World Poker Tour kicks off inaugural WPT Vietnam in Ho Chi Minh City

The next leg of the “Asia Swing” brings the World Poker Tour to Ho Chi Minh City for their inaugural festival in Vietnam. This year has been a busy one for the players in the country with the floodgates opening and poker tours jumping at the chance to showcase their events to this young, vibrant market. Past festivals have all been extremely successful with guaranteed events surpassing their targets with flying colors.

Inaugural WPT Vietnam at Pro Poker Club

Danny MacDonnagh – Long Do – Anh Nguyen

WPT Vietnam is the next to dazzle the community. The inaugural event is currently underway at Pro Poker Club, inarguably the most popular poker room in the country. Unlike most international events held in Asia, the venue is a standalone room and not a casino to many players’ surprise. It is divided into two floors with most of the action taking place at ground level. There are 35 tables including one feature table.

Notable pros in early action

Julien Tran

As of now the room is brewing with action with several Vietnamese players Julien Tran, Huynh Tan Dung aka Pegasus, Pham Bao, Vi Khoa joined by international players for an early crack at the opening events.

Dhaval Mudgal

Among the attendees are Kunal Patni, Paul Hockin, Victor Chong, Alan King Lun Lau, Pete Chen, Iori Yogo, Wilson Lim, Hung Sheng Lin, Norbert Koh, Vincent Li, Dhaval Mudgal, and Soo Jo Kim. Some of the players have been spotted at the previous legs in WPT Japan and WPT Korea.

The Festival

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Pro Poker Club

We will likely see a majority of these players run the full course of the nine-day festival taking place from September 26 to October 4. There are 14 events throughout to keep everyone busy at the tables. The biggest attraction will of course be the VND 8 Billion Guaranteed MAIN EVENT. Buy-in is VND 22,000,000 (~US$950). This event runs a total of five days from September 28 to October 2. Three starting days kick off the action followed by Day 2 and the Final Day.

You can view the full WPT Vietnam schedule below.

World Poker Tour Vietnam Schedule

Full Coverage on Somuchpoker

From start to finish, the Somuchpoker team will provide full coverage of the event both in English and Vietnamese. We will also have live reporting throughout the Main Event so stick with us for all the action.

Article by Tricia David

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Graduated in Media Communication at the University of Lausanne, Louis Hartman is a co-founder of He began his career in Cambodia as freelance journalist. In same time he was making his living by playing poker every night at that time. Intense learner, he read dozens of poker strategy books to improve his skills during many years. With a strong interest about poker "behind the scene" in Asia and his communication skills, Louis launched Somuchpoker in 2014.

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