Poker Dream 7 Vietnam Main Event: Vietnam’s Pham Quyet Tien bags the lead heading into Day 2



Tournament action at the prestigious Hoiana Resort & Golf in Hoi An, Vietnam has been immensely thrilling with hundreds of players attempting to lock up a spot in the Poker Dream 7 Vietnam Main Event games. The ten starting flights on schedule played through four days of action and collected a total of 1,351 entries for a jaw dropping ₫22,639,945,500 (~USD 928,440) prize pool.

Only 143 players return to the felt today guaranteed a minimum payout with Day 2 action hitting the felt at 13:00. Gameplay will conclude with the final nine set for tomorrow’s Final Day festivities or until Level 27, whichever comes first.

Main Event Day 1 Recap

Pham Quyet Tien

The qualifying rounds for the Main Event wrapped up its last four flights on schedule in yesterday’s games with Vietnam’s Pham Quyet Tien bagging the biggest stack into Day 2. Pham emerged as the Day 1G chip leader and coursed through the 263-entry field taking a massive 639,000 chip stack for today’s games. The Vietnamese runner is a regular crusher in the local tournament scene with several titles under his name highlighted by his largest victory in the 2020 Vietnam Series of Poker Championship Super Star Challenge for 1,155,000,000 (~USD 49,902).

Pham leads the 143 runners returning to the felt, each guaranteed a minimum payout of ₫41,000,000 (~USD 1,681). In addition, fourteen players qualified numerous times and cashed in on the Dream Bonus offered, with only their biggest stack moving forward.

Qualified Dream Bonus
NGUYEN MINH THANH 4 ₫500,000,000 
NGUYEN KHAC LUAT  3 ₫300,000,000 
CHEN ZEYU 2 ₫100,000,000 
HO KOON LEONG 2 ₫100,000,000 
LEE WAI HUEN 2 ₫100,000,000 
LUONG VAN QUANG 2 ₫100,000,000 
MAI BIEN 2 ₫100,000,000 
NGUYEN THANH PHAT 2 ₫100,000,000 
NGUYEN THANH TUNG 2 ₫100,000,000 
NGUYEN THE ANH 2 ₫100,000,000 
OKADA YUSUKE 2 ₫100,000,000 
PHAN TUAN VINH 2 ₫100,000,000 
TRAN VAN TAI 2 ₫100,000,000 

Top Chip Counts

Player Flag Chip Count
PHAM QUYET TIEN Vietnam 639,000
YASHIRO NAOKI Japan 596,000
NGUYEN  DUY THUC Vietnam 540,000
CHENG TIN WAI Hong Kong 511,000
NGUYEN THANH TUNG Vietnam 489,000
DONG VAN TAN Vietnam 455,000
NG SHUN HONG Singapore 447,000
LEE JUYEOL Korea, South 426,000
TRAN THANH VAN Vietnam 419,000
LEE WAI HUEN Hong Kong 418,000

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)
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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