Crown Poker Club Main Event ₫5B GTD: Phan Duy Tai tops 11 Day 1A qualifiers, receives ₫30M; Ta Khanh Linh wins second trophy


After six days of pre-games, the “Find Your Way to WPT World Championship Series” welcomed players in the Crown Poker Club in Ha Noi, Vietnam with Day 1A of the Main Event ₫5 Billion (~$201,207) guaranteed. Surprising the early goers was an incentive for all Day 1A attendees, a special bonus reward of ₫30 Million if you close the day as chip leader.

Phan Duy Tai

By the end of registration, 86 chased it, however only 11 players moved on to the next round. Navigating his way to the top was Phan Duy Tai with the largest stack to seize the coveted bonus prize. Also powering through was hot running Nguyen Huu Vinh aka Hoa Vinh who has already been seen at two final tables this series. Another notable player was Ngo Minh Tien who recently placed 4th at the record breaking Poker Dream Vietnam Main Event. 

For those that missed the mark or just making their way to the series, the Main Event continues on November 4 with Day 1B up on the plate. Buy in is ₫16.5 Million (~$665) with unlimited re-entries. For the 11 survivors, you have a two day break before returning for the Final Day on Sunday, November 6 at 11am. 

End of Day 1A survivors

Phan Duy Tai 678,000
Victor EM 501,500
Hoa Vinh 356,500
Ngo Minh Tien 300,500
Big Fish 192,000
MacaronTran 160,000
Ta Son Tung 157,000
Phong An 77,500
Ton Cirque 75,000
Yuqi 72,500
Bui Quang Anh 59,000

TA KHANH LINH becomes first multi winner

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Just last night, Ta Khanh Linh aka Jack Risk emerged with his head high at the Bounty Hunter Event then tonight, he followed it up with another takedown. Linh outlasted the 22-entry field of the Short Deck event to become the first player to win two events in this series. In addition to the trophy, he added ₫31,850,000 (~$1,280) to his growing earnings. Also running deep was Mystery Bounty winner Le Van Duc with a third final table cash.  

Buy in: ₫3,400,000 (~$135)
Entries: 22
Prize pool: ₫63,350,000 (~$2,550)
ITM: 4 places

1st Ta Khanh Linh Vietnam 31,850,000
2nd Hanish Saini 18,000,000
3rd Nguyen Trung Hieu Vietnam 9,500,000
4th Le Van Duc Vietnam 4,000,000

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Stick with us here at Somuchpoker as we bring you full coverage from start to finish. All photos courtesy of Crown Poker Club.


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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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