WPTDeepStacks Hanoi: Main Event Day 1A results; Super High Roller draws 51 entries; Tommy Ngo flips and wins the Short Deck

Day 6 at the inaugural WPTDeepStacks Hanoi was the start of the series headliner Main Event with VNđ 4 billion (~US$ 173,500) guaranteed in tow. 19 players found their way to the felt with 3 re-entering for a total of 22 entries. After 15 rounds of scheduled play, only five players remained. They will have a three day break before returning for Day 2.

Main Event
WPT Hanoi – Main Event

Main Event Day 1A – Chip Counts

KKS Vietnam – 270,000
Ly Dao Dũng – 126,000
Kyle Diệp Quốc Bảo – 115,000
Trần Thành Hùng – 83,000
Triong Hoàng Nam – 65,000

With one day down, the Main Event continues on the next four days with the final table taking place on April 25. Up next is Day 1B which kicks off on Thursday, April 22 at 1130am (local time). Buy in for this prestigious event is VNđ 22,000,000 (~US$ 954). Players start with a 30,000 stack, which is 300 times the starting blinds of 100 – 100 ante 100. Day 1B and Day 1C will see the blinds increase every 40 minutes while the afternoon Day 1D heat runs a faster 25 minutes. For players that bust early, plenty of chances to advance with two re-entries allowed per starting day. Registration closes at the start of Level 10, bagging time at the end of Level 15.

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: Thursday, April 22
Day 1C: Friday, April 23
Day 1D: Friday, April 23
Day 2: Saturday, April 24
Final table: Sunday, April 25

For players hoping to get in at a cheaper cost, Main Event satellites are still available however only two remain. Buy in is VNđ 3,500,000 (~US$ 152). For even less, try your luck at the feeder at a very cheap VNđ 550,000 (~US$ 24).

Event Recaps

In addition to Main Event Day 1A, the floor was shared by the Super High Rollers [ 2 Day Event ] which bagged up at 17 players and the Short Deck with Tommy Ngo Anh Quan awarded the win.

Event 9: Short Deck – TOMMY NGO ANH QUAN – NT$ 55,480,000 (~US$ 2,406)

The Short Deck event was the only tournament that reached the finish line. At heads up, Tommy Ngo Anh Quan and Huynh Ngoc Cuong opted to split the remaining cash down the middle and flip for the trophy. Ngo won it and became the seventh winner of the series. His triumph earned him a payout of NT$ 55,480,000 (~US$ 2,406).

Short Deck Champion
Tommy Ngo Anh Quan

Buy in: VNđ 5,000,000 (~US$ 217)
Entries: 41 (29 uniques, 12 re-entries)
Prize pool: NT$ 178,960,000 (~US$ 7,760)
ITM: 6 places


1st Tommy Ngo Anh Quan – Vietnam – VNđ 55,480,000*
2nd Huynh Ngoc Cuong – Vietnam – VNđ 55,480,000*
3rd Luong Anh Tuan – Vietnam – VNđ 25,100,000
4th Tony Khoang – Netherlands – VNđ 17,900,000
5th Tran Hung Manh – Vietnam – VNđ 14,300,000
6th Nguyen Minh Hoang – Vietnam – VNđ 10,700,000
*Heads up deal chop 50/50, flip for the trophy

Event 8: Super High Roller [ 2 Day Event ]

Chi Chung Ho
Chi Chung Ho

Out of all the events heating up Day 6, the Super High Roller was no doubt the biggest star with 51 entries (32 uniques, 19 re-entries) ponying up the VNđ 55,000,000 (~US$ 2,385) buy in. This built an impressive prize pool of VNđ 2,473,500,000 (~US$ 107,291). Among the 17 advancing players were Terry Nguyen, Quang Nguyen, Nguyen Van Sang, and All Bankrolls winner Nguyen Quang Huy. Hong Kong player Chi Chung Ho bagged up the second largest stack. When they return on Thursday, April 22, they will be hunting down the money which starts at 7th place. Awaiting the champion is a cool VNđ 915,000,000 (~US$ 39,690). Chip counts and prize pool payouts below.

Chip counts

Minh Nguyen – 1,345,000
Chi Chung Ho – 1,100,000
Quang Nguyen – 1,070,000
Terry Nguyen – 970,000
Dang Van Hien – 955,000
Nguyen Van Sang – 920,000
Huy Dung Nguyen – 835,000
Chu Thai Thinh – 735,000
Nguyen Hoang Hai – 710,000
Tran Huy Hoang – 655,000
Vu The Tuan – 650,000
Nguyen Quang Huy – 545,000
EMIT – 460,000
Dinh Tien Thanh – 375,000
Tien Nguyen – 325,000
Nguyen Quang Ming (Ngai Ngo) – 220,000

Prize pool payouts

1st VNđ 915,000,000
2nd VNđ 544,000,000
3rd VNđ 334,000,000
4th VNđ 235,000,000
5th VNđ 185,000,000
6th VNđ 148,500,000
7th VNđ 111,500,000

WPTDeepstacks Hanoi has been ongoing at Crown Poker Club since April 16 and will run through April 25. A total of 13 events are offered with seven already claimed. Six more games are up for grabs including the Main Event VNđ 4 billion (~US$ 173,500) guaranteed. Somuchpoker will provide daily recaps so stick with us for all the updates.

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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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