Another packed house at the inaugural WPTDeepStacks Hanoi as everyone came out to take part in the last two starting heats of the highlighted Main Event. Well known local and international players were among the attendees such as Cao Ngoc Anh, Đinh Xuân Dinh, Nguyễn Hoàng Bách, William Kang, Andre Lettau, and Warm Up Event champion Pham Ngoc Quoc Bao. In the aftermath, the Main Event drew a combined 378 entries across four starting days to crush the advertised guarantee to bits in exchange for a much richer VNđ 7,333,200,000 (~US$ 318,086) prize pool.
Here are the day’s results and what to expect on the festival’s penultimate day.
Main Event recap
The Main Event kicked off on first gear with only 22 showing up for Day 1A. It picked up pace on Day 1B with 86 entries added to the pool. On the third day, the event was at full throttle with 190 entries for Day 1C and another 80 turning up for Day 1D. This brought the overall total to 378 entries.
Buy in: VNđ 22,000,000 (~US$ 954)
Guarantee: VNđ 4 billion (~US$ 173,500)
Cumulative Entries: 378
Prize pool: VNđ 7,333,200,000 (~US$ 318,086)
ITM: 48 places
Day 1A: 5 advanced out of 22 entries
Day 1B: 15 advanced out of 86 entries
Day 1C: 45 advanced out of 190 entries
Day 1D: 25 advanced out of 80 entries
Day 2: 90 players
Average stack: 126,000
Opening blinds: 2000 – 4000 ante 4000
The next stage of the race takes place on Saturday, April 24 at 11am (local time) with Day 2 qualifiers returning to Crown Poker Club to hunt down the money and a Final Table seat. Blinds increase at a slower 60 minute pace.
Leading them in is Day 1C chip leader Nguyễn Lê Quang who has been running red hot at the series with a victory at the Pot Limit Omaha and 8th at the Bounty Event. He carries in a stack equivalent to 97 big blinds. Among the top 10 is Julien Tran with 67 big blinds and Nguyễn Đuy Vũ “Emit” who took third at the Super High Roller. Taking a look at the opposite end, among those with a mountain to climb is short stacked Harry Duong who enters with barely 7 big blinds. Another is Phạm Ngọc Quốc Bảo with 14 big blinds.
The payouts have also been calculated. Money begins at 48th place with a minimum cash of VNđ 35,500,000 (~US$ 1,540). The highest payout of Day 2 is 10th place at VNđ 128,000,000 (~US$ 5,552). Day 2 ends once the final 9 players have been determined. When action returns on the final day, the players will be guaranteed VNđ 152,800,000 (~US$ 6,628) however the chase will be for the handsome VNđ 1,527,000,000 (~US$ 66,235) first prize and the iconic WPTDS Hanoi Main Event Trophy.
|1||Nguyễn Lê Quang||389,000|
|2||Xua Tan Bóng Tối||357,000|
|4||Lê Huy Thành||275,000|
|7||Nguyễn Đuy Vũ “Emit”||258,000|
|9||Phạm Duy Khánh||245,000|
|11||Phạm Huy Hoàng||232,000|
|12||Nguyen Tien Son||226,000|
|15||Nguyễn Xuân Thắng||179,000|
|16||Hoàng Đức Thiện||176,000|
|20||Nguyễn Quang Minh||159,000|
|21||Lâm Kim Long||158,000|
|23||Đặng Ngọc Quốc Thi||158,000|
|24||Phan Ngoc Quang||154,000|
|27||Nguyen Quang Huy||143,000|
|30||Phạm Văn Phú||135,000|
|33||Nguyễn Ngọc Đại||132,000|
|34||Nguyễn Hoàng Bách||128,000|
|35||Pham Quang Huy||128,000|
|36||Bùi Anh Khoa||126,000|
|37||Lý Đắc Dũng||126,000|
|38||Nguyễn Đặng Phúc||125,000|
|39||Nguyễn Hoàng Hai||121,000|
|42||Kyle Bao Quốc An Diep||115,000|
|43||Đỗ Tiến Hưng||114,000|
|44||Hoàng Lâm Bùi||111,000|
|45||Trần Viết Nhất||111,000|
|51||Phan Đa Phuc||100,000|
|53||Phạm Minh Tuấn||96,000|
|54||Cao Ngọc Anh||95,000|
|56||Phạm Duy Minh||91,000|
|58||Tran Huy Tien||91,000|
|59||Le Van Thanh Long||86,000|
|62||Trần Thanh Hưng||83,000|
|63||Chu Trần Đại||80,000|
|64||Van Phinh Nguyen||78,000|
|65||Lim Young Kwon||78,000|
|68||Trần Đức Phương||71,000|
|69||Minh Anh Nguyen||70,000|
|74||Đinh Tiến Thành||67,000|
|76||Trương Hoàng Nam||65,000|
|80||Mon Béo Ị||53,000|
|85||Tran Huy Phong||41,000|
|87||Nguyễn Chiến Hữu||33,000|
|90||Đinh Xuân Dinh||19,000|
As the festival enters the penultimate day, Main Event Day 2 will be joined by the only freezeout tournament in the lineup, the Crown Poker Club Superstack Classic. This is a two day event. For a buy in of VNđ 6,000,000 (~US$ 260), players receive a deep 50,000 stack which is 500 times the opening blinds. Blinds increase every 30 minutes. Registration closes at the start of Level 12.
Also joining on the floor is the High Roller 2 Day Event. This is the second to the last event extending a guarantee. Registration is open until 220pm on Day 2.
Event #12: High Roller 2 Day Event
Dates: April 24 to 25
Buy in: VNđ 33,000,000 (~US$ 1,431)
Guarantee: VNđ 1,000,000,000 (~US$ 43,376)
Starting stack: 100,000
Levels: 40 minutes
Starting blinds: 200 – 300 and 300
Day 1: plays until the end of Level 10
*Late registration closes at the start of Level 13
Player of the Series
With no games completed on Day 8, the Player of the Series leaderboard remains the same. Listed below are the top 10 in points after 9 events.
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
Only four events left where points can be earned. 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.
Somuchpoker will continue to provide daily recaps of the ongoing WPTDS Hanoi so stick with us for all the updates.