Maiden victory for Korea’s Beab Su Kim at inaugural Crown Poker Series Main Event

Beab Su Kim

Korea’s Beab Su Kim was crowned the first ever Crown Poker Series Main Event champion! After eliminating Soojo Kim in 3rd place, Beab Su stole the chip advantage from Vietnam’s Bien Mai. The two quickly struck an even chop on the remaining payouts and award Beab Su the title. Beab Su and Mai both earned VN₫ 2,115,000,000 (~US$ 90,000).

Bien Mai and Beab Su Kim

You can watch the final table battle via CrownPokerRoom Twitch. It is embedded in the Event Super High Roller 107M video starting the 30 minute mark. You can also read on for the brief recap.

Buy in: VN₫ 44,000,000 (~US$ 1,875)
Guarantee: VN₫ 10,000,000,000 (~US$ 426,500)|
Entries: 254
Prize pool: VN₫  9,855,200,000 (~US$ 419,800)
ITM: 32 places

Place Player Flag Payout in VN₫
1 Beab Su Kim Korea 2,680,000,000
2 Bien Mai Vietnam 1,550,000,000
3 Soojo Kim Korea 880,000,000
4 Yu Shin Lee Korea 740,000,000
5 Trung Van Nguyen Vietnam 590,000,000
6 Moonho Seo Korea 440,000,000
7 Jiwon Yoon Korea 320,000,000
8 Tun Nguyen Vietnam 240,000,000
9 Vivian Im Korea 180,000,000

Final Table recap

The Main Event drew 254 entries with the top 32 players earning a piece of the VN₫  9,855,200,000 (~US$ 419,800) prize pool. On the final day, the last nine players returned led by Vietnam’s Bien Mai. Impressively, for a majority of the final table, Mai dropped only as low as second rank and was clearly the player beat.


The race completed in four and a half hours. During the first hour, Vivian Youngshin Im was on her way to a double up with the nuts AcAs but Beab Su’s 6c7c sent her packing instead with the board running 6s6d2c3cQd.

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Vivian Youngshin Im

It took another two hours of grinding before Moonho Seo fell to Mai with two pair on the turn rivered by the flush. Short stacked Trung Van Nguyen quickly joined the railbirds in 4th place.

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At four-handed, a three way clash was seen with Soojo Kim ahead AsAd, Mai AcQd, and Yu Shi Lee Ah10d. Rockets hold, Soojo ships it but is still far behind the leaders Mai and Beab Su.

Hands later, another all in showdown. Soojo Kim jammed three-bet jammed on Beab Su who snap called. Soojo with Ac2c, Beab Su 7d7h. The board was 3h2d7s9sJh to end Soojo in 3rd place. A heads up deal was quickly agreed upon and that was it. Beab Su emerged the first ever Crown Poker Series Main Event champion.

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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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