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Main Event – Payouts, Prize Pool, Chip Counts

Date: May 25-29, 2023
Buy in: VN₫ 25,000,000 (~US$ 1,065)
Guarantee: VN₫ 12,000,000,000 (~US$ 511,180)
Day 1A: 238 (182 unique, 56 re-entry)
Day 1B: 388 (304 unique, 84 re-entry)
Day 1C: 525 (373  unique, 152 re-entry)
Total Entries: 1,151
Prize pool:  VN₫ 25,343,869,000 (~US$ 1,079,6110)

ITM: 143 places

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Final 9 Payouts

Place Player Payouts  in VN₫ 
Payouts in USD
1 Duy Thuc Nguyen 4,173,000,000 177,764
2 Chak Lam Tsang 2,785,000,000 118,637
3 Xizhen Huang 2,060,000,000 87,753
4 Yuhan Liu 1,539,000,000 65,559
5 Phillip Nguyen 1,161,000,000 49,457
6 Jaeho Lee 885,000,000 37,700
7 Julian Warhurst 681,000,000 29,010
8 Satoshi Kuriga 530,729,000 22,608
9 Jinlong Hu 417,000,000 17,764

Payouts 10th – 143rd

10 Long Xuan Le 417,000,000
11 Avneesh Munjal 331,000,000
12 Nang Quang Nguyen 331,000,000
13 Anuj Yadav 266,000,000
14 Viet Van Nguyen 266,000,000
15 Sumin Oh 216,000,000
16 Jia Chi Lee 216,000,000
17 Logan Zhang 177,500,000
18 Cuong Hung Phan 177,500,000
19 Dong Kyu Kim 177,500,000
20 Vuong Cong Le 177,500,000
21 Phong Hai Nguyen 147,500,000
22 Vamerdino Magsakay 147,500,000
23 Ha Trung Nguyen 147,500,000
24 Khoi Nguyen 147,500,000
25 Anh Tuan Nguyen 124,000,000
26 Anthony Ung 124,000,000
27 Jun Yeob Song 124,000,000
28 Rajasekhar Puttamsetty 124,000,000
29 Anton Widjaya 124,000,000
30 Hieu Quang Nguyen 124,000,000
31 Roman Barr 124,000,000
32 Tan Van Dong 124,000,000
33 Gia Trung Nguyen 105,500,000
34 Richard Balkau 105,500,000
35 Rikuto Sashida 105,500,000
36 Tien Manh Nguyen 105,500,000
37 Tien Vu Do 105,500,000
38 Ngoc Anh Cao 105,500,000
39 Alan Pun 105,500,000
40 Khanh Nguyen 105,500,000
41 Haitao Luan 90,500,000
42 Sangbeom Lim 90,500,000
43 Ta Son Tung 90,500,000
44 Akshay Nasa 90,500,000
45 Harsh Bubna 90,500,000
46 Dinh Tien Thanh 90,500,000
47 Evgenii Chernyi 90,500,000
48 Minh Tien Ngo 90,500,000
49 Chen Lei Yang 79,000,000
50 Nam Hai Hoang 79,000,000
51 Adrien Tantaro 79,000,000
52 Linh Trong Phan 79,000,000
53 Huyen Nguyen 79,000,000
54 Thien Van Ha 79,000,000
55 Sho Tanihara 79,000,000
56 Kyle Bao Diep 79,000,000
57 LInh Ngo Duong 69,500,000
58 Tuan Manh Nguyen 69,500,000
59 Tuan Anh Tran 69,500,000
60 Tan Tuan Le 69,500,000
61 Ting Yao Lin 69,500,000
62 Trung Duc Vu 69,500,000
63 Tung Nguyen 69,500,000
64 Hieu Duc Nguyen 69,500,000
65 Dang Hoang Viet 62,000,000
66 Wei Chen Liu 62,000,000
67 Seiya Ishikawa 62,000,000
68 Tiger Ong 62,000,000
69 Hoan Cong Le 62,000,000
70 Keita Minami 62,000,000
71 Zhi Jiang Xiong 62,000,000
72 Jia Yi Low 62,000,000
73 Julien Rouxel 56,000,000
74 Huu Vinh Nguyen 56,000,000
75 Sang Van Nguyen 56,000,000
76 Tuan Minh Duc Nguyen 56,000,000
77 Ngoc Dai Nguyen 56,000,000
78 Cuong Trinh 56,000,000
79 Phuong Van Nguyen 56,000,000
80 Hung Phi Do 56,000,000
81 Dung Dac Ly 51,000,000
82 Hyunsup Kim 51,000,000
83 Sungyoon Bae 51,000,000
84 Khanh Xuan Dao 51,000,000
85 Kevin Lee 51,000,000
86 Quang Trung Doan 51,000,000
87 Martin Lee 51,000,000
88 Manh Tu Nguyen 51,000,000
89 Daniel Francis 46,500,000
90 Chih Hsien Lin 46,500,000
91 Phuc Van Tran 46,500,000
92 Thien Duc Bui 46,500,000
93 Muskan Sethi 46,500,000
94 Abheek Nagpal 46,500,000
95 Kar Wee Chee 46,500,000
96 Romit Advani 46,500,000
97 Amit Kaushik 46,500,000
98 Nikhil Kedia 46,500,000
99 Dastan Yespolov 46,500,000
100 Ha Hai Tran 46,500,000
101 Bien Mai 46,500,000
102 Ying Che Huang 46,500,000
103 Duc Anh Huang 46,500,000
104 Cuong Ngoc Huynh 46,500,000
105 Thi Bao An Nguyen 43,000,000
106 Huy Pham 43,000,000
107 Tri Dinh Tran 43,000,000
108 Minh Duc Pham 43,000,000
109 Mohit Bohra 43,000,000
110 Minh Hoang Nguyen 43,000,000
111 Vinayak Bajaj 43,000,000
112 Yosuke Motoki 43,000,000
113 Bin Chiat Tay 43,000,000
114 Luan Ba Nguyen 43,000,000
115 Robert Kiss 43,000,000
116 Jaesung Lee 43,000,000
117 Dennis Ng 43,000,000
118 Ali Jasbi 43,000,000
119 Frederic Bolliet 43,000,000
120 Hyeokki Lee 43,000,000
121 Hoa Nguyen 40,500,000
122 Romain Morvan 40,500,000
123 Yao Yu He 40,500,000
124 Aditya Agarwal 40,500,000
125 Warren Bridgewater 40,500,000
126 Thanh Luong Dang 40,500,000
127 Shunsuke Tsujii 40,500,000
128 Manh Nguyen 40,500,000
129 Hao Lin 40,500,000
130 Florent Remi 40,500,000
131 Paul Kiem 40,500,000
132 Evgeniy Katymaek 40,500,000
133 Truong Dinh 39,000,000
134 Masato Watanabe 39,000,000
135 Nhut Van Do 39,000,000
136 Jack Ung 39,000,000
137 Hung Tuan Nguyen 39,000,000
138 Sukhum Kiwanont 39,000,000
139 Zikang Wang 39,000,000
140 Stephen Nathan 39,000,000
141 Emil Ukalaev 39,000,000
142 Kunal Patni 39,000,000
143 Chu Hong Tu 39,000,000

Day 2 qualifiers – 143 players

Rank Player Flag Stack
1 Richard Balkau Australia 935,000
2 Dong Kyu Kim Korea 805,000
3 Ngoc Anh Cao Vietnam 795,000
4 Ha Trung Nguyen Vietnam 646,000
5 Anuj Yadav India 643,000
6 Ta Son Tung Vietnam 630,000
7 Rajasekhar Puttamsetty India 580,000
8 Nang Quang Nguyen Vietnam 564,000
9 Minh ĐứC PhạM Vietnam 562,000
10 Akshay Nasa India 552,000
11 Gia Trung Nguyen Vietnam 519,000
12 Long Xuân Lê Vietnam 517,000
13 Xiong Zhi Jian China 501,000
14 Sumin Oh S.Korea 499,000
15 ThứC  DuyNguyễN Vietnam 498,000
16 Nam HảI Hoàng Vietnam 480,000
17 Evgenii Chernyi Russia 479,000
18 Vamerdino Masakay Philippines 465,000
19 TiếN MạNh NguyễN Vietnam 447,000
20 Cong  Hoan Le Vietnam 445,000
21 Linh  Trong Phan Vietnam 427,000
22 Thanh Tien Dinh Vietnam 423,000
23 Mohit Bohra India 419,000
24 Tsz Him Pun Hong Kong 414,000
25 Rikuto Sashida Japan 407,000
26 Huang Ying Che Taiwan 403,000
27 Anh TuấN NguyễN Vietnam 399,000
28 Julian Warhurst Australia 398,000
29 Tiger Ong Malaysia 398,000
30 Sangbeom Lim Korea 380,000
31 Anthony Ung Singapore 363,000
32 Khôi NguyễN Vietnam 360,000
33 Khanh Pham Duy Nguyen Vietnam 358,000
34 Anh Duc Nguyen Vietnam 356,000
35 Kyle Bao Diep Vietnam 346,000
36 ViệT Hoàng ĐặNg Vietnam 338,000
37 ThiệN ĐứC Bùi Vietnam 334,000
38 Jaeho Lee S Korea 331,000
39 Bae Sung Yoon S.Korea 316,000
40 Đỗ TiếN Vũ Vietnam 307,000
41 TiếN Minh  Ngô Vietnam 302,000
42 Dung  Dac Ly Vietnam 289,000
43 Tân Văn ĐồNg Vietnam 281,000
44 Harsh Bubna India 280,000
45 Lin Chih Hsien Taiwan 279,000
46 Linh Ngo Duong Vietnam 276,000
47 Hoàng Minh NguyễN Vietnam 275,000
48 Nikhil Kedia India 275,000
49 Huyen Nguyen Vietnam 272,000
50 CườNg Hùng Phan Vietnam 268,000
51 ĐạI NgọC NguyễN Vietnam 267,000
52 Trung ĐứC Vũ Vietnam 266,000
53 Anton Widjaya Indonesia 260,000
54 Haitao Luan China 257,000
55 TuấN ĐứC Minh NguyễN Vietnam 255,000
56 Trinh Cuong Vietnam 254,000
57 Jack Ung USA 252,000
58 Jun Yeob Song Korea 248,000
59 Vinh Huu Nguyen Vietnam 245,000
60 Trung Quang Đoàn Vietnam 235,000
61 Phúc Văn TrầN Vietnam 233,000
62 Roman Brar Canada 231,000
63 TuấN MạNh NguyễN Vietnam 227,000
64 Juilen Rouxel France 223,000
65 Martin Lee Uk 222,000
66 Abheez Napal India 218,000
67 Keita Minami Japan 217,000
68 Ng Chong Yang Singapore 217,000
69 Robert Kiss Usa 216,000
70 HiếU Quang NguyễN Vietnam 216,000
71 Tứ MạNh NguyễN Vietnam 212,000
72 Avneesh Munjal India 210,000
73 ThiệN Hà Vietnam 205,000
74 TuấN Tùng Vietnam 205,000
75 Jonathan Chee Kar Wie Malaysia 204,000
76 Low Jiayi Singapore 198,000
77 Huy Pham Vietnam 197,000
78 Hyun Sup Kim Korea 182,000
79 Dennis Ng Hong Kong 180,000
80 Victor Em Vietnam 174,000
81 Vương Công Lê Vietnam 171,000
82 Warren Bridgewater Melbourne 163,000
83 Hà Hải TrầN Vietnam 160,000
84 Hu Jin Long China 157,000
85 Huang Xi Zhen Chinese 153,000
86 Phong Hải NguyễN Vietnam 146,000
87 Vinayak Bajaj India 143,000
88 Kevin Lee New Zealand 143,000
89 Abhishek Jalan India 138,000
90 Tsang Chak Lam Hong Kong 136,000
91 Satoshi Kuriga Japan 131,000
92 Ali Jasbi India 130,000
93 Ting Yao Lin Taiwan 130,000
94 Philip Nguyen Australia 128,000
95 Paul Kiem Usa 127,000
96 Phương Văn NguyễN Vietnam 125,000
97 Florent Remi Malta 122,000
98 Jaesung Lee S.Korea 122,000
99 Bao An Vietnam 121,000
100 Hyeokki Lee Korea 118,000
101 Aditya Agarwal India 116,000
102 Trí Đình TrầN Vietnam 116,000
103 Frederic Bolliet France 111,000
104 Adrien Tantaro France 106,000
105 Sukhum Kiwanont Thailand 106,000
106 Zhang Zheng China 103,000
107 Đào Xuân Khánh Vietnam 102,000
108 Evgenii Katymaev Russia 102,000
109 Amit Kaushik India 98,000
110 HuỳNh NgọC CườNg Vietnam 96,000
111 Liu Wei Chen Taiwan 92,000
112 Masato Watanabe Japan 91,000
113 Hieu Lavita Vietnam 91,000
114 TrườNg Đinh Vietnam 90,000
115 Romain Morvan France 90,000
116 Sang Nguyen Vietnam 90,000
117 Romit Advani India 88,000
118 Đỗ Phi Hùng Vietnam 81,000
119 Sho Tanihara Japan 79,000
120 Yang Chen Lei Taiwan 78,000
121 Tung Nguyen Vietnam 78,000
122 Lin Hao Hongkong 74,000
123 Hoa Nguyen Vietnam 73,000
124 Tan Luan Le Vietnam 72,000
125 He Yao Yu Chinese 71,000
126 Ishikawa Seiya Japan 71,000
127 Dastan Yespolov Kazakhstan 70,000
128 Emil Ukalaev Russia 69,000
129 ViệT Văn NguyễN Vietnam 64,000
130 Chi Lee Taiwan 63,000
131 Muskan Sethi India 62,000
132 Hung Tuan Nguyen Vietnam 61,000
133 Shunsuke Tsujii Japan 59,000
134 Wangzi Kang China 59,000
135 Yuhan Liu China 58,000
136 Bien Mai Vietnam 54,000
137 Do Van Nhat Vietnam 53,000
138 Bin Chiat Tay Singapore 47,000
139 Lâm Bá  NguyễN Vietnam 42,000
140 Yosuke Motoki Japan 41,000
141 Trung Manh Nguyen Vietnam 36,000
142 Dan Francis New Zealand 30,000
143 Stephen Nathan UK 15,000

End of Day 1A – 30 players

Rank Player Flag Stack
1 Richard Balkau Australia 935,000
2 Anuj Yadav India 643,000
3 Akshay Nasa India 552,000
4 Sumin Oh Korea 499,000
5 Khôi NguyễN Vietnam 360,000
6 Kyle Bao Diep Vietnam 346,000
7 ĐặNg Hoàng ViệT Vietnam 338,000
8 TiếN Minh Ngô Vietnam 302,000
9 Harsh Bubna India 280,000
10 Hoàng Minh NguyễN Vietnam 275,000
11 ĐạI NgọC NguyễN Vietnam 267,000
12 Trung ĐứC Vũ Vietnam 266,000
13 Anton Widjaya Indonesia 260,000
14 Abheez Napal India 218,000
15 Jia Yi Low Singapore 198,000
16 Hyun Sup Kim Korea 182,000
17 Jin Long Hu China 157,000
18 Ali Jasbi India 130,000
19 Phương Văn NguyễN Vietnam 125,000
20 Florent Remi Malta 122,000
21 Hyeokki Lee Korea 118,000
22 Adrien Tantaro France 106,000
23 Sukhum Kiwanont Thailand 106,000
24 Logan Zheng Zhang China 103,000
25 Amit Kaushik India 98,000
26 TrườNg Đinh Vietnam 90,000
27 Khanh Duy Pham Nguyen Vietnam 64,000
28 Jia Chi Lee Taiwan 63,000
29 Dan Francis New Zealand 30,000
30 Stephen Nathan UK 15,000

End of Day 1B – 49 players

Rank Player Flag Stack
1 Rajasekhar Puttamsetty India 580,000
2 Xiong Zhi Jian China 501,000
3 ThứC  Duy NguyễN Vietnam 498,000
4 Evgenii Chernyi Russia 479,000
5 Cong Hoan Le Vietnam 445,000
6 Linh Trong Phan Vietnam 427,000
7 Thanh Tien Dinh Vietnam 423,000
8 Mohit Bohra India 419,000
9 Tsz Him Pun Hong Kong 414,000
10 Rikuto Sashida Japan 407,000
11 Huang Ying Che Taiwan 403,000
12 Khanh Pham Duy Nguyen Vietnam 358,000
13 Anh Duc Nguyen Vietnam 356,000
14 Jueho Lee Korea 331,000
15 Vũ TiếN Đỗ Vietnam 307,000
16 Ly Dac Dung Vietnam 289,000
17 Linh Ngo Duong Vietnam 276,000
18 Haitao Luan China 257,000
19 Trinh Cuong Vietnam 254,000
20 Vinh  Huu Nguyen Vietnam 245,000
21 Trung Quang Đoàn Vietnam 235,000
22 TuấN MạNh NguyễN Vietnam 227,000
23 Juilen Rouxel France 223,000
24 Keita Minami Japan 217,000
25 Ng Chong Yang Singapore 217,000
26 Robert Kiss USA 216,000
27 Tứ MạNh NguyễN Vietnam 212,000
28 Avneesh Munjal India 210,000
29 Jonathan Chee Malaysia 204,000
30 Victor Em Vietnam 174,000
31 Huang Xi Zhen Chinese 153,000
32 Phong HảI NguyễN Vietnam 146,000
33 Vinayak Bajaj India 143,000
34 Satoshi Kuriga Japan 131,000
35 Ting Yao Lin Taiwan 130,000
36 Paul Kiem USA 127,000
37 Aditja Agarwal India 116,000
38 Frederec Bolliet France 111,000
39 Khánh Xuân Đào Vietnam 102,000
40 Masato Watanabe Japan 91,000
41 Hùng Phi Đỗ Vietnam 81,000
42 Yang Chen Lei Taiwan 78,000
43 Tung Nguyen Vietnam 78,000
44 He Yao Yu Chinese 71,000
45 Ishikawa Seiya Japan 71,000
46 Emil Ukalaev Russia 69,000
47 Muskan Sethi India 62,000
48 Shun Suke Tsujii Japan 59,000
49 Yuhan Liu China 58,000

End of Day 1C – 65 players

Rank Player Flag Stack
1 Dong Kyu Kim Korea 805,000
2 Ngoc Anh Cao Vietnam 795,000
3 Ha Trung Nguyen Vietnam 646,000
4 Ta Son Tung Vietnam 630,000
5 Nang Quang Nguyen Vietnam 564,000
6 Minh ĐứC PhạM Vietnam 562,000
7 Gia Trung Nguyen Vietnam 519,000
8 Long Xuân Lê Vietnam 517,000
9 Nam HảI Hoàng Vietnam 480,000
10 Vamerdino Magsakay Philippines 465,000
11 TiếN MạNh NguyễN Vietnam 447,000
12 Anh TuấN NguyễN Vietnam 399,000
13 Julian Warhurst Australia 398,000
14 Tiger Ong Malaysia 398,000
15 Lim Sangbeom S.Korea 380,000
16 Anthony Ung Singapore 363,000
17 ThiệN ĐứC Bùi Vietnam 334,000
18 Bae Sung Yoon S.Korea 316,000
19 Tân Văn ĐồNg Vietnam 281,000
20 Lin Chih Hsien Taiwan 279,000
21 Nikhil Kedia India 275,000
22 Huyen Nguyen Vietnam 272,000
23 CườNg  Hùng Phan Vietnam 268,000
24 TuấN ĐứC Minh NguyễN Vietnam 255,000
25 Jack Ung United States 252,000
26 Jun Yeob Song S.Korea 248,000
27 Phúc  Văn TrầN Vietnam 233,000
28 Roman Brar Canada 231,000
29 Martin Lee Uk 222,000
30 HiếU Quang NguyễN Vietnam 216,000
31 Hà ThiệN Vietnam 205,000
32 Tùng TuấN Vietnam 205,000
33 Huy Pham Vietnam 197,000
34 Dennis Ng Hong Kong 180,000
35 Vương Công Lê Vietnam 171,000
36 Warren Bridgewater Melbourne 163,000
37 Hà HảI TrầN Vietnam 160,000
38 Kevin Lee New Zealand 143,000
39 Abhishek Jalan India 138,000
40 Tsang Chak Lam Hong Kong 136,000
41 Philip Nguyen Australia 128,000
42 Jaesung Lee S.Korea 122,000
43 Bao An Vietnam 121,000
44 Trí  Đình TrầN Vietnam 116,000
45 Evgenii Katymaev Russia 102,000
46 HuỳNh NgọC CườNg Vietnam 96,000
47 Liu Wei Chen Taiwan 92,000
48 Hieu Lavita Vietnam 91,000
49 Romain Morvan France 90,000
50 Sang Nguyen Vietnam 90,000
51 Romit Advani India 88,000
52 Sho Tanihara Japan 79,000
53 Lin Hao Hongkong 74,000
54 Hoa Nguyen Vietnam 73,000
55 Tan Luan Le Vietnam 72,000
56 Dastan Yespolov Kazakhstan 70,000
57 ViệT Văn NguyễN Vietnam 64,000
58 Hung Tuan Nguyen Vietnam 61,000
59 Wangzi Kang China 59,000
60 Bien Mai Vietnam 54,000
61 Do Van Nhut Vietnam 53,000
62 Bin Chiat Tay Singapore 47,000
63 Lâm Bá  NguyễN Vietnam 42,000
64 Yosuke Motoki Japan 41,000
65 Trung Manh Nguyen Vietnam 36,000

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Billionaire Club High Stakes Challenge – Updates

Billionaire Club High Stakes

Buy in: VN₫ 210,000,000 (~US$ 8,955)
Entries: 35 (27 unique, 8 re-etnry)
Prize pool: VN₫ 6,790,000,000 (~US$ 289,305)
ITM: 6 places

Place Player Flag Payouts in VN₫
1 Trung Toan Chan Vietnam 2,415,000,000
2 Anton Lu Australia 1,610,000,000
3 Thanh Tien Dinh Vietnam 1,070,000,000
4 Huy Quang Nguyen Vietnam 745,000,000
5 Anh Duy Pham Vietnam 540,000,000
6 Joshua McCully Australia 410,000,000

Trung Toan Chan wins the Billionaire Club High Stakes Challenge!

IMG 3230

After 15+ hours of play, Vietnam’s Trung Toan Chan clinches the Billionaire Club High Stakes Challenge, defeating Anton Lu at heads up. This was his first ever high roller title and despite long grind, the new champ said,

Ï am really happy. It was very tough and I am very tired by I am very happy. This was my first win in this event. My first high roller. It gives me so much confidence.”

Chan earned a career high payout of VN₫ 2,415,000,000 (~US$ 102,900) and a trophy to forever commemorate the moment.


03:10: Anton Lu eliminated in 2nd place – VN₫1,610,000,000
Level 16: 50,000-100,000 ante 100,000

Screenshot 2023 05 20 041850

Just ten minutes after the fall of Dinh in 3rd place, the final hand of the event was tabled. Action opened with a 225,0000 raise by Anton Lu, called by Toan Chan. At the flop 3s7hKd Chan check, Lu c-bet 175,000, Chan called again. On the turn Jd more chips go in the pot with a large 600,000 bet by Lu and Chan switching up to make it 1,400,000. Lu tanks then shoves, Chan quickly calls.

Lu Jc3h
Chan Kh7d

Both players paired both of their holecards, Chan with the higher two pair. The river 10d was the end for Lu in 2nd place.


03:00: Thanh Tien Dinh eliminated in 3rd place – VN₫ 1,070,000,000 (~US$ 45,590)
Level 16: 50,000-100,000 ante 100,000

Screenshot 2023 05 20 035336

Thanh Tien Dinh all in with Jd10h and falls to Anton Lu’s Ah4h on a board Qd2c5d6hAc. He picked up 3rd place cash of VN₫ 1,070,000,000 (~US$ 45,590) and points to increase his lead in the WPT Player of the Festival race. This was Dinh’s third final table cash of the series.


02:25: Huy Quang Nguyen eliminated in 4th place – VN₫ 745,000,000 (~U$ 31,740)
Level 16: 40,000-80,000 ante 40,000

Screenshot 2023 05 20 030418

Huy Quang Nguyen goes all in with KsKd and Toan Chan calls with AcQc. The board favors the drawing hand as it fans out As4d9sAd3h for trips to Chan. Nguyen is eliminated in 4th place.


01:55: Anh Duy Pham eliminated in 5th place – VN₫ 540,000,000 (~US$ 23,000)
Level 18: 30,000-60,000 ante 60,000

Screenshot 2023 05 20 021612
Anh Duy Pham

Anh Duy Pham tumbled out in 5th place with AsQd running into Huy Quang Nguyen’s AhAc. The board was 10h2h4h9sJs. Pham earned VN₫ 540,000,000 (~US$ 23,000). 


01:45: Joshua McCully eliminated in 6th place – VN₫ 410,000,000 (~US$ 17,470)
Level 18: 30,000-60,000 ante 60,000

Screenshot 2023 05 20 020707
Joshua McCully

It took nearly an hour for the next player to bust and collect the first cash of the tournament. The 6th place casualty was Joshua McCully who was down to 6 bb when he risked his tournament life with Kh10d. McCully faced Anh Duy Pham’s better cards AhQc. The board ran Qh2h3s further improving Pham, the turn 3h and river 10s completed the board. After the count, McCully was ahead by 5000. He tossed it in on the next hand and was eliminated.


00:50: Bubble bursts: Trung Quang Nguyen eliminated
Level 26: 20,000-40,000 ante 40,000

Screenshot 2023 05 20 010838
Jianhui Zhuo

During the bubble round, Trung Quang Nguyen found himself in tough spot with 10h10d three-bet shoved by Anton Lu for nearly all of his chips. Unable to resist, Nguyen called and was dominated by Lu’s JhJd. The board ran Jc6h5d3h8h for a double up to Lu. Nguyen barely a small blind and busted on the next hand.


Final 9 players of the BILLIONAIRE CLUB High Stakes Challenge
Level 13: 10,000-20,000 ante 20,000

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2WCm9gWdsDM

By Stack Size

Seat Player Flag Stack
2 Joshua McCully Vietnam 1,555,000
3 Anton Lu Australia 1,080,000
5 Luu Danh Tuan Vietnam 955,000
4 Toan Chan Vietnam 890,000
1 Huy Quang Nguyen Vietnam 800,000
9 Trung Quang Nguyen Vietnam 580,000
6 Thanh Tien Dinh Vietnam 540,000
8 Anh Duy Pham Vietnam 385,000
7 Hao Manh Nguyen Vietnam 190,000

By Seat

Seat Player Flag Stack
1 Huy Quang Nguyen Vietnam 800,000
2 Joshua McCully Vietnam 1,555,000
3 Anton Lu Australia 1,080,000
4 Toan Chan Vietnam 890,000
5 Luu Danh Tuan Vietnam 955,000
6 Thanh Tien Dinh Vietnam 540,000
7 Hao Manh Nguyen Vietnam 190,000
8 Anh Duy Pham Vietnam 385,000
9 Trung Quang Nguyen Vietnam 580,000

Remaining payouts

Place Payouts in VN₫
1 2,415,000,000
2 1,610,000,000
3 1,070,000,000
4 745,000,000
5 540,000,000
6 410,000,000

Chips in play: 7,000,000


21:40: Joshua McCully rails Huu Dung
Level 13: 10,000-20,000 ante 20,000

All in preflop, Joshua McCully ahead with AcKh, at risk player Huu Dung Nguyen with AsQs. The board runs 3hAd9d3c9c to knock out Nguyen.

Joshua McCully – 1,550,000


21:20: Joshua McCully rails Tran, 10 players remaining
Level 13: 10,000-20,000 ante 20,000

Joshua McCully and Quang Van Tran have butt heads numerous times and this time was to be the last with the Aussie knocking him out. Tran was all in with 8h8c and was in a race against McCully’s Ah[qd}. With the board running 5hKh9hAc9d, McCully shipped it.

Joshua McCully – 1,400,000


21:10: Luu Anh Tuan’s snowmen hold
Level 12: 10,000-15,000 ante 15,000

IMG 3161

Luu Anh Tuan is all in with 8c8d and is flipping against Huy Quang Nguyen’s Ac9c With the board running 7sJh5cJd7h, snowmen hold for a double up.

Luu Danh Tuan – 575,000|
Huy Quang Nguyen – 630,000


21:00: Joshua McCully pushes Tran again
Level 12: 10,000-15,000 ante 15,000

IMG 3149

Catching the action only on the river with a massive pot of around 750,000 in the middle and a board 3h6dKhJs5d, Joshua McCully shoves his remaining 280,000 which covers Quang Van Tran’s 180,000 stack behind. Tran tanks using up his last two time banks then mucks.

Joshua McCully – 1,030,000


20:45: Australians double up 
Level 12: 10,000-15,000 ante 15,000

In back to back hands, Anton Lu doubles up then Joshua McCully immediately after. Lu was doubled through Nang Quang Nguyen with Ah6d spiking the ace to survive against 8c8s.

McCully three-bet jammed with 2h2s, initial raiser Quang Van Tran called with AcQd, the board ran 4d4c6d3cKc for ducks to hold.

Anton Lu – 775,000
Nang Quang Nguyen – 150,000
Joshua McCully 670,000
Quang Van Tran – 240,000


20:30: Chu Anh shows the straight
Level 12: 10,000-15,000 ante 15,000

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A pot of 140,000 and a board showing 10cKdQcAh Chu Anh shoves, Huu Dung Nguyen folds while showing Kc4c. Anh has better Js9s straight.

Chu Anh 900,000
Huu Dung Nguyen – 450,000


20:20: Break time, chip counts, 12 players remaining
Level 12: 10,000-15,000 ante 15,000

Table 26
Chu Anh – 750,000
Huy Quang Nguyen – 555,000
Trung Quang Nguyen – 800,000
Luu Danh Tuan – 555,000
Huu Dung Nguyen – 390,000
Dinh Tien Thanh – 445,000

Table 29
Toan Chan – 1,217,000
Quang Van Tran – 518,000
Anton Lu – 295,000
Joshua McCully – 400,000
Nang Quang Nguyen – 570,000
Hao Manh Nguyen – 390,000


20:10: Cooler sends Jin Woo Kim out of the running
Level 11: 6,000-12,000 ante 12,000

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Jin Woo Kim

All in preflop, Jin Woo Kim has KcKs and Chu Anh dominates both in stack and with AhAd. No help comes for Kim on a board QhJd7dJh4d.

Chu Anh – 860,000


20:00: Lucky double up for Joshua McCully
Level 11: 6,000-12,000 ante 12,000

Another all in preflop with Joshua McCully holding AhJh and needs to improve against Toan Chan’s JsJd. The window card is an ace as the board completes AsKc9s2dQc for a double up.

Josh McCully – 500,000
Toan Chan – 1,000,000


19:50: Anton Lu doubles through Nguyen
Level 11: 6,000-12,000 ante 12,000

All in preflop, Anton Lu with Ah10s dominating Hao Manh Nguyen’s Ac8s. The board runs 10d10c3d6d5s for a double up.

Anton Lu – 238,000
Hao Manh Nguyen – 490,000


19:40: Toan Chan breaks past a mil with winning flush
Level 11: 6,000-12,000 ante 12,000

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Toan Chan

Big pot of 146,000 and a turn board Kh4h10d5h, button Toan Chan bets 50,000 and cutoff Hao Manh Nguyen check-calls. On the river 2d, same action with Chan betting a larger 150,000, Nguyen calls. Chan opens 10h9h flush, Nguyen mucks.

Toan Chan – 1,200,000
Hao Manh Nguyen – 573,000


 19:30: Huu Dung Nguyen finds the river 
Level 11: 6,000-12,000 ante 12,000

With 60,000 brewed preflop, three players check a flop 3d10hJh. On the turn 6d, big blind Huu Dung Nguyen takes a stab with a 25,000 bet, Chu Anh folds, button Bert Perry calls. Both players check the river Qh. Nguyen has KdQd and Perry mucks.

Huu Dung Nguyen – 470,000
Bert Perry – 195,000


19:25: Quang Van Tran cracks Yeh’s aces, 14 players remaining
Level 10: 5000-10,000 ante 10,000

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Quang Van Tran

On a flop 8c8s8c with 70,000 in the pot, button Quang Van Tran had 45,000 out front and hijack Yeh Hung Wei shoved his remaining 139,000 stack. Tran tanked using up two time banks then reluctantly called. Upon seeing Yeh’s AdAh, he seemed even more disappointed. The turn 4s changed nothing but on the river 9d, Tran improved to a full house to happily ship it as Yeh walked away in disbelief.

Quang Van Tran – 600,000


19:15: Nang Quang Nguyen cleans out Wu, 16 players remaining
Level 10: 5000-10,000 ante 10,000

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Nang Quang Nguyen

Nang Quang Nguyen calls Jun Hao Wu‘s all in and it is a flip. Nguyen with KdQh, Wu with JcJd. A queen shows up in the window Qc9h6s7c9h and holds to clean out Wu.

Nang Quang Nguyen – 770,000


19:10: Sang Nguyen falls to Chan
Level 10: 5000-10,000 ante 10,000

From the button Sang Nguyen is all in with AsQc and small blind Toan Chan sends him packing with 10s9c on a dry board,


18:50: Huy Quang Nguyen sends one plunging and out, 17 players remaining
Level 9: 4000-8000 ante 8000

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Huy Quang Nguyen

All in on a board 10h6c7c3c6s, Huy Quang Nguyen’s KcJc flush denies a player’s 8s9s straight. After the hand, Nang Quang Nguyen proceeded to rail the short stack with Kd9s over 6c7c on a board Ac6s9cQd5d.

Huy Quang Nguyen – 450,000
Nang Quang Nguyen – 550,000


18:35: Nang Quang Nguyen and Trung Quang Nguyen ship it; 18 remaining
Level 9: 4000-8000 ante 8000

Trung Quang Nguyen rails one with AsKc dominating AcQc throughout the board 4cJc2hJhAh.

Trung Quang Nguyen – 530,000

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Luke Martinelli

Luke Martinelli all in with 9s9d and is flipping against Nang Quang Nguyen’s Kc10d. With the board running 3d6dKsJh2s, Martinelli goes bust for the second time.

A few hands later, Quang also sent Shardul packing with KdKs dominating Jd3d.

Nang Quang Nguyen – 480,000


18:20: Registration closes at 35 entries
Level 9: 4000-8000 ante 8000

That’s it! Registration for the Billionaire Club High Stakes Challenge is closed. 27 unique players plus 8 re-entries for 35 entries total. We will post the prize pool and payouts shortly. Here are the top 3 in chips.

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Hao Manh Nguyen

Hao Manh Nguyen – 790,000
Anton Lu – 650,000
Toan Chan – 630,000


17:50: Huu Dung Nguyen scores four-way all in; two go bust
Level 8: 3000-6000 ante 6000

IMG 3056 Crazy action at one of the tables with four players all in.

Minh A Nguyen 3c3h
Luke Martinelli QsQc
Huu Dung Nguyen AdKd
Trung Quang Nguyen 7d7s

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The board runs 8s6h8dAh8h, Perry says he had pocket Sixes but since he didn’t join the shovefest, Huu Dung shipped it while sending Martinelli and Minh out in the process.

Huu Dung Nguyen – 550,000


17:40: Bert Perry wins the pot
Level 8: 3000-6000 ante 6000

From utg Huu Dung Nguyen raises to 12,000, button Trung Quang Nguyen calls, small blind Bert Perry three-bets to Kc10c, initial raiser Huu calls, Quang folds. With the board running 10hQc2d4d5d, both check it. Perry opens Kc10c, Huu mucks.

Bert Perry – 605,000


17:35: Shorty Warhurst goes bust
Level 7: 3000-5000 ante 5000

Julian Warhurst down to his last 30,000 and risks it with 8d7d, Yeh Hung Wei calls with 4c4s. Best scenario for Warhurst to be flipping, however the board runs 3h10dAs2cKd for Yeh to ship it.

Yeh Hung Wei – 340,000


17:20: Chu Anh is not bluffing
Level 7: 3000-5000 ante 5000

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Chu Anh

From under the gun+1, Luke Martinelli raises to 12,000, button Chu Anh and small blind Trung Quang Nguyen call to see a flop Ks3cQs. Action is checked to Anh who sends out a 20,000 bet, Nguyen folds, Martinelli calls. On the turn 7h, Martinelli checks again, Anh quickly shoves his remaining 125,000. Martinelli folds. Players at the table urge Anh to show his bluff, Anh opens AhKd top pair. He is back to starting stack.

Chu Anh – 211,000


17:10: Toan Chan and Anton Lu with biggest stacks
Level 7: 3000-5000 ante 5000

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Toan Chan

The BCHS Challenge is now up to 29 entries. Two players with biggest stacks are Toan Chan with 690,000 and Anton Lu with 680,000.


16:30: Chu Anh and Huy Quang Nguyen join the action
Level 6: 2000-4000 ante 4000

A couple of well known Vietnamese high rollers have ponied up – Chu Anh and Huy Quang Nguyen. Both players are highly decorated with numerous wins on local and international tours visiting their home turf.


15:30: 19 entries at the BCHS Challenge
Level 5: 1500-3000 ante 3000

The event has picked up more players with 17 seated and 19 entries at this time. Among the new arrivals were Anton Lu, Joshua McCully, Luke Martinelli, Julian Warhurst, Huu Dung Nguyen, Minh Nguyen, and Sang Nguyen. Registration is open until 6pm.


14:10: More arrivals 
Level 3: 1000-2000 ante 2000

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More players have pulled up seats with the newest ones Shardul Parthasarathi, Huang Ling, Yeh Hung Wei, and WPTDS India Main Event champion Ashish Munot.


13:20: John Perry joins in
Level 2: 1000-1500 ante 1500

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John Perry

As soon as Mueller packed up, the empty seat was quickly filled by Australia’s John Perry. Perry has experienced plenty of success in this poker room and hopes it continues at this festival.


13:10: Trung Quang Nguyen rails Mueller
Level 1: 500-1000 ante 1000

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Sebastian Mueller and Trung Quang Nguyen

Minutes away from the end of the first round and already a bust out. According to the TD, Sebastian Mueller had pocket Kings and ran into Trung Quang Nguyen’s pocket Aces. Nguyen is now chip leader with 480,000.


12:30: Cards in the air
Level 1: 500-1000 ante 1000

The WPT Prime Vietnam Billionaire Club High Stakes Challenge is underway here at Crown Poker Club in Hanoi! At this time, 5 players have coughed up the VN₫ 210,000,000 (~US$ 8,955). This gave them each a starting stack of 200,000. Registration is open until 6pm. Plenty of time for latecomers to pull up a seat. This is a one day event. 

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Jin Woo Kim

Players at the table are Jin Woo Kim, Luu Danh Tuan, Trung Quang Nguyen, Duc Anh, and Sebastian  Mueller.


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WPT Opener – Chip Counts

Buy in: VN₫ 8,800,000 (~US$ 375)
Guarantee: VN₫ 2,000,000,000 (~US$ 85,280)
Entries: 510
Prize pool: VN₫ 3,957,600,000 (~US$ 168,750)
ITM: 65 players

Day 2 by Rank

Player Flag Stack
NgọC Anh Cao Vietnam 639,000
Lưu Danh TuấN Vietnam 638,000
Avneesh Munjai India 503,500
NguyễN Quang Minh Vietnam 430,000
NguyễN ĐứC KiềU Hưng Vietnam 347,000
Emmanuel Derecho Australia 341,000
Tran Van Phuc Vietnam 333,000
Mohii Bohra India 331,000
Oh Hao Chang China 321,000
MR LAK Vietnam 300,000
Nguyen Van Trung Vietnam 296,000
Nguyen Phuong Ngoc Vietnam 285,000
Pham Duy Tien Vietnam 270,500
Vũ ĐứC Trung Vietnam 259,000
Lex Taiwan 257,500
Dylan Foster Australia 256,000
PhạM HữU Hùng Vietnam 250,300
Kevin Kenny Australia 250,000
Minh Tien Vietnam 242,000
Tuan Tien Hai Vietnam 239,000
NguyễN TrọNg ViệT Vietnam 234,500
Huu Dung Nguyen Vietnam 222,500
Vu Thai Bao Vietnam 219,000
Huynh Ngoc Cuong Vietnam 218,000
Ngoc Ha Nguyen Vietnam 213,000
Nguyen MạNh TrườNg Vietnam 209,000
Yeh Hung Wei Taiwan 198,500
Vũ Tá NhấT Vietnam 198,000
NguyễN MạNh Hưng Vietnam 195,000
Jackie Vietnam 184,000
Marc Inizan France 178,500
NguyễN Thanh Hùng Vietnam 176,500
PhạM Duy Khánh Vietnam 169,000
Do Quang Thuy Vietnam 168,000
Konstantin Generalov Russia 167,200
Lê Sơn Vietnam 167,000
Candy PhạM Vietnam 161,000
NguyễN Văn Phương Vietnam 156,000
Hansol Lee Korea 154,000
Hanna Azimai Australia 153,000
Hoàng Văn HảI Vietnam 146,000
TốNg Xuân HiềN Vietnam 136,000
Dinh Duc Linh Vietnam 130,000
NguyễN TrọNg Nghĩa Vietnam 121,000
Thien Vietnam 119,000
Koh Chang Soo Korea 118,000
Kevin Lee New Zealand 114,000
Sơn Hoàng Vietnam 112,000
Nguyen Duc Hoa Vietnam 112,000
Vũ ĐứC TớI Vietnam 106,000
Jun Rong Zhao Australia 102,000
Boxing Vietnam 96,000
Yun Jung Sup South Korea 94,500
Nguyen Pham Thay Vietnam 92,000
NguyễN Văn Phú Vietnam 79,000
PhạM HữU Sơn Vietnam 78,000
Evgenii Nekrasov Russia 75,000
Vu Minh Tran Vietnam 70,000
TuấN Tùng Vietnam 64,000
Lok Ching Li Australia 63,000
Jerry Wang China 62,000
Hui Tomy 61,000
NguyễN MạNh CườNg Vietnam 47,000
Quang Vũ Vietnam 44,500
Mike Wilklow USA 36,000

Day 2 Seat Draw

Lê Sơn Vietnam 167,000 3-8
Boxing Vietnam 96,000 3-2
Huu Dung Nguyen Vietnam 222,500 3-5
Kevin Lee New Zealand 114,000 3-3
TuấN Tùng Vietnam 64,000 3-9
Quang Vũ Vietnam 44,500 3-1
Mike Wilkow USA 36,000 3-4
Ngoc Ha Nguyen Vietnam 213,000 3-6
NgọC Anh Cao Vietnam 639,000 3-7
Mr Lak Vietnam 301,000 4-6
Oh Hao Chang China 321,000 4-4
PhạM Duy Khánh Vietnam 169,000 4-8
Vũ Tá NhấT Vietnam 198,000 4-3
Jun Rong Zhao Australia 102,000 4-1
NguyễN TrọNg ViệT Vietnam 234,500 4-5
Yeh Hung Wei Taiwan 198,500 4-7
Hieu Tony Vietnam 61,000 4-2
NguyễN Văn Trung Vietnam 296,000 5-5
NguyễN MạNh TrườNg Vietnam 209,000 5-6
NguyễN Văn Phương Vietnam 156,000 5-7
Vũ ĐứC TớI Vietnam 106,000 5-8
Avneesh Munjai Vietnam 503,500 5-4
Koh Chang Soo Korea 118,000 5-2
Sơn Hoàng Vietnam 112,000 5-3
Yun Jung Sup South Korea 94,500 5-1
Nguyen Phuong Ngoc Vietnam 285,000 6-6
Vũ ĐứC Trung Vietnam 259,000 6-8
NguyễN MạNh Hưng Vietnam 195,000 6-7
Hanna Azimai Australia 153,000 6-1
Vu Minh Tra Vietnam 70,000 6-5
NguyễN ĐứC KiềU Hưng Vietnam 347,000 6-4
Hoàng Văn HảI Vietnam 146,000 6-2
NguyễN PhạM ThắNg Vietnam 92,000 6-3
Minh TiếN Vietnam 242,000 7-7
Emmanuel Derecho Australia 341,000 7-4
Candy PhạM Vietnam 161,000 7-6
TốNg Xuân HiềN Vietnam 136,000 7-2
Jerry Wang China 62,000 7-3
Pham Duy Tien Vietnam 270,500 7-1
PhạM Hưu Hùng Vietnam 250,300 7-8
NguyễN ĐứC Hòa Vietnam 112,000 7-5
Tuan Tien Hai Vietnam 239,000 8-3
Mohii Bohra India 331,000 8-6
TrầN Văn Khúc Vietnam 333,000 8-8
NguyễN TrọNg Nghĩa Vietnam 121,000 8-4
PhạM HữU Sơn Vietnam 78,000 8-1
Lex Taiwan 257,500 8-5
NguyễN Thanh Hùng Vietnam 176,500 8-7
ThiệU Vietnam 119,000 8-2
HuỳNh NgọC CườNg Vietnam 218,000 9-4
Lưu Danh TuấN Vietnam 638,000 9-2
Lok Ching Li Australia 63,000 0-7
Kevin Kenny Australia 250,000 9-3
Konstantin Generalov Russia 167,200 9-1
Evgenii Nekrasov Russia 75,000 9-8
NguyễN MạNh CườNg Vietnam 47,000 9-5
Đinh ĐứC Linh Vietnam 130,000 9-6
Vũ Thái BảO Vietnam 214,000 10-2
Dylan Foster Australia 256,000 10-3
Jackie Vietnam 184,000 10-1
Hansol Lee Korea 154,000 10-5
NguyễN Văn Phú Vietnam 79,000 10-4
NguyễN Quang Minh Vietnam 430,000 10-6
Marc Inizan France 178,500 10-8
Đỗ Quang ThắNg Vietnam 168,000 10-7

WPT Opener – Final Day

India’s Avneesh Munjal wins the WPT Opener for maiden live title

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Avneesh Munjal

India’s Avneesh Munjal entered the final table as the last non-Vietnamese player vying for the WPT Opener title. On his pursuit of victory, he proceeded eliminate seven players to capture his maiden live title and the handsome VN₫ 770,000,000 (~US$ 32,280) top prize.

Standby for the recap or watch the recorded livestream just below.

Buy in: VN₫ 8,800,000 (~US$ 375)
Guarantee: VN₫ 2,000,000,000 (~US$ 85,280)
Entries: 510
Prize pool: VN₫ 3,957,600,000 (~US$ 168,750)
ITM: 65 players

Place Player Flag Payouts in VN₫
1 Avneesh Munjal India 770,000,000
2 Ta Nhat Vu Vietnam 540,000,000
3 Tuan Anh Nguyen Vietnam 345,000,000
4 Van Phuong Nguyen Vietnam 240,000,000
5 Thai Bao Vu Vietnam 185,000,000
6 Duy Tien Pham Vietnam 154,700,000
7 Phuong Ngoc Nguyen Vietnam 128,000,000
8 Quang Van Pham Vietnam 102,500,000
9 Ngoc Anh Cao Vietnam 77,000,000

Chips in play: 12,750,000


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8f8I_3YzWcA

 

Final Table by chip rank

Watch the race to the WPT Opener title via the livestream on Crown Poker Club fb page.

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Seat Player Stack BB
9 Vu Thai Bao 2,510,000 50
5 Avneesh Munjal 2,420,000 48
8 Nguyen Phuong Ngoc 1,850,000 37
1 NguyễN Văn Phương 1,645,000 33
4 Vu Ta Nhat 1,340,000 27
2 Nguyen Tuan Anh 960,000 19
6 Cao Ngoc Anh 845,000 17
3 Pham Quay Van 670,000 13
7 Pham Duy Tien 490,000 10

Payouts 10th – 65th

10 Thai Son Hoang Vietnam 64,000,000
11 Xuan Hien Tong Vietnam 64,000,000
12 Danh Tuan Luu Vietnam 64,000,000
13 Kevin Kenny Australia 51,000,000
14 Van Phu Nguyen Vietnam 51,000,000
15 Manh Hong Nguyen Vietnam 51,000,000
16 Quang Minh Nguyen Vietnam 42,800,000
17 Duc Thien Bui Vietnam 42,800,000
18 Jung Sup Yun Korea 42,800,000
19 Huu Hung Pham Vietnam 36,100,000
20 Marc Inizan UK 36,100,000
21 Son Le Vietnam 36,100,000
22 Mohit Bohra India 30,200,000
23 Manh Cuong Nguyen Vietnam 30,200,000
24 Konstantin Generalov Russia 30,200,000
25 Hansol Lee Korea 26,000,000
26 Duc Kieu Hung Nguyen Vietnam 26,000,000
27 Vu Duc Trung Vietnam 26,000,000
28 Van Hai Hoang Vietnam 22,200,000
29 Kevin Lee New Zealand 22,200,000
30 Van Phuc Tran Vietnam 22,200,000
31 Ou Hao Chang China 22,200,000
32 Pham Thang Nguyen Vietnam 22,200,000
33 Emmanuel Derecho Australia 22,200,000
34 Vu Dinh Quang Vietnam 22,200,000
35 Manh Truong Nguyen Vietnam 22,200,000
36 Luu Danh Tuan Vietnam 22,200,000
37 Trong Nghia Nguyen Vietnam 19,000,000
38 Thanh Hung Nguyen Vietnam 19,000,000
39 Ngoc Ha Nguyen Vietnam 19,000,000
40 Quyen Anh Dang Vietnam 19,000,000
41 Bao Tuan To Vietnam 19,000,000
42 Huu Son Pham Vietnam 19,000,000
43 Minh Tien Ngo Vietnam 19,000,000
44 Hekpacob Hekrasov Russia 19,000,000
45 Hanna Azimai Australia 19,000,000
46 Duc Toi Vu Vietnam 16,200,000
47 Duy Khanh Pham Vietnam 16,200,000
48 Dylan Wayne Foster Australia 16,200,000
49 Trong Viet Nguyen Vietnam 16,200,000
50 Cuoc Cong Dan Can Vietnam 16,200,000
51 Michael Wilklow USA 16,200,000
52 Ngoc Cuong Huynh Vietnam 16,200,000
53 Duc Linh Dinh Vietnam 16,200,000
54 Trung Van Nguyen Vietnam 16,200,000
55 Huu Dung Nguyen Vietnam 13,500,000
56 Ba Nghia Nguyen Vietnam 13,500,000
57 Hung Wei Yeh China 13,500,000
58 Duc Hao Nguyen Vietnam 13,500,000
59 Jun Rong Zhao Australia 13,500,000
60 Li Lok Ching Australia 13,500,000
61 Duc Hieu Nguyen Vietnam 13,500,000
62 Minh Tra Vu Vietnam 13,500,000
63 Anh Tuan Tran Vietnam 13,500,000
64 Zhiyu Wang China 13,500,000
65 Changsoo Koh Korea 13,500,000

17:10: Double elimination! Final 9 formed
Level 25: 25,000-50,000 ante 50,000

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Nguyen Phuong Ngoc

Three way all in preflop with Tong Xuan Hieu Ac7s, Hoang Thai Son AsJh, and big stacked Nguyen Phuong Ngoc with KcKs. The board runs 10s8cKh3h6s for a sweep.

Nguyen Phuong Ngoc – 1,800,000
Hoang Thai Son – eliminated in 10th place
Tong Xuan Hieu – eliminated in 11th place


16:50: Avneesh Munjal rails Luu
Level 25: 25,000-50,000 ante 50,000

Luu Danh Tuan is down to his last 200,000 and goes all in with 2h2c, he is called by Avneesh Munjal and Nguyen Tuan Anh. At the flop 10dQhAh, Munjal bets 225,000 which is enough to push out Nguyen who showed Jd10c for a heads up showdown. Munjal has QcQd, the turn 9c and river 5s is no help to Luu to bust in 12th place.

Avneesh Munjal – 2,520,000


16:35: Nguyen Tuan Anh claims a pot
Level 24: 20,000-40,000 ante 40,000

From utg, Nguyen Tuan Anh raises to 80,000 and finds two callers to see the flop KcJh5h. Big blind Quang Vu checks, Nguyen bets 100,000, no takers.


16:20: Vu Thai Bao cleans out Kenny
Level 24: 20,000-40,000 ante 40,000

Kevin Kenny is down to just over one big blind and puts it all in with Qh10s to battle with, Vu Thai Bao isolates and opens Ks2c. The board runs Jd2d5h3s7s, out goes Kenny in 13th place.


16:15: Avneesh Munjal vs NguyễN Văn Phương 
Level 24: 20,000-40,000 ante 40,000

From hijack NguyễN Văn Phương raises to 90,000, big blind Avneesh Munjal defends, the flop runs Jc3h5h. Both players check, the turn is Qc. Munjal leads out 120,000, Nguyen calls. On the river Kc, Munjal bets 150,000, Nguyen calls, then mucks to Munjal QhJh two pair.

Avneesh Munjal – 1,950,000
NguyễN Văn Phương – 1,280,000


16:05: Blinds up, 13 players
Level 24: 20,000-40,000 ante 40,000

Field is trimming down brining the final table much closer. Once the final 9 is reached they move to the RFID table. The race will be livestreamed on a 30-minute delay right here inside the poker room.


15:55: Another boat for Vũ Tá NhấT, rails Minh
Level 23: 15,000,30,000 ante 30,000

Catching the hand only when the cards open, Minh Quang Nguyen has Kc8c trips on a board 3h5sKdKh6s Vũ Tá NhấT has him beat with 5d5h full house. Nguyen is eliminated.

Vũ Tá NhấT – 2,060,000


15:45: Nguyen Tuan Anh rails one 
Level 23: 15,000,30,000 ante 30,000

Nguyen Tuan Anh’s small pair 5x5x holds against overcards AxJx to ship it and rise to 1,400,000.


15:35: Avneesh Munjal cracks Yun’s cowboys
Level 23: 15,000,30,000 ante 30,000

Under the gun raises to 65,000, utg+1  Jung Sup Yun three-bet shoves, two spots over Avneesh Munjal joins with a shove, initial raiser folds. Yun opens KhKd, Munjal AcKc, the board runs 7dJc2h10cQd for a straight to Munjal . He doubles up.

Avneesh Munjal – 740,000
Jung Sup Yun – 120,000


15:25: Hoang Thai Son makes a comeback, back over a mil
Level 23: 15,000,30,000 ante 30,000

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Son Tran

Hoang Thai Son was down to 11 bb but has staged a comeback and is now sitting with over a million. The biggest pot was against Nguyen Van Phu who had QxQx against Hoang’s AxJx. With Nguyen as the aggressor, laying a three-bet preflop, Hoang called then spiked the Ace on the flop. Nguyen c-bet then both checked the turn. On the river Jack, Hoang led out and Nguyen called.

Hoang Thai Son – 1,120,000
Nguyen Van Phu – 570,000


15:00: Hoang Thai Son plunges, Vũ Tá NhấT catapults to 1.7M
Level 22: 15,000-25,000 ante 25,000

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Vũ Tá NhấT

Two big stacks went at it resulting in Son Hoang plunging to 11 bb and Vũ Tá NhấT scoring a massive double up. Catching the hand on a turn board KhKd9c4d with 250,000 in the pot, cutoff Son Hoang bets 130,000, small blind Vũ check-raises to 270,000, Hoang tank-calls using up his last time bank. The river 5d, Vũ shoves, Hoang snap-calls, Vũ opens Kc9d full house, Hoang has Ks7s trips.

Vũ Tá NhấT – 1,700,000
Hoang Thai Son – 275,000


14:45: Yun Jung Sup spikes two outer to rail a Nguyen
Level 22: 15,000-25,000 ante 25,000

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Yun Jung Sup

All in preflop, Yun Jung Sup  behind JsJd against NguyễN MạNh CườNg’ QcQs however with a Jh on the river, Yun spikes the two-outer to ship it as NguyễN shakes his head and leaves.

Yun Jung Sup – 500,000


14:30: Break time, 25 remaining, big stack update
Level 22: 15,000-25,000 ante 25,000

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Nguyen Tuan Anh

Second break of the day, 25 players remaining. Here are the leaders:

Nguyen Tuan Anh – 1,000,000
Vũ Tá NhấT – 960,000
NguyễN Văn Phú – 920,000
NguyễN Văn Phương – 900,000
Lưu Danh TuấN – 875,000
Quang Van – 800,000
Nguyen Phuong Ngoc – 790,000


14:15: NguyễN Văn Phú rails Vũ ĐứC Trung
Level 21: 10,000-20,000 ante 20,000

All in preflop, Vũ ĐứC Trung behind in chips and in hand with 8c8h, NguyễN Văn Phú has KdKh, no help comes on the board for Vũ to pack up and leave.

NguyễN Văn Phú – 1,000,000


13:50: New level, 27 players remaining
Level 21: 10,000-20,000 ante 20,000

The WPT Opener is down to the final three tables with 27 remaining. NguyễN Văn Phương is chip leader with nearly a million.


13:45: NguyễN Văn Phương rises to the top
Level 20: 10,000-15,000 ante 15,000

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NguyễN Văn Phương

NguyễN Văn Phương scored two back to back pots to rise to nearly a million in chips. He is now the race leader with 30 players remaining. The first pot he won was double up through Avneesh Munjal. On a board showing 9d10s6s3c and nearly 200,000 weighing down the middle, Nguyen bet 90,000 and Munjai tanked then check-called. On the river 5d, Munjal checked again, Nguyen moved all in for 190,000, Munjal called and paid Nguyen’s 10c9s two pair. Munjal had Kh9h second pair.

Avneesh Munjal – 424,000

Next hand was all in preflop with AcKc dominating AhJh. Nguyen picked up another 200,000 to just about reach a million in chips.

NguyễN Văn Phương – 990,000


13:30: Manh Nguyen lucky river
Level 20: 10,000-15,000 ante 15,000

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Manh Nguyen

All in preflop, Manh Nguyen with KdQh is behind Ah9h when the flop runs 7h10d8c. His opponent gains more outs on the turn 2h, but with the river Qs, Nguyen dodges eliminations with a higher pair.


13:10: Premium hands, Kevin Kenny ships a three-way
Level 20: 10,000-15,000 ante 15,000

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Kevin Kenny

Three way jam, Kevin Kenny with AdQd and is up against Minh Quang Nguyen’s KcKs and a shorter stack’s AcQs. The board favors diamonds as it runs 5d6d3h8d3s. Kenny ships it as one ships out.

Kevin Kenny – 470,000


13:05: Blinds up, 35 remaining
Level 20: 10,000-15,000 ante 15,000

Blinds are up with 35 players remaining. No change up top with Lưu Danh TuấN leading with nearly 900,000.


13:00: Kevin Lee saved by the river to double through ThiệN
Level 19: 6000-12,000 ante 12,000

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