Crown Poker Series: Decorated Asian pros light up Main Event; Duc Minh Phan tops Day 1A; Yohwan Lim ships Opener; Logan Vo claims Turbo

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

Duc Minh Phan

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
Youngshin Im Korea 123,000
Alex Lindop England 119,000
Alex Lee Singapore 113,500
Yun Jung Sup Korea 110,500
Ngoc Tran Vietnam 92,000
Gyeong Byeong Lee Korea 78,000
Yohwan Lim Korea 41,500
Hyun Sup Kim Korea 26,500

Yohwan Lim ships the Opener Event

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Yohwan Lim

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)
Entries: 99
Prize pool: VN₫ 1,200,000,000 (~US$ 51,100)
ITM: 12 places

Rank Player Flag Payout in VND
1 Yohwan Lim Korea 350,000,000
2 Pyeong Kang Kim Korea 230,000,000
3 Lukasz Jankowski Poland 150,000,000
4 Jung Gyu Cho Korea 120,000,000
5 Young Choi Eun Korea 100,000,000
6 Hyung Woon Kim Korea 75,000,000
7 Namhyung Kim Korea 60,000,000
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
12 Seongsu Kong Korea 24,400,000

Logan Vo denies Korea the NLH Turbo victory

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Logan Vo

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)

Entries: 27
Prize pool: VN₫ 813,330,000 (~US$ 34,620)
ITM: 4 places

Rank Player Flag Payout in VN
1 Logan Vo Vietnam 70,000,000
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!

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Tourist info

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.

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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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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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