Hui Chen “Kitty” Kuo

Hui Chen “Kitty” Kuo
Name Hui Chen Kuo
Nickname Kitty Kuo
Nationality Taiwanese
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Hui Chen “Kitty” Kuo, a Taiwanese professional poker player, has earned more than $2.8 million in live tournaments. Thanks to her aggressive playing style and strategic thinking, she has established herself as one of the game’s most exciting and successful players. She is regarded as one of Asia’s top female poker players as a result of her success on the poker table. More information about her will be covered here in this article.

Kitty Kuo: Early Life

Kitty Kuo has always loved to gamble; while attending the University of Southern California, she would take weekend trips to Las Vegas to play blackjack. She eventually earned a master’s degree in electrical engineering, but she decided to make poker her career. She made the bold decision to move to Vegas in order to pursue her dream, despite being cut off by her parents for the choice.

Since then, Kuo has won more than $2.8 million in live tournaments, and with the assistance of poker legends like four-time WPT champion Darren Elias and high-roller Steffen Sontheimer, she has been able to advance her skills.

Kitty Kuo: Poker Career Highlights

  • In 2007, Kitty Kuo won the PokerStars Macau Poker Cup (MPC) Main Event, she attracted the attention of the poker community and took home a trophy and a cash prize of $71,899.
  • She placed third at the Asian Pacific Poker Tour (APPT) Seoul in 2012’s first quarter, earning $15,778.
  • She earned $25,143 at the Partouche Poker Tour Main Event in September 2012.
  • Finished fourth in the WPT Malta Main Event in 2012 and earned $50,649 for her efforts. 
  • She also finished September 2012 by winning €22,982 ($29,983) and making it far in the World Series of Poker (WSOP) Europe Main Event.
  • By the beginning of 2013, with a $58,063 win at the Aussie Millions Poker Championship Main Event, Kuo continued her winning streak.
  • She continued to consistently place in the money in tournaments throughout the year 2013 in Asia, Europe, and the United States, but it wasn’t until 2014 that she earned her first 6-figure score in a live tournament.
  • Kuo finished third and earned $142,158 in the Hollywood Poker Open Main Event in Las Vegas. 
  • She reached the No Limit Hold’em final table of the European Poker Tour (EPT) event in August 2016 and took sixth place for $114,072.
  • She returned to the Aussie Millions in January 2018 and earned another significant win there: she finished fourth in the AUS$25,000 NLHE Challenge event for AUS$246,240 (USD$198,731).
  • She placed second in the $10,000 WPT Bobby Baldwin Classic NLHE competition in May 2018 at the WPT Tournament of Champions at the Aria in Las Vegas.
  • She won the NT$16,500 buy-in APT Taiwan 2021 MAIN EVENT in March 2021 at the CTP Club Taipei, for which she was awarded NT$724,200 ($25,980).

Top 10 Cashes

DateEventPlaceWinnings
May 23, 2018$10,000 No-Limit Hold’em – 2017/2018 WPT Tournament of Champions Festival2nd $248,380
January 27, 2018AU $25,000 No-Limit Hold’em – 2018 Aussie Millions4th$194,530
July 7, 2021$5,000 No-Limit Hold’em WPT $3 Million GTD (Palazzo) 2021 DeepStack  Championship Poker Series 6th$192,855
January 31, 2016 AUD$10,600 No-Limit Hold’em – 2016 Aussie Millions6th$189,000
June 29, 2014$2,500 No-Limit Hold’em $500K Guarantee – 2014 Hollywood Poker Open Championship 3rd $142,158
December 15, 2019$5,200 No-Limit Hold’em – 2019/2020 WPT Five Diamond2nd$117,031
August 19, 2016€10,300 No-Limit Hold’em – EPT Season XIII / Estrellas – Barcelona6th$114,695
June 6, 2015$1,500 No-Limit Hold’em Shootout (2,000 max)4th$82,890
October 25, 2009Event 5 – No-Limit Hold’em Main Event – 2009 PokerStars.com Macau Poker Cup 1st$71,899
September 4, 2019$5,000 No-Limit Hold’em $2 Million GTD – 2019/2020 WPT Legends of Poker 8th$58,265

Conclusion

Due to her aggressive personality and ability to think strategically, Kitty Kuo has established herself as one of the most thrilling and successful players in the game of Poker. She is also known for her exciting personality and lively online persona. 

Also, in the world of poker, Kitty has been a strong voice for advancing equality and fairness. With her engaging personality, impressive accomplishments, and dedication to advancing the game, she hopes to encourage more women to become more interested in poker. She is a highly valuable ambassador for the poker community.

Bally Live Poker Results

Stream #62 18 Apr 2024
-$10,100
Stream #61 17 Apr 2024
$10,000
Stream #32 09 Jan 2024
$9,550
Stream #31 08 Jan 2023
$6,762
Stream #18 09 Aug 2023
-$7,125
Appearancecs
5
Net Profit
$9,087
First Appearance
08 Jan 2023
Last Appearance
18 Apr 2024