Nguyen Manh Hung hailed champion of Crown Poker Club – WPTWC Series MAIN EVENT


Big stacked Nguyen Manh Hung aka Manh Hung was crowned Main Event champion on a three way ICM deal to collect his largest live career payout of ₫1,005,400,000 (~$40,420) and his first ever major club title! Congratulations to the champ!


This year has been explosive for Manh Hung. With festivals running continuously in Ha Noi, he made his presence felt by piling in a long list of deep runs and a couple of Asian Poker Tour turbo event wins.  His latest achievement at the Crown Poker Club further sealed his image as one of the up and coming Vietnamese players.

With this win, Manh Hung inches closer to $100K in Hendon Mob tracked live earnings. Relive the final table battle via the recorded livestream on the CPC facebook page or read on for a brief winner’s story below.

Buy in: ₫16,500,000 (~$665)
Guarantee: ₫5,000,000,000 (~$201,000)
Entries: 443
Prize pool: ₫6,364,200,000 (~$255,860)
ITM: 56 players

Final table payouts

1st Nguyen Manh Hung Vietnam ₫1,005,420,000*
2nd Dinh Quang Vu Vietnam ₫940,900,000*
3rd Le Van Hai Vietnam ₫868,900,000*
4th Nguyen Huu Vinh Vietnam ₫389,100,000
5th Bui Truong Giang Vietnam ₫307,700,000
6th Le Viet Hung Vietnam ₫253,900,000
7th Nguyen Tuan Anh Vietnam ₫207,300,000
8th Michael Newby England ₫165,900,000
9th Le Van Dien Vietnam ₫130,600,000

*Three way ICM deal 

Event recap

The CPC – WPT World Championship Series MAIN EVENT got underway on November 3 with three starting days and a turbo flight for a total of 443 entries. This sent the guaranteed prize pool ballooning to ₫6,364,200,000 (~$255,860) with 56 players earning their respective cuts.

Day 1A: 11 advanced out of 86 entries
Day 1B: 14 advanced out of 112 entries
Day 1C: 20 advanced out of 161 entries
Day 1D (Turbo): 11 advanced out of 84 entries


The final day opened with Phan Duy Tai at the helm and Huynh Ngoc Cuong ranked second but by the time the final 8 was formed, both had already cashed out. Eventual champion Nguyen Manh Hung aka Manh Hung carried in the largest stack and was closely trailed by Nguyen Huu Vinh aka Hoa Vinh who had been running red hot at the series. Vinh was on his third final table but had yet to close one out. His bid for the title came short again, this time busting in 4th place with 4c4s running into Le Van Hai aka Phong An’s QsQc.


The first big pot of the final table was the elimination of Michael Newby in 8th place that sent Manh Hung’s pile swelling. Manh Hung outdrew Newby with Ad9h pairing the Nine on the flop to overtake AhKh. Hands later, Manh Hung booted Nguyen Tuan Anh aka Mr Lak in 7th place with Nines good to him again. Manh Hung’s 9h9c hit the two-outer on the flop 10s10d9s to crack QcQd. The leader maintained his stack to the final three. After one hand of play, an ICM deal was struck and Manh Hung was crowned champion for his dominating stack.

Main Event links:

Crown Poker Club – Day 1C, Day 1D (turbo) results
Crown Poker Club – Day 1B results
Crown Poker Club – Day 1A results

*All pics courtesy of Crown Poker Club

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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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