Taiwan Millions Tournament 11 final highlights: Chung Hsien Lee clinches Main Event; Chia Yun Wu tops Player of the Series; Chan Lok Ming wins six events

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After 21 days of nonstop action, the Taiwan Millions Tournament 11 came to a close at the Chinese Texas Hold’em Poker Association (CTP Club) in Taipei City. The highly popular homegrown festival ran from January 4 to 24 with 69 players walking away as champions and over US$ 1.2 Million paid out. Among the glorious were Chung Hsien Lee at the Main Event and Yu Hung Liu at the Mini Main. Chia Yun Wu snatched up his third TMT Player of the Series title, and Chan Lok Ming swept an astounding six events.

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We’ve got those stories and highlights for you along with all results of the second half. For prior results, read our previous post on this event.

Festival results

Featured events prize pool: NT$ 30,220,850 (~US$ 1,086,800)
Daily Deepstack prize pool: NT$ 1,665,320 (~US$ 60,000)
Nightly events prize pool: NT$ 1,968,255 (~US$ 70,900)
Total entries: ~8,300
Largest event payout: Chung Hsien Lee – Main Event – NT$ 1,667,300 (~US$ 60,083)
Largest turnout: Main Event – 1,297 entries
Record breaker: Mini Main Event – 850 entries
Most wins: Chan Lok Ming – 6 wins

Main Event – CHUNG HSIEN LEE – NT$ 1,667,300 (~US$ 60,083)

Screen Shot 2022 01 26 at 11.11.21 PMChung Hsien Lee and friends – Photo Credit – CTP

Nearly two weeks after the festival kicked off, the much awaited Main Event 5M guaranteed finally hit the tables. The excitement drew a storm of 1,297 entries across five starting heats, and with buy in at NT$ 8,000 (~US$ 288) each, the guarantee was obliterated in exchange for a sweeter NT$ 8,819,600 (~US$ 317,820) prize pool. After seven days of play, the title came down between Chung Hsien Lee and Yu Xuan Deng, both players seeking their first major win. 

The bout lasted a grueling three hours with Lee overcoming a deficit that on several situations grew to a 5:1 gap. Down to 5BB, the momentum shifted when Lee scooped up a big pot holding 8d5d flush against Yu’s QdQh on a board Jd2cKd3d4s. From there, he chipped away at Yu’s stack until the final hand arrived with Ac5d pairing the ace that dusted 7h7d. For his achievement, Lee pocketed a career high NT$ 1,667,300 (~US$ 60,083) which was the largest first place prize money of the series; he was also awarded the iconic champion’s shield. In addition, Lee shipped two other side events, the Nightly Event #5 NLH Turbo for NT$ 33,900 and Daily Deepstack #10 for NT$ 26,100. 

Date: January 16 to 23
Buy in: NT$ 8,000 (~US$ 288)
Guarantee: NT$ 5,000,000 (~US$ 180,180)
Entries: 1,297
Prize pool: NT$ 8,819,600 (~US$ 317,820)
ITM: 155 places

Final table payouts

1st Chung Hsien Lee – Taiwan – NT$ 1,667,300
2nd Yu Xuan Deng – Taiwan – NT$ 1,026,400
3rd Zi Wei Tung – Taiwan – NT$ 611,600
4th Yan Jie Wu – Taiwan – NT$ 442,400
5th Pin Hao Huang – Taiwan – NT$ 299,100
6th Luo Jun Lin – Taiwan – NT$ 215,300
7th Pei Wei Wu – Taiwan – NT$ 181,800
8th Henry Chiang – Taiwan – NT$ 156,600
9th Chun LIn Shih – Taiwan – NT$ 133,200

Mini Main Event: YU HUNG LIU – NT$ 581,700 (~US$ 20,960)

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A new record was set at the Mini Main Event 2M guaranteed with 850 entries across four starting flights. This was 16 entries more than the previous installment’s turnout. With buy in at NT$ 4,000 (~US$ 145) each, it also smashed its guarantee for a richer NT$ 2,890,000 (~US$ 104,127) prize pool. Out of the 104 players that reached the money round, it was Yu Hung Liu going the distance, besting decorated pro Zong Chi He (4th) and Shao Ting Jian at heads up for his first major victory. Liu pocketed a career high NT$ 581,700 (~US$ 20,960). 

Date: January 13 to 16
Buy in: NT$ 4,000 (~US$ 145)
Guarantee: NT$ 2,000,000 (~US$ 72,060)
Entries: 850
Prize pool: NT$ 2,890,000 (~US$ 104,127)
ITM: 104 places 

Final table payouts

1st Yu Hung Liu – Taiwan – NT$ 581,700
2nd Shao Ting Jian – Taiwan – NT$ 357,500
3rd Chien Kuei Shih – Taiwan – NT$ 217,300
4th Zong Chi He – Taiwan – NT$ 159,800
5th Josei Kamei – UK – NT$ 108,000
6th Nguyen Van Dai – Vietnam – NT$ 78,800
7th Chung Wei Huang – Taiwan – NT$ 64,500
8th Cheng Pin Hsu – Taiwan – NT$ 56,100
9th Yang Yung Chuan – Taiwan – NT$ 47,700

Most wins: CHAN LOK MING – 6 wins

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One of the most incredible performances at the series was by Hong Kong player Chan Lok Ming with a stunning six victories across the board. At the low buy in tournaments, Chan won two Nightly Events and one Daily Deepstack, then during the last four days of the festival, he shipped three major events – TMT High Roller 4, Megastack, and the NT$ 86K buy in Super High Roller, the most expensive tournament offered. Additionally, his team “King of ITM Dream Team” also won the teams event. 

Chan’s success was reminiscent of the 2020 Asian Poker Tour Taiwan series where he closed out four events and was runner up at two others. He also won four tournaments at the previous installment of the TMT last November and reached three additional final tables. Needless to say, Chan is one of the most decorated players in the Taiwan scene. His latest victories earned him a combined NT$ 1,616,400 (~US$ 58,240), boosting his career live winnings to over US$ 300K. He also placed 2nd in the Player of the Series race to bag the NT$ 15,000 TMT package. Here’s a look at Chan’s latest achievements: 

Event #29: Super High Roller
Date: January 24
Buy in: NT$ 86,000 (~US$ 3,098)
Entries: 33
Prize pool: NT$ 2,640,000 (~US$ 95,120)
Winner payout: NT$ 870,600 (~US$ 31,370)

Event #25: TMT High Roller 4
Date: January 21
Buy in: NT$ 22,000 (~US$ 793)
Entries: 85
Prize pool: NT$ 1,700,000 (~US$ 61,251)
Winner payout: NT$ 453,500 (~US$ 16,340)

Event #27: Megastack
Date: January 23
Buy in: NT$ 6,000 (~US$ 216)
Guarantee: NT$ 500,000 (~US$ 18,015)
Entries: 164
Prize pool: NT$ 836,400 (~US$ 30,135)
Winner payout: NT$ 207,000 (~US$ 7,458)

Other wins
Daily Deepstack #7 – NT$ 22,600 (~US$ 815) first prize
Nightly Event #4 – PLO Turbo KO Bounty – NT$ 36,600 (~US$ 1,320) first prize
Nightly Event #14 – PLO Turbo – NT$ 26,100 (~US$ 940) first prize 

Player of the Series: CHIA YUN WU – 876.62 points

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Chia Yun Wu has done it again! Chia just edged Chan Lok Ming by 7 points for the Player of the Series title. This was his third TMT POS title having won it back to back at TMT 8 and TMT 9. His latest triumph was due to his victory in three events; he was also captain of the winning “King of ITM Dream Team”. Another deep run was at the Giant Stack event where he finished in 3rd place. For his achievement, Chia was awarded the NT$ 20K TMT Package and POS Trophy. His accomplishments are listed below: 

Event #17: TMT High Roller 3
Date: January 17
Buy in: NT$ 22,000 (~US$ 793)
Entries: 49
Prize pool: NT$ 980,000 (~US$ 35,310)
Winner payout: NT$ 299,400 (~US$ 10,787)

Nightly Event #7: NLH Turbo KO Bounty – NT$ 28,100 (~US$ 1,012) first prize
Captain of “King of ITM Dream Team” – winner of the Teams Event
3rd place at the Giant Stack for NT$ 109,600 (~US$ 3,950) 

Mystery Bounty NT$ 100K winner – WEI YU CHEN

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During the early half of the series, the first Mystery Bounty event ever staged in Taiwan was won by Yu Kai Wang. Days later, the winners of the Mystery Bounty’s biggest prizes was determined with Wei Yu Chen drawing the NT$ 100,000 (~US$ 3,600) top prize. The other big winners were Kai Fong Hsuel for NT$ 50,000, Kuang Ying Chen for NT$ 40,000, Yi Shun Lee for NT$ 30,000, and Ming Nan Chou for NT$ 20,000. 

Super High Roller 6-Max: CHIN WEI CHIEN – NT$ 748,500 (~US$ 27,000)

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Some of the country’s high profile players came out for the Super High Roller 6-Max which included WSOP bracelet winner Yen Han “Pete” Chen, Ting Yi “Eric” Tsai, Yu Chung “Nevan” Chang, and WSOP ring winners Chi Jen “Justin” Chu and Chin Wei Chien. In the end stealing the spotlight for his maiden live victory was the latter Chien for NT$ 748,500 (~US$ 27,000). Fairly unknown in the live Taiwan scene, Chien boasts massive Natural8 online scores that includes 5th place at the 2021 WSOP Online Super MILLION$ High Roller for US$ 355,729.

Date: January 19
Buy in: NT$ 54,000 (~US$ 1,945)
Entries: 49
Prize pool: NT$ 2,450,000 (~US$ 88,275)
ITM: 7 places
Winner payout: NT$ 748,500 (~US$ 26,970)

Event #26: PLO High Roller Deepstack 6-Max

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Date: January 14
Buy in: NT$ 33,000 (~US$ 1,190)
Entries: 14
Prize pool: NT$ 407,400 (~US$ 14,680)
ITM: 3 places
Winner: KRISTOF SEGERS – Belgium – NT$ 203,700 (~US$ 7,340)

Other results

Event #12: Freezeout Shot Clock

Date: January 13, 2022
Buy in: NT$ 4,000 (~US$ 145)
Entries: 35
Prize pool: NT$ 119,000 (~US$ 4,289)
ITM: 5 places
Winner: PO CHENG YANG – Taiwan – NT$ 42,600 (~US$ 1,535)

Event #14: NLH Shot Clock 

Date: January 14
Buy in: NT$ 5,000 (~US$ 180)
Entries: 59
Prize pool: NT$ 250,750 (~US$ 9,035)
ITM: 7 places
Winner: ORI KOSSONOGI – Israel – NT$ 80,200 (~US$ 2,890)

Event #16: Bubble Rush 2

Date: January 16
Buy in: NT$ 2,500 (~US$ 90)
Entries: 65
Prize pool: NT$ 138,125 (~US$ 4,977)
ITM: 8 places
Winner: SYUE HONGCHIA – Taiwan – NT$ 40,200 (~US$ 1,448)

Event #18: Ladies Event

Date: January 17
Buy in: NT$ 2,500 (~US$ 90)
Entries: 33
Prize pool: NT$ 70,125 (~US$ 2,527)
ITM: 4 places
Winner: YU HSUAN CHEN – Taiwan – NT$ 29,200 (~US$ 1,053)

Event #19: 6-Max No Limit Hold’em

Date: January 17
Buy in: NT$ 3,500 (~US$ 126)
Entries: 105
Prize pool: NT$ 312,375 (~US$ 11,268)
ITM: 11 places
Winner: FUHUNG CHEN – Taiwan – NT$ 81,800 (~US$ 2,950)

Event #20: 6-Max Pot Limit Omaha 

Date: January 18
Buy in: NT$ 6,600 (~US$ 238)
Entries: 58
Prize pool: NT$ 325,380 (~US$ 11,737)
ITM: 7 places
Winner: WEICHEN LIU – Taiwan – NT$ 104,200 (~US$ 3,758)

Event #21: Fighter No Limit Hold’em

Date: January 18
Buy in: NT$ 3,500 (~US$ 126)
Entries: 58
Prize pool: NT$ 172,550 (~US$ 6,224)
ITM: 8 places
Winner: TA WEI TOU – Taiwan – NT$ 59,000 (~US$ 2,128)

Event #23: Monster Stack Turbo 

Date: January 19
Buy in: NT$ 3,000 (~US$ 108)
Entries: 100
Prize pool: NT$ 255,000 (~US$ 9,198)
ITM: 11 places
Winner: TK YOUNG – Taiwan – NT$ 66,800 (~US$ 2,410)

Event #24: No Limit Hold’em Shot Clock 2

Date: January 20
Buy in: NT$ 5,000 (~US$ 180)
Entries: 45
Prize pool: NT$ 191,250 (~US$ 6,900)
ITM: 6 places
Winner: HSU HUANG – Taiwan – NT$ 66,800 (~US$ 2,410)

Event #28: Bubble Rush 3

Date: January 23
Buy in: NT$ 2,500 (~US$ 90)
Entries: 40
Prize pool: NT$ 85,000 (~US$ 3,066)
ITM: 5 places
Winner: SHAO TING JIAN – Taiwan – NT$ 32,900 (~US$ 1,187)

Event #30: Monster Stack Turbo 

Date: January 24
Buy in: NT$ 2,500 (~US$ 90)
Entries: 128
Prize pool: NT$ 272,000 (~US$ 9,810)
ITM: 14 places
Winner: SHEN HAN LIN – Taiwan – NT$ 82,500 (~US$ 2,972)

Daily Deepstack Winners 

#8 – Thomas Wang
#9 – Thomas Wang
#10 – Chung Hsien Lee
#11 – She Long Pan
#12 – Ching Chieh Ni
#13 – Cheng Wei Chun
#14 – Hsin Chieh Li
#15 – Chi An Tsai
#16 – Sheng Hong Yu
#17 – Po Chang Chen
#18 – Kuan Wen Chen 

Nightly Event 

#10 – PLO Turbo – Ching Hsuan Chou
#11 – NLH Turbo KO Bounty – Yan Chen Jiang
#12 – PLO Turbo KO Bounty – Ching Wei Chen
#13 – NLH Turbo – Ta Wei Tou
#14 – PLO Turbo – Chan Lok Ming
#15 – NLH Turbo KO Bounty – Li-Ta Hsu
#16 – PLO Turbo KO Bounty – Fubang Huang
#17 – NLH Turbo – Yuan Hsu Chang
#18 – PLO Turbo – Ying Chang Chen
#19 – NLH Turbo KO Bounty – Yang Shih Shan
#20 – PLO Turbo KO Bounty – Wei Li Hsu
#21 – NLH Turbo – Yuan Hsu Chang 

 

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