Highly anticipated Poker Dream 7 Vietnam just one week away! – VN₫ 40 Billion (~$1.64 Million) gtd in Hoi An, Vietnam


Just one week away from the most highly anticipated Poker Dream event of the year – Poker Dream 7 Vietnam! The upcoming festival marks the brand’s final series for the  2023 season and it’s set to take place back at the prestigious Hoiana Resort & Golf in Hoi An, Vietnam.

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During last year’s inaugural Vietnam run, which was only the young brand’s second-ever festival, the community was stunned by its incredible gathering. The record-breaking event brought together players of varying bankrolls – from the most elite to recreational – under one roof, reminiscent of the Macau days. This inclusivity has since become one of Poker Dream’s defining characteristics, offering the masses the “poker dream” of one day joining the ranks of those they admire.

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Coming September 29 to October 8, that dream is presented once again.  Poker Dream 7 Vietnam offers a diverse lineup of 23 trophy events, anchored by a substantial ₫40 Billion (~$1.64 Million) festival guarantee. With the brand’s popularity much bigger than last year, players can expect that figure to more than double, possibly even triple. Let’s have a look at what lies ahead.

Poker Dream Vietnam – SCHEDULE

Poker Dream 7 Vietnam – ₫40 Billion (~$1.64 Million) guarantee

If what you are looking for are events that generate big fields and big pots, then look no further. At Poker Dream 7 Vietnam players can expect a minimum of eight events certain to deliver, each one is highlighted by a guarantee.

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Players may notice a range of buy-ins listed for various events. This tiered buy-in format made its debut at Poker Dream Taiwan in June 2023. It has proven to be an effective way to accommodate players with different bankrolls, and due to its success, this innovative approach has become a permanent fixture in the brand’s event schedule.

Richest Main Event guarantee

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Minh A Nguyen – Poker Dream 2 Vietnam Main Event champion

The brand’s star attraction is the Main Event which features a jaw dropping ₫20 Billion (~US$ 820,000) guaranteed prize pool. This ambitious figure is the largest ever offered for a single event in Vietnam and it is nearly $100K more than last year’s record prize pool. The Main Event runs from October 3 to 8, 2023. A total of ten (10) entry flights are offered, giving players ample chances to advance into Day 2.

For players looking to qualify much earlier, Poker Dream 7 Pre-Season is underway in Hanoi. From today, September 22 to 24, a total of five (5) Main Event Day 1 flights are scheduled. Survivors will then fly to Hoi An for Day 2 which takes place on Saturday, October 7, 2023.

*Early Bird Promo – The first 100 players that pre-register for the Main Event – with or without a hotel package – will receive BUBBLE PROTECTION for all Main Event flights and a chance in the LUCKY DRAW to win US$ 1,000 in Poker Dream credits for 2024 events.

High Roller schedule

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Final Table – Poker Dream 2 Vietnam Super High Roller

At Poker Dream, high roller events are among the most hunted. Last year, the Super High Roller generated a ₫19,699,960,000 (~$803,100) prize pool which is still the record to beat. For the upcoming series, buy in has increased to  ₫250,000,000 (~US$ 10,275). 

*Early Bird promo – Players that pre-register for the Super High Roller event will receive a complimentary six-night stay at the New World Hoiana Beach Resort and six (6) dinner buffets. The total is valued at US$ 1,165.

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Another event to look forward to is the Mystery Hunter High Roller featuring a ₫5 Billion (~US$ 205,000) guarantee. This is the only high roller event with a guarantee and it bookends the series, running from October 7 to 8. As for Short Deck events, unlike last year with several available, this time only one for high rollers is scheduled on October 1.

First ever Dream Player of the Year to be crowned

Since the brand’s inception, players have been earning points towards the Poker Dream Player of the Year (DPOY) race. The eventual champion will win the first-ever DPOY trophy and US$ 15,000 in 2024 Poker Dream credits or a package to the 2024 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event.

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You Jun Hong

At the top of the DPOY leaderboard is Malaysia’s You Jun Hong who has racked up 10 cashes which includes three runner up finishes and a victory at the recent PD 6 Malaysia Open. He is trailed closely by high roller Ewe Eng Siang who boasts of three PD career titles.

Current top 5 in points:

You Jun Hong – Malaysia – 3,181.52
Ewe Eng Siang – Malaysia – 2,831.48
Yong Wai Keong – Malaysia – 2,399.14
Pun Tsz Him – Hong Kong – 2,256.27
Ewe Eng Soon – Malaysia – 2,203.02

Poker Phantoms

With the festival running into October which is the month of Halloween, Poker Dream boosts player enjoyment with a fun Halloween Costume Competition. The winner will receive a trophy and the highest tiered Main Event ticket worth  ₫25,500,000 (~US$ 1,099). Read the flyer for all the details.

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Arrival at Da Nang International Airport

For players arriving at the Da Nang International Airport, the best way to get to the venue is via taxi or Grab. The ride is approximately 40 minutes. Make sure to have the local currency – Vietnamese Dong – no other currencies are accepted. At the event, the organizers will be happy to assist if you need to change additional currency.


The best place to stay during Poker Dream 7 Vietnam is within the premises. Two options are available and both provide top notch service and facilities. Make sure to head to the Poker Dream facebook page for all the details and promos:

New World Hoiana Beach Resort (adjacent to the venue)
New World Hoiana Hotel (5-minute walk from the venue)

Main Event Hotel promos




Super High Roller Hotel Promo



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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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