The newest poker series in town, Crown Poker Series (CPS), kicked off on April 21, 2023 at the Crown Plaza Da Nang, Vietnam. This highly anticipated event has already seen elite players from Korea arrive and jump straight into the action. This may well be the beginning of a Korean driven high roller series in the region.
Created by renowned poker enthusiast Dong Hyun Kim aka Tommy Kim, and powered by Lucky Poker Tour, CPS features a VN₫ 14 billion guarantee and is set to run for eight days, concluding on April 28, 2023. Two opening events have already taken place. Scroll down for the results.
As it enters Day 2, the headliner VN₫ 10 Billion (~US$ 426,500) guaranteed MAIN EVENT gets on the floor. Buy in is a whopping VN₫ 44,000,000 (~US$ 1,875), the largest Main Event price tag extended by any brand (Triton excluded). A total of four entry flights are scheduled running on April 22 to 24 followed by Day 2 and the Final Day. A long list of Korean pros are already in action: Soo Jo Kim, Gab Yong Kim, and Hyun Sub Kim.
Day 1 recap
The CPS opener drew 99 entries across three flights for a prize pool of over VN₫ 1,200,000,000 (S$ 51,100). 12 players reached ITM with WSOP bracelet winner Aaron Siyang Phua bagging the chip lead. He is trailed closely by Yohwan Lim aka BokeR.
Buy in: VN₫ 14,300,000 (~US$ 610)
Guarantee: VN₫ 1,000,000,000 (~US$ 42,560)
Prize pool: VN₫ 1,200,000,000 (~US$ 51,100)
ITM: 12 places
End of Day 1 survivors – 12 players
|Aaron Siyang Phua||Singapore||285,000|
|Joeng Gyu Cho||Korea||201,000|
|Eun Youn Choi||Korea||198,000|
|Pyeong Kang Kim||Korea||149,000|
|Yoo Jin Kim||Korea||142,000|
|Ta Na Lee||Korea||119,000|
|Sang Jin An||Korea||113,000|
|Hyung Woon Kim||Korea||22,000|
The first CPS trophy was also awarded at Day 1 with Min Jung Kim taking down the High Roller Single Day for VN₫ 354,860,000 (~US$ 15,100). Kim is no stranger to victory with multiple titles earned on home turf. This is his first outside of Korea.
Buy in: VN₫ 44,000,000 (~US$ 1,875)
Prize pool: VN₫ 1,047,600 (~US$ 44,560)
ITM: 4 places
|Place||Player||Flag||Payout in VN₫|
|1||Min Jung Kim||Korea||354,860,000|
|2||Jung Gyu Cho||Korea||300,240,000|
|3||Woo Jin Sung||Korea||212,500,000|
|4||Chun Seok Choi||Korea||180,000,000|
Crown Poker Series schedule