WPT Vietnam Passport to the World Championship underway at Crown Poker Club, Hanoi – October 6 to 16


With over VN 35 Billion (~US$ 1.43M) in guaranteed prize pools, the World Poker Tour (WPT) Vietnam “Passport to the World Championship” officially kicked off with a field comprised of notables diving into the action at the Crown Poker Club. The special event is slated to run from today October 6 to 16, 2023. Ten World Championship Packages are up for grabs.

Headlining the initial salvoes are Day 1A of the WPT Opener Event, a multi-day NLH competition with a guaranteed prize pool VN 3 billion (~US$ 123,000) and a transferrable WPT Prime Championship Package worth US$ 1,100 + Hotel, awarded to the champion. Crown Poker Club value-adds another US$ 500 for players that wear the venue’s logo throughout the event.


The WPT Opener sees a strong Indian contingent making its presence felt led by this year’s WPT Prime Vietnam Opener titlist Avneesh Munjal with High-Roller specialist Raju Jaruplavath, tournament Amit Kaushik and up-and-comer Deepankur Gupta.

Russia’s Aleksei Varashev, and the French global grinder trio of Jeremy Jehanne, Haro Clement and Romain Bier lead the European charge while the multiple champion Do Anh Tai was among the icons for the home country, as well as Pham Tien Dung.

Meanwhile, the High-Roller Warm-Up that carries a VN 1 billion (~US$ 41,000) guarantee will see eight players making ITM as 54 entries of VN33 Million brought the prize pool to more than ~VN 1.57 Million (~US$ 64,400). The eventual champion will take down VN 513 Million (~US$ 21,000).

Also on tap is the High-Roller Warm-Up . At the time of posting, registration had already closed in both events, the WPT Opener Day 1A drew 56 entries and will be playing down to ITM of 12.5% which is 7 players.

Korean superstar Lim Yohwan (known by his online name “BoxeR”) led the notables along with WSOP campaigners Doddapaneni Sriharsha of India, Japan’s Yasuhiro Waki, Frank James Lillis of Ireland, and locals Nang Quang Nguyen and Hasagi.

Upcoming WPT Vietnam MAIN EVENT

WPT Vietnam Passport to the World Championship features 32 trophy events with the festival headliner Main Event running  from October 12 to 16 2023. It is highlighted by a VN₫ 12,000,000,000 (~US$ 492,000) guaranteed. In addition to a nice fat payout, the champion will receive a 2023 WPT World Championship US$ 10,400 entry and hotel package with the finale to be held at Wynn in Las Vegas this December.

Other Events to Win Prime Championship Packages

Players can also secure WPT Prime Championship packages via these events:

Event 11: Survivor Bounty 8 Max – ₫30M/bounty – October 9 to 11, 2023
Event 18: High Roller 2 Day Event Warm Up – October 11 to 12, 2023
Event 27: Crown Poker Club Superstack Classic – October 15 to 16, 2023
Event 28: High Roller 2 Day Event – October 15 to 16, 2023
*WPT Prime Championship – 3 PACKAGES!! – October 15, 2023

Upcoming WPT Vietnam guarantees 10 passport packages to the World Championship

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*Article by Noel Zarate

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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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