WPT Vietnam Day 7 results: Song Li wins HR 2Day Warm Up and WPT Prime Championship Packages; Ivan Konechnyi, Tran Hanh, Sergei Iablokov lift trophies

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A week of games has quickly gone by at the World Poker Tour (WPT) Vietnam – Passport to the World Championship. The festival has been ongoing at the Crown Poker Club Hanoi since October 6 and runs until 16, 2023. More trophies were claimed last night and another WPT Prime Championship Package snatched up. Here are the latest winners and results.

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Ivan Konechnyi rises from 4 bb to Big Bounty champion


At the two-day Big Bounty event, Russian player Ivan Konechnyi was down to just 4 bb during the bubble round and managed to stay afloat to reach ITM and advance to Day 2. As one of the 13 returning players, Konechnyi found his way to the final table however  with no change in his stack.

The final table was where Konechnyi outshined that by three-handed, massive stacked Khoi Nguyen could not stop the Russian’s strong run. Nguyen fell to Konechnyi to bring about heads up.

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Nguyen Kim Trung Son

Konechnyi was ahead over 4:1 in chips however Nguyen Kim Trung Son was a formidable opponent landing two double ups.

Though the gap tightened, Konechnyi kept his foot out front. The final hand was Konechnyi 8h8d, Nguyen KsJc. The board ran 8c3hAs10h3s.

Based on Hendon Mob, this was Konechnyi’s first live win. He pocketed the ₫133,700,000 top prize and six bounties amounting to ₫30,000,000 for a combined ₫163,700,000 (~US$ 6,690) payday. 

Buy in: ₫11,000,000 (~US$ 450)
Entries: 101 (70 unique)
Prize pool: ₫474,700,000 (~US$ 19,390)
Bounty pool: ₫505,000,000 (~US$ 20,630)
ITM: 13 places

*Bounties not included

1 Konechnyi Ivan 133,700,000
2 Nguyen Kim Truong Son 88,500,000
3 NguyễN Khôi 60,000,000
4 Saluja Pratibh 42,500,000
5 Batkhuyag Batmunkh 31,000,000
6 Lin Jianwei 23,500,000
7 Qian Xiaoyang 18,500,000
8 Deng Zhiwen 15,500,000
9 Kaushik Amit 13,500,000
10 Duy Ho 13,500,000
11 Wong Cho Fung Alan 11,500,000
12 Sembrano Alvin Jeff 11,500,000
13 Melwani Rahul Sham 11,500,000

Song Li wins the High Roller 2 Day Warm Up and WPT Prime Championship Package


China’s Song Li emerged victorious at the High Roller 2 Day Warm Up to claim the 1,950,100,000 (~US$ 79,660) top prize plus a WPT Prime Championship Package worth $2,850. Watch the thrilling final table race via the Crown Poker Club YouTube channel

The event drew a stellar field of 138 entries for a guarantee crushing prize pool of ₫8,031,000,000 (~US$ 329,367). The top 18 places earned a cut. Tran Van Hung led at the start of Day 2 with 31 returning. The bubble burst on Romain Morvan whose AsAd were cracked by Chen Mingcong’s 6h6c. Chen spiked the two-outer on the turn 5hJd8d6d. It was all in at this point. The river 7s ended Morvan.

Chen went on to reach the final table and finished in 6th place. For the day’s entering chip leader Tran, he finished 3rd. The title came down between Song Li and Le Ngoc Minh. Song carried in the advantage and never relinquished. The final hand was a cooler with Song’s AhAd dominating Le’s KhKs.

Date: October 11 to 12, 2023
Buy in: ₫66,000,000 (~$2,700)
Guarantee: ₫2.500,000,000 (~$102,520)
Entries: 138 (91 unique)
Prize pool: ₫8,031,000,000 (~US$ 329,367)
ITM: 18 places

1 Song, Li China 1,950,100,000
2 Le Ngoc Minh Vietnam 1,346,500,000
3 Tran Van Hung Vietnam 941,000,000
4 Nguyen Duc Hieu (Tony) Vietnam 676,000,000
5 Nishant Sharma India 500,000,000
6 Chen, Mingcong China 380,500,000
7 John Tech Philippines 299,000,000
8 Tim Schimmel Germany 242,000,000
9 Nguyen Van Duong Vietnam 202,500,000
10 Park Yu Cheung (Sparrow) Hong Kong 202,500,000
11 Nguyen Huu Tuan Vietnam 175,000,000
12 Santiago Sorano Spain 175,000,000
13 Victor Chong Malaysia 156,000,000
14 Hyun Sup Kim Korea 156,000,000
15 Yuhang Chen China 143,500,000
16 Albert Nguyen Canada 143,500,000
17 Nguyen Van Sang Vietnam 136,500,000
18 Zhang Cankai China 136,500,000

Hanh Tran wins the PLO


The Pot Limit Omaha event attracted 33 entries with only six earning a portion of the ₫384,120,000 (~US$ 15,700) prize pool. The title came down between two PLO pros, Hanh Tran and Terry Gonzaga. In the end, Tran prevailed to add another trophy to his big collection.

Buy in: ₫13,500,000 (~US$ 540)
Entries: 33 entries (25 unique)
Prize pool: ₫384,120,000 (~US$ 15,700)
ITM: 6 places

1 Hanh Tran Austria 137,120,000
2 Terry Gonzaga Philippines 91,000,000
3 Jereld Sam En Zhi Singapore 60,500,000
4 Sameer Agarwal India 42,000,000
5 Yasuhiro Waki Japan 30,500,000
6 Alok Birewar India 23,000,000

Sergei Iablokov wins Deepstack Turbo

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After busting out of Main Event Day 1A, Russian player Sergei Iablokov jumped in the Deepstack Turbo as one of the last of the 73 runners to sign up. He went on outduel fellow countryman Anatolii Gorbushin at heads up to capture his first recorded live title and a payout of ₫130,360,000 (~US$ 5,325). 

Duy Ho

Also reaching a milestone was USA’s Duy Ho who cashed at this event to breach $1,000,000 in live earnings on Hendon Mob.

Buy in: ₫6,600,000 (~US$ 270)
Entries: 73 (57 unique)
Prize pool: ₫424,860,000 (~US$ 17,355)
ITM: 10 places

1 Sergei Iablokov Russia 130,360,000
2 Anatolii Gorbushin Russia 87,000,000
3 Quang Vu Dinh Vietnam 58,000,000
4 Vo Dinh Thanh Vietnam 40,000,000
5 Alaparthy Prasad India 29,000,000
6 Duy Ho USA 22,000,000
7 Nguyen Thanh Tung Vietnam 17,500,000
8 Xiaohui Tan China 15,000,000
9 Dicky Siu Tsang Hong Kong 13,000,000
10 Ankit Wadhawan India 13,000,000

Super High Roller – Day 1 results

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Jaesung Lee

Buy in: ₫107,000,000 (~US$ 4,370)
Guarantee: ₫2,000,000,000 (~US$ 81,700)
Entries: 65 (44 unique)
Prize pool: ₫6,305,000,000 (~US$ 257,580)
ITM: 9 places

Day 2 – 14 players

Jaesung Lee 2,105,000
Chen Peng 1,725,000
Chu Chi Jen 1,635,000
Hyun Sup Kim 1,435,000
Chen Ming Cong 1,410,000
Kim Dong Kyu 1,265,000
Yeh Hung Wei 1,165,000
Ho Koon Leong 1,045,000
Vishal Ojha 1,015,000
Tian Hao Zheng 935,000
Victor Chong 780,000
Yuhang Chen 715,000
Pham Duy Anh 695,000
Shin Hyeon Ho 325,000

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Tricia David

Tricia David has long experience as a recreational poker player and has been covering poker events since 2010 for numerous outfits in Asia. She spent one year working part time with Poker Portal Asia then became editor and lead writer for all event coverage of the Philippine Poker Tour (PPT). Under the PPT, she overlooked content for their website, and produced live updates on all their events. In addition, she served as the live and online events website content writer for the Asian Poker Tour. Currently, she does live events reporting in Asia for online news site Somuchpoker and is also one of their news contributors.

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