Hosted from November 11 to 21 at the Chinese Texas Hold’em Poker Association (CTP Club) in Taipei, the 2022 World Poker Tour (WPT) Prime Taiwan awarded 22 WPT trophies, with France’s Marc Inizan winning the WPT Prime Taiwan Main Event for TWD 4.33 Million and his maiden WPT trophy.
Inizan entered the final table as the chip leader and went all the way to ship the title. The five-hour-long final table battle ended with Inizan outlasting Taiwan’s Kai Jan Chou (2nd for TWD 2.88 Million) to win TWD 4.33 Million and a ticket worth $10,400 to the WPT World Championship Main Event.
On the final hand, Chou raised 300,000 from the button and Inizan 3-bet to 850,000 from the big blind. Chou holding Kc 2c jammed for around 4 Million, and Inizan made a snap call with pocket tens. While the board gave Chou a king pair, Inizan found a set on the turn to win the coveted title.
“It’s a great feeling! I’ve had a few results in the past, but I’ve never actually won a tournament, so it’s a great feeling to finally win one. This is an achievement for me it is very special,” said Inizan who will be heading off to Vegas in a few weeks to try and turn his ticket into an even bigger payout and title.
The TWD 33,000 buy-in Main Event drew in 877 entries across three starting flights. It was the biggest live poker event for the Chinese Texas Hold’em Poker Association in Taipei City. The TWD 25,196,700 prize pool more than doubled the guarantee, making it the largest event in Taiwan to date.
Final Table Payouts (TWD)
- Marc Inizan – TWD 4,326,600
- Kai Jan Chou – TWD 2,883,500
- Chih Feng Li – TWD 2,126,400
- Yuan Hsu Lee – TWD 1,585,300
- Yu Fan Chang – TWD 1,195,000
- Yao Wei Huang – TWD 910,900
- Jeyoung Park – TWD 702,200
- Sumire Hori – TWD 547,500
- Chang Le Lin – TWD 431,900