Seonguk Huh Wins WPT Prime Taiwan Main Event


Seonguk Huh emerged victorious in the World Poker Tour Prime main event held in Taiwan, which was co-hosted by the WPT and the Chinese Texas Hold’em Poker Association. The South Korean poker player clinched his inaugural WPT Prime title, securing the substantial $197,741 top prize. This marked the most substantial cash he had ever earned in his poker tournament career. As an additional reward, Seonguk Huh was granted a $10,400 entry to the WPT World Championship scheduled for December at Wynn Las Vegas.

The no-limit hold’em tournament, featuring a buy-in of NT$33,000 ($1,064 USD), attracted an impressive participation of 1,359 entries across three starting flights. This turnout set a new record for the largest field in any WPT Prime main event. Among them, the top 173 players all secured at least $821 in prize money from the total prize pool of $1,237,387, surpassing the guaranteed $1 million. Notable eliminations on the journey to the final table included WPT Beijing champion Pete Chen (94th) and former WPT Prime Cambodia champion David Erquiaga (161st).

During the final table, comprising players from six different countries, Seonguk Huh commenced play with a favorable chip count. He swiftly demonstrated his prowess by eliminating Guillem Segura in ninth place, thus propelling himself up the leaderboard. Huh continued his successful streak by sending Feng Wen Chen to the rail in eighth place. The trend continued as he ousted Dongkyu Kim in sixth place, and later played a pivotal role in eliminating Jacky Wang in fourth place. By this point, Seonguk Huh commanded a significant majority of the chips in play.

Advancing to the heads-up finale against Yannick Leonard, Seonguk Huh held a nearly 4:1 chip lead after dispatching Seung Hun Ko to the third-place finish. The heads-up match concluded in less than thirty minutes as Huh dominated every showdown pot on his route to victory. In the final hand, Leonard pushed all in with a King of Spades and Jack of Clubs, while Huh revealed an Ace of Clubs and King of Diamonds. The board displayed King of Hearts, 8 of Spades, 3 of Diamonds, Ace of Diamonds, and 2 of Diamonds, sealing Leonard’s fate in second place with a prize of $131,790. This marked a substantial achievement for the Frenchman, representing his deepest run in a tournament of this magnitude.

WPT Prime Taiwan Main Event Final Table Results

Place Player Country Prize (TWD) Prize (USD)
1 Seonguk Huh South Korea TWD 6,319,800 $197,741
2 Yannick Leonard France TWD 4,212,000 $131,790
3 Seung Hun Ko South Korea TWD 3,118,000 $97,559
4 Jacky Wang Singapore TWD 2,331,000 $72,935
5 Tung Wing Wong Hong Kong TWD 1,760,000 $55,069