The inaugural Crown Poker Series was off to a flying start at Crown Plaza Da Nang, Vietnam, with Day 2 seeing several events unfold. The highlight of the day was the Main Event, which kicked off its first of three entry flights, attracting some of the best Asian poker pros to the felt. Running alongside were the Opener Event and the NLH Turbo, concluding with Yohwan Lim and Logan Vo emerging as champions. Scroll down for the results.
Duc Minh Phan tops Main Event Day 1A
As expected, a large contingent of Korean pros were in action at Main Event Day 1A, joined by other decorated international players. 13 out of 56 entries survived with Seung Mook Jung bagging up the second largest stack. Earning the chip lead was Vietnam’s sole remaining player, Duc Minh Phan. There are three more starters scheduled to join the action and grab a piece of the VN₫ 10,000,000,000 (~US$ 426,500) guarantee.
Date: April 22, 2023
Buy in: VN₫ 44,000,000 (~US$ 1,875)
Guarantee: VN₫ 10,000,000,000 (~US$ 426,500)
Day 1A entries: 56
Day 1A survivors: 13 players
End of Day 1A survivors – 13 players
|Duc Minh Phan||Vietnam||277,000|
|Seung Mook Jung||Korea||231,000|
|Ju Yeol Lee||Korea||176,500|
|Ta Na Lee||Korea||147,000|
|Dong Kyu Kim||Korea||145,000|
|Yun Jung Sup||Korea||110,500|
|Gyeong Byeong Lee||Korea||78,000|
|Hyun Sup Kim||Korea||26,500|
Yohwan Lim ships the Opener Event
The two-day Opener Event came to a close and while everyone was worthy of the title, it was Yohwan Lim who emerged victorious to capture his first win outside of home soil in nearly three years. Overnight chip leader Siyang Aaron Phua had a rougher day and had to settle for a 9th place finish Lim earned VN₫ 350,000,000 (~US$ 14,900) for his triumph. Following this win, Lim jumped in the Main Event and closed as one of the heat’s 13 survivors.
Date: April 21-22, 2023
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
|Rank||Player||Flag||Payout in VND|
|2||Pyeong Kang Kim||Korea||230,000,000|
|4||Jung Gyu Cho||Korea||120,000,000|
|5||Young Choi Eun||Korea||100,000,000|
|6||Hyung Woon Kim||Korea||75,000,000|
|8||An Sang Jin||Korea||60,000,000|
|9||Siyang Aaron Phua||Singapore||37,500,000|
|10||Yoo Jin Kim||Korea||27,800,000|
|11||Ta Na Lee||Korea||24,000,000|
Logan Vo denies Korea the NLH Turbo victory
The NLH Turbo drew 27 entries with only four players in the money. Vietnam’s Logan Vo outlasted the hungry Korean finalists to lift the third trophy of the series and payout of VN₫ 70,000,000 (~US$ 3,000).
Date: April 22, 2023
Buy in: VN₫ 7,700,000 (~US$ 330)
Prize pool: VN₫ 813,330,000 (~US$ 34,620)
ITM: 4 places
|Rank||Player||Flag||Payout in VN|
|2||Won Hyung An||Korea||49,500,000|
|3||Ho Kyun Kim||Korea||36,600,000|
|4||Hyun Mock Yu||Korea||27,230,000|
More games ahead at the Crown Poker Series with trophies to be won and big cash up for grabs. Nonstop action continues at the Crown Plaza Da Nang, Vietnam until the April 28, 2023.
For those still making their way, special hotel promos are available at a steal!
The Crown Poker Series is held in Da Nang, one of the choice holiday destinations of both locals and tourists. Make sure to set aside time to catch all of the attractions. Nature lovers have plenty to explore such as the gorgeous beaches, Marble Mountains, Dragon Bridge. Through the years, the city has grown in leaps with hotels erected on the long shoreline.
To fly in, Da Nang has its own international airport which services numerous air carriers offering direct flights. To get around, it is easy to book a Grab, bikes and cars are available. Make sure to change your international currency as they only accept Vietnamese Dong.
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