The Asian Poker League Taiwan 2019 ran between 20 to 28th April at the Chinese Texas Hold’em Poker Association in Taipei, Taiwan. A couple of the biggest tournaments from the series were the Main Event and Highroller. They were the last to wind up at the CTP Club. The NTD 22,000 ($713) APL Taiwan Main Event attracted 298 entries across three starting flights and the final 9 returned on the final day to battle it out for all glory, the trophy and the prize money.
Chi Jen Chen has a few cashes in Macau and Las Vegas over the years. So, he used that experience to take his FT chip lead to a victory here in Taiwan. Chen won the top prize of NTD 1,278,500 ($ 41,474) to win not only his highest live cash but he also more than doubled his existing career winnings till date.
The next highlight tournament of the series was the NTD 55,000 High Roller Event. Korean pro Steve Yea won it and has over $800k in live earnings. Only 23 entries took part in the tournament, Yea topped the field and bagged the title along with a payday of NTD 557,800 ($18,000).