Updated: Sep 12, 2019
Pete Chen finishes runner-up in a field of 623 players in the WSOP Event #56: $5,000 No Limit Hold'em for $382,122. Chen continues to add to his impressive run at the 2017 WSOP events as his total winnings have accumulated to $424,975 from 5 total events with a notable 15th place finish in Event #29: $2,500 No Limit Hold'em for $20,292 as well as a 28th place finish in Event #45: $5,000 No Limit Hold'em for $12,109. With this second place finish, Chen has moved up to 2nd on Taiwan's All Time Money List and his GPI Ranking has moved up to 109th. It's pretty clear that the future is bright for this young, up-and-coming star. When only nine players remained at the final table, Chen sat with the third smallest chip stack of roughly 18 big blinds with the ultimate winner Andres Korn sitting with a comfortable chip lead of roughly 81 big blinds. Korn immediately knocked out the first two players while Chen knocked out the next two players to gain some ground on Korn. In what would be a repeating pattern, Korn would proceed to take a commanding lead by eliminating the next two players, and then there were three players remaining. After Korn quickly made do of the third opponent, Chen entered heads-up play with Korn maintaining more than a 2:1 chip lead. With a combination of catching some good hands and maintaining his aggression, Korn continued to put the pressure on Chen. Although Chen managed to double-up when he was short-stacked, his taste of the gold bracelet would momentarily be put on hold. In the final hand, Korn shoved on the button with eight-nine suited, and Chen called with king-nine. Although Chen was in good shape pre-flop, Korn once again out-flopped his opponent with top two pair and held on to eliminate Chen in second place to win the tournament.