Asian Poker Tour gears up for 13-day series at Grand Loyal in Hanoi; Chi Chung Ho, Chu Anh, Victor, among GL/APT 5th year big winners

Nonstop poker, nonstop excitement in Hanoi, Vietnam as international brands showcase their events in the capital city. Currently in its final days is the launch of the World Poker Tour’s Prime series. One week after it closes, the Asian Poker Tour stages a 13-day festival taking place from June 7 to 19 at the Grand Loyal Poker Club. This will be the APT’s first ever visit to Hanoi. Players can expect their poker appetite filled daily with 25 games lined up and
VN₫ 10 Billion in guaranteed prize pools. Before that hits the felt, action will be on the live green with a special APT Golf Tournament at the Skylake Resort.

*Good news for international travelers, as of mid-May, border restrictions have been lifted. 

Full APT Vietnam Hanoi Loyal 2022 schedule 


Let’s take a glance at what APT Vietnam Hanoi Loyal 2022 has in store. We also have the winners of the recently concluded GL 5th anniversary event / APT Warm Up series down below.  

Featured Events

At nearly every APT festival, the schedule offers two major tournaments, the Main Event and the Championships Event, both featuring attractive guarantees. What sets these tournaments apart from others in the region are the structures. These are multi-day deep stack events with slow 60-minute blinds from start to finish. Another reason why players are drawn to these events is the flexibility of registration. Players can still sign up in Day 2 for a limited period of time. 


Dates: June 9 to 14
Buy in: VN₫ 22,000,000 (~US$ 950)
Guarantee: VN₫ 5,000,000,000 (~US$ 215,750)
*Three starting days are scheduled followed by Day 2, Day 3, and Final 8.


Dates: June  15 to 19
Buy in: VN₫ 38,500,000 (~US$ 1,660)
Guarantee: VN₫ 4,000,000,000 (~US$ 172,600)
*Two starting days are scheduled followed by Day 2, Day 3, and Final 8. 

Other Events

The rest of the schedule offer events with buy in from VN₫ 6,600,000 (~US$ 285) to a pocket burning VN₫ 108,000,000 (~US$ 4,660). On the low end are Turbo events and on the mid-range are a variety of No Limit Hold’em events that include 1-day and 2-day structures, Monster Stack, plus Pot Limit Omaha and Short Deck. The biggest buy-ins are the High Rollers and for this series, nine are scheduled which includes a Super High Roller event. Here are events to watch for.

Mystery Bounty 

The series will open with a Mystery Bounty event featuring a VN₫ 1 Billion guarantee. This is the newest addition to the APT roster, introduced first in the Philippines

Dates: June 7 and 8
Buy in: VN₫ 8,800,000 (~US$ 380)
Guarantee: VN₫ 1,000,000,000 (~US$ 43,150)
*Two flights to enter, both run on opening day

Super High Rollers 

Dates: June 8 and 9
Buy in: VN₫ 108,000,000 (~US$ 4,660)

High Rollers: June 13-14 – VN₫ 65,000,000 (~US$ 2,800)
High Rollers: June 18-19 – VN₫ 86,000,000 (~US$ 3,710)

Grand Loyal 5th Year Anniversary / APT Warm Up Series

In mid-May, the Grand Loyal Poker Club celebrated its fifth year anniversary. To tease the upcoming APT event, the brand sponsored several events, including the Main Event. Local player named “Victor” shipped it for his first APT trophy. In total, the series paid out over VN₫ 3 Billion and crowned 7 winners. 

GL Anniversary Main Event: VICTOR – VN₫ 210,000,000 (~US$ 9,100)

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Main Event champion

Buy in: VN₫ 6,600,000 (~US$ 288)
Guarantee: VN₫ 1,500,000,000 (~US$ 65,340)
Entries: 316
Prize pool: VN₫ 1,896,000,000 (~US$ 81,810)
1st place – VICTOR – Vietnam – VN₫ 210,000,000
*Four way deal

APT High Roller: CHI CHUNG HO – VN₫ 324,000,000 (~US$ 13,980)

Chi Chung Ho

Buy in: VN₫ 22,000,000 (~US$ 960)
Guarantee: VN₫ 400,000,000 (~US$ 17,425)
Entries: 43
Prize pool: VN₫ 860,000,000 (~US$ 37,109)
1st place: CHI CHUNG HO – Hong Kong – VN₫ 324,000,000

APT Kickoff – DAO MINH PHU – VN₫ 185,500,000 (~US$ 8,004)

Dao Minh Phu

Buy in: VN₫ 3,300,000 (~US$ 144)
Guarantee: VN₫ 800,000,000 (~US$ 34,850)
Entries: 265
Prize pool: VN₫ 800,000,000
1st place: DAO MINH PHU – Vietnam – VN₫ 185,500,000

APT Monster Stack: NGUYEN QUANG HIEU – VN₫ 109,100,000 (~US$ 4,707)

Nguyen Quang Hieu

Buy in: VN₫ 4,400,000 (~US$ 192)
Guarantee: VN₫ 300,000,000 (~US$ 13,070)
Entries: 92
Prize pool: VN₫ 368,000,000 (~US$ 15,880)
1st place: NGUYEN QUANG HIEU – Vietnam – VN₫ 109,100,000

GL High Roller champions

Biggest GL winner: High Roller Club – CHU ANH – VN₫ 640,000,000 (~US$ 27,600)

Chu Anh

Buy in: VN₫ 55,000,000 (~US$ 2,373)
Entries: 33
Prize pool: VN₫ 1,650,000,000 (~US$ 71,200)
1st place: CHU ANH – Vietnam – VN₫ 640,000,000

Super High Roller: NGUYEN NGOC DAI -VN₫ 392,000,000 (~US$ 16,915)

Nguyen Ngoc Dai

Buy in: VN₫ 33,000,000 (~US$ 1,435)
Entries: 40
Prize pool: VN₫ 1,200,000,000 (~US$ 51,780)
1st place: NGUYEN NGOC DAI – Vietnam – VN₫ 392,000,000
*Heads up deal

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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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