Crown Poker Series: locals fly in to boost Main Event to 254 total entries; 58 advance to Day 2; Hyun Sup Kim, Yunhyun Kim win HR events

It was a nailbiter at Day 4 of the inaugural Crown Poker Series in Da Nang, Vietnam with the Main Event headed for a possible overlay. Word of this spread like wildfire bringing in a large force of locals to join the heavy Korean presence. In the end, the ambitious guarantee offered by the young organizer, Lucky Poker Tour, was met. In addition, two side events also completed. Here are the results.

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The final two flights of the VN₫ 10 Billion guaranteed MAIN EVENT were held on the same day, Monday, April 24, starting with Day 1C which saw the largest turnout of 107 entries. This was followed by the Day 1D Turbo flight, where 47 made a last-minute effort to qualify for Day 2. Among the players in attendance were Gab Yong Kim, Hwang Seong Il, Seongmin Lee, Trung Van Nguyen, Harry Duong, Julien Tran, and Duc Nhat Nguyen. 

Buy in: VN₫ 44,000,000 (~US$ 1,875)
Guarantee: VN₫ 10,000,000,000 (~US$ 426,500)|
Total entries: 254
Prize pool: VN₫  9,855,200,000 (~US$ 419,800)
Day 2 qualifiers: 58 players
ITM: 58 places

Day 1A: 56 entries / 13 advanced
Day 1B: 44 entries / 7 advanced
Day 1C: 107 entries
Day 1D Turbo: 7 entries

All of the Day 1 survivors return to action on Tuesday, April 25 where they will hunt down the money which starts at 32nd place and a spot at the final table. The minimum payout is VN₫ 72,600,000 (~US$ 3,100). Coming final table day, the top prize is VN₫ 2,680,000,000 (~US$ 114,100).

Hyunsup Kim wins the Super High Roller

Korean high roller Hyunsup Kim successfully wrestled his fellow countrymen for the CPS Super High Roller title to claim the VN₫ 1,212,500,000 (~US$ 51,650) top prize. Kim adds another feather to his cap having won multiple high roller titles on home soil. This was his second Super High Roller this year with his first won in Seoul. Kim boosts his live tournament total earning to well over half a million USD


Relive Kim’s win via the Crown Poker Twitch livestream.

Buy in: VN₫ 107,000,000 (~US$ 4,550))
Entries: 25
Prize pool: VN₫ 2,425,000,000 (~US$ 103,300)
ITM: 3 places

Place Player Flag Payout in VN₫
1 Hyunsup Kim Korea 1,212,500,000
2 Dong Kyu Kim Korea 606,250,000
3 Ju Yeul Lee Korea 606,250,000

High Roller Single Day

Another all Korean takedown with Yuhyun Kim scoring the win after a heads up even money split. Opening Event winner Yohwan Lim aka BoxeR was denied a second title having to settle for 3rd place.

Buy in: VN₫ 55,000,000 (~US$ 2,340)
Entries: 16
Prize pool: VN₫ 776,000,000 (~US$ 33,000)
ITM: 3 places

Place Player Flag Payout in VN₫
1 Yuhyun Kim Korea 310,400,000
2 Jun Hee Kim Korea 310,400,000
3 Yohwan Lim Korea 155,200,000

*Heads up even chop

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Tricia David

Tricia David has long experience as a recreational poker player and has been covering poker events since 2010 for numerous outfits in Asia. She spent one year working part time with Poker Portal Asia then became editor and lead writer for all event coverage of the Philippine Poker Tour (PPT). Under the PPT, she overlooked content for their website, and produced live updates on all their events. In addition, she served as the live and online events website content writer for the Asian Poker Tour. Currently, she does live events reporting in Asia for online news site Somuchpoker and is also one of their news contributors.

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