The World Poker Tour continues its exciting journey from France to Taiwan for the start of its acclaimed Prime Series Another race. The tour’s second visit to the Asian country was even more spectacular, with a change of venue and attracting hundreds of players. Seonguk Huh
Yannick Leonard narrowly missed out on victory.
A total of 1,359 players participated in this Main Event, surpassing the previous record of 1,224 players in February 2023 on the Gold Coast, Australia.
The victory this time belonged to Seonguk Huh, who beat French player Yannick Leonard in a thrilling final. For Huh, the win was his first major live tournament win and the $197,741 cash prize was the biggest win of his career to date.
The Main Event had a buy-in of $1,000, resulting in a massive prize pool of $1,237,387, distributed among the first 173 participants. The final day began with nine players on the final table, with Dongkyu Kim and Jacky Wang being the chip leaders. However, it was Huh himself who eliminated the first contestant. In a crucial hand, Huh had three nines on the table, while his opponent Guillerm Segarra held top pair and a pair of queens.
Huh’s victories are achieved through constant competition. Progress throughout the game. After several duels, the Korean went head-to-head with the Frenchman, who was unable to defeat him and ended up in second place and $131,000 in prize money.
This exciting day spent in Taiwan is a milestone for Koreans. The World Poker Tour Prime Series has cemented its position as a platform for high-level competition and the emergence of new champions. The series continues around the world and you can check out the next stops at this link. The next one is inMadrid.
Main Event – WPT Prime Taiwan
Buy-in: $1,000Tickets: 1,359Pot: $1,237,387
1. Seonguk Huh – $197,7412. Yannick Leonard – $131,7903. Seung Hun Ko – $97,5594. Jacky Wang – $72,9355° Dongrong – $55,0696° Kim Dong-kyu – $41,9907° Tao Weichang – $32,3538° Feng Wenchen – $25,1479° Gilliam Segarra – $19,806