Opening day at the inaugural WPTDeepStacks Hanoi engaged the crowd with two events running at host venue Crown Poker Club. The Warm Up Event VNđ 1.5 billion (~US$ 65,065) guaranteed was the most sought after with 89 entries while the Deepstack Turbo closed with Tạ Khánh Linh locking up the win. We’ve got those results for you below.
With one day in the books, there are still nine days of games to enjoy. Highlighting the series is the Main Event VNđ 4 billion (~US$ 173,500) guaranteed which takes place from April 21 to 25. Make sure to check the schedule for all the details.
Event #1: Warm Up Event
The Warm Up Event is the first of four tournaments extending a guarantee. It kicked off on opening day with 89 entries across two flights. The earlier Day 1A heat drew 70 entries and the afternoon Day 1B heat attracted 19 entries. Both bagged up at ITM for a combined 11 players advancing to Day 2. Day 1A chip leader Nguyễn Ngọc Đại is currently ahead with 432,000 in chips.
Day 1A & Day 1B chip counts
Nguyễn Ngọc Đại – 432,000
Lê Huy Thành – 361,000
Minh Nguyen – 217,000
Nguyễn Thế Linh – 186,000
KKS – 168,000
Nguyễn Văn Chiến – 113,000
Ta Son Tung( Ali) – 103,000
Nguyễn Thế Vinh – 100,000
Minh Anh Nguyen – 71,000
Trin Nhim – 389,000
Pham Hoang Quan – 86,000
To join the qualifiers and have a chance at the VNđ 1,500,000,000 (~US$ 65,065) guaranteed pot, two starting flights remain, both running on Saturday, April 17. Buy in is VNđ 7,000,000 (~US$ 303).
Event #2: Deepstack Turbo – TẠ KHÁNH LINH – VNđ 40,000,000 (~US$ 1,735)
The evening Deepstack Turbo saw 27 jump on board and after five hours of play, Tạ Khánh Linh emerged victorious to earn VNđ 40,000,000 (~US$ 1,735) and the first festival win. Linh would have earned more however the final five players opted to award fifth place a VNđ 4,400,000 return which was taken from each of the four payouts. With no prior live scores, this may well have been Linh’s first ever cash. He also set the pace in the Player of the Series race.
Buy in: VNđ 4,000,000 (~US$ 174)
Prize pool: VNđ 94,280,000 (~US$ 4,089)
1st Tạ Khánh Linh – VNđ 40,000,000
2nd Nam Lê – VNđ 23,400,000
3rd Kyle Bảo Quốc An Diệp – VNđ 16,000,000
4th Patrick Pun – VNđ 10,480,000
5th Vố Xuân Cường – VNđ 4,400,000
*Only the top 4 earned Player of the Series points
Player of the Series
The Player of the Series race is officially underway with the top four players of the Deepstack Turbo kicking off the leaderboard. To earn points, players will have to reach top 10 ITM at any of the numbered WPTDS Hanoi events. At the end of the series, the player with the most points accrued will be awarded the US$ 1,500 WPT Passport and Trophy. Other awards are as follows:
2nd place: VNđ 5,000,000 Crown Poker Club Coupon
3rd place: VNđ 3,000,000 Crown Poker Club Coupon
Somuchpoker will provide daily recaps of the ongoing WPTDS Hanoi so stick with us for all the updates.