Poker Dream 7 Vietnam Main Event: 50 more qualifiers advance to Day 2 with Japan’s Yashiro Naoki towering over the pack; Last four flights run today


The tournament arena at the prestigious Hoiana Resort & Golf in Hoi An, Vietnam, is in full swing with the Poker Dream 7 Vietnam ₫20 Billion (~US$ 820,000) guaranteed Main Event currently underway. Six out of ten starting flights have so far played through, garnering a total of 75 qualifiers advancing to Day 2. Japan’s Yashiro Naoki finished Day 1D yesterday with the biggest stack and stands to hold the chip lead across the overall pecking order.

Today’s schedule sees four flights hit the felt featuring a mix of regular 40 minute blinds, turbos, and a midnight hyper turbo, to cap the busy day. Players making the money will return on Saturday, December 7 to continue the action for Day 2 at 13:00.

Main Event Day 1D, 1E and 1F Recap

Yashiro Naoki

The first flight of the day saw over eleven hours of play before the 228-entry field dwindled down to its final 15% at 35 players. The larger field played through fourteen levels of 40 minute blinds and saw Japan’s Yashiro Naoki surge through the ranks after delivering a double elimination deep in the game. Having opened from the cutoff, Yashiro was met with two all-ins from Rauh Andreas and Dhanesh Vijaykumar Chainani. Yashiro threw in the final call with KsKc and knocked both opponents in quick fashion. About a level later, the flight wrapped up following Oleg Titov’s exit with Tran Thanh Van dominating his Ad7s with a better ace for the win.

Day 1D
Date: October 5, 2023
Buy in: ₫25,500,000 (~US$ 1,099)
Entries: 228
Bagging time: 15% of field / 35 players

Running coincidently, Day 1E attracted 119 entries for the 30 minute flight with only 10% or 12 players locking up a spot for Day 2. Action continued late at night with chip leader Lee Wai Huen managing to build his stack through one level alone. Lee started his ascend by the thirteenth level having doubled up his 13 big blinds with QhQc. The Hong Kong national followed this with another double a few hands later after getting it in with 9s9c against Nguyen Thanh Long’s JdJs. Lee spiked his two outer on the river to claim the pot and carried on to deliver the last two short stack eliminations to close the flight. 

Day 1E
Date: October 5, 2023
Buy in: ₫17,000,000 (~US$ 733)
Entries: 119
Bagging time: 10% of field / 12 players

The midnight hyper turbo flight wrapped up an hour earlier than Day 1D and welcomed three more qualifiers joining the pack. Local runner Le Ngoc Minh bagged the biggest stack with 273,000 in chips, followed closely by Nguyen Thanh Tung with 216,000. Interestingly, Nguyen had already made the money previously in Day 1D but advanced with a lesser 99,000 chip stack.

Day 1F
Date: October 5, 2023
Buy in: ₫17,000,000 (~US$ 733)
Entries: 30
Bagging time: 10% of field / 3 players

Top Chip Counts

Pos. Player Chip Count
1 Yashiro Naoki 596,000
2 Nguyen Duy Thuc 540,000
3 Cheng Tin Wai 511,000
4 Lee Juyeol 426,000
5 Tran Thanh Van 419,000
6 Lee Wai Huen 418,000
7 Tan Ong Kwan 408,000
8 Ling Tien Loon 385,000
9 Phan Tuan Vinh 377,000
10 Chu Chi Jen  369,000

Poker Dream 7 Vietnam Main Event Review

Dates: October 3-8, 2023
Buy in:  VND 8,500,000 (~USD 366) – VND 25,500,000 (~USD 1,099)
Guarantee: VND 20,000,000,000 (~USD 820,000)

Day 1 Results

1A: 81 entries / 5 advanced
1B: 77 entries / 4 advanced
1C: 151 entries / 16 advanced
1D: 228 entries / 35 advanced
1E: 119 entries / 12 advanced
1F: 30 entries / 3 advanced

Day 1 Live Updates
Day 2 Qualifiers

*All photos by Poker Dream

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