the Championships Event, he immediately took on the Mixed Game NLH / PLO and once again triumphed to pocket TW$ 111,900 (~US$ 3,700).

Buy-in: TW$ 9,900 (~US$ 330)
Entries: 30
Prize pool: TW$ 261,900 (~US$ 8,700)

1st He Zong Chi – Taiwan – TW$ 111,900
2nd Richard Alleson – Canada – TW$ 64,900
3rd Yen Han Chen – Taiwan – TW$ 40,100
4th Cheng Chao Ting – Taiwan – TW$ 26,500
5th Li Lun Hsiao – Taiwan – TW$ 18,500

Chester Tan wins first-ever APT title at the Deep Stack Turbo

Singapore’s Chester Tan powered through the 46 entries of the Deep Stack Turbo event. This was Tan’s first recorded live victory. He pocketed TW$ 70,100 (~US$ 2,300) for his achievement. That’s quite a profit from buying in for just TW$ 5,500 (~US$ 180). 

Buy-in: TW$ 5,500
Entries: 46
Prize pool: TW$ 223,100 (~US$ 7,400)

1st Chester Tan – Singapore – TW$ 70,100
2nd Fang Kao Hsiao – Taiwan – TW$ 46,700
3rd Satoshi Okabe – Japan – TW$ 32,400
4th Fulin Tseng – Taiwan – TW$ 23,400
5th Siyu Sha – Austria – TW$ 17,500
6th Chan Lok Ming – Hong Kong – TW$ 13,500
7th Chih Jen Wu – Taiwan – TW$ 10,700
8th Po Cheng Yang – Taiwan – TW$ 8,800