Whether the VN₫ 20B guaranteed World Poker Championship at Grand Loyal Poker Club has been under listed or not, great news await the tournament players coming in to play its games. Pot smashing guarantee after pot smashing guarantee, today’s Mystery Bounty event once again surpassed its expected entry field and packed in a total of 394 entries to cap the day. Spotted amongst the day’s entrants are Asian crushers Gab Yong Kim, and Vivian Im, India’s Kunal Patni, Malaysia’s Shyh Chyn Lin, Japan’s Go Mori, and local runners Huy Pham, Vu Duc Trung, and Pham Bao.
Two flights ran through this Monday with its Day 1A already recording VN₫ 800M above its VN₫ 1.5B listed guarantee. The total prize pool set to be awarded in tomorrow’s final games grew to VN₫ 3,742,842,000 (~US$ 158,092) with the champion entitled to VN₫ 582,800,000 (~US$ 24,616) in winnings. Roughly 30% of the buy-in went into the Mystery Bounty pot, pushing the largest ticket to be claimed at an exciting VN₫ 230M (~US$ 9,714)!
Day 1A & 1B Turbo Recap
Day 1A’s last few tables saw Kick Off final tablist Ta Son Tung hold a sizable lead less than ten left through the money. Ta’s massive stack which is close to 4x the average chip count, racked up to be the top ranking stack moving on to the Final Day. Following closely behind is Korea Mind Game Members’ Lee Seok Young with another big stack, ranking 2nd amongst the Final Day qualifiers. The flight capped with Jodi Nguyen delivering the bubble, having spiked top pair vs .
Nearly an hour later, the event’s Day 1B Turbo qualifier closed in with Korea’s Kim Beab Su topping the field following a crucial hand against local Nguyen Ngoc Dai. On a three-bet pot, Nguyen paid all three streets and proceeded to throw it in the muck after Kim showed top pair, best kicker on an Ace-high board. The qualifier then quickly wrapped up after High Roller champion Nguyen Trung Ha pulled a massive bluff three-way, only to run into pocket Queens for his tournament life.
Top 5 Final Day Qualifiers
|Ta Son Tung||Vietnam||577,000|
|Lee Seok Young||Korea||460,500|
|Nguyen Vu Huy||Vietnam||433,000|
|Kim Beab Su||Korea||415,000|
|Pham Quang Van||Vietnam||358,500|
Chips in play: 7,878,500
Average stack: 157,570
Buy in: VN₫ 11,000,000 (~US$ 464)
Guarantee: VN₫ 1,500,000,000 (~US$ 63,358)
Prize pool: VN₫ 2,561,000,000 (~US$ 108,173)
Bounty prize pool: VN₫ 1,260,800,000 (~US$ 53,254)
Entries: Day1 – 238, Day 1B Turbo – 156
Qualifiers: 50 players
By day’s end, 50 players are set to return tomorrow led by Ta Son Tung with 577K as the chip leader. Visit our Mystery Bounty live page for all the chip counts and updates on tomorrow’s games.
WPC-SEAPT Event #8: Hyper Turbo: BIER ROMAIN – VN₫ 48,060,000 (~US$ 2,030)
Literally the fastest way to a trophy, today’s Hyper Turbo event attracted over double the field of its previous edition. The boosted prize pool drew down to its final six players led by France’s Bier Romain. Romain sustained his lead through to three-handed play, sitting with close to 50% of the chips in play. Romain however, quickly lost several all-ins only to come back stronger to finally, claiming the victory and another WPC trophy win for France.
Buy in: VN₫ 3,300,000 (~US$ 139)
Prize Pool: VN₫ 133,860,000 (~US$ 5,654)
ITM: 6 players
WPC-SEAPT Event #8: Hyper Turbo Full Payouts
|3rd||Shin Kyeong Rim||20,000,000|
|4th||Ng Anh Tuan||15,000,000|
|6th||Nguyen Viet Cuong||10,000,000|
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