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USOP Da Nang 2023: Live Updates


Latest poker news about USOPDanang2023


Key Info U Series of Poker USOP Da Nang, Vietnam 2023

  Location: Furama Resort Danang

  Dates: Nov 17th to Nov 27th

  Main Event Buy-In: VND 25M

  Schedule: USOP Da Nang, Vietnam 2023 Schedule

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It has been a spectacular year for Asia’s latest sensation, U Series of Poker (USOP), drawing massive crowds and shattering records to rapidly become one of the most sought-after festivals in the region. As the year-end approaches, all eyes are on Danang, Vietnam for USOP’s grand season finale where a jaw dropping VN₫ 50 Billion (~$2 Million) in guarantees has been announced alongside a vibrant 53-event schedule. This is the brand’s largest offering to date and it is all set to take place at Furama Resort from November 17 to 27, 2023. Let’s take a closer look at what’s in store.

USOP Danang 2023 – Player Guide

53 Trophies Up for Grabs

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For the finale, USOP expanded its schedule to 53 trophy events featuring low-end buy ins from VN₫ 3,400,000 (~$ 144) to VN₫ 11,000,000 (~$465), mid-ranged buy ins from VN₫ 15,500,000 (~$698) to VN₫ 25,000,000 (~$1,057), and high-end buy ins from VN₫ 33,000,000 (~$1,395) to VN₫ 250,000,000 (~$10,570).

Players can expect the return of all the crowd favorites, an extensive high roller lineup, new events, and of course the crown jewel Main Event highlighted by its VN₫ 15 Billion (~$612,870) guarantee.

MAIN EVENT – VN₫ 15 Billion (~$612,870) guarantee

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Vishal Ojha

In September, the USOP Hanoi Main Event drew a country record field of 1,336 entries and record prize pool of VN₫ 29,158,200,000 (~$1,212,000). India’s Vishal Ojha emerged victorious to seize a career high payout of VN₫ 4,952,000,000 (~$205,840).

With the brand’s popularity on a consistent rise, and interest very high since the announcement of the festival, players can expect the upcoming USOP Danang Main Event to smash its VN₫ 15 Billion guarantee with the potential to break its own record. Among the players expected to attend are past champions Vishal Ojha, Nguyen Ngoc Dai, and Edwin Dela Cruz.

The Main Event runs from November 23 to 27, 2023. To enter, four starting days are available. Buy in is VN₫ 25,000,000 (~$1,057). Each Day 1 plays down to ITM of 12.5% of the field. As early as now, players can avail of the Main Event Early Bird Package with rooms at Furama Resort.

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Other Key Events

In addition to the Main Event are numerous events backed by guarantees. For players interested in low to mid-ranged buy ins, listed below are events to plug in your calendars.

Event Date Guarantee in VN₫ Buy in in VN₫
Mystery Millions November 17-19 4,000,000,000 11,000,000
Sunday Superstack November 19 600,000,000 8,800,000
Mini Main Event November 20-22 2,000,000,000 8,800,000
Midweek Superstack November 22 800,000,000 11,000,000
Bounty Event November 23 600,000,000 10,000,000
Mystery Rush Bounty November 24 600,000,000 8,800,000
Megastack November 26-27 1,000,000,000 11,000,000
The Closer November 27 500,000,000 6,600,000

Special Qualifiers

For players looking to get an early start at qualifying for Day 2 of the Main Event, Mystery Millions, and Mini Main Event, Special Qualifiers will be held at Saigon Poker Room in Ho Chi Minh City and at Crown Poker Club in Hanoi. It is advisable to jump on these qualifiers in order to have more time during the festival to tackle the side events.

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High Rollers

USOP high roller events have grown in popularity that at the Hanoi festival, the Superstar Challenge set a new record of 94 entries and a prize pool of VN₫ 10,212,100,000  (~$424,000).

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To answer the increasing demand, USOP Danang will see a larger high roller roster featuring 9 key events and 5 Mini High Rollers. All of the events are backed by a guarantee. Buy ins range from VN₫ 22,000,000 (~$930) to VN₫ 250,000,000 (~$10,571).

Among the new additions are the High Roller For Vietnam Red Cross – Charity Event and the mighty Billionaire Club Challenge which will surely attract the elite of the elite with its VN₫ 250 Million buy in.

Event Date Guarantee in VN₫ Buy in in VN₫
High Roller Warm Up November 17 1,500,000,000 44,000,000
Mini High Roller November 17 400,000,000 22,000,000
High Roller For Red Cross November 18 2,000,000,000 55,000,000
Mini High Roller November 18 400,000,000 22,000,000
Superstar Challenge November 19-20 4,000,000,000 120,000,000
Mini High Roller November 19 400,000,000 22,000,000
High Roller Bounty Hunter November 20 2,000,000,000 66,000,000
Mini High Roller November 20 400,000,000 22,000,000
High Roller Megastack November 21-22 3,000,000,000 77,000,000
Super High Roller November 22-23 2,000,000,000 88,000,000
Billionaire Club Challenge November 24 4,000,000,000 250,000,000
Mini High Roller November 25 400,000,000 22,000,000
High Roller The Finale November 26-27 4,000,000,000 66,000,000
High Roller Last Chance November 27 1,200,000,000 33,000,000

As early as now, players can start booking their stay and avail of the High Roller Early Bird Package. The promo is limited to the first 50 bookings.

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Heads Up Event increased to 64 player cap

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Due to the smashing success of the first Heads Up Challenge, it has found a spot in the USOP Danang roster. More players will now be able to participate with the maximum field capacity increased to 64 players. Buy in is VN₫ 33,000,000 (~$1,395). This is a two-day event running on November 22 – 23. Sign up now to secure your spot!

New Events

With the USOP Danang schedule much bigger than previous, the newest events include Crazy Pineapple, Midweek Superstack, Double Board – Single Winner, and 6-Card PLO. Be the first winners of these events!

Satellites

In addition to trophy events are daily satellites to a long list of games: Main Event, Mystery Bounty, Sunday Superstack, Mini Main Event, Megastack, The Closer, High Roller Warm Up, High Roller For Red Cross, Superstar Challenge, High Roller Bounty Hunter, High Roller Megastack, Super High Roller, Billionaire Club Challenge, High Roller The Finale, and High Roller Last Chance.

Flipouts are also available on demand. Kicking off the games is the Freeroll For Main Event Seat which is capped at 100 players. That event runs on November 17 at 10:30am. Imagine winning your seat to the Main Event for FREE and taking it all the way to the top!

Hotel Accommodations

With USOP Danang 2023 drawing near, players are recommended to start securing accommodations at host venue Furama Resort. This five-star hotel overlooks the gorgeous white sands of Danang Beach and it is just 20 minutes from the Danang Airport. For assistance booking your stay as well as the Early Bird Packages, contact information is provided below.

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High Roller for Red Cross – Charity Event

Date: November 18, 2023
Buy in: VN₫ 55,000,000 (~$2,326)
Guarantee: VN₫ 2,000,000,000 (~$82,420)
Entries: 123 (78 unique)
Prize pool: VN₫ 5,842,500,000 (~$240,800)
Charity amount raised: VN₫ 369,000,000 (~$15,200)
ITM: 18 places

Mystery Millions

Date: November 17 to 19, 2023
Buy in: VN₫ 11,000,000 (~$465)
Guarantee: VN₫ 4,000,000,000 (~$165,000)
Entries: 568
Prize pool: VN₫ 3,566,500,000 (~$147,930)
Bounty pool: VN₫ 1,920,000,000 (~$79,130)
ITM: 72 players

Day 1A: 148 (117 unique) – 19 advance
Day 1B: 206 (163 unique) – 26 advance
Day 1C: 201 (149 unique) – 25 advance
Ho Chi Minh – 13 – 2 advance

Mystery Bounty Pool

Amount Pcs Total
₫300,000,000 1 ₫300,000,000
₫200,000,000 1 ₫200,000,000
₫150,000,000 1 ₫150,000,000
₫100,000,000 2 ₫200,000,000
₫50,000,000 8 ₫400,000,000
₫30,000,000 11 ₫300,000,000
₫10,000,000 20 ₫200,000,000
₫5,000,000 28 ₫135,000,000
Total 72 ₫1,920,000,000

Payouts

1 ₫670,000,000
2 ₫470,000,000
3 ₫302,300,000
4 ₫212,000,000
5 ₫168,600,000
6 ₫138,200,000
7 ₫111,300,000
8 ₫86,600,000
9 ₫67,000,000
10-12 ₫52,900,000
13-15 ₫44,300,000
16-18 ₫37,300,000
19-21 ₫31,200,000
22-24 ₫25,900,000
25-27 ₫21,800,000
28-36 ₫18,700,000
37-45 ₫16,100,000
46-54 ₫14,000,000
55-63 ₫12,500,000
64-72 ₫11,500,000

Chips in play: 13,875,000
Average stack: 198,214
Day 2 starting blinds: 4000-8000 ante 8000

Day 2 – 70 players

Rank Player Stack Table Seat
1 Lee Wai Huen 706,000 3 6
2 Đỗ Văn ThắNg 704,000 6 8
3 Baxooka (Tan Wah Meng) 561,000 8 2
4 Li Xiao Lin 522,000 7 6
5 Đỗ Phi Hùng 471,000 2 8
6 Bjorn Stian Vuilliomenet 451,000 7 3
7 Moo Young Jae 413,000 5 8
8 NguyễN Thanh Sơn 397,000 4 7
9 Zhu Jingxuan 331,000 6 1
10 Frank Lillis 325,000 5 5
11 Leonard Yannick 322,000 9 2
12 Shen Hao 284,000 3 7
13 Lee Seok Young (Tiger) 283,000 6 4
14 The Naing 255,000 2 6
15 Anuy Voong 234,000 7 7
16 Tan Xiao Hui 228,000 4 1
17 Phí TiếN Sáng 224,000 7 9
18 Đỗ Phong 223,000 8 7
19 Jacob Yong Yan Chee 219,000 9 1
20 Bazerli Demian 214,000 7 5
21 Ham Dong Myung 202,000 2 3
22 Po-So 192,000 7 2
23 Habo Clement 191,000 5 2
24 Isaac Phua Chern Chze 191,000 9 4
25 Sukhum Kiwanont 189,000 4 8
26 Tan Ong Kwan 187,000 2 1
27 NguyễN Duy Tùng 187,000 6 2
28 Anmol Mehta 187,000 9 3
29 TrầN Văn Tài 184,000 3 5
30 Mai Bien 184,000 8 1
31 Jehanne Jeremy 182,000 3 1
32 ĐặNg Minh ĐạT 181,000 9 8
33 Xu Wei 174,000 5 6
34 Ksy 173,000 5 9
35 Mèo Xinh 167,000 8 5
36 NguyễN Bích 166,000 2 5
37 Cal Weixian 162,000 6 3
38 Ong Beng Wei 158,000 7 8
39 Lê Ng Chí CườNg 151,000 6 5
40 Tony Meo 146,000 9 6
41 Saul Shuoyuam Liu 144,000 4 4
42 Jaewook Shin 143,000 2 7
43 NguyễN TrườNg An 141,000 7 1
44 Erik Rozhynskyi 132,000 6 7
45 Avneesh Munjal 128,000 4 5
46 Tung Zi Wei 122,000 3 9
47 Xie Jialei 121,000 5 1
48 Lee Jin Xiong 120,000 5 3
49 NguyễN ĐứC LợI 119,000 2 2
50 Jin Yuan Mai 119,000 4 9
51 Amit Kaushik 112,000 4 2
52 Vũ Văn Tháng 109,000 3 4
53 Huang Jiangho 104,000 2 9
54 Baatar Munkhsukh 103,000 2 4
55 Đoàn Quang Trung 102,000 8 3
56 Lee Koangho 101,000 4 6
57 Lê TuấN KiệT 100,000 5 4
58 Nguyen Doan Trung Hieu 96,000 7 4
59 Lo Kuen Wai Jefferey 94,000 6 9
60 Peter Kiem 93,000 8 4
61 TrầN NguyễN NgọC ĐạT 85,000 8 6
62 Mai Thanh Sơn 80,000 5 7
63 PhạM NguyễN Gia Vương 79,000 3 8
64 Wonhyong Choi 78,000 9 7
65 Meherzad Munjaf 75,000 3 3
66 Dat Duc Nguyen 75,000 6 6
67 Lê Thị Kim Thùy 72,000 8 8
68 Jian Zhu Chen 58,000 3 2
69 Phuong Nguyen 33,000 4 3
70 David Battersby 26,000 9 5

Seat Draw by Table

Player Stack Table Seat
Đỗ Phi Hùng 471,000 2 8
Tan Ong Kwan 187,000 2 1
Huang Jiangho 104,000 2 9
Ham Dong Myung 202,000 2 3
NguyễN ĐứC LợI 119,000 2 2
Jaewook Shin 143,000 2 7
NguyễN Bích 166,000 2 5
Baatar Munkhsukh 103,000 2 4
The Naing 255,000 2 6
Jehanne Jeremy 182,000 3 1
PhạM NguyễN Gia Vương 79,000 3 8
Jian Zhu Chen 58,000 3 2
Vũ Văn Tháng 109,000 3 4
TrầN Văn Tài 184,000 3 5
Tung Zi Wei 122,000 3 9
Shen Hao 284,000 3 7
Meherzad Munsaf 75,000 3 3
Lee Wai Huen 706,000 3 6
Avneesh Munjal 128,000 4 5
Amit Kaushik 112,000 4 2
Sukhum Kiwanont 189,000 4 8
Saul Shuoyuam Liu 144,000 4 4
Tan Xiao Hui 228,000 4 1
NguyễN Thanh Sơn 397,000 4 7
Jin Yuan Mai 119,000 4 9
Phuong Nguyen 33,000 4 3
Lee Koangho 101,000 4 6
Lê TuấN KiệT 100,000 5 4
Mai Thanh Sơn 80,000 5 7
Lee Jin Xiong 120,000 5 3
Moo Young Jae 413,000 5 8
Habo Clement 191,000 5 2
Ksy 173,000 5 9
Frank Lillis 325,000 5 5
Xie Jialei 121,000 5 1
Xu Wei 174,000 5 6
NguyễN Duy Tùng 187,000 6 2
Cal Weixian 162,000 6 3
Erik Rozhynskyi 132,000 6 7
Lo Kuen Wai Jefferey 94,000 6 9
Dat Duc Nguyen 75,000 6 6
Lee Seok Young ( Tiger) 283,000 6 4
Zhu Jingxuan 331,000 6 1
Đỗ Văn ThắNg 704,000 6 8
Lê Ng Chí CườNg 151,000 6 5
Anuy Voong 234,000 7 7
Bazerli Demian 214,000 7 5
Po-So 192,000 7 2
Nguyen Doan Trung Hieu 96,000 7 4
NguyễN TrườNg An 141,000 7 1
Bjorn Stian Vuilliomenet 451,000 7 3
Li Xiao Lin 522,000 7 6
Ong Beng Wei 158,000 7 8
Phí TiếN Sáng 224,000 7 9
Mai Bien 184,000 8 1
Baxooka (Tan Wah Meng) 561,000 8 2
Lê Thị Kim Thùy 72,000 8 8
TrầN NguyễN NgọC ĐạT 85,000 8 6
Mèo Xinh 167,000 8 5
Peter Kiem 93,000 8 4
Đỗ Phong 223,000 8 7
Đoàn Quang Trung 102,000 8 3
Anmol Mehta 187,000 9 3
Wonhyong Choi 78,000 9 7
Tony Meo 146,000 9 6
Jacob Yong Yan Chee 219,000 9 1
ĐặNg Minh ĐạT 181,000 9 8
David Battersby 26,000 9 5
Leonard Yannick 322,000 9 2
Isaac Phua Chern Chze 191,000 9 4

End of Day 1A – 19 players

1 Bjorn Stian Vuilliomenet 451,000
2 Moo Young Jae 413,000
3 Nguyen Thanh Son 397,000
4 Leonard Yannick 322,000
5 Lee Seokyoung 283,000
6 Anuy Voong 234,000
7 Ham Dong Myung 202,000
8 Isaac Phua Chern Chze 191,000
9 Jehanne Jeremy 182,000
10 Dang Minh Dat 181,000
11 Erik Rozhynskyi 132,000
12 Nguyen Duc Loi 119,000
13 Jin Yuan Mai 119,000
14 Vu Vien Theng 109,000
15 Le Tuan Kiet 100,000
16 Lo Kuen Wai Jeffrey 94,000
17 Le Thi Kim Thuy 72,000
18 Jian Zhu Chen 58,000
19 Phuong Nguyen 33,000

End of Day 1B – 26 players

1 Baxooka 561,000
2 Li Xiao Lin 522,000
3 Đỗ Phi Hùng 471,000
4 Frank Lillis 325,000
5 Shen Hao 284,000
6 The Naing 255,000
7 Đỗ Phong 223,000
8 Mbazerli Demian 214,000
9 Po-So 192,000
10 Sukhom Kiwanont 189,000
11 Xu Wei 174,000
12 Ksy 173,000
13 Cal Weixian 162,000
14 Lê Ng Chí CườNg 151,000
15 Tony Meo 146,000
16 NguyễN TrườNg An 141,000
17 Avneesh Munjal 128,000
18 Tung Zi Wei 122,000
19 Lee Jin Xiong 120,000
20 Huang Jiangho 104,000
21 Lee Koangho 101,000
22 Peter Kiem 93,000
23 Mai Thanh Sơn 80,000
24 Wonhyong Choi 78,000
25 Dat Duc Nguyen 75,000
26 Meher2Ad Munjaf 75,000

End of Day 1C – 25 players

1 TrầN Văn Tài 184,000
2 Amit Kaushik 112,000
3 David Battersby 26,000
4 TrầN NguyễN NgọC ĐạT 85,000
5 Anmol Mehta 187,000
6 Tan Ong Kwan 187,000
7 NguyễN Bích 166,000
8 PhạM NguyễN Gia Vương 79,000
9 Zhu Jingxuan 331,000
10 Jacob Yong Yan Chee 219,000
11 NguyễN Duy Tùng 187,000
12 Saul Shuoyuam Liu 144,000
13 Phí TiếN Sáng 224,000
14 Đoàn Quang Trung 102,000
15 Đỗ Văn ThắNg 704,000
16 Habo Clement 191,000
17 Ong Beng Wei 158,000
18 Nguyen Doan Trung Hieu 96,000
19 Tan Xiao Hui 228,000
20 Mèo Xinh 167,000
21 Mai Bien 184,000
22 Xie Jialei 121,000
23 Jaewook Shin 143,000
24 Baatar Munkhsukh 103,000
25 Lee Wai Huen 706,000

Oliver Schulze wins the Mini Main Event

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After a lengthy twelve hours, Germany’s Oliver Schulze won the Mini Main Event and pocketed an ICM deal payout of VN₫ 1,056,000,000 (~$43,800). The last hand saw Schulze limp in and Kyle Bao Diep check, flop came 5h4sKs. Schulze bet 300,000, Diep check-called. On the turn 9d, Diep checks again, Schulze bets 1,500,000 Diep shoves and is called. The river was 8s.

Kyle Bao Diep Jh5d mid pair
Oliver Schulze Kd6h top pair


Date: November 20 to 22, 2023
Buy in: VN₫ 8,800,000 (~$372)
Guarantee: VN₫ 2,000,000 (~$82,950)
Entries: 935 (659 unique)
Prize pool: VN₫ 7,255,600,000 (~$300,940)
ITM/Survivors: 117 players

Final table payouts

1 Oliver Schulze ₫1,084,000,000*
2 Kyle Bao Diep ₫1,056,000,000*
3 Pham Duy Tien ₫571,000,000
4 Calvin Tan ₫421,800,000
5 Ngo Minh Tien ₫321,400,000
6 Chirag Khanduja ₫258,700,000
7 Teoh Ming Hong ₫207,500,000
8 Guy Taylor ₫162,700,000
9 Cao Minh Thang ₫126,000,000

*Heads up ICM deal


Chips in play: 28,050,000


00:20: Oliver Schulze overtakes 
Level 33: 100,000-250,000 ante 250,000

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Button Oliver Schulze limps then calls big blind Kyle Bao Diep’s 750,000 raise. Flop comes 6s3h4c, Schulze bets 450,000, Diep check-calls. The turn Kc Diep leads out 1,320,000, Schulze calls. Both players check the river 5c. Schulze wins it with Kh9d.

Oliver Schulze – 17,500,000 (70 bb)
Kyle Bao Diep – 10,500,000 (42 bb)


00:11: ICM Deal reached! 
Level 33: 100,000-250,000 ante 250,000

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The final two players have reached an ICM deal and will play for the trophy. Here is the breakdown.

Kyle Bao Diep – VN₫ 1,084,000,000 (~$44,960)
Oliver Schulze – VN₫ 1,056,000,000 (~$43,800)


00:10: Heads up! Kyle Bao Diep versus Oliver Schulze
Level 33: 100,000-250,000 ante 250,000

Kyle Bao Diep – 15,050,000 (60 bb)
Oliver Schulze – 13,000,000 (52 bb)


00:10: Pham Duy Tien eliminated in 3rd place – VN₫ 571,000,000
Level 33: 100,000-250,000 ante 250,000

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Pham Duy Tien shoved his last 10 bb with Ad7h then fell to Oliver Schulze’s As10d to finish in 3rd place.

Oliver Schulze – 13,000,000 (52 bb)
Pham Duy Tien – Eliminated in 3rd place


00:05: Calvin Tan eliminated in 4th place – VN₫ 421,800,000 (~$17,500)
Level 33: 100,000-250,000 ante 250,000

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Calvin Tan nosedived to fall out of contention in 4th place. It happened in two hands with the first one pretty much sealing his fate. Tan opens 500,000 from cutoff, then calls button Kyle Bao Diep’s three-bet of 1,575,000. At the flop QhQs7s, Diep c-bets 700,000, Tan calls. On the turn 10s, Diep jams 5,200,000, Tan calls, Diep shows AdQd set, Tan is drawing dead with Kc10c. River is 4h.

With Tan down to 2 bb, he is all in on the next hand with Qd5s, Schulze dominates with AcQh, board is 10h2cQs10s2d.

Oliver Schulze – 9,900,000 (39 bb)
Kyle Bao Diep – 15,550,000 (62 bb)
Calvin Tan – Eliminated in 3rd place


00:00: Blinds up, 4 players remaining
Level 33: 100,000-250,000 ante 250,000

Oliver Schulze 9,500,000
Calvin Tan 8,000,000
Kyle Bao Diep 7,500,000
Pham Duy Tien 2,900,000

23:45: Ngo Minh Tien eliminated in 5th place – VN₫ 321,400,000
Level 32: 100,000-200,000 ante 200,000

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Ngo Minh Tien goes bust in two hands. The first hand he calls Kyle Bao Diep’s three-bet jam with AdJc and is fifty-fifty against 5s5h. The board runs 7h3h4s2cKc, the small pair holds for a double up to Diep and Ngo down to 2 bb.

Next hand Ngo puts his 400,000 on the line with Qd4s, cutoff Oliver Schulze has Ah9s, board runs 8c7cKs6c10c.

Oliver Schulze – 8,200,000 (41 bb)
Kyle Bao Diep – 8,070,000 (40 bb)
Ngo Minh Tien – Eliminated in 5th place


23:30: Kyle Bao Diep doubles up
Level 32: 100,000-200,000 ante 200,000

Kyle Bao Diep three-bets all in with AsJs, initial raiser Oliver Schulze calls with Ah10c. With the board running 7s2h9h4s3h, it’s a double up for Diep.

Kyle Bao Diep – 4,080,000 (20 bb)
Oliver Schulze – 10,000,000 (50 bb)


23:20: Pham Duy Tien doubles up
Level 32: 100,000-200,000 ante 200,000

Utg+1 Pham Duy Tien shoves Ad4c, big blind Calvin Tan calls with Jh9h, board runs 3d9d10hAc10c, Pham doubles up.

Pham Duy Tien – 2,820,000 (14 bb)
Calvin Tan – 5,600,000 (28 bb)


23:15: Blinds up, 5 players remaining
Level 32: 100,000-200,000 ante 200,000

Oliver Schulze 11,800,000
Calvin Tan 6,900,000
Ngo Minh Tien 4,800,000
Kyle Bao Diep 3,000,000
Pham Duy Tien 1,500,000

23:10: Kyle Bao Diep survives 
Level 31: 100,000-150,000 ante 150,000

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Button Kyle Bao Diep raises a massive 1,000,000, small blind Pham Duy Tien three-bets all in, Diep risks it all. Pham shows KsKh, Diep As5c, board runs 9h8c7s2d6c for a lucky straight to Diep.

Kyle Bao Diep – 3,500,000 (23 bb)
Pham Duy Tien – 1,600,000 (10 bb)


23:00: Chirag Khanduja eliminated in 6th place – VN₫ 258,700,000
Level 31: 100,000-150,000 ante 150,000

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Hijack Pham Duy Tien raises 300,000, cutoff Chirag Khanduja three-bet jams 1,300,000, big blind Calvin Tan four-bet jams, Pham folds. Khanduja opens KcJd, Tan opens AdJs, board runs 9c6d4h5c10c.

Calvin Tan – 7,700,000 (51 bb)
Pham Duy Tien – 3,400,000 (22 bb)
Chirag Khanduja – Eliminated in 6th place


22:55: Kyle Bao Diep pays up on a failed bluff, Schulze banks a double
Level 31: 100,000-150,000 ante 150,000

Button Oliver Schulze raises 300,000, big blind Kyle Bao Diep three-bets 1,050,000, Schulze calls. Board completes Qh2c3s5cQc, Diep bets 550,000 flop, 1,125,000 turn, then jams the river. Schulze calls throughout, Diep shows the 10d7s bluff, Schulze ships a double with 2d2s full house.

Oliver Schulze – 9,860,000 (65 bb)
Kyle Bao Diep – 2,000,000 (13 bb)


22:40: Ngo Minh Tien gets lucky
Level 31: 100,000-150,000 ante 150,000

Ngo Minh Tien three-bets all in with Ad9d, initial raiser Calvin Tan calls with AhQs, the board runs 9h3s10d4d5h for a lucky pair to Ngo.

Ngo Minh Tien – 3,800,000 (25 bb)
Calvin Tan – 5,800,000 (38 bb)


22:25: Blinds up, 6 players remaining 
Level 31: 100,000-150,000 ante 150,000

Calvin Tan 7,700,000
Kyle Bao Diep 5,800,000
Oliver Schulze 5,400,000
Pham Duy Tien 3,900,000
Chirag Khanduja 2,000,000
Ngo Minh Tien 1,500,000

22:30: Calvin Tan hard-bets to win the pot
Level 30: 60,000-120,000 ante 120,000

Small blind Oliver Schulze raises 400,000 then calls big blind Calvin Tan’s three-bet of 1,300,000, flop comes 7h5h{2d. Tan bets  400,000, Schulze check-calls. On the turn Qs, Tan fires 1,500,000, Schulze check-folds.

Calvin Tan – 7,300,000 (60 bb)
Oliver Schulze – 5,400,000 (45 bb)


22:20: Teoh Ming Hong eliminated in 7th place – VN₫ 207,500,000 (~$8,605)
Level 30: 60,000-120,000 ante 120,000

teohminghong

Teoh Ming Hong shoves with Ac8s then falls to Kyle Bao Diep’s Ac9c. Board was 6c7d9s7sJs.

Kyle Bao Diep – 6,200,000 (51 bb)
Teoh Ming Hong – Eliminated in 7th place


22:15: Chirag Khanduja applies pressure
Level 30: 60,000-120,000 ante 120,000

Hijack Chirag Khanduja opens 250,000, big blind Teoh Ming Hong calls, flop is 6sAc7d. Khanduja c-bets 320,000, Teoh check-calls. On the turn Kd, Khanduja shoves (1,150,000) and wins the pot.

Chirag Khanduja – 2,290,000 (19 bb)
Teoh Ming Hong – 1,500,000 (12 bb_


22:10: Guy Taylor eliminated in 8th place – VN₫ 162,700,000 (~$6,750)
Level 30: 60,000-120,000 ante 120,000

guytaylor 1

Pham Duy Tien opens 250,000 from cutoff, big blind Guy Taylor calls, flop comes KcQhJc. Taylor shoves 800,000 holding Qs7s mid pair, Pham snap-calls with Kh7h top pair. The turn 2c and river Ac ends Taylor’s run in 8th place.

Pham Duy Tien – 4,500,000 (37 bb)
Guy Taylor – Eliminated in 8th place


22:05: Chip counts
Level 30: 60,000-120,000 ante 120,000

Oliver Schulze 6,600,000
Kyle Bao Diep 5,700,000
Calvin Tan 5,100,000
Pham Duy Tien 3,200,000
Chirag Khanduja 2,000,000
Teoh Ming Hong 1,910,000
Ngo Minh Tien 1,625,000
Guy Taylor 1,200,000

22:01: Guy Taylor survives
Level 30: 60,000-120,000 ante 120,000

Down to 4 bb, Guy Taylor doubles up with Ah4h against Pham Duy Tien’s Kd6h.

Guy Taylor – 1,200,000 (10 bb0
Pham Duy Tien – 3,200,000 (26 bb)


22:00: Teoh Ming Hong doubles, Guy Taylor plunges
Level 30: 60,000-120,000 ante 120,000

From hijack Guy Taylor shoves holding AcQc, button Teoh Ming Hong calls for his last 805,000 with 8h8d. Teoh wins the flip on a board 8sKd3d9h5c. Taylor plunges to

Teoh Ming Hong – 1,910,000 (16 bb)
Guy Taylor – 510,000 (4 bb)


21:55: Blinds up, 8 players remaining
Level 30: 60,000-120,000 ante 120,000

8 players remaining on the hunt for the title and the VN₫1,260,000,000 top prize.


21:50: Cao Minh Thang eliminated in 9th place – VN₫ 126,000,000
Level 29: 50,000-100,000 ante 100,000

caomingthang

Utg Kyle Bao Diep opens 200,000 then calls Cao Minh Thang’s three-bet shove of 700,000. Cao is ahead 8d8h to Diep’s 6s6c. However, Diep spikes the two-outer on the river AcJh7c3h6c to send Cao packing.

Kyle Bao Diep – 5,700,000 (57 bb
Cao Minh Thang – Eliminated in 9th place


21:45: Chirag Khanduja doubles up again
Level 29: 50,000-100,000 ante 100,000

Chirag Khanduja lands another double up to rise to 20 bb. He three-bet shoved with JcJd and further improved to a set to easily dust Pham Duy Tien’s 2h2s.

Chirag Khanduja – 2,020,000 (20 bb)
Pham Duy Tien – 3,950,000 (39 bb)


21:30: Calvin Tan picks up a hefty pot
Level 29: 50,000-100,000 ante 100,000

Action folds to the button Calvin Tan who raises to 200,000, Pham Duy Tien defends the big blind, flop comes 9dQd3c. Tan c-bets 175,000, Pham check-calls, turn is Kc. Tan bets 225,000, Pham check-raises 700,000, Tan three-bets 1,500,000, Pham uses one time bank then flats. Both players check the river 2s. Pham opens Ac10c, Tan wins it with Kd4h top pair.

Calvin Tan – 5,500,000 (55 bb)
Pham Duy Tien – 4,800,000 (48 bb)


21:20: Chirag Khanduja doubles up through Kyle Bao Diep
Level 29: 50,000-100,000 ante 100,000

Kyle Bao Diep opens from hijack with Ks10s, Chirag Khanduja shoves with AsJh, Diep calls. The board rus Ah2s3c5hQd for a double up to Khanduja.

Chirag Khanduja – 1,140,000 (11 bb)
Kyle Bao Diep – 5,200,000 (52 bb)


21:00: Final 9 players 
Level 29: 50,000-100,000 ante 100,000

minimainft

Pham Duy Tien 6,410,000
Oliver Schulze 6,105,000
Kyle Bao Diep 5,705,000
Calvin Tan 3,505,000
Guy Taylor 1,891,000
Ngo Minh Tien 1,625,000
Teoh Ming Hong 1,410,000
Cao Minh Thang 990,000
Gatmanee Jitber 800,000
Chirag Khanduja 495,000

20:47: Amit Kaushik bubbles to third final table – VN₫ 101,700,000 (~$4,220)
Level 29: 50,000-100,000 ante 100,000

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Small blind Kyle Bao Diep shoves, big blind Amit Kaushik calls for everything and opens Ad10d. Diep has Qs5h. The board runs 2d6c3s4h2h for a one-card straight to Diep.

Kyle Bao Diep – 5,700,000 (57 bb)
Amit Kaushik – Eliminated in 10th place


20:40: Gatmanee Jitbert eliminated in 11th place – VN₫ 101,700,000 (~$4,220)
Level 29: 50,000-100,000 ante 100,000

GatmaneeJitbert 1

Utg+1 Gatmanee Jitbert goes all in for 700,000 with 7s7d and runs into Pham Duy Tien’s AhAs. With no help on the board, Jitbert is eliminated.

Pham Duy Tien – 5,700,000 (57 bb)
Gatmanee Jitbert – Eliminated in 11th place


20:35: Blinds up, 11 players remaining
Level 29: 50,000-100,000 ante 100,000

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Oliver Schulze

Field is nearly at one table with 11 players left. Players are hunting down the title and the VN₫1,260,000,000 top prize. Calvin Tan leads the race with 4,300,000.

Oliver Schulze 5,800,000
Pham Duy Tien 4,800,000
Kyle Bao Diep 4,200,000
Calvin Tan 3,100,000
Guy Taylor 1,800,000
Ngo Minh Tien 1,600,000
Teoh Ming Hong 1,400,000
Amit Kaushik 1,200,000
Gatmanee Jitber 800,000
Chirag Khanduja 500,000
Cao Minh Thang 500,000

20:33: Lyn Linfeng eliminated in 12th place – VN₫ 101,700,000 (~$4,220)
Level 28: 40,000-80,000 ante 80,000

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Hijack Oliver Schulze raises 160,000, big blind Lyn Linfeng defends, flop comes QsAs5c. Schulze c-bets 110,000, Linfeng check-calls, both see the turn Kc. Same action with a 410,000 c-bet. On the river 9d, Schulze shoves, Linfeng check-calls for everything and opens AhJd top pair then busts to Schulze’s Kh5d two pair.

Oliver Schulze – 5,300,000 (66 bb)
Lyn Linfeng – Eliminated in 12th place


20:21: Oliver Komarnicki eliminated in 13th place – VN₫ 80,000,000 (~$3,320)
Level 28: 40,000-80,000 ante 80,000

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Oliver Komarnicki fell to Pham Duy Tien in 13th place for VN₫ 80,000,000 (~$3,320). We will attempt to get that hand for you.


20:20: Lee Jung Yeol eliminated in 14th place – VN₫ 80,000,000 (~$3,320)
Level 28: 40,000-80,000 ante 80,000

leejungyeol

From cutoff Lee Jung Yeol shoves (815,000), button Kyle Bao Diep calls. It’s a flip with Lee turning over AcQh and Diep with JhJs. The board runs out Kh7c5h6c8s.

Kyle Bao Diep – 4,300,000 (54 bb)
Lee Jung Yeol – Eliminated in 14th place


20:15: Lyn Linfeng doubles up through Oliver Komarnicki
Level 28: 40,000-80,000 ante 80,000

Utg+1 opens for 160,000, button Oliver Komarnicki calls, big blind Lyn Linfeng three-bets all in for 905,000, initial raiser folds, Komarnicki calls. Linfeng opens AhKc, Komarnicki behind KhJh, the board runs 9cAsKs5sAc.

Lyn Linfeng – 2,090,000 (26 bb)
Olimver Komarnicki – 1,800,000 (22 bb)


20:10: Kyle Bao Diep paid with quads
Level 28: 40,000-80,000 ante 80,000

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Shortly after cleaning out a player, Kyle Bao Diep picked up another nice pile of chips with KsKh. He opened 160,000 from utg and went to the flop 4c[ac}10d joined by button Teoh Ming Hong. Diep check-called 120,000 then both checked the turn Kd. Then on the river Kc Teoh slid out 400,000, Diep check-raised to 1,000,000, Teoh called then mucked to Diep’s KsKh quads.

Kyle Bao Diep – 3,300,000 (41 bb)
Teoh Ming Hong – 1,300,000 (16 bb)


20:03: Tran Quoc Uy eliminated in 15th place – VN₫ 80,000,000 (~$3,320)
Level 28: 40,000-80,000 ante 80,000

tranquocuy

Utg Tran Quoc Uy raises 200,000, hijack Kyle Bao Diep three-bets all in, Tran calls for his tournament life and opens Kc{0s}. Diep has AdQd. The board runs out 5d5s9c5hJs, Diep ships it and boots Tran.

Kyle Bao Diep – 1,800,000 (22 bb)
Tran Quoc Uy – Eliminated in 15th place


19:50: Blinds up, 15 players remaining
Level 28: 40,000-80,000 ante 80,000

15 players remaining on the hunt for the title and the VN₫1,260,000,000 top prize. Calvin Tan leads the race with 4,300,000. Here are the top 5 in chips.

Calvin Tan – 4,300,000 (54 bb)
Oliver Schulze – 3,400,000 (42 bb)
Pham Duy Tien – 3,300,000 (41 bb)
Teoh Minh Hong – 3,000,000 (37 bb)
Oliver Komarnicki – 2,500,000 (31 bb)


19:49: Nguyen Manh Hung eliminated in 16th place – VN₫ 66,000,000 (~$2,738)
Level 27: 30,000-60,000 ante 60,000

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Oliver Schulze raises 225,000 from cutoff, small blind Nguyen Manh Hung three-bets all in for 480,000, Schulze calls and shows AhKh, Nguyen is dominated with 9s9h. The board runs out 5h6h4hAc7c.

Oliver Schulze – 4,400,000
Nguyen Manh Hung – Eliminated in 16th place


19:45: Nguyen Ngoc Son eliminated in 17th place – VN₫ 66,000,000 (~$2,738)
Level 27: 30,000-60,000 ante 60,000

nguyenngocson

Calvin Tan opens for 120,000, hijack three-bets 300,000, Tan calls to see the flop 2d6sQc. Nguyen c-bets 300,000, Tan check-raises to 750,000, Nguyen calls. On the turn Qh, Tan leads out 700,000, Nguyen tanks using up two time banks then jams around 955,000. Tan calls and shows AcAd, Nguyen with 9c9d. The river 7h ensures the win for Tan and 17th place for Nguyen.

Calvin Tan – 4,300,000 (71 bb)
Nguyen Ngoc Son – Eliminated in 17th place


19:35: Robert Kiss eliminated in 18th place – VN₫ 66,000,000 (~$2,738)
Level 27: 30,000-60,000 ante 60,000

robertkiss

Utg+1 opens for 130,000, button Robert Kiss three bets 310,000, big blind Pham Duy Tien four-bets 760,000, initial raiser folds, Kiss uses up three time-banks then five-bets all in for 1,530,000. Pham calls and opens AsAc, it’s a cooler with Kiss turning over KhKd. The board runs out Ah9d9h2h4s.

Pham Duy Tien – 3,300,000 (55 bb)
Robert Kiss – Eliminated in 18th place


19:25: Chirag Khanduja doubles up 
Level 27: 30,000-60,000 ante 60,000

From utg+3, Chirag Khanduja shoved his last 6.5 bb with 7c7h, hijack Teoh Ming Hong three-bet jammed to successfully isolate and showed AhJs. With the board running 9dQc5h6s10h it was a double up.

Chirag Khanduja – 810,000 (13 bb)
Teoh Ming Hong – 3,700,000 (61 bb)


19:15: Blinds up, 18 players remaining
Level 27: 30,000-60,000 ante 60,000

Blinds up, 18 players remaining. Average stack is 1,558,333


19:10: Final 18 players
Level 26: 25,000-50,000 ante 50,000

Teoh Ming Hong 3,900,000
Oliver Schulze 3,600,000
Oliver Komarnicki 2,100,000
Ngo Minh Tien 2,000,000
Calvin Tan 2,000,000
Robert Kiss 1,900,000
Nguyen Ngoc Son 1,900,000
Lyn Linfeng 1,400,000
Gatmanee Jitbert 1,200,000
Guy Taylor 1,100,000
Cao Minh Thang 1,000,000
Nguyen Manh Hung 1,000,000
Amit Kaushik 900,000
Tran Quoc Uy 850,000
Kyle Bao Diep 800,000
Lee Jung Yeol 800,000
Pham Duy Tien 700,000
Chirag Khanduja 400,000

18:50: Hoang Nam Son plunges to 4 bb
Level 26: 25,000-50,000 ante 50,000

Action folds to the small blind Hoang Nam Son who raises 125,000, big blind Oliver Schulze calls, flop is Qh3h10c. Hoang c-bets 50,000, Schulze calls. On the turn 4s, Hoang bets 50,000 again, Schulze raises 200,000, Hoang three-bets 400,000, Schulze calls. The river 7s Hoang shoves his last 400,000, Schulze snap calls, Hoang has 5c4h small pair , Schulze with Qd5s top pair, Hoang drops to 4 bb. He busts on the next hand.

Oliver Schulze – 3,600,000 (72 bb)
Hoang Nam Son – Eliminated in 19th place


18:30: Blinds up, 20 players remaining
Level 26: 25,000-50,000 ante 50,000

29 players remaining on the hunt for the title and the VN₫1,260,000,000 top prize. Teoh Ming Hong holds a commanding lead with 4,000,000 (80 bb) in chips.


18:25: Jungsup Yun eliminated in 21st place
Level 25: 20,000-40,000 ante 40,000

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One time leader Jungsup Yun has fallen in 21st place. Hand opens with utg+1 Ming Hong Teoh raising 89,000, button and big blind Jungsup call. At the flop Ks5cQs, Teoh c-bets 135,000, Jungsup check-calls, the turn is Qc. Teoh bets 155,000, Jungsup check-raises 400,000, Teoh calls. On the river 2h, Jungsup leads ou 500,000, Teoh jams, Jujgsup calls for everything, then discovers he is drawing dead.

Ming Hong Teoh QhQd set
Jungsup Yun Kc7s top pair

Ming Hong Teoh – 4,000,000
Jungsup Yun – Eliminated in 21st place


18:22: Kabir Khattar eliminated
Level 25: 20,000-40,000 ante 40,000

Calvin Tan claims another head sending Kabir Khattar to the exit. Players fold to the button Khattar who raises 170,000 leaving 5,000 behind. Small blind calls, big blind Calvin Tan three-bets all in with JcJs. Khattar tosses the rest in holding Ks9c, sb folds. The board runs 9s7h7c7d10c.

Calvin Tan – 2,700,000 (67 bb)
Kabir Khattar – Eliminated in 22nd place


18:15: Ngo Minh Tien triple barrels Hoang Nam Son
Level 25: 20,000-40,000 ante 40,000

From utg+2, Ngo Minh Tien raises 80,000, Hoang Nam Son defends the big blind. Ngo c-bets 70,000 on the flop 4d2dKs, Hoang check-calls. Same action on the turn 9s Ngo sends out 70,000 and is called. The river Qh, Ngo fires 180,000 and wins the pot.

Ngo Minh Tien – 1,700,000 (42 bb)
Hoang Nam Son – 1,900,000 (47 bb)


18:10: Nguyen Ngoc Son wins the flip to rail one
Level 25: 20,000-40,000 ante 40,000

All in preflop, big stacked Nguyen Ngoc Son’s 10h10d won the flip against Nguyen Van Son’s KsJs to bring the field down to 22 players.

Nguyen Ngoc Son – 1,600,000 (40 bb)


17:50: Calvin Tan rails Louie Yu
Level 25: 20,000-40,000 ante 40,000

Overnight chip leader Louie Yu sent the last of his chips out front with pocket Eights and ran into Kelvin Tan’s pocket Aces to fall in 25th place.

Kelvin Tan – 2,200,000 (55 bb)


17:40: Blinds up, 29 players remaining 
Level 25: 20,000-40,000 ante 40,000

29 players remaining on the hunt for the title and the VN₫1,260,000,000 top prize. Here are the frontrunners.

Teoh Ming Hong – 2,300,000
Hoang Nam Son – 2,000,000
Oliver Schulze – 1,600,000
Cao Ming Thang – 1,500,000
Calvin Tan – 1,400,000


16:55: Blinds up, 34 players remaining
Level 24: 15,000-30,000 ante 30,000

34 players remaining on the hunt for the title and the VN₫1,260,000,000 top prize. Here are the frontrunners.

Jungsup Yun – 1,500,000
Kyle Bao Diep – 1,400,000
Tan Wah Meng aka Baxooka – 1,300,000
Hoang Nam Son- 1,300,000
Cao Ming Thang – 1,200,000


16:10: Blinds up 42 players remaining
Level 23: 10,000-25,000 ante 25,000

42 players remaining on the hunt for the title and the VN₫1,260,000,000 top prize. Here are the frontrunners.

Hoang Nam Son – 1,600,000
Jungsup Yun – 1,400,000
Guy Taylor – 1,200,000
Hwigon Park – 1,200,000
Oliver Schulze – 1,200,000


15:15: Blinds up, 48 players remaining
Level 22: 10,000-20,000 ante 20,000

48 players remaining on the hunt for the title and the VN₫1,260,000,000 top prize. Here are the frontrunners.

Jungsup Yun – 1,800,000
Cao Minh Thang – 1,700,000
Hoang Nam Son – 1,300,000
Oliver Schulze – 1,200,000
Vinay B – 1,100,000
Guy Taylor – 1,000,000

Redraw at 45 players.


14:40: Blinds up, 60 players remaining
Level 21: 10,000-15,000 ante 15,000

Players have returned from the first break. Chips have been colored up. 60 remain on the hunt for the title and the VN₫1,260,000,000 top prize.

Jungsup Yun – 1,600,000
Guy Taylor – 1,400,000
Amit Kaushik – 1,200,000
Choi Dong Yeol – 1,000,000
Oliver Schulze – 960,000

Live updates begin at the final three tables.


14:05: Jungsup Yun delivers double KO to zoom to 1.6M
Level 20: 6000-12,000 ante 12,000

jungsupyu

Massive takedown by Jungsup Yun to send his stack sky high. One player all in preflop, pot grows to over 160,000, two players call then check the flop 4dJh9s. Jungsup Yun bets 125,000 on the turn Ad, Jason Goh check-raises all in for 604,000 and showsQd10d flush and straight draw. Jungsup ahead 9d9c set. The river 3s is a sweep for Jungsup.

Jungsup Yun – 1,600,000


14:00: Guy Taylor soars to 1.4M on set over set
Level 20: 6000-12,000 ante 12,000

guytaylor
Guy Taylor

Three-way action at the flop 2dKdJh, pot at 132,000 blinds check to utg+1 Ngo Minh Tien who bets 100,000, small blind check-raises all in for 352,000, big blind Guy Taylor joins the shove with 820,000, Ngo folds.

Small blind 2h2s
Guy Taylor JdJs

The turn Ks and river 9s improve both to a boat. Taylor ships it.

Guy Taylor – 1,400,000 (116 bb)


13:40: Blinds up, 79 players remaining
Level 20: 6000-12,000 ante 12,000

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Hwigon Park

Players are dropping fast. The next half hour sent 21 in the dust. On the flip side, sitting with large stacks are listed below.

Hwigon Park – 910,000
Amit Kaushik – 824,000
Nguyen Ngoc Son – 820,000
Jungsup Yun – 810,000
Sun Li Wei – 800,000


13:10: Blinds up, 100 players remaining
Level 19: 5000-10,000 ante 10,000

Opening level in the bag and with it went 17 players to bring the field down to 100 players. Listed below are the current frontrunners:

Hwigon Park – 880,000
Nguyen Ngoc Son – 800,000
Louie Yu – 770,000
Tran Nguyen Ngoc Dat – 700,000


12:40: Cards in the air!
Level 18: 4000-8000 ante 8000

After a bit of delay, Mini Main Event Day 2 is underway! 117 players back on the beat and will play to a champion. Live updates will begin when it is down to the final three tables.


Day 2 – 117 players

Louie Yu South Korea 950,000
Tan Kean Wei Malaysia 811,000
Hwigon Park South Korea 684,000
Lee Wai Huen Hong Kong 678,000
Nguyen Ngoc Son Viet Nam 560,000
Yoon Wook South Korea 550,000
Teoh Ming Hong Malaysia 541,000
Dinh Tien Thanh Viet Nam 528,000
Vaibhav Temani India 524,000
Phuc Le Viet Nam 515,000
Anmol Mehta India 489,000
Tran Quoc Uy Viet Nam 484,000
Oliver Schulze None 479,000
Yun Jung Sup Korea 475,000
Giatmanee Jihest Thailand 453,000
NguyễN Duy ThứC Viet Nam 445,000
Milkty Viet Nam 438,000
Ham Dong Myung South Korea 421,000
Cao Minh Thang Viet Nam 398,000
Sung Ho Kim South Korea 385,000
Amit Kaushik India 376,000
Dziundemvv Jin Hong Kong 375,000
Sun Li Wei Taiwan 363,000
Tung Zi Wei Taiwan 347,000
Tsang Ka Shun Hong Kong 335,000
Phong Le Viet Nam 332,000
Huynh Tai Viet Nam 320,000
Dat Duc Nguyen Viet Nam 319,000
Komarnicki Olivier France 314,000
Choi Dong Yeol Korea 313,000
Duong Thanh Ha Viet Nam 302,000
Tan Wah Meng Singapore 300,000
Lyu Lin Feng China 297,000
Vladimir Mikheev Russia 291,000
Li Xia Lin China 285,000
Do Phong Viet Nam 281,000
Anatolli Gorbusin Russia 278,000
Chirag Khanduja India 271,000
Isaac Phua Chern Chze Maylaysia 261,000
Nguyen Phuong Ngoc Viet Nam 254,000
Andrew Hawes Australia 246,000
Nguyen Van Son Viet Nam 243,000
Nguyen Manh Hung Viet Nam 242,000
Robert Kiss USA 239,000
Cuong Lee Viet Nam 238,000
Ngo Minh Tien Viet Nam 236,000
Darian Tan Maylaysia 236,000
Vu Van Nam Viet Nam 234,000
Jieun Umi South Korea 224,000
Thai Nguyen Viet Nam 219,000
Vinay B India 214,000
Goh Jia Hao Jayton Singapore 203,000
Ngoc Ha Nguyen Viet Nam 202,000
Seonggwoon Kim Korea 200,000
Abhishek Paul India 195,000
Yoon Young Jae South Korea 193,000
Yellow Fish None 186,000
Guy Taylor United Kingdom 186,000
Lee Jung Yeol South Korea 185,000
Kyle Bao Diep Viet Nam 180,000
Ng Tsun Yin Hong Kong 180,000
Peter Kiem Usa 179,000
Truong Ding Giang Viet Nam 176,000
Chua Yong Kwee Singapore 175,000
Dang Bao Quan Viet Nam 175,000
Denis Seveven Russia 173,000
Park Young Soo South Korea 169,000
Ivan Konechnyi Rusia 166,000
Ttht Viet Nam 165,000
Lê HữU Long Viet Nam 164,000
Woon Bao Sheng Singapore 164,000
Gioh Chee Kiong Singapore 163,000
Xu Wei China 159,000
PhạM Duy TiếN Viet Nam 158,000
Ahn Hyeonjun South Korea 156,000
Lee Jin Xiong Singapore 150,000
Ko Ji Hyeon South Korea 149,000
Mike Takayama Philippines 149,000
Cao Van Son Viet Nam 142,000
Truong Khanh 38 140,000
Mohit Bohra India 138,000
Hai Dang Vietnam 137,000
Jung Yun Hyeok Korea 131,000
Leonard Yannick France 127,000
Hong Rye Lee South Korea 125,000
The Naing Singapore 125,000
Yao Ya Di China 122,000
Lee Tsung Ying Taiwan 121,000
Hai Le Vietnam 118,000
Seo Jin Hyeok South Korea 116,000
NguyễN ĐứC Thành Viet Nam 116,000
Vishal Ojha India 114,000
Edwin Dela Orut Philippines 107,000
Ton Van Viet Viet Nam 105,000
Kuo Cheng Ya Taiwan 103,000
Youngwon Woo 37 102,000
Lau Wing Yu Hong Kong 102,000
Huang Jiang Ho Singapore 98,000
Jeong Hyun Woo South Korea 94,000
Kostiakov Konstantin Russia 94,000
Hoàng Nam Viet Nam 92,000
Tun Vietnam 90,000
Nguyen Nhat Minh Viet Nam 86,000
Baek Bo Ram South Korea 85,000
Soon Jo Kwon Korea 84,000
Matatas Scher Switzerland 84,000
Nguyen Manh Trung Viet Nam 81,000
Lê MạNh Hùng Viet Nam 78,000
Tai Weiliang Singapore 68,000
Celly Chi Chi Viet Nam 67,000
Jedidan Tan Singapore 65,000
Kabir Khattar India 61,000
Munkh Sukh Mongolia 54,000
Thomas Pound UK 54,000
Song Nhi Viet Nam 50,000
Yang Peng China 50,000
Phi Tien Sang Viet Nam 17,000

Payouts

1 ₫1,260,000,000
2 ₫880,000,000
3 ₫571,000,000
4 ₫421,800,000
5 ₫321,400,000
6 ₫258,700,000
7 ₫207,500,000
8 ₫162,700,000
9 ₫126,000,000
10-12 ₫101,700,000
13-15 ₫80,000,000
16-18 ₫66,000,000
19-21 ₫55,100,000
22-24 ₫45,800,000
25-27 ₫38,100,000
28-36 ₫32,800,000
37-45 ₫28,400,000
46-54 ₫25,100,000
55-63 ₫22,900,000
64-72 ₫21,000,000
73-81 ₫19,200,000
82-90 ₫17,500,000
91-99 ₫15,800,000
100-108 ₫14,200,000
109-117 ₫12,700,000

Mini Main Event – Day 1A

Date: November 20, 2023
Buy in: VN₫ 8,800,000 (~$372)
Guarantee: VN₫ 2,000,000 (~$82,950)
Entries: 267 (195 unique)
ITM: 33 players

Hwigon Park South Korea 684,000
Lee Wai Huen Hong Kong 678,000
Tran Quoc Uy Viet Nam 484,000
Milkty Viet Nam 438,000
Ham Dong Myung South Korea 421,000
Sung Ho Kim South Korea 385,000
Amit Kaushik India 376,000
Tung Zi Wei Taiwan 347,000
Tsang Ka Shun Hong Kong 335,000
Dat Duc Nguyen Viet Nam 319,000
Vladimir Mikheev Russia 291,000
Do Phong Viet Nam 281,000
Andrew Hawes Australia 246,000
Cuong Lee Viet Nam 238,000
Ngo Minh Tien Viet Nam 236,000
Vu Van Nam Viet Nam 234,000
Ngoc Ha Nguyen Viet Nam 202,000
Kyle Bao Diep Viet Nam 180,000
Ng Tsun Yin Hong Kong 180,000
Park Young Soo South Korea 169,000
Xu Wei China 159,000
Cao Van Son Viet Nam 142,000
Leonard Yannick France 127,000
Hong Rye Lee South Korea 125,000
The Naing Singapore 125,000
Seo Jin Hyeok South Korea 116,000
Ton Van Viet Viet Nam 105,000
Jeong Hyun Woo South Korea 94,000
Nguyen Nhat Minh Viet Nam 86,000
Baek Bo Ram South Korea 85,000
Tai Weiliang Singapore 68,000
Kabir Khattar India 61,000
Phi Tien Sang Viet Nam 17,000

Mini Main Event Day 1B

Date: November 21, 2023
Buy in: VN₫ 8,800,000 (~$372)
Guarantee: VN₫ 2,000,000 (~$82,950)
Entries: 366 (258 unique)
ITM: 46 players

Louie Yu South Korea 950,000
Nguyen Ngoc Son Viet Nam 560,000
Youngwon Woo Korea 102,000
Truong Khanh Viet Nam 140,000
Lau Wing Yu Hong Kong 102,000
Isaac Phua Chern Chze Maylaysia 261,000
Sun Li Wei Taiwan 363,000
Vaibhav Temani India 524,000
NguyễN ĐứC Thành Viet Nam 116,000
Yellow Fish None 186,000
Tan Wah Meng Singapore 300,000
Seonggwoon Kim Korea 200,000
Jung Yun Hyeok Korea 131,000
Li Xia Lin China 285,000
Lee Jung Yeol South Korea 185,000
Yao Ya Di China 122,000
Lê MạNh Hùng Viet Nam 78,000
Darian Tan Maylaysia 236,000
Duong Thanh Ha Viet Nam 302,000
Kostiakov Konstantin Russia 94,000
Ttht Viet Nam 165,000
Soon Jo Kwon Korea 84,000
Yun Jung Sup Korea 475,000
Anatolli Gorbusin Russia 278,000
Chirag Khanduja India 271,000
Vinay B India 214,000
Lê HữU Long Viet Nam 164,000
Choi Dong Yeol Korea 313,000
Ahn Hyeonjun South Korea 156,000
Robert Kiss USA 239,000
Huang Jiang Ho Singapore 98,000
Yoon Young Jae South Korea 193,000
Celly Chi Chi Viet Nam 67,000
Hoàng Nam Viet Nam 92,000
Guy Taylor United Kingdom 186,000
NguyễN Duy ThứC Viet Nam 445,000
Nguyen Manh Trung Viet Nam 81,000
PhạM Duy TiếN Viet Nam 158,000
Ko Ji Hyeon South Korea 149,000
Peter Kiem USA 179,000
Song Nhi Viet Nam 50,000
Woon Bao Sheng Singapore 164,000
Anmol Mehta India 489,000
Goh Jia Hao Jayton Singapore 203,000
Oliver Schulze None 479,000
Komarnicki Olivier France 314,000

Mini Main Event Day 1C

Date: November 21, 2023
Buy in: VN₫ 8,800,000 (~$372)
Guarantee: VN₫ 2,000,000 (~$82,950)
Entries: 302 (206 unique)
ITM: 38 players

Tan Kean Wei Malaysia 811,000
Yoon Wook South Korea 550,000
Teoh Ming Hong Malaysia 541,000
Dinh Tien Thanh Viet Nam 528,000
Phuc Le Viet Nam 515,000
Giatmanee Jihest Thailand 453,000
Cao Minh Thang Viet Nam 398,000
Dziundemvv Jin Hong Kong 375,000
Phong Le Viet Nam 332,000
Huynh Tai Viet Nam 320,000
Lyu Lin Feng China 297,000
Nguyen Phuong Ngoc Viet Nam 254,000
Nguyen Van Son Viet Nam 243,000
Nguyen Manh Hung Viet Nam 242,000
Jieun Umi South Korea 224,000
Thai Nguyen Viet Nam 219,000
Abhishek Paul India 195,000
Truong Ding Giang Viet Nam 176,000
Chua Yong Kwee Singapore 175,000
Dang Bao Quan Viet Nam 175,000
Denis Seveven Russia 173,000
Ivan Konechnyi Rusia 166,000
Gioh Chee Kiong Singapore 163,000
Lee Jin Xiong Singapore 150,000
Mike Takayama Philippines 149,000
Mohit Bohra India 138,000
Hai Dang Vietnam 137,000
Lee Tsung Ying Taiwan 121,000
Hai Le Vietnam 118,000
Vishal Ojha India 114,000
Edwin Dela Orut Philippines 107,000
Kuo Cheng Ya Taiwan 103,000
Tun Vietnam 90,000
Matatas Scher Switzerland 84,000
Jedidan Tan Singapore 65,000
Munkh Sukh Mongolia 54,000
Thomas Pound UK 54,000
Yang Peng China 50,000

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South Korea’s Yo Hwan Lim aka BoxeR defeated hot running Taiwanese pro Nevan  Yu Chung Chang at the finals of the Heads Up Challenge for his first ever USOP title and a cool VN₫ 552,900,000 (~$22,930).

For the second time,  the USOP festival included the exciting Heads Up Challenge in the roster. The 64 cap roster attracted 38 players for a prize pool of VN₫1,105,800,000 (~$45,865). Lim’s road to the top began with a match against Bjorn Vuilliomenet. All in on the turn 6s5d4s7d7h, Vuilliomenet had 10s6h draw, Lim had Ad6d top pair that held.

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At round 16, the game went deep against Zhiwen Deng, completing with Lim’s AsAc dominating 6h6s. Lim advanced to the quarters which was the bubble round.

Facing Roland Kivi, it ran the max of 12 levels. Lim took the lead with 7c8c pair against AhKs on a board 2h10c6h4d8d. Per TD rules, the player with the most chips at the end of the level earned a spot in the semis. At the closing buzzer, Lim advanced and faced Vitaliya Dubovik.

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Vitaliya Dubovik

It was another intense and lengthy grind with both players battling hard for a seat at the finals. For most of the match, Lim was ahead in chips. It ended on a cooler with Dubovik’s 3d3s running into Lim’s KhKd.

Finals: Yo Hwan Lim versus Nevan Yu Chung Chang

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Nevan Yu Chung Chang

Returning the next day, Lim faced hot running Taiwanese player Nevan Yu Chung Chang. This was Chang’s fourth final table with a victory at the High Roller Warm Up. Chang’s road to the finals were victories against Vincent Chauve (pocket Aces over pocket Kings), Moonho Seo, Vu Thai Bao (quarters), Tanja Vujanic (semis).

It was a slow race to victory. Lim overcame a 3:1 deficit to deny Chang a series second title. Watch the final bout via the livestream link below.

Date: November 22 to 23, 2023
Buy in: VN₫ 33,000,000 (~$1,395)
Players: 38
Prize pool: VN₫1,105,800,000 (~$45,865)
ITM: 4 places

Payouts

1 Yo Hwan Lim “BoxeR ₫552,900,000
2 Nevan Yu Chung Chang ₫276,500,000
3-4 Vitaliya Dubovik ₫138,200,000
3-4 Tanja Vujanic ₫138,200,00
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Nevan Yu-Chung Chang
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Yo Hwan Lim aka BoxeR
Finals
Nevan Yu Chung Chang versus Yo Hwan Lim

Watch the livestream via the link:

 

Semis
Nevan Yu Chung Chang def Tanja Vujanic
Yo Hwan Lim def Vitaliya Dubovik
Quarters
Tanja Vujanic def Romain Dours
Nevan Yu Chung Chang def Vu Thai Bao
Vitaliya Dubovik def Jacob Yong
Yo Hwan Lim def Roland Kivi

 

Round 2
Tanja Vujanic def Adrien Tantaro
Romain Dours def Le Ngoc Minh
Nevan Yu Chung Chang def Moon Ho Seo
Vu Thai Bao def Peng Yang
Vitaliya Dubovik def Sebastian Tan
Jacob Yong def Kim Wooseok
Roland Kivi def Song Li
Yo Hwan Lim def Zhiwen Deng

 

Round 1A – 13 players BYE
Jacob Yong def Florent Remi
Vitaliya Dubovik def Qui Quan
Vu Thai Bao def Alen Bakovic

 

Table Round 1
24 Jacob Yong def. Tan Ong Kwan
Peng Yang def. Youhyun Kim
25 Adrien Tantaro def. Simon Lim
Nevan Yu Chung Chang def. Vincent Chauve
26 Romain Dours def Zhe LI
Moon Ho Seo def. Tim Schimmel
27 Alen Bakovic def. Sean Chua
Yo Hwan Lim def. Bjorn Vuilliomenet
28 Le Ngoc Minh def. Chris Tong
Vu Thai Bao def. Seokyoung Lee
29 Zhiwen Deng def. Pasith Tecka-Ottamakorn
Tanja Vujanic def. Dinh Manh Hung
30 Song Li def. Shogo Otani
Roland Kivi def. Natalia Rozova
31 Qiu Quan def. Josh McCully
Kim Wooseok def. Kaoru Kishimoto
32 Sebastian Tan def. Philippe Clerc
Vitaliya Dubovik def. Taku Kubota
33 Florent Remi def. David Erquiaga

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South Korea’s Jinho Hong entered the final table as chip leader, stayed ahead throughout to clinch the inaugural Billionaire Cup Challenge and an enviable ICM payout deal of VN₫ 4,585,700,000 (~$188,900). In addition, Hong became the first player to be inaugurated into the USOP Hall of Fame! Runner up Nam Hyung Kim also walked away with a very healthy ICM deal payout amounting to VN₫ 3,763,700,000 (~$155,000). With this win, Korea has now claimed the two highest buy in events of the series.

Watch the final table race via the livestream link below. Pre-final table live updates at the bottom of the page.

The first ever USOP Billionaire Club Challenge was the most expensive event on the menu with a price tag of VN₫ 250,000,000 (~$10,370). It produced a substantial 72 entry field for a prize pool of VN₫ 16,761,600,000 (~$690,500). To date, this was the richest prize pool of all the key events, impressively surpassing the Superstar Challenge by over VN₫ 2 Billion.

Date: November 24, 2023
Buy in: VN₫ 250,000,000 (~$10,370)
Guarantee: VN₫ 4,000,000,000 (~$164,800)
Entries: 72 (51 unique)
Prize pool: VN₫ 16,761,600,000 (~$690,500)
ITM: 11 places

*Heads up ICM deal

1 Jinho Hong ₫4,585,700,000*
2 Nam Hyung Kim ₫3,763,700,000*
3 Ivan Hon Cheong Lee ₫2,028,100,000
4 Joshua McCully ₫1,404,400,000
5 Nguyen Quang Huy ₫1,086,400,000
6 John Bert Perry ₫894,700,000
7 Hyunsup Kim ₫744,300,000
8 Seungmook Jung ₫653,700,000
9 Alan Pham ₫578,200,000
10 Ji Hoon Lee ₫511,200,000
11 Nguyen Trung Quan ₫511,200,001

Chips in play: 18,000,000


23:30: Final 9 players
Level 21: 40,000-80,000 ante 80,000

finaltable

Seat 1: Seungmook Jung – South Korea – 885,000
Seat 2: John Perry (Bert) – Australia – 1,645,000
Seat 3: Hon Cheong Lee (Ivan) – Hong Kong – 1,940,000
Seat 4: Nam Hyung Kim – South Korea – 1,240,000
Seat 5: Jinho Hong – South Korea – 4,125,000
Seat 6: Hyunsup Kim – South Korea – 1,555,000
Seat 7: Nguyene Quang Huy – Vietnam – 3,770,000
Seat 8: Joshua McCully – Australia – 1,820,000
Seat 9: Alan Pham – Australia – 1,150,000


23:00: Jin Hoon Lee eliminated in 10th place – VN₫ 511,200,000 (~$21,060)
Level 20: 30,000-60,000 ante 60,000

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Small blind Josh McCully shoves 4c6c, big blind Jin Hoon Lee (8 bb) calls for his tournament life holding KsJh. The board runs 10c10s4hAc2c. McCully pairs up to oust Lee in 10th place.

Josh McCully – 1,720,000 (28 bb)
Jin Hoon Lee – Eliminated in 10th place


22:47: Nguyen Trung Quan eliminated in 11th place – VN₫ 511,200,000 (~$21,060)
Level 20: 30,000-60,000 ante 60,000

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Button Jinho Hong min-raises, small blind Nguyen Trung Quan three-bets all in 580,000, Hong calls. Nguyen shows Ks10c, Hong with Ac8d, board runs 7h9dJs6d6s, Nguyen misses to fall in 11th place.

Jinho Hong – 3,500,000 (58 bb)
Nguyen Trung Quan – Eliminated in 11th place


22:45: Nam Hyung Kim doubles up
Level 20: 30,000-60,000 ante 60,000

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Button Nam Hyung Kim shoves his last 425,000 (7 bb), John Perry calls. Kim shows Ac[qs}, Perry with KsQd, board runs low, Kim doubles up.

Nam Hyung Kim – 1,070,000 (17 bb)
John Perry – 1,955,000 (32 bb)


22:42: John Perry doubles up 
Level 20: 30,000-60,000 ante 60,000

Cutoff Hyunsup Kim raises 120,000, big blind John Perry calls, flop runs 3s8sQs. Perry checks, Kim shoves, Perry snap-calls with less chips and shows Ks6s flush. Kim has AcAd and is drawing dead.

John Perry – 2,300,000 (38 bb)
Hyunsup Kim – 1,600,000 (26 bb)


22:40: Jinho Hong delivers double KO, ITM reached
Level 20: 30,000-60,000 ante 60,000

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Cutoff Victor Chong raises 270,000 (leaves 5,000 behind), button Jin Hoon Lee three-bets all in 465,000, big blind Jinho Hong uses two time-banks then calls, Chong tosses in his last 5,000 for a three-way.

Victor Chong Ah5d
Jin Hoon Lee 8c8d
Jinho Hong 7s8h

The board runs Qs6s9d10h3c for a doozy straight to Hong to knock out two players simultaneously. That means no bubble round. 11 players remain and are all in the money.

Jinho Hong – 2,800,000 (46 bb)
Victor Chong – Eliminated
Jin Hoon Lee – Eliminated


22:30: Blinds up, 13 players remaining
Level 20: 30,000-60,000 ante 60,000

Still 13 players remaining as the blinds go up. Two busts to the money. Nguyen Quang Huy leads with 3,400,000 (56 bb).


22:25: Flush is good for Seungmook Jung 
Level 19: 25,000-50,000 ante 50,000

Utg Hyunsup Kim opens 105,000, big blind Seungmook Jung defends, flop comes 10d2c2d. Jung check-calls Kim’s 75,000 bet. Same action on the 8c turn with a 130,000 bet by Kim check-called by Jung. Both players check the river Kd, Jung has 6d7d flush, KIm mucks.

Seungmook Jung – 1,400,000 (28 bb)
Hyunsup Kim – 2,400,000 (48 bb)


22:20: Nguyen Quang Huy with top pair
Level 19: 25,000-50,000 ante 50,000

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Button John Perry kicks off the hand with a min-raise, small blind Nguyen Quang Huy and big blind Seungmook Jung call. All three check the flop 10sAh6h. Nguyen leads out 130,000 on the turn Qc. Jung calls Perry folds. On the river 4h, Nguyen bets 150,000, Jung calls, Nguyen turns over Ad