U Series of Poker (USOP) Vietnam festival pays out over $2.4 Million; Vietnam lifts 19 trophies; Chinh Duc Tran wins two events


U Series of Poker recently concluded its first Vietnam festival at the Crown Poker Club in capital city Hanoi and it was a resounding success, paying out a grand VN₫ 56.9 Billion (~US$ 2.4 Million) across the board. This amount exceeded last February’s debut in Taiwan by $700K. Notably, the Main Event had a prize pool of VN₫ 16.5 Billion, which was the largest in the country this year, with the exception of Triton Vietnam.

Main Event Day 1C bubble

Running from April 14 to 24, 2023, USOP Vietnam was action packed from start to finish. A total of 28 trophies were awarded with the most coveted Main Event title claimed by Dai Ngoc Nguyen. He emerged the single biggest winner, pocketing a massive VN₫ 3,550,000,000 (~US$ 151,100). Host country Vietnam dominated most of the events, lifting a whopping 19 trophies.


During the first break of Main Event Day 1C, USOP Chief Operating Officer Alex Wong and CPC owner Tobias Bui expressed their gratitude for the tremendous support of the local force and the international players that made the trip. In comparison to USOP Taiwan, the Vietnam series attracted more players from around the world and built a much larger prize pool. Here are the final numbers.

Mini Main Day 1C field

Festival results

Date: April 14 to 24, 2023
Festival prize pool: VN₫ 56,967,420,000 (~US$ 2,426,700)
Trophy events: 28
Main Event entries: 851
Main Event prize pool: VN₫ 16,509,400,000 (~US$ 702,680)
Main Event champion: Dai Ngoc Nguyen – VN₫ 3,550,000,000 (~US$ 151,100)
Richest side event earner: John Perry – VN₫ 2,970,000,000 (~US$ 126,500) – two cashes
Trophy by Flag: Vietnam (19), Australia (2), Estonia (1), Japan (1), Malaysia (1), Taiwan (1), Singapore (1), Korea (1), Philippines (1)
Multi winner: Chinh Diuc Tran (Hyper Turbo and Turbo Event)

USOP hasn’t announced any upcoming festival dates but it is rumored they will be back at the CPC sometime this year. Other locations are also being considered so make sure to keep an ear out for any developments right here at Somuchpoker.

To relive moments of USOP Vietnam, head to the SMP flickr page for the photos and the Coverage – Previous Events tab for all the recaps and results.

Festival Results

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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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