The mood is electric here at the first ever U Series of Poker live festival! At 1pm (Taiwan time) the USOP: Poker2U-Taiwan Series got underway at the Chinese Texas Hold’em Poker Association (CTP Club) in Taipei City.
Opening the festivities was the TWD 2,000,000 (~$65,260) guaranteed Kick Off event with over 50 players quickly pulling up seats for Flight A. That number has since doubled. This is the first of five tournaments featuring a guarantee. There is still plenty of time to join the action with Flight A registration closing at 5:20pm and Flight B (Turbo) closing at 9pm. Buy in is TWD 8,000 (~$260).
As added incentive, players that purchased the Early Bird Premium Package received a goodie bag filled with exclusive brand merchandise that included a Poker2U jacket, Poker2U cap, USOP power bank, playing cards, masks, and stickers. Also in the package are Bubble Protection to the Kick Off, Mystery Bounty, Main Event, and Megastack. To get your hands on one of these hot bags, make sure to sign up for the package before Kick Off Flight A closes.
Xesniyazov Murat – UPoker player from Kazakhstan
Taking a sweep of the field, quite a number of international players have made their way to the series. Among those in the crowd were Shyh Chyn Lim, Duy Ho, Benedict Koh, Diego Iglesias who flew in from Spain, and UPoker player Xesniyazov Murat from Kazakhstan. Among the locals were En Ching Wu, Fu Bang Huang, Chung Ho, Kun Han Lee, and Chia Yun Wu.
Tommy Liew (USOP) and Mandy Lim
The opening level was exciting for the early goers with everyone seated eligible to win the Lucky Draw. Malaysia’s Mandy Lim emerged the luckiest to win a seat to the Mystery Bounty Flight A worth TWD 10,000 (~$330).
The inaugural USOP-Poker 2U Taiwan Series runs from February 10 to 19. Key events to list down:
February 15 to 19
February 10 to 11
February 11 to 13
February 14 to 15
February 18 to 19
USOP: Poker 2U-Taiwan Series – Schedule and ePlayer guide
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