WPTDeepStacks Hanoi: Warm Up Event draws 357, smashes guarantee; 45 players advance to Day 2; Superstack & Single Day High Roller up next

Wall to wall action at the inaugural WPTDeepStacks Hanoi as players filled up host venue Crown Poker Club for the last two entry flights of the Warm Up Event. At the completion, a headstrong 357 entered across four starting days to crush the advertised VNđ 1.5 billion guarantee for a much richer VNđ 2,181,630,000 (~US$ 94,630) prize pool.

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Crown Poker Club

Next stage of the race is on Sunday, April 18 with 45 players returning led by Day 1C chip leader Nguyễn Sáng. While everyone is guaranteed to cash a minimum VNđ 11,100,000 (~US$ 481), players will be aiming for the glory and the VNđ 460,830,000 (~US$ 19,989) first prize. To catch the action, tune in to the Crown Poker Club facebook page where the final table will be live streamed.

Of the four starting days, Day 1C and Day 1D drew the largest crowds. Many familiar faces were scattered around the room such as Cao Ngoc Anh, Tony Khoang, Terry Nguyen, and Eric Billgren to name a few. Among the advancing players was Vietnamese pro Pham Bao whose long list of achievements included WPT side event wins. Pham bagged up the second largest stack of Day 1C.

Pham Bao
Pham Bao

Another player high in the count was Duy Ho who collected the second largest stack of Day 1D. Tran Hung Manh aka Macaron Tran will also be returning in Day 2 however, like at the Warm Up Weekend Micro Main Event where he finished in 2nd place, Tran will have another tough climb as he enters carrying in one of the shortest stacks. Check out the chip counts down below.

Event #1: Warm Up Event
Buy in: VNđ 7,000,000 (~US$ 303)
Guarantee: VNđ 1,500,000,000 (~US$ 65,065)
Entries: 357
Prize pool: VNđ 2,181,630,000 (~US$ 94,630)
ITM: 45 places

Final table payouts

1st VNđ 460,830,000
2nd VNđ 322,600,000
3rd VNđ 207,500,000
4th VNđ 135,000,000
5th VNđ 104,100,000
6th VNđ 86,100,000
7th VNđ 72,200,000
8th VNđ 59,000,000
9th VNđ 46,100,000

Day 2 chip counts – 45 players

Nguyễn Sáng – 502,000 (Day 1C leader)
Nguyễn Ngọc Đại – 432,000 (Day 1A leader)
Lê Văn Quang – 405,000 (Day 1D leader)
Trin Nhim – 389,000 (Day 1B leader)
Pham Bao – 389,000
DTO-Snap – 388,000
Duy Ho – 369,000
Lê Huy Thành – 361,000
Tommy Huỳnh – 354,000
Lordrich – 331,000
Phạm Văn Phú – 330,000
Tân Lê – 320,000
Nguyễn Mạnh Hưng – 279,000
Toàn Râu – 276,000
Nguyễn Chiến Hữu – 258,000
Lê Sơn – 233,000
Minh Nguyen – 217,000
Phạm Duy Ánh – 207,000
Lý Đắc Dũng – 198,000
Avocado – 186,000
Nguyễn Thế Linh – 186,000
Trần Thông Tùng – 174,000
Nguyễn Quang Huy – 169,000
KKS – 168,000
Chu Thai Thinh – 159,000
Minh Hoang Bui – 141,000
Vi Khoa – 124,000
Nguyễn Văn Chiến – 113,000
Ta Son Tung( Ali) – 103,000
Nguyễn Thế Vinh – 100,000
Saitama – 95,000
Little Fish – 86,000
Pham Hoang Quan – 86,000
Chu Tiến Thành – 82,000
Lê Việt Hưng – 76,000
Fantomas – 74,000
Minh Anh Nguyen – 71,000
Hue Dang – 70,000
MIKITA77 – 68,000
Phùng Quang Thịnh – 66,000
Long KK – 65,000
Macaron Tran – 63,000
Hwang Ho Jin – 61,000
BoBi – 52,000
Việt EngLand – 51,000

Total chips in play: 8,925,000
Average stack: 198,333
Day 2 opening blinds: 2000 – 4000 ante 4000

Up next at WPTDS Hanoi

When players return, two events will run alongside Warm Up Event Day 2, the Superstack and Single Day High Roller. There is also one Main Event satellite scheduled with one seat worth VNđ 22,000,000 (~US$ 954) guaranteed.

Event #3: Superstack – VNđ 5,000,000 buy in (~US$ 217)
Event #4: Single Day High Roller – VNđ 33,000,000 (~US$ 1,431)
Satellite: Main Event – VNđ 3,500,000 (~US$ 152)

Somuchpoker will provide daily recaps of the ongoing WPTDS Hanoi so stick with us for all the updates.

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Triccia David

Triccia David has long experience as a recreational poker player and has been covering poker events since 2010 for numerous outfits. She spent a year working part time with Poker Portal Asia and later became the editor and 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 blogger for several other major events in the Philippines. Currently, she is in charge of events reporting for Somuchpoker.

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