USOP Vietnam MAIN EVENT starts today – April 20 to 24 at Crown Poker Club in Hanoi


For the past six days, players from around the world have been gathering in Hanoi in anticipation of the first U Series of Poker Vietnam MAIN EVENT which starts today! The buzz is, the USOP will attempt to surpass its inaugural turnout of 1,043 entries which it has the potential to do so with players filling host venue Crown Poker Club since the festival kick off.


Pre-games have been impressive with every guarantee breached including the Mini Main Event that drew over 500 entries. Some of the big names already onsite are David Erquiaga,  Nevan Chang, Zong Chi He, Anton Lu, Max Menzel, Brendon Rubie, Roland Kivi, Huu Dung Nguyen, Vu Thai Bao, Bao Pham, and Triton champion Dao Minh PhuJapanese popstar GACKT also confirmed his Main Event attendance in an exclusive interview with Somuchpoker.

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One player everyone will be eyeing is Filipino Edwin Dela Cruz who won the first USOP live series Main Event in Taiwan last February. Dela Cruz has been getting in some early practice but so far has found little luck.

Main Event details

The USOP Main Event is the most prestigious title of the brand and for this series, it is highlighted by a VN₫ 10,000,000,000 (~US$ 425,350) guaranteed prize pool. In addition to a big cash prize, the champion will be awarded the stunning 18K gold plated trophy.


Dates: April 20 to 24
Buy in: VN₫ 22,000,000 (~US$ 930)
Guarantee: VN₫ 10,000,000,000 (~US$ 425,350)

Entry Days Date Blinds Time
Day 1A April 20 40 minutes 11:00 AM
Day 1B April 21 40 minutes 11:00 AM
Day 1C April 22 40 minutes 10:30 AM
Day 1D (Turbo) April 22 20 minutes 5:00 PM

Follow the action via the Live Updates

Players can register until the end of Level 10. Day 1 blinds increase every 40 minutes (20 minutes for the Turbo), then 60 minutes for Day 2 and Day 3. Players that register at the last minute will still have a decent 20 BB. All Day 1 flights end when 12.5% of the players remain.

Main Event Satellites

For players looking to enter for cheap, satellites are available at a very affordable VN₫ 3,200,000 (~US$ 135).

Date Satellite Seats GTD Buy in in VN₫ Time
April 20 Satellite 3 3,200,000 10:00 AM
April 20 Satellite 2 3,200,000 7:00 PM
April 21 Satellite 3 3,200,000 10:00 AM
April 21 Satellite 2 3,200,000 7:00 PM
April 22 Satellite 3 3,200,000 10:00 AM
April 22 Satellite 1 3,200,000 1:00 PM

For the detailed structure, head to the USOP Vietnam – Player Guide

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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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