The World Poker Tour (WPT) Prime Vietnam series is underway at the Crown Poker Club in Hanoi with the second day of action attracting a large number of players for the WPT Opener. After the two flights completed, the event amassed a combined 510 entries to send the prize pool soaring to VN₫ 3,957,600,000 (~US$ 168,750), easily surpassing the VN₫ 2 Billion guarantee.
Combined with the survivors from Day 1A, a total of 51 players advanced to Day 2. At the end of Day 1B Vietnamese pro NgọC Anh Cao bagged a huge stack of 639,000 chips (106 bb). Lưu Danh TuấN was close behind with 638,000 chips. Both players will return as race leaders.
At Day 1C, the final flight, India’s Avneesh Munjai topped the counts with 503,000 chips (83 bb). Munjai won a crucial pot against Jin Yong to propel him to the lead. On a turn board of , Yong had the nuts straight with , Munjai had two pair that improved to a full house on the river .
Top 10 in chips
|NgọC Anh Cao||Vietnam||639,000|
|Lưu Danh TuấN||Vietnam||638,000|
|NguyễN Quang Minh||Vietnam||430,000|
|NguyễN ĐứC KiềU Hưng||Vietnam||347,000|
|Tran Van Phuc||Vietnam||333,000|
|Oh Hao Chang||China||321,000|
When the survivors return on Thursday, May 18, each one is guaranteed a minimum payout of VN₫ 13,500,000 (~US$ 575) but what they will be coveting is the substantial VN₫ 770,000,000 (~US$ 32,280) top prize. Day 2 action begins at 10:30am. You can read up on some of the action via the LIVE UPDATES – WPT Opener Final Day.
WPT Opener numbers
Buy in: VN₫ 8,800,000 (~US$ 375)
Guarantee: VN₫ 2,000,000,000 (~US$ 85,280)
Prize pool: VN₫ 3,957,600,000 (~US$ 168,750)
ITM: 65 players
Day 1 results
Day 1A: 112 entries / 14 ITM
Day 1B: 221 entries / 28 ITM
Day 1C: 177 entries / 23 ITM
Dinh Tien Thanh comes from behind to win the Turbo NLH
Buy in: VN₫ 4,400,000 (~US$ 188)
Prize pool: VN₫ 143,550,000 (~US$ 6,120)
ITM: 6 places
|Place||Player||Flag||Payout in VN₫|
|1||Dinh Tien Thanh||Vietnam||58,900,000|
|2||Dan Van Nguyen||Vietnam||35,900,000|
|3||Anh Tuan Nguyen||Vietnam||21,500,000|
|4||Huong Thanh Nguyen||Vietnam||15,800,000|
|5||Dung Xuan Pham||Vietnam||11,460,000|