Crown Poker Club – WPTWC: Le Van Duc ruled the Mystery Bounty; Tran Thanh Hung win trophies


“Find Your Way to WPT World Championship Series” at the Crown Poker Club just wrapped up Day 4 of its ten-day run with three new winners bringing home trophies. The latest champions were Le Van Duc, Big Tiger. and Tran Thanh Hung. We’ve got those stories for you.

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For those just getting wind of this event, the series has been running in Ha Noi, Vietnam since October 28 and will run through November 6. A total of 16 events are lined up and ₫13 Billion in guarantees. Six have already been claimed. The Main Event is drawing near with ₫5 Billion in tow. Make sure to check the player’s guide for all the details including the structure.

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LE VAN DUC dominates the Mystery Bounty for ₫605,000,000 (~$24,340) payday

The two-day Mystery Bounty saw 14 players out of the 109 total entries return to chase down the fourth trophy of the series. Nguyen Huu Vinh aka Hoa Vinh had the best chance with his oversized stack, however, he was outmatched by Le Van Duc who dominated the action, knocking out half of the competition.

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Prior to the final table, Le delivered a double knockout that sent his stack skyrocketing. He carried it into the final table, grinded to widen his lead, then sent Dang Quang Thi to his knees on AhAs set over JdJh set on a board Ac5cJs4d10d. From there, Le coasted to heads up with a 10:1 advantage against Hoa Vinh. The pair played one hand then opted to end it abruptly with Le and his commanding stack earning the trophy and ₫270,000,000. In addition, Le also collected a total of 8 bounty prizes one of which was the coveted ₫150,000,000 top prize. In total, Le walked away rich with a combined ₫605,000,000 (~$24,340) in winnings.

You can relive the final table race via the recorded livestream on Crown Poker Club facebook page.

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

Payouts (bounties not included)

1st Le Van Duc Vietnam ₫270,000,000
2nd Nguyen Huu Vinh Vietnam ₫161,000,000
3rd Dinh Tien Thanh Vietnam ₫100,000,000
4th Tran Duc Chinh Vietnam ₫71,000,000
5th Vu Ta Nhat Vietnam ₫53,500,000
6th Nguyen Hoang Long Vietnam ₫42,700,000
7th Pham Tien Dung Vietnam ₫36,300,000
8th Dang Quang Thi Vietnam ₫31,600,000
9th Tran Thanh Hung Vietnam ₫32,000,000
10th Ngo Minh Tien Vietnam ₫26,000,000
11th Le Hoang Khanh Vietnam ₫26,000,000
12th Nguyen Phuong Ngoc Vietnam ₫26,000,000
13th Nguyen Trong Nghia Vietnam ₫21,500,000
14th Truong Duc Duy Vietnam ₫21,500,000

Big Tiger denies the locals at the Monster Stack

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The Monster Stack event had tables buzzing throughout the day with 118 in action for a prize pool of ₫679,700,000 (~$27,350). Although the locals dominated in numbers, it was Germany’s Big Tiger defying the odds to come out on top. He defeated Ha Van Thien at heads up to claim the ₫185,300,000 (~$7,450) top prize. Big Tiger and 5th placer Dinh Gia Long were the first two players to cash at two final tables, both having first monied at the earlier Mini High Roller. 

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Buy in: ₫6,600,000 (~$265)
Entries: 118
Prize pool: ₫679,700,000 (~$27,350)
ITM: 15 places


1st Big Tiger Germany ₫185,300,000
2nd Ha Van Thien Vietnam ₫115,400,000
3rd Tran Vinh Hung Vietnam ₫77,500,000
4th Bui Quoc Dien Vietnam ₫52,500,000
5th Dinh Gia Long Vietnam ₫39,700,000
6th Bach Trung Hieu Vietnam ₫31,700,000
7th Nguyen Duc Hoa Vietnam ₫27,000,000
8th Nguyen Tien Thanh Vietnam ₫23,400,000
9th Nguyen Khac Ngo Vietnam ₫20,700,000
10th Nguyen Huu Vinh Vietnam ₫18,600,000
11th Le Viet Hung Vietnam ₫18,600,000
12th Tran Duc Kien Vietnam ₫18,600,000
13th Mai Tri Minh Vietnam ₫16,900,000
14th Ha Minh Duc Vietnam ₫16,900,000
15th Dinh Quang Vu Vietnam ₫16,900,000

TRAN THANH HUNG wins the Hyper Turbo 1

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With the Monster Stack pulling in the masses, the Hyper Turbo 1 saw a much lighter turnout with only 27 taking interest. After busting in 9th place at the Mystery Bounty, Tran Thanh Hung took his chances at this event and was happy for doing so. Tran shipped it to collect the ₫42,750,000 (~$1,720) first prize.

Buy in: ₫3,400,000 (~$137)
Entries: 27
Prize pool: ₫77,750,000 (~$3,125)
ITM: 3 places


1st Tran Thanh Hung Vietnam ₫42,750,000
2nd Tran Ngoc Son Vietnam ₫23,300,000
3rd Nguyen Phuong Ngoc Vietnam ₫11,600,000

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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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