USOP Danang 2024: Nguyen Manh Hung, Nam Hyung Kim, Adam Kharman win record breaking events; David Chang leads Player of the Series

USOP Danang 2024

The U Series of Poker crowned another batch of players here at USOP Danang 2024. Taking place at Pullman Danang Beach Resort, a total of 53 trophies out of the 71 on display have now been claimed. Among the latest champions were Nam Hyung Kim, Nguyen Manh Hung, and Adam Kharman, all three players locking up huge cash prizes at record breaking events.

With 75% of the events completed, the Player of the Series race has been exciting with the top spot changing names numerous times. Currently Tao Wei Chang aka David Chang is ahead after finishing second at the High Roller Megastack but other are closeby looking to slide in. Still plenty of times to catch up with 16-point generating events yet to wrap up. The winner of the first ever USOP POTS will win the exclusive USOP Ring!

USOP Danang 2024 – Schedule 
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USOP Danang 2024 – Player of the Series Leaderboard
USOP Danang 2024 – Photo Gallery

Nguyen Manh Hung banks career high win at record breaking Mini Main

Nguyen Manh Hung at USOP Danang 2024
Nguyen Manh Hung

You would have thought it was already the festival headliner seeing the sea of heads at the Mini Main Event. Over three Day 1 flights, it drew 1,112 entries to amass record high VN₫ 11,649,300,000 (~USD 470,600) prize pool for this event. Vietnam’s own Nguyen Manh Hung clinched it for his largest career score to date of VN₫ 1,810,000,000 (~USD 73,000) and first USOP win.

“It feels good! This is my biggest win. I really didn’t feel much pressure. There were many recreational players, I was confident throughout, even at the final table.”

Read up on Nguyen’s incredible rise to victory via the SMP live updates.

USOP Danang 2024: Mini Main – Day 2

Date: March 25 to 27, 2024
Buy in: VN₫ 12,000,000 (~USD 494)
Guarantee: VN₫ 3,000,000,000 (~USD 121,000)
Entries: 1,112 (826 unique)
Prize pool: VN₫ 11,649,300,000 (~USD 470,600)
ITM: 138 players

Place Player Flag Payout in VN₫
1 Nguyen Manh Hung Vietnam 1,810,000,000
2 Xiao Tong Yu China 1,066,000,000
3 Junghyun Lee Korea 715,300,000
4 Zhiyuan Xu China 530,900,000
5 Bartlomiej Swieboda Poland 417,900,000
6 Giuseppe Murabito Italy 332,500,000
7 Yu Ying Chou China 264,600,000
8 Weichen Lu China 216,500,000
9 Hao Zhao Wang China 185,000,000

Whirlwind finish for Nam Hyung Kim at High Roller Megastack

Nam Hyung Kim wins HR Megastack at USOP Danang2024
Nam Hyung Kim

It was a tug of war at heads up between Nam Hyung Kim and Tao Wei Chang (David Chang), both players unwilling to surrender. After two hours, Kim finally nailed it shut for his first ever USOP title and a payout of VN₫ 2,660,500,000 (~USD 107,300). Relive the final table race via the livestream:

The victory was Kim’s second USOP six figure USD payout with the first one earned in Danang last year. Kim finished 2nd at the Billionaire Club Challenge for a payout of VN₫ 3.22 Billion (~USD 133K). Kim is one of the strongest post-pandemic running players from Korea often seen crushing high roller events such as the 2023 WPT Australia Super High Roller.

Date: March 26 to 27, 2024
Buy in: VN₫ 77,000,000 (~USD 3,169)
Guarantee: VN₫ 2,100,000,000 (~USD 84,760)
Entries: 169 (111 unique)
Prize pool: VN₫ 11,475,100,000 (~USD 463,170)
ITM: 25 places

Final table payouts

Place Player Flag Payout in VND
1 Nam Hyung Kim Korea 2,660,500,000
2 Tao Wei Chang Taiwan 1,769,500,000
3 Hyun Sup Kim Korea 1,280,800,000
4 Jonathan Matthew Borenstein USA 941,000,000
5 Anh-Minh Pham Alan Australia 702,600,000
6 Shylko Aliaksandr Shylko Belarus 532,500,000
7 Quoc Toan Nguyen Vietnam 409,900,000
8 Trung Quan Nguyen Vietnam 320,600,000
9 Zheng Tianhao Zheng China 254,800,000

Adam Kharman wins Super High Roller

Adam Kharman wins the USOP Danang 2024 Super High Roller
Adam Kharman

A bunch of firsts for Australia’s Adam Kharman who took down the record breaking USOP Super High Roller event. This was Kharman’s first live title in Asia, first six figure USD payout of VN₫ 3,406,000,000 (~USD 137,934), on his first USOP trip. With this win, Kharman zooms over one million in USD live tournament earnings in Hendon Mob.

The two day Super High Roller attracted a booming record 194 entries for a prize pool of VN₫ 15,054,400,000 (~USD 607,300), which on a side note, is the Main Event guaranteed amount. For this event though, the guarantee was significantly less, and would balloon six times over.

Day 1 closed with 133 entries and India bracelet holder Abhinav Iyer in the driver’s seat. Day 2 brought another 61 entries for 194 in total. Six hours in, the bubble burst on a brutal runner runner bad beat to Jack Salter. From there, the race to the final table ended with Gyeong Byeong Lee falling to Lee Juyeol in 10th place. Read up on the action via the live updates.

The grueling final table race to the top ran for six hours, concluding at the crack of dawn. Among the players in the final lineup were HR Megastack champion Nam Hyung Kim, HR Warm Up winner Anton Lu, and previous USOP Danang SHR runner up Yita Choong who came close again finishing in 3rd place. Relive the competition via the recorded livestream on U Series of Poker YouTube channel.

USOP Danang 2024: Super High Roller – Day 2 (Live Updates)


Buy in: VN₫ 88,000,000 (~USD 3,620)
Guarantee: VN₫ 2,400,000,000 (~USD 96,800)
Entries: 194 (128 unique)
Prize pool: VN₫ 15,054,400,000 (~USD 607,300)
ITM: 29 places

Final 9 payouts

Place Player Flag Payout in VN₫ ~USD
1 Adam Kharman Australia 3,406,000,000 137,394
2 Lee Juyeol Korea 2,262,400,000 91,263
3  Yita Choong Korea 1,654,700,000 66,749
4  Abhinav Iyer India 1,223,900,000 49,371
5 Nguyen Duc Anh Vietnam 915,300,000 36,922
6 Nam Hyung Kim Korea 692,100,000 27,919
7 Louie Yu Korea 529,100,000 21,343
8 Anton Lu Australia 408,700,000 16,486
9 Joey Weissman USA 319,100,000 12,872


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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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