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Poker Dream – Vietnam 2022: Live Updates

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Minh Anh Nguyen wins the Main Event for ₫3,378,000,000 (~$137,700)

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After nearly 11 hours of play, the first ever Poker Dream Vietnam Main Event champion has emerged with VSOP’s Minh A Nguyen defeating Brandon Koh with a flush over pocket Aces. He shipped the ₫3,378,000,000 (~$137,700) first prize and the brand’s custom golden dragon trophy. Congratulations to the champ!

23:30: Brandon Koh calls to his doom in 2nd place – ₫2,055,000,000 (~$83,775)
Level 33: 125,000-250,000-250,000 Ante BB

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Brandon Koh

Action opened with a limp by Brandon Koh, checked by Minh A Nguyen to head to the flop 5h9h2d.  Nguyen led for 300k, Koh called. On the turn Qh, Nguyen checked, Koh fired 500k, Nguyen called. The river 4s Nguyen checked again, Koh bet 2M, Nguyen jammed his 13M stack that well covered Koh who tanked for a long time then finally opted to risk it. Nguyen showed 7h3h flush, Koh flashed his AhAc.


23:15: Tables turned! Minh a Nguyen takes the lead
Level 33: 125,000-250,000-250,000 Ante BB

Brandon Koh raised to 900k, Minh A Nguyen three-bet jammed his 7.8M stack, Koh tank-called.

Koh Ad9c
Nguyen Jc8d

In danger of elimination, the board saved him 3hJh10s5cJd for trips and a double up to over 15M. Nguyen now chip leader for the first time at this final table.


23:00: Splitsville
Level 33: 125,000-250,000-250,000 Ante BB

Minh A Nguyen raise to 550k, called by Brandon Koh. At the flop 7hJh2s, Nguyen c-bet 350k, Koh check-called. On the turn 8c, both checked, on the river 5h, Koh check-called 525k, both players had Queen-Jack offsuit to split the pot.


22:45: Brandon Koh puts a stop to Nguyen
Level 33: 125,000-250,000-250,000 Ante BB

Minh Nguyen limped, Brandon Koh checked, the flop ran Js5s8s. Koh check-called 250k and the turn was 8h. Check again by Koh, Nguyen continued to pump up the pot with a 475k bet, Koh smooth-called. On the river As, Koh bet 300k, Nguyen counted out chips then folded.


22:30: Good pot for Minh A Nguyen
Level 33: 125,000-250,000-250,000 Ante BB

Brandon Koh raised to 750k, Minh A Nguyen three-bet to 2.4M, Koh called. At the flop 4hJh9h, Nguyen bet 1.1M, Koh folded.


22:15: Heads up between Brandon Koh and Minh Nguyen

We are now heads up here at the Main Event with Brandon Koh ahead 15M to Minh A Nguyen’s 9.6M. Both players are hunting down the massive ₫3,378,00,000 (~$137,700) first prize. Runner up prize is ₫2,055,000,000 (~$83,775).


22:00: Winfred Yu exits in 3rd place – ₫1,452,150,000 (~$59,200)
Level 30: 100,000-200,000-200,000 Ante BB

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Winfred Yu
Hong Kong’s last hope, Winfred Yu has just been eliminated. Chip leader Brandon Koh shoved, Yu called.

Yu QdJs
Koh Ah2h

The board 10c8sQh6s6d ended Yu in 3rd place for ₫1,452,150,000 (~$59,200). 


21:50: Minh Nguyen doubles through Yu
Level 30: 100,000-150,000-150,000 Ante BB

All in preflop with Minh A Nguyen headed for a double up with AcKc dominating Winfred Yu’s AdJs. With the board running 9d6d3s6sAs, Nguyen climbed to 9M. Yu down to 2.4M.


21:31: Brandon Koh with a commanding stack
Level 30: 100,000-150,000-150,000 Ante BB

Having just knocked out Ngo Minh Tien, Brandon Koh now sits with a commanding lead of 16M while Winfred Yu and Minh Nguyen both have 4.5M.

21:30: Ngo Minh Tien eliminated in 4th place – ₫1,093,400,000 (~$44,575)
Level 30: 100,000-150,000-150,000 Ante BB

Ngo Minh Tien raised to 500k from small blind, Brandon Koh defended, and the flop ran Kc5h10d. Ngo bet 450k, Koh called. On the turn 8d, Ngo checked, Koh bet 1.2M, Ngo raised to 2.65M, Koh snap-jammed, and Ngo called for his tournament life.

Koh 8c5c
Ngo KhQd

The river was 2d to end Ngo’s Main Event title chase in 4th place. Ngo earned ₫1,093,400,000 (~$44,575). 


20:15: Dinner break

The remaining four players are on a scheduled 60 minute dinner break. We will be back then.

20:10: Manh Huu Nguyen eliminated in 5th place – ₫862,000,000 (~$35,140)
Level 29: 60,000-120,000-120,000 Ante BB

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Manh Huu Nguyen

Manh Huu Nguyen entered the final table as massive chip leader but after suffering loss after loss he was down to 12 BB and shoved with Ac9h. He was called by Winfred Yu with Kh10h. The board ran 4hKs3hJsKc for trips to Yu and Nguyen a 5th place finish. Nguyen earned ₫862,000,000 (~$35,140) for his deep run. 


20:00: Zong Chi He eliminated in 6th place – ₫646,700,000 (~$23,360)
Level 29: 60,000-120,000-120,000 Ante BB

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Zong Chi He

The lone Taiwanese in the lineup Zong Chi He all in with Ah7d and needed to get lucky against Brandon Koh’s AsQc to stay in the game. No such luck with the board running 2c4h10h2sJh. Zong earned ₫646,700,000 (~$23,360) for 6th place.


19:30: Minh Nguyen versus Manh Huu Nguyen
Level 29: 60,000-120,000-120,000 Ante BB

From Minh A Nguyen raised to 250k, small blind Manh Huu Nguyen three-bet to 680k, Minh called. The flop 7s2sQd, Manh Huu fired 550k, Minh called. On the turn 9s both checked, and the same on the river 10d. Manh Huu opened AdKs, Minh had JdJh to win the pot.

Ten minutes later, the pair faced off again. Manh Huu raised 310k and Minh called. On the flop 2s9s3h, Minh jammed and took it down. The live stream had Minh with pocket Kings and Manh Huu with Ace-Jack offsuit.


19:00: Brandon Koh doubles up through the leader
Level 28: 50,000-100,000- 100,000 Ante BB

Brandon Koh raises to 275k, Manh Huu Nguyen bullies with his big stack with a push, Koh calls for his tournament life.

Koh QsQd
Nguyen Ah10d

The board runs JdJh2sQc for a full house to Koh, Nguyen is drawing dead. The river is 10c. Koh zooms to 5.1M.


18:50: Dennis Ng eliminated in 7th place – ₫459,000,000 (~$18,710)
Level 28: 50,000-100,000- 100,000 Ante BB

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Dennis Ng

Dennis Ng was next to tumble at the final table. He was all in with 9d9h, Ngo Minh Tien had overcards AdKd that both paired up JsAh4sKh10d. Ng finished 7th for ₫459,000,000 (~$18,710). 


18:40: Nam Hoang Nguyen outdrawn in 8th place – ₫318,400,000 (~$12,980)
Level 28: 50,000-100,000- 100,000 Ante BB

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Nam Hoang Nguyen

Nam Hoang Nguyen shoves with AsQc, Zong Chi He calls with KsQd, a King finds the flop and holds to end Nguyen’s run in 8th place. He earned ₫318,400,000 (~$12,980) for his deep run. 


18:35: Dinh Van Tien’s aces burned, falls 9th in place – ₫2,055,000,000 (~$8,370)
Level 28: 50,000-100,000- 100,000 Ante BB

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Dinh Van Tien
Dinh Van Tien raised to 250k from hijack, Ngo Minh Tien looked over at Dinh’s stack and three-bet to 520k, action folded around to Dinh who shoved, snap called by Ngo.

Dinh AdAc
Ngo As9s
Aces were way ahead but with the board running AhJsQd10d8h, it was a straight for Ngo to burn aces. Dinh Van Tien out in 9th place for ₫2,055,000,000 (~$8,370).


18:30: Winfred Yu picks up first big pot
Level 28: 50,000-100,000- 100,000 Ante BB

From hijack Winfred Yu raised to 200k and big blind Ngo Minh Tien defended. At the flop Kd7cAd, Tien check-called Yu’s c-bet of 175k. On the turn Ac, Yu shoved, Tien folded. Yu rises to 2.3M.


18:20: Main Event final table underway!
Level 28: 50,000-100,000- 100,000 Ante BB

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Cards in the air at the final table of the Main Event. Nine players remain, each one hunting down the enormous ₫3,378,000,000 top prize. The player best positioned to capture it Manh Huu Nguyen who carries in a stack of 78 BB. To emphasize the enormity of this stack, the closest challenger Ngo Minh Tien sits with 38 BB. 


Final table formed!

Seat Player Flag Chip Count
1 Winfred Yu Hong Kong 1,125,000
2 Minh Anh Nguyen Vietnam 3,225,000
3 Dennis Ng Hong Kong 1,750,000
4 Dinh Tien Van Vietnam 1,450,000
5 Tien Minh Ngo Vietnam 3,750,000
6 Zong Chi He Taiwan 2,600,000
7 Brandon Koh Malaysia 2,075,000
8 Manh Huu Nguyen Vietnam 7,825,000
9 Nam Hoang Nguyen Vietnam 800,000

Chip counts by rank 

Player Flag Chips BB
Manh Huu Nguyen Vietnam 7,825,000 78
Ngo Minh Tien Vietnam 3,750,000 38
Minh Anh Nguyen Vietnam 3,225,000 32
Zong Chi He Taiwan 2,600,000 26
Brandon Koh Malaysia 2,075,000 21
Dennis Ng Hong Kong 1,750,000 18
Dinh Tien Van Vietnam 1,450,000 15
Winfred Yu Hong Kong 1,125,000 11
Nam Hoang Nguyen Vietnam 800,000 8

Remaining payouts

1st ₫3,378,000,000
2nd ₫2,055,000,000
3rd ₫1,452,150,000
4th ₫1,093,400,000
5th ₫862,000,000
6th ₫646,700,000
7th ₫459,000,000
8th ₫318,400,000
9th ₫251,600,000

17:00: Hojin Kim banks it then goes bust in 10th place – ₫207,300,000 (~$8,450)
Level 28: 50,000-100,000- 100,000 Ante BB

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Hojin Kim
Hojin Kim has been on the attack since the start of the day but still found himself way behind the big stacks. He was all in twice within five minutes, got called, went up then went broke in 10th place to miss the final table.

The first hand was all in for his last 6 BB with Ac2s, chip leader Manh Huu Nguyen called with Qs7c. The board was blank for a double up over 1.3M.

Minutes late he jammed from the utg with Kc9c, the leader Nguyen snapped on the big blind with a commanding AsKh, the board ran 9d{8hKs for two pair to Kim which held on the turn Js but the river Ah switched them back up for a higher two pair to Nguyen. That ends Korea’s bid for the title as Kim walked away having to settle for ₫207,300,000 (~$8,450) in winnings.


16:55: Wai Sim Kok dusted in 11th place – ₫207,300,000 (~$8,450)
Level 28: 50,000-100,000- 100,000 Ante BB

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Down to 6 BB, Wai Sim Kok sent it all in on a flop Jd8h10d, Ngo Minh Tien called to put him at risk. Kok had Kd5d flush draw, Tien with Qd10c pair and gut shot, the turn 6h and river 4h were not the outs for Kok to end his run in 11th place for ₫207,300,000 (~$8,450). Tien chipped up to 4.5M.


16:45: Fu Bang Huang railed in 12th place – ₫185,400,000 (~$7,560)
Level 28: 50,000-100,000- 100,000 Ante BB

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Fu Bang Huang
Minh A Nguyen raised on the button to 200k, small blind Manh Huu Nguyen called, big blind Fu Bang Huang shoved his 1.66M stack, Minh folded and Manh tank-called.

Huang AhJd
Nguyen AcQc

Minh said he also had Ace-Queen. The board ran QdKh5c7h4h to send Huang out of the running in 12th place for ₫185,400,000 (~$7,560).


16:40: Nam Hoang Nguyen survives the flip
Level 28: 50,000-100,000- 100,000 Ante BB

Nam Hoang Nguyen was all in with 6h6c, Dinh Van Tien called with overcards {khQh, the board ran 10c3h10dJc3c for a double up to Nguyen to 1.3M.


16:15: Dinh Van Tien celebrates the rivered flush
Level 27: 40,000-80,000-80,000 Ante BB

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Dinh Van Tien was at risk with Ac7c with chip leader Manh Huu Nguyen ahead JcJh. With the board runing 3cQd10h4c5c, it was a runner runner flush to overtake the leader and stay in the game. Tien chipped up to over 1M.


16:00: Brandon Koh gets the max again
Level 27: 40,000-80,000-80,000 Ante BB

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Hsien Koh Ren
Brandon Koh cannot be stopped! Rising from just 1 BB he is now one of the leaders having shipped another full boost against Ngo Minh Tien. Hand opened with utg Tien raising to 160k, big blind Ren shoved his 1.265M stack, Tien called.

Koh 9d9s
Tien AsQd

The board ran low 8d5h8s6c3h. Koh up to 2.65M. Tien dipped to 2.8M.


15:50: Dhaval Mudgal exits in 13th place – ₫185,400,000 (~$7,560)
Level 27: 40,000-80,000-80,000 Ante BB

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Battle of the blinds, sb Minh A Nguyen raises 400k, bb Dhaval Mudgal all in,Nguyen AcKh, Mudgal KcQh, the board ran Jc6d5s2s10d. Mudgal exited in 13th place for a payout of ₫185,400,000 (~$7,560).


15:40: Lucky board for Nam Hoang Nguyen
Level 27: 40,000-80,000-80,000 Ante BB

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Nam Hoang Nguyen

Nam Hoang Nguyen all in from the small blind with Ad9h, big blind Dinh Van Tien called with AcQd. Nguyen was packing up to go but was glad to sit back down with the board running 7d5d6s2s8c for a straight. Nguyen up to 1.35M, Tien down to 580k.


15:35: Manh Huu Nguyen continues to climb after the break
Level 27: 40,000-80,000-80,000 Ante BB

Coming back from a 15-minute break, Manh Huu Nguyen faced off against Fu Bang Huang. From blind positions, the pair built a massive pot of around 1.4M. Nguyen bet 26k, Huang raised to 530k, Nguyen called, Huang quickly mucked for Nguyen to take the pot without needing to show.

15:10:Brandon Koh banks another double
Level 26: 30,000-60,000-60,000 Ante BB

Brandon Koh on a roll now with the double ups. He landed another one to send his stack soaring. Preflop raise sent the pot to 325k, the cards ran 5s6hQs, big blind spot He Zong Chi check-called Koh’s 180k bet. The turn 4c check again by Zong, Koh jammed 540k, Zong called it.

Zong 6c2c
Koh AsQd

The river 9s kept Koh ahead to ship a pot of 1.765M. Zong dropped to 1.515M.


15:00: Manh Huu Nguyen wins some off Mudgal
Level 26: 30,000-60,000-60,000 Ante BB

Action opened with cutoff Dhaval Mudgal raisingto 120k, button Manh Huu Nguyen three-bet to 280k, Mudgal called. On the flop 4s5c2h and turn 7d no bets landed. On the river 3h Nguyen get 250k, Mudgal check-called, Nguyen won it with AcKh straight.


14:55: Another for Brandon Koh
Level 26: 30,000-60,000-60,000 Ante BB

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Hsien Ren Koh

All in again for Bandon Koh and again it was a double up off Ngo Minh Tien with Jc10c ahead at the shove against 10d9h. The board ran Qc5s{9d8cKc for a victorious straight. He is now back to health with 890k.


14:50: Brandon Koh lands a double but still short
Level 26: 30,000-60,000-60,000 Ante BB

Short stacked Brandon Koh quickly found a spot to get the rest of his chips in with pocket Kings giving him a full boost through Ngo Minh Tien’s pocket Fives.

14:45: Hojin Kim three-bets for the pot
Level 26: 30,000-60,000-60,000 Ante BB

Three way look at the flop QhQd6h to build a 390k pot. Hojin Kim bet 110k from the utg position, Dinh Van Tien folded, big blind position Fu Bang Huang raised to 275k, back to Kim who tank-raised to 600k. Huang folded.


14:40: Wai Sim Kok shoots up, Hsien Ren Koh plummets to 1 BB
Level 26: 30,000-60,000-60,000 Ante BB

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Wai Sim Kok

Wai Sim Kok was happy at the turnout of his push with QcJc pairing the Queen on a board 4s7h4hQd9s to survive against Brandon Koh’s AcKd. He 1.73M. On the flip side it was a huge drop for Koh down to 1 BB.


14:35: Dinh Van Tien raises with 2-3 on the button
Level 26: 30,000-60,000-60,000 Ante BB

Action folded to Dinh Van Tien on the button, he raised and big blind Dhaval Mudgal defended. Tien c-bet 85k on the flop 10c5h4d, then sent another 100k on the turn 3h. Both checked the river 2s. Mudgal had KhJh missed draw, Tien won it with 2s3d two pair.


14:30: Hojin Kim doubles up through Huang
Level 26: 30,000-60,000-60,000 Ante BB

Hojin Kim three-bet jammed with Ac2c and initial raiser Fu Bang Huang called with Jh10s. The board came 7dAd3d5dKc, and with neither player with a diamond, top pair won it. Kim rises to 1.1M.


14:25: Hazel Chui out in 14th place – ₫167,400,000 (~$6,820)
Level 26: 30,000-60,000-60,000 Ante BB

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Hazel Chui

The lone lady in the field just departed. Hazel Chui sent her last 525k out front with {ac|}Qh, got called by Dennis Ng with a dominating AdKs. Both players hit the board Kd10d10cQc9d with Ng showing the better spread. Chui earned ₫167,400,000 (~$6,820) for her 14th place finish.


14:15: Fu Bang Huang drags a big pot
Level 26: 30,000-60,000-60,000 Ante BB

From hijack, Dinh Van Tien raised to 125k, button Dhaval Mudgal and big blind Fu Bang Huang called. The flop 8d9dAc, Tien c-bet 150k and was check-called by both Mdugal and Huang. On the turn Jd no bets, and the river came 8s. Huang led for 380k, Tien called, Mudgal folded. Huang showed AhJc, Tien mucked. Huang up to 3.25M, Tien down to 1.475M, Mudgal at 1.9M.


14:05: Haerok Lee departs in 15th place – ₫167,400,000 (~$6,820)
Level 26: 30,000-60,000-60,000 Ante BB

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Haerok Lee

Haerok Lee was the next to fall by out of the running. He pushed on the small blind with Qh5h, got called by Dinh Van Tien on the big blind with Kh9c. The board ran Kc6d10h3c4h. Lee earned ₫167,400,000 (~$6,820) for his 15th place finish. Tien up to 2.2M. 


14:00: Anh Hoai Tran falls 16th place – ₫149,500,000 (~$6,095)
Level 25: 25,000-50,000-50,000 Ante BB

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Anh Hoai Tran

Hijack Anh Hoai Tran sent his last 420k out front with AsQh and big blind Dinh Tien Van called with AhKh. The board was low 4s4c3h8d2c. Tran earned ₫149,500,000(~$6,095).


13:50: Final 16 players
Level 25: 25,000-50,000-50,000 Ante BB

We are down to the final 16 players. Two tables. Listed below by chip rank.
Tien Minh Ngo 3,160,000 63
Minh Anh Nguyen 2,930,000 59
Dhaval Mudgal 2,500,000 50
Fu Bang Huang 2,305,000 46
Hazel Chui 1,925,000 39
Dinh Tien Van 1,900,000 38
Dennis Ng 1,660,000 33
Zong Chi He 1,385,000 28
Brandon Koh 1,315,000 26
Nam Hoang Nguyen 1,300,000 26
Winfred Yu 1,045,000 21
Peter Sim 890,000 18
Manh Huu Nguyen 855,000 17
Hojin Kim 725,000 15
Anh Hoai Tran 550,000 11
Haerok Lee 350,000 7

13:50: Jenam Yu exits in 17th place – ₫149,500,000 (~$6,095)
Level 25: 25,000-50,000-50,000 Ante BB

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Jenam Yu

End of the road for Jenam Yu who was the first player to cross into 1M and 2M at Day 2. His bid for the title ended here at Day 3 pushing with AhQc that missed to fall to Minh A Nguyen’s 8d8h. Yu earned ₫149,500,000 (~$6,095) for 17th place. Nguyen chipped up to 2.93M. 


13:40: Ha Duong exits in 18th place – ₫131,600,000 (~$5,360)
Level 25: 25,000-50,000-50,000 Ante BB

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Ha Duong

Ha Duong was next to go with As9c falling flat against Fu Bang Huang’s AhQc. The board was Kd10s9h8hJd for a straight to Huang. Duong earned ₫131,600,000 (~$5,360) for his 18th place finish


13:35: Manh Huu Nguyen doubles up
Level 25: 25,000-50,000-50,000 Ante BB

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Another double up with Manh Huu Nguyen very happy to have survived. He was all in with Ad7d and was challenged by Nguyen Hoai Nam with with KhQs. An ace on the river ensured the double up to 900k, Nam dropped to 1.3M.


13:30: Minh A Nguyen takes some from Mudgal
Level 25: 25,000-50,000-50,000 Ante BB

Button Dhaval Mudgal raised to 100k then called big blind Minh A Nguyen’s three-bet of 230k. At the flop 8sJh3c, Nguyen c-bet 130k, Mudgal folded. Nguyen chipped up to 2.4M, Mudgal sitting with around over 2.5M.


13:25: Wai Sim Kok doubles up with rockets
Level 25: 25,000-50,000-50,000 Ante BB

He Zong Chi continues to heat up the felt, this time giving a sweat to Wai Sim Kok who pushed with AhAs. Small blind Zong called with Ad10d. Kok chanted “no bad beat, no bad beat” and it was granted with it running 8h3cAc9c2c. Kok doubled up to 920k.


13:20: Another pot for He Zong Chi
Level 25: 25,000-50,000-50,000 Ante BB

Utg He Zong Chi min-raised preflop and got called by utg+1 Ngo Minh Tien to see the flop 7c8d10c. Zong check-raised from 110k to 350k, Tien folded. Zong added another 275k to his stack to rise to 1.8M.


13:15: He Zong Chi rivers a lucky queen
Level 25: 25,000-50,000-50,000 Ante BB

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He Zong Chi
Minh A Nguyen rasied, Megastack champion He Zong Chi three-bet jammed, for 660k, Nguyen called.

Nguyen AcKs
Zong AsQh

The board was good to Nguyen until the river 9s10d2c5hQd for a spiked pair to double up Zong to 1.5M.


13:10: David Erquiaga eliminated in 19th place –  ₫131,600,000 (~$5,360) 
Level 25: 25,000-50,000-50,000 Ante BB

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David Erquiaga
On just the second deal at the feature table, David Erquiaga went bust against Dhaval Mudgal. Action folded to the button Erquiaga who raised, big blind Mudgal three-bet jammed, Erquiaga called.

Mudgal JhJd
Erquiaga AdQc

The board ran 4dJc5s4hKs ending the hopes of a title for the Poker Dream Malaysia Main Event runner up . Erquiaga earned ₫131,600,000 (~$5,360) for his 19th place finish. Mudgal zoomed to 2.5M.


13:04: Shuffle up and deal!
Level 25: 25,000-50,000-50,000 Ante BB

Cards in the air for the Main Event final day!

Welcome players to the final day of the record breaking Poker Dream Vietnam MAIN EVENT! We are at the Grand Hall of Hoiana Hotel & Suites where the stage is set for the newest brand champion to be crowned. 19 players remain out of a field of 822 entries. The record prize pool of ₫17,940,150,000 is the largest Main Event pot amassed in Vietnam bringing the top prize to a coveted ₫378,300,000. Good news for players, blinds will increase every 60 minutes. Action gets underway at 1pm. Follow the action right here with live updates running to the finish.

Chip counts by rank

Player Flag Chips BB
Dinh Van Tien Vietnam 3,000,000 60
Ngo Minh Tien Vietnam 2,960,000 59
Nguyen Hoang Nam Vietnam 1,985,000 40
Dennis Ng Hong Kong 1,710,000 34
Minh A Nguyen Vietnam 1,550,000 31
Dhaval Mudgal India 1,520,000 30
Hazel Chui Hong Kong 1,165,000 23
Ha Duong Vietnam 1,125,000 23
Brandon Koh Malaysia 1,110,000 22
David Erquiaga Philippines 1,100,000 22
Sim Kok Wai Malaysia 1,080,000 22
Winfred Yu Hong Kong 1,010,000 20
Tran Hoai Anh Vietnam 970,000 19
Fu Bang Huang Taiwan 825,000 17
Hojin Kim Korea 815,000 16
Haerok Lee Korea 810,000 16
He Zong Chi Taiwan 660,000 13
Je Nam Yu Korea 465,000 9

Chips in play: 24,660,000
Average stack: 1,297,894
Opening blinds: 25K-50K-50K Ante BB

Remaining payouts

1st ₫3,378,000,000
2nd ₫2,055,000,000
3rd ₫1,452,150,000
4th ₫1,093,400,000
5th ₫862,000,000
6th ₫646,700,000
7th ₫459,000,000
8th ₫318,400,000
9th ₫251,600,000
10th-11th ₫207,300,000
12th-13th ₫185,400,000
14th-15th ₫167,400,000
16th-17th ₫149,500,000
18th-19th ₫131,600,000

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Main Event – End of Day 2 chip counts

Player Flag Chips BB
Dinh Van Tien Vietnam 3,000,000 60
Ngo Minh Tien Vietnam 2,960,000 59
Nguyen Hoang Nam Vietnam 1,985,000 40
Dennis Ng Hong Kong 1,710,000 34
Minh A Nguyen Vietnam 1,550,000 31
Dhaval Mudgal India 1,520,000 30
Hazel Chui Hong Kong 1,165,000 23
Ha Duong Vietnam 1,125,000 23
Koh Hsien Ren Malaysia 1,110,000 22
David Erquiaga Philippines 1,100,000 22
Sim Kok Wai Malaysia 1,080,000 22
Winfred Yu Hong Kong 1,010,000 20
Tran Hoai Anh Vietnam 970,000 19
Fu Bang Huang Taiwan 825,000 17
Hojin Kim Korea 815,000 16
Haerok Lee Korea 810,000 16
He Zong Chi Taiwan 660,000 13
Je Nam Yu Korea 465,000 9

Payouts 20th to 119th

20th Thong Huy Trinh Vietnam 131,600,000
21st Grant Gardner UK 113,700,000
22nd Jaehyun Kim Korea 113,700,000
23rd Huyen Kinh Nguyen Vietnam 113,700,000
24th Thai Van Nguyen Vietnam 95,900,000
25th Thanh Tien Nguyen Vietnam 95,900,000
26th Duy Hai Ngoc Nguyen Vietnam 95,900,000
27th Seung Yeol Kim Korea 95,900,000
28th Ming San Chung Hong Kong 82,900,000
29th Hyunkyu Kim Korea 82,900,000
30th Huu Dung Nguyen Vietnam 82,900,000
31st Minku Kim Korea 82,900,000
32nd Nghia Trong Nguyen Vietnam 72,200,000
33rd Changhwan Lee Korea 72,200,000
34th Manh Tuong Ha Vietnam 72,200,000
35th Moses Saquing Philippines 72,200,000
36th Clement Chau Hong Kong 72,200,000
37th Richard Marquez Philippines 72,200,000
38th Ta Khanh Linh Vietnam 72,200,000
39th Jaesung Park Korea 72,200,000
40th Kyunghwan Lee Korea 62,900,000
41st Ki Chang Kim Korea 62,900,000
42nd Nhat Duc Nguyen Vietnam 62,900,000
43rd Win Meng Tan Australia 62,900,000
44th Fuk On Wong Hong Kong 62,900,000
45th Ian Tse Lee Malaysia 62,900,000
46th Hwigon Park Korea 62,900,000
47th Seung Moon Joon Korea 62,900,000
48th Emmanuel Segismundo Philipppines 62,900,000
49th Anh Tuan Nguyen Vietnam 62,900,000
50th Edgar Asehan Philipppines 62,900,000
51st Shyh Chyn Lim Malaysia 62,900,000
52nd Lin Fung Hong Kong 62,900,000
53rd Le Minh Phuc Vietnam 62,900,000
54th Jeffrey Pamplona Philipppines 62,900,000
55th Kunal Patni India 62,900,000
56th Ha Ngoc Nguyen Vietnam 54,800,000
57th Shardul Parthasarathi India 54,800,000
58th Phong Tuan Do Vietnam 54,800,000
59th Runch Pornraksamane Thailand 54,800,000
60th Vu Tien Do Vietnam 54,800,000
61st Chong Wun Han Korea 54,800,000
62nd Prommin Talordpong Thailand 54,800,000
63rd An Bao Thi Nguyen Vietnam 54,800,000
64th Kien Duc Tran Vietnam 54,800,000
65th Florencio Campomanes Philippines 54,800,000
66th Hyomo Kang Korea 54,800,000
67th Jo Anna Korea 54,800,000
68th Hung Thai Phan Vietnam 54,800,000
69th 54,800,000
70th Nguyen Van Trung Vietnam 54,800,000
71st Chi Jen Chu Taiwan 54,800,000
72nd Hieu Trong Ngo Vietnam 46,800,000
73rd Hugn Manh Dinh Vietnam 46,800,000
74th Tuan Manh Nguyen Vietnam 46,800,000
75th Eugene Co Philippines 46,800,000
76th Jiwoon Yoon Korea 46,800,000
77th Viet Phuong Le Vietnam 46,800,000
78th Sehoon Han Korea 46,800,000
79th Anh Khoa Ngo Vietnam 46,800,000
80th Quang Nguyen Vietnam 46,800,000
81st Thien Van Ha Vietnam 46,800,000
82nd Zhi Yi Ning Malaysia 46,800,000
83rd Tien Van Nguyen Vietnam 46,800,000
84th Kirill Holland Russia 46,800,000
85th Asif Mustafa Makayi India 46,800,000
86th Bayar Saran Mongolia 46,800,000
87th Jack En Ching Wu Taiwan 46,800,000
88th The Van Vu Vietnam 46,800,000
89th Sunghwa Park Korea 46,800,000
90th Neel Joshi India 46,800,000
91st Hien Ngoc Vo Vietnam 46,800,000
92nd Chun Min Tai Taiwan 46,800,000
93rd Lam Son Phu Pham Vietnam 46,800,000
94th Kevin Ang Malaysia 46,800,000
95th Jeremy Touboulic France 46,800,000
96th Rungrot Nuannoi Thailand 40,400,000
97th Teng Kah Yew Malaysia 40,400,000
98th Yi Chung Ho Taiwan 40,400,000
99th Kumpyo Cho Korea 40,400,000
100th Junam Yu Korea 40,400,000
101st John Tech Philippines 40,400,000
102nd Huynh Van Hung Vietnam 40,400,000
103rd Jun Hee Kim Korea 40,400,000
104th Choung Hong Tran Vietnam 40,400,000
105th Abhinav Iyer India 40,400,000
106th Choong Sub Lim Malaysia 40,400,000
107th Yi Wei Peng Taiwan 40,400,000
108th Seongsu Kong Korea 40,400,000
109th Jason Kyle Magbanua Philippines 40,400,000
110th Thai Duong Ho Vo Vietnam 40,400,000
111th Hamish Crawshaw New Zealand 40,400,000
112th Conrad Lumaban Philippines 40,400,000
113th Chun Kit Leung Hong Kong 40,400,000
114th Wai Keong Yong Malaysia 40,400,000
115th Aigars Plivcs Latvia 40,400,000
116th Kyungsuk Ko Korea 40,400,000
117th Chin Wei Lim Malaysia 40,400,000
118th Minh Duc Nguyen Vietnam 40,400,000
119th Kevin Yun Lam Choi Hong Kong 40,400,000

01:50: Main Event Day 2 closes with 19 remaining 

After 12 rounds of play, Main Event Day 2 is in the books. 19 players survived the day’s battlefield led by Dinh Van Tien and Ngo Minh Tien just 1 BB behind. They return to the felt at 1pm on Sunday, October 23 to chase the first ever Poker Dream Vietnam Main Event title and the ₫3,378,000,000 first prize! We will have a recap shortly. Browse the live updates for the day’s action.

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Dinh Van Tien
 

01:40: Eliminations 20th to 24th

20th Thong Huy Trinh Vietnam 131,600,000
21st Grant Gardner UK 113,700,000
22nd Jaehyun Kim Korea 113,700,000
23rd Huyen Kinh Nguyen Vietnam 113,700,000
24th Thai Van Nguyen Vietnam 95,900,000

01:30: Thong Huy Trinh dusted
Level 24: 20000-40000-40000 Ante BB

Thong Huy Trinh was down below 10 BB and shoved it on the small blind with 10s8s, big blind Hazel Chui challenged with Kd9h. Trinh missed the board while Chui further improved on the river King to ship it. Trinh out in 20th place for ₫131,600,000.


01:20: Minh A. Nguyen sends Gardner packing
Level 24: 20000-40000-40000 Ante BB

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Grant Gardner
Down to his last 7 BB, Grant Gardner gambled it with Queen-Seven off and ran into Minh A Nguyen’s Ace-King that dominated throughout.

01:15: Manh Huu Nguyen gets full pay twice
Level 24: 20000-40000-40000 Ante BB

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Manh Huu Nguyen

Manh Huu Nguyen won two showdowns to drive his stack to 875k. The first on was 7d7s standing firm against Kok Wai Sim’s overcards KcJc. Later, he doubled up again with pocket Aces against Nguyen Hoai Nam’s pocket Sevens.


01:10: Jaehyun Kim railed by Van Tien Dinh
Level 24: 20000-40000-40000 Ante BB

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Jaehyun Kim

Jaehyun Kim all in with JcJd and nearly got through until Van Tien Dinh’s Ad2s formed a straight on the river 5d10h8s3d4d. Kim out in 22nd place for ₫113,700,000. 


01:00 Van Tien Dinh rises to 3M, Huyen Kinh Nguyen out
Level 24: 20000-40000-40000 Ante BB

DAC 4116
Nguyen Kinh Huyen

Huyen Kinh Nguyen risked his last chips with pocket Twos but Van Tien Dinh had Ace-King that found a King on the river to send him out in 23rd place for ₫113,700,000. 


00:50: Hojin Kim rails Thai Van Nguyen
Level 24: 20000-40000-40000 Ante BB

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Thai Van Nguyen

Thai Van Nguyen shoved his last 4 BB with 9h8h and was denied the blinds and ante by Hojin Kim who shipped it with JhJs. Kim up to 700k. Nguyen out in 24th place.


00:40: Redraw final 24 players on 3 tables

Seat Feature Table Chip Count
1 David Erquiaga 1,215,000
2 Haerok Lee 550,000
3 Dhaval Mudgal 1,305,000
4 Anh Hoai Tran 1,130,000
5 Grant Gardner 305,000
6 Minh Anh Nguyen 830,000
7 Hsien Ren Koh 1,265,000
8 Jenam Yu 660,000
Table 5 Chip Count
Fu Bang Huang 1,600,000
Zong Chi He 1,100,000
Thai Van Nguyen 180,000
Tien Minh Ngo 2,500,000
Manh Huu Nguyen 340,000
Hojin Kim 500,000
Peter Sim 850,000
Nam Hoang Nguyen 2,460,000
Table 6 Chip Count
Thong Huy Trinh 675,000
Hazel Chui 1,000,000
Jaehyun Kim 410,000
Winfred Yu 850,000
Duong Thanh Ha 975,000
Dennis Ng 1,275,000
Huyen Kinh Nguyen 850,000
Dinh Tien Van 1,975,000

00:35: Busts 25th to 30th

25th Thanh Tien Nguyen Vietnam 95,900,000
26th Duy Hai Ngoc Nguyen Vietnam ₫95,900,000
27th Seung Yeol Kim Korea ₫95,900,000
28th Ming San Chung Hong Kong ₫82,900,000
29th Hyunkyu Kim Korea ₫82,900,000
30th Huu Dung Nguyen Vietnam ₫82,900,000

00:25: Hojin Kim’s jacks hold against big slick
Level 23: 15000-30000-30000 Ante BB

Classic flip at the feature table with Hojin Kim all in with pocket Jacks called by Hazel Chiu with Ace-King. The jacks hold for a double up to 825k while Chiu dropped to 860k.

00:20: He Zong Chi rivers it to stay alive
Level 23: 15000-30000-30000 Ante BB

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He Zong Chi

Zong Chi He raised to 80k then faced a push from Lee Haerok. Zong tanked until the clock was finally called. He then took the risk and opened QsJc that was behind Lee’s AsJd. Both players hit the flop Js8h10s but Zong had the gutshot which he missed on the turn 2d but hit on the river 9d to double up to 325k. Lee dropped to 500k.


00:10: Dhaval Mudgal avoids the rail
Level 23: 15000-30000-30000 Ante BB

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Dhaval Mudgal

Dhaval Mudgal shoved 520k and Winfred Yu called it. Yu was ahead AcQd to Mudgal’s As8s but that immediately switched when the flop came 8d7cJs, and with the turn 6c and river Jd, two pair for Mudgal to double up to 1.08M while Yu dipped to 900k.


00:00: Ha Duong relieved for the luck
Level 23: 15000-30000-30000 Ante BB

Ha Duong was down to his last 260k and shoved with Ah4h. He faced Ming San Chung with 10h10s. With the flop landing 8c4c4d, it was a fast trips for Duong to jump to a big lead. The turn 3s and river 2h secured the double up to 600k. Chung down to 200k.


23:50: Dennis Ng has the diamonds
Level 23: 15000-30000-30000 Ante BB

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Dennis Ng

Raised pot preflop sees Dennis Ng check-shove on a flop Kh3d5d and Ha Duong called. Ng with Ad10d flush draw, Duong 3s3h, the turn 5d granted the flush and gave another diamond on the river Jd. Ng doubled up to 1.3M, Duong dropped to under 260k.


23:35: Busts 30th to 39th 

30th Huu Dung Nguyen Vietnam ₫82,900,000
31st Minku Kim Korea ₫82,900,000
32nd Nghia Trong Nguyen Vietnam ₫72,200,000
33rd Changhwan Lee Korea ₫72,200,000
34th Manh Tuong Ha Vietnam ₫72,200,000
35th Moses Saquing Philippines ₫72,200,000
36th Clement Chau Hong Kong ₫72,200,000
37th Richard Marquez Philippines ₫72,200,000
38th Ta Khanh Linh Vietnam ₫72,200,000
39th Jaesung Park Korea ₫72,200,000

23:25: Manh Tuong Ha outdrawn by Erquiaga
Level 22: 10000-25000-25000 Ante BB

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David Erquiaga

From utg Manh Tuong Ha jammed his 395k stack and big blind David Erquiaga called. Ha Ad5d was ahead of Erquiaga’s Ah2h. With the board running 9hJd4h10hKc, it was a flush of hearts for Erquiaga to bounce out Ha.


23:15: Nguyen Hoang Nam rails Saquing to zoom over 2.4M
Level 22: 10000-25000-25000 Ante BB

Preflop action led to Moses Saquing all in with QdQc and Nguyen Hoang Nam putting him at risk with AhKd. The flip went to Nguyen with the board As7d2d3c10s. Nguyen shipped it to rise to over 2.4M, Saquing busted in 35th place.


23:05: Three way jam goes to Nguyen Kinh Huyen
Level 22: 10000-25000-25000 Ante BB

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Nguyen Kinh Huyen

Jam over jam over jam Clement Chau 3d3h, Nguyen Kinh Huyen KdQd, Nguyen Huu Manh tank-called with AsJc. The board came 8h10c9d4sJd for straight to Huyen. Chau busted and Manh very upset paid the side pot. Manh down to 200k, Huyen up to 720k.


22:55: Busts 40th to 55th 

40th Kyunghwan Lee Korea ₫62,900,000
41st Ki Chang Kim Korea ₫62,900,000
42nd Nhat Duc Nguyen Vietnam ₫62,900,000
43rd Win Meng Tan Australia ₫62,900,000
44th Fuk On Wong Hong Kong ₫62,900,000
45th Ian Tse Lee Malaysia ₫62,900,000
46th Hwigon Park Korea ₫62,900,000
47th Seung Moon Joon Korea ₫62,900,000
48th Emmanuel Segismundo Philipppines ₫62,900,000
49th Anh Tuan Nguyen Vietnam ₫62,900,000
50th Edgar Asehan Philipppines ₫62,900,000
51st Shyh Chyn Lim Malaysia ₫62,900,000
52nd Lin Fung Hong Kong ₫62,900,000
53rd Le Minh Phuc Vietnam ₫62,900,000
54th Jeffrey Pamplona Philipppines ₫62,900,000
55th Kunal Patni India ₫62,900,000

22:50: Busts 56th to 62nd 

56th Ha Ngoc Nguyen Vietnam ₫54,800,000
57th Shardul Parthasarathi India ₫54,800,000
58th Phong Tuan Do Vietnam ₫54,800,000
59th Runch Pornraksamane Thailand ₫54,800,000
60th Vu Tien Do Vietnam ₫54,800,000
61st Chong Wun Han Korea ₫54,800,000
62nd Prommin Talordpong Thailand ₫54,800,000

22:40: Winfred Yu joins the millionaire club
Level 22: 10000-25000-25000 Ante BB

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Winfred Yu

Easy money, Ta Khanh Linh all in with 7d7c, Winfred Yu dominated both in stack and in hand with 10d10c, the board ran dry for Linh while Yu hit the river to further improve. Linh busted in 38th place, Yu chipped up to 1.4M.


22:30: 38 players remaining; several stacks of mil and more
Level 21: 10000-20000-20000 Ante BB

38 players remaining
Chips in play: 24,660,000
Average stack: 648,947

Estimated chip counts of players with a mil and over

Jenam Yu – 1.5M
Nguyen Hoang Nam – 1.45M
Minh A Nguyen – 1M
Ngo Minh Tien – 1.25M
Van Tien Dinh – 1.15M
Fu Bang Huang – 1M
David Erquiaga – 1M


22:20: Win Meng Tan gets burned
Level 21: 10000-20000-20000 Ante BB

Win Meng Tan was hoping to double up his short stack with AhKh looking really good against Van Tien Dinh’s Ad6d. However, a Six landed on the flop and stayed ahead to send him packing in 43rd place. Dinh now over a million in chips.


22:10: Jenam Yu claims another head
Level 21: 10000-20000-20000 Ante BB

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Jenam Yu
Easy money for Jenam Yu with pocket Aces booting out Hwigon Park who jammed with pocket Eights.  Yu up to 1.5M.

22:00: Minh A. Nguyen doubles up with Queens
Level 21: 10000-20000-20000 Ante BB

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Minh A Nguyen
Minh A. Nguyen found a spot to shove with pocket Queens to back him up. Nguyen Trong Nghia called with pocket Sevens. Queens stayed ahead throughout the board for a double up to 290k.

21:50: Ngo Minh Tien double barrels
Level 21: 10000-20000-20000 Ante BB

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Ngo Minh Tien

Utg Ngo Minh Tien limped, mp Richard Marquez raised to 100k, back to Ngo who three-bet to 220k, Marquez called. At the flop AsKs5c, Marquez folded to a bet. Ngo chipped up to 940k. Marquez dipped to 650k.


21:40: Emmanuel Segismundo goes bust
Level 21: 10000-20000-20000 Ante BB

Emmanuel Segismundo met his end in 48th place with Koh Hsien Ren cleaning him out. It was all in preflop with Koh’s AsKs dominating Segismundo’s Kc{jc]. When the flop ran 4dJsQs, Segismundo jumped ahead but not by much. The turn 5h saw no change but the river 7s was a near straight flush for Koh, though a flush nonetheless to oust Segismundo. Koh over 700k.


21:25: Ha Tuong Manh gets big pay for the nut flush
Level 20: 10000-15000-15000 Ante BB

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Ha Tuong Manh and Nguyen Tuan Anh

Raised pot preflop left two players in the hand and a flop Ac6hKd. Nguyen Tuan Anh bet 30k, Ha Tuong Manh check-called. On the turn 8h, Nguyen bet 60k, Manh check-raised to 150k, Nguyen called. The river Qh, Manh led for 191k to send Nguyen tanking. Nguyen eventually called, Manh opened AhKh nut flush to bank it and climb to over 1M. Nguyen down to 144k.


21:20: Jaesung Park triples up!
Level 20: 10000-15000-15000 Ante BB

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Jaesung Park
Having just been chunked by Kok Wai Sim, Jaesung Park three-bet all in for his last 75k, Lin Fung four-bet jammed with more, initial raiser big stacked Nguyen Trong Nghia called.

Park 10d10h
Fung AhQc
Nguyen AcAs

With the flop running 6h10s6s it was an instant boat for Park, and with the turn Qh and river Jc, he tripled up to 265k while Nguyen took the side pot as Fung exited.


21:15: Cooler alert! Kok Wai Sim versus Jaesung Park
Level 20: 10000-15000-15000 Ante BB

Kok Wai Sim KdKh went all in, Jaesung Park quickly joined for a showdown. The board ran Js2dKcQs9s both improved but Kok’s set was better for a double up to 452k. Park down to 75k.


21:10: Hazel Yuen Sha Chui ends Le Minh Phuc
Level 20: 10000-15000-15000 Ante BB

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Hazel Yuen Sha Chui

Action opened with a 30k raise by utg Hazel Chui, down the orbit Le Minh Phuc three-bet to 85k, Chui flat-called. At the flop 9d9h6s, Chui check-called Le’s jam and turned over QhQs. Le had AhKh and needed to hit. The turn 4d and river 4s were no help to end Le’s run. Chui zoomed to 1.175M.


21:00: Seung Yeol Kim sends Pamplona packing
Level 20: 10000-15000-15000 Ante BB

All in between Seung Yeol Kim AdKh and Jeffrey Pamplona AhQs, no help came for Pamplona. Kim chips up to 280k.


20:55: Chang Ki Kim doubles through Mudgal
Level 20: 10000-15000-15000 Ante BB

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Chang Ki Kim

Dhaval Mudgal had just picked up the blinds and ante on an uncalled utg min-raise. The next hand, he was on the big blind and faced an all in from Chang Ki Kim. Mudgal had AsKd and snap called. Kim needed some luck with Ac8h. When the board ran 8d10hKs8s Kim celebrated his lucky trips and with the river Jh he doubled up to 325k. Mudgal dropped to 230k.


20:45: Aces find Jeffrey Pamplona for a boost
Level 19: 6000-12000-12000 Ante BB

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Jeffrey Pamplona

Jeffrey Pamplona entered the day as one of the top 5 stacks but seems to have been frozen here with his stack slowly draining out. He got his last 80k in with AcAh and doubled up through Trinh Huy Thong’s pocket Sevens.


20:40: Ian Tse Lee celebrates the straight
Level 19: 6000-12000-12000 Ante BB

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Ian Tse Lee

Ian Tse Lee risked it all with Ad5d but stepped right into Ta Khanh Linh’s QdQs. The board ran low but this was good for Lee as it spread 4d10c3c6s2d for a rivered straight and a double up to 360k.


20:35: Jenam Yu rails Shardul Parthasarathi
Level 19: 6000-12000-12000 Ante BB

End of the road for Shardul Parthasarathi with massive stacked Jenam Yu giving him the boot. It was all in preflop with Yu commanding with pocket Tens against Ace-Ten that held to the end. Yu now at 1.5M.

20:30: Nguyen Kinh Huyen cracks Erquiaga’s aces
Level 19: 6000-12000-12000 Ante BB

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Nguyen Kinh Huyen

David Erquiaga was headed for a mil when the river stopped him It was all in preflop with Erquiaga AcAd way ahead of Nguyen Kinh Huyen’s JdJs. However, the cards felted 7s8d6h2hJh to deny the bust instead a double up to Nguyen. Erquiaga dipped to 660k, Nguyen up to 500k.


20:25: Ta Khanh Linh avoids the rail
Level 19: 6000-12000-12000 Ante BB

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Ta Khanh Linh

Ta Khanh Linh all in with AdQd and had to get lucky with Ming San Chung dominating with AsKd. The board ran low until the river 5d2h2s5cQc for a lucky double up to 465k.


20:25: Nguyen Duc Nhat gets the steal and more
Level 19: 6000-12000-12000 Ante BB

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Nguyen Duc Nhat

Nguyen Duc Nhat attempted to steal from the button with 9h8s and was called by a player with AcJh. With the board running 6c3sQs9s10c, Nguyen spiked a lucky pair to survive and chip up to 300k.


20:20: Moses Saquing doubles up with Jacks
Level 19: 6000-12000-12000 Ante BB

Moses Saquing got his short stack in with JhJs and was challenged by a player with AdQs. The board ran low for a double up to Saquing to 370k.


20:15: Trinh Huy Thong gets Nguyen Duc Nhat to fold
Level 19: 6000-12000-12000 Ante BB

On a flop Js4dJd, Nguyen Duc Nhat bet 40k onto a pot of 78k. Trinh Huy Thong made it 88k, inducing a fold from Nguyen.


20:10: Prommin Talordpong in shock, Fu Bang Huang zooms to 940k
Level 19: 6000-12000-12000 Ante BB

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Fu Bang Huang

Fu Bang Huang and Prommin Talordpong found themselves all in on a turn board QhQd5h8s with over 300k already splashed in the middle. Talordpong had AsQc, Huang with 5c5d, the river 9h kept the full house ahead to send Talordpong out in shock. Huang skyrocketed to 940k.


20:00: Nguyen Hoai Nam rails Choong Sub Lim
Level 19: 6000-12000-12000 Ante BB

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Nguyen Hoai Nam

From mid position Winfred Yu raised to 25k and found two callers in the blind positions. All checked to the turn 8hKh6hJh, Nguyen Hoai Nam led 35k, Lim all in, Yu folded, and quick call by Nguyen.

Nguyen Ah8h
Lim Jc2h

The river was Qd. Lim was eliminated and Nguyen chipped up to 850k.


19:00 Dinner break! 

We will return at 19:50. 62 players left.

18:55: Eliminations 63rd to 71st
Level 18: 5000-10000-10000 Ante BB

63rd An Bao Thi Nguyen Vietnam ₫54,800,000
64th Kien Duc Tran Vietnam ₫54,800,000
65th Florencio Campomanes Philippines ₫54,800,000
66th Hyomo Kang Korea ₫54,800,000
67th Jo Anna Korea ₫54,800,000
68th Hung Thai Phan Vietnam ₫54,800,000
69th TBD ₫54,800,000
70th Nguyen Van Trung Vietnam ₫54,800,000
71st Chi Jen Chu Taiwan ₫54,800,000

18:50: Eliminations 72nd – 95th 
Level 18: 5000-10000-10000 Ante BB

72nd Hieu Trong Ngo Vietnam ₫46,800,000
73rd Hugn Manh Dinh Vietnam ₫46,800,000
74th Tuan Manh Nguyen Vietnam ₫46,800,000
75th Eugene Co Philippines ₫46,800,000
76th Jiwoon Yoon Korea ₫46,800,000
77th Viet Phuong Le Vietnam ₫46,800,000
78th Sehoon Han Korea ₫46,800,000
79th Anh Khoa Ngo Vietnam ₫46,800,000
80th Quang Nguyen Vietnam ₫46,800,000
81st Thien Van Ha Vietnam ₫46,800,000
82nd Zhi Yi Ning Malaysia ₫46,800,000
83rd Tien Van Nguyen Vietnam ₫46,800,000
84th Kirill Holland Russia ₫46,800,000
85th Asif Mustafa Makayi India ₫46,800,000
86th Bayar Saran Mongolia ₫46,800,000
87th Jack En Ching Wu Taiwan ₫46,800,000
88th The Van Vu Vietnam ₫46,800,000
89th Sunghwa Park Korea ₫46,800,000
90th Neel Joshi India ₫46,800,000
91st Hien Ngoc Vo Vietnam ₫46,800,000
92nd Chun Min Tai Taiwan ₫46,800,000
93rd Lam Son Phu Pham Vietnam ₫46,800,000
94th Kevin Ang Malaysia ₫46,800,000
95th Jeremy Touboulic France ₫46,800,000

18:40: Prommin Talordpong eliminates Chi-Jen Chu
Level 18: 5000-10000-10000 Ante BB

Chi Jen Chu shoved his last 95k stack and was looked up by Prommin Talordpong. Chu had Ad9d, Talordpong with KdKc, the board ran Queen high to end Chu’s run in 71st place. Talordpong chipped up to 500k.


18:30: Jenam Yu crosses a mil, rails Hieu Ngo
Level 18: 5000-10000-10000 Ante BB

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Jenam Yu was already sporting the massive stack of nearly a million and with the takedown of Hieu Ngo he soared even higher to 1.1M to take the commanding lead here. On a flop 2c9hKd, Yu bet 15k onto 65k pot and Hieu check-called. On the turn 3d, same action with Hieu check-calling 110k. The river 5d, Yu jammed, Hieu snap called for his tournament life, Yu showed Qd9d flush to end Hieu in disbelief in 72nd place. Hieu had Kh9c.


18:25: Ha Duong rails Dinh Manh Hung
Level 18: 5000-10000-10000 Ante BB

Dinh Manh Hung all in for 84k with Ac3c to battle with, Ha Duong called with a bigger stack and QcQs. No hits on the board for Dinh to bust. Duong up to 300k.


18:20: Neel Joshi goes bust
Level 18: 5000-10000-10000 Ante BB

Neel Joshin all in with Ac4d, two players were also in the hand both with Jack-Ten. A Jack found the board to end Joshi’s run.


18:10: Quang Nguyen finds some luck to stay alive
Level 18: 5000-10000-10000Ante BB

Quang Nguyen three-bet jammed with Jh7h and got called by iniital raiser Ta Khanh Linh with KdJd. A seven found the flop for a double up to the short stacked Nguyen to 170k.


18:00: Van Tien Dinh chunks Jack Wu
Level 17: 4000-800-8000 Ante BB

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Van Tien Dinh

All in preflop with Jack Wu QhQs and Van Tien Dinh AdKs, the board came 2sKd5cAc8d for a double up to Dinh and Wu down to 17k. Wu goes bust two hands later. Dinh rises o 760k.


17:55: Minku Kim boots Tai Chun Min
Level 17: 4000-800-8000 Ante BB

Action opened with cutoff KMGM Minku Kim raising double, called by button Tai Chun Min. On the flop 2hAh5d, Kim checked, Min bet it, Kim raised, and Min called to go to the turn 7c. Kim shoved, Min quickly called.

Kim 4c3c
Min AsKh

Only a split for Min to stay in the game but no such luck on the river 8c. Kim up to 740k.


17:50: Nguyen Ngoc Hai Duy hits two-outer
Level 17: 4000-800-8000 Ante BB

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Nguyen Ngoc Hai Duy
Three way all in with Nguyen Hai Duy three-betting it all, down the orbit Jeremy Touboulic joins the jam, then initial raiser Shardul Parthasarathi with the biggest stack calling.

Nguyen 8d8c
Touboulic AcJd
Shardul 10c10h

With the board running 9s8h2s4s4h, Nguyen spiked a lucky two-outer to ship it and send Touboulic packing up on 95th place. Shardul paid up and is down to 120k. Nguyen raced up to 370k.


17:45: Eliminations 96th – 119th – ₫40,400,000 (~$1,645)

96th Rungrot Nuannoi Thailand ₫40,400,000
97th Teng Kah Yew Malaysia ₫40,400,000
98th Yi Chung Ho Taiwan ₫40,400,000
99th Kumpyo Cho Korea ₫40,400,000
100th Junam Yu Korea ₫40,400,000
101st John Tech Philippines ₫40,400,000
102nd Huynh Van Hung Vietnam ₫40,400,000
103rd Jun Hee Kim Korea ₫40,400,000
104th Choung Hong Tran Vietnam ₫40,400,000
105th Abhinav Iyer India ₫40,400,000
106th Choong Sub Lim Malaysia ₫40,400,000
107th Yi Wei Peng Taiwan ₫40,400,000
108th Seongsu Kong Korea ₫40,400,000
109th Jason Kyle Magbanua Philippines ₫40,400,000
110th Thai Duong Ho Vo Vietnam ₫40,400,000
111th Hamish Crawshaw New Zealand ₫40,400,000
112th Conrad Lumaban Philippines ₫40,400,000
113th Chun Kit Leung Hong Kong ₫40,400,000
114th Wai Keong Yong Malaysia ₫40,400,000
115th Aigars Plivcs Latvia ₫40,400,000
116th Kyungsuk Ko Korea ₫40,400,000
117th Chin Wei Lim Malaysia ₫40,400,000
118th Minh Duc Nguyen Vietnam ₫40,400,000
119th Kevin Choi Hong Kong ₫40,400,000

17:20: Break time 
Level 16: 3000-6000-6000 Ante BB

Players are back from break. 103 remaining. They play another 8 rounds of 50-minute blinds before bagging up.

16:50: Richard Marquez with Queens to bust one
Level 16: 3000-6000-6000 Ante BB

Big blind Richard Marquez called a player’s shoved with pocket Queens dominating Ace-Six suited hearts. The board dropped a Queen on the flop to ensure the win for Marquez for a scoop to 210k while booting a player.

16:20: Bubble bursts! Kartik Ved railed by Seung Yeol Kim
Level 16: 3000-6000-6000 Ante BB

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Seung Yeol Kim

We were waiting for hand for hand but it didn’t come with the bubble bursting fast. On a flop 9d9c10c and a pot of 135k brewed, Kartik Ved bet 62k, Seung Yeol Kim tanked then jammed it. Ved called with 30k behind.

Ved QhQd
Kim AdAc

The river 2c spelled the end for Ved. Kim zoomed to 445k. We are now in the money round.


16:15: Shardul Parthasarathi claims a big pot
Level 15: 2500-5000-5000 Ante BB

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Shardul Parthasarathi

Catching the action only on the river with a board showing 5c6c6sJh7c and a big pot of 200k brewed. Shardul Parthasarathi bet 132k leaving himself 10k behind. Ha Duong tanked then opted to give up his hand.


16:10: Minku Kim tanks with Kings
Level 15: 2500-5000-5000 Ante BB

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Minku Kim
With the bubble just two spots away, Minku Kim tanked on Kunal Patni’s three-bet shove. Kim eventually called and showed pocket Kings which was way ahead of Patni’s pocket Nines. No bad beat on the board for a double up to Kim.

16:00: Nguyen Kinh Huyen triples up
Level 15: 2500-5000-5000 Ante BB

More shoving action as we approach the bubble. Nguyen Kinh Huyen was all in with two callers who checked down the board 7c5s8cJd10h. Nguyen’s 9c9h completed a straight against Ad10d and AsKc for a triple up.


15:55: Teng Kah Yew fully paid with Kings
Level 15: 2500-5000-5000 BB Ante

A big pot of 161k weighed down the middle and two players staring down a board 10hKc8h10d4h. Teng Kah Yew was all in for 80k, Nguyen Duc Nhat tanked. Nguyen eventually called showing As10s, Teng had a dominating KdKh set to get fully paid.


15:50: Big stacks
Level 15: 2500-5000-5000 Ante BB

Big stacks around the room… estimated counts.

Emmanuel Segismundo – 400k
Vincent Huang – 445k
Nguyen Van Trung – 530k
Kunal Patni – 430k
Nguyen Hoang Nam – 380k
Changhwan Lee – 650k
Jenam Yu – 460k
Nguyen Tuan Anh – 430k


15:40: John Tech doubles up through Erquiaga
Level 15: 2500-5000-5000 BB Ante

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John Tech

On a board 3h10h2hJc6s}, John Tech shoved on the river and according to him, big stacked David Erquiaga “donkey called” him with AhQd ace-high. Tech doubled up with Kc6c pair.


15:35: Quang Nguyen banks it
Level 15: 2500-5000-5000 BB Ante

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Quang Nguyen

Big double up for Quang Nguyen to bring his stack to around 240k. Action on the flop 3c2c9s, Quang bet 20k, check-called by Nguyen Tuan Anh. On the turn 5h, Quang jammed, fast call by Anh.

Quang 8h8s
Anh KdKh

The river 4d was good for a double up to Quang.


15:30: Nguyen Van Thai flushes out Kiatponglap
Level 15: 2500-5000-5000 BB Ante

DAC 4044
Nguyen Van Thai

Preflop all in by Worawat Kiatponglap with Ac10s, put at risk by Nguyen Van Thai with Ah8h. The board ran 6hKh3d10h6d for a flush to Nguyen who climbed to 340k.


15:25: Short stacked Hamish Crawshaw raises nearly all
Level 15: 2500-5000-5000 BB Ante

From mid-position Hamish Crawshaw raised 50k leaving himself 4k behind. Action folded around with no callers to pick up the blinds and ante.

15:20: Too much for Tran Hong Cuong
Level 15: 2500-5000-5000 BB Ante

Tran Hong Cuong raised it up to 11k, Lee Sung Kum thought it was too small and repopped for all his chips amounting to 120k. With everyone folding around, Tran did the same and said “too much”.

15:05: Players on break

The first break of the day is at hand. There are 138 players remaining from the 192 that started. We are inching closer to the money which starts at 119th place.

15:00: Jack Wu shoves
Level 14: 2000-4000-4000 BB Ante

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Jack Wu

Just before the first break of the day, Jack Wu shoved his 125k+ stack on a board Ad10dJs6h4h with a pot 110k already brewed, Trinh Huy Thong tank-called then folded when the clock ran out.


14:55: Jo Anna picks up a pot
Level 14: 2000-4000-4000 BB Ante

From utg, Jo Anna raised to 8k, got called by cutoff Minku Kim to see the flop 3h3cAh. Jo Anna c-bet 16k, Kim folded. She is up to 125k.


14:40: Yohwan Lim goes bust
Level 14: 2000-4000-4000 BB Ante

Yohwan Lim has been swinging from the start with a fast double up off Teddy Pham, losing most of it along the way, then doubling up to stay alive, and now busted to Minh A. Nguyen with As2c over QhQs.


14:30: Emmanuel Segismundo outdraws Le Ngoc Minh
Level 14: 2000-4000-4000 BB Ante

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Emmanuel Segismundo
Le Ngoc Minh walked away very upset having been railed by Emmanuel Segismundo. Action folded to the small blind Segismundo who jammed his big stack, big blind Minh called for his tournament life.

Segismundo Qc5c
Minh Ks10d

The flop ran 5s10hJd for top pair to Minh but with the turn Qh, it was two pair for Segismundo which held to the river 2s. Segismundo at 300k.


14:20: Nguyen Huu Manh finds the courage to call
Level 14: 2000-4000-4000 BB Ante

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Nguyen Huu Manh

Facing a board 3h7c10d4c and a pot of 65k in the middle, Nguyen Huu Manh bet 26k then tanked on Nguyen Van Tien’s shove that well covered his stack. Manh tanked then found the courage to call with JsJh overpair. It was a good risk with Tien showing Kh10h. The river Jc further secured the win for Manh for a double up to 165k. Tien dropped to 65k.


14:15: Phan Thanh Hung picks up a pot
Level 14: 2000-4000-4000 BB Ante

The day’s entering second big stack Phan Thanh Hung seems to have lost a stack of yellows but he is still a threat at the table. He picked up a small pot against Chong Wun Han to rise to 220k. On a turn board 6d10s{7cJd and a pot of 20k, Phan bet 13k and got called by Chong. On the river Jd, Phan sent out a larger 28k, Chong tank-folded leaving himself 60k.


14:05: Ha Duong versus Wai Keong Yong
Level 13: 1500-3000-3000 BB Ante

DAC 4023

On a turn board 10d7h9hJs and a pot of 38k, Ha Duong bet 14.5k, Wai Keong Yong tank-called. The river Kh Duong sent out 38k and once again Yong tanked then raised to 80k. Duong called and won it with 8h3h flush over Jc9c two pair. Duong up to 310k, Yong dropped to 53k.


13:55: Changhwan Lee delivers nasty beat to Nguyen Quang Minh
Level 13: 1500-3000-3000 BB Ante

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Changhwan Lee

Heard across the room was Nguyen Quang Minh’s shock at the turnout of  the hand that sent him packing up. On a board 9sQd7s4c, player engaged in a raise war that resulted in all the chips out front. Nguyen ahead with JhJd, Lee needing help with Ac9c second pair. The river 9h gave Lee one of the five outs he need to win. Lee shipped it and now sits with 485k.


13:50: Dhaval Mudgal gets the best of Dinh Xuan Dinh
Level 13: 1500-3000-3000 BB Ante

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Catching the action on the flop, Dinh Xuan Dinh called Dhaval Mudgal’s check-raise then pushed As2c on the turn. that ran into Dhaval Mudgal’s 8h8s set on a board Ad9h8c6s. The turn 5d secured a double up for Mudgal who then proceeded to collect the rest of Dinh’s 20 BB stack on a later hand. Mudgal at 550k.


13:45: Jack Wu dusts Wu Jun Hao
Level 13: 1500-3000-3000 BB Ante

Wu Jun Hao all in with AsKc but could not get past the larger stacked Jack Wu’s 7h7c on a board that dropped a Seven on the turn. Wu rises to 135k.

13:40: Kevin Ho apologizes and scoops
Level 13: 1500-3000-3000 BB Ante

Kevin Ho was all in with Ad9d challenged by Vo Ngoc Hien with a better Ah10d. However, the river found a Nine to pair up Ho’s kicker for a double up to 60k.


13:35: Cooler alert! Yohwan Lim doubles through Teddy Pham 
Level 13: 1500-3000-3000 BB Ante

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Yohwan Lim

Teddy Pham all in with QhQs, Yohwan Lim called the three-bet shove with KsKd, the board ran low for a double up to Lim to 130k. Pham plunged to 20k then busted on the next hand.


13:30: Early busts
Level 13: 1500-3000-3000 BB Ante

Short stacks are dropping fast with the field down to 180 within the first fifteen minutes. Among the fallouts were Phan Minh Duc who ran into pocket Kings, Tran Huy Hoang cleaned out by Manh Tong Ha to 245k, and Korea’s Wonchul Bae.

Main Event prize pool is in! 119 places paid!

Top prize = ₫3,378,000,000 (~$137,700)
Min cash = ₫40,000,000 (~$1,630)

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13:15: Cards in the air for Day 2! 
Level 13: 1500-3000-3000 BB Ante

DAC 4013

Shuffle up and deal! Cards in the air for Day 2! 192 players race to the money of 119 places. We will have the payouts for you in a few minutes.

Main Event Day 2

Action will resume at 1pm on Saturday, October 22, 2022. Another 12 rounds will be played with blinds increasing every 50-minutes. We will have the payouts posted once it has been made available. Live updates begin at 1pm.

Buy in: ₫25,000,000 (~$1,020)
Entries: 822
Prize pool: ₫17,940,150,000 (~$731,350)
Day 2 qualifiers: 192 players
ITM: 119 places

Day 2 chip counts and seat draw

Rank Player Chips BB Table seat
1 Hojin Kim 310,500 104 13 4
2 Phan Thanh Hung 310,000 103 3 1
3 Nguyen Hoang Nam 285,500 95 8 7
4 Vincent Huang 285,000 95 4 7
5 Jeffrey Tan Pamplona 280,500 94 11 4
6 Jenam Yu 280,500 94 14 8
7 Tran Hong Chuong 273,500 91 10 1
8 Dinh Xuan Dinh 262,500 88 9 3
9 Lee Changhwan 261,500 87 12 8
10 Ngo Minh Tien 261,000 87 20 8
11 Nguyen Trong Nghia 246,500 82 22 5
12 Kevin Kar Wai Ang 243,000 81 19 8
13 Shyh Chyn Lim 242,000 81 18 2
14 Prommin Talordpong 234,000 78 19 2
15 Nguyen Van Trung 232,500 78 17 2
16 Dhaval Mudgal 231,500 77 9 1
17 Winfred Ka Wing Yu 228,000 76 17 3
18 Ha Van Thien 226,000 75 6 6
19 Jehun Hong 225,000 75 21 8
20 Ta Khanh Linh 221,000 74 12 3
21 Nguyen Dang Tuong Tam 221,000 74 1 1
22 Jiwon Yoon 220,500 74 21 5
23 Ning Zhi Yi 219,000 73 8 6
24 Duong Thanh Ha 218,000 73 22 3
25 Nguyen Duc Nhat 213,000 71 5 6
26 Nguyen Van Thai 209,000 70 17 7
27 Nguyen Kinh Huyen 205,000 68 10 8
28 Moses Calma Saquing 200,000 67 13 6
29 Chui Yuen Shan 199,000 66 10 5
30 Wai Kok Sim 197,500 66 12 1
31 Aigars Plivcs 197,000 66 15 3
32 Abhinav Iyer 193,500 65 16 4
33 Pham Tien Dung 193,000 64 2 2
34 Teng Kah Yew 190,000 63 16 1
35 Jack En Ching Wu 190,000 63 11 6
36 Truong Vu Tuan Khanh 188,000 63 14 1
37 Florent Jeremy Yann Touboulic 185,000 62 7 7
38 Tran Duc Kien 185,000 62 21 2
39 Nguyen Van Tien 185,000 62 23 2
40 Kunal Patni 184,000 61 24 6
41 Chin Wei Lim 181,000 60 9 7
42 Seokyoung Lee 180,000 60 3 8
43 Shardul Parthasarathi 179,500 60 5 3
44 Kartik Ved 177,000 59 6 1
45 Zhou Hoa Qiang 177,000 59 24 3
46 Kang Hyomo 175,500 59 6 2
47 Ngo Khoa Anh 174,500 58 23 3
48 Lin Fung 173,500 58 24 2
49 Nguyen Ngoc Hai Duy 173,000 58 18 6
50 Tai Chun Min 169,000 56 5 8
51 Ying Lin Chua 166,500 56 15 7
52 Emmanuel Segismundo 164,500 55 2 6
53 Chang Ki Kim 162,500 54 23 6
54 Minki Kim 162,500 54 2 3
55 Nguyen Tuan Anh 159,500 53 16 3
56 Jaesung Park 159,500 53 22 1
57 Clement Chung Yin Chau 159,000 53 16 7
58 Hyunku Kim 158,500 53 18 3
59 Huynh Van Hung 158,500 53 17 6
60 David Erquiaga 158,000 53 3 7
61 Ong Jingxiang 154,500 52 4 8
62 Nguyen Van Cuong 153,500 51 19 4
63 Nguyen Huu Manh 152,000 51 20 2
64 Dinh Manh Hung 152,000 51 24 5
65 Nguyen Quang Minh 151,000 50 12 4
66 Wai Keong Yong 150,000 50 5 7
67 Edgar Asehan 148,000 49 8 2
68 Ming San Chung 148,000 49 6 3
69 Zong Chi He 148,000 49 13 3
70 Pham Bao 145,000 48 8 8
71 Manh Tuong Ha 144,000 48 9 8
72 Grant Gardner 144,000 48 15 4
73 Vu The Tuan 139,500 47 4 4
74 Koh Hsien Ren 137,500 46 11 3
75 Fuk On Wong 135,000 45 7 4
76 Jo Anna 135,000 45 21 1
77 Le Thanh Nhat 135,000 45 15 6
78 Florencio Campomanes 134,500 45 22 4
79 Wai Kwan Yong 134,000 45 24 4
80 Asif Mustifa Makayi 133,000 44 22 2
81 Nguyen Thanh Phat 133,000 44 18 1
82 Le Minh Phuc 131,500 44 3 5
83 Kyunghwan Lee 131,000 44 13 7
84 Yi Wei Peng 130,000 43 9 2
85 Zhao Feng 130,000 43 3 3
86 Nguyen Nang Quang 127,000 42 4 1
87 Moon Seung Joon 125,500 42 2 4
88 Trung Phong Nguyen 125,000 42 1 2
89 Win Meng Tan 123,500 41 22 6
90 Nguyen Duc Anh 120,000 40 20 7
91 Hwigon Park 120,000 40 14 5
92 Nguyen Quoc Anh 120,000 40 20 5
93 Nguyen Tien Thanh 117,500 39 8 1
94 Kannapong Thanarattrakul 117,000 39 23 4
95 Mike Takayama 116,000 39 19 7
96 Hwang Jungmin 114,500 38 10 7
97 Tran Xuan Kim Cuong 114,000 38 1 5
98 Thanisorn Sealor 113,500 38 18 8
99 Nguyen Minh Thanh 111,500 37 14 7
100 John Tech 111,500 37 8 3
101 Ruch Pornraksamanee 111,000 37 2 5
102 Thai Duong Ho Vo 110,000 37 18 4
103 Sehoon Han 110,000 37 9 4
104 Benjamin Sai 109,500 37 1 4
105 Kulnattee Kunatharakul 109,000 36 23 8
106 Chi-Jen Chu 108,500 36 12 6
107 Richard Marquez 106,500 36 20 6
108 Hyun Sung Joo 104,500 35 10 6
109 Minh Anh Nguyen 104,000 35 11 1
110 Hamish Crawshaw 103,500 35 16 5
111 Nguyen Doan Trung Hieu 103,000 34 14 4
112 Neel Joshi 102,500 34 8 4
113 Trinh Huy Thong 101,500 34 24 8
114 Yew Fatt Kan 101,000 34 11 2
115 Chong Wun Han 97,000 32 7 2
116 Haerok Lee 96,000 32 3 2
117 Fu Bang Huang 95,000 32 21 4
118 Yu Sheng Lin 94,500 32 17 8
119 Tran Huy Hoang 94,500 32 15 2
120 Rungrot Nuannoi 93,500 31 12 7
121 Vu Van The 93,000 31 14 6
122 Pham Phu Son Lam 92,000 31 5 5
123 Jason Kyle Magbanua 91,000 30 21 7
124 Lee Tse Ian 90,500 30 13 1
125 Nguyen Van Bao 89,500 30 1 6
126 Dong Anh Dung 89,000 30 9 5
127 Nguyen Ngoc Ha 89,000 30 11 8
128 Kevin Yun Lam Choi 87,500 29 15 8
129 Nguyen Manh Tuan 87,500 29 19 5
130 Kumpyo Cho 87,000 29 21 6
131 Conrad Lumaban 87,000 29 13 8
132 LE PHUONG VIET 87,000 29 1 8
133 Ko Kyungsuk 85,000 28 10 4
134 TRAN DUC DONG 84,000 28 20 4
135 Saran Bayar 83,000 28 7 6
136 Nguyen Duc Minh 83,000 28 19 6
137 Do Tien Vu 82,000 27 22 7
138 Jun Hee Kim 82,000 27 14 2
139 Vincent Li Kwun Ngai 82,000 27 13 2
140 Devan Tang 81,000 27 16 6
141 Worawat Kiatponglap 80,000 27 22 8
142 Kim Dahye 80,000 27 11 5
143 Seongsu Kong 79,000 26 10 3
144 Yohwan Lim 78,000 26 5 1
145 Phan Dinh Nam 75,000 25 16 2
146 James Mendoza 75,000 25 7 8
147 Tran Hoai Anh 75,000 25 20 3
148 Yip Ka Chuen 74,000 25 12 5
149 Nguyen Thi Bao An 73,500 25 13 5
150 Ngo Trong Hieu 71,500 24 1 7
151 Teddy Quyet Tien Pham 71,500 24 16 8
152 Kim Seung Yeol 70,500 24 23 1
153 Pham Phu Son Lam 70,500 24 2 1
154 Phan Hung Cuong 70,500 24 2 7
155 Junam Lee 70,000 23 8 5
156 Phan Minh Duc 69,500 23 10 2
157 Tran Duy Binh 67,500 23 14 3
158 Le Ngoc Minh 65,000 22 24 1
159 Dennis Koon Siu Ng 64,000 21 24 7
160 Vo Ngoc HIen 63,500 21 5 2
161 Kirill Holland 63,000 21 17 4
162 Wu Jun Hao 63,000 21 11 7
163 Bae Wonchul 62,500 21 7 1
164 Nguyen Huu Dung 62,500 21 4 3
165 Ta Van Mung 61,500 21 15 1
166 Sanat Mehrotra 59,000 20 2 8
167 Linh Phan Trong 56,500 19 17 1
168 Nguyen Phuong Ngoc 56,000 19 4 2
169 Chung Yi Ho 55,000 18 7 5
170 Mark Tze Yi Wong 54,000 18 5 4
171 Long Nguyen Duc 52,500 18 1 3
172 Yoo Honggo 52,000 17 4 6
173 Jaehyun Kim 51,000 17 20 1
174 Shao Min Huang 49,500 17 4 5
175 Eugene Co 49,500 17 23 5
176 Dongwook Gwon 49,000 16 9 6
177 Do Tuan Phong 46,000 15 12 2
178 Min Yujung 45,500 15 19 1
179 Lim Choong Sub 41,000 14 21 3
180 Mi Ran Hwang 40,500 14 7 3
181 To Nga Ko Annie 39,500 13 6 8
182 Ha Huy Yu 37,000 12 19 3
183 Kevin Dinh Ho 35,500 12 15 5
184 Hon Wai Fung 32,500 11 17 5
185 Jonas Rothmund 31,000 10 6 7
186 Nguyen Ngoc Tung 29,000 10 18 5
187 Sunghwa Park 25,000 8 18 7
188 Chun Kit Leung 23,000 8 6 4
189 Soonchul Hwang 22,000 7 23 7
190 Van Tien Dinh 21,500 7 3 4
191 Truong Toan Chan 20,000 7 3 6
192 Nguyen The Anh 15,000 5 6 5

Main Event Day 1B chip counts
85 advanced out of 377 entries

Player Flag Chips
Hon Wai Fung Hong Kong 325,000
Phan Thanh Hung Vietnam 310,000
Nguyen Hoang Nam Vietnam 285,500
Tran Hong Chuong Vietnam 273,500
Lee Changhwan Korea 261,500
Ngo Minh Tien Vietnam 261,000
Nguyen Trong Nghia Vietnam 246,500
Kevin Kar Wai Ang Malaysia 243,000
Prommin Talordpong Thailand 234,000
Winfred Ka Wing Yu Hong Kong 228,000
Ha Van Thien Vietnam 226,000
Jehun Hong Korea 225,000
Nguyen Dang Tuong Tam Vietnam 221,000
Ning Zhi Yi Malaysia 219,000
Nguyen Duc Nhat Vietnam 213,000
Nguyen Van Thai Vietnam 209,000
Nguyen Kinh Huyen Vietnam 205,000
Truong Vu Tuan Khanh Vietnam 188,000
Florent Jeremy Touboulic France 185,000
Tran Duc Kien Vietnam 185,000
Chin Wei Lim Malaysia 181,000
Seokyoung Lee Korea, South 180,000
Ngo Khoa Anh Vietnam 174,500
Lin Fung Hong Kong 173,500
Nguyen Ngoc Hai Duy Vietnam 173,000
Emmanuel Segismundo Philippines 164,500
Minki Kim Korea 162,500
Nguyen Tuan Anh Vietnam 159,500
Jaesung Park Korea 159,500
Huynh Van Hung Vietnam 158,500
Nguyen Van Cuong Vietnam 153,500
Dinh Manh Hung Vietnam 152,000
Nguyen Quang Minh Vietnam 151,000
Zong Chi He Taiwan 148,000
Grant Gardner UK 144,000
Koh Hsien Ren Malaysia 137,500
Jo Anna Korea 135,000
Le Thanh Nhat Vietnam 135,000
Nguyen Nang Quang Vietnam 127,000
Trung Phong Nguyen Vietnam 125,000
Nguyen Quoc Anh Vietnam 120,000
Hwang Jungmin Korea 114,500
Tran Xuan Kim Cuong Vietnam 114,000
Thanisorn Sealor Thailand 113,500
John Tech Philippines 111,500
Sehoon Han Korea 110,000
Kulnattee Kunatharakul Thailand 109,000
Chi-Jen Chu Taiwan 108,500
Minh Anh Nguyen Vietnam 104,000
Hamish Crawshaw New Zealand 103,500
Nguyen Doan Trung Hieu Vietnam 103,000
Trinh Huy Thong Vietnam 101,500
Chong Wun Han Malaysia 97,000
Fu Bang Huang Taiwan 95,000
Tran Huy Hoang Vietnam 94,500
Pham Phu Son Lam Vietnam 92,000
Lee Tse Ian Malaysia 90,500
Nguyen Van Bao Vietnam 89,500
Nguyen Ngoc Ha Vietnam 89,000
Kevin Yun Lam Choi Hong Kong 87,500
Kumpyo Cho Korea 87,000
Conrad Lumaban Philippines 87,000
Nguyen Duc Minh Vietnam 83,000
Devan Tang Hong Kong 81,000
Seongsu Kong Korea 79,000
James Mendoza USA 75,000
Tran Hoai Anh Vietnam 75,000
Nguyen Thi Bao An Vietnam 73,500
Ngo Trong Hieu Vietnam 71,500
Phan Minh Duc Vietnam 69,500
Le Ngoc Minh Vietnam 65,000
Dennis Koon Siu Ng Australia 64,000
Wu Jun Hao Singapore 63,000
Sanat Mehrotra India 59,000
Linh Phan Trong Vietnam 56,500
Nguyen Phuong Ngoc Vietnam 56,000
Chung Yi Ho Taiwan 55,000
Mark Tze Yi Wong Singapore 54,000
Shao Min Huang China 49,500
Dongwook Gwon Korea 49,000
Do Tuan Phong Vietnam 46,000
Kevin Dinh Ho France 35,500
Jonas Rothmund Germany 31,000
Van Tien Dinh Vietnam 21,500
Nguyen The Anh Vietnam 15,000

22:40: Main Event Day 1B ends!

With all tables done with the last hands, that’s a wrap for Main Event Day 1B! We will have the chip counts up as soon as it has been made available. The screens currently have the count at 377 entries and 85 survivors. Phan Thanh Hung is the unofficial chip leader of this heat with over 300k. Standby for the recap where we will have all the info.

22:35: Nguyen Trong Nghia vs Truong Vu Tran Khanh
Level 12: 1000-2500-2500 BB Ante

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Truong Vu Tran Khanh

One of the day’s biggest stacks, Nguyen Trong Nghia went head to head against Truong Vu Tran Khanh who opened from the button and Nguyen defended on the big blind. At the flop 6sAd10d, Truong c-bet 16k, Nguyen called. On the turn 4d, no bets landed. The river came 4h, Nguyen bet 20k, Truong raised to 50k, Nguyen tank-folded while showing AsQd. Truong returned the gesture and showed 6c6h full house.


22:30: Mark Tze Yi Wong alive with Aces
Level 12: 1000-2500-2500 BB Ante

Another short stack survivor with Mark Tze Yi Wong getting full pay for his pocket Aces. Taking the cut was Tran Huy Hoang with pocket Queens. Wong zoomed to 100k. Tran dropped to 65k.

22:25: Tran Hong Chuong tanks Ning Zhi Yi, drags in a big one
Level 12: 1000-2500-2500 BB Ante

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Tran Hong Chuong may have momentarily jumped to the lead after dragging in a big pot against Ning Zhi Yi. On a board 6d5cQh3hJd and around 70k+ in the pot, Tran overbet 91.5k that sent Ning tanking. The clock was eventually called on Ning who failed to act for a mucked hand. Tran zoomed to nearly 300k, Ning at 260k.


22:20: Dinh Manh Hung shoves for the pot
Level 12: 1000-2500-2500 BB Ante

Dinh Manh Hung moved all in for 38.5k on a board 9sJhAh8d2d with 52k already in the pot. Vu The Tuan tanked then folded.


22:15: Koh Hsien Ren doubles through Crawshaw
Level 12: 1000-2500-2500 BB Ante

Short stacked Koh Hsien Ren all in with JdJh, Hamish Crawshaw snap called with 10h10s, the board ran low, double up for Koh to 90k.


22:10: Ha Van Thien vs Nguyen Doan Trung Hieu
Level 12: 1000-2500-2500 BB Ante

Preflop Ha Van Thien and Nguyen Doan Trung Hieu built a pot of 31k then added more on the flop As4cKs with Nguyen betting 10k and Thien check-calling. On the turn 4s Thien slid out a tower of yellows, Nguyen folded. Thien up to 150k, Nguyen dropped to 48k.


22:00: Last level of Day 1B, shove fest continues; Talordpong all in
Level 12: 1000-2500-2500 BB Ante

DAC 3969
Nguyen Ngoc Dai and Prommin Talordpong

The Main Event has entered the last level of play in with it come a flood of all ins. At table 1, Prommin Talordpong raised all in of about pot size, on a turn board Kd6h3s10d and 87k in the middle. Initial bettor Nguyen Ngoc Dai tanked then gave up his 25k bet.


21:50: Double up for Kok Wai Sim
Level 11: 1000-2000-2000 BB

Another short stack gambling everything, Kok Wai Sim all in for 27k with AcKh, got called by a player with AhQs, no bad beat arrived for a double up to Kok.


21:40: Nguyen Phuong Ngoc earns with quads
Level 11: 1000-2000-2000 BB Ante

Catching the action on the river 10s2h10d10c8d and a pot of 20k built, Nguyen Phuong Ngoc bet 14k and got called. Nguyen showed Qh10h quads.


21:30: Abhinav Iyer busts then re-enters
Level 11: 1000-2000-2000 BB Ante

Abhinav Iyer raised to 5k preflop and small blind Nguyen Thi Bao called. The flop 2h10d7s Nguyen laid out a bet that covered Iyer’s stack, Iyer risked it.

Iyer 10s9s top pair
Nguyen JhJc overpair

The turn Jd was a set for Nguyen and with the river Ad, Iyer packed up and registered for Day 1C. Nguyen chipped up to 115k.


21:15: Minh A. Nguyen beats Koh’s aces on the turn
Level 11: 1000-2000-2000 BB Ante

DAC 3958
Minh A Nguyen

Minh A. Nguyen called Koh Hsien Ren’s 5k bet on the flop Kd7h4h, then called the jam on the turn Qs. Koh had AcAs, Nguyen with KsQc two pair. The river 9d assured the double for Nguyen to 150k.


21:10: Sung Joo Hyun falls to Hieu Ngo
Level 10: 1000-1500-1500 BB Ante

DAC 3952
Hieu Ngo

Action on cutoff Hieu Ngo who shoved with 7h7d. button player WSOP bracelet winner Sung Joo Hyun joined him with AcJs and was at risk of busting. The board came 4sAs7cKhKs for a full house to Ngo and the end of this heat for Hyun. He has since re-entered and is now slugging it out at Day 1C Turbo.


21:00: Short stacks shoving…
Level 10: 1000-1500-1500 BB Ante

With registration closed for Day 1B, it has been a short stack shove fest since the return from break. Among the lucky ones was Oh Junseok who was all in with Ad5s that found an ace on the river to beat pocket Queens. Another was Ha Huy Vu with 8s7s turning a flush to crack Queens.

DAC 3955
Chong Wun Han
Among the unfortunate was Ta Van Mung who fell to Chong Wun Han with Queen-Jack top pair no good against Ace-Queen. Hwany Lee also busted, going down with Ace-Eight against Jason Lau’s Ace-King.

20:40: Registration closes at 379 entries
Level 10: 1000-1500-1500 BB Ante

Registration closed with 379 entries, there are currently 165 players remaining. Three levels to go before bagging time for this heat. For those that want to sign up, we suggest to do so soon. Day 1C has blinds increasing every 20 minutes so it is a fast one. Buy in is ₫25,000,000 (~$1,020). The ₫10 Billion guarantee is already history with the pot pushing past ₫16 Billion. 


20:10: Teddy Pham says no to Mateo
Level 9: 6-00-1200-1200 BB Ante

DAC 3939
Teddy Pham

On a board 9hQhJd7d and a pot of 24.3k, Teddy Pham jammed and Christopher Mateo asked if he’d show. Pham didn’t agree and Mateo still folded.


20:00: Pham Phu Son Lam celebrates his luck
Level 9: 6-00-1200-1200 BB Ante

DAC 3945
Pham Phu Son Lam

Pham Phu Son Lam was nearly out when he had it all in with As10c against Milan Stojkovic’s KcKh. However, luck found him with the card felted 6s10h3d4d10d for trips. Pham fist pumped the air in celebration and chipped up o 58k.


20:10: Main Event Day 1C underway
Level 1: 100-100-100 BB Ante

The last entry heat to the Main Event is up and running. Day 1C Turbo will see blinds increase every 20 minutes. Registration closes at the start of Level 10. Bagging time will be announced once Day 1B closes. To jump in, buy in is ₫25,000,000 with unlimited re-entries. It is well to know that the ₫10 Billion guarantee has been breached and the pot is pushing into ₫16 Billion at the moment. 

19:50: Seongsu Kong in action
Level 9: 6-00-1200-1200 BB Ante

DAC 3853
Seongsu Kong

Seongsu Kong was seen entering several pots, one that earned him a double up. The first pot we caught he raised preflop and got called by the big blind Phachara Wongwichit. On the flop Jc7d3h, Kong jammed, Wongwichit tank-folded.

Next hand, Kong lost some chips to Cho Kumpyo with pocket Fours dominated by pocket Eights. Two few hands after Kong was on the small blind and raised to 5k, big blind Jeffrey Lo called. The board completed Kh6hQh10s7d, Kong jammed, Lo called, Kong won it with 8h3h flush beating Lo’s 10d6s two pair.


19:45: Tzai Wei Phua switches up and takes it
Level 8: 500-1000-1000 BB Ante

DAC 3950
Tzai Wei Phua

Three players in on a pot of 9.5k and flop Qc5hKs. Hwang Jungmin bet 3k, one player folded, Tzai Wei Phua called. On the turn 4d, Phua switched gears and led for 9k, Hwang folded. Hwang dropped to 120, Phua up to 47k.


19:40: Vu Duc Trung falls to Changhwan Lee
Level 8: 500-1000-1000 BB Ante

DAC 3895
Changhwan Lee

All in on a turn board 5c8h9h4c, at risk player Vu Duc Trung with KcKh behind Changhwan Lee’s 5h4h. The river 2h didn’t help Trung to bounce out while Lee above average of 60k.


19:30: Lucky Michael Thanh Luong
Level 8: 500-1000-1000 BB Ante

DAC 3903
Michael Thanh Luong

Michael Thanh Luong was dominated at the shove with Ac2c against a player’s Ad4d. However, the board ran 2s10cAs5cJd to improve to two pair and double up.


19:20: Cowboys good to Tan Xi Zuan 
Level 8: 500-1000-1000 BB Ante

Blinds are climbing which means short stacks are getting desperate. One of them, Tan Zi Xuan shoved his 17.2k stack, got called, then happily doubled with pocket Kings domination pocket Tens.

19:15: Tran Huy Phong doubles off Ning Zhi Yi
Level 7: 400-800-800 BB Ante

All in on the river 2hKd4hKsAc with a pot of 21k brewed, Tran Huy Phong was at risk but shipped it with 4d4c full house against Ning Zhi Yi’s two pair. He chipped up to 51k.


19:10: Lee Sung Kun boosted by rockets
Level 7: 400-800-800 BB Ante

DAC 3926
Lee Sung Kun

Lee Sung Kun woke up with AcAs and it paid in full with a double up from Vu The Tuan with AdQd.


19:00: Thanisorn Sealor eliminated
Level 7: 400-800-800 BB Ante

Thanisorn Sealor was all in with Ac10c, called by Kwon Riangkyu with QhJh, the flop 9h5c10c further improved Sealor, and no change on the 6c turn, but the river Kh, switched them up. Kwon formed a straight to ship it and eliminated Sealor.


18:50: Kulnattee Kunatharakul gets a bit more from Colada
Level 7: 400-800-800 BB Ante

By the river, the pot swelled to 27k with a board Jc9s10sQc4d showing. Kulnattee Kunatharakul bet 5k, Jose Colada tanked then called. Kunatharakul opened Kh10c, Colada mucked.


18:45: Nguyen Hoang Nam wins a good pot
Level 7: 400-800-800 BB Ante

Three players looked down on a board JsJh5cJd and 7k in the pot, Nguyen Hoang Nam bet 2k and won it with no callers. Huy Pham whispers to the reporter that he had J-2 for quads.


18:40: Tran Hoai Nam with back to back shoves
Level 7: 400-800-800 BB Ante

Short stacked Tran Hoai Nam shoved twice, uncalled the first time preflop. On the next, he shoved on a board 7c7s2s4h9s and once again didn’t get the call to win the pot. He is back to starting stack.


18:30: Prommin Talordpong heard roaring
Level 7: 400-800-800 BB Ante

Prommin Talordpong was heard roaring across the Grand Hall after spiking a straight on the river to crack aces. It was all in preflop with Nguyen Robert Tuan AdAh and Talordpong AcQc. The board came 10hJs3s7cKc to boot Nguyen and Talordpong rise to over 100k.


18:20: Players back from the dinner break
Level 7: 400-800-800 BB Ante

Players have returned from a dinner break. They play another six round of 40-minute blinds before bagging up.

17:20: Tran Dinh Quy falls to Jo Anna
Level 6: 300-600-600 BB Ante

Tran Dinh Quy all in with 7d7h, Jo Anna had AhQh for fifty-fifty flip. An ace quickly found the flop and it held to send Tran packing.


17:10: Good call by Le Ngoc Minh for a split pot
Level 6: 300-600-600 BB Ante

On a board Kc6s4s4c4h and 40k in the pot, Nguyen Ngoc Dai bet 10.1k, Le Ngoc Minh tanked then made the call. Nguyen showed 6h8d full house, and Le had Ah6c for a split pot.

17:00: Le Thanh Nat banks a double with rockets
Level 6: 300-600-600 BB Ante

Catching the action only at the count, Le Thanh Nhat banked a double with AdAc over Hoang Hoi Nam’s AsKc on a blank board. He chipped up to 125k while Hoang dropped to 20k.


16:45: Nguyen Huu Nam denies a short stack
Level 5: 300-500-500

Nguyen Huu Nam called short stacked Wi Daehan’s all in and it was a flip. Nguyen had 7c7h, Wi with KhJd, the board dropped a King on the flop then a Seven on the turn for Nguyen to ship it. The river was 9s.


16:40: Ladies battle, Nguyen Thi Bao claims it
Level 5: 300-500-500

DAC 3793
Nguyen Thi Bao

A small pot of 7.2k in the middle and a board Ac9dJc2c6c. Min Yujung bet 2k, Nguyen Thi Bao raises 7500, Min tanks then gives it up.


16:30: Aces cracked! Kim Hyun Sup booted, Hwang Jungmin scoops
Level 5: 300-500-500

DAC 3863
Hwang Jungmin

Bad result for Kim Hyun Sup who once again has to re-enter if he wants to get in on this pot. Yesterday, he was the reason for Hojin Kim’s rise to chip leader and today, he just busted to Hwang Jungmin. It was all in preflop, Kim had AcAd, Hwang with AsQs, the cards ran 2h6s7s for a flush draw to Hwang which he completed on the turn Ks. The river 2s was of no consequence. Kim packed up, Hwang just under 70k.


16:20: John Bon Phan survives 
Level 5: 300-500-500

All in on the river with John Bon Phan getting lucky with his QhJs improving to a straight Kh10h3s2c9s against AdKc to double up. He is still below average with 24k but still very playable with blinds low.


16:00: Do Kwan Nam spikes it on the river
Level 4: 200-400-400 BB Ante

DAC 3841
Do Kwan Nam

Do Kwan Nam faced a board AhJc9h7h and moved all in for 16.5k. Dinh Trung Hieu tanked then called with AcKc. Do had KsQs. The river 10s was as Dinh feared. Do improved but not to a flush but to a straight to ship it and send Dinh to the exit. Do chipped up to 46k.


15:50: Thanisorn Sealor eliminates Kim Minku
Level 4: 200-400-400 BB Ante

DAC 3840
Thanisorn Sealor

Kim Minku had 10d9s and was all in on a board 6s9h3d2s3s, Thanisorn Sealor had better AsAc to ship it and boot Kim. He chipped up to 40k.


15:40: Thanakrit Lachaima defends big blind and wins a raised pot
Level 4: 200-400-400 BB Ante

Action opened with a raise by PLO Turbo champion Sin Ren Chen, to his immediate left was Deepstack champion Dang Thanh Luong who called, and big blind Thanakrit Lachaima defended. No bets fired at the flop 5d10hQd to bring a turn 3d. Lachaim bet 5k, no callers.


15:30: Players back from the break
Level 4: 200-400-400 BB Ante

After the 15-minute break, the field is at 248 with 208 seated. Among the new players coming in during the previous rounds were Phachara Wongwichit, Teddy Pham, Tran Huy Hoang, Christopher Mateo, Quang Nguyen, Cao Ngoc Anh, Nguyen Ngoc Dai, Dang Van Hien, and Poker Dream creator Winfred Yu. Currently leading the race is John Tech with over 100k.

15:15: Jo Ann rails Kim Hoon
Level 3: 200-300-300 BB Ante

DAC 3833
Jo Anna

Kim Hoon all in preflop, was called by two players – Jo Anna and Nguyen Thanh Tung. The callers checked to the river 3h10hJsJc5h, Jo Anna bets for a side pot but Nguyen wasn’t interested and folded. Jo Anna had AhAh to flush, Kim busted with 9s7c. Jo Anna just under 50k.


15:05: Nguyen Hoang Nam doubles up through Choi Seunghoon
Level 3: 200-300-300 BB Ante

DAC 3828
Nguyen Hoang Nam

On a flop As9h2h,  Nguyen Hoang Nam bet 8k and Choi Seunghoon called to build a 20k pot. On the turn 6s, Nguyen moved all in for 13.2k and got the call. Nguyen opened Ac10c top pair and was ahead of Choi’s QhQs. The river 10h ensured the double up for Nguyen.


14:45: Ho Chung Yi tanks with aces
Level 3: 200-300-300 BB Ante

Catching the action only on the river 5hJs3dKhJd and 33.5k already in the middle, Kim Dahye bets 15.5k that sends Ho Chung Yi tanking. He eventually called and showed AdAc which had Kim’s KsQs beat. She is down to around 17k while Yi climbedto 70k.


14:40: Nguyen Huu Dung evades the rail
Level 3: 200-300-300 BB Ante

Nguyen Huu Dung is among the newcomers to the Main Event but has already lost a large portion of his starting stack. He pushed his remaining 7.7k in with AhQh and got challenged by Lester Edoc with QcKc. The board ran a wild 2cAcJd flop, then with the turn Qd and river 7s, Nguyen evaded elimination and doubled up to 16.6k.


14:30: Nguyen Quang Minh doubles up
Level 2: 100-200-200 BB Ante

DAC 3792
Nguyen Quang Minh

On a turn board 7s3s3d5h and 26k in the pot, Nguyen Quang Minh goes all in for his last 11k with 10h10d and gets paid by Ho Chung Yi with As2s.


14:28: Jang Du Young sends Kim Changhyun packing
Level 2: 100-200-200 BB Ante

DAC 3809
Jang Du Young

Jang Du Young was all in on a flop 9c8d10d and Kim Changhyun called for his tournament life. Jang was ahead with 10h10c but Kim had outs with his JsJh but with the turn 9d and river As he missed to exit early.


14:30: Gi Young Jin runs into Van Tien Dinh’s rockets
Level 2: 100-200-200 BB Ante

Another player goes bust in table 6 with NLH Turbo champion Gi Young biting it with 9c9s running into Van Tien Dinh’s AdAc.


14:25: Park Seokwon dusts Hoang Hai Nam
Level 2: 100-200-200 BB Ante

DAC 3803
Park Seokwon

Preflop raise war at table 6 led to Hoang Hai Nam all in with AdKh and bigger stacked Park Seokwon with 7c7s. The board came 8s2s7hKsQh to send Hoang packing and Park up to 70k.


14:20: John Tech straight up for a nice pot
Level 2: 100-200-200 BB Ante

DAC 3788
John Tech

Catching the action on a board 10hJc2s8h5h and 29.4k in the pot, John Tech bet 16k and was tank-called by Truong Ton Chan. Tech turned over Qc9d straight, Truong mucked and said he had two-pair. Tech up to 85k.


14:15: Lin Fung gets paid
Level 2: 100-200-200 BB Ante

On a board 6c5h3s3h9h, sb Kim Minku bet 11k onto a pot of 13.3k, down the round Lin Fung jammed his 16.8k stack, Kim folded to the small shove. Fung up to 31k.


14:10: Four way to the flop, Thanakrit Lachaima bets to win
Level 2: 100-200-200 BB Ante

Four way action to the flop 4s4d6d and a pot of over 13k built, small blind Thanakrit Lachaima bets 7k and finds no callers to claim it. He chipped up to 50k.


14:00: Justin Chu doubles up but still very short
Level 2: 100-200-200 BB Ante

Blinds have gone up and beside the media table we see ailing short stacked Chi-Jen Chu aka Justin all in with Ah4c. He was challenged by Nguyen Van Trung with Kh10h. No hits on the board for both players for the Ace-high to hold and a double up to Chu to 6.5k.


13:50: Kwon Yong Man triples up
Level 1: 100-100-100 BB Ante

DAC 3776
Kwon Yon Man

Not sure how he was in the pot but utg player Kwon Yong Man was all in on the river then shipped a triple up with Ks2h quads on a board Ad2s2c2d4h. He bested AsJd and AcQd to chip up to 69.3k.


13:45: Changhwan Lee over double starting
Level 1: 100-100-100 BB Ante

Deepstack runner up Changhwan Lee is up to 67k, which is more than double the starting stack of 30k. We aren’t sure how he got there but we will keep an eye on him.

13:40: Over 100 entries
Level 1: 100-100-100 BB Ante

As predicted, the 100 marker has been breached with ten minutes to spare in this opening round. The screens have it at 106 entries.

13:35: Nguyen Van Xuan tanks Nguyen Quang Minh
Level 1: 100-100-100 BB Ante

Nguyen Van Xuan min raised from utg, Nguyen Quang Minh called, Grant Gardner thee-bet to 1700, and got called by both Nguyens. Action was checked to the turn 4c3d8d7d. Xuan led for 5k and found one customer in Minh. The river 2d made it four diamonds on the board, Xuan bet 4k, Minh tank folded.


13:30: Tran Duc Kien earns a decent pot
Level 1: 100-100-100 BB Ante

Three players build a pot of 3200 preflop then check it to the turn 2s6dAc2s. Acting first, Wai Cheong Wong bet 1500, got called by both opponents Tran Duc Kien and Pham Tien Dung. On the river 9c, they all opted to check again, Wong showed pocket Tens, Tran won it with Ad5d top pair, Pham mucked.


13:25: At the scene
Level 1: 100-100-100 BB Ante

Among the players getting an early start are Main Event newcomers Men “the master” Nguyen, Hieu Ngo, Short Deck champion Jason Lau, and Day 1A fallouts Hamish Crawshaw, Pham Tien Dung, Kunal Patni, and Grant Gardner.

13:15: Main Event Day 1B underway!
Level 1: 100-100-100 BB Ante

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And we are off! Cards are now flying for Day 1B of the Main Event! There are currently 64 players seated and with a long queue at registration, it is expected to cross the 100 marker before the end of the round. For players looking to jump in, we expect the ₫10 Billion guarantee to be breached in today.

Event details, buy in is ₫25,000,000 (~$1,020) with unlimited re-entries. Blinds increase every 40 minutes. There will be a 50-minute dinner break at the end of Level 6 and registration closes at the start of Level 10. From there, they play another three levels, bagging up at the end of Level 12. 

The player to catch is Day 1A chip leader Hojin Kim who bagged up 310,500 equivalent to 103 BB. 72 players advanced out of 293 entries. Scroll down below for the qualifiers.


Main Event Day 1B starts at 1pm on Friday, October 21, 2022! See you then!

Main Event Day 1A chip counts
77 out of 293 entries

Player Flag Chips
1 Hojin Kim Korea 310,500
2 Jeffrey Tan Pamplona Philippines 280,500
3 Jenam Yu Korea 280,500
4 Dinh Xuan Dinh Vietnam 262,500
5 Shyh Chyn Lim Malaysia 242,000
6 Dhaval Mudgal India 231,500
7 Ta Khanh Linh Vietnam 221,000
8 Jiwon Yoon Korea 220,500
9 Moses Calma Saquing USA 200,000
10 Aigars Plivcs Vietnam 197,000
11 Teng Kah Yew Malaysia 190,000
12 Shardul Parthasarathi India 179,500
13 Kang Hyomo Korea 175,500
14 Tai Chun Min Taiwan 169,000
15 Ying Lin Chua Malaysia 166,500
16 Chang Ki Kim Korea 162,500
17 Hyunku Kim Korea 158,500
18 David Erquiaga Philippines 158,000
19 Ong Jingxiang Malaysia 154,500
20 Nguyen Huu Manh Vietnam 152,000
21 Wai Keong Yong Malaysia 150,000
22 Edgar Asehan Philippines 148,000
23 Ming San Chung Hong Kong 148,000
24 Pham Bao Vietnam 145,000
25 Manh Tuong Ha Vietnam 144,000
26 Fuk On Wong Hong Kong 135,000
27 Florencio Campomanes Philippines 134,500
28 Wai Kwan Yong Malaysia 134,000
29 Kyunghwan Lee Korea 131,000
30 Yi Wei Peng Taiwan 130,000
31 Win Meng Tan Malaysia 123,500
32 Nguyen Duc Anh USA 120,000
33 Hwigon Park Korea 120,000
34 Nguyen Tien Thanh Vietnam 117,500
35 Mike Takayama Philippines 116,000
36 Nguyen Minh Thanh Vietnam 111,500
37 Thai Duong Ho Vo Vietnam 110,000
38 Benjamin Sai Singapore 109,500
39 Richard Marquez Philippines 106,500
40 Neel Joshi India 102,500
41 Yew Fatt Kan Malaysia 101,000
42 Haerok Lee Korea 96,000
43 Yu Sheng Lin Taiwan 94,500
44 Rungrot Nuannoi Thailand 93,500
45 Vu Van The Vietnam 93,000
46 Jason Kyle Magbanua Philippines 91,000
47 Dong Anh Dung Vietnam 89,000
48 Saran Bayar Mongolia 83,000
49 Do Tien Vu Vietnam 82,000
50 Jun Hee Kim Korea 82,000
51 Worawat Kiatponglap Thailand 80,000
52 Yohwan Lim Korea 78,000
53 Phan Dinh Nam Vietnam 75,000
54 Yip Ka Chuen Hong Kong 74,000
55 Kim Seung Yeol Korea 70,500
56 Pham Phu Son Lam Vietnam 70,500
57 Phan Hung Cuong Vietnam 70,500
58 Junam Lee Korea 70,000
59 Tran Duy Binh Vietnam 67,500
60 Vo Ngoc HIen Vietnam 63,500
61 Kirill Holland Russia 63,000
62 Bae Wonchul Korea 62,500
63 Ta Van Mung Vietnam 61,500
64 Long Nguyen Duc Vietnam 52,500
65 Jaehyun Kim Korea 51,000
66 Lim Choong Sub Korea 41,000
67 Mi Ran Hwang Korea 40,500
68 To Nga Ko Annie Hong Kong 39,500
69 Nguyen Ngoc Tung Vietnam 29,000
70 Sunghwa Park Korea 25,000
71 Chun Kit Leung Hong Kong 23,000
72 Soonchul Hwang Korea 22,000
The day’s survivors await the results of Day 1B and Day 1C before returning to action on Saturday, October 22 for the second stage of the race.

Main Event Day 1A ends

After 12 rounds of play, Main Event is in the books. 293 signed up with only 72 surviving. We will have the chip counts posted here as soon as it has been made available.

23:45: Fu Bang Huang Queens fall to Campomanes’ cowboys
Level 12: 1000-2500-2500 BB Ante

Fu Bang Huang was all in with QsQh which was way behind Florencio Campomanes’ KsKh. No help arrived to end his day at the rails. Campomanes chipped up to above average stack.


23:40: Rungrot Nuannoi survives the flip
Level 12: 1000-2500-2500 BB Ante

Rungrot Nuannoi was all in for his tournament life with 7d7h, got called by a player with AsKd, the board was 7sKh6d2hKs for a full house.


23:35: Hojin Kim boots Kim Hyung Sup
Level 12: 1000-2500-2500 BB Ante

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Hojin Kim
Kim Hyung Sup had just nursed back to health on a double up off Tiger Lee then lost it all to Hojin Kim. Hand opened with a raise  of 6k from Lee, Hyung Sup called, Hojin three-bet to 18k, Lee tank-folded, Hyung Sup jammed and Hojin snap called. Hyungsup had Ace-Queen, Hojin pocket Kings, no bad beat arrived for Hojin to ship it and Hyung Sup to ship out. Hojin catapulted to over 300k and may have just taken over the chip lead.

23:30: Kim Jae Hyun dusts Jack Wu
Level 12: 1000-2500-2500 BB Ante

Last five hands has been called and with that a flurry of shoves around the room. Jack En Ching Wu was one of the casualties going down with pocket Fours against Kim Jae Hyun’s top pair Tens on the river.

23:20: Kim Hyung Sup doubles up through Tiger
Level 12: 1000-2500-2500 BB Ante

Kim Hyung Sup raised to 5k, Nguyen Ngoc Ha three-bet to 13k, Tiger Lee four-bet to 27.5k, back to Kim who jammed. Nguyen got out of the way, Lee snap called.

Kim KcKs
Lee 10c10d

No bad beat on the board for a double up to Kim to 100k, Lee dropped 20k.

23:10: Thai Duong Ho Vo in action
Level 12: 1000-2500-2500 BB Ante

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Thai Duong Ho Vo

Thai Duong Ho Vo’s stack has been swinging lately but always staying above average. We caught a couple of her hands. The first one ended on a split with Yip Ka Chuen with both player showing Ace-King. The board was 5sJs7d5h, Thai bet the flop and river and Chuen called.

On the next hand, she bluff bet the river Jd8s4h6d5c and was snap-called by Dhaval Mudgal. Thai showed KdQd, big bilnd Mudgal with Jc6c two pair. Thai dropped to 112k, Mudgal chipped up to 220k.


22:45: Neel Joshi rails Gardner
Level 11: 1000-2000-2000 BB Ante

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Neel Joshi
Grant Gardner struggled to keep his stack from swinging but in the end, he lost it all to Neel Joshi’s higher two pair. Luckily for Gardner there are still two starting heats to get back in on the 10BN Dong pot. Joshi chipped up to 115k.

22:35: Kwon Riangkyu claims the pot
Level 11: 1000-2000-2000 BB Ante

Three players were in for a small pot of  19k that saw the board complete 2c2h4h7d10s. No bets throughout, Kwon Riangkyu turned over hole cards Ac10d, Lim Choong Sub and Yi Wei Peng mucked. Kwon up to 66k.


22:25: Blinds up
Level 11: 1000-2000-2000 BB Ante

Blinds are up, play continues with 112 remaining out of 294 total entries. This is the second to the last level of the day. Average stack is 78,750. Jeffrey Pamplona leads with over 300k.

22:10: Kannapong Thanarattrakul crashes to Pamplona
Level 10: 1000-1500-1500 BB Ante

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Jeffrey Pamplona

Rollercoaster day for Kannapong Thanarattrakul and in the end it was his end. The Thai pro shoved on the turn with second pair to send all his chips to Jeffrey Pamplona. The board was 9h5d3dQs8s, Thanarattrakul Kc9c, Pamplona 9s9d. Pamplona zoomed to 315k and is the overwhelming chip leader.


22:00: Fuk On Wong wins the three-way as Crawshaw busts
Level 10: 1000-1500-1500 BB Ante

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Fuk On Wong
Cooler alert! Hamish Crawshaw shoved his 20k stack, Le Huy Thanh called, down the orbit Fuk On Wong tank-jammed, back to Le who called for a three way.

Crawshaw AcQh
Le KsKh
Wong AsAd

The board stayed clean 7d6d2d10s3s for nearly a sweep. Crawshaw busted, Le dropped to 7 BB.


21:50: Jason Kyle Magbanua earns a bit from Plicvs
Level 10: 1000-1500-1500 BB Ante

On a flop 3s6c10c, PLO champion Jason Kyle Magbanua bet 7k onto a 10k pot. Aigars Plivcs check-called to see the turn Qs. Plicvs checked again, Magbanua slightly overpot of 25k, Plicvs folded. Magbanua scooped it to rise to over 140k.


21:40: Registration is closed!
Level 10: 1000-1500-1500 BB Ante

Level 10 is underway which means registration is closed. A handful of players signed up during the break. The screens say 293 entries but that’s not official. We will have the count for you shortly.

21:25: Break time! Last chance to enter

Players are on their last break of the day which means it is the last chance for anyone who wishes to enter today’s starting heat. There are currently 290 entries. The event is on pace to smashing the guarantee.

21:20: Dong Anh Dung jams for the pot
Level 9: 600-1200-1200 BB Ante

On a flop 9h10h2c, Dong Anh Duy check-jammed a player’s 20k bet on a pot of 37.4k. No call was made, Dong zoomed to 87.4k.


21:15: Lester Edoc shocks the table hero-calling with air
Level 9: 600-1200-1200 BB Ante

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Catching the action only on the river Jh5s6dKhJd and 22k in the pot, bb positioned Junhee Kim bet 9k, button Lester Edoc called, Kim said “good call” while showing his Qc10h bluff. Edoc chuckled expressing he was beat. The table and Kim were shocked as Kim won it with Queen-high. Edoc showed Qd ad said “I knew you were bluffing.”


21:05: Nguyen Van Trung dominated, Yip Ka Chuen ships it
Level 9: 600-1200-1200 BB Ante

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Yip Ka Chuen, Nguyen Van Trung

A pot of 33k was in the middle with three players staring down a turn board 3s10s2d5h. Nguyen Van Trung fired a large 22k, one player folded, Yip Ka Chuen moved all in for a total of 40k. Nguyen called.

Chuen QhQc
Nguyen 9c9s

The river 5d was good for Chuen to stack a double up.


20:55: Nguyen Duc Anh earns a double
Level 9: 600-1200-1200 BB Ante

Big pot of 20k built preflop between Nguyen Duc Anh and the button player. The board showed 8d3d5c, button bet 11k, Nguyen shoved his 19k stack and was snap called. Nguyen was ahead 3c3h set against QcQd. The turn and river were blanks for a double up to 58k.


20:46: Blinds up and last level of late registration
Level 9: 600-1200-1200 BB Ante

Blinds have already gone up which means we are on the last level of late registration. At the end of this round there will be a break. Those looking to enter, you still have 20 BB to play with if you enter on the last second. The current tally is 285 entries.

20:30: Big stacks around the room
Level 8: 500-1000-1000 BB Ante

Shyh Chyn Lim – 210k
Jeffrey Pamplona – 205k
Ta Khanh Linh – 164k
Thai Duong Ho Vo – 163k
Dhaval Mudgal – 150k
Richard Marquez – 150k
Lee Haerok – 140k
Aigars Plivcs – 130k
Neel Joshi – 122k


20:06: Blinds up
Level 8: 500-1000-1000 BB Ante

Blinds are up again. There current tally of entries is 280 with seventy of those re-entries. Average stack is 40,000.

20:05: Nguyen Ngoc Ha finishes Truong Vu Tran Khanh
Level 7: 400-800-800 BB Ante

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Nguyen Ngoc Ha

Truong Vu Tran Khanh pushed preflop with 9h9s and fell flat against Nguyen Ngoc Ha’s KhKs. Nguyen now up to 140k.


19:55: Three way ends Tiger Lee and Iyer, Ming San Chung ship it
Level 7: 400-800-800 BB Ante

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Ming San Chung

Three way all in at table 1 with Abhinav Iyer ahead AcAs, big stacked Ming San Chung JsJd, and Lee Seok Young aka Tiger Ks9d. When the flop and turn landed QdQh10s4h Iyer was still ahead but the river Jc gave Chung the boat to boot out two players.


19:45: Lim Choong Sub rails one
Level 7: 400-800-800 BB Ante

A short stacked female player went all in with Kh9s but could not get past Lim Choong Sub whose 4s6s improved to a straight. Lim chipped up to 40k.


19:35: Kunal Patni folds to the raise
Level 7: 400-800-800 BB Ante

On a board { 8c}2c3cJd, Kunal Patni laid out a bet 6700 onto a pot of 11.5k. Three seats over, he was raised double and opted to fold leaving himself around 35 BB.


19:30: William Ysmael picks it up with top pair
Level 7: 400-800-800 BB Ante

By the flop 5s2c10c, Deepstack Turbo champion William Ysmael and a player built a pot of 4.8k. Ysmael took a stab with a 3200 bet and was called. On the turn 8c, both players checked to see the river  9d. Ysmael slid out a 5200 bet, was called, then won it with Ks10d top pair. He climbed to over 50k. 


19:25: Players are back on the beat, blinds are up!
Level 7: 400-800-800 BB Ante

Cards are back in the air here at Day 1A. The dinner break added another 12 entries, the tally is now 260 with 208 players seated.

18:40: Dinner break

50-minute dinner break. There are currently 248 entries with 204 seated. Registration is still open, closing at the end of Level 9 approx 9:30pm. We’ll be back!

18:20: Shyh Chyn Lim ends Diep, rises to 178k
Level 6: 300-600-600 BB Ante

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Shyh Chyn Lim
Shyh Chyn Lim is the big stack at his table and got even bigger after sending Kyle Bao Diep packing. Lim opened with a 1300 raise, got called by one player, then Diep shoved from the big blind. Only Lim joined the jam session for a heads up showdown.

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Lim AdKs

The board ran As7c2c8dQs for a higher pair to Lim. He is up to 178k.


18:10: Hamish Crawshaw sits then gets paid
Level 6: 300-600-600 BB Ante

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Hamish Crawshaw

Hamish Crawshaw re-entered and found some instant good fortune at his new location. Facing a raise from Jenam Yu, he shoved and got called. Crawshaw was ahead JcJs to Yu’s 5d5h. The board dropped a Jack and a Five at the flop for a set to both with Crawshaw still out front and held for a double up to 50k.


18:00: Juwon Kim 
Level 6: 300-600-600 BB Ante

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Juwon Kim

On a board Jc10s8c7h10d and 63k already weighing down the middle, Juwon Kim moved all in for his remaining 3.1k. Despite his challenger having a big stack, he still folded to the small bet and showed Js8h. Kim claimed the pot then proceeded to enter the next hand.

It was a four way limped pot, it was checked to the turn As9c5s5d. Zong Chi He bet 1300, called by two players that included Kim. The river Js was checked. Kim had Ah4s for the win. Kim chipped up to 80k.


17:53: Blinds up 
Level 6: 300-600-600 BB Ante

Another level done. Players have now entered Level 6 with buy ins at 300-600-600 BB Ante. 234 have entered so far with 198 seated. There will be a one hour dinner break after this the round. Still plenty of time to sign up with registration closing at the end of Level 9.

17:40: Choi Seunghoon bags a double with rockets
Level 5: 300-500-500 BB Ante

Premium hands lighting up the felt. Choi Seunghoon woke up with Aces and Moses Saquing had Kings. No bad beats arrived for a double up to Choi to 57k.

17:30: Lester Edoc rails Minae Jung
Level 5: 300-500-500 BB Ante

Easy money for Lester Edoc who called Minae Jung’s shove and dominated throughout. Jung had Qd9d that missed the board completely for Edoc’s Ah10h good to take down a player and the pot. Edoc rises to 67k.


17:20: Raiden Kan double barrels Ben Lai
Level 5: 300-500-500 BB Ante

Raiden Kan and Benjamin Lai were staring down a board 9h5sQc9s, Kan bet 2k and Lai check-called. On the river 2c, Kan bet 11k, Lai tank-called it them mucked when Kan showed KdKh. Kan up to 48k.


17:15: Florencio Campomanes shocked at the showdown
Level 5: 300-500-500 BB Ante

Heavy preflop betting started with a limp, raised to 1100 by Florencio Campomanes, was called by one, the a player three-bet to 5500, back to the limper who called, then Campomanes five-bet to 16.1k. Much too much, two players folded while the initial limper called. At the flop 10s6s5d, Campomanes shoved and got called. He showed AdKc and was shocked to see he was ahead of his caller’s KsQc. The turn Qd improved the lesser hand, the river As sent Campomanes back out front to ship it and climb to 70k.


17:13: Blinds up
Level 5: 300-500-500 BB Ante

New level with blinds up to 300-500-500 BB Ante. Average stack is 34,000. There are 212 entries with 187 seated.

DEEPSTACK Update

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The two day Deepstack is down to the final 9 players. Players are vying for the top prize of ₫379,180,000 (~US$ 15,450). Mystery Bounty champion Kunal Patni is in the lineup and is looking to be the first player to rein in two titles. 


17:00: More notables arrive, 200 entries
Level 4: 200-400-400 BB Ante

The field is now up to 200 entries. Among the newcomers were Shardul Parthasarathi, Lester Edoc, Benjamin Lai, Hamish Crawshaw, John Tech, Abhinav Iyer, Nguyen Manh Hung, and Mike Takayama who quickly busted.

16:55: Luong Van Quang up to 70k
Level 4: 200-400-400 BB Ante

Three-way pot raised pot saw a flop drop Jc4h9h. Action was checked to the button Luong Van Quang who sent out a 1600 bet. Small blind Aigars Plivcs folded, big blind Jack En Ching Wu raised to 6300, Quang called. The 9d turn was checked, the river 3s, Wu check-folded to Quang’s 6900 bet. Quang showed 10d8s to scoop up the pot and rise to 70k.


16:50: Pham Lam Duy delivers double KO to Takayama and Trung
Level 4: 200-400-400 BB Ante

Vu Duc Trung and Mike Takayama went bust simultaneously. We missed the action but from what’s been reported by PokerNews, on a board Qh10d8h6d10c all chips were in before the river. Takayama had Ah6h, Trung AsKc, and scooping it up was Pham with 9h7s straight on the turn.


16:45: Moses Saquing doubles up with aces
Level 4: 200-400-400 BB Ante

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Moses Saquing
Moses Saquing pushed his pocket Aces on  a queen-high turn board, Paul Tse Lee called with pocket Tens, no held on the river for Lee for a double up to Saquing to 42k.

16:40: Tiger Lee puts pressure on Nguyen Duc Anh
Level 4: 200-400-400 BB Ante

A pot of 20.8k was built preflop with Lee Seok Young three-betting Nguyen Duc Anh. At the flop Jh7h4s, Nguyen checked, Lee c-bet 8k, Nguyen folded.


16:18: Break time
Level 3: 200-300-300 BB Ante

Play has reached the first break of the day. There are currently 178 entries, fourteen of those are re-entries.

16:15: Nguyen Dieu Phuong Linh snap-calls the shove
Level 3: 200-300-300 BB Ante

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Nguyen Dieu Phuong Linh

Just before the break Nguyen Dieu Phuong Linh sent one packing up. On a board 6d5cKsJc2c, Nguyen bet half pot of 2k, she was challenged by a player who jammed, snap-called. At risk player had 2s2d set, Nguyen shipped it with Ac8c flush. She is up to 51k.


16:00: Nguyen Quoc Khai gets some from Gardner
Level 3: 200-300-300 BB Ante

Raise war preflop led to a 6k pot and flop run Ks9s9d. Lo-jack Nguyen Quoc Khai check-called cutoff Grant Gardner’s 1900 bet then both checked the turn 3d. The river 4s, Nguyen fired 5k and takes it. He is back to average stack of 32.5k.


15:50: Hojin Kim loses small pot
Level 3: 200-300-300 BB Ante

6-Handed champion Hojin Kim just got on the felt and immediately lost a small pot. The hand opened with a min raise to 600 called by two players that included Kim. On the flop 5sJs7d, Kim led for 1200 and found one caller in the small blind. No bets on the turn 8h and river Jc. Kim mucked upon seeing 7s6h pair.


15:40: More chips for Jenam Yu
Level 3: 200-300-300 BB Ante

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Jenam Yu is now sitting with over 110k and that’s after losing a raise war against Ta Khanh Linh aka Jack Risk. One of the pots that sent him into the six digit range was against Nguyen Van Trung. On a board 6hKs3cJc2c, Yu bet the turn, Nguyen called, one player folded. The river Yu bet 2200 into 12.2k pot, Nguyen called. Yu had KcQs, Nguyen mucked.

Next hand, Yu limped from utg, Jack Risk raised to 1200, Yu three-bet to 9800, Jack Risk shoved, instant fold and show AdJd by Yu.


15:36: Blinds up
Level 3: 200-300-300 BB Ante

New level with blinds now up to 200-300-300 BB Ante. The previous level picked up another 22 entries. Main Event is now at 147 entries. Among the faces in the crowd are Neel Joshi, Seungmook Jung, Hwany Lee, Tzai Wei Phua, Jack En Ching Wu, Moses Saquing, and Pham Bao.

15:20: Jenam Yu finishes off Shin Kyeongrim
Level 2: 100-200-200 BB Ante

Prior to busting, Shin Kyeonrim lost a chunk of his stack then immediately after was all in with 3c3d. He ran into Jenam Yu’s QdQs to become one of the day’s early casualties. Yu chipped up to 39k.


15:10: Phan Anh Kiem and Lee Byung Soo go back to back
Level 2: 100-200-200 BB Ante

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Phan Anh Kiem and Lee Byung Soo faced off in back to back hands. The first meet saw four players in a pot that ballooned to 5k preflop. On the flop 5hQhAc, big blind Phan bet 2k, utg+1 Lee raised to 4k, two players folded, back to Phan with a call. No bets seen on the turn 8c, the river 7h, Phan bet 7k, Lee called, Phan had AhQc and collected the pot to rise to 44k. Lee dropped to 13k.

Immediately after, Phan lost a little to Lee who limped from utg then called Phan’s raise to 600. On a board 4c3h7d7hJc, Phan bet 600 on the flop, no bets on the turn, Lee sent 1k on the river, Phan folded.


15:00: Park Jung Woo raises for the pot
Level 2: 100-200-200 BB Ante

On a board 3s7s6h9s6s and a 6,100 pot, Park Jung Woo bets, Feng Zhao raises to 7200, Park three-bets to 14.2K, Zhao folds. Park chips up to 32.3k. Looks like Zhao has around 58k.


14:58: Blinds are up
Level 2: 100-200-200 BB Ante

New level with blinds now up to 100-200-200 BB Ante. The field continues to grow with 125 entries.

14:40: Players continue to fill up seats, 100 breached
Level 1: 100-100-100 BB Ante

We are still at Level 1 with 14 minutes left before blinds go up. The screens have the count at 103 entries. Seated among the crowd are Yohwan Lim aka BoxeR, multi finalist Lee Haerok, Shyh Chyn Lim, Grant Gardner, Fu Bang Huang, and Yi Wei Peng. Looks like Vietnam has also come out early with players Dinh Xuan Dinh and Kyle Bao Diep in the mix.

14:30: Tiger Lee and Junhee Kim take early pots
Level 1: 100-100-100 BB Ante

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Lee Seok Young

Early action sees KMGM’s Lee Seok Young aka Tiger Lee and Junhee Kim win pots. At table 1, Lee and Tran Hoai Anh stared a board that completed 3s3h10c9dQc. Tran bet the turn and both checked the river. Tran had 2h2s, Lee won the sizable 11.6k pot with Ah10h higher two pair.

At table 4, Kim raised to 200 from mid position, down the orbit Pham Tien Dung three-bet to 1200, called by the small blind, back to Kim who fired a 3200 four-bet, both Pham and the small blind folded.

14:20: Long queue at registration
Level 1: 100-100-100 BB Ante

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The screens say 62 players but with the long queue at registration that number will swell in minutes. There are 8 tables up and running.

14:18: Cards in the air for Main Event Day 1A
Level 1: 100-100-100 BB Ante

Slight delay but now they’re off! The first deal has been tabled; it officially marks the start of the Main Event ₫10 Billion guaranteed. This is the largest Vietnam Main Event prize pool announced by any brand. The headliner runs from October 20 to 23 with three starters scheduled. Players begin with a 30,000 stack, blinds increase every 40 minutes with unlimited re-entries allowed. Registration closes at the end of Level 9. Buy in is ₫25,000,000 (~US$ 1,020). Remaining players bag up at the end of 12 rounds. 


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Main Event Day 2

Action will resume at 1:15pm on Saturday, October 22, 2022. Another 12 rounds will be played with blinds increasing every 50-minutes. We will have the payouts posted once it has been made available. Live updates begin at 1pm.

Buy in: ₫25,000,000 (~$1,020)
Entries: 822
Prize pool: ₫17,940,150,000 (~$731,350)
Day 2 qualifiers: 192 players
ITM: 119 places

Day 2 chip counts and seat draw

Rank Player Chips BB Table seat
1 Hojin Kim 310,500 104 4 7
2 Phan Thanh Hung 310,000 103 17 2
3 Nguyen Hoang Nam 285,500 95 5 6
4 Vincent Huang 285,000 95 12 1
5 Jeffrey Tan Pamplona 280,500 94 15 3
6 Jenam Yu 280,500 94 2 2
7 Tran Hong Chuong 273,500 91 16 1
8 Dinh Xuan Dinh 262,500 88 11 6
9 Lee Changhwan 261,500 87 7 7
10 Ngo Minh Tien 261,000 87 24 6
11 Nguyen Trong Nghia 246,500 82 6 1
12 Kevin Kar Wai Ang 243,000 81 24 3
13 Shyh Chyn Lim 242,000 81 16 7
14 Prommin Talordpong 234,000 78 7 4
15 Nguyen Van Trung 232,500 78 3 5
16 Dhaval Mudgal 231,500 77 13 7
17 Winfred Ka Wing Yu 228,000 76 9 2
18 Ha Van Thien 226,000 75 4 1
19 Jehun Hong 225,000 75 22 6
20 Ta Khanh Linh 221,000 74 10 7
21 Nguyen Dang Tuong Tam 221,000 74 9 4
22 Jiwon Yoon 220,500 74 11 1
23 Ning Zhi Yi 219,000 73 19 5
24 Duong Thanh Ha 218,000 73 13 8
25 Nguyen Duc Nhat 213,000 71 20 4
26 Nguyen Van Thai 209,000 70 7 6
27 Nguyen Kinh Huyen 205,000 68 14 2
28 Moses Calma Saquing 200,000 67 11 5
29 Chui Yuen Shan 199,000 66 16 8
30 Wai Kok Sim 197,500 66 4 3
31 Aigars Plivcs 197,000 66 4 6
32 Abhinav Iyer 193,500 65 4 5
33 Pham Tien Dung 193,000 64 19 1
34 Teng Kah Yew 190,000 63 15 5
35 Jack En Ching Wu 190,000 63 3 6
36 Truong Vu Tuan Khanh 188,000 63 3 1
37 Florent Jeremy Yann Touboulic 185,000 62 8 7
38 Tran Duc Kien 185,000 62 10 1
39 Nguyen Van Tien 185,000 62 12 8
40 Kunal Patni 184,000 61 20 8
41 Chin Wei Lim 181,000 60 22 5
42 Seokyoung Lee 180,000 60 19 8
43 Shardul Parthasarathi 179,500 60 19 2
44 Kartik Ved 177,000 59 17 3
45 Zhou Hoa Qiang 177,000 59 6 6
46 Kang Hyomo 175,500 59 21 8
47 Ngo Khoa Anh 174,500 58 12 3
48 Lin Fung 173,500 58 8 6
49 Nguyen Ngoc Hai Duy 173,000 58 22 3
50 Tai Chun Min 169,000 56 17 7
51 Ying Lin Chua 166,500 56 10 8
52 Emmanuel Segismundo 164,500 55 13 6
53 Chang Ki Kim 162,500 54 14 1
54 Minki Kim 162,500 54 21 2
55 Nguyen Tuan Anh 159,500 53 23 2
56 Jaesung Park 159,500 53 9 7
57 Clement Chung Yin Chau 159,000 53 3 8
58 Hyunku Kim 158,500 53 23 3
59 Huynh Van Hung 158,500 53 24 2
60 David Erquiaga 158,000 53 18 6
61 Ong Jingxiang 154,500 52 2 6
62 Nguyen Van Cuong 153,500 51 23 6
63 Nguyen Huu Manh 152,000 51 16 3
64 Dinh Manh Hung 152,000 51 22 1
65 Nguyen Quang Minh 151,000 50 18 3
66 Wai Keong Yong 150,000 50 19 4
67 Edgar Asehan 148,000 49 20 2
68 Ming San Chung 148,000 49 12 4
69 Zong Chi He 148,000 49 8 2
70 Pham Bao 145,000 48 9 8
71 Manh Tuong Ha 144,000 48 21 1
72 Grant Gardner 144,000 48 15 6
73 Vu The Tuan 139,500 47 22 4
74 Koh Hsien Ren 137,500 46 1 2
75 Fuk On Wong 135,000 45 20 7
76 Jo Anna 135,000 45 20 5
77 Le Thanh Nhat 135,000 45 18 8
78 Florencio Campomanes 134,500 45 14 7
79 Wai Kwan Yong 134,000 45 8 3
80 Asif Mustifa Makayi 133,000 44 2 5
81 Nguyen Thanh Phat 133,000 44 1 4
82 Le Minh Phuc 131,500 44 12 6
83 Kyunghwan Lee 131,000 44 20 6
84 Yi Wei Peng 130,000 43 16 5
85 Zhao Feng 130,000 43 14 4
86 Nguyen Nang Quang 127,000 42 8 4
87 Moon Seung Joon 125,500 42 11 2
88 Trung Phong Nguyen 125,000 42 3 2
89 Win Meng Tan 123,500 41 17 8
90 Nguyen Duc Anh 120,000 40 15 2
91 Hwigon Park 120,000 40 21 7
92 Nguyen Quoc Anh 120,000 40 1 6
93 Nguyen Tien Thanh 117,500 39 9 5
94 Kannapong Thanarattrakul 117,000 39 11 8
95 Mike Takayama 116,000 39 21 6
96 Hwang Jungmin 114,500 38 1 8
97 Tran Xuan Kim Cuong 114,000 38 10 4
98 Thanisorn Sealor 113,500 38 19 6
99 Nguyen Minh Thanh 111,500 37 22 8
100 John Tech 111,500 37 5 1
101 Ruch Pornraksamanee 111,000 37 7 8
102 Thai Duong Ho Vo 110,000 37 20 3
103 Sehoon Han 110,000 37 1 7
104 Benjamin Sai 109,500 37 23 1
105 Kulnattee Kunatharakul 109,000 36 14 3
106 Chi-Jen Chu 108,500 36 24 7
107 Richard Marquez 106,500 36 5 2
108 Hyun Sung Joo 104,500 35 11 7
109 Minh Anh Nguyen 104,000 35 17 1
110 Hamish Crawshaw 103,500 35 4 2
111 Nguyen Doan Trung Hieu 103,000 34 7 5
112 Neel Joshi 102,500 34 5 4
113 Trinh Huy Thong 101,500 34 23 5
114 Yew Fatt Kan 101,000 34 9 6
115 Chong Wun Han 97,000 32 12 2
116 Haerok Lee 96,000 32 19 3
117 Fu Bang Huang 95,000 32 17 5
118 Yu Sheng Lin 94,500 32 6 7
119 Tran Huy Hoang 94,500 32 18 5
120 Rungrot Nuannoi 93,500 31 6 5
121 Vu Van The 93,000 31 13 4
122 Pham Phu Son Lam 92,000 31 11 4
123 Jason Kyle Magbanua 91,000 30 14 8
124 Lee Tse Ian 90,500 30 9 3
125 Nguyen Van Bao 89,500 30 18 2
126 Dong Anh Dung 89,000 30 9 1
127 Nguyen Ngoc Ha 89,000 30 1 1
128 Kevin Yun Lam Choi 87,500 29 21 5
129 Nguyen Manh Tuan 87,500 29 10 5
130 Kumpyo Cho 87,000 29 16 4
131 Conrad Lumaban 87,000 29 5 3
132 LE PHUONG VIET 87,000 29 6 2
133 Ko Kyungsuk 85,000 28 5 8
134 TRAN DUC DONG 84,000 28 15 7
135 Saran Bayar 83,000 28 2 3
136 Nguyen Duc Minh 83,000 28 17 6
137 Do Tien Vu 82,000 27 3 7
138 Jun Hee Kim 82,000 27 4 8
139 Vincent Li Kwun Ngai 82,000 27 24 5
140 Devan Tang 81,000 27 5 7
141 Worawat Kiatponglap 80,000 27 6 3
142 Kim Dahye 80,000 27 13 3
143 Seongsu Kong 79,000 26 8 8
144 Yohwan Lim 78,000 26 15 4
145 Phan Dinh Nam 75,000 25 4 4
146 James Mendoza 75,000 25 11 3
147 Tran Hoai Anh 75,000 25 24 4
148 Yip Ka Chuen 74,000 25 22 2
149 Nguyen Thi Bao An 73,500 25 18 1
150 Ngo Trong Hieu 71,500 24 3 3
151 Teddy Quyet Tien Pham 71,500 24 2 4
152 Kim Seung Yeol 70,500 24 14 5
153 Pham Phu Son Lam 70,500 24 8 1
154 Phan Hung Cuong 70,500 24 23 4
155 Junam Lee 70,000 23 19 7
156 Phan Minh Duc 69,500 23 1 5
157 Tran Duy Binh 67,500 23 18 4
158 Le Ngoc Minh 65,000 22 23 8
159 Dennis Koon Siu Ng 64,000 21 10 6
160 Vo Ngoc HIen 63,500 21 24 8
161 Kirill Holland 63,000 21 7 2
162 Wu Jun Hao 63,000 21 21 4
163 Bae Wonchul 62,500 21 12 7
164 Nguyen Huu Dung 62,500 21 14 6
165 Ta Van Mung 61,500 21 5 5
166 Sanat Mehrotra 59,000 20 13 1
167 Linh Phan Trong 56,500 19 15 8
168 Nguyen Phuong Ngoc 56,000 19 22 7
169 Chung Yi Ho 55,000 18 13 2
170 Mark Tze Yi Wong 54,000 18 16 6
171 Long Nguyen Duc 52,500 18 10 3
172 Yoo Honggo 52,000 17 16 2
173 Jaehyun Kim 51,000 17 12 5
174 Shao Min Huang 49,500 17 13 5
175 Eugene Co 49,500 17 2 1
176 Dongwook Gwon 49,000 16 2 7
177 Do Tuan Phong 46,000 15 8 5
178 Min Yujung 45,500 15 10 2
179 Lim Choong Sub 41,000 14 24 1
180 Mi Ran Hwang 40,500 14 17 4
181 To Nga Ko Annie 39,500 13 7 1
182 Ha Huy Yu 37,000 12 15 1
183 Kevin Dinh Ho 35,500 12 2 8
184 Hon Wai Fung 32,500 11 1 3
185 Jonas Rothmund 31,000 10 20 1
186 Nguyen Ngoc Tung 29,000 10 21 3
187 Sunghwa Park 25,000 8 7 3
188 Chun Kit Leung 23,000 8 6 8
189 Soonchul Hwang 22,000 7 18 7
190 Van Tien Dinh 21,500 7 6 4
191 Truong Toan Chan 20,000 7 23 7
192 Nguyen The Anh 15,000 5 3 4

Main Event Day 1B chip counts
85 advanced out of 377 entries

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