200 entries for APL Vietnam Main Event Day 1C; Matthew Mortensen bags a massive stack; Duy Ho wins NLH

Day 1C of the Asia Poker League VietnamMain Event – ignited with a great turnout of 200 entries. This alone was much more than the first two starting days combined of 134 entries. Scattered around the host venue Pro Poker Club were pros from all over Asia however none soared as high as USA’s Matthew Mortensen who bagged up a monstrous 400,000 stack.

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Matthew Mortensen

Mortensen had numerous big hands to boast of. He started the day strong by railing a player very early. He continued to rise throughout the day; his largest collection came later, delivering a double elimination with pocket kings. Mortensen has now seized the overall leadership entering Day 2. He is the player to catch up to for those entering Day 1D.

Day 1C wrapped up with 46 survivors. Among them were decorated pros Julien Tran (260,000), Andy Ying Kit Chan (252,500), Duy Ho (105,500), Abhinav Iyer (83,500), and Linh Tran (82,500). Also making it through was APL Vietnam Main Event inaugural champion Lee Yin How with 93,000. As for the defending champion, Quang Nguyen, he was unable to advance and will have to take his chances at Day 1D.

You can read up on the Day 1C action via our Live Updates.

More: APL Main Event Day 1C Live Updates

Top 10 players of Day 1C

1 – Matthew Mortensen –  USA – 400,000
2 – Yuwen Pan – China – 271,000
3 – Wayne Heung – Hong Kong – 264,000
4 – Jul Tran – Vietnam – 262,000
5 – Chan Ying Kit Andy – Hong Kong – 252,500
6 – Tran Xuan Truc – Vietnam – 237,000
7 – Vu Duc Trung –  Vietnam – 212,000
8 – Nguyen Gia Trung –  Vietnam – 197,500
9 – Dang Thanh Luong –  Vietnam – 189,000
10 – Nguyen Tien Thanh – Vietnam – 184,500

More: Full Day 1C Chip Counts

Main Event info

The 46 Day 1C survivors join the Day 2 list. There are now a combined 75 players that have advanced. They await the results of Day 1D and return on Thursday, May 16. The Main Event is up to 334 entries.

Day 1D is up next. This is the last starting day to enter. It takes place on Wednesday, May 15. The Main Event comes with an VND 8 Billion (~US$345,000) guarantee. Another 200 entries is needed to hit that number.

See info and schedule below:

Buy-in: VND 16,500,000 (~US$720)
Dates: May 12 to May 18
Day 1A: 14 advanced out of 64 entries
Day 1B: 15 advanced out of 70 entries
Day 1C: 46 advanced out of 200 entries

Day 1D: Wednesday, May 15
Day 2: Thursday, May 16
Day 3: Friday, May 17
Final 9: Saturday, May 18

Starting stack: 30,000 (300x opening big blind)
Blinds duration: increases every 40 minutes
Registration: closes at the start of Level 10

Duy Ho wins the No Limit Hold’em

The No Limit Hold’em side event resumed today with the final 10 players out of the 73 entries back on the felt. All of them were in the money and hunting down the title. Taking it to the finish line was Vietnam’s Duy Ho after defeating Na A Young “Naomi” at heads up. Duy pocketed a cool VND 168,530,000 (~US$ 7,200). The event had a total prize pool of VND 495,670,000 (~US$ 21,000) with VND 7,700,000 buy-in.

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Duy Ho

1st Duy Ho – VND 168,530,000
2nd Na A Young “Naomi” – VND 96,660,000
3rd Lu Zheng Hao – VND 60,470,000
4th Chen Yu – VND 40,890,000
5th Hisashi Ogi – VND 30,980,000
6th Gyula Ryan Reva – VND 24,780,000
7th Nguyen Van Ngoc – VND 21,810,000
8th Lin Hao – VND 19,830,000
9th Nguyen Ngoc Trang Anh – VND 16,850,000
10th Dinh Gia Long – VND 14,870,000

APL Vietnam 2019 – Full coverage

Article By Tricia David

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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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