Inaugural Crown Poker Series wraps up in Da Nang, Vietnam, pays out VN₫ 21.6 Billion (~$923K)

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Impressive debut of the Crown Poker Series as it wrapped up an eight-day run from April 21 to 28 at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Da Nang, Vietnam. Powered by the Korean-driven Lucky Poker Tour, the arrival of elite players from Korea set the tone. The buzz quickly spread to include notable locals and international players. One of the highlights was the participation of high profilers Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier and Gediminas Uselis.

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Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier

Overall, the series paid out VN₫ 21,684,881,000 (~US$ 923,740) across 11 events. Among the champions were decorated pros Seungmook Jung, Yohwan Lim, and Julien Tran.

The ambitious Main Event, which had a higher than usual price tag of VN₫ 44,000,000 (~US$ 1,860) and a guarantee of VN₫ 10 Billion drew 254 entries. Korea’s Beab Su Kim and Vietnam’s Bien Mai split the top two payouts down the middle to emerge the series biggest earners.


You can read up on all the action via the Somuchpoker coverage. For the complete list of winners, head to this link.



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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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