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Catching up on the WPT Vietnam side event action; WPT Asia Swing POY standings

With the WPT Vietnam Main Event now in the books, it’s time to catch up on the side event action. Currently running is the WPT – Pro Poker Superstack Classic. That’s a three-day event and by the size of the field, it looks like players will be seeing a very nice pot for that. Registration has now closed. We have the official numbers below along with results of all the other events that have concluded plus the WPT Asia Swing Player of the Year current standings.

WPT – Pro Poker Superstack Classic

Overview

Players returned today for Day 2 of the WPT – Pro Poker Superstack Classic with registration still open for another four rounds, approximately 2 hours. A steady stream of players were seen signing up to bring the total runners of this event to 195. With buy-in at VND 11,000,000, players are looking at a prize pool worth VND 1,891,500,000 (~US$80,930). The money will be reached today with 25 players paid. The eventual winner will receive VND 470,850,000 (~US$20,150). Today’s goal is to play down to the final 9 players then bag up for a night’s rest to complete the race tomorrow.

Among those seen at the felt are numerous notables: Alex Lee, Paul Hong, Kunal Patni, Henrik Tollefsen, Cao Ngoc Anh, Julien Tran, Michael Kim Falcon, Eric Tsai, Norbert Koh, Natalie Teh, Piet Pape, Sumit Sapra, Wenling Gao, Hai Chuot, Ying Lin Chua, Hung Sheng Lin, Zarvan Tumboli, Fubang Huang, and En-Ching Wu. Also taking no breaks from their fantastic run yesterday are Main Event winner Dhaval Mudgal, and runner-up Takao Shimizu, both are out there in the mix.

WPT Vietnam: Side Event results

Seen below are results for side events 6,7,8, and 9.

Event 6: Teams Event Freezeout

Prize pool : VND 139,680,000 – Buyin: VND 8,800,000 – Entries: 18

Ji Woon Kim / Jae Wook Shin

1st Ji Woon Kim / Jae Wook Shin – VND 60,740,000
2nd Sebastian Wong Wei Quan / Ken Thoo Ming – VND 51,000,000
3rd Alok Birewar / Manoj Pentakota – VND 27,940,000

Event 7: Flip It

Prize pool: VND 77,600,000 – Buyin: 2,200,000 – Entries: 40

La Anh Tuan

1st La Anh Tuan – VND 34,920,000
2nd Dinh Van Thanh – VND 20,950,000
3rd Yik Yin “Ray” Chiu – VND 13,190,000
4th Pete Yen Han Chen – VND 8,540,000

Event 8: PLO

Prize pool: VND 250,260,000 – Buyin: VND 6,600,000 – Entries:43

George Sandford

1st George Sandford – VND 80,650,000
2nd Ngeow Chung Fai – VND 63,660,000
3rd Fubang Huang – VND 45,880,000
4th Song Ly – VND 25,030,000
5th Chu Ching Ling – VND 20,020,000
6th Nguyen Phuong Linh – VND 15,020,000

Event 9: Shootout / 6 Max

Prize pool: VND 582,000,000 – Buyin: 6,600,000 – Entries: 100

Wei Cheng Yin

1st Wei Cheng Yin – VND 197,880,000
2nd Markus Garberg – VND 113,480,000
3rd Hwang Sang Yeon – VND 71,000,000
4th Duong Manh Thang – VND 48,020,000
5th Josh McCully – VND 36,380,000
6th KH – VND 29,100,000
7th Sebastian Wong Wei Quan – VND 25,610,000
8th Xiadyin He- VND 23,280,000
9th Choong Kian Weng – VND 19,790,000
10th Manoj Pentakota – VND 17,460,000

WPT ASIA SWING Player of the Year standings

Participants of the WPT Asia Swing (Japan – Korea – Vietnam) aren’t just playing for titles. Players that run deep accrue points towards the WPT Asia Swing Player of the Year race. At the end of the final leg, the player at the top of the standings will win a WPT India Main Event package. WPT India takes place on November 16 to 19, 2018. The package includes a seat to the Main Event, ground transportation, and accommodation at Deltin Royale in Goa, India.

Rank Name  Points
1 YISHA CHEN 120
2 ENDO SHINGO 100
3 TAKAGI YOSUKE 100
4 CHOON TONG SIOW 100
5 HIRATA YUKI 100
6 VALERIY PAK 100
7 NOBUYUKI KOMORI 100
8 KIM DONG TRAN 100
9 NGOC QUOC BAO PHAM 100
10 DHAVAL MUDGAL 100
11 KIMURA TARO 90

Article by Tricia David


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