Why you should attend the USOP Main Event in Danang, Vietnam

USOP Danang 2024 Main Event trophy

Suit up for the U Series of Poker – USOP MAIN EVENT! The crown jewel of the series runs from March 28 to April 1 at the Pullman Danang Beach Resort.

With the first half of USOP Danang 2024 drawing huge numbers, the Main Event is expected to demolish its VN₫ 15 Billion (~USD 614,500) guarantee and possibly even surpass the brand record VN₫ 34,801,800,000 (~$1,434,000) prize pool. If you are on the fence on attending, here are the past results to help you decide.

USOP Main Event from Past to Present

In 2023, USOP emerged into live scene, staging its first event in Taipei City, Taiwan. With a modest buy in, the crowd followed to generate an impressive 1,043 entries. Filipino Edwin Dela Cruz  emerged victorious, becoming the first ever USOP champion in Asia and earned a substantial NTD 3,060,000 (~US$ 100,800) payout.

USOP Taiwan 2023

Following his victory, the next three USOP events were held in Vietnam – two in Hanoi and the season finale in Danang. Again, the turnout was tremendous resulting in six figure winner prizes and seven figure USD prize pools.

The USOP Vietnam Main Event drew 851 entries for a prize pool of VN₫ 16,509,400,000 (~US$ 702,680). Vietnam’s Nguyen Ngoc Dai  won it for VN₫ 3,550,000,000 (~US$ 151,100). Five months later, the Main Event set a new record prize pool of VN₫ 29,158,200,000 (~US$ 1,212,000), the first seven figure USD by the brand. India’s Vishal Ojha was crowned champion and pocketed a massive VN₫ 4,952,000,000 (~US$ 205,840).


Closing out the year in Danang, the Main Event upped the stakes again, setting a new brand record prize pool of VN₫ 34,801,800,000 (~$1,434,000). Singapore’s The Naing shipped it for a career high VN₫ 4,979,000,000 (~$205,100). This was just slightly lower than Ojha’s score.

To kick off 2024, USOP returned to Taiwan where it continued the trend by producing its third consecutive seven figure USD Main Event prize pool of NTD 32,010,000 (~USD 1,030,500). Taiwan’s Sam Hiung claimed the win for a career high payout of NTD 5,383,000 (~USD 173,300)

USOP Danang 2024 Main Event

USOP is revered as one o the most successful newcomers in the region. In partnership with Crown Poker Club Hanoi and Lucky Poker, the powerhouse trio continues to see smashing turnouts. During the first half of USOP Danang 2024, attendance has escalated daily. More players are expected to arrive as another seven figure USD prize pool is expected.

Date: March 28 to April 1, 2024
Buy in: VN₫ 30,000,000 (~USD 1,235)
Guarantee: VN₫ 15,000,000,000 (~USD 614,500)

Day 1A: Thursday, March 28
Day 1B: Friday, March 29
Day 1C: Saturday, March 30
Day 1D (Turbo): Saturday, March 30
Day 2: Sunday, March 31
Final Day: Monday, April 1

Tourist info

Danang Vietnam Dragon Bridge

For incoming international players, unless your country is on the visa-free list, make sure to secure your visa. Just apply online and choose between single entry or multiple and do this early as there have been news of tourists being rejected entry due to lack of visa and requirements.

Upon arrival, book a Grab to the city via the app. Make sure to use the app for the fairest rates and to avoid having challenges with other taxi drivers. Language could be a barrier as most locals only speak their native tongue.

Internet may be spotty around town that a Vietnam sim card may be necessary. Get this at the airport as they are very hard to find in the city. Sim cards are very cheap, around $7-$10 for unlimited data depending on the plan you choose.

The country currency is the Vietnamese Dong and it is the only form of cash accepted. There are exchange counters at the airport. You can also exchange at the poker venue.


USOP Danang 2024 – Schedule 
USOP Danang 2024 – Festival Results

USOP Danang 2024 – Player of the Series Leaderboard
USOP Danang 2024 – Photo Gallery

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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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