Welcome back to the PokerNews live coverage of the penultimate day of the TWD 27,500 (~$875) Poker King Cup Taiwan Main Event. The 306-strong field has been whittled down to a more manageable 32, and these survivors will be returning to the poker tables of the Chinese Texas Hold’em Poker Association in Taipei, Taiwan all set on reaching the 9-handed final table, which the field will be playing down until.
The money bubble was reached and breached at the close of Day 2, and all remaining players are guaranteed a payday of at least TWD 50,500 (~$1,610). However, it is the TWD 1,639,000 (~$52,300) top prize that all will have their eye on.
PKC Main Event Final Table Payouts
|Place||Payout (TWD)||Payout (US$)|
The man leading the charge is Chou Chien Fa, who bagged up an impressive 762,000 to top the Day 2 chip counts. The Taiwanese player also topped the Day 1C counts and will be looking to put on another strong showing to hold the lead going into the final day.
South Korea’s Jae Wook Shin is returning second in the counts after bursting the money bubble and sending Hong Kong’s Jia Tang to the rail empty-handed and will be coming back with a stack of 729,000.
Other notables still in contention for the title include Taiwan's Terry Fan (460,000), Hong Kong's Howard Sun (321,000), the UK's Alex Lindop (302,000), Hong Kong's Wing Kei Chan (194,000), Singapore's Richard Lim (169,000) and the USA's Edwin Gerard (154,000).
Day 3 kicks off at 1pm local time (GMT+8) and blinds will be re-commencing at 4,000/8,000 with an 8,000 big blind ante, with the average stack in the region of 286,000 so there is still plenty of play left.
The PokerNews live reporting team will be on the tournament floor to bring you all the action as it happens so let's see who has what it takes to successfully traverse the road to the final table.
Day 3 Seat Draw
|Name||Country/Region||Table||Seat||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|Lee Kuan Wee||Malaysia||19||1||222000||28|
|Alex Lindop||United Kingdom||19||2||302000||38|
|Lin Yu Sheng||Taiwan||19||4||319000||40|
|Dicky Tsang||Hong Kong||19||5||278000||35|
|Edwin Gerard||United States||19||6||154000||19|
|Wai King Cheung||Hong Kong||20||1||575000||72|
|Howard Sun||Hong Kong||20||2||321000||40|
|Bing Chang Feng||Taiwan||20||3||364000||46|
|Chou Chien Fa||Taiwan||20||4||762000||95|
|Alejandria Argyle||United States||20||6||97000||12|
|Kun Han Lee||Taiwan||20||7||290000||36|
|Jae Wook Shin||South Korea||21||1||729000||91|
|Shih Wei En||Taiwan||21||2||320000||40|
|Kuang Hung Lee||Taiwan||21||3||260000||33|
|Ping Hsien Chan||Taiwan||21||5||313000||39|
|Tsai Yu You Ci||Taiwan||21||6||472000||59|
|Cliff Chow||Hong Kong||21||8||185000||23|
|Wing Kei Chan||Hong Kong||23||4||194000||24|
|Toh Soon Lee||Singapore||23||6||116000||15|