Poker Dream 7 Vietnam: Zhu Sheng Chao, Yeu Wei Hsiang, Foo Tuck Wai, Nguyen Quang Huy capture trophies

The first four days at Poker Dream 7 Vietnam at Hoiana Resort & Golf in Hoi An, Vietnam has witnessed substantial turnouts, not only at the festival’s marquee events but also at the exciting side tournaments. Here are the first four side winners and their rise to victory.

Poker Dream 7 Vietnam – Festival Results
Poker Dream 7 Vietnam – Coverage 
Vietnam Translation

Zhu Sheng Chao wins the NLH Turbo

3 NLH Turbo Champion
Zhu Sheng Chao

The first side event winner of the series was China’s Zhu Sheng Chao at the NLH Turbo. Zhu outlasted the 69 entry field to seize the ₫68,893,600 (~US$ 2,825) top prize. At three-handed, Zhu won a flip against Zhang Yang with Ac10h pairing the Ace against 2h2s. With the slight lead, Zhu eliminated Sun Kai Yi in 3rd place with 8c8s standing firm against Sun’s KcQd that bricked. This lead to heads up with both Zhang and Zhu about even in chips. 

The two were quickly all in, Zhu’s Ad2d improved to a higher two pair on the river against Zhang’s QhJs on a board 9dJc2hQsAc. Zhang was down to 1 bb and fell immediately after.

Date: September 30, 2023
Buy in: VND 4,000,000 (~USD 172)
Total entries: 69
Prize pool: VND 235,593,600 (~USD 9,693)
ITM: 9 places

Place Player Flag Payout in VN₫
1 Zhu Sheng Chao China 68,893,600
2 Zhang Yang China 49,500,000
3 Sun Kai Yi China 32,200,000
4 Lee Jihoon South Korea 24,300,000
5 Kang Hyunwoo South Korea 18,800,000
6 Wong Cho Fung Alan Hong Kong 14,600,000
7 Ong Hoon Haw Andrew Singapore 11,500,000
8 Tsang Ka Shun Hong Kong 9,000,000
9 Lee Tian Yu Taiwan 6,800,000

Yeu Wei Hsiang wins Short Deck

5 Short Deck Ante Champ Close Up 1
Yeu Wei Hsiang – Photo by Poker Dream

Malaysian pro Yeu Wei Hsiang captured his career third Poker Dream trophy at the festival’s first high roller event, Short Deck Ante Only. The event featured a ₫100 Million (~US$ 4,311) buy in with 12 entrants coughing it up. Yeu delivered the bubble by railing short stacked Yee Sew Key then went on to clean out Winfred Yu at heads up. The final hand saw a board complete Kc6c8d7c7s. Yu check-raised all in on the turn with Ah9c air, Yeu called and was ahead 7d8c which further improved to a victorious full house.

Date: October 1, 2023
Buy in: VND 100,000,000 (~USD 4,311)
Total entries: 12
Prize pool: VND 1,037,760,000 (~USD 42,698)
ITM: 3 places

Place Player Flag Payout in VN₫
1 Yeu Wei Hsiang Malaysia 535,380,000
2 Yu Ka Wing Winfred Hong Kong 321,300,000
3 Beh Kok Weng Malaysia 214,200,000

Foo Tuck Wai wins maiden title at the Mystery Hunter Turbo

6 Mystery Hunter Turbo
Foo Tuck Wai – Photo by Poker Dream

Malaysia’s Foo Tuck Wai became the happy owner of a Poker Dream trophy after outlasting the 72 runners of the Mystery Bounty Hunter. This was Foo’s first ever career win which earned him a payout of ₫54,696,000 (~US$ 2,243) plus numerous six bounty rewards to add to his wallet. For runner-up Raina Chakshu Deep, it was another impressive result. He now has three series cashes. This was his second final table with a 4th place finish at the Deepstack event. 

Date: October 1, 2023
Buy in: VND 5,000,000 (~USD 216)
Total entries: 72
Prize pool: VN 307,296,000 (~USD 12,643)
ITM: 11 places
*Bounties not included

Place Player Flag Payout in VN₫
1 Foo Tuck Wai Malaysia 54,696,000
2 Raina Chakshu Deep India 39,000,000
3 Phi Tien Sang Vietnam 25,500,000
4 Tan Hong Sheng Malaysia 19,600,000
5 Sun Kai Yi China 15,500,000
6 Tong Van Viet Vietnam 12,200,000
7 Bui Quang Hau Vietnam 9,600,000
8 Vu Thai Bao Vietnam 7,500,000
9 Ng Tsun Yin Hong Kong 5,700,000
10 Tsang Ka Shun Hong Kong 5,000,000
11 Bui Tuan Hoang Vietnam 5,000,000

Nguyen Quang Huy wins the Single Day High Roller

9 Single Day HR
Nguyen Quang Huy – Photo by Poker Dream

83 runners turned up for the Single Day High Roller for a handsome prize pool of VN 5,184,844,000 (~USD 213,061). Earning the lion’s share was well known local high roller Nguyen Quang Huy for a payout of ₫1,425,844,000 (~US$ 59,470).

Nguyen bulldozed through the final table. He eliminated Vietnam Open champion Phan Minh Duc in 5th place with 6s6c winning the flip against AhKd. Short Deck champion Yeu Wei Hsiang was next with 4c4s spiking the lucky two-outer to crack and burn Yeu’s AcAs. With a monstrous stack at his disposal, he quickly eliminated the last two players for his first ever Poker Dream title. 

Date: October 2, 2023
Buy in: VND 70,000,000 (~USD 3,018)
Total entries: 83
Prize pool: VND 5,184,844,000 (~USD 213,061)
ITM: 11 places

Place Player Flag Payout in VN₫
1 Nguyen Quang Huy Vietnam 1,425,844,000
2 Gathy Michael Philippe Belgium 1,013,600,000
3 Nguyen Manh Hao Vietnam 663,700,000
4 Yeu Wei Hsiang Malaysia 510,700,000
5 Phan Minh Duc Vietnam 404,400,000
6 Chu Chi-Jen Taiwan 316,300,000
7 Hoang Hai Nam Vietnam 248,900,000
8 Dong Van Tan Vietnam 194,400,000
9 Niwa Ichiyo Japan 147,800,000
10 Chu Thai Thinh Vietnam 129,600,000
11 Nguyen Dinh Linh Vietnam 129,600,000

*All photos by Poker Dream

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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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