Poker Dream 10 Vietnam Just Around the Corner – April 29 to May 5, 2024 at Hoi An

Poker Dream 10 Vietnam

In a few days from now, the up and coming Poker Dream live poker series is taking place for the third time in Vietnam. Poker Dream 10 is heading  to the scenic Hoi An for the third time and will take place at the luxurious Hoiana Hotel & Golf Resort. Official partners of the stop are Lucky Poker Tour and online poker app operator QQPoker. At the brand’s last stop in Malaysia, a new attendance and prize pool record of RM 10,767,152 (~USD 2,268,000) was set in the Main Event. Scroll to the bottom of the page for the schedule.

Poker Dream 10 Vietnam – Player Guide 

Poker Dream 10 Vietnam – Main Event

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The upcoming Poker Dream 10 Vietnam features another large guarantee for the marquee tournament of the festival. It all kicks off on Monday, April 29 and the festival wraps up on Sunday, May 5, with the Main Event which comes with a large VN₫ 20 billion (~USD 800,000) guarantee. Two buy-in levels are available: VN₫ 24 million (play down to 10% of each field) and VN₫ 36 million (play down to 15% of each field).

There is even an opportunity to play the Poker Dream 10 Vietnam Main Event entirely for free, as the first day of the series features a Freeroll with a maximum of 80 entries. The top nine finishers win a Poker Dream Hoodie, second and third place comes with a Vietnam Open Day 1A entry (worth VN₫ 10 Million) whereas the winner scores a Main Event Entry (worth VN₫  24 Million)!

Early Bird Packages

For those wanting to lock up their Main Event entry already, the early bird registration comes with up to 20% discount on the hotel room rate. The first 100 players enrolled also benefit from the Main Event bubble protection for each Day 1 and will be entered into a lucky draw, where two participants will win USD $100 in tournament credit for the next Poker Dream Malaysia stop in August.

*Important note: Early Bird Packages will increase by 10% starting April 28 so avail now!

Poker Dream 10 Vietnam

Poker Dream Vietnam Main Event History

In October 2022, the first Poker Dream Main Event in Hoi An attracted a total of 822 entries for a prize pool of VN₫ 17,940,150,000 and Poker Dream founder Winfred Yu finished in third place, only beaten by Minh Anh Nguyen and Brandon Koh.

Thi Bao An Nguyen wins Poker Dream Vietnam 2023
Thi Bao An Nguyen wins Poker Dream Vietnam 2023

One year later, the buy-in was a more moderate VN₫ 8.5 Million and the field size soared to 1,351 entries. The final three players agreed to an ICM deal and shared the biggest portion of the VN₫ 20,739,945,500 prize pool. Thi Bao Nguyen became the first female Poker Dream Main Event champion and earned an ICM deal payout of VN₫ 2,344,965,500 for her efforts (~USD $96,409), while third-placed Duc Anh Nguyen (VN₫ 2,561,000,000) and Jean-Mathieu Malouch (VN₫ 2,830,000,000) earned even bigger cash prizes but came up short of the golden dragon trophy.

Poker Dream 10 Vietnam – Super High Roller

A large prize pool can also be expected from the most expensive tournament on the schedule, the VN₫ 180 Million (~USD 7,753) Super High Roller. The 2022 edition brought with it a field of 92 entries at an elevated buy-in of VN₫ 230 Million, resulting in a VN₫ 19,699,960,000 prize pool (~USD $807,415). Hamish Crawshaw finished in third place while Devan Tang lost the heads-up duel to Eng Soon Ewe, who claimed the top prize of VN₫ 5.23 Billion (~USD $214,355).

John Juanda at Poker Dream Vietnam
John Juanda at Poker Dream Vietnam

In 2023, the same high-stakes contest came with a price tag of VN₫ 250 Million and the field size was bumped up to 97 entries. Malaysia had three hopes among the final four including Wei Hsiang Yeu, Chin Wei “Webster” Lim and Victor Chong but they all came up short to a legend of the international poker circuit. None other than Indonesia’s John Juanda topped it all for VN₫ 6 Billion ~USD $245,807).

Whether or not three digits will be reached in the most expensive tournament of the stop remains to be seen. The Poker Dream team recently added packages for the event and the first batch limited to the first 20 sign-ups already sold out with Batch number two now available. High Rollers can save up to VN₫ 22.5 Million (~USD $900) and will receive five free nights of accommodation at the New World Hoiana Beach Resort Hotel, breakfast for two people as well as airport transfers.

Poker Dream 2nd Anniversary

On the second day of the series, April 30, the Poker Dream 2nd Anniversary Special Buffet Dinner Party will be hosted at the venue to kick off the series in style on the evening prior to the first Main Event starting day. Buffet dinner and a live band will be available to provide a feast for the body and soul.

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Poker Dream 10 Vietnam – Schedule

The series will certainly be one to remember from April 29 to May 5, 2025. All those wishing to join can still catch a flight to the nearby Da Nang, which is served by several airlines such as Vietnam Airlines, Jetstar, Vietjet Air and Bamboo Airways.

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*Article by Christian Zetzsche

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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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