Crown Poker Club – WPTWC : Ngoc Anh Cao wins the Series Opener for ₫550M (~$22,140); Mystery Bounty turns up 109 entries, 14 to return


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Star studded final table at the Crown Poker Club’s WPTC Series Opener concludes with Vietnamese pro Ngoc Anh Cao seizing the title and the ₫550,000,000 (~$22,140) first prize. Finishing as runner up was Hong Kong pro Raiden Kan while the day’s entering chip leader Huỳnh Ngọc Cường settled for 3rd place.

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The Opener drew a field of 323 entries across three starting days with 40 players advancing to the final day. Day 1B chip leader Huỳnh Ngọc Cường carried in the largest stack and was well on his way to earning another local tournament victory after securing one of the final 9 seats. Joining him was Day 1C leader, one of Asia’s famed pros, Hong Kong’s Riaden Kan who has been attacking the Vietnamese felt since 2019. Back in 2018, Kan ran deep at the WSOP Colossus event, turning his $565 buy in into a five figure $35K payday. He is most well known for his victory at the 2011 Macau Poker Cup Main Event where he scored over $160K.

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Also reaching the final table were local pros Huu Dung Nguyen who climbed from just 9 BB at the start of the day and Ngoc Anh Cao, considerably the most dangerous player in the round. Cao is decorated with victories and deep cashes with a recent win at the WPC-SEAPT Megastack event for over $23K. Once again, Cao proved his might and went the distance at the WPTC Series Opener for his second career win this year.

Buy in: ₫8,800,000 (~$350)
Guarantee: ₫2,500,000,000 (~$100,660)
Entries: 323
Prize pool: ₫2,480,600,000 (~$99,880)
ITM: 40 players

Final table payouts

1st Ngoc Anh Cao Vietnam ₫550,000,000
2nd Raiden Kan Yew Fatt Hong Kong ₫365,000,000
3rd HuỳNh NgọC CườNg Vietnam ₫230,000,000
4th Ho Chi Chung Hong Kong ₫154,000,000
5th Yota Mitsui Japan ₫120,000,000
6th Vũ ĐứC Trung Vietnam ₫100,000,000
7th NguyễN Văn ĐứC Vietnam ₫83,000,000
8th PhạM Văn Công Vietnam ₫69,600,000
9th Huu Dung Nguyen Vietnam ₫57,000,000

Mystery Bounty draws 109 entries, 14 to return

Running alongside the series opener was the Mystery Bounty where 109 turned up over two flights for a slight overlay to the ₫1,500,000,000 (~$60,400) guarantee. Only 14 powered through led by Nguyen Huu Vinh aka Hoa Vinh. The next stage of the race is on Monday, October 31 starting at 11am. Everyone is guaranteed ₫22,800,000 (~$915) but they will all be gunning for the ₫270,000,000 (~$10,870) top prize and the largest mystery bounty reward of ₫150,000,000 (~$6,030). Catch the final table action via the livestream on the CPC facebook page.

Buy in: ₫11,000,000 (~$445)
Guarantee: ₫1,500,000,000 (~$60,400)
Entries:  57 (Flight A), 52 (Flight B)
Prize pool: ₫1,500,000,000 (~$60,400)
Day 2 qualifiers: 14 players

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More games and trophies to be won at the ongoing series. The event runs through November 6. The ₫5 Billion guaranteed Main Event takes place on November 3 to 6 with buy in of ₫16.5 Million. Once again, we’d like to remind everyone of the good news, there will be “No Tax on your winnings”. You heard right, no tax. So time to get on the felt and pad up that wallet! Make sure to check the schedule for all the info.

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Stick with us here at Somuchpoker as we bring you full coverage from start to finish. All photos courtesy of Crown Poker Club.


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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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