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WPT Vietnam 2019 Main Event : Live Updates

WPT Vietnam 2019 Main Event : Live Updates

 

Vincent Chauve wins the Main Event! 

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Vincent Chauve – Main Event champion

it’s all over! After five days of competitive poker, Vincent Chauve rose to the throne defeating Jeonggyu Cho at heads up to capture the WPT Vietnam Main Event title! He earned the VND 2,300,000,000, the trophy, and the lead in the WPT Asia Pacific Player of the Year race. Congratulations to Vincent Chauve!

We will have recap for you and a winner’s story so standby for that.


10:00PM: Jeonggyu Cho eliminated in 2nd place – VND 1,850,000,000
Level 33: Blinds 100K-200K ante 200K

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Jeonggyu Cho – Runner-up

Jeonggyu Cho did his best but in the end, he still could not take down the massive towers of Vincent Chauve. The closest he bridged the gap was 8M to 12M. However, Chauve went on a spree and began to create a big distance once again. The final hand of the tournament saw Cho raise to 500k, Chauve called. On the flop 8s6cJh, Chauve led for 500k, Cho raised to 1.5M, Chauve three-bet to 2.5M, Cho shoved, Chauve called.

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The last showdown

Cho 9h7h open ended straight draw
Chauve Js10c top pair

The turn Qh gave Cho more outs adding a flush draw in his quest for a double up. However, the river felted Kd which was of no help. Cho took second place and earned VND 1,850,000,000. This was considerably one of the most impressive runs today. Cho entered the final day at the bottom of the 14 player lineup. He had about 12bbs. He doubled up on the first hand and sailed on to reach the final table and heads up from there.


9:25PM: Reaching the river
Level 32: Blinds 75K-150K ante 150K

After several exchanges with hands only going as far as the turn, we finally got to see a couple of full boards. The first one saw a raise to 400 by Jeonggyu Cho, Vincent Chauve called. On the flop Ad7h7s, both checked. On the turn 3h, Chauve checked, Cho bet 700k, called by Chauve. The river Kd it was back to checking. Cho win it with Ac10h two pair over Chauve’s Qh3s lower two pair.

Two hands after, Cho limped from the button, Chauve raised to 450k, Cho called. On the flop 9d7d4s, both checked. On the turn 2s, Chauve checked, Cho bet 600k, it was called. The river 8s, both checked. Chauve had AsQc but Cho had better 10c2c pair.


9:10PM: Vincent Chauve raises with 7-2 off and wins
Level 32: Blinds 75K-150K ante 150K

Vincent Chauve raised to 325k, Jeonggyu Cho called. The flop Ks6c2h, check by Cho, bet by Chauve of 200k, called. On the turn Kd, same action with Cho check-calling a 450k bet. On the 9c river, it was checked by both. Cho JsQc air, Chauve scooped up the pot with 7s2c two pair.


9:00PM Jeonggyu Cho’s turn to stack up
Level 32: Blinds 75K-150K ante 150K

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Jeonggyu Cho

After Vincent Chauve picked up a series of decent sized pots, Jeonggyu Cho answered with his own succession of pots. The first one saw Chauve raise to 325k, Cho called. On the flop Ah4h6c, Cho check-raised Chauve’s 350k bet to make it 1.1M. Chauve folded.

Next win, Cho raised to 400k, Chauve called. The flop ran 5c4s6h, Chauve checked, Cho bet 800k and won it with no challenge.

The biggest pot Cho won in this series began with him raising to 300k, Chauve called, the flop landed 8d2h5c. Both players checked, and did the same on the 10h turn. The river Ks saw Chuave bet 400k, Cho raise to 900k, Chauve called. Cho won with Kc6d higher kicker over Chauve’s Kh3s.


8:45PM: Three good pots for Vincent Chauve 
Level 32: Blinds 75K-150K ante 150K

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Vincent Chauve

Vincent Chauve picked up three decent pots that were more than just picking up the blinds. On the first one, he raised to 325k, Jeonggyu Cho called. The flop 3h3d3s saw a check from Cho, a 200k bet from Chauve, called by Cho. On the turn 9h, Cho checked, Chauve sent out 450k, no call.

Next pot he was in button position again. He raised to 450k and Cho called. On the flop AsAdJd and 6h turn, both players checked. On the river 3h, Cho checked, Chauve slid out 200k, Cho called. Chauve showed 4s6s two pair, Cho mucked.

The third good pot Chauve limped from the button, Cho raised to 450k, Chauve three-bet to 1.1M, Cho folded.


8:40PM: Jeonggyu Cho gets aggressive
Level 32: Blinds 75K-150K ante 150K

Jeonggyu Cho took the second pot of heads up. He raised to 475k, Chauve called. On a flop Qd8d5s, Chauve checked, Cho shoved, no call by Chauve.


8:35PM: First pot to Vincent Chauve
Level 32: Blinds 75K-150K ante 150K

And they’re off! The final showdown to the title has begun! Vincent Chauve raised to 350k, Jeonggyu Cho called. On the flop 9sKh5c, Cho check-called a 300k bet. On the 3h turn, Cho checked, Chauve slid out 650k, this time Cho tapped out for Chauve to claim it. Chauve showed his Jh2d bluff. Cho down to 5.9M.


8:15PM: Heads up! Vincent Chauve vs Jeonggyu Cho
Level 32: Blinds 75K-150K ante 150K

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Vincent Chauve and Jeonggyu Cho

From 14 players down to the final two! Vincent Chauve and Jeonggyu Cho will compete for the title, the trophy, and the top spot in the WPT Asia Pacific Player of the Year race. Here’s how they match up:

Chauve 13,900.000
Cho 6,700,000

That’s pretty much 2:1 to Chauve. They will finish this round then the blinds will downshift to 30 mintue intervals instead of 60 minutes.

Good luck to the players! A new WPT Vietnam champions soon to be crowned!!


8:10PM: Tuan Pro out in 3rd place – VND 1,825,000,000
Level 32: Blinds 75K-150K ante 150K

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Tuan Pro

Six Vietnamese players made it to the final day. Tuan Pro brought in the largest stack of that pack. He managed to amass an even larger arsenal throughout the day to stay in the upper ranks. After the fall of Thien Phu in 5th place, Tuan was the last player defending home soil. However it would not be his championship to lift having fallen to Vincent Chauve.

The hand saw Tuan open for 300k on the small blind, Chauve defended on the big blind. At the flop AhAd6d, Tuan bet 425k, Chauve called. On the turn 9h, Tuan shoved, Chauve called putting Tuan at risk.

Tuan Kd5c bluff
Chauve Ac7h trips

Tuan was drawing dead. The river 8d was just formality. Tuan earned VND 1,825,000,000 for his strong finish.


8:00PM: Chip count update – 3 players remaining – Deal reached
Level 31: Blinds 75K-125K ante 125K

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Three-handed

Vincent Chauve 8,525,000
Jeonggyu Cho 6,175,000
Tuan Pro 5,900,000

Average stack: 6,860,000

Players reached a deal, each one is guaranteed the pay below:

Vincent Chauve – Thailand – VND 2,150,000,000
Jeonggyu Cho – Korea – VND 1,850,000,000
Tuan Pro – Vietnam – VND 1,825,000,000

They will play for an additional VND 150,000,000, the championship trophy, and 1500 points towards the WPT Asia Pacific Player of the Year race.


7:50PM: Jeonggyu Cho on the rise
Level 31: Blinds 75K-125K ante 125K

After doubling through fourth place finisher Jin Yong, Jeonggyu Cho has been on fire. He proceeded to win a couple of more pots, each against the leaders Vincent Chauve and Tuan Pro. The first one he defended his big blind from Tuan’s 250k raise. At the flop AhJh3s, Cho check-called a 275k bet. On the turn 8d, checked by both to bring on the river 2d. Cho slid out 250k, Tuan folded.

Against Chauve, Cho raised to 250k from the button, Chauve defended. At the flop 2c3d7d, Chauve initiated the betting with 275k, Cho called. On the turn 10d, Chauve bet 450k, Cho shoved, Chauve folded. Cho climbed to 6.8M.


7:45PM: Jin Yong settles for 4th place – VND 919,900,000
Level 31: Blinds 75K-125K ante 125K

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Jin Yong

Jin Yong entered the final day at the helm of the last 14 runners and despite being in fine shape to take it to the limit, he had to settle for a 4th place finish instead. After losing nearly all of his chips to Jeonggyu Cho, Yong managed to triple up however he needed much much more to get back in the game. He moved all in with Ad9s, Cho called with QdJs, the board ran JhAh6sQs10d for two pair to Cho. Yong earned VND 919,900,000 for his impressive run.


7:40PM: Jin Yong triples up!
Level 31: Blinds 75K-125K ante 125K

Having plummeted to 175k, Jin Yong was all in from utg and got two callers in the blinds. The board ran out JdQc10c6sKc with no side pot generated. Yong showed 10s9s straight, Tuan Pro 8c2d, and Vincent Chauve Js7s. Yong tripled up but still way way below par.


7:35PM: Jeonggyu Cho doubles up to 3.3M, Jin Yong plummets 
Level 31: Blinds 75K-125K ante 125K

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Jeonggyu Cho

Sb Jin Yong shoved his 1,775,000 stack, Jeonggyu Cho joined with 1.6M. Yong 10sQd, Cho 8h8c, the board ran 7s8s3hAsJd for a double up to Cho to 3.3M. Yong down to 175k.


7:30PM: Tuan wins two pots
Level 31: Blinds 75K-125K ante 125K

After writing about Vincent Chauve just crushing the table, it’s high time we write about someone else. Tuan Pro has picked up two pots to be newsworthy. In a battle of the blinds, Tuan raised to 375k preflop and Chauve called. On the flop AsAh5h, it was checked by both. On the Jh turn, Tuan fired 325k which was enough to win it with Chauve folding. Tuan up to 5.3M.

Next hand, Tuan was on the button. He raised to 325k, Chauve called from the small blind. At the flop 9dJdQc, turn 3h, and river 6s Chauve check-called a 350k bet, a 550k bet, and a 500k bet. Tuan revealed his AdQs top pair, Chauve mucked.


7:25PM: Chip count update – 4 remaining
Level 31: Blinds 75K-125K ante 125K

Vincent Chauve 12M
Tuan Pro <5M
Jin Yong 1.8M
Jeonggyu Cho 1.8M


7:20PM: The rich get richer…. 
Level 31: Blinds 75K-125K ante 125K

Two more pots for Vincent Chauve. sb Tuan Pro limped, bb Chauve checked it. On the flop 2h5hKc, check Tuan, bet 225k Chauve, called by Tuan. The turn 5s, same action with Tuan check-calling a 250k bet. Then on the river 3c, Tuan was unable to call the 1.4M bet.

Next hand, button Tuan limped, sb Chauve limiped, JIn Yong checked. At the flop Jh7h10d, Chauve led for 250k, Yong folded, Tuan called. On the turn 7c, check-check. On the river 5c, Chauve checked, Tuan bet 250k, Chauve called. Tuan mucked. Chauve won the pot and showed his 10s8c hole cards.


7:10PM: Thien Phu packs up in 5th place – VND 703,140,000
Level 31: Blinds 75K-125K ante 125K

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Thien Phu

Thien Phu staged a good run but after falling in the red, he couldn’t find a way to get back in the black. His final hand saw Vincent Chauve raise to 275k from the button, Thien defended on the big blind. At the flop Ks2c4s, Thien check-called a 225k bet. On the 7h turn, it was checked by both. Then on the river 10s, Thien led for 400k, Chauve shoved. Thien tanked. He eventually tossed in the call putting his tournament life at risk. Chauve showed Js6s flush and shipped it. Thien held Kh6h top pair. Thien earned VND 703,140,000 for his deep run. With his departure, only Tuan Pro remains holding up the flag for the host country.

Chauve up to 10.6M which is over half the chips in play.


7:00PM Vincent Chauve continues to command
Level 31: Blinds 75K-125K ante 125K

Vincent Chauve’s stack is in command of the final table. He is well ahead of the competition and continues to ship it in. His recent win was a battle of the blinds against Tuan Pro. Tuan limped, Chauve raised to 425k, Tuan called. On the flop Jd6d2s, tuan checked, Chauve fired 325k, Tuan tank-folded.


6:50PM: Thien Phu jams twice, no callers
Level 31: Blinds 75K-125K ante 125K

Thien Phu shoved twice. No callers. He climbed to 2M. He will need to double up though just to reach average stack.


6:40PM: Chip counts
Level 30: Blinds 50K-100K ante 100K

Vincent Chauve 8.425M
Tuan Pro 6.5M
Jin Yong 2.75M
Thien Phu 1.475M
Jeonggyu Cho 1.45M

Average stack 4,116,000


6:25PM: Vincent Chauve starting to pull away
Level 30: Blinds 50K-100K ante 100K

Vincent Chauve has been winning a majority of the pots here at the final 5 and is into the 8M marker. Besides picking up numerous blinds and antes, two hands that padded him up more was against Tuan Pro and Jeonggyu Cho.

Tuan raised to 225k from the button, Chauve three-bet to 775k, Tuan folded. Next winning hand, Chauve raised to 225k from utg, sb Cho three-bet  to 650k, Chauve all in. Cho folded.


6:20PM: Vincent Chauve tanks Thien Phu
Level 30: Blinds 50K-100K ante 100K

Button Vincent Chauve raised to 250k, Thien Phu defended on the big blind. At the flop 9d3s5c, Phu checked, Chauve bet 250k, Phu called. On the turn Qs, check again by Phu, 400k lad out by Chauve, Phu tank-folded. Thien down to 1.9M.


6:15PM: Thien Phu claims two small ones
Level 30: Blinds 50K-100K ante 100K

With blinds going around fast, whoever wins the blinds and antes immediately picks up 250K. However, if a player loses his blinds, then that’s how much it will cost. For Thien Phu, the shortest stack on the table, he picked up a couple of b&a to bump him up to 2.1M. He won from the small blind after raising to 375k and Jeonggyu Cho folded. Next hand, he shoved on the button for 1.875M, and had no callers.


6:00PM: Vincent Chauve takes two
Level 30: Blinds 50K-100K ante 100K

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Vincent Chauve

Seems to be most of the action is a battle of the blinds. In this hand it was sb Tuan Pro limping in, bb Vincent Chauve raised to 325k, called by Tuan. On the flop Kh8c9c, Tuan checked, Chauve bet 500k, Tuan folded.

Two hands after, Chauve was on the button. He raised to 250k, sb Jin Yong three-bet to 575k, Chauve called. The flop 3h4dJc brought more to the pot with Yong firing 575 again and Chauve matching it up. On the turn Jd, Yong slowed down and checked, Chauve slid out 700k which was enough to win the pot with Yong folding.


5:45PM: Thien Phu drops a little
Level 30: Blinds 50K-100K ante 100K

Thien Phu is the shortest of the bunch and has been searching for spots to bring it up. However, with big stacks all around him, it ain’t easy pickins. Instead he lost a little to Jin Yong in this hand. In a battle of the blinds, Yong raised to 275k, Thien defended. On the flop 10hKh6s, Yong fired 325k, Thien folded. Thien down to 1.5M.


5:30PM: Chip count update
Level 29: Blinds 40K-80K ante 80K

Tuan Pro 6,875,000
Jin Yong 4,870,000
Vincent Chauve 4,495,000
Jeonggyu Cho 2,540,000
Thien Phu 1,795,000

Total chips in play: 20,580,000
Average stack: 4,116,000

Remaining payouts
1st VND 2,777,360,000
2nd VND 1,947,640,000
3rd VND 1,255,830,000
4th VND 919,900,000
5th VND 703,140,000


5:20PM: Kwok Chun Yip eliminated in 6th place – VND 561,150,000
Level 29: Blinds 40K-80K ante 80K

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Kwok Chun Yip

Kwok Chun Yip has just been dealt his last hand here at the Main Event. He shoved his 680k stack, and Jin Yong made the call. Yip AhQc, Yong QhQs, the board ran 9s2s5hQd2c for a full house to Yong. Yong climbed to 4.9M, Yip earned VND 561,150,000 for his deep run. 


5:10PM: Clement Guilleminot exits in 7th place – VND 464,780,000
Level 29: Blinds 40K-80K ante 80K

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Clement Guilleminot

Another battle of the blinds… sb Clement Guilleminot raised to 200k and bb Tuan Pro defended. The flop ran As5sAc, Guilleminot c-bet 125k, Tuan called. On the turn Ah, Guilleminot sent out 250k and Tuan continued to call. The river 2d, Guilleminot all in for 700k, and Tuan snap-called. Guilleminot showed JdJh full house but Tuan had him way dominated with Ad7c quads. Tuan soars to 7M. Guilleminot pockets VND 464,780,000 for his deep finish.


5:00PM: Kwok Chun Yip takes it back from Guilleminot
Level 29: Blinds 40K-80K ante 80K

Having lost a big chunk of chips in the previous orbit, then losing a bit more on a hand against Vincent Chauve, sb Kwok Chun Yip went all in with 300k behind holding 5hKs. He was called by the bb player who he lost his chips to earlier, Clement Guilleminot with 5s9s. The board threw blanks for a double up to Yip to 680k.


4:40PM: Clement Guilleminot doubles up to 1.9M
Level 29: Blinds 40K-80K ante 80K

Sb Kwok Chun Yip shoved his 1.47M stack and the player beside him on the bb, Clement Guilleminot, did the same with his 915k stack. Yip Kh6h, Guilleminot QdQs, the board ran 9dQh2s2c4c for a dominating full house to Guilleminot and a double up to 1.9M.


4:25PM: Jeonggyu Cho jams the big stacks
Level 28: Blinds 30K-60K ante 60K

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Jeonggyu Cho

Jeonggyu Cho has a knack of getting in a pot with the big stacks. He engaged in a couple of heated pots that saw hjim jam on both to win it. The first hand Cho raised to 180 from mid spot and sb Vincent Chauve called. On the flop QdAd2c, Chauve checked, Cho bet 250k, and was called. On the turn 3c both players checked. On the river 2s, Chauve checked, Cho shoved, no call from Chauve.

Next altercation, Jin Yong raised to 165 from the button and bb Cho defended. On the flop 8h10s10c, Cho checked, Yong c-bet 195k, Cho called. On the turn Jc, Cho opted to lead out 375k, and Yong flatted. The river 7d, Cho wasted no time counting, he simply announced “all in”. Yong tanked then folded. Cho scooped it up to climb to 3.4M.


4:20PM: 7 players remaining 
Level 28: Blinds 30K-60K ante 60K

There are 7 players left. Average stack is 2,940,000. Estimated chip counts:

Tuan Pro 4.7M
Jin Yong 4.2M
Vincent Chauve 4.1M
Thien Phu 2.5M
Jeonggyu Cho 2.5M
Kwok Chun Yip 1.65M
Clement Guilleminot 1M


4:05PM: Long Lam eliminated in 8th place – VND 369,920,000
Level 28: Blinds 30K-60K ante 60K

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Long Lam

Long Lam has just bumped the rail here in 8th place. He moved all in from utg+1 and to his surprise, the three big stacks called – button Tuan Pro, sb Vincent Chauve, and bb Jin Yong. The three players checked down the board 3d10d3s5d10h. Long had JcQs that completely missed. Chauve opened 4c4d, Yong AhQh, but the pot went to Tuan with 9s9d. Tuan now at 4.4M. Long earned VND 369,920,000 for his deep finish. 


3:55PM: Luong Anh Tuan railed in 9th place – VND 277,780.000
Level 28: Blinds 30K-60K ante 60K

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Luong Anh Tuan

The first elimination of the final table has been delivered with Jeonggyu Cho knocking out Luong Anh Tuan. The hand saw Cho raise to 120k from cutoff and bb Luong shoving his 445k stack. Cho called.

Cho Kc9h
Luong Ah7s

Though Cho was behind, the board favored him as it ran 2hJh6dKhKd. Luong took 9th place and earned VND 277,780.000 for his deep run. Cho climbed to 2.2M. 


3:50PM: Clement Guilleminot takes it on the river
Level 28: Blinds 30K-60K ante 60K

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Clement Guilleminot

Luong Anh Tuan raised to 120k from utg, bb Clement Guilleminot called. The flop ran 2hJs2d. Guilleminot checked to the aggressor Luong who c-bet 130k. Guilleminot called. On the turn 3h both checked and the river came 7c. Guilleminot switched and led out 200k, Luong folded. Guileminot goes up to 1.3M.


3:40PM: Thien Phu stops the leader
Level 28: Blinds 30K-60K ante 60K

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Thien Phu

Action folded to the button Vincent Chauve, he raised to 120k, bb Thien Phu defended. On the flop 4c2s7s, both players checked. On the turn 8h, Thien bet 155k, Chuave raised to 415k, Thien three-bet to 1.415M, Chauve folded. Thien now at 2.6M.


3:30PM: Vincent Chauve rises to 5.2M
Level 28: Blinds 30K-60K ante 60K

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Vincent Chauve

After winning a pot against Jeonggyu Cho, Vincent Chauve proceeded to pick up the next one to drive his stack to 5.2M. The hand began with hijack Clement Guilleminot raising to 105k, sb Chauve called, bb Jin Yong three-bet to 280k, Guilleminot folded, Chauve called. At the flop 10h5c3s, both checked and the dealer laid the turn 5h. Chauve bet 275k, Yong check-folded.


3:25PM: Vincent Chauve calls Cho’s bluff
Level 27: Blinds 25K-50K ante 50K

Jeonggyu Cho raised to 150k, bb Vincent Chauve defended. When the flop spread 8d9h10s, no bets and the turn came 3s. Chauve bet 170k, Cho raised to 350k, Chauve called. On the river Kh, Chauve checked it to Cho who bet 500k, Chuave called. Cho had QsAh bluff Chauve won it with Kc9d pair. Chauve climbed to 4.8M, Cho down to 1.8M.


3:15PM: Jin Yong picks up opening pot
Level 27: Blinds 25K-50K ante 50K

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Jin Yong

Immediate action at the final table with Jin Yong claiming the first pot. He opened to 130k and was joined to the flop 6cAs7s by three callers. After two checks, Long Lam bet 150k, only Yong called. On the turn 2d and river Kc, no more bets laid out. Yong showed Ad9d, Long mucked. Yong takes the lead with 4.7M.


2:25PM: Final table chip counts
Level 27: Blinds 25K-50K ante 50K

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Final Table

Players are on a break until the final table is set up. 9 players remain.

Total chips in play: 20,580,000
Average stack: 2,286,667
Blinds: 25K-50K ante 50K

Vincent Chauve 3,750,000
Jin Yong 3,695,000
Tuan Pro 3,105,000
Jeonggyu Cho 2,950,000
Thien Phu 2,070,000
Kwok Chun Yip 1,955,000
Clement Guilleminot 1,080,000
Luong Anh Tuan 880,000
Long Lam 800,000


2:20PM: Norbert Koh exits in 10th place – VND 230,350,000
Level 27: Blinds 25K-50K ante 50K

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Norbert Koh

Norbert Koh will not be joining at the final table having just been railed in 10th place by Jeonggyu Cho. The hand saw Vincent Chauve open for 110k, sb Koh jammed his 1.2M stack, bb Cho immediately joined in with 1.5M, and Chauve opted to get out of the way.

Koh KhQc
Cho AhKc

The board 6d5s4s10h4d didn’t improve Koh. He earned VND 230,350,000 for his deep run. Cho up to 3M. 


2:10PM: Pham Quoc Anh out in 11th place – VND 230,350,000
Level 27: Blinds 25K-50K ante 50K

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Pham Quoc Anh

Button Pham Quoc Anh shoved his very short stack of 245k, big stacked Tuan Pro called called. Pham Kc10d, Tuan KdJh, the board spread Js3dQh5dKs. Pham out in 11th place. He earned VND 230,350,000 for his finish.


2:05PM: Alok Birewar falls in 12th place – VND 230,350,000
Level 27: Blinds 25K-50K ante 50K

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Alok Birewar

Alok Birewar could not gain any momentum at the table and finally took a stand holding Ad3c. However, he couldn’t get past Tuan Pro’s 3d3s with the board running 8h7dKhKcQd. Birewar earned VND 230,350,000 for his 12th place finish. 


2:00PM: Jeonggyu Cho banks another double
Level 27: Blinds 25K-50K ante 50K

Button Norbert Koh shoved with Ac2c, sb Jeonggyu Cho shoved with JcJh, the board ran 4hAh9d for a higher pair to Koh, but with the turn Jh Cho retook the lead with a set. The river 9c sealed the win and double up for Cho. He now has 1.5M, Koh down to 1.3M.


1:45PM: Norbert Koh on the move
Level 27: Blinds 25K-50K ante 50K

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Norbert Koh

Norbert Koh is in action at the felt. He gt involved in four pots that saw his stack spike up and down to settle at 1.3M. The first hand he doubled up through Long Lam. Lam raised to 110k, called by Pham Quoc Anh, Koh shoved his 595k stack, Lam called, Pham folded. Koh held 10s10d, Long AcQh, the board bricked.

The second hand sent Koh’s stack down. He raised to 125k from button position and bb Pham defended. At the flop 4d8h4c, Pham checked, Koh bet 200k, Pham all in for 490k, Koh called. Pham 4s6s, Koh AsKd, the turn 4h was quads for Pham for a very happy double up to 1.2M.

Down to 785k, Koh shoved with 3d3h and faced Pham again who had nuts hole cards AdAc. Looking like a bust, the board had other plans as it ran 8h3c10s4dQs for a set to double up.

Next hand, Koh won a small pot against Tuan Pro. Tuan opened to 120k from the button, bb Koh called. On the flop Kc5s3d, Koh checked- Tuan c-bet 120k, Koh called. On the turn 8d and river 10d, no bets landed. Koh won with AcQc, ace high. Tuan mucked.


1:40PM: Raiden Kan out in 13th place – VND 184,280,000
Level 26: Blinds 20K-40K ante 40K

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Raiden Kan

Vincent Chauve has just claimed his second victim and it was Raiden Kan. Chauve raised to 110k, Kan three-bet to 310k  from the big blind, Chauve shoved, and Kan called for his tournament life. Chauve 10c10d, Kan KdJs, the cards came down 4h5s10h4sJd. Kan out in 13th place. He earned VND 184,280,000 for his deep run. Chauve rises to 3.6M. 


1:30PM: Thien Phu doubles up through Tuan
Level 26: Blinds 20K-40K ante 40K

ENZ 5915
Thien Phu

Action folded to the blinds, Tuan Pro raised to 120k, bb Thien Phu called. On the flop 9s6s5h, Tuan c-bet 175k, called by Thien. On the turn 10c, Tuan jammed his massive stack that well covered Thien. Thien gave it some thought then called. Tuan Ks4s draw, Thien 10h8h top pair, the river Qh was safe for Thien for a double up to 2.1M. Tuan down to 2.5M.

A bit of controversy during the hand. When Tuan shoved, a spectator was heard saying “call call!” Not sure if that affected Thien’s decision but it visibly upset Tuan.


1:25PM: Big stacks battle: Chauve vs Yong
Level 26: Blinds 20K-40K ante 40K

ENZ 6095
Vincent Chauve and Jin Yong

Vincent Chauve raised to 85k, Jin Yong three-bet to 230k Chauve called. On the flop AdAcQd, both players checked. On the Kh turn, Chauve checked again, Yong bet 300k, Chauve called. On the river 9c, Chauve again with the check, Yong fired 550k, Chauve tank-called. Yong showed QhQs full house. Chauve mucked. Yong rises to 4.1M, Chauve drops to 2.9M.


1:20PM: Tuan shoves out Norbert Koh
Level 26: Blinds 20K-40K ante 40K

Lojack Tuan Pro raised to 95k, button Norbert Koh called. On the flop Kc9s{6c|, Tuan c-bet 120k, Koh raised to 280k, Tuan called. On the turn 3c, more bets. Tuan checked, Koh fired 250k, Tuan shoved, Koh folded. Koh down to 610k, Tuan up to 3.5M.


1:15PM Raiden Kan wins a little off Jin Yong
Level 26: Blinds 20K-40K ante 40K

Raiden Kan raised to 85k and got one caller in Jin Yong from the small blind. At the flop 2s3h2d, Kan bet 85k and Yong check-called. On the turn 10h, both checked and the river came Jh. Kan sent ou 125k, Yong check-folded.


1:10PM: Nam Duong falls in 14th place – VND 184,280,000
Level 26: Blinds 20K-40K ante 40K

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Nam Duong

Nam Duong is the first casualty of the final day. He moved all in from utg with 650k, sb Vincent Chauve called. Duong AdKc, Chauve QdQh, the board ran dry for Duong to end his Main Event run in 14th place. He earned VND 184,280,000 for his finish. 

Chauve rises to the chip lead with 3.8M.


1:05PM: Vincent Chauve shows the bluff
Level 26: Blinds 20K-40K ante 40K

Utg Vincent Chauve raised to 85k, bb Luong Anh Tuan defended. The dealer spread 3s10h10s, Luong checked, Chauve c-bet 55k, Luong raised to 155k, Chauve called. On the 4d turn, Luong led for 180k, Chauve flatted. On the river 3d, Luong sent out 225k, Chauve jammed, Luong folded. Chauve showed his 9sJs bluff.


12:55PM: Long Lam shoves out Cho
Level 26: Blinds 20K-40K ante 40K

ENZ 5939
Long Lam

Action folded to the blinds, sb Jeonggyu Cho opened for 100k, bb Long Lam called. On the flop 9d6h5c, both checked. On the 2h turn, Cho c-bet 155k, Long called. On the river Kc, Cho checked, Long jammed his remaining 500k, Cho folded. Long up to 900k.


12:45PM: Tuan rises to 3M
Level 26: Blinds 20K-40K ante 40K

Norbert Koh raised to 105k, Pham Quoc Anh called from the button, sb Tuan Pro three-bet to 500k. Koh tank folded, Pham also folded. Tuan up to 3M.


12:40PM: Jeonggyu Cho shoves again
Level 26: Blinds 20K-40K ante 40K

After doubling up, Jeonggyu Cho three-bet shoved his 1.3M stack sending initial raiser Thien Phu tanking. Thien opted to fold and give up his 80k raise.


12:35PM: Clement Guilleminot next to get pumped
Level 26: Blinds 20K-40K ante 40K

ENZ 5949
Clement Guilleminot

Just after Jeonggyu Cho doubled up, the other table saw the second entering shortest stack Clement Guilleminot ship in his double up. Action folded to the small blind Guilleminot who shoved his 505k stack, bb Kwok Chun Yip called. Guilleminot 5d5h, Yip Kc8c, the board ran dry 9d3h6s3d6c. Guilleminot over 1M, Yip down to 2.3M.


12:30PM: Cards in the air! Jeonggyu Cho doubles up!
Level 26: Blinds 20K-40K ante 40K

ENZ 5945
Jeonggyu Cho

Just like that the runt of the bunch, Jeonggyu Cho doubled up! Utg Pham Quoc Anh opened for 150k, Cho shoved from the small blind. Pham called. Pham 10d10s, Cho KdQs, the board ran 5cAd9d9hQc for a higher pair spiked on the river to avoid the rail and double up to 1.3M. Pham down to 800k.


Race to the Main Event title!

The hunt for the Main Event title resumes! From what started as 686 entries is now down to the final 14 players. One of these players below will become the newest WPT champion and will pocket the VND 2,777360,000 (~US$119,734) first prize. 

Name Table Seat Country Name Chips
Jin Yong 18 7 Malaysia 3,255,000
Kwok Chun Yip 18 1 Hong Kong 2,840,000
Tuan PRO 19 6 Vietnam 2,570,000
Vincent Chauve 18 6 Thailand 2,335,000
Norbert Koh 19 9 Singapore 1,705,000
Pham Quoc Anh 19 4 Vietnam 1,330,000
Thien Phu 19 7 Vietnam 1,225,000
Luong Anh Tuan 18 5 Vietnam 1,125,000
Long Lann 19 3 Vietnam 940,000
Nguyen Nam Duong 18 8 Vietnam 730,000
Raiden Kan 18 3 Hong Kong 720,000
Alok Birewar 19 8 India 715,000
Guilleminot Clement 18 9 France 585,000
Jeonggyu Cho 19 2 Korea 500,000

Opening blinds: 20K-40K ante 40K
Level duration: 60 minutes
Level duration at heads up: reduced to 30 minutes
Total chips in play: 20,580,000
Average stack: 1,470,000

The Main Event generated the largest prize pool in Vietnam history. 686 entries contributed  VND 25M to boost the pot to a smashing  VND 15,105,034,000 (~US$651,454). Day 2 saw the money flow starting at 86 places. 

Somuchpoker will provide updates of the action throughout the day until a winner is declared so stick with us! Good luck to all the players!

Remaining payouts
1st VND 2,777,360,000
2nd VND 1,947,640,000
3rd VND 1,255,830,000
4th VND 919,900,000
5th VND 703,140,000
6th VND 561,150,000
7th VND 464,780,000
8th VND 369,920,000
9th VND 277,780.000
10th VND 230,350,000
11th VND 230,350,000
12th VND 230,350,000
13th VND 184,280,000
14th VND 184,280,000

 

12:05AM: Day 2 is a wrap! 14 players survived, Jin Yong in command

ENZ 5884
Jin Yong

After 11 rounds of play, Day 2 came to a close with 14 players surviving the long and grueling battle. Seizing command was Jin Yong with 3.255M. He was the only player to cross into the 3M marker. We will have a recap for you shortly along with  all the other info for the final day. Final day resumes at 1230pm.

Name Table Seat Country Name Chips
Jin Yong 18 7 Malaysia 3,255,000
Kwok Chun Yip 18 1 Hong Kong 2,840,000
Tuan PRO 19 6 Vietnam 2,570,000
Vincent Chauve 18 6 Thailand 2,335,000
Norbert Koh 19 9 Singapore 1,705,000
Pham Quoc Anh 19 4 Vietnam 1,330,000
Thien Phu 19 7 Vietnam 1,225,000
Luong Anh Tuan 18 5 Vietnam 1,125,000
Long Lam 19 3 Vietnam 940,000
Nguyen Nam Duong 18 8 Vietnam 730,000
Raiden Kan 18 3 Hong Kong 720,000
Alok Birewar 19 8 India 715,000
Guilleminot Clement 18 9 France 585,000
Jeonggyu Cho 19 2 Korea 500,000

Congratulations to all of the day’s survivors! See you tomorrow!

12:00AM: ITM Eliminations

Elimination 15th – VND 184,280,000

14th Yuriy Boyko – Ireland

Eliminations 16th to 18th – VND 153,010,000

16th Chia Hsuan Tu – China
17th Phan Anh Khiem – Vietnam
18th Chu Hong Tu – Vietnam


11:55PM: Yuriy Boyko eliminated
Level 25: Blinds 15K-30K ante 30K

Short stacked Yuriy Boyko shoved with 255k holding Ac8d, he was called by Phan Quoc Anh with AdJd. The board dragged Qs7s10dJs6d.


11:50PM: Chia Hsuan Tu out
Level 25: Blinds 15K-30K ante 30K

Chia Hsuan Tu had a good run but it ended at the hands of Kwok Chun Yip. Chia went all in with his short 275k stack holding 4h4d but ran into Yip’s AdAh. No bad beat on the board. Yip up to 2.7M.


11:45PM: Kwok Chun Yip claims the pot, rises to 2.4M
Level 25: Blinds 15K-30K ante 30K

Norbert Koh and Kwok Chun Yip faced off for a big pot. The board was Qc6cAs4d and 300k in the middle. Koh bet 120k, Yip raised to 300k, Koh called. The river 9c saw both players slow down with no bets fired. Koh opened AhJs top pair but Yip had better, AdQs top two pair. Koh down to 1.4M, Yip up to 2.4M.


11:40PM: 16 players remaining
Level 25: Blinds 15K-30K ante 30K

16 players remaining; average stack is 1,286,250. Last 5 hands called.


11:35PM: Long Lam doubles up 
Level 25: Blinds 15K-30K ante 30K

Another short stack gets paid. Long Lam went all in with 10s10c and won the flip against a player’s big slick. He now has just over 1M.


11:30PM: Thien Phu avoids the rail
Level 25: Blinds 15K-30K ante 30K

ENZ 5882
Thien Phu

Thien Phu went all in for his last 650k, Pham Quoc Anh also shoved with about double. Phu had AcJd, Anh AdQd, the board ran 6h9s5h5cJs for a pair spiked by Phu to avoid the rail.


11:20PM: ITM Eliminations

Eliminations 19th to 21st – VND 125,370,000

19th Louis Salter – UK
20th Anil Kumar Munot – India
21st Nguyen Kenny Hung – USA

Eliminations 22nd to 24th – VND 105,740,000

22nd Nguyen Binh Minh – Vietnam
23rd Bonh Yuk Ku – Korea
24th Natalie Teh – Malaysia


11:15PM: Jin Yong finishes rails Munot and Salter
Level 25: Blinds 15K-30K ante 30K

ENZ 5874
Jin Yong and Louis Salter

Jin Yong continues to run red-hot. He just downed two players in separate hands. The first was Ashish Munot who was all in with 999k holding 9s9d, Jin AsKh, the board ran Kc5s10d5h2h.

Next was Louis Salter who had A-4 but Jin’s J-9 improved on the board to ship in the short stack. Jin now at 3.7M.


11:05PM: Three-way showdown, no busts
Level 25: Blinds 15K-30K ante 30K

Immediately after the hand below, Louis Salter went all in, button Thien Phu quickly joined, and sb Chia Hsuan Tu made it a three-way with his remaining 95k.

Salter Qd10d
Phu AdKs
Chia 4s7h

The board ran 10h6hKc3h8h for a flush to Chia and a triple up to 345k. Phu won the side pot. Salter dropped to 55k.


11:00PM: Another pot for Raiden Kan
Level 25: Blinds 15K-30K ante 30K

Raiden Kan got another boost to his stack. The hand saw three players beefed up the pot preflop to 200k. On a flop 3h2sJs, sb Norbert Koh checked, bb Kenny Nguyen bet 100k, utg Kan raised to 210k, Koh folded, and Nguyen did the same to send the pot to Kan’s side of the table. Kan inching closer to 1M.


10:55PM: Jin Yong up to 2.38M
Level 25: Blinds 15K-30K ante 30K

Hot-handed Jin Yong drove up his stack further and now has 2.38M. We arrived only at the shipping with Chia Hsuan Tu paying him off. Jin showed As{2s] nut flush on a board 3sQs8hKh4s. Tu dropped to 95k.


10:50PM: Chip leader update

Level 24: Blinds 15K-25K ante 25K

Vincent Chauve 2.5M
Jin Yong 1.65M
Luong Anh Tuan 1.6M
Phan Quoc Anh 1.5M
Kwok Chun Yip 1.3M


10:45PM: Jin Yong gets full pay with aces
Level 24: Blinds 15K-25K ante 25K

Two players fattened up the pot preflop to 170k and  the dealer spread 7s9s9d. One bet led to another, Jin Yong was all in with AsAc two pair, Ashish Munot with 10s8s straight flush draw. The turn 9h improved Jin to a full house, and with the river 3s the scare passed for a double up to Jin. Jin climbed to 1.65M, Munot dropped 1.1M.


10:40PM: Luong Anh Tuan calls the bluff
Level 24: Blinds 15K-25K ante 25K

Action folded around to the small blind Luong Anh Tuan, he raised to 55k. Bb Bon Hyuk Ku defended. When the flop landed 9d8dJc, Tuan c-bet 55k and Bon called. On the 6c turn, Tuan opted to check, Bon bet 150k, Tuan called. On the river As, check Tuan, Bon all in, Tuan called with less behind.

Tuan JsQc pair
Bon 10c2c bluff

Bon dropped to 200k, Tuan doubled up to 1.6M.


10:30PM: Raiden Kan tanks Jeonggyu Cho
Level 24: Blinds 15K-25K ante 25K

ENZ 5873
Raiden Kan

Mp Jeonggyu Cho raised to 55k, bb Raiden Kan three-bet to 160k called by Cho. At the flop 10cKsJs, Kan led out 100k, Cho called. On the 10s turn, Kan shoved his 245k stack sending Cho tanking for some time. Despite having the chips, Cho opted to fold. Kan rises to 800k.


10:30PM: Chauve scalps Natalie Teh
Level 24: Blinds 15K-25K ante 25K

It was all in for short stacked Natalie Teh. She had AcKc but could not improve on the board and fell to Vincent Chauve’s 7c7d.


10:25PM: Kwok Chun Yip hurts Salter’s stack
Level 24: Blinds 15K-25K ante 25K

ENZ 5871
Kwok Chun Yip

Hijack Louis Salter raised to 100k, sb Kwok Chun Yip called. At the flop 2h10h3c, checked by Yip, c-bet of 74k by Salter, raised to 250k by Yip, Salter jammed. HYip called for his tournament life. Salter Ac10s top pair, Yip AdAh in the hole. The turn 4s and river 4c for a double up to Yip. Yip now sits with 1.4m, Salter dropped to 450k.


10:10PM: Chip leader update
Level 24: Blinds 15K-25K ante 25K

Vincent Chauve 1.85M
Ashish Munot 1.8M
Pham Quoc Anh 1.6M
Bon Hyuk Ku 1.5M
Alok Birewar 1.2M


10:05PM: 24 players remaining
Level 24: Blinds 15K-25K ante 25K

There are 24 remaining. Average stack is 857,500. For those that want to do the math, total chips in play was 20,580,000 (686 entries x 30k stack). Day 2 will stop at the end of Level 25.


10:00PM: ITM Eliminations

Eliminations 25th to 27th – VND 89,420,000

25th Darwin Lai – Hong Kong
26th Nguyen Hong Diep – Vietnam
27th Le Tam Viet – Vietnam

Elimination 28th to 36th – VND 73,110,000

28th He Yinghan – China
29th Eka Vedantham – India
30th Benedict Koh – Singapore
31st Sakoto Toshimasa – Japan
32nd Su Fang – China
33rd Tzu Chieh Lo – Taiwan
34th Hung Sheng Lin – Taiwan
35th William Kang – UK
36th Nguyen Thao Thanh – UK


9:45PM: Vincent Chauve with 2M
Level 23: Blinds 10K-20K ante 20K

Unfortunately we didn’t catch the action but from what we saw the board was 4h6hKh7sKs and a massive 600k in the pot. Phan Quoc Anh bet 210k Vincent Chauve tanked then called. Anh showed 5d5h, Chauve claimed it with 10d10h. Anh down to 1.3M, Chauve at 2M.


9:35PM: Chu Hong Tu doubles up
Level 23: Blinds 10K-20K ante 20K

ENZ 5867
Chu Hong Tu

Short stacked Chu Hong Tu found a good spot to boost his stack. On a board 5d7dJh10h and 250k brewed, a player checked, Tu shoved his remaining 275k, player tank-called. Tu showed KsKd overpair, his opponent Jd9d top pair flush draw, the river 2s was safe for Tu to double up.


9:25PM: Splashy pot for Nguyen Nam Duong
Level 23: Blinds 10K-20K ante 20K

ENZ 5868
Nguyen Nam Duong

Lots of players involved in this pot. Utg Louis Salter kicked off the action with a raise to 45k, Chua Hsuan Tu, Nguyen Nam Duong, and bb Darwin Lai called. On the flop 3dJc8s, it was a four-way check. On the 8d turn, Lai led for 90k, Salter folded, Tu and Duong called. On the river 9s, back to checking. Tu AxKx, Lai 3x4x, Duong won it with 10x8x trips.


9:30PM: Aces cracked! Vedantham crippled by Munot
Level 23: Blinds 10K-20K ante 20K

ENZ 5863
Ashish Munot

Utg Eka Vedantham was very unhappy at the turnout of this hand as it sent him spiraling downwards. He opened the hand with a raise to 50k, bb Ashish Munot defended. On the flop Ks10s4h, Munot checked, Vedantham bet 55k, Munot called. On the 10c turn, check by Munot, Vedantham shoved 475k, and a snap call by Munot. Vedantham AsAd, Munot Ac10d trips, the river was Js. Munot doubled up leaving Vedantham just 25k. Vedantham exited on the next hand.


9:15PM: Can’t bluff the big stack
Level 23: Blinds 10K-20K ante 20K

Following the hand below, mp player raised to 45k, db Vincent Chauve called, big blind He Ying Han called. The flop ran Qs7h2c, two checks and Chauve bet 45k. Only Han called and the turn was Qc. Both checked. The river 6c, Han led for 80k, Chauve called. Han showed 10s9s air, Chauve won it with 8d7d two pair. Chauve up to 1.45M.


9:10PM: Jin Yong won’t be bullied
Level 23: Blinds 10K-20K ante 20K

ENZ 5862
Jin Yong

Action folded to the small blind Vincent Chauve, currently one of the chip leaders here with over 1.3M. Chauve raised to 55k and big blind Jin Yong defended. At the flop 2d8h8d Chauve c-bet 35k, Jin called. On the turn Ad and river Kh no bets came, Chauve showed his 9d7c air and Jin won the pot with Kc10h two pair.


9:00PM: Alok Birewar ends Su Fang’s day
Level 23: Blinds 10K-20K ante 20K

ENZ 5859
Alok Birewar

Su Fang went all in with his remaining 230k, Alok Birewar called. Fang JsJc, Birewar AsKs, the board dropped an ace on the turn 8dQh9hAd9s to send Fang out of the running. Birewar shipped it and now has 1.2M.


8:55PM: Chua Hsuan Tu fires on every street
Level 23: Blinds 10K-20K ante 20K

Utg min-raised, cutoff Thien Phu called, button Chua Hsuan Tu three-bet to 100k, utg folded, Phu called. On the flop Qh5h4h, Phu checked, Tu c-bet 70k, Phu called. On the 5c turn, check again by Phu, Tu moved all in for 445k, Phu tank-folded. Tu showed QcJc two pair.


8:45PM: Jeonggyu Cho gets aggressive
Level 23: Blinds 10K-20K ante 20K

Khiem Phan raised to 45k, Jeonggyu Cho three-bet to 100k, Phan called. On the flop 10h8h3d, Cho c-bet 125k, Pham tanked then opted to fold.


8:40PM: Khiem Phan’s snowmen can take the heat
Level 22: Blinds 10K-15K ante 15K

ENZ 5854
Khiem Phan

Cutoff opened to 35k, button Khiem Phan re-raised to 80k, bb Kenny Nguyen four-bet to 240k, cutoff folded, Phan shoved with 385k. Nguyen called.

Phan 8x8x
Nguyen AxKx

The board ran Jd2s10c8c4s for a winning set to Phan and a double up to 850k. Nguyen dropped to 300k.


8:35PM: ITM Eliminations

Eliminations 37th to 45th – VND 64,200,000

37th Marvin Rettenmaier – Germany
38th Casey Kastle – Slovenia
39th Richard Marquez – Philippines
40th Loris Courio – France
41st Chih-Ying Liang – Taiwan
42nd Tran Minh Thang – Vietnam
43rd Dhanesh Chainani – Singapore
44th Nguyen Xuan Hung – Vietnam
45th Yung Tan Le – USA

Eliminations 46th to 54th – VND 56,640,000

46th Zhou Xinghua – Singapore  
47th Do Quong Tien – Vietnam
48th Qiyuan Huang – China
49th Vinay Boob – India
50th Hyunil Hong – Korea
51st Ni Xiang Xiang – China
52nd Johannes Felix Hoeld – Germany
53rd Chi Chung Ho – Hong Kong
54th Nguyen Nang Quong – Vietnam


8:30PM: Bon Hyuk Ku doubles up to over 1M
Level 22: Blinds 10K-15K ante 15K

A player limped in, Bon Huk Ku raised to 60k, called by the limper. At the flop 10c5c5s, both checked. The turn 9s saw a check followed by a bet by Bon of 100k. He was called. On the river Ad, the player shoved but couldn’t push out Bon. Player had Jc7c bluff, Bon shipped a double up with KdKs. Bon over 1M.


8:25PM: Vincent Chauve cripples Rettenmaier
Level 22: Blinds 10K-15K ante 15K

Vincent Chauve raised to 35k, Marvin Rettenmaier shoved with around 350k, Chauve called with less. Chauve JcJs, Rettenmaier 10c10d, the board ran Kh9s3s3hJd for a crushing full house to Chauve and a double up to 590k. Rettenamaier dropped to 75k. Rettenmaier exited a few hands after.


8:15PM: Louis Salter rails two – Kastle and Marquez
Level 22: Blinds 10K-15K ante 15K

ENZ 5851
Louis Salter

Double knockout at table 3 with Louis Salter delivering the axe on Casey Kastle and Richard Marquez. It was all in preflop, Salter with QsQd, Kastle with AdKd and Marquez with 10s8s. The board was 2d9hJs10c6s. Salter at 1.05M.


8:10PM: Tzu Chieh Lo plummets, Kwok Chun Yip rises
Level 22: Blinds 10K-15K ante 15K

On a board 5sJh9hJc and 140k already in the middle, Tzu Chieh Lo bet 70k, and Kwok Chun Yip called. On the river 9d, both checked, Kwok won it with 9c8c trips over Lo’s Ah7d air.


8:05PM: Clement Guilleminot crosses 1M
Level 22: Blinds 10K-15K ante 15K

ENZ 5853
Clement Guilleminot

Clement Guilleminot was all in with AcKh, called by Yuriy Boyko with 6c6h. The board ran 3c9dJdQd10h for a straight and the double up to Guilleminot. He is at 1.1M, Boyko drops to under 900k.


8:00PM: Yuriy Boyko loses a little
Level 22: Blinds 10K-15K ante 15K

Yuriy Boyko raised to 35k and big blind defended. On the flop Kc5s6s, bb slid out 35k, Boyko called. On the turn As, bb bet 65k, Boyko tank-folded. Boyko drops to 1.3M.


7:30PM: Chip leader update
Level 21: Blinds 6K-12K ante 12K

Pham Quoc Anh 1.8M
Yuriy Byko 1.3M
Kuok Chun Yip 1M
Louis Salter 1M


7:10PM: Yuriy Boyko doubles up
Level 21: Blinds 6K-12K ante 12K

After a player limped, Yuriy Boyko raised to 40k, limper answered with a three-bet to 130k, Boyko shoved for 334k more. He was called. Player had KsKc, Boyko behind with 10d10h, the board ran 2s3sAh10sQh for a lucky set to Boyko to avoid the rail. Boyko rose to 950k.


7:00PM: Tzu Chieh Lo tanks Boyko
Level 21: Blinds 6K-12K ante 12K

ENZ 5839
Tzu Chieh Lo

One player raised to 30k, Long Lam called, Yuriy Boyko three-bet to 125k, to his immediate left Tzu Chieh Lo shoved 334k, two players folded, back to Boyko who tanked. The clock was eventually called on Boyko. He folded. Lo scooped the pot and climbed to 510k.


6:50PM: Johannes Hoeld falls to Pham Quoc Anh’s quads
Level 21: Blinds 6K-12K ante 12K

ENZ 5840
Pham Quoc Anh

A player opened to 25k, called by Pham Quoc Anh and Johannes Felix Hoeld. No bets landed at the flop Ac6h6d. The turn 4h saw two players check, Hoeld bet 48k, one folded, Anh raised to 103k. Hoeld called. On the river 9s, Anh banged out 90k, Hoeld shoved around 300k, and Anh called. Hoeld 4c4d full house, Anh 6c6s quads. Hoeld busted, Anh at 1.2M.


6:35PM: Marvin Rettenmaier folds aces 
Level 21: Blinds 6K-12K ante 12K

Not sure how the action went preflop but by the time the flop was spread, there was 220k in the pot and Qd8sJh felted. Bb Norbert Koh bet 125k, Marvin Rettenmaier tanked then folded AhAc. Koh up to 800k, Rettenmaier down to 330k.


6:30PM: ITM Eliminations

Eliminations 55th to 63rd – VND 50,600,000

55th Benjamin Gonzva – France
56th Piet Pape – Germany
57th Rex Clinkscales – USA
58th Petr Koula – Czech Republic
59th Neel Joshi – India
60th King Sing Lau – Hong Kong
61st Simon Mark Burns – UK
62nd Jun Francis Ishii – Canada
63rd Martjin Johannes Gerrits – Netherlands

Eliminations 64th to 74th – VND 45,160,000

64th Ryan Revai – Canada
65th Alex Lee Lin Hwaa – Malaysia
66th Kim Dong Il – Korea
67th Lim Shyh Chyn – Hong Kong
68th Thai Ha – USA
69th Kok Jun Yan – Singapore
70th Yasheel Doddanavar – India
71st Andy Li Xue Yan – Malaysia
72nd Victor Chong – Malaysia

Eliminations 73rd to 81st – VND 41,090,000

73rd Phachara Wongwichit – Thailand
74th Shyna Affra Fanri – France
75th Nguyen Thanh Hung – Vietnam
76th Tan Wah Meng – Singapore
77th Wong Fuk On – Hong Kong
78th Constantin Harach – New Zealand
79th Jeremie Pierre Sarda – France
80th Hwang Jaeseong – Korea
81st Chua Feng Ji – Singapore

Eliminations 82nd to 86th – VND 37,160,000

82nd Shashank Jain – India
83rd Wai Kiat Lee – Malaysia
84th Zhou Zhongsai – China
85th Pham Duy Hund – Vietnam
86th Sumit Sapra – India


6:25PM: Long Lam rails Quang Nguyen
Level 21: Blinds 6K-12K ante 12K

ENZ 5843
Long Lam

After one player limped in, sb Quang Nguyen shoved his 180k stack, bb Long Lam shoved with more (227k), limper folded. Quang had pocket kings, Lam had pocket aces, the board bricked, Quang eliminated.


6:20PM: Bon Hyuk Ku jams
Level 21: Blinds 6K-12K ante 12K

ENZ 5846
Bon Hyuk Ku

Bon Hyuk Ku raised to 30k, one player called, Tzu Chieh Lo (Bruno) three-bet to 100k, Bon shoved his 550k stack, no callers. Bon up to 700k.


6:15PM: Thang Tran ends Piet Pape’s run
Level 20: Blinds 5K-10K ante 10K

Utg Piet Pape went all in, everyone folded to the small blind Thang Tran, he called. Bb player He Ying Han folded to Tran’s dismay. He said aloud “I was trying to trap him” while motioning to the big blind. Pape 9d9c, Tran AdAh. The board bricked. Pape railed, Tran up to 530k.


6:10PM: Chu Hong Tu sends Clinkscales to the rail
Level 20: Blinds 5K-10K ante 10K

Rex Clinkscales was all in with Ac3c but ran into Chu Hong Tu’s dominating AdKh. The board ran dry to send Clinkscales to the rail.


6:05PM: Benedict Koh boosted by Bruno Lo
Level 20: Blinds 5K-10K ante 10K

On a raised pot preflop, the cards spread Ks8cQs. Benedict Koh went all in for 122k, Bruno Tzu Chieh Lo called after getting the count. Koh Kh3c top pair, Lo Qh3h, second pair. The turn was Ah and river 7s. Koh doubled up to 285k.


6:00PM: Le Anh Tuan doubles up through Hoeld
Level 20: Blinds 5K-10K ante 10K

Johannes Felix Hoeld raised to 21k from mid-position, Le Tan Dung called, sb Le Anh Tuan three-bet to 75k, Hoeld shoves his massive stack, Dung folded, and Tuan called for his tournament life.

Hoeld 7d7c
Tuan AcAh

No bad beats on the board for a double up to Tuan to 630k.


5:35PM: Thien Phu with another pot, climbs to 840k
Level 20: Blinds 5K-10K ante 10K

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Thien Phu

Thien Phu raised to 22k from cutoff, Rex Clinkscales three-bet to 83k, Phu called. At the flop 8s5h3d, Phu checked, Clinkscales fired out 63k, called by Phu. On the 6c turn, both players checked. On the river Kh, Phu checked, Clinkscales bet 98k, called by Phu. Clinkscales showed Ad7h bluff, and Phu won it with JsJd. Clnkscales down to 120k, Phu rises to 840k.


5:25PM: Yasheel Doddanavar falls to Thien Phu
Level 20: Blinds 5K-10K ante 10K

Yasheel Doddanavar raised to 25k and found two callers in the blinds to join him to the flop As9s3h. The blinds checked, Doddanavar c-bet 55k, called by the small blind Thien Phu. On the turn Qh, Phu checked, Doddanavar shoved, Phu also moved all in and the cards were tabled. Doddanavar 10cKd air, Phu QsJs pair + flush draw. The river 8d didn’t help Doddanavar to knock him out. Phu up to 580k.


5:15PM: Kwok Chun Yip rails one
Level 20: Blinds 5K-10K ante 10K

Hung Caro raised to 25k, Kwok Chun Yip three-bet to 70k, Hung four-bet shoved his massive 320k stack, and still could not push out Yip who called. Hung  Ad9c, Yip KdKh, the board ran low, Hung busted while Yip shipped it.


5:00PM: Chip leader update
Level 20: Blinds 5K-10K ante 10K

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Johannes Felix Hoeld

Johannes Felix Hoeld 800k
Hung Sheng Lin 750k
Yip Kwok Chun 670k
Neel Joshi 550k
Marvin Rettenmaier 540k
Jeonggyu Cho 480k


4:30PM: Linh Tran bubbles!
Level 19: Blinds 4K-8K ante 8K

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Linh Tran and Luu Anh Tuan

Linh Tran was the unfortunate casualty during the bubble round. He was all in from cutoff with Js8s, button Luu Anh Tuan called with 10s10d, the board ran Kh4h2c6c8d.

86 players remaining. Everyone now in the money.


4:15PM : Bubble time: Survival mode for Constantin Harach Level 19: Blinds 4K-8K ante 8K

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Constantin Harach

New Caledonian player Constantin Harach was down to his last 1k when the big blind was upon him. He had no choice but to put his 1k in as ante and even if he won, he could only win back his 1k. He was all in with Qs8s and was up against Vincent Chauve holding AcKs. The board ran Js3c2h8cQh for two pair and the win to Harach.

From the small blind, Harach was forced all in again. Chauve raised to 14k, no other callers for a second showdown between them. Harach 8c9s, Chauve ahead with Qc9c, the board ran Qh8h3d10hJd for a split pot. Harach received 5k.

Action continued with more players all in but no one breaching the money bubble. Harach moved all in on utg with AhJd. He was called by the blinds. The KhQd3c6dQs board was checked down. Harach had the best hand and grew to 23k. Next two hands, Harach was on the blinds and gave up nearly all his chips except 3k.

When the bubble eventually burst, Harach made the money and even laddered up before exiting in 78th place. Good bubble run!


4:00PM: Bubble time: Vincent Chauve shoves Norbert Koh

Level 19: Blinds 4K-8K ante 8K

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Vincent Chauve

Heated action between Vincent Chauve and Norbert Koh during the bubble round. Koh raised to 20k, Chauve three-bet to 55k, Koh called. On the flop {3h]7c7d, Koh checked, Chauve bet 35k, called by Koh. On the turn Qc both players checked and the river landed Jd. Koh checked, Chauve moved all in for 251k. Koh had it to call but didn’t. Chauve scooped it up.

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3:50PM: Bubble time: Jeonggyu Cho jams Kenny Nguyen
Level 18: Blinds 3K-6K ante 6K

The pot had already grown to 85k when the flop landed 9s6d10c. Kenny Nguyen bet 30k, one player folded, Jeonggyu Cho called. On the Ks, Nguyen checked, Cho jammed over 400k sending Nguyen tanking. After some table talk and Cho telling Nguyen to call to see his cards, Nguyen folded. Cho showed his 8s7s straight. Cho up to 660k.

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3:30PM: Bubble time: Neel Joshi doubles up through Doddanavar
Level 18: Blinds 3K-6K ante 6K

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Neel Joshi

Utg Nguyen Nam Duong raised to 15k, cutoff Neel Joshi three-bet to 50k, bb Yasheel Doddanavar four-bet to 100k, DUong folded, Joshi all in for 180k, called by Doddanavar.

Joshi JcJh
Doddanavar AcKs

The board ran 2h2sKd10s8s for a dominating full house win to Joshi.


3:20PM: Nguyen Xuan Hung doubles up
Level 18: Blinds 3K-6K ante 6K

Luong Anh Tuan raised to 14k, Nguyen Xuan Hung all in, Pham Quoc Anh four-bet to 39k, Tuan shoved his 170k stack, Anh folded.

Tuan AcKd
Hung KsKc

The board ran dry for Tuan for a double up and more to Hung. He now has 350k.


3:10PM: Alok Birewar up to 400k
Level 18: Blinds 3K-6K ante 6K

From utg+1 Alok Birewar raised to 14k, called by Norbert Koh and bb Zhou Zhongsai. At the flop KdJd3x, Zhou checked, Birewar checked, Koh bet 21k, both players called. On the turn Jc, everyone checked. On the river 4s, Zhou led for 55k, Birewar and Koh called. Zhou showed 10d2d bluff, Birewar won it with AdKc two pair. Birewar up to 400k.


2:50PM: Jeonggyu Cho with the check-raise
Level 18: Blinds 3K-6K ante 6K

Utg player limped, Richard Marquez raised to 14k, this was followed by four callers which included utg. At the flop 10c9c5h, action was checked to Marquez, he c-bet 30k. Button Thang Tran called, bb Jeonggyu Cho raised to 100k, fold utg, fold Marquez, Tran tank-folded. Cho at 450k.


2:45PM: Chip leader update, 94 remaining
Level 18: Blinds 3K-6K ante 6K

Looks like our current front runner is Johannes Felix Hoeld with 650k. We aren’t sure how he got there but we will be tracking him from here on. 94 players remaining. Bubble time at 87 remaining.


2:40PM: Flush over flush boots out Huy Coshet
Level 18: Blinds 3K-6K ante 6K

Huy Coshet and Kim Dong il have had a previous altercation in the opening round that resulted in Kim doubling up on a controversial action. The two faced off again moments ago and it spelled the end for Huy Coshet. Catching the action only at the shipping, the board was 6dQs2s6s9h, Huy Coshet with Ks10s that fell to Kim’s As4s higher flush.


2:35PM: Thao Nguyen doubles up through Eka Vedantham
Level 18: Blinds 3K-6K ante 6K

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Thao Nguyen

Eka Vedantham raised to 14k and found one caller in Thao Nguyen. At the flop 9s4h6h, Eka led out and Thao called. On the turn 6d, Eka fired 36k, still Thao stuck with him. Then on the river Ac, Eka pushed with his stack well covering Thao’s stack. She tanked then called risking her tournament life. It was a good gamble for Thao with Eka showing KhQh bluff. She won it with Ah7h two pair. Thao up to 315k, Eka down to 300k.


2:30PM: Marvin Rettenmaier on the rise
Level 18: Blinds 3K-6K ante 6K

ENZ 5611
Marvin Rettenmaier

WPT decorated champion Marvin Rettenmaier sits with around 400k having won a couple of pots on our walk over. The biggest pot was knocking out a player with his JdJc over As10d on a board that further improved Rettenmaier to a set.


2:20PM: Prize pool 

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Prize pool

2:15PM: First break of the day, 108 remain

Three levels in, we are now at the first break of the day. The screens show 108 remaining. From here on, the levels increase every 60 minutes. Bubble time approaches with 86 places paid.

Total chips in play: 20,580,000
Average stack: 175,897


2:05PM: Darwin Lai wins the flip, rises to 400k
Level 17: Blinds 3K-5K ante 5K

ENZ 5606
Darwin Lai

Darwin Lai is making a bid for leadership. He has just soared to over 400k. The hand that did it saw him open to 11k, sb player three-bet to 33k, Lai four-bet jammed and sb called. Lai AsKs, sb QxQx, the board spread AxJx3x6x4x for a winning flip to Lai to bust a player.


1:50PM: Round 2 for Thai Ha and Nguyen Hong Diep
Level 17: Blinds 3K-5K ante 5K

First big match up between Thai Ha and Nguyen Hong Diep resulted in the latter doubling up. On this second bout, Thai Ha was able to recover some of the chips. It began with Thai Ha raising to 12k, Diep three-bet to 30k, Thai Ha four-bet to 85k, called by Diep. On the flop 6d8d4h, both checked. On the turn 4d, Thai Ha bet 62k, Diep tank-folded. Thai Ha back up to 370k.


1:45PM: Set over set! Hyunil Hong bests Hung Sheng Lin
Level 17: Blinds 3K-5K ante 5K

The flop was already laid out Qs7h5d, a pot of 80k in the middle, Hyunil Hong checked to Hung Sheng Lin who bet 18k. Hong called. On the turn 4h both checked and the river felted 10h. Hong led for 50k, Hung Sheng tanked then called. Hong opened QdQc set and scooped the pot with Hung Sheng showing his 10d10s lower set.


1:25PM: Nguyen Hong Diep shaves some off Thai Ha
Level 16: Blinds 2K-4K ante 4K

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Nguyen Hong Diep

Thai Ha opened to 9k, button Nguyen Hong Diep called. The dealer spread 9h4s5s, Thai Ha c-bet 18k, Diep raised to 30k, Thai Ha shoved, Diep called with his 212.5k behind. Thai Ha QdQs overpair, Diep 4h4c set, the turn and river produced nothing for Thai Ha for Diep to claim a massive double up to 440k. Though it was a big loss to Thai Ha, he is still way above average stack. He sits with 280k.


1:20PM: Norbert Koh continues to rise
Level 16: Blinds 2K-4K ante 4K

Again, Zhou Zhongsai and Norbert Koh went head-to-head. With 60k already brewed and a board showing 4d3d4c8h, Koh bet 10k, Zhou raised to 35k, Koh called. The river Qd, Koh jammed it, Zhou tanked then gave up his stake on the pot. Koh up to 550k, Zhou down to 120k.


1:15PM: James Mendoza doubles up
Level 16: Blinds 2K-4K ante 4K

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James Mendoza

With a big pot already weighing down the middle, roughly 130k, James Mendoza and a player faced a board Ks10hAhJc5c. Mendoza checked, player bet 95k, Mendoza tanked then found the guts to call. Player showed 10d8s pair, Mendoza had better AcJh two pair. Mendoza rose to 295k.


1:10PM: Quang Nguyen’s trips gets good pay off La Anh Tuan
Level 16: Blinds 2K-4K ante 4K

Utg La Quang Nguyen limped in then called late position player La Anh Tuan’s 11k raise. At the flop 10d10h3d, Quang checked, Tuan c-bet 17k, called by Quang. On the turn 4s, Quang changed up and led for 24k, Tuan called. The river 7d saw Quang send out 51k, Tuan tanked for a bit then called. Quang showed Ks10s trips and won the pot. Tuan mucked.


1:05PM: Norbert Koh joins the 500k mark
Level 16: Blinds 2K-4K ante 4K

ENZ 5535
Norbert Koh

Catching the action on a full board 6s10d9h5d4c and 50k in the middle, Norbert Koh bet 25.5k, Zhou Zhongsai called. Koh showed Qd9d flush, Zhou mucked. Zhou down to 150k, Koh up to 500k.


12:50PM: Jeonggyu Cho at half a mil; Hieu Duong out
Level 16: Blinds 2K-4K ante 4K

ENZ 5511
Jeonggyu Cho

Jeonggyu Cho has just beefed u his stack to half a mil! The hand began with Thang Tran limping in, Cho limped as well, Hieu Duong raised to 16k, Thang called, Cho shoved, Duong shoved, Thang got out of the way.

Cho AhKd
Duong JdJs

The board ran 4c8cQs3dKc for a higher pair spiked by Cho to scoop it up and knock out Duong.


12:40PM: Backdoor flush for Kwok Chun Yip off Sapra
Level 15: Blinds 1500-3000 ante 3000

One of the day’s entering big stacks, Sumit Sapra, raised to 6500, button Kwok Chun Yip called, joined by the big stack Aysee Nguyen. At the flop 10sJs3h, Nguyen checked, Sapra c-bet 8k, Yip raised to 21.5k, Nguyen and Sapra called. On the Ah turn, all three waived their option and the river felted Kh. Bb checked, Sapra bet 85k, Yip all in, bb folded, Sapara called. Yip with a backdoor flush Jh10h won it over Sapra’s QcJc straight.


12:35PM: Norbert Koh pumped by Tan Wah Meng
Level 15: Blinds 1500-3000 ante 3000

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Norbert Koh and Tan Wah Meng

Lojack Norbert Koh opened to 8k, hijack Tan Wah Meng called, joined as well by the small blind. AT the flop KhAh3c, sb checked, Koh checked, Meng bet 10k, called only by Koh. The turn 10h drew no bets and the river came 6d. Koh checked again, Meng banged out 25k, and Koh tank-called. Meng opened Qh10c, Koh held Ad8c to take the pot. Koh up to 380k, Meng down to 140k.


12:25PM: Thai Ha fattens up to 450k
Level 15: Blinds 1500-3000 ante 3000

ENZ 5429
Thai Ha

The day’s entering chip leader Thai Ha has just picked up a huge pot to bring him up to 450k. The hand was against Nam Phuong who raised to 8k preflop, called by Thai Ha. At the flop 8h7d3c, Phuong c-bet 9k, called again by the leader. On the turn 3s no bets arrived and the river felted 7s. Phuong checked, Thai Ha bet 28k, Phoung tanked then called. Thai Ha showed 7c6d trips to best Phuong’s KcKd.


12:20PM: Quang Nguyen busts Tran Thanh Dat
Level 15: Blinds 1500-3000 ante 3000

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Quang Nguyen

Action began with Su Fang laying out a 7k raise, Tran Thanh Dat called, a few spots over, Quang Nguyen three-bet to 35k, Fang folded, and Tran tossed in the rest of his chips which was less than the re-raise. Tran KdQh, Quang 10d10h, the board ran well for Tran 9h2dKsQc, but with the river Jd, it was a straight to Quang to send Tran out.


12:15PM: Bruno Tzu Chieh Lo vs Kush Kataria
Level 15: Blinds 1500-3000 ante 3000

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Kush Kataria and Bruno Tzu Chieh Lo

Tit for tat between Bruno Tzu Chieh Lo and Kush Kataria. Action began with utg Lo raising to 6k, bb Kataria three-bet to 20k, Lo folded. Next hand, Kataria limped on the small blind, Lo raised to 12k, Kataria folded.


12:10PM: Cards in the air!
Level 15: Blinds 1500-3000 ante 3000

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Day 2

After a slight delay, we are off! Cards in the air for Day 2! Half the field will be lucky, half will walk away empty-handed. Live updates right here throughout the day. It’s gonna be a long one!


Welcome to Main Event Day 2!

Good afternoon players! With three starting days in the books, we now move on to Day 2. A total of 170 players qualified to today’s round. Here is the breakdown:

Day 1A: 136 entries – 37 advanced
Day 1B: 211 entries – 48 advanced
Day 1C: 339 entries – 85 advanced

Day 2: 170 players
Total chips in play: 20,580,000
Average stack: 121,058

The Main Event drew a monster 686 entries to easily smash the advertised guarantee. Players are now looking at a much more lucrative prize pool of VND 15,105,034,000 (~US$651,454). The eventual winner won’t emerge until tomorrow but what he/she will pocket is an enormous VND 2,777,360,000 (~US$119,734).

Sometime today, the money will flow with 86 places paid. Players will begin at Level 15 with blinds at 1500-3000 ante 3000. The first three levels run 40 minutes each then it’s 60 minutes from then on. It is going to be a long day as the organizers attempt to play to the Final 9 or 11 hours of play, whichever comes first. Entering as the overall chip leader is Thai Ha with 363,500. He is trailed by Yasheel Doddanavar with 333,000, and to round out the top three is Eka Vedantham with 323,500.

Good luck to all!

11:10PM: Day 1C ends with Sumit Sapra up top

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Sumit Sapra

It was a huge day at the Main Event with 339 entries for Day 1C. After 14 rounds, only 85 survived with India’s Sumit Sapra at the helm bagging 310,500 in chips. Sapra was the only player to cross into this range. HIs closest competitor was Chauve Vincent with 263,000 and Tzu Chieh Lo with 250,000. We will have a recap for you shortly along with the chip count. For now, have a read on some of the action we caught in this heat.


10:50PM Andy Li Xueyan rails Minh Le
Level 14: Blinds 1500-2500 ante 2500

Andy Li Xueyan had pocket kings, Minh Le had pocket nines, the board ran 3-8-9-8-K for a full house to both but Xueyan with the higher spread.


10:45PM: Tony Trieu wins two, rises to 230k
Level 14: Blinds 1500-2500 ante 2500

Tony Trieu picked up two pots to bring his stack to 230k. The first one he railed a player with pocket aces over pocket tens.

Next hand, Chih Ying Liang raised to 5500, called by two players until it reached Trieu who three-bet to 17.5k. Two players called, Liang and Cuong. At the flop Js5c7d, Trieu bet 25k and won the pot with no callers.


10:40PM: Lu Zheng Hao gets chunked
Level 14: Blinds 1500-2500 ante 2500

Lu Zheng Hao was on his second bullet today after falling to quads with his full house. He hoped his second attempt would be better, and he was faring well with over 100k until the last level sent him plummeting. He shared the hand with us. He opened to 5500 from hijack and bb defended. On the flop 3hQc6d, bb checked, Hao bet 4k, bb raised to 14k, Hao called. On the turn Ks both checked and the river 2h completed the board. Bb bet 17k, Hao shoved his 60k, bb called with slightly less. Hao with 6h6s set, bb with 4c5h straight, Hao got chunked to 8k.


10:25PM: Tan Wah Meng boots one
Level 13: Blinds 1K-2K ante 2K

With 10k in the middle, three players stared down a flop QcAs3s. Sb checked, Tan Wah Meng bet 4500, Jin Yong folded, back to sb who shoved. Meng called. Sb Ks7s flush draw, Meng QdJd mid pair. The turn Ah and river 9c completed the board. Meng shipped it while sending one out in the process. Meng up to 180k.


10:20PM: Rex Clinkscales takes from Jaewook Shin
Level 13: Blinds 1K-2K ante 2K

Yet another loss for Jaewook Shin. This time it was Rex Clinkscales taking some. Clinkscales raised to 4500, Shin defended on the big blind. At the flop 9s6cAs, Shin checked, Clinkscales bet 8500, Shin folded. Clinkscales up to 170k, Shin down to 130k.


10:15PM: Lucky quads for Chih Ying Liang, busts An Joung Huk
Level 13: Blinds 1K-2K ante 2K

An Joung Huk raised to 4500, Chih Ying Liang re-raised to 11k, Huk called. On the flop KhKc5h, both checked and the dealer dropped 7h turn. Huk checked, Liang bet 10k, Huk shoved his 35k stack, and Liang snapped him off.

Huk QhJh flush
Liang AhKd trips

The river Ks improved Liang to a roaring quads to take the lead and the pot. Huk busted. Liang up to 260k.


10:10PM: Gabriel Carter wins some off Jaewook Shin
Level 13: Blinds 1K-2K ante 2K

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Gabriel Carter

Jaewook Shin hasn’t won a hand that he’s raised preflop. Having lost two to Johannes Felix Hoeld, he lost another but bigger pot to Gabriel Carter. Action began with Shin raising to 4500 from utg, called by two players which included Carter on the big blind. At the flop 7s3sQh, Carter checked, Shin bet 6k, one player folded, back to Carter who called. On the Kh turn, Carter checked, Shing bet 15k, Carter raised to 48.5k, Shin folded.


10:05PM: KDI doubles up through SJ Kim 
Level 13: Blinds 1K-2K ante 2K

Utg KDI raised to 6k, mp Soo Jo Kim called, and joined by the button Dinh Xuan Dinh for a three-way look at the flop AhKc5h. KDI bet 9k, called by both Kim and Dinh. On the turn 6s, KDI bet 20k, Kim shoved 40k, Dinh folded.

Kim AhQh top pair
KDI AsKh top two pair

The river 2d ended the hand for a double up to KDI.


10:00PM: Johannes Felix Hoeld wins three pots
Level 13: Blinds 1K-2K ante 2K

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Johannes Felix Hoeld

Johannes Felix Hoeld boosted his stack to 120k after winning three pots at his table in this new round. First pot saw cutoff Jaewook Shin raise to 4500, Hoeld shoved on the button, no call.

Next hand it was Shin again who raised to 4500, Hoeld three-bet to 13.5k, Shin folded. Third winning pot, Hoeld raised to 4500, one player called, another three-bet to 14.5k, called by both players. On the flop 4d2dJc, action was checked to the aggressor, he bet 18.5k. Hoeld moved all in. No callers to claim the pot.


9:30PM: Chih Ying Liang up to 280k
Level 12: Blinds 800-1600 ante 1600

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Liang Chih Ying

On a full board 8d8c4s2cQd and 55k weighing down the middle, Chih Ying Liang checked, Nguyen Hong Diep bet 20k, Liang tanked then made the call. It was a good one with Nguyen mucking. Liang claimed it without having to show. He now has 280k.


9:20PM: Big blind special for Piet Pape, zooms to 240k
Level 12: Blinds 800-1600 ante 1600

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Piet Pape

Piet Pape was already sporting a big stack when he claimed a beefy pot to zoom to 240k. The board was 8s3s4d7sKc, around 50k brewed, bb Pape bet 22k, his opponent tanked then called. Pape showed 5h6c straight to defeat QhQd.


9:10PM: Marvin Rettenmaier up to 200k
Level 12: Blinds 800-1600 ante 1600

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Marvin Rettenmaier

Clearly one of the most decorated players here, Marvin Rettenmaier bet 16.6k on a board of 7h8h9c9s10c with 32k already in the middle. He was called by Quoc Anh. Rettenmaier opened Qd6d for a straight and claimed it. Anh held Ah10d.


9:05PM: Aggressive bets by Terry Gonzaga
Level 12: Blinds 800-1600 ante 1600

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Terry Gonzaga

Action folded to the button Terry Gonzaga, he raised to 340. Big blind three-bet to 13.2k, Gonzaga four-bet to 33k, bb called. On the flop KdKc7d, bb checked, Gonzaga fired 30k, bb tank-folded. Gonzaga climbed to 250k.


9:00PM: Lloyd Fontillas’s aces cracked by Brodie
Level 12: Blinds 800-1600 ante 1600

APT General Manager Lloyd Fontillas just sent us his bad beat against Stuart Brodie. Brodie shoved with JcJh, William Kang shoved with AdQc, Fontillas on the bb shoved with AsAh. Around 100k collected. The board ran 8h10c2h9sQs for a straight to Brodie. Fontillas down to 4k.


8:55PM: Jin Yong gets hit, drops to 80k
Level 11: Blinds 600-1200 ante 1200

Mid position player Anson Wong raised to 2500, Jin Yong three-bet to 9k, Wong jammed for an additional 39.5k to Jin. He called. Wong AdQs, Jin KsKh, the window card showed an ace with the board completing AcJc10c8s10d.


8:50PM: Anh Nguyen wins three in a row
Level 11: Blinds 600-1200 ante 1200

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Anh Nguyen

Having just won a pot, Anh Nguyen proceeded to win two more. Big stacked player raised to 3k, called by button player and Anh Nguyen on the big blind. At the flop Kc10h2h, everyone checked. On the turn 6c, Anh bet 5k, called by the button. On the river Ac it was checked by both, Anh won with AxKx.

Immediately following that win, he was in on a raised pot preflop to 17k. The board showed Ks2dKd. Sb Anh bet and before the count, his opponent folded to scoop it up. Anh up to 140k.


8:40PM: Takagi Yosuke railed by Andy Li Xueyan
Level 11: Blinds 600-1200 ante 1200

One of the WPT Japan honored players, Takagi Yosuke has just fallen. He was all in with Ac2s top pair on the flop Ad7d10h, but Andy Li Xueyan had 10s10c set. The turn and river produced nothing for Yosuke and Li shipped it.


8:30PM: Shashank Jain at 200k
Level 11: Blinds 600-1200 ante 1200

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Shashank Jain

A player opened for 3k, Shashank Jain three-bet to 9100, June shoved with 42.2k, initial raiser folded, and Jain with the call. Jain 10c10d, June JdJh. Though June was ahead, the board ran 10h6h9c8c6s for a full house to Jain. June busted, Jain shipped it to reach 200k.


8:10PM: Prize pool is up! 

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Prize pool

Prize pool: VND 15,105,034,000 (US$651,175)
1st prize: VND 2,777,360 (US$119,700)
Entries: 686
ITM: 86 places


8:05PM: Full pay for Marvin Rettenmaier’s boat
Level 10: Blinds 500-1000 ante 1000

A pot of 25k was already in the middle and a full board of Qc2sQsJh4c. Sb Thao Nguyen bet 5k, Marvin Rettenmaier shoved his 33k stack, Thao tanked. She eventually called then mucked after seeing Rettenmaier’s 2h2d full house.


8:00PM: Jaewook Shin tanks to Dinh Gia Hung
Level 10: Blinds 500-1000 ante 1000

Two limpers in until Jaewook Shin raised to 5k. Limper Dinh Gia Hung called while the other limper folded. The flop ran Ah2s10d, checked by both. On the Jh turn, Dinh checked, Shin bet 10k, Dinh raised to 30k, Shin tanked then folded.


7:45PM: Full house for Dishant
Level 10: Blinds 500-1000 ante 1000

Catching the action on a board 4sJh9sJs and a hefty 20k already in the middle, Dishant bet 11.2k and button called. On the 10d river, Dishant fired 17k, and got the call once more. Dishant revealed 4h4c for a full house to win it against his opponent’s Qs8s straight.


7:40PM: Nam Phuong not afraid of the big stack
Level 10: Blinds 500-1000 ante 1000

Nam Phuong raised to 2300 and found two callers in Le Tan Dung and Dung God. At the flop 8c9sKd, God checked, Phuong c-bet 2200, Dung raised to 8200, God folded, called by Phuong. On the turn Kh, Phuong checked to the aggressor Dung, he shoved his 120k big stack. Phuong did not flinch, he called with his 19.5 short stack.

Dung Ks5s trips
Phuong KcQc trips higher kicker

The river was a blank card of no help to Dung for a double up to Phuong.


7:30PM: Registration closed! 339 entries for Day 1C
Level 10: Blinds 500-1000 ante 1000

That’s it! Registration has officially closed for the Main Event. There were 339 entries today – 263 uniques and 76 re-entries. Combine that with the previous starting days – 136 and 211 – that comes to a total of 686 entries. The Main Event officially broke its previous Vietnam attendance of 679 entries. We will have the prize pool up for you soon but it is over VND 15 Billion.

Freezeout stage begins. Good luck to all. Including this one, there’s five levels to play before bagging time. Screens say 199 players remaining. For a quick reminder, 85 players advanced to Day 2 from the previous days.


7:15PM: Nguyen Dang Toan shows the bluff
Level 9: Blinds 400-800 ante 800

On a flop 2s5c7c, Phan Hong Cuong checked, Nguyen Dang Toan bet 6500 onto a 16k pot. Cuong called. On the turn 5h, both checked and the river dropped 7d. Cuong led out for 6k, Toan raised to 15.5k, Cuong folded. Toan showed 8c4c bluff.


7:10PM: Quoc Anh steals it from Thao Nguyen
Level 9: Blinds 400-800 ante 800

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Quoc Anh

Cutoff Quoc Anh raised to 2k, Thao Nguyen called from the button, bb Lu Zheng Hao joined in for a three-way look at the flop 7s8c6c. Hao checked, Anh c-bet 3k, Thao raised to 8k, Hao folded, and Anh called. On the Ks turn and 10s river, no bets landed. Thao showed 8h8s set but Anh had her with 9s7h straight.


7:08PM: Ron Tse doubles up
Level 9: Blinds 400-800 ante 800

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Ron Tse

On a turn board KcQd5d2c, cutoff player tanked to Ron Tse’s all in. The clock was finally called and on the last second, it was called. Tse showed AsAh, cutoff with Qs6s, the river 3s kept the aces ahead for a double up. Tse with 63k.


7:05PM: Chip update
Level 9: Blinds 400-800 ante 800

Phan Hong Cuong 140k
Le Tan Quang 170k
Piet Pape 140k
Minh Le 120k
Michael Kim Falcon 120k
Pavel Lubov 130k
Rex Clinkscales 140k
La Anh Tuan 135k
Tan Wah Meng 125k
Jae Wook Shin 210k (chip leader)


7:00PM: Thao Nguyen with back-to-back pots
Level 9: Blinds 400-800 ante 800

ENZ 5254
Thao Nguyen

The lone female at table 9, Thao Nguyen, commanded the table for a couple of hands. Action began with Seitaro Aso raising to 1800, called by three players. On the flop Jh5s7c, Thao bet 2k, this was followed by two folds, then a call by the button player. On the turn Ac, Thao fired 3k, called again. Then on the river 8c, her 5k bet was good enough to win it with no challenge.

The next hand, utg Lu Zheng Hao raised to 2k, button Quoc Anh three-bet to 4200, sb Thao four-bet to 10k, no callers. Anh showed his As. Thao showed kings.


6:50PM: Chul Ho Bae downs Le Ngoc Khanh 
Level 9: Blinds 400-800 ante 800

Le Ngoc Khanh raised to 4500, Chul Ho Bae three-bet to 11k, Khanh all in with his ailing short stack which was less than Chul Ho’s raise. Khanh Ad8c, Chul Ho 9s9d, the baord bricked for the pair to hold. Khanh eliminated.


6:40PM: Level 9 begins! Last round to enter
Level 9: Blinds 400-800 ante 800

This is the last level to enter the Main Event. Once Level 10 begins, that’s it.


6:30PM: Set over set! Antoine Ky rails Han Wool Jang
Level 8: Blinds 300-600 ante 600

ENZ 5011
Antoine Ky

Preflop action saw Antoine Ky raise to 1500 from utg+1, mp Han Wool Jang called. On the flop 6c10sJc, Ky bet 2500, Jang raised to 6k, Ky re-raised to 20k, Jang all in, and Ky all in with more chips.

Jang 10d10h set
Ky JsJh higher set

The turn 6d and river Kd completed the board. Jang busted. Ky rises to 80k.


6:20PM: Paul Hong with the flush
Level 8: Blinds 300-600 ante 600

Mp Jinhyo Yoo limped, Patrick B raised to 2k, sb Paul Hong called, Yoo called as well. The flop Qd7h9d, all checked. On the 10h turn, check check, Patrick bet 3k. Hong called. On the river 4d, Hong bet 11k, Patrick called. Hong showed 7d8d flush and claimed the pot.


6:10PM: Jaewook Shin with around 220k
Level 8: Blinds 300-600 ante 600

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Jaewook Shin

With a packed house before us, it is a hunt to locate the chip leader. Looks like we found him. Jaewook Shin at a corner table sits with around 220k. We will keep tabs to see if that grows any further. We did manage to see him win one hand. Three player in on a raised pot preflop. The board 9sJc10h, Shin checked, a player checked, Vinh Nguyen bet 2100, Shin raised to 7k, no callers.


6:05PM: KDI rails Nguyen Thanh
Level 7: Blinds 300-500 ante 500

Everyone folded to the button KDI who raised to 1300. Acting next was sb Nguyen Thanh, he three-bet to 4200. KDI called. On the Qh10c5d flop , Thanh led for 5k, KDI called. On the 5h turn, Thanh all in for 14.5k, called again by KDI. Thanh AhJd gutshot, KDI Qd3c two pair, the river 10s ended the hand and Thanh as well. KDI up to 90k.


6:00PM: Alex Lee doubles up
Level 7: Blinds 300-500 ante 500

ENZ 5191
Alex Lee

Mid position raised to 1300 and found four callers to join at the flop Qc6s3s. Sb and bb checked, mp checked as well, cutoff Alex Lee all in for 9300, sb Roger Spets was his only caller. Lee QsJc top pair, Spets Qh8h, the turn 7d and river 9d ensured the double up for Lee. Spets dropped in chips and busted two hands after.


5:55PM: Kai Loon in action
Level 7: Blinds 300-500 ante 500

ENZ 4945
Kai Loon

Utg Romit Advani raised to 12k, the blinds called. At the flop Ac7s7c, blinds checked, Advani c-bet 3200, sb Vinh Huynh folded, bb Kai Loon raised to 7k, Advani folded.

Next hand, Loon three-bet from sb from 1200 to 4k and won the pot. Despite winning those two pots, he faced off with Advani again and lost quite a bit. From button, Loon limped, sb Advani raised to 1300, called by bb and Loon. On the flop 9hKs7h and 10c turn, no bets arrived. On the river 9s, Advani bet 2600, bb folded, Loon raised to 9k, Advani shoved. Loon folded.


5:50PM: Vinh Huynh doubles through Feng Zhao
Level 7: Blinds 300-500 ante 500

ENZ 5192
Vinh Huynh

On a raised pot preflop, the dealer spread 8d6s4s, bb Vinh Huynh bet 5k, cutoff Feng Zhao shoved, called by Vinh. Vinh QsQh overpair, Zhao As7c gutshot, the turn 10h and river Jc were no help to Zhao. Vinh doubled up.


5:45PM: Lew Yin How earns the pot
Level 7: Blinds 300-500 ante 500

ENZ 5199
Lew Yin How

Utg Lew Yin How raised to 1300, action folded around the orbit to the bb Alex Lee. He defended. At the flop 6d9h7d, Lee checked, Lew bet 1500, called by Lee. On the 8c turn, no bets landed and the dealer felted 10s on the river. Taking the lead, Lee bet 6k, Lew raised to 22k, Lee tanked then folded.


5:40PM: Big stack Yu Chenxin shoves 
Level 7: Blinds 300-500 ante 500

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Yu Chenxin

Catching the action on a flop 7c4d2c and 5k in the pot, Hoang le bet 2k, Nguyen Chi Thinh raised to 5100, Y Chenxin called, and back to Hoang who also called. On the turn Ad, action was checked to Chenxin, the shoved his 80k stack that well covered both of his opponents. Chenxin claimed the pot with both folding.


5:30PM: Pyon Kichi gets full pay with rockets
Level 7: Blinds 300-500 ante 500

Utg limped, mp limped, cutoff Pyon Kichi raised to 3k, sb Dung Pro called, bb three-bet to 10.5k, limpers folded, Kichi all in for 12.7k, Dung all in for 50k, bb got out of the way.

Kichi AhAc
Dung JsJh

No bad beats arrived on the board 5c3d7h6d9c for a double up to Kichi.


5:10PM: 299 entries… 
Level 6: Blinds 200-400 ante 400

As expected, Day 1C was going to be huge. We are now at 299 entries  – 255 uniques and 44 re-entries. Three more levels of registration open. We’ll keep you updated as we inch closer to last year’s number to beat.


5:05PM: La Anh Tuan boosted by Tran Xuan Thach
Level 6: Blinds 200-400 ante 400

On a spread 2s4h5h10s and 16k in the pot, utg La Anh Tuan bet 9500, mp Tran Xuan Thach raised to 10.9k, Tuan all in for 36.2k, Tran called well covering Tuan.

Tuan As3s straight
Tran 10d10h set

The river 7h didn’t give Tran the out to knock out Tuan for a double up. Tuan at 100k.


5:00PM: Seongmin Han grabs some back from Chul Ho Bae
Level 6: Blinds 200-400 ante 400

Having engaged in a previous hand where Chul Ho Bae got fully paid by Seongmin Han, it was time to take some back. On a full board 5s4hJh10h7c and 35k in the middle, Seongmin bet 20k and Chul Ho folded. Seongmin up to 150k.


4:50PM: Le Tan Dung ships all of Harry Lim’s stack
Level 6: Blinds 200-400 ante 400

Utg Le Tan Dung limped, mp Harry Lim raised to 1500, sb called, and back to Dung with the call. At the flop Jh7sQd, it was checked to Lim, he bet 2200, called by sb, raised by Dung to 10.2k, called only by Lim. On the turn 9s, Dung all in for 60k, Lim all in for 43k, and the hole cards were tabled.

Lim KsKc overpair
Dung QhJc two pair

The river 3h didn’t improve Lim to send him to the rail. Dung climbed to 120k.


4:35PM: Chul Ho Bae doubles up through Seongmin Han
Level 5: Blinds 200-300 ante 300

On a board 8c4dQh6h, and 5k in the pot, Seongmin Han bet 4200, Chul Ho Bae raised to 10.5k, Seongmin shoved his big stack but couldn’t push out Chul Ho who went ahead and risked his tournament life.

Chul Ho 5c7c straight
Seongmin JhQd top pair

The river Qc improved Seongmin to trips but still not enough to claim the pot. Chul Ho doubled up.


4:25PM: Chip leader update
Level 5: Blinds 200-300 ante 300

We’ve got several players over 100k…. these are the current front runners:

Seongmin Han 150k
Nguyen Tuan Thanh 130k
Minh Le 115k
Nguyen Quoc Anh 102k


4:15PM: Chauve Vincent doubles up through Clinkscales
Level 5: Blinds 200-300 ante 300

Action folded around to the button Rex Clinkscales, he raised to 1100. Bb Chauve Vincent three-bet to 4k, called by Clinkscales. At the flop 5hKh2c, Chauve c-bet 2500, called by Clinkscales. On the 6s turn, no bets by either and dealer felted 2d river. Chauve shoved his remaining 7300 stack and Clinkscales called. Chauve showed AhAc and shipped it. Clinkscales mucked.


4:10PM: 272 entries… 
Level 5: Blinds 200-300 ante 300

Field update, 272 entries. That brings us to 619 total so far…

With a full house on the main floor, five tables are running on the second floor. Among the players there are Lim Yohwan, Andy Li Xueyan, Jin Yong, Feng Zhao, Soo Jo Kim, and Gabriel Carter. Registration is still open which means more tables will be opening up.


4:05PM: Quads for Quoc Anh gets paid
Level 5: Blinds 200-300 ante 300

ENZ 5143
Quoc Anh

Mp Quoc Anh raised to 600, lojack and hijack called, sb Lu Zheng Hao three-bet to 2100. Anh called while the two callers folded. At the flop Ah10h8c, Hau c-bet 2k, Anh called. On the 9s turn, Hao fired a heftier 7k, and still Anh called. On the river 8s, Hao with another 16k bet, Anh shoved his 60k stack, and with less behind, Hao risked it.

Anh 8h8d quads
Hao 10c10d full house


3:55PM: Michael Kim Falcon banks through Niharika
Level 4: Blinds 100-200 ante 200

On a full board As5h3h6c8d and 24k already in the pot, Michael Kim Falcon shoved his 18.6k stack and after tanking, Niharika called. Falcon showed Ah4c top pair for a double up. Niharika held 9d9h.


3:50PM: Duy Ho falls to Tan Wah Meng
Level 4: Blinds 100-200 ante 200

ENZ 4992
Tan Wah Meng

Duy Ho will not be getting his picture taken just yet. He will have to get back in the game first then go the distance having just been bumped out by Tan Wah Meng. The hand kicked off with Kok Jun Yan raising to 700, called by one player, Duy three-bet 5k, Tan four-bet to 10.3k, Kok and the caller folded, Duy shoved his 15k stack. Tan called.

Duy 7h7c
Tan JdJc

The board ran dry. Tan shipped it and now has 60k.


3:45PM: William Kang shows Apu Weo the boat
Level 4: Blinds 100-200 ante 200

Four-way limp pot saw a flop 10sKd5h. Sb Apu Weo checked, bb checked, mp William Kang bet 800, button Ray Chiu called, back to Apu Weo who called, and bb folded for three to the turn As. Apu Weo checked, Kang bet 1800, Chiu folded, Apu Weo called. The river 5d, Apu Weo led for 4500, Kang shoved his 23.5k stack, Apu Weo tanked then folded while showing 5s trips. Kang returned the gesture and showed KhKc full house.


3:30PM: Over 600 entries combined… 
Level 4: Blinds 100-200 ante 200

We have crossed into 600 entries combined… the screen shows 258 entries. Combine that with the past two starting days 347 total, we are at 605 entries. With 5 more levels to go before reg closes, we are looking in fine shape to exceed last year’s 679 entries and possibly even surpass WPT India’s 697 tour record for Asia.


3:10PM: WPT welcomes players to the Main Event 

During the first break of the day, WPT Event Manager Cathy Zhao, WPT Ambassador Barney Trouble, and WPT Live Events Consultant Danny McDonagh welcomed the players to the Main Event and expressed their gratitude to the Pro Poker Club owner Mr Long, Director Anh Nguyen, and WPT partner Denis Pham.

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L-R: Danny McDonagh, Denis Pham, Anh Nguyen, Cathy Zhao, Mr Long, Barney Trouble

“After the successful first event last September, we are excited to be back here again at Pro Poker Club for another success,” said Cathy Zhao

“This is my first time I am in the Pro Poker Club. You guys are doing an amazing job. Thank you for setting this up, as you know we appreciate all your cooperation in growing this tournament and making a big fixture in the Asian poker scene” Barney expressed.

McDonagh also shared a few words, “Thank you to the players, the locals, and all the international players that have come out. So many more than last year. Indians back in full force. More Chinese, Singaporean, and Korean players. Thank you so much for making this a truly international event.”


3:00PM: Apu Weo doubles up through Chris Mateo
Level 3: Blinds 100-200 ante 200

ENZ 5083
Apu Weo

Utg player Apu Weo opened to 500, mp player called, cutoff Chris Mateo three-bet to 2300, button called followed by Apu Weo. At the flop 5c6h4d, action was checked to aggressor Mateo who bet 6200, only Apu Weo called. On the 4c turn, Apu Weo checked, Mateo shoved his 35k stack, called by Apu Weo.

Apu Weo 8h5h
Mateo KcQd

The river 3d didn’t help Mateo for a double up to Apu Weo to 75k.


2:50PM: Tran Xuan Thach cracks Praveen’s aces
Level 3: Blinds 100-200 ante 200

Mp player opened for 600, button Jude Praveen three-bet to 1800, sb Tran Xuan Thach called, mp folded. The flop 5s8c9h saw a check by Tran, Praveen c-bet 3200, Tran raised to 8200, Praveen shoved his 35k stack, called by Tran with more chips.

Praveen AcAs
Tran 9d9s set

The turn 10d and river 7s were no help to Praveen to send him out. Tran up to 95k.


2:35PM: Seongmin Han ships it with aces
Level 3: Blinds 100-200 ante 200

There’s always a thrill looking down at aces and while in position. That’s what went down here with Seongmin Han profiting. The hand began with utg Peter Nguyen raising to 500, called by mp player Tai, three-bet by cutoff Long Do to 2k, Seongmin four-bet to 7k on the button, Nguyen folded, Tai jammed his 26.5k stack, Long folded, and called by Seongmin.

Seongmin AhAs
Tai AcKc

The board spread Kh4h6d4d7d. Seongmin shipped it and Tai busted.


2:30PM: Big field continues to fatten up…. 
Level 3: Blinds 100-200 ante 200