Poker Dream 7 Vietnam Main Event: Vietnam’s Nguyen The Anh leads final ten, ₫3.8BN (~US$ 156K) listed up top

Poker Dream’s final offering for the year is capping off its festival with four champions to be crowned today, October 8th. The last day on schedule is highlighted by the tour’s biggest ₫22,639,945,500 (~US$ 928,440) Main Event, where a winner will be crowned to take home ₫3,810,000,000 (~US$ 156,240) in winnings and the coveted Golden Dream Dragon trophy. Having collected a total of 1,351 entries across its qualifying rounds, only ten players return to the felt for the final games led by Vietnam’s Nguyen The Anh.


Final Day action resumes at 13:00, playing through 60 min blind levels beginning at Level 28: 40,000 / 80,000 ante 80,000. Those looking to catch last minute victories can still jump on the side event action with the 1B (~US$ 205K) guaranteed Mini Main Event happening today, along with the 5B (~US$ 41K) guaranteed Mystery Hunter High Roller where registration will remain open for two more levels.

Main Event Day 2 Recap

Day 2 welcomed 143 runners back to the tables and played through ten levels of action. Malaysia’s Chong Khai Bin who joins the final ten today, started strong having delivered the day’s first casualty and added 30 big blinds on to his stack nine minutes into the game. By the end of Level 27, the field dwindled down to ten remaining players led by Vietnam’s Nguyen The Anh

Nguyen The Anh

Nguyen The Anh booked a steady pace early in Day 2 and was almost eliminated midway by the hands of Phan Tuan Vinh. Nguyen The Anh got it in with AdQh and managed to outflop Phan’s AhKh for a 55 big blind pot. From this point on, Nguyen cruised through, with his opponents one by one showing up with second best in showdowns.

Nguyen Thi Bao An follows closely behind with a 47 big blind stack coming into the final games. Nguyen Thi Bao An ran hot throughout the day, flopping a total of eight sets to boost her right into second in chips. The seventh hour saw her almost head for the rails in a battle against Alvin Jeff Sembrano with 9h9s vs the latter’s QsQc. Fortunately for Nguyen, the river 9c showed up on board, saving her from elimination and earning her the 73 big blinds in the middle.

Nguyen Thi Bao An
Nguyen Thi Bao An

Also, joining the ten player list is local crusher Pham Quyet Tien who topped the Day 2 qualifiers with a massive stack, Day 1D chip leader Yashiro Naoki, Day 1B chip leader Malouch Jean Mathieu, and four-time qualifier and ₫500,000,000 (~US$ 20,500) Dream Bonus winner Nguyen Minh Thanh. All players remain in contention for the 3,810,000,000 (~US$ 156,240) top prize and are now guaranteed a minimum payout ₫232,000,000 (~US$ 9,510).

Chip Counts

Nguyen The Anh 4,365,000
Nguyen Thi Bao An 3,785,000
Hyunh Ngoc Cuong 3,285,000
Nguyen Quang Hung 3,255,000
Yashiro Naoki 3,250,000
Chong Khai Bin 3,065,000
Pham Quyet Tien 2,885,000
Malouch Jean Mathieu 2,780,000
Nguyen Duc Anh 1,070,000
Nguyen Minh Thanh 1,025,000

Remaining Payouts

Rank Prize (VND) Prize (~USD)
1st 3,810,000,000 156,240
2nd 2,308,000,000 94,650
3rd 1,617,945,500 66,350
4th 1,215,000,000 49,820
5th 939,000,000 38,500
6th 690,000,000 28,300
7th 500,000,000 20,500
8th 358,000,000 14,680
9th 280,000,000 11,480
10th 232,000,000 9,510

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)
Prize Pool: VND 22,639,945,500 (~USD 928,440)
Total Entries: 1,351
ITM: 159 players

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
1G: 263 entries / 40 advanced
1H: 65 entries / 4 advanced
1J: 111 entries / 17 advanced
1K: 58 entries / 6 advanced
Offsite: 17 advanced

Day 1 Live Updates
Day 2 Qualifiers

*All photos by Poker Dream

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