USOP Hanoi on tap: Main Event Day 1B, Heads Up Challenge, Tag Team Event

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Action-packed day in store at U Series of Poker (USOP) Hanoi with exciting events lined up starting with the star attraction, the VN₫ 12,000,000,000 (~USD 500,000) guaranteed MAIN EVENT! Yesterday, Day 1A drew a strong field of 268 entries and today is expected to once again jam pack host venue Crown Poker Club. Day 1B kicks off at 11am. Buy in is 25,000,000 (~USD 1,057). Event runs from September 7 to 11, 2023.

Day 1A recap

Main Event – Entry Days

Day 1A: 268 entries (175 unique) / 34 ITM advance
Day 1B: Friday, September 8 at 11am
Day 1C: Saturday, September 9 at 10:30am
Day 1D (Turbo): Saturday, September 9 at 5pm

At the USOP, the pots only get richer. Reviewing the past runs, the inaugural USOP Taiwan Main Event paid out NTD 18M which was roughly USD 600,000, this was followed by a more lucrative prize pool of VN₫ 16.5 Billion in Hanoi, equivalent to USD 700K.

Edwin Dela Cruz and  Nguyen Ngoc Dai both captured their first Main Event titles at USOP and both walked away with substantial payouts equivalent to six figure USD prizes. Nguyen was seen at Day 1A but fell on multiple attempts. We will most likely see him back at today’s final two heats.

The next champion could be you!

Limited Edition USOP hoodie promo

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Early birds at the tables are in for a treat. In line with their past events, USOP is offering exclusive merchandise to players who have their chips in play in Level 1. For this festival, a special limited-edition hoodie awaits lucky participants. These collectibles cannot be purchased, so arriving early is crucial as supply is limited.

Heads Up Challenge and Tag Team Event

Joining the floor today is the highly anticipated Heads Up Challenge! Plenty of hype surrounds this event. The battles begin at 1130am. Click the link down below for the list of players and their first round match-ups.

USOP Hanoi – Heads Up Challenge first round match-ups revealed!

Another new event hitting the felt today is the Tag Team Event. Strategy is the key. The first 8 levels is individual play with teams battling at separate tables. As soon as Level 9 kicks in, teammates combine their stacks and play Tag Team poker from then on. Teammates can switch off anytime as long as they are not in an active hand.

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The winning team will receive two trophies, one for each player. Buy in is VND 6,600,000 per player / VND 13,200,000 per team. Teammates must register together. Event takes place on September 8, 2023 at 6pm.

Livestream Events

Event Date
Mini High Roller September 1, 2023
High Roller Warm Up September 2, 2023
Mystery Bounty September 3, 2023
Superstar Challenge September 4, 2023
High Roller Superstack September 5, 2023
Mini Main Event Live Updates
High Roller Megastack September 6, 2023
Super High Roller September 7, 2023
Heads Up Challenge September 8, 2023
Main Event September 11, 2023
High Roller Finale September 11, 2023

Final table promo

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In addition to the Hoodie promo, players that reach the final table of any trophy event will receive a newly designed USOP cap. Three colors are available: black, white, and pink.


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USOP Hanoi – Full Schedule
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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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