Khoi Nguyen
Last Updated on May 25, 2024

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As the Vietnam poker scene continues to draw international interest, local players like Khoi Nguyen are representing their country with impressive success. Relatively new to the poker scene, Nguyen earned his first live cashes in 2019, with a near victory at the APL Vietnam Ho Chi Minh City Kick-Off for his first five figure score of $10,400. 

Khoi Nguyen
Khoi Nguyen

Returning to the live scene in 2023, Nguyen enjoyed deep runs at the local Hanoi festival – VSOP Championship Main Event, finishing 4th for a higher $17,000 score. This was followed by a 3rd place finish at the WPC III Star Challenge, his first high roller payout of $34,500. As for wins, he claimed numerous small titles, becoming the first player to win two events at the USOP Hanoi series. To close out 2023, Nguyen shipped the Crown Silver Poker Festival – High Roller Deepstack for $17,300.  To date, Khoi has over USD 200,000 in live earnings.

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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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