USOP Hanoi: Mini Main Event – Day 1C Updates

usop hanoi mini main event day1C USOP Hanoi: Mini Man Event – Day 1C updates

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Date: September 5, 2023
Buy in: VND 8,800,000 (~USD 365)
Guarantee: VND 2,000,000,000 (~USD 83,040)
Day 1A: 163 entries (112 unique) / 20 ITM
Day 1B: 276 entries (178 unique) / 35 ITM
Day 1C: 269 entries (187 unique) / 33 ITM

Total entries: 708
Prize pool: VND 5,494,080,000 (~USD 228,110)

Chips in play: 8,070,000

Kunal Patni bags the biggest at Mini Main Event Day 1C

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Kunal Patni

The last entry flight of the Mini Main Event drew a stellar field of 269 entries (187 unique) and after ten hours of play, two players busted on the bubble leaving 33 players. Bagging the largest was India’s Kunal Patni with 561,000. This was good enough for second rank in the overall Day 2 counts. Listed below are the Day 1C survivors.

1 Kunal Patni India 561,000
2 Ho Yao Yu Taiwan 517,000
3 Babushkin Nikolay Russia 421,000
4 Chirag Khanduja India 413,000
5 Lee Tsung Ying Taiwan 331,000
6 Ip Ho Yuen Hong Kong 331,000
7 John Jay Magadan Philipines 311,000
8 Nang Kook Siew Malaysia 307,000
9 Pham Minh Khoa Viet Nam 285,000
10 Hoàng Trung HiếU Viet Nam 274,000
11 Rrt India 270,000
12 Thuy Lucky Viet Nam 270,000
13 Hung Lee Viet Nam 262,000
14 NguyễN Minh Thành Viet Nam 258,000
15 Denis Semerento Russia 258,000
16 Mark Dela Cruz Philippines 253,000
17 Never Fold Viet Nam 252,000
18 Hu Jin Long China 237,000
19 Jayvee Borlagdan Philippines 236,000
20 Ngoc Ha Nguyen Viet Nam 234,000
21 Joker Viet Nam 204,000
22 Gerardo Lubas III Philippines 199,000
23 Ashish Ahuja India 193,000
24 Mdestiny Viet Nam 188,000
25 TuấN Mèo Viet Nam 183,000
26 HiệP Qks Viet Nam 173,000
27 Ankit Jajodia India 129,000
28 Tai Weiliang Singapore 114,000
29 The Naing Singapore 113,000
30 Ta Ha- Super Goden Viet Nam 91,000
31 PhạM ĐứC Dũng Viet Nam 83,000
32 Hoa 20 Viet Nam 59,000
33 Vũ ĐứC Trung Viet Nam 41,000

02:07: Double KO on the bubble! 
Level 19: 5,000-10,000 ante 10,000

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Two tables see all ins called leading to two players busting to split the last place money. At one table, Nguyen Dinh Vy shoves his last 4.7 bb with Ac6c and is denied the blinds and ante by the big blind Hoang Trung Hieu who calls with 8c9c and hits on a board 7d3c8s10h10c.

usop hanoi mini main bubble hand1 At the other table, Chirag Khanduja raises, Kunal Patni calls, Nguyen Ha Ninh shoves, and is called. Khanduja and Patni proceed to check down the board Ks6s2h2s5h. Nguyen turns over AcQh air, Khanduja 8d8h, Patni ships it with Kc5c.

01:45: Ip Hou Yuen brings in the bubble round
Level 18: 3,000-6,000 ante 6,000

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Ip Ho Yuen

Ip Ho Yuen calls lojack’s shove and dominates with AsAh over 9h9c. With the board running Js3d8s4s4c, no change in leadership to bring about the bubble round with 35 players remaining.

Ip Ho Yuen – 320,000

01:19: Break time, 36 players remaining
Level 18: 3,000-6,000 ante 6,000

Break time again, 36 players remaining. Bubble round is just one bust away. Heat bags up at ITM of 34 players.

00:55: Chirag Khanduja banks big on a flip
Level 17: 3,000-6,000 ante 6,000

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Chirag Khanduja

Cutoff Chirag Khanduja ships a massive pot with QhQs standing firm against AdKh on a board 9c10d4s7c3c.

Chirag Khanduja – 530,000

00:50: Blinds up, 46 players remaining
Level 17: 3,000-6,000 ante 6,000

Blinds are up, 46 players remaining with average stack just under 30 bigs. The heat plays down to ITM of 34 players.

00:35: Mark Dela Cruz turns the straight
Level 16: 3,000-5,000 ante 5,000

Button player Mark Dela Cruz raises to 10,000, big blind defends, the flop comes Ks8hJh. Big blind leads out 15,000, Dela Cruz raises to 35,000, big blind jams, Dela Cruz calls.

Dela Cruz 10h9h draw
Big blind Jc8d two pair

The turn 7s grants Dela Cruz the straight, and with the river 6c, it holds to rail one and ship it.

Mark Dela Cruz – 300,000

00:22: Blinds up, 50 players remaining
Level 16: 3,000-5,000 ante 5,000

Blinds are up, 50 players remaining with average stack at 32 bb. Only 34 are guaranteed to advance into the money round.

00:20: Lee Jin Xiong wins the pot
Level 15: 2,000-4,000 ante 4,000

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Lee Jin Xiong

Under the gun +1 raises to 8,000, lojack three bets all in for 29,000, hijack Lee Jin Xiong calls, initial raiser calls. Both players proceed to check down the board Ac8s3sQc9c. Lojack turns over 6h6d, utg+1 10h9h, Lee Jin Xiong has KdKs to claim the pot and rail one.

Lee Jin Xiong – 200,000

00:05: Hung Le Viet dominates to ship a big pot
Level 15: 2,000-4,000 ante 4,000

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Hung Le Viet

Big pot brewed preflop with button three-betting and initial raiser lojack Hung Le Viet making the call for a 60,000 pot. At the flop Qs7d9d, Hung check-calls the shove and turns over 9s9h, which is ahead of button’s 8c8h. The turn 5s and river 7c complete the board for Hung to ship it and end one.

Hung Le Viet – 290,000

00:00: Thanh Nguyen outkicks one
Level 15: 2,000-4,000 ante 4,000

All in preflop, Thanh Nguyen outkicks a player out of the field with KcQc dominating KdJc on a board running AsAhKs3c2c.

Thanh Nguyen – 196,000

23:38: Break time, 61 players remaining
Level 14: 1,500-3,000 ante 3,000

Players are on a break, 61 remaining on the hunt for a spot in the money round. Only 34 are guaranteed to advance.

23:30: Preflop shoves are rampant, Pham Van Hiep dominates
Level 14: 1,500-3,000 ante 3,000

Under the gun +1 raises to 6,000, hijack Pham Van Hiep three-bets to 13,000, big blind four-bets to 40,000, initial raiser folds, Pham moves all in and is called. Pham shows AsQs and dominates AcJh. No change on the board 3s2d7c5c9h to score a double up.

Pham Van Hiep – 150,000

23:22: Lee Jin Xiong outdraws to end one’s hopes
Level 14: 1,500-3,000 ante 3,000

Under the gun +1 shoves 21,500 and AdQc to battle with, action folds around to the small blind Lee Jin Xiong who makes the call holding KdJc. The flop comes 10d10hQs for two pair to the at-risk player, but with the turn 9c and river 9h, Lee lands the straight to ship it.

Lee Jin Xiong – 125,000

23:15: Kris Yao Ho wins the flip 
Level 14: 1,500-3,000 ante 3,000

All in preflop, Kris Yao Ho with AsQh wins the flip against 8d8h on a board running 9cAcKd3h4h

Kris Yao Ho – 460,000

23:07: Blinds up, 75 players remaining
Level 14: 1,500-3,000 ante 3,000

Blinds are up, 75 players remain on the hunt for a final chance at reaching the money round. The heat plays down to 34 players.

23:05: Another pot for Thanh Nguyen
Level 13: 1,000-2,500 ante 2,500

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Thanh Nguyen

Under the gun+1 Thanh Nguyen raises to 5,000, next to him is a re-raise to 15,000, button calls, Nguyen makes it three players to the flop 6s8s9c. Nguyen leads out 15,000, only button calls then both check the turn 8d. On the river 4d, Nguyen bets 22,0000 and claims the pot without a challenge.

Thanh Nguyen – 220,000

22:55: Big blind special for Kris Yao Ho ends Jung Sup Yun
Level 13: 1,000-2,500 ante 2,500

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Yao Ho

Lojack raises to 5,500, small blind Jung Sup Yun and big blind Kris Yao Ho call, the flop is 5h3c8d, all check. On the turn 9s, Jung leads out 10,000, only Ho calls to see the river 9d. Jung bets 15,000, Ho shoves, Jung calls for his tournament life. Ho has 5c9c full house, Jung busts with Kh8c two pair.

Kris Yao Ho – 400,000

22:40: Ankit Jajodia on the rise
Level 13: 1,000-2,500 ante 2,500

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Ankit Jajodia

Under the gun raises to 5,000, hijack Ankit Jajodia three-bets to 10,000, cutoff four-bets all in, utg folds, Jajodia makes the call and shows 10c9c. Cutoff is ahead with AsQs but with the board running 7sJh7d10s4h, Jajodia connects to ship it.

Ankit Jajodia – 150,000

22:37: Blinds up, 90 players remaining
Level 13: 1,000-2,500 ante 2,500

Another 30 minutes has gone by which means the blinds are up. 90 players remaining. Still a long way to go. The heat plays down to 34 players.

22:25: Thanh Nguyen dusts two in one go
Level 12: 1,000-2,000 ante 2,000

Under the gun immediately shoves (11,000), two spots over Thanh Nguyen calls, action folds to the big blind who three-bets it all (50,000), again Nguyen calls.

Under the gun Ac9s
Thanh Nguyen KhKc
Big blind AsQh

The board runs 6h5s3h9d3d for cowboys to hold and dust two simultaneously.

Thanh Nguyen – 130,000

22:09: Blinds up, 108 remaining (not updated)
Level 12: 1,000-2,000 ante 2,000

Blinds are up! Screens still say 108 remaining but it probably hasn’t ben updated. We will have the correct number once we get the info. The heat plays down to 34 players.

22:00: Ankit Jajodia gets max pay for the set
Level 11: 1,000-1,500 ante 1,500

Ankit Jajodia was all in with 9h9d set on a turn board 7cKd10d9s. His challenger had KcQc. The river did not give the straight to overtake, instead a 6d for a double up to Jajodia.

Ankit Jajodia – 80,000

21:45: Anatolii Gorbushin eliminated
Level 11: 1,000-1,500 ante 1,500

The Mystery Bounty champion will not be going home with the Mini Main Event trophy having busted just moments after registration closed. Gorbushin risked it all with AdJh that ran into a player’s pocket Aces.

21:38: Mini Main Event Day 1C closes with 269 entries! 
Level 11: 1,000-1,500 ante 1,500

That’s it! Registration to the Mini Main Event is closed! A total of 269 entered the last flight with 108 players remaining. The heat plays down to 34 players.


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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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