USOP Vietnam: Australians John Perry, Brendon Rubie dominate Day 7; Ng Shu Hong wins trophy; Huy Quang Nguyen bags over a million at Main Event Day 1A

Emotional day for Australians as John Perry and Brendon Rubie were both minted at Day 7 of U Series of Poker Vietnam held at Crown Poker Club. Singapore’s Ng Shun Hong also claimed a trophy and Huy Quang Nguyen bagged a monster pile at Main Event Day 1A. Here are the results.


Event 17: Main Event (In progress)


The Main Event was buzzing with activity as players flocked in to participate in the USOP’s flagship event in Vietnam. By the end of ten levels, a total of 173 entries were made, with 109 players registered and 64 re-entries. Notables David Erquiaga, GACKT, Vincent Li, and Tiger Lee were among the participants, however all missed the mark.

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As the twelfth hour of play approached, the bubble burst in a three-way pot, with Stephen Courtney shipping it and Dong Van Tan in disbelief. Courtney bagged up the second largest stack of the day of 122 BB.

Earning the top spot was highly decorated Vietnamese high roller Huy Quang Nguyen with a towering 169 big blinds, and was the only player to reach a million in chips.

Huy Quang Nguyen

Read up on the Day 1A action and complete chip counts via the Main Event Live Updates. 

Top 5 players in chips 

Player Flag Stack BB
Huy Quang Nguyen Vietnam 1,013,000 169
Stephen Courtney South Africa 731,000 122
Sang Nguyen Vietnam 540,000 90
Hoang Tuan Bui Vietnam 527,000 88
Mai Phuc Vietnam 473,000 79

John Perry triumphs at the Super High Roller for VN₫ 2.3 Billion (~US$ 98,700)

John Perry

Talk about being on fire! John Perry from Australia is having a fantastic run in Asia, with his first poker trip to this part of the world proving to be extremely profitable. In March, Perry won the WPT Prime Cambodia High Roller event, netting over US$ 105K. He then headed to APT Phu Quoc and placed 5th at the Main Event, earning another US$ 33K. Perry’s winning streak continued at the USOP, where he emerged victorious in the Super High Roller, taking home another US$ 98K.

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Perry entered the final table way ahead of the pack, and kept it intact, eventually defeating Singapore’s Sebastian Tan in a grueling heads up match. You can relive the action via the recorded livestream at Crown Poker Club YouTube channel.

The Super High Roller was a two-day affair that drew 99 total entries for a prize pool of VN₫ 7,682,900,000 (~US$ 326,800). Kwan Do bubbled to Minh Quang Nguyen who went on to reach the final table in 4th place. Overnight chip leader Minh Ngoc Le finished in 14th place. 

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Tobias Bui

Among the finalists was Tobias Bui who recently championed the Superstar Challenge. His bid for a second high roller title ended just two spots shy in 3rd place. Prior to reaching the final table, Bui eliminated USOP founder Tse Ian Lee (13th) in brutal fashion. Bui landed two pair on the turn with King-Queen to crack pocket Aces.

Buy in: VN₫ 88,000,000 (~US$ 3,720)
Guarantee: VN₫ 2,000,000,000 (~US$ 85,000)
Entries: 80 (57 unique, 42 re-entry)
Prize pool: VN₫ 7,682,900,000 (~US$ 326,800)
ITM: 15 places

Place Player Payout in VN₫
1 John Perry 2,300,000,000
2 Sebastian Tan 1,371,000,000
3 Tobias Bui 836,000,000
4 Minh Quang Nguyen 561,000,000
5 Francis Garson 426,000,000
6 Ang Yang Siang 336,000,000
7 Chu Thai Thinh 282,000,000
8 Tiger Ong Beng Wei 244,000,000
9 Phuong Van Nguyen 216,000,000
10 Juns Leong 194,000,000
11 Julian 194,000,000
12 Yeh Hung Wei 194,000,000
13 Tse Ian Lee 176,000,000
14 Ming Ngoc Le 176,000,000
15 Quang Van Tran 176,000,000

Brendon Rubie wins the Bounty Event

Brendon Rubie

Buy in: VN₫ 6,600,000 (~US$ 280)
Entries: 127 (92 unique, re-entry)
Prize pool: VN₫ 492,760,000 (~US$ 20,960)
ITM: 9 places

*Payouts includes bounties

Place Player Payout in VN₫
1 Brendon Rubie 152,000,000
2 Fu Bang Huang 99,000,000
3 Noel Llamedo 71,000,000
4 Long Nam Bui 47,500,000
5 Yong Chong Koh 44,160,000
6 Nhat Ta Vu 42,200,000
7 Anh Tuan Nguyen 50,200,000
8 Muneyuki Tanimura 18,500,000
9 Cuong Manh Nguyen 15,500,000
10 Fung Kong 19,500,000
11 Baldan Lkhagva 13,500,000
12 Vinh Huu Nguyen 15,500,000
13 Tien Minh Ngo 14,300,000
14 Jason Tan 12,300,000
15 Michelle Ng 10,300,000
16 Kien Duc Tran 13,300,000

Ng Shun Hong brings Singapore a trophy at the Hyper Turbo

Ng Shun Hong

Buy in: VN₫ 3,400,000 (~US$ 145)
Entries: 71 (53 unique, 18 re-entry)
Prize pool: VN₫ 206,600,000 (~US$ 8,790)
ITM: 9 places

Place Player Payout in VN₫
1 Ng Shun Hong 70,000,000
2 Patrick Liang 43,000,000
3 Jin Xiong Lee 27,300,000
4 Munkhsukh Baatar 18,500,000
5 Linh Hai Hoang 14,400,000
6 Chinh Duc Tran 11,300,000
7 Vincent Wong 8,800,000
8 Yong Kwee Chua 7,200,000
9 Jason Tan 6,100,000
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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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