USOP Vietnam: Ha Trung Nguyen commands Main Event Day 1B; Rie Tachi, Hoang Huy Tran, Hung Thanh Tran lift trophies

Day 8 at the U Series of Poker Vietnam was nothing short of action packed as another Main Event flight filled the Crown Poker Club. While the Main Event was the highlight of the day, three players also distinguished themselves at the side events with Japan earning its first series victory. Here are the day’s highlights and results.


Event 17: Main Event (In Progress)

The Main Event Day 1B was a hotbed of excitement, attracting 213 entries (134 unique, 79 re-entry) over ten rounds of registration. The field was buzzing with a mix of Day 1A fallouts and fresh faces. Among the newcomers was Ha Trung Nguyen aka Hasagi who bagged the chip lead with a huge 144 BB stack.

Kwan Do (Hasagi)

To reach such heights, in a critical hand against another big stack, Michael Kim Falcon, Kwan landed a sick one-outer to propel him to the top of the counts which he held to the end of day. This was Hasagi’s biggest takedown. Decorated high roller Minh Quang Nguyen also fell to Hasagi.

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

Day 1B – top 5 players in chips 

Player Flag Stack BB
Hasagi Vietnam 864,000 144
Benson Singapore 737,000 123
True Milk 3 Vietnam 631,000 105
Sua Shung Er Malaysia 504,000 84
Jae Kang Park Korea 500,000 83

Rie Tachi brings Japan first series trophy at the Ladies Event

Rie Tachi

The Ladies Event saw Japan make its mark with Rie Tachi emerging victorious and to earn a first trophy for her country. 

Buy in: VN₫ 3,300,000 (~US$ 140)
Entries: 27 {22 unique, 5 re-entry)
Prize pool: VN₫ 78,500,000 (~US$ 3,3340)
ITM: 3 places

Place Player Payout in VN₫
1 Rie Tachi 39,500,000
2 Mandy Lim 23,500,000
3 Hua Wei Lin 15,500,000

Hoang Huy Tran wins the Super Deepstack 400M GTD

Hoang Huy Tran

Hoang Huy Tran added another trophy to his collection after taking down the USOP Vietnam Super Deepstack 400M GTD. Tran bested a competitive field of 146 entries that included decorated pros David Erquiaga, Nevan Chang, and Fu Bang Huang at the final table. For his triumph, Tran pocketed a cool VN₫ 196,000,000 (~US$ 8,340). 

Buy in: VN₫ 5,500,000 (~US$ 230)
Guarantee: VN₫ 400,000,000 (~US$ 17,000)
Entries: 146 (111 unique, 35 re-entry)
Prize pool: VN₫ 708,100,000 (~US$ 30,120)
ITM: 18 places

Place Player Payout in VN₫
1 Hoang Huy Tran 196,000,000
2 Cuong Manh Nguyen 123,000,000
3 Nevan Chang 72,300,000
4 Mai Kim Phuong 50,000,000
5 Tuan Bao To 40,000,000
6 Tuan Manh Nguyen 32,500,000
7 David Erquiaga 27,000,000
8 Fu Bang Huang 23,000,000
9 Hung Quang Vu 19,500,000
10 Chinh Duc Tran 16,200,000
11 Trung Van Nguyen 16,200,000
12 Hoang Minh Nguyen 16,200,000
13 Noell Llamedo 13,400,000
14 Hanna Sami Anthony Abu 13,400,000
15 Khoi Anh Le 13,400,000
16 Zong Xian Lim 12,000,000
17 Nabil Georgre Kalisse Rajai 12,000,000
18 Unknown 12,000,000

 Hung Thanh Tran comes from behind to win 5-Card PLO

Buy in: VN₫ 4,500,000 (~US$ 190)
Entries: 59 (37 unique, 22 re-entry)
Prize pool: VN₫ 228,920,000 (~US$ 9,740)
ITM: 7 places

Place Player Payout in VN₫
1 Hung Thanh Tran 83,120,000
2 Toma Tsugunari 50,000,000
3 Zong Xian Lim 30,900,000
4 Sheng Wei Chan 22,900,000
5 Kenny Burke 17,800,000
6 Vinh Nam Tran 13,700,000
7 Roland Kivi 10,500,000
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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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