Poker has now shifted to one of the most beautiful locations in Asia- Jeju Island, where the World Poker Tour is currently hosting its the WPT Korea 2017. This is the third year for the WPT visiting the island and attracting players to enjoy both the games indoors and the lush beauty of the outdoors.
The latest edition of WPT Korea 2017 kicked off on Sunday, 24th September at Grand Jeju Paradise Casino and since then have seen several champions. The Main Event is underway and we still wait for the emergence of the winner. Meanwhile, let us have a look at early winners in WPT Korea:
Singaporean Pro Bryan Huang Wins High Roller Title
The High Roller event attracted 25 heavyweights to the felts and created KRW 138,225,000. Among those in attendance were Hong Kong pro-Winfred Yu, President of Poker King Club, Tilt King Pro Daniel Tang, and Day 1 leader, Hong Kong pro-Peter Chan. After several hours of intense action, it was Singaporean pro, Bryan Diwei Huang who took down High Roller title for KRW 55,290,000 (US$48,000 approx). His largest cash this year was at the WPT Beijing Main Event in April. With this victory in High Roller, he now has over US$1.3M in total live tournament earnings.
High Roller Payouts:
1st Bryan Huang Diwei – Singapore – KRW 55,290,000 (US$48K approx)
2nd Benjamin Wu – China – KRW 34,560,000
3rd Wang Zhong – China – KRW 22,120,000
4th Yet Wai Cheng – China – KRW 15,200,000
5th Pete Yen Han Chen – Taiwan – KRW 11,055,000
Japan’s Kazuki Ikeuchi Takes Down Two Titles
One month after defeating an enormous field of 778 entries at the WPT Legends of Poker US$240 No Limit Hold’em event in Los Angeles, California, Japan’s Kazuki Ikeuchi is back in action with two more titles. He won two events at WPT Korea 2017, including the Head Hunter and the Shot Clock event.
Ikeuchi first took down the opening bounty event-Head Hunter. He defeated a field of 36 entries to take home KRW 3,732,200 (US$3.2K approx) in the top prize money. Next day, Ikeuchi topped the 25-entry field in Shot Clock event for an even larger payout of KRW 4,190,000 (US$3.6K approx).