USOP Hanoi: Mini Main Event – Day 1A updates


USOP Hanoi: Mini Main Event – Day 1A updates

[Vietnamese translation]

Date: September 4, 2023
Buy in: VND 8,800,000 (~USD 365)
Guarantee: VND 2,000,000,000 (~USD 83,040)
Day 1A: 163 entries (112 unique)
Bagging time: 12.5% of the field – 20 players

Chips in play 4,890,000

Mini Main Event Day 1A ends with Le Huy Thanh bagging the lead

le huy thanh
Le Huy Thanh

After nine and a half hours of play, Day 1A of the Mini Main Event ended with Vietnam’s Le Huy Thanh up top with 501,000 in chips.

Rank Player Flag Stack
1 Lê Huy Thành Vietnam 501,000
2 Choi Jaeki Korea 481,000
3 Xuân MạNh Vietnam 393,000
4 Long Seven Vietnam 376,000
5 CườNg BắC Ninh Vietnam 376,000
6 Gautam Rohilla India 374,000
7 Harsh Jhirairia India 322,000
8 Arjanveer Chadha India 321,000
9 NguyễN Quý QuyềN Vietnam 271,000
10 Ivan Konechnyi Russia 266,000
11 TiếN Sáng Vietnam 262,000
12 Vũ Hùng Kiên Vietnam 240,000
13 Suchkov Dmitri Russia 166,000
14 Sozi Vietnam 160,000
15 NguyễN MạNh CườNg Vietnam 114,000
16 Konstantin Shpunt Russia 94,000
17 Yun Jung Sup Korea 81,000
18 Linh Ran Vietnam 74,000
19 Tan Keng Yong Sing 26,000
20 CẩN Bình Vietnam 18,000

Next up is Day 1B which hits the felt on Tuesday, September 5 at 10:30am. This is followed by Day 1C at 4pm. All the Day 1 survivors then return on Wednesday, September 6 for the race to the throne starting at 10:30 am.

20:30:  Bubble bursts! Arjanveer Chadha boots Nguyen Van Phu 
Level 18: 4,000-8,000 ante 8,000


Under the gun Arjanveer Chadha raises to 18,000, small blind Nguyen Van Phu three-bet shoves (29,000), easy call for Chadha and shows 10s10h. It’s a flip with Nguyen turning over AsJh. With the board running 5c9d3d8s6s, Nguyen misses the board to fall on the bubble.

20:29: Ivan Konechnyi rails with one heart
Level 18: 4,000-8,000 ante 8,000

All in preflop and it’s a flip. Ivan Konechnyi with 6d6h,  at risk player with KdQc, the board runs Kh5hKs2h4h for flush over trips.

Ivan Konechnyi – 250,000

20:27: Bubble round approaches, 23 players remaining
Level 17: 3,000-6,000 ante 6,000

The field is down to 23 players, only three needed to end the day. Currently in the lead is Le Huy Thanh with 460,000 in chips.

20:08: Cooler sends Gautam Rohilla soaring
Level 16: 3,000-5,000 ante 5,000

Heavy preflop betting war leads to Gautam Rohilla all in showing KdKs that dominates his rival’s QsQd. The board runs Kc3s7s6s7d.

Gautam Rohilla – 420,000

19:40: Choi Jaeki shows quads
Level 16: 3,000-5,000 ante 5,000

Under the gun+1 raises to 10,000 and finds three callers to the flop 3h3s2h. The raiser c-bets 15,000, two players call to the turn Ac. Another c-bet fired, this time 30,000, cutoff raises to 80,000, small blind Choi Jaeki check-calls, utg+1 folds. On the river 4s, Choi leads out with everything (90,000) and cutoff folds. He shows his 3c3d quads.

Choi Jaeki – 380,000

19:30: Dmitri Suchkov on the rise
Level 16: 3,000-5,000 ante 5,000

dmitri suchkov
Dmitri Suckhov

Two pots for Dmitri Suchkov to rise to 48 bb. The first pot sees utg open for 10,000, Suchkov jams 70,000 (14 bb) from cutoff holding AsKd, utg calls with Js10s. Both players find the board 5h10c5cAc{ag}, Suchkov dominates for a double up.

Several hands after Suchkov has AsKd again and sends one player with KhQs packing up on an ace-high board.

Dmitri Suchkov – 240,000

19:17: 31 players remaining
Level 16: 3,000-5,000 ante 5,000

 31 players remaining each one looking for a Day 2 spot. Only 20 will advance. Long Seven has taken over the chip lead with 380,000.

19:05: Choi Jaeki’s snowmen survive against the draw
Level 15: 2,000-4,000 ante 4,000

choi jaeki
Choi Jaeki

Hijack player raises and is called by three players, the dealer fans out the flop 7c3c3h. Cutoff player bets 16,000, button raises to 43,000, two folds follow, hijack shoves and is called.

Hijack Kc2c
Choi Jaeki 8s8c

The turn 6s and river Ad are no help to the draw, Choi cleans up.

Choi Jaeki – 200,000

18:42: 37 players remaining
Level 15: 2,000-4,000 ante 4,000

Down to 37 players, Day 1A will play down to ITM of 12.5% of the field which is 20 players.

18:30: Long Seven dominates to chip up
Level 14: 1,500-3,000 ante 3,000

long seven
Long Seven

Big pot by the turn 4h2c6s5s leading to two players all in. Long Seven ahead with 8d8c against 7c7s. The river 7h improves both players, Long’s straight wins it to dust one.

Long Seven – 290,000

18:28: Yu Hung Kien soars to the chip lead with aces
Level 14: 1,500-3,000 ante 3,000

All in at the flop 2d5hQs, Yu Hung Kien AcAd overpair dominates his opponent’s AhQh top pair, the turn 8h and river Ks completes the board for a huge double up to Yu. He has now taken over the chip lead.

Yu Hung Kien – 460,000

18:20: Phan Hung Cuong sends two out of the field
Level 14: 1,500-3,000 ante 3,000

Three way all in again, Phan Hung Cuong QhQd wins the flip against AhKc and AcQs on a board running Qc6h4s6d2d.

Phan Hung Cuong – 290,000

18:00: 41 players remaining
Level 14: 1,500-3,000 ante 3,000

Field has downsized further to 41 players. They will play down to ITM of 12.5% of the field which is 20 players.

17:50: Konstantine Shpunt’s cowboys boot two
Level 13: 1,000-2,500 ante 2,500

Three ways are popular with another one booting two from the field. Konstantine Shpunt called the shoves with his larger stack and prevailed with KsKd firmly planted against 7c7s and AdQd on a board 5c5d2c6h4s.

Konstantine Shpunt – 230,000

17:30: 50 players remaining
Level 13: 1,000-2,500 ante 2,500

Players have tightened up, only 11 dusted in the previous level. The field is down to 50, they will play down to ITM of 12.5% of the field which is 20 players.

17:20: Yu Hung Kien’s big slick cleans out two
Level 12: 1,000-2,000 ante 2,000

Yu Hung Kien

Preflop betting war leads to three players with cards turned up and stacks pushed out front. Yu Hung Kien has the advantage with AsKd against AcJc and AhQs. With the board running Kc5h4cKh9d, it’s a sweep!

Yu Hung Kien – 120,000

17:00: 61 players remaining
Level 12: 1,000-2,000 ante 2,000

23 players eliminated in the previous level to bring the field down to 61. They will play down to ITM of 12.5% of the field which is 20 players.

16:40: Cooler! Nguyen Duc Cuong delivers double KO
Level 11: 1,000-1,5000 ante 1,500

Nguyen Duc Cuong

Three way all in preflop goes Nguyen Duc Cuong’s way with KcKs dominating 6c6s and cracking AhAc on a board running Kh7c10dJd5d.

Nguyen Duc Cuong – 140,000

16:35: Mini Main Event registration closes at 163 entries (112 unique)
Level 11: 1,000-1,5000 ante 1,500

Nguyen Khai Cuong

That’s it, registration for Day 1A of the Mini Main Event 2BN guaranteed event has closed. Great turnout with 163 entries (112 unique). Based on the screens, 84 players remain and will play down to ITM of 12.5% of the field which is 20 players. Among the notables in the field are Arjanveer Chandra, David Erquiaga, Yuan Xin, and Jinlong Hu.

Nguyen Khai Cuong – 300,000 (chip leader)

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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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