Yin Tao won the Round of 758 WPT® Korea Main Event 🇰🇷 at Jeju Shinhwa World on Saturday night. Tao🇨🇳 from China won $232,667 💰 in the World Poker Tour® Special Event 🇰🇷 in South Korea.
The buy-in with a buy-in fee of 3,400,000 won (US$2,643) generated a prize pool of 2,246,947,400 won (US$1,746,343) to be paid to the top 95 players. Due to the large number of participants, it was announced that the competition would be extended by one day to determine the winner.
“Jeju 🇰🇷 was a great experience from the participation of the players to the celebration” the overall atmosphere. said Adam Pliska, CEO of WPT. “Thank you to our partners, Jeju Shinhwa World, for hosting and organizing a world-class event. And congratulations to Yin Tao 🇨🇳 for becoming our WPT Korea champion.
Third, with fewer entries, the players negotiated an ICM agreement to split the remaining prize money evenly while continuing to compete for titles and trophies. Former WPT Korea Champion Valeriy Pak finished second , for $197,332. Third place went to Chao Ting Cheng, who took home the largest sum of $251,595 thanks to his chip lead while trading at ICM.
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After Yin Tao’s exciting single challenge, we hear news of the new #WPTKorea champion! 🎉
– World Poker Tour (@WPT) July 22, 2023.
Remaining final tablers are Shu Kenkuni (4th – $115,545), Zhang Chunhao (5th – $86,994) and Toshihide Sawada (6th 1st place – $64,673). Other notable contestants up for grabs include Steve O’Dwyer (29th – $9,470), Michael Wang (59th) and American actress, singer and model Arden Cho (80th – $4,858 ).
From July 1A to 17th, the entire event was live-streamed 📺. Every day’s matches can be found on the WPT YouTube channel.
WPT Korea Festival’s Another highlight was the KRW 170,000,000 (US$132,126) WPT Alpha8 entry at the Jeju Shinhwa World One Drop. The event attracted 18 entries for a total prize pool of KRW 2,846,016,000 (US$2,211,958). Professional poker player Steve O ‘Dwyer emerged victorious, claiming over $1,000,000 in first prize.
Two World Poker Tour events follow at WPT Prime Provence on August 2 Aix kicks off with a buy-in of €1,100 and the final table will be broadcast live on the final day (August 6). The WPT Prime Taiwan Music Festival will take place immediately after the South of France. Event schedule on August 8 The curtain kicks off with entry eligibility from August 17th to 21st at NT$33,000, including Asia’s first guaranteed grand prize of US$1,000,000.