youtube

facebook

twitter

instagram

WPC-SEAPT Kick Off Event draws 605 entries for VN₫ 4.6B (~US$ 198K) prize pool; Nguyen Duc Anh leads Final Day qualifiers

 

Following three flights over the course of two days, Event #1: WPC-SEAPT Kick Off recorded a jaw-dropping 605-entry field, easily surpassing its initial VN₫ 2.5B guarantee. The generated prize pool grew to a whopping VN₫ 4,694,800,000 (~US$ 198,428), dubbing the first event of the World Championship Poker games at Grand Loyal Poker Club an impressive success.

DSC 2191
Nguyen Duc Anh

75 players led by Nguyen Duc Anh, return to the felt on Sunday, September 18th, as they set off to hunt down the VN₫ 888,300,000 (~US$ 37,544) top prize. Final Day begins at exactly 11:00 with live updates featured only here at Somuchpoker

Day 1B and Day 1C Recap

The second flight for the Kick Off Event piled on pretty quickly with the tournament guarantee smashed by the fifth level of play. At the end of registration, a total of 265 entries were recorded, with 33 set to join Day 1A’s 16 survivors through the Final Day. 

The turning point of today’s qualifier began after chip leader Nguyen Duc Anh captured Indian runner Ankit Wadhawan’s entire stack, two left to the money. Sitting on the big blind with QcQh, Nguyen jammed against Wadhawan who had less than 30BBs behind. Wadhawan made the call with JdJs only to find his pocket pair crushed against Nguyen’s better holdings. The board offered no help to Wadhawan and the 400K pot was shifted to Nguyen thus beginning his climb to the top.

303104057 579994600598353 2811887440347726343 n
Ankit Wadhawan

It didn’t take long before Nguyen busted yet another opponent after flopping a set with 6s6c against big blind Gaurav Sood’s overpair QhQs. On a roll, the runout further improved Nguyen to having Quads and eventually bag up a massive stack of 714,000 as the overall tournament chip leader by a significant margin. The bubble bust shortly after, delivered by fourth ranking Ha Van Thien with his 8d8c holding up against KcQc on a ten high board to lock up Day 1B’s action.

The last flight on schedule, Day 1C attracted a field of 211 players for an additional 26 entrants qualifying through. After ten hours of play, the field trickled down to its final eliminations led by Vietnam’s Le Hoai Nam who maintained his advantage through the last four tables. Le’s stack continued its ascend as the local picked up a series of small pots towards the end and bagged up the second biggest stack heading into the Final Day. The last flight saw the action draw to a close after Korea’s Hwang Seong Il delivered an unavoidable cooler with AhAs against the big blind’s KdKc to seal the deal. 

DAC 2545
Le Hoai Nam

Among those who qualified are France’s Aladin Youri, India’s Ankit Wadhawan, and big stacked locals Hoang Hai Nam, Tuan Tien Hai, and Ta Son Tung. All three qualifiers now have wrapped up each flight to 12.5% of the field and a guaranteed payout of VN₫ 13 Million (~US$ 550) to start the Final Day festivities. 

Buy in: VN₫ 8,800,000 (~US$ 372)
Guarantee: VN₫ 2,500,000,000 (~US$ 105,695)
Prize Pool: VN₫ 4,694,800,000 (~US$ 198,428)
Entries: 605
Qualifiers: 75 players

WPT-SEAPT Kick Off Event Final Day Qualifiers

Player Flag Chip Count Seat  Table
NGUYEN DUC ANH VIETNAM 714,000 6 27
LE HOAI NAM VIETNAM 540,000 6 29
NGUYEN KHAC NGO VIETNAM 526,000 3 28
HA VAN THIEN  VIETNAM 515,000 7 21
HOANG HAI NAM VIETNAM 455,000 2 21
HWANG SEONG IL KOREA 414,000 5 25
NGUYEN TUAN ANH VIETNAM 396,000 4 24
NGUYEN MINH DUC VIETNAM 372,000 8 26
NGUYEN QUY QUYEN VIETNAM 354,000 4 23
TUAN TIEN HAI VIETNAM 352,000 6 25
TA SON TUNG VIETNAM 323,000 3 22
NGUYEN VAN TRUNG VIETNAM 313,000 3 24
TRAN HOAI ANH VIETNAM 312,000 6 28
MR SUMO  VIETNAM 310,000 7 27
VU MINH HAI VIETNAM 304,000 3 21
DAO NGOC THANG VIETNAM 304,000 1 22
NGUYEN VIET CUONG VIETNAM 292,000 5 23
PHAM TIEN DUNG VIETNAM 279,000 7 22
NGUYEN PHUONG NGOC VIETNAM 267,000 2 24
NGUYEN ANH TUAN VIETNAM 259,000 5 21
NGUYEN NGOC DAI VIETNAM 258,000 2 25
NGUYEN MANH HAO VIETNAM 252,000 6 26
PHAM THANH DAT VIETNAM 249,000 1 23
NGUYEN TRUNG HIEU VIETNAM 235,000 4 28
NGUYEN THE VINH VIETNAM 235,000 7 28
SANDEEP KUMAR SHARMA INDIA 227,000 2 27
NGUYEN QUANG HIEU VIETNAM 222,000 2 28
HU TRUC VIETNAM 219,000 9 29
TRENT FECHTER USA 207,000 5 22
SOUKSAMLANE FREDERIC FRANCE 205,000 8 23
BEA WON CHUL KOREA 204,000 7 26
YU JE NAM KOREA 189,000 5 24
VU ANH TUAN VIETNAM 188,000 4 26
NGUYEN DOAN TRUNG HIEU VIETNAM 187,000 2 22
FLORENT REMI FRANCE 181,000 9 28
DONG VAN CHIEN VIETNAM 174,000 8 25
NGUYEN HUU THANH TUNG VIETNAM 174,000 4 25
CHU QUANG BIEN VIETNAM 169,000 1 26
NGO KHOA ANH VIETNAM 169,000 2 26
NGUYEN TRUNG KIEN VIETNAM 162,000 1 27
KYLE BAO DIEP VIETNAM 160,000 4 29
VU TA NHAT VIETNAM 148,000 8 24
JONAS MAGDALINSKI SWEDEN 143,000 7 23
HEHE VIETNAM 138,000 3 26
NGUYEN DAC LONG VIETNAM 138,000 3 29
NGUYEN MANH HUNG VIETNAM 133,000 5 29
TRAN AN KHANG VIETNAM 126,000 7 24
NGO VAN DAT VIETNAM 123,000 4 27
ERIC DARRELL CANADA 122,000 7 25
NGUYEN TUAN ANH VIETNAM 118,000 9 27
TRAN TUAN ANH VIETNAM 116,000 8 22
SUPARERK TOTSAPONVISAD THAILAND 113,000 4 22
NGUYEN HUU MANH VIETNAM 111,000 6 24
DINH VAN TIEN VIETNAM 107,000 3 25
TRAN HUY TIEN VIETNAM 106,000 8 27
NGUYEN QUANG HA VIETNAM 104,000 8 28
DANG HOANG VIET VIETNAM 104,000 2 29
ALADIN YOURI FRANCE 100,000 1 24
CHO SUN IL KOREA 99,000 5 26
CHOI HYE JIN KOREA 92,000 5 28
NGUYEN QUY BANG VIETNAM 91,000 6 22
CHAC LUONG KY VIETNAM 90,000 8 29
DARAPU THARUN KUMAR INDIA 87,000 2 23
GIN VIETNAM 74,000 4 21
YUICHIRO YAMANAKA JAPAN 67,000 3 27
PHAM QUANG ANH VIETNAM 66,000 1 28
ANKIT INDIA 63,000 6 23
NGUYEN VIET ANH VIETNAM 62,000 6 21
NGUYEN MANH HUNG VIETNAM 54,000 8 21
BUI QUOC DIEN VIETNAM 50,000 1 21
BUI TRUONG GIANG VIETNAM 50,000 5 27
LEE SEOK YOUNG KOREA 47,000 1 25
YOTA MITSUI JPAN 44,000 7 29
HONG BEOS JUNGHU KOREA 43,000 3 23
BAE WIB IL KOREA 41,000 1 29

Chips in play: 15,125,000
Average stack: 201,667

Full Payouts

Rank Prize (VN₫)
1st 888,300,000
2nd 595,000,000
3rd 440,000,000
4th 340,000,000
5th 260,000,000
6th 195,000,000
7th 145,000,000
8th 110,000,000
9th 85,300,000
10th – 12th 68,000,000
13th – 15th 55,000,000
16th – 18th 45,000,000
19th – 21st 37,000,000
22nd – 24th 31,000,000
25th – 27th 26,500,000
28th – 36th 23,000,000
37th – 45th 20,000,000
46th – 54th 17,500,000
55th – 63rd 15,500,000
64th – 72nd 14,000,000
73rd – 75th 13,000,000

WPC-SEAPT Schedule & Structures
Event Photos

Stay tuned to Somuchpoker for more on the ongoing World Poker Championship at Grand Loyal.

Event Articles:

World Poker Championship to stage a massive ₫20 Billion guarantee at Grand Loyal Poker Club Hanoi

Cards are in the air for this season’s World Poker Championship at Grand Loyal, Hanoi!

World Poker Championship sees full house on opening day; Kick Off Event Day 1A registers 129 runners; Nguyen Trung Ha and Nguyen Khac Quang claim first two trophies

World Poker Championship smashes VN₫ 2.5B Kick Off guarantee halfway through Day 1B; One more flight to go!

jeanette

Janette Dee

Graduated from De La Salle University, Janette works as a full time teacher in Manila, Philippines. She has long joined the local poker community as a recreational player for the last decade. Having a natural love for the game, she decided to branch out into a different avenue of poker. Currently, Janette works for Somuchpoker as a content writer reporting local and international news for the site.

More Posts - Website