The sound of chips shuffling was heard all through the day as another set of games played out at the inaugural WPTDeepStacks Hanoi. Bringing everyone in was the featured VNđ 4 billion (~US$ 173,500) guaranteed Main Event with Day 1B up on deck. After nine rounds of late registration, 86 entered (67 uniques, 19 re-entries), and by bagging time, only 15 remained. Packing up the largest stack was Japan’s Kimotsuki Yoshihito with 328,000 in chips which was more than enough to take control of the overall lead. Single Day High Roller runner up Lê Huy Thành edged Day 1A chip leader KKS Vietnam for second rank.
Main Event Day 1B – Chip Counts
Kimotsuki Yoshihito – Japan – 328,000
Lê Huy Thành – Vietnam – 275,000
Julien Tran – Vietnam – 268,000
Phạm Duy Khánh (Prince) – Vietnam – 245,000
Nguyễn Tién Sơn – Vietnam – 226,000
Alex Nguyễn – Vietnam – 222,000
Hoàng Đức Thiện – Vietnam – 176,000
Quang Nguyễn – Vietnam – 160,000
Nguyễn Quang Minh (Mr Ngo) – Vietnam – 159,000
Nguyễn Quang Huy – Vietnam – 143,000
Tien Nguyễn – Vietnam – 103,000
Le Van Thanh Long – Vietnam – 86,000
Linh Phan – Vietnam – 85,000
Terry Nguyễn – Vietnam – 68,000
Pokimon – Vietnam – 36,000
Main Event Day 1A – Chip Counts
KKS Vietnam – Vietnam – 270,000
Ly Dao Dũng – Vietnam – 126,000
Kyle Diệp Quốc Bảo – Vietnam 115,000
Trần Thành Hùng – Vietnam – 83,000
Triong Hoàng Nam – Vietnam – 65,000
With two starting days in the books, the Main Event has now pulled in a combined 108 entries (Day 1A = 22, Day 1B = 86). 20 players secured their seat for Day 2. Two entry heats remain, both taking place on Friday, April 23 at host venue Crown Poker Club. The earlier Day 1C will see slow increasing blinds at 40 minute intervals while the late afternoon Day 1D heat runs a faster 25 minutes. For all you fence sitters, weekend warriors, and players that missed, this is your last chance at the inaugural title. Buy in is VNđ 22,000,000 (~US$ 954). Players begin with a 30,000 stack, which is 300 times the starting blinds of 100 – 100 ante 100.
Dates: April 21 to 25
Guarantee: VNđ 4 billion (~US$ 173,500)
Buy in: VNđ 22,000,000 (~US$ 954)
Day 1A: 5 advanced out of 22 entries
Day 1B: 15 advanced out of 86 entries
Day 1C: Friday, April 23 at 1130am
Day 1D: Friday, April 23 at 530pm
Day 2: Saturday, April 24
Final table: Sunday, April 25
Event 8: Super High Roller – ĐẶNG VĂN HIỂN – VNđ 915,000,000 (~US$ 39,690)
The two day Super High Roller event came to a close with Đặng Văn Hiển clinching it along with the VNđ 915,000,000 (~US$ 39,690) first prize. This was his first ever live tournament victory and second largest cash.
The Super High Roller event attracted 51 entrants (32 uniques, 19 re-entries) for a sizable VNđ 2,473,500,000 (~US$ 107,291) prize pool. 17 players advanced to Day 2 with eventual champion Đặng ranked fifth. By the time the final table was formed, notable players Quang Nguyen and Van Sang Nguyen were out of the running while Đặng was in the driver’s seat, a position he held to the end.
Final table recap
First to fall was Terry Nguyen to Chi Chung “Eddy” Ho with AKo losing to pocket Kings. Another hour or so later, Đặng delivered the bubble with dominating a player’s . Vũ Thể Tuẩn was first to the money, Nguyễn Hũu Dũng and Nguyễn Hoàng Hải followed, all three players busted in separate hands to Nguyễn Đuy Vũ. It took some time for the next player to fall. Before doing so, the day’s incoming chip leader Nguyễn Đức Minh went on a downswing to drop to 6 bbs however a double up off Đặng gave him enough ammo to rail Eddy in 4th place. Three handed, Đặng had three times the stack of each opponent. He grew further after eliminating Nguyễn Đuy Vũ with a higher flush to enter heads on a 6:1 advantage over Minh. It took only one hand to ship it. Minh was all in with , Đặng challenged with , the board ran for a victorious two pair. To date, Đặng collected the largest first prize of the festival.
With this win, Đặng entered the Player of the Series leaderboard ranked 4th. As for runner up Nguyễn Đức Minh, he is ranked 8th. To relive the final table race, watch the recorded stream on the Crown Poker Club facebook page.
Buy in: VNđ 55,000,000 (~US$ 2,385)
Entries: 51 entries
Prize pool: VNđ 2,473,500,000 (~US$ 107,291)
ITM: 7 places
1st Đặng Văn Hiển – Vietnam – VNđ 915,000,000
2nd Nguyễn Đức Minh – Vietnam – VNđ 544,000,000
3rd Nguyễn Đuy Vũ – Vietnam – VNđ 334,000,000
4th Chi Chung “Eddy” Ho – Hong Kong – VNđ 235,000,000
5th Nguyễn Hoàng Hải – Vietnam – VNđ 185,000,000
6th Nguyễn Hũu Dũng – Vietnam – VNđ 148,500,000
7th Vũ Thể Tuẩn – Vietnam – VNđ 111,500,000
Event 10: PLO – NGUYỄN LÊ QUANG – VNđ 60,910,000 (~US$ 2,642)
The lone PLO event in the lineup attracted 31 entries (24 uniques, 7 re-entries) for a pot of VNđ 135,310,000 (~US$ 5,870). Four players earned a piece with Vietnam’s Nguyễn Lê Quang pocketing the VNđ 60,910,000 (~US$ 2,642) first prize and a token trophy. He also cashed at the Bounty Event in 8th place for a combined VNđ 70,710,000 (~US$ 3,067) in winnings. Nguyễn climbed from 37th rank to 21st on the Player of the Series leaderboard.
Buy in: VNđ 5,000,000 (~US$ 217)
Entries: 31 entries (24 uniques, 7 re-entries)
Prize pool: VNđ 135,310,000 (~US$ 5,870)
ITM: 4 places
1st Nguyễn Lê Quang – Vietnam – VNđ 60,910,000
2nd Nguyễn Đức Thành – Vietnam – VNđ 36,500,000
3rd Đặng Đuy Thành – Vietnam – VNđ 23,000,000
4th Phạm Hùng – Vietnam – VNđ 14,900,000
Player of the Series
More players were added to the Player of the Series leaderboard bringing the list up to 54 players. The top three spots are still controlled by the top three of the Warm Up Event while Super High Roller winner Đặng Văn Hiển has taken over the fourth spot.
Below are the current top 10 in points:
Phạm Ngọc Quốc Bảo – Vietnam – 737.1 points
Lê Đình Hải – Vietnamn – 535.5 points
Lê Tân – Vietnam – 384.3 points
Đặng Văn Hiển – Vietnam – 298.35 points
Duy Hồ – USA – 270.9 points
Nguyễn Chiến Hữu – Vietnam – 252.45 points
Trần Đức Toàn – Vietnam – 228.15 points
Nguyễn Đức Minh – Vietnam – 216.75 points
Trần Thông Tùng – Vietnam – 189 points
Kyle Diệp Quốc Bảo – 188.625 points
To earn points, players will have to reach top 10 ITM at any of the numbered WPTDS Hanoi events. The player with the most points accrued at the end of the festival will be awarded a US$ 1,500 WPT Passport and Trophy. For 2nd place, VNđ 5,000,000 Crown Poker Club Coupon, and for 3rd place, VNđ 3,000,000 Crown Poker Club Coupon.
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