USOP Hanoi: Vu Thai Bao runs it twice for the win! Ip Ho Yuen dominates Superstack Madness; Andrei Berinov, Tran Minh Thang claim trophies

Day 3 at U Series of Poker Hanoi awarded more trophies with four players earning the spotlight. We’ve got those results down below. Plenty of USOP hardware yet to be claimed with the festival ongoing until September 11, 2023.  Action takes place at the Crown Poker Club, the largest poker room in Hanoi, Vietnam.

USOP Hanoi – Coverage
USOP Hanoi – Full Schedule
USOP Hanoi – Festival Results
USOP Hanoi – Photo Gallery

Ip Ho Yuen reigns at the Superstack Madness

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Ip Ho Yuen

The Superstack Madness was dominated throughout by Ip Ho Yuen who amassed a titanic stack well before the bubble round that was never cracked. To close it out, Yuen eliminated the last three players at the final table. On the last hand he called the all in holding Ad8h top pair on a board 4h3s8s2h6d. Nguyen Xuan Trong had 4c7c bottom pair.

The event was a popular one drawing 124 players and 57 re-entries for 181 entries in total. This boosted the prize pool to over a billion dong. 23 got paid with the cash flowing after the bubble burst on a lucky catch by Amit Kaushik. Kaushik had Kc6c trips on the river 4d2d6sQs6h to down a player’s 10c10h. Kaushik went on to finish in 11th place.

usop hanoi superstack madness final table

Date: September 3, 2023
Buy in: VND 6,600,000 (~USD 279)
Guarantee: VND 600,000,000 (~USD 24,910)
Entries: 181 (124 unique)
Prize pool: VND 1,053,400,000 (~USD 43,736)
ITM: 23 places

Place Player
Payout in VND
1 Ip Ho Yuen 272,000,000
2 Nguyen Xuan Truong 183,000,000
3 Vu Minh Hai 108,000,000
4 Konechnyi Ivan 70,000,000
5 Tran Thanh Hung 51,500,000
6 The Naing 42,200,000
7 Iablokov Sergei 35,900,000
8 Babushkin Nikolai 30,800,000
9 Nguyen Van Phuong 26,800,000
*Full payouts can be found in USOP Hanoi – Festival Results

Andrei Berinov lands maiden title at Mini Deepstack

usop hanoi mini deepstack champion
Berinov Andrei

Russia’s Andrei Berinov bagged his first ever tracked live title right here on Asian soil. Berinov outlasted a field fo 77 entries, overcoming the Asian dominated final table. For his efforts, he earned VND 70,500,000 (~USD 2,925) and a trophy to start off a collection.

One player hoping to take down his second win was the 10/10/10 champion Ng Shun Hong who delivered the bubble by railing Tuan Anh Tran. On a board JsKd9s5d10d, Tran hadJd5c two pair that was dominated by Ng’s KsQd straight. Ng went on to finish in 8th place.

Date: September 3, 2023
Buy in: VND 3,400,000 (~USD 144)
Entries: 77 (65 unique)
Prize pool: VND 224,000,000  (~USD 9,300)
ITM: 10 places

Place Player Payout in VND
1 Berinov Andrei 70,500,000
2 Isaac Phua Chern Chze 44,000,000
3 Nguyen Ngoc Tung 27,800,000
4 Tran Duc Chinh 19,000,000
5 Tran Huy Hoang 14,900,000
6 Nguyen Thi Thao 12,200,000
7 Dinh Duy Quang 10,500,000
8 Ng Shun Hong 9,300,000
9 Tran Thi Xuan Ha 8,300,000
10 Bui Duc Dat 7,500,000

Tran Minh Thang locks up the Turbo title

tran minh thang turbo champion
Tran Minh Thang

Vietnam’s Tran Minh Thang is having a successful year on the felt having just scored his career third trophy and first USOP win at the the festival’s Turbo event. Tran outlasted a field of 42 runners, defeating Japan’s Shimizu Keisuke at heads up. USOP Taiwan Main Event champion Edwin Dela Cruz finished in 3rd place.

Date: September 3, 2023
Buy in: VND 4,500,000 (~USD 190)
Entries: 42 (34 unique)
Prize pool: VND 162,900,000  (~USD 6,763)
ITM: 5 places

Place Player Payout in VND
1 Tran Minh Thang 66,000,000
2 Shimizu Keisuke 38,200,000
3 Dela Cruz Edwin 26,700,000
4 Phan Huy Thanh 18,000,000
5 Nguyen The Minh 14,000,000

Vu Thai Bao runs it twice for the win

vu thai bao run it twice champion 1
Vu Thai Bao

It was just hours ago when Vu Thai Bao walked away as the Mystery Bounty’s biggest earner with a 3rd place finish. With the adrenaline still pumping, he took on the Run It Twice event and this time he shipped it. Vu outlasted the 40 entry field to add VND 47,000,000 (~USD 1,950) to his earlier earnings of VND 988,000,000 (~USD 41,0000).

Leading up to his win, Vu was massive chip leader at three-handed and was looking to end it by calling the two short stack shoves. Despite his QhJh landing top pair, it was still behind Park Cheonggil’s 9s7s flush on a board Js9c8s9h5s while the other short stack, Hoang Dinh Nguyen was eliminated with AdQs.

park cheonggil

Park took the lead after scoring another full boost with 7s7d beating Vu’s Ad4s. On the next shove, it was Vu’s turn to double up with Js10h pairing up the Jack to overcome Park’s Qd5h. The two then evened up when the final hand was tabled. On a flop Js6hJh, it was all in with Park opting to run it twice. Vu ahead Jc10c trips, Park 6s8s two pair. With the turn 3c, Park was drawing dead. The next spread, the turn was Jd and river 10d for quads to Vu.

Date: September 3, 2023
Buy in: VND 3,400,000 (~USD 144)
Entries: 40 (29 unique)
Prize pool: VND 116,400,000  (~USD 4,833)
ITM: 5 places

Place Player Payout in VND
1 Vu Thai Bao 47,000,000
2 Park Cheonggil 28,000,000
3 Hoang Dinh Nguyen 17,000,000
4 Carreon 13,400,000
5 Nakajima Kei 11,000,000

USOP Hanoi – VND 32 Billion in guarantees

USOP Hanoi is the young brand’s third event since its break out to the live scene on February 2023. With its variety of offerings and buy ins that cater to all types of bankrolls, the USOP has quickly become one of the most sought after festivals in the region.

usop hanoi vietnam main event trophy 2

If you haven’t heard yet, for this edition, the brand has spiced up the schedule with VND 32 Billion in guaranteed prize pools. Games run from September 1 to 11, 2023. The star attraction is the Main Event which carries a mighty VND 12 Billion guarantee, that’s over half a million USD! Mark these dates, Main Event runs from September 7 to 11, 2023. Buy in is VND 25,000,000 (~USD 1,060).

Hoodies have become the go-to choice of table attire for poker players, and at USOP, participants who register and have their chips in play during Level 1 of the Main Event will be gifted the newest USOP hoodie. It’s advisable to join on Day 1A as supply is limited to a total of just 250 pieces.

usop hanoi hoodie

New Events

Several new events have also been added. The Heads Up Challenge is gearing up to be one of the most exciting with all 32 spots quickly claimed. 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!

One of the most enjoyable will be the Tag Team Event. Strategy is the key. 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.

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.

tag team event

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 4, 2023
Mini Main Event September 6, 2023
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.


USOP Hanoi – Coverage
USOP Hanoi – Full Schedule
USOP Hanoi – Festival Results
USOP Hanoi – Photo Gallery
USOP Hanoi – Heads Up Challenge players revealed
USOP Hanoi: Bigger, Fresher, More Lucrative

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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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