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Breaking down WPT Vietnam Passport to the World Championship schedule; over ₫50 Billion (~$2 Million) in guarantees

WPT Vietnam Passport to the World Championship

Time is flying and before we know it, the 3rd Annual WPT World Championship is upon us. To give players in Asia a chance at securing seats, the World Poker Tour and Crown Poker Club Hanoi are staging the WPT Vietnam Passport to the World Championship this May! Although this festival has been announced for some time, the full schedule has just been released.

Running from May 14 to 27, 2024, the lineup features 63 trophy events, over VN₫ 50 Billion (~USD 2 Million) in guarantees, and a whopping 10 packages to the WPT World Championship. 

WPT Vietnam Passport to the World Championship – Schedule

WPT Vietnam – Breakdown of Events

As one of the most comprehensive lineups ever presented by the World Poker Tour, players will have a packed agenda from start to close. The 63-game lineup offers a minimum of five events per day, not to mention the daily satellites. A total of 30 events are backed by guarantees, which is nearly half of the schedule, highlighted by the WPT Vietnam Championship Event and its VN₫ 15 Billion (~USD 600.7K) guarantee.

WPT Vietnam Championship Event – Package to World Championship

Main Event D1C 105

The WPT Vietnam Championship Event runs May 23 to 27, 2024 with three starting days scheduled followed by Day 2, and the Final Table. Registration is open for 9 levels, levels increase every 40 minutes. For a buy in of VN₫ 30,000,000 (~USD 1,200), players start off with a 40,000 stack.

# Event Dates Guarantee in VN₫ Buy in VN₫ Buy in ~USD
48 WPT Championship Event May 23 to 27 15,000,000,000 30,000,000 1,200

The champion’s prize includes a $10,400 World Championship entry + 7 Nights accommodation. As added value, Crown Poker Club will give $1,000 cash and VIP room access if the winner attends. For 2nd place and 3rd place, the prize includes a $1,100 WPT Prime Championship entry + 7 nights accommodation.

*Last year, this event drew 850 entries for a prize of VN₫ 22,129,400,000 (~US$ 904,900). Thailand’s Sorawit Suriyakarn won it for a career high VN₫ 3,856,400,000 (~USD 157,565).

High Roller VN₫ 4 Billion Guarantee – Package to World Championship

Bookending the festival is the two-day High Roller featuring a VN₫ 4 Billion (~USD 160.2K) guarantee. The event runs May 26 to 27, 2024 with buy in of VN₫ 66 Million (~USD 2,640).

# Event Dates Guarantee in VN₫ Buy in VN₫ Buy in ~USD
60 High Roller May 26 to 27 4,000,000,000 66,000,000 2,640

Like the main feature, the champion’s prize also includes a $10,400 World Championship entry + 7 Nights accommodation. As added value, Crown Poker Club will give $1,000 cash and VIP room access if the winner attends.

Events that award WPT Prime Championship Packages

WPT Vietnam Passport to the World Championship

In addition to winning World Championship packages are eight WPT Prime Championship packages. Two of these are locked up for the 2nd and 3rd places of the WPT Vietnam Championship Event while the remaining six can be won through the events listed below. All packages include $1,100 WPT Prime Championship entry + 7 nights accommodation. As added value, Crown Poker Club will give $500 cash and VIP room access if the winner attends.

# Event Dates Guarantee in VN₫ Buy in VN₫ Buy in ~USD
1 WPT Opener May 14 to 16 2,000,000,000 8,800,000 352
11 Survivor May 16 to 19 3,000,000,000 11,000,000 440
12 Deepstack High Roller May 16 1,500,000,000 55,000,000 2,200
27 Megastack High Roller May 19 to 20 2,000,000,000 77,000,000 3,080
32 8 Max Championship May 20 to 22 3,000,000,000 16,500,000 660
59 Crown Poker Club Superstack Classic May 26 to 27 1,000,000,000 11,000,000 440

Affordable Events with Guaranteed Prize Pools

Not all events include World Championship packages but are worthy to be on one’s calendar. Below are low to mid ranged crowd favorites, certain to attract big numbers.

# Event Dates Guarantee in VN₫ Buy in VN₫ Buy in ~USD
1 WPT Opener May 14 to 16 2,000,000,000 8,800,000 352
11 Survivor May 16 to 19 3,000,000,000 11,000,000 440
26 Lucky 7 Special May 19 777,000,000 7,700,000 308
32 8 Max Championship May 20 to 22 3,000,000,000 16,500,000 660
43 Superstack May 22 500,000,000 6,600,000 264
45 Big Bounty May 22 to 23 500,000,000 11,000,000 440
55 6 Handed May 25 500,000,000 8,800,000 352
59 Crown Poker Club Superstack Classic May 26 to 27 1,000,000,000 11,000,000 440
62 Superstack Closer May 27 1,000,000,000 8,800,000 352

High Roller schedule

For the heavyweights and deep-pocketed, nine events will be served with buy ins from VN₫ 33 Million (~USD  1,320) to the costliest Billionaire Club High Roller of VN₫ 210 Million (~USD 8,400). This uber-high buy in event was created by WPT and CPC last year and has since gained in popularity following in the trail of the Superstar Challenge.

# Event Dates Guarantee in VN₫ Buy in VN₫ Buy in ~USD
2 High Roller Warm Up May 14 750,000,000 33,000,000 1,320
7 Single Day High Roller May 15 1,000,000,000 44,000,000 1,760
12 Deepstack High Roller May 16 1,500,000,000 55,000,000 2,200
17 Billionaire Club High Roller May 17 2,500,000,000 210,000,000 8,400
27 Megastack High Roller May 19 to 20 2,000,000,000 77,000,000 3,080
33 6 Handed High Roller May 20 1,000,000,000 55,000,000 2,200
44 Superstar Challenge High Roller May 22 2,500,000,000 108,000,000 4,320
49 Super High Roller May 23 to 24 2,000,000,000 88,000,000 3,520
60 High Roller May 26 to 27 4,000,000,000 66,000,000 2,640

Mini High Roller schedule

One event gaining momentum is the Mini High Roller with buy in at an affordable VN₫ 22 Million (~USD 880). At WPT Vietnam, 11 are scheduled each backed by a VN₫ 500 Million (~USD 20,000) guarantee.

# Event Dates Guarantee in VN₫ Buy in VN₫ Buy in ~USD
4 Mini High Roller May 14 500,000,000 22,000,000 880
8 Mini High Roller May 15 500,000,000 22,000,000 880
14 Mini High Roller May 16 500,000,000 22,000,000 880
19 Mini High Roller May 17 500,000,000 22,000,000 880
23 Mini High Roller May 18 500,000,000 22,000,000 880
29 Mini High Roller May 19 500,000,000 22,000,000 880
36 Mini High Roller May 20 500,000,000 22,000,000 880
42 Turbo Mini High Roller May 21 500,000,000 22,000,000 880
46 Mini High Roller May 22 500,000,000 22,000,000 880
53 Mini High Roller May 24 500,000,000 22,000,000 880
57 Mini High Roller May 25 500,000,000 22,000,000 880

WPT Vietnam Passport to the World Championship – Schedule

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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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