Leo Du Boisbaudry wins first ever USOP Hanoi Heads Up Challenge 

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Leo Du Boisbaudry

France’s Leo Du Boisbaudry emerged as the first ever U Series of Poker Hanoi Heads Up Challenge champion! Taking place at the Crown Poker Club, at the final stage, Du Boisbaudry defeated China’s Renji Mao in just over twenty minutes of play. On a board 8c9s6h4d5c,Mao pushed holding 4s4h set only to walk into Du Boisbaudry’s 7d8d straight.

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The finals was broadcasted on U Series of Poker YouTube (English) and Crown Poker Club YouTube (Vietnamese).

There was plenty of hype leading up to the Heads Up Challenge with only 32 spots available. These were immediately snatched up. China’s Renji Mao was a late addition when Estonia’s Roland Kivi canceled on the day prior.

Date: September 8, 2023
Buy in: VND 33,000,000 (~USD 1,395)
Players: 32 (max)
Prize pool: VND 931,200,000 (~USD 38,639)
ITM: 4 places

Place Player Flag Payout in VND
1 Leo Du Boisbaudry France 500,000,000
2 Renji Mao China 250,000,000
3 Gaurav Sood India 90,600,000
4 Nguyen Quang Minh Vietnam 90,600,000


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Bracket 1

Gaurav Sood defeated Dao Minh Phu
Julien Tran defeated Lim Kar Hou
Nguyen Trung Quan defeated Wilson Tan
Dinh Manh Hung defeated Fabrizio Falzei
Renji Mao defeated Philbert Lim
Florent Remi defeated Terry Sua
Nguyen Nang Quang defeated
Pham Ngoc Quoc Bao
Chris Tong defeated GACKT

Bracket 2

Leo Du Boisbaudry defeated Calvin Tan
Alan Pham defeated Ankit Jajodia
Simon Lim defeated Yeh Hung-Wei
Leroy Fan defeated Yohei Kitazato
Ian Lee defeated Sebastian Tan
Anton Lu defeated
Nguyen Huu Vinh
Nguyen Huu Tuan defeated David Erquiaga
Nguyen Quang Minh defeated William Jia


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Bracket 1

Gaurav Sood defeated Julien Tran
Dinh Manh Hung defeated
Nguyen Trung Quan
Renji Mao defeated Florent Remi
Nguyen Nang Quang defeated Chris Tong

All in flop: Gaurav Sood AhKh, Julien Tran AsQd, board 6sAd10h8dJh

Bracket 2

Leo Du Boisbaudry defeated
Alan Pham
Leroy Fan defeated Simon Lim
Anton Lu defeated Ian Lee
Nguyen Quang Minh defeated Nguyen Huu Tuan

Final hand: All in preflop – Nguyen Quang Minh AsAc, Nguyen Huu Tuan KhKd
Final hand: All in turn – Leo Du Boisbaudry Qd9d, Alan Pham 3c4s, board 4h5sQc3dQh

ROUND 3 – Quarter-Finals (Bubble round)

Bracket 1

Gaurav Sood defeated
Dinh Manh Hung
Renji Mao defeated
Nguyen Nang Quang

Final hand: All in preflop – Renji Mao 6c6h, Nguyen Nang Quang AsKd, board 2s7h7s3d10c
Final hand: All in preflop – Gaurav Sood AsKd Dinh Manh Hung AhQh, board 8c5d9s6d10d.

Bracket 2

Nguyen Quang Minh defeated Anton Lu
Leo Du Boisbaudry defeated Leroy Fan

Final hand: All in preflop – Leo Du Boisbaudry drain Leroy Fan, final hand Du Boisbaudry AdKc, Fan 8d8c, ace on the turn


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Renji Mao defeated Gaurav Sood
Leo Du Boisbaudry defeated
Nguyen Quang Minh

Final hand: Leo Boisbaudry 6s4s pushes on the flop, Nguyen Quang Minh calls with Ah5s, board 7s2s2d3h9s

Renji Mao double up hand: All in preflop – Renji Mao AhKc, Gaurav Sood AsQs, board 5h3s9cJc3d

Final hand: Renji Mao Ah2s, Gaurav Sood 9d5d, board QhKd5hJc10h


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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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