Crown Poker Club-WPTWC Series: Trent Fechter bags the lead at Opener Day 1A; Anh Duy Nguyen and Truong Xuan Dinh win first trophies


The Crown Poker Club completed its first day of “Find Your Way to WPT World Championship Series” festivities in Ha Noi, Vietnam. Anh Duy Nguyen and Trong Xuan Dinh walked away as the event’s first champions while at the multi-day WPTC Series Opener, Day 1A concluded with six players remaining led by USA’s Trent Fechter. We’ve got those stories for you down below.

WPTC Series Opener: Day 1A

Light turnout at the WPTC Series Opener with only 51 taking to the felt. Although that’s a far cry from the 313 entries needed to breach the ₫2,500,000,000 (~$183,850) guaranteed prize pool, there are still two starters yet to play out. For those jumping in those heats, the player to catch is USA’s Trent Fechter who bagged the biggest stack at Day 1A.

Trent Fechter – Photo credit Crown Poker Club

Day 1A survivors

Trent Fechter USA 263,000
Duc Van Nguyen Vietnam 249,000
Bach Ngoc Le Vietnam 160,000
Cong Van Pham Vietnam 157,000
Linh Duc Dinh Vietnam 135,000
Long Hoang Nguyen Vietnam 56,000

Day 1A survivors return to the felt on Sunday, October 30 at 10:30am for the next stage of the race. They await the results of Day 1B and Day 1C which light up the tables on Saturday, October 29. The earlier Day 1B starts at 11:00am followed by Day 1C in the afternoon at 3:30pm. Buy in is ₫8,800,000 (~$365).

Entering players start with a stack of 25,000 with opening blinds at 100-100 for the first two levels, 100-200 for Level 3, then the BB Ante stage begins. Blinds increase every 30 minutes. Registration closes at the start of Level 11. For signups at the last second, you still receive a healthy 20 BB stack. Day 1 bags up once the field is down to 12.5%.

ANH DUY NGUYEN ships the Mini High Roller

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Anh Duy Nguyen – Photo credit Crown Poker Club

The Mini High Roller wrapped up past the light of dawn with the 43-entry field crunched down to the champion. Claiming the trophy and the ₫270,700,000 (~$10,900) first prize was Vietnam’s Anh Duy Nguyen after outkicking CPC’s Kien Duc Tran at heads up. Nguyen is a well known local slugger, notorious for running deep at local high roller events. He adds this title to his other club wins.

Buy in: ₫22,000,000 (~$885)
Guarantee: ₫400,000,000 (~$ 16,100)
Entries: 43
Prize pool: ₫825,600,000 (~$33,240)
ITM: 5 places


1st Anh Duy Nguyen Vietnam ₫270,700,000
2nd Kien Duc Tran Vietnam ₫202,700,000
3rd Long Gia Dinh Vietnam ₫149,500,000
4th Chien Van Nguyen Vietnam ₫100,700,000
5th Steffen Endres Germany ₫72,000,000

TRUONG XUAN DINH wins the Deepstack NLH

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Truong Xuan DInh – Photo courtesy of Crown Poker Club

Vietnam’s Truong Xuan Dinh became the first player to lift one of the custom designed Crown Poker Club trophies after besting the 25-entry field of the Deepstack NLH. Pretty good day for the champ who earned the lion’s share of the ₫72,000,000 (~$2,900) prize pool. Dinh turned his lowly ₫3,400,000 (~$137) buy in into a ₫36,000,000 (~~$1,450) payday. On the flip side, falling the hardest on the bubble was Vietnam’s Vinh Huu Nguyen whose AdQd was outdrawn by Jh10d with a Ten finding the river.


1st Truong Xuan Dinh Vietnam ₫36,000,000
2nd Binh Thanh Tran Vietnam ₫21,600,000
3rd Hai Thanh Le Vietnam ₫14,400,000

More games and trophies to be won at the ongoing series. The event runs through November 6. The ₫5 Billion guaranteed Main Event takes place on November 3 to 6 with buy in of ₫16.5 Million. Once again, we’d like to remind everyone of the good news, there will be “No Tax on your winnings”. You heard right, no tax. So time to get on the felt and pad up that wallet! Make sure to check the schedule for all the info.

CPC ₫13 Billion WPTC Series full 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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