Record breaking day at USOP Danang Day 3

The newest brand to enter the live scene, U Series of Poker (USOP), has been making waves all year, resulting in record numbers. At the brand’s ongoing season finale at Furama Resort in Danang, Vietnam, the trend continued. Day 3 saw two events produce record turnouts that more tables were added to accommodate the influx.

USOP Danang – Festival Results

Superstar Challenge draws record 133 entries


The USOP has outdone itself once again with a record-breaking 133 turnout at the Superstar Challenge. This was 36 more than previous, and with buy in at VN₫ 120 Million (~$5,074) each, it amassed a crushing VN₫ 14,449,100,000 (~$595,470) prize pool. This also meant a juicy first prize of VN₫ 3,967,000,000 (~$163,485) awaiting the champion.

Junhyoung Ki

Among the new arrivals to the High Roller felt were Paul Teoh, Denis Pham, Anthony Cierco, Thomas Ward, and Jaewook Shin to mention a few. Day 1 ended with South Korea’s Junhyoung Ki knocking out Yeh Hung-Wei on the bubble holding a brutal KdQs flush against AcQd on a board Js10s4s8s6s.

*BB based on end of Day 1 – 25K-50K blinds

Player Flag Stack BB
Junhyoung Ki South Korea 3,825,000 77
Seung Mook Jung South Korea 2,115,000 42
Victor Chong Malaysia 1,870,000 37
Le Ngoc Minh Vietnam 1,750,000 35
Mike Takayama Philippines 1,685,000 34
John Perry Australia 1,395,000 28
Nam Hyung Kim South Korea 1,355,000 27
Nguyen Quang Huy Vietnam 1,190,000 24
Nguyen Trung Quan Vietnam 1,100,000 22
Hwany Lee South Korea 1,090,000 22
Dylan Foster Australia 1,065,000 21
Alan Pham Australia 1,005,000 20
Win Meng Tan Australia 815,000 16
Masato Kashiwabara Japan 765,000 15
Quang Nguyen Vietnam 665,000 13
Dourt Romain France 549,000 11
Jaewook Shin South Korea 425,000 9
Jeffrey Lo Hong Kong 335,000 7
Alan Khoo Singapore 249,000 5
Hon Cheong Lee Hong Kong 107,000 2

Action resumes at 2pm on Monday, November 20, 2023. The final table will be livestreamed on the U Series of Poker YouTube channel.


1 ₫3,967,000,000
2 ₫2,413,000,000
3 ₫1,481,000,000
4 ₫1,043,200,000
5 ₫758,600,000
6 ₫635,800,000
7 ₫534,600,000
8 ₫437,100,000
9 ₫361,300,000
10-12 ₫303,400,000
13-15 ₫260,100,000
16-18 ₫231,200,000
19-20 ₫216,700,000

Sunday Superstack draws largest single day field, SERGEI POLTAVETS lifts the trophy

sunday superstack winner
Sergei Poltavets

Another record-breaking event was the Sunday Superstack with the 222 turnout exceeding its previous run by 41 entries. To date, this was the largest single day entry field of the ongoing series. As a result, the VN₫ 600 Million guarantee was surpassed 3x over for a closing prize pool of VN₫ 1,722,700,000  (~$71,000).

Event recap


The Sunday Superstack reached the money round when Michael O’Neill’s QdJs rivered a player’s AhKh on a running board 7c4d2s6hQc. Racing to the final table, opening day Turbo champion Amit Kaushik was among the finalists, vying for his second series title. However, despite holding the chip lead for a time, he was eliminated in fourth place with pocket Tens dusted by Andrew Chen‘s Ah4h nut flush.

Chen went on to fall in 3rd place with all of his chips going to Ng Tsun Yin. At heads up an ICM deal was immediately reached between Ng and Sergei Poltavets who went on to win it with 10s2s straight against QcJc top pair on a board 9c7dJd6s8h. The shoves were on the river. Poltavets earned VN₫ 320,000,000 (~$13,200) and became the first player from Russia to win a trophy in this series. As for runner up Ng, he walked away with the larger payout deal of VN₫ 363,000,000 (~$14,960).

Date: November 19, 2023
Buy in: VN₫ 8,800,000 (~$372)
Guarantee: VN₫ 600,000,000 (~$24,720)
Entries: 222 (159 unique)
Prize pool: VN₫ 1,722,700,000  (~$71,000)
ITM: 28 places

*ICM deal, play for trophy

Final table payouts

1 Sergei Poltavets 320,000,000*
2 Ng Tsun Yin 363,000,000*
3 Andrew Yeo Kai Chen 171,000,000
4 Kaushik Amit 125,600,000
5 Zhu Jingxuan 101,700,000
6 Tung Zi Wei 83,900,000
7 Nguyen Duc Dat 68,800,000
8 Komarnicki Olivier Charles Guillaume 55,600,000
9 Bevin Matthew Henry 44,200,000

For the complete list, head to USOP Danang – Festival Results

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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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