Biggest VSOP Championship kicks off in a week, VND 10B (~US$ 427K) in guaranteed prizes coming your way

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Photo Credit – Viet Nam Series of Poker

Making its third round for the year, the Viet Nam Series of Poker Championship V is returning this August 26 for the country’s largest Championship edition to date. The popular festival first debuted back in 2020 and immediately turned into a hit for locals and international travelers alike. This month’s series in partnership with Asia Poker League, is scheduled to run through September 4th at the Viet Tower in Dong Da District, Hanoi for ten days of nonstop action.

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Photo Credit – Viet Nam Series of Poker

The awaited festival boasts over a whopping VND 10,000,000 (~US$ 427,259) in combined prize guarantees across 18 featured events. Its Main Event alone posts a minimum guaranteed prize pool amounting to VND 4,000,000 (~US$ 170,903), with each starting flight charging an entry fee of VND 16,500,000 (~US$ 705). Four qualifying days will play out beginning on August 30th through September 1st with the last one, in a Turbo format. Last season’s VSOP Championship IV Main Event winner Phan Trong Linh impressively captured VND 845,000,000 (~US$ 36,650) in top prize after outlasting the 383-entry field. 

VSOP Championship V Main Event
Date/s: Day 1A – August 30, 2022
Day 1B – August 31, 2022
Day 1C – September 1, 2022
Last Chance (Turbo) – September 1, 2022
Day 2 – September 2, 2022
Buy-in: VND 16,500,000 (~US$ 705)
Guarantee: VND 4,000,000 (~US$ 170,903)

Starting chips: 30,000
Level Duration: Day 1 – 35mins/level, Day 2/ Final 8 – 45 mins/level
Late Registration: Start of Level 11
Unlimited Re-entries
Payout: 10% of the field
Day 1 plays until end of Level 16

Buy-ins for the remaining events range from VND 1.2M (~US$ 51) to its highest VND 22M (~US$ 940) for the APL High Roller – Shotclock tournament and the multi-day Vietnam National Cup. Listed below are the festival’s key highlights and featured tournaments throughout the 10-day schedule.

Mystery Bounty Kick-Off
Date/s: August 26-28, 2022
Buy-in: VND 6.6M (~US$ 282)
Guarantee: VND 1B (~US$ 42,726)

Vietnam National Cup 
Date/s: September 2-4, 2022 (2 Re-entries per flight)
Buy-in: VND 22M (~US$ 940)
Guarantee: VND 2B (~US$ 85,451)

APL Hanoi Dragon Cup
Date/s: August 29, 2022
Buy-in: VND 6.6M (~US$ 282)
Guarantee: VND 500M (~US$ 21,362)

APL K.O Bounty Special
Date/s: August 29, 2022
Buy-in: VND 4.5M (~US$ 192)
Guarantee: VND 300M (~US$ 12,817)

Monster Stack 
Date/s: September 4, 2022
Buy-in: VND 8.8M (~US$ 376)
Guarantee: VND 300M (~US$ 25,635)

Additionally, satellites offered for a selection of events will be available on the daily for players looking to get in for a fraction of the price. Early birds can also take advantage of the festival’s free rake for the first 6 players promotion and bubble protection to minimize entry fees and extend their bankrolls throughout. 

VSOP Championship V Full Schedule of Events

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Tune into Somuchpoker for more festival updates and results.

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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.

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