USOP Danang 2024 Day 2 winners: Tino Kratz, Ryan Plant, Jihoon Lee, Viet Anh Hiep Tran

USOP Danang 2024

Day 2 at U Series of PokerUSOP Danang 2024 packed the room with multiple events running simultaneously at Pullman Danang Beach Resort in Danang, Vietnam. By night’s end, four new champions emerged bringing the total winners to nine. This also signaled the start of the USOP Danang Player of the Series competition, with points already distributed to eligible players. Keep scrolling for the highlights and the POS leaderboard.

USOP Danang 2024 – Festival Results
USOP Danang 2024 – Player of the Series Leaderboard

USOP Danang 2024 kicked off on March 19 and will run through April 1, 2024. The past two days witnessed a large turout of international players, many hailing from Russia and Taiwan. Players from China have also increased in numbers.

Tino Kratz clinches the USOP Danang 2024 High Roller Mystery Bounty

Tino Kratz wins USOP Danang 2024 HR Mystery Bounty
Tino Kratz

Germany’s Tino Kratz meant business at the USOP Danang 2024 – High Roller Mystery Bounty, winning six of the ten bounties along with locking up first place to emerge as the event’s undisputed biggest winner. Kratz banked VN₫ 610,000,000 (~USD 24,600) in bounties for a combined VN₫ 1,169,000,000 (~USD 47,150) payday, his largest live tournament career score.

High Roller Mystery Bounty final table at USOP Danang 2024

Date: March 20, 2024
Buy in: VN₫ 55,000,000 (~USD 2,263)
Guarantee: VN₫ 1,500,000,000 (~USD 60,500)
Entries: 64 (48 unique)
Prize pool: VN₫ 3,104,000,000 (~USD 125,210)
ITM: 10 places

Place Player Flag Bounty
Total Payout in VN₫
1 Tino Kratz Germany 610,000,000 1,169,000,000
2 Kean Wei Tan Malaysia 40,000,000 412,600,000
3 Jun Hong You Malaysia 500,000,000 748,400,000
4 Chen Yu Hung Taiwan 172,600,000
5 Seung Mook Jung Korea 125,300,000
6 Joey Marc Weissman USA 30,000,000 125,100,000
7 Taesoo Kim Korea 100,000,000 175,700,000
8 Thomas Ward New Zealand 63,500,000
9 Vamerdino Magsakay Philippines 55,900,000
10 Ijang Kim Korea 55,900,000

Event Bubble

The HR Mystery Bounty found 64 toss in the VN₫ 55,000,000 (~USD 2,263) buy in to pump the guarantee to twice its size. The bubble burst on Julian Warhurst whose 9d9c lost the flip against Thomas Ward’s AsQh on board 10s2s4hAdAc. The final table was formed at the fall of Ijang Kim in 10th place.

You Jun Hong draws the Biggest Bounty

You Jun Hong draws biggest bounty at USOP Danang 2024
You Jun Hong

The hunt for the biggest bounty reward ended at the lucky hands of You Jun Hong. Hong finished in 3rd place for VN₫ 248,400,000, and with the lone top bounty pulled worth VN₫ 500,000,000, he walked away with a a cool VN₫ 748,400,000 (~USD 30,200). This was more than plenty to finish second in the money ranking.

Ryan Plant wins first Asian soil title at the Mini High Roller event

Ryan Plant wins USOP Danang 2024 Mini High Roller
Ryan Plant

The Mini High Roller attracted 37 to the tables for a decent prize pool of VN₫ 717,800,000 (~USD 258,955). Out of the top five that reached the money round, it was UK’s Ryan Plant taking it to the limit for his first Asian title. At heads up, Plant and China’s Xiaosheng Zheng split the money evenly then played for the trophy.

Date: March 20, 2024
Buy in: VN₫ 22,000,000 (~USD 905)
Guarantee: VN₫ 500,000,000 (~USD 20,200)
Entries: 37 (27 unique)
Prize pool: VN₫ 717,800,000 (~USD 258,955)
ITM: 5 places

*Even chop, flip for trophy

Place Player Flag Payout in VN₫
1 Ryan Plant United Kingdom 224,500,000*
2 Xiaosheng Zheng China 224,500,000*
3 Nam Le Vietnam 119,700,000
4 Matthew Borenstein USA 84,900,000
5 Armon Van Wijk Australia 64,200,000

Jihoon Lee captures career first live title at the 7-Handed Turbo

Jihoon Lee wins USOP Danang 2024 7-Handed Turbo
Jihoon Lee

Another first time winner with Korea’s Jihoon Lee rising above the 36 runners to claim the 7-Handed Turbo event. Lee won the lion’s share of VN₫ 188,500,000 (~USD 7,600) walking away with a payout of VN₫ 77,200,000 (~USD 3,115).

Date: March 20, 2024
Buy in: VN₫ 6,000,000 (~USD 247)
Entries: 36 (29 unique)
Prize pool: VN₫ 188,500,000 (~USD 7,600)
ITM: 5 places

Place Player Flag Payout in VN₫
1 Jihoon Lee Korea 77,200,000
2 Trung Thuy Duong Vietnam 44,300,000
3 Yeonguk Jeong Korea 29,000,000
4 Rungrot Nuannoi Thailand 20,900,000
5 Aleksandr Derkach Russia 17,100,000

Viet Anh Hiep Tran wins maiden live title at Short Deck Hyper Turbo

Viet Anh Tran wins the USOP Danang 2024 Short Deck Hyper Turbo
Viet Anh Tran

Viet Anh Hiep Tran secured Vietnam its third series title after winning the Short Deck Hyper Turbo. This was also Tran’s first live title. He outlasted the event’s 33 entry field, denying Pot Limit Omaha winner Yinfei Xiao at heads up to seize the trophy and the cool VN₫ 40,100,000 (~USD 1,617) top prize. On a side note, Yinfei currently leads the USOP Player of the Series race.

Date: March 20, 2024.
Buy in: VN₫ 3,000,000 (~USD 123)
Entries: 33 (25 unique)
Prize pool: VN₫ 86,400,000 (~USD 3,480)
ITM: 4 places

Place Player Flag Payout in VN₫
1 Viet Anh Hiep Tran Vietnam 40,100,000
2 Yinfei Xiao China 23,300,000
3 Tan Quang Le Vietnam 13,900,000
4 Duc Thien Bui Vietnam 9,100,000
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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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