USOP Danang Mini Main Event sets new record of 935 entries and ₫7.25 Billion (~$330.9K) prize pool

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The U Series of Poker season finale witnessed yet another blockbuster event as players flocked to Furama Resort for the Mini Main Event. Taking place in the gorgeous coastal town Danang in Vietnam, Day 1A attracted 267 entries, Day 1B saw a massive 366 entries, and Day 1C added another 302 entries. This cumulative total of 935 entries set a new record for the brand’s event. Simultaneously, the prize pool surged to VN₫ 7.25 Billion (~$330.9K), almost VN₫ 2 Billion more than the previous figure.

Date: November 20 to 21 2023
Buy in: VN₫ 8,800,000 (~$372)
Guarantee: VN₫ 2,000,000 (~$82,950)
Entries: 935
ITM/Survivors: 117 players

Coming Day 2, 117 players return led by South Korea’s Louie Yu wit 950,000 (95 bb) in chips. Everyone is guaranteed VN₫ 12,700,000 and will be aiming for the VN₫ 1,260,000 (~$52,26) top prize.

Top 10 in chips entering Day 2

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

For the complete list, head to LIVE UPDATES – MINI MAIN EVENT DAY 2

Mini Main Event Day 1A

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On Monday, November 20, Minin Main Event Day 1A drew 195 players and 72 re-entries for a total of 267 runners. This was a promising start and a possible sign of bigger fields to follow. The heat closed on a cooler with Tran Quoc Uy eliminating Hanna Azimai on the bubble with AdKc dominating AcQc.

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Hwigon Park

Locking up the chip lead was South Korea’s Hwigon Park with 684,000. Helping Park get there was a stunning straight out of nowhere. The hand initially saw a raised pot preflop, the 9s2c4d flop was checked by three players to the turn Qs. Park bet then called a check-raise as one player folded. On the river 3d, Park raised all in with As5s straight and cleaned out the shorter stack who called with 9c9d set.

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Lee Wai Huen

Running one small blind behind was Lee Wai Huen with 678,000. This was another strong performance by Lee who topped the counts of the opening event and went on to draw the biggest bounty.

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

Mini Main Event Day 1B


Mini Main Event Day 1B drew the largest of the three starters with 366 entries (258 unique). 46 players bagged up led by Louie Yu with a towering 950,000 in chips (95 bb). Yu was already sporting the biggest stack at bubble time and pumped in more after eliminating Maeng Seonghun with 5s5h standing up against AsQs on a board 3h6s9d10d6h.

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

Mini Main Event Day 1C

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The last flight dragged in another impressive field of 302 runners, each one hoping to bag and be guaranteed a piece of the juicy prize pool. The heat ended on a brutal defeat. Ming Hong Teoh cracked a player’s AhAd with AcKs straight on a board 6h2s10cJsQd. Teoh bagged 541,000, earning him third in chip; Calvin Tan topped the heat with 811,000 (81 bb).

Calvin Tan

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

For the complete list, head to LIVE UPDATES – MINI MAIN EVENT DAY 2

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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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