Đinh Quang Huy came from behind at the final three of the Warm Up event to capture the coveted ₫500 Million (~$20,193) top prize. He overcame USA’s Trent Fechter and decorated local pro Nguyễn Quang Huy for first recorded live victory. He now sits atop the Player of the Series race. Watch the final table race via the Grand Loyal Poker Club facebook page.
The Warm Up event opened the HSS on November 28 at the Grand Loyal Poker Club in Hanoi, Vietnam with 262 entries over three starters. Only 34 advanced to the final day, each one already in the money and vying for the lion’s share of the ₫2,033,120,000 prize pool. While the field was heavily dominated by locals, two international players reached the loaded final table, Korea’s You Heung Youl finished 7th and USA’s Trent Fechter went a further 3rd place.
Recapping the race, early action saw heavily decorated local pro Nguyễn Quang Huy rising fast at the final table while the day’s entering chip leader Phạm Ngọc Tú couldn’t get much going and fell to Hoàng HảI Nam in 6th place. At five handed, Đinh was down to 9 BB and took a stand with that paid him in full against Ngô Minh Tiến‘s . This led to the end of Ngô with outdrawn by Hoàng’s . Hoàng proceeded to amass over half of the chips in play.
Four handed was brutal for Hoàng who watched his towers crack and fall to Fechter in 4th place. Fechter took command with nearly 2/3 of the chips at his disposal, while Đinh continued to dwindle to 9 BB. Just like Hoàng, Fechter’s big stack didn’t hold. He lost two double ups against Đinh with the first one seeing his cracked by open ended at the flop that improved to a straight on the turn. The next double up was both pairing up to best top pair.
With Đinh now in the driver’s seat and both Nguyễn and Fechter short stacked, he eliminated Fechter with a lucky Queen-Ten finding the Queen to dust Ace-Ten, then grinded down Nguyễn to lift his maiden victory.
Buy in: ₫8,800,000 (~$355)
Prize pool: ₫2,033,120,000 (~$82,110)
ITM: 34 places
|1||Đinh Quang Huy||Vietnam||500,000,000|
|2||NguyễN Quang Huy||Vietnam||300,000,000|
|4||Hoàng HảI Nam||Vietnam||150,000,000|
|5||Ngô Minh TiếN||Vietnam||115,000,000|
|6||PhạM NgọC Tú||Vietnam||90,000,000|
|7||You Heung Youl||Korea||71,620,000|
|8||Võ KhắC Hoàn||Vietnam||56,500,000|
|9||Hà Văn MạNh||Vietnam||44,000,000|
|10||NguyễN Văn Trung||Vietnam||35,000,000|
|11||PhạM NgọC Huy||Korea||35,000,000|
|12||Lê Huy Thành||Vietnam||35,000,000|
|13||Vũ Văn Quang||Vietnam||28,000,000|
|14||PhạM HữU Sơn||Korea||28,000,000|
|15||Lê Đình HảI||Vietnam||28,000,000|
|16||NguyễN Quang HiếU||Sweden||23,000,000|
|17||NguyễN MạNh Hào||Vietnam||23,000,000|
|18||Phua Si Yang||Singapore||23,000,000|
|19||NguyễN Thanh Tùng||Vietnam||19,000,000|
|20||Hoàng Phi ViệT||Vietnam||19,000,000|
|21||NguyễN Văn ChiếN||Vietnam||19,000,000|
|23||Hwang Seong Il||Korea||16,000,000|
|24||Choi In Kyu||Korea||16,000,000|
|25||PhạM QuyếT TiếN||Vietnam||14,000,000|
|26||TrầN ĐứC Sơn||Vietnam||14,000,000|
|27||NguyễN TiếN CườNg||Vietnam||14,000,000|
|28||Đinh Quang Vũ||Vietnam||13,000,000|
|29||PhạM Tú Tâm||Vietnam||13,000,000|
|30||Đinh TiếN Thành||Vietnam||13,000,000|
|31||Vũ Tá NhấT||Vietnam||13,000,000|
|32||NguyễN HữU MạNh||Vietnam||13,000,000|
|33||Đỗ Anh Tài||Vietnam||13,000,000|
|34||TrầN Anh TuấN||Vietnam||13,000,000|
*All images courtesy of Grand Loyal Poker Club