Living up to its name, the World Poker Championship Main Event festivities at Grand Loyal Poker Club was nothing short of grand with 1,020 entries collected across its four starting flights. The generated prize pool is now listed at VN₫ 17,809,200,000 (~US$ 751,126), making it the biggest event in Vietnam poker history.
The massive field played down to 12.5%, equal to 128 runners qualifying through to Day 2 for now a guaranteed minimum payout of VN₫ 32,000,000 (~US$ 1,350). The VN₫ 3,226,200,000 (~US$ 136,069) top prize and WPC title however, remains to be the highlight on everyone’s list.
Top Day 2 Qualifiers
|LE CONG VUONG||VIETNAM||906,000|
|KIM BEAB SU||KOREA||876,000|
|FALCON MICHAEL KIM||DENMARK||865,000|
|LIM SHYN CHYN||MALAYSIA||722,000|
|NGUYEN QUANG HUY||VIETNAM||686,000|
|NGUYEN VU HUY||VIETNAM||568,000|
|DRAGON APL TEAM PRO||VIETNAM||543,000|
|NGUYEN TRONG NGHIA||VIETNAM||539,000|
|HONG SOON KI||KOREA||524,000|
Chips in play: 30,650,000
Average stack: 239,453
Visit our live updates page for all the latest info and full list of Day 2 combined chip counts.
Also on today’s schedule are two featured events: VN₫ 6.6M buy-in Event #13: Bounty Hunter which kicks off at 12 noon, and Day 1 of the VN₫ 4 Billion guaranteed Super High Roller tournament at 14:00.
WPC-SEAPT Event #12: Turbo Event – MICHAEL KIM FALCON – VN₫ 45,330,000 (~US$ 1,911)
The single side event on yesterday’s schedule saw top Main Event runner Michael Kim Falcon with a monster chip lead from the last two tables to the end. Oh Se Kyung deemed second in the running after eliminating two players at once to seal the final 8. With the tournament being a Turbo format of 15 minute blind levels, stacks quickly grew short and left the remaining five players shortly cutting a deal with Denmark’s Falcon guaranteed the WPC trophy.
Buy in: VN₫ 3,300,000 (~US$ 139)
Prize pool: VN₫ 305,550,000 (~US$ 12,886)
ITM: 13 players
WPC-SEAPT Event #12: Turbo Event Full Payouts
|1st||Michael Kim Falcon||45,330,000*|
|2nd||Oh Se Kyung||45,330,000*|
|3rd||Dang Hung Duong||45,330,000*|
|5th||Kim Jae Jung||45,330,000*|
|6th||Dang Quyen Anh||14,200,000|
|7th||Ngo Van Dat||12,100,000|
|8th||Her Se Joon||10,500,000|
|9th||Vo Manh Limh||9,300,000|
|10th||Jeong Hyun Hee||8,400,000|
|11th||Choi Jung Hoon||8,400,000|
|12th||Martin Ng Zheng Wei||8,400,000|
|13th||Park Kyung Eon||7,600,000|
*Denotes deal was made
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