Asia Poker League wraps up in Vietnam with several big winners

Asia Poker League wrapped up another exciting festival in Vietnam running from May 9 to 20 at Pro Poker Club. This was the brand’s third visit to the country. Over the course of the twelve days, 18 events were up for grabs. As always, the Main Event fueled the largest turnout of 623 entries for a guarantee smashing prize pool of VND 9,064,650,000 (~US$388,000). China’s Zhu Yong lifted the coveted title and VND 1,700,440,000 (~US$72,000).

Following his victory, the last two days brought on more champions to eventually clean out the awards table. We’ve got those final results for you below.

High Roller and Hyper Turbo 2

High roller Champion APL
Wayne Heung

Hong Kong came in with a large contingent of players. Several found their way to the winner’s stage. Pocketing one of the biggest side event prizes was Wayne Heung for overcoming the 197 field of the High Roller event. Heung shipped VND 1,427,040,000 (~US$61,000) after defeating Vietnamese pro Cao Ngoc Anh at heads up.

Final 9 payouts
Prize pool: VND 5,732,700,000 (~US$245,000) – Buyin: 33,000,000 – Entries 197 – ITM: 25

1st Wayne Heung – Hong Kong – VND 1,427,040,000
2nd Cao Ngoc Anh – Vietnam – VND 982,470,000
3rd Dinh Gia Hung – Vietnam – VND 587,600,000
4th David Erquiaga – Philippines – VND 357,430,000
5th Jeonggyu Cho – Korea – VND 276,030,000
6th Seo Dongkyoon – Korea – VND 228,730,000
7th Lim Chor Heng – Singapore – VND 194,910,000
8th Alex Lee Xiang Wei – Singapore – VND 168,540,000
9th Dang Duy Thanh – Vietnam – VND 142,690,000

Also from Hong Kong, Chung Cheun Co ran away with the Hyper Turbo 2 title. He rose above the 47 entries to claim the VND 88,900,000 (~US$3,800) first prize. Six players saw the money at that event, each shaved off a portion of the VND 227,950,000 prize pool.

Super High Roller

Dinh Gia Hung

The VND 55,000,000 (~US$2,350) buy-in Super High Roller event drew 12 runners for a pot of VND 582,000,000 to fight for. Only two players got paid, both from the host country. Dinh Gia Hung shipped it after finishing third at the High Roller event. He earned VND 378,300,000 (~US$16,000). Taking 2nd place was Pham Thanh Vinh for VND 203,700,000 (~US$8,700).

Massive Stack

The Massive Stack concluded its two day run on the final day of the festival. The VND 11,000,000 buy-in event drew 108 entries for a healthy prize pool of VND 1,047,600,000 (~US$44,700). Only 14 players claimed a piece. Earning the largest of VND 314,280,000 (~US$13,400) for his victory was Vietnam’s Luong Anh Tuan.

APL Massive Stack
Luong Anh Tuan

Final 9 payouts
1st Luong Anh Tuan – Vietnam – VND 314,280,000
2nd Tran Manh Thang – Vietnam – VND 193,810,000
3rd Ta Duy Quoc Chinh – Vietnam – VND 116,280,000
4th Matthew Mortensen – Australia – VND 75,950,000
5th Kjell Ove Dyb – Norway – VND 58,670,000
6th Kwok Chen Yip – China – VND 48,190,000
7th Mitchell Minh – USA – VND 40,860,000
8th Nguyen Binh Minh – Vietnam – VND 35,620,000
9th Kwo Luen Hei – Hong Kong – VND 31,430,000

Other winners

Super Deepstack: 131 entries: Wei San Nan
No Limit Hold’em Turbo 2: 88 entries: Yuwan Pan

That wraps up the festival. Asia Poker League heads to Beijing, China in September for their next stop. Exact dates to be announced soon.


More: APL Vietnam 2019 – Full Coverage

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Graduated in Media Communication at the University of Lausanne, Louis Hartman is a co-founder of He began his career in Cambodia as freelance journalist. In same time he was making his living by playing poker every night at that time. Intense learner, he read dozens of poker strategy books to improve his skills during many years. With a strong interest about poker "behind the scene" in Asia and his communication skills, Louis launched Somuchpoker in 2014.

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