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Day 2 of the inaugural WPT Prime Vietnam at the Crown Poker Club in Hanoi, Vietnam, had three events running and two of them played down to a winner.
Day 1B of the VND 2.5 Billion GTD WPT Opener logged in 185 entries taking the overall entry count to 308 entries over two starting flights (Day 1A – 123 and Day 1B – 185). The VND 8,800,000 buy-in event saw 23 players bagging for Day 2, all in the money.
Local pro Terry Nguyen (556,000) topped 23 survivors – also taking over the overall lead for Day 2. Nguyen Ho Tung (4,27,000) and Nguyen Tien Thanh (389,000) carried forward the other top stacks.
The VND 2.50 Billion GTD of the WPT Opener has been nearly breached, with only five more entries required on Day 1C. The final flight of the event, Day 1C, is expected to have over 200 entries. Several Indian players are expected to join the flight, which starts at 11 AM local time.
Ngo Minh Tien (Won Event #4: Deepstack Cheap Freeze For VND 62,250,000) and Ta Khanh Linh (Won Event #5: Turbo For VND 62,000,000) won the WPT Prime title on Day 2 of the series.
Vishal Bajaj & Kartik Ved Bag Day 2 Stacks on Day 1B Of The WPT Opener
Day 1B of the VND 2.5 Billion GTD WPT Opener outdid the Day 1A numbers, attracting 185 hopefuls to take the overall entry count to 308 entries (Day 1A – 123 and Day 1B – 185).
After close to nine hours of play, PokerGuru Ambassadors Vishal Bajaj (203,000) and WSOP bracelet winner Kartik Ved (167,000) were among the 23 survivors advancing to Day 2.
Topping the Day 1B survivors was local pro Terry Nguyen (556,000), who also assumed the overall chip lead. Nguyen Ho Tung (4,27,000) and Nguyen Tien Thanh (389,000) rounded out the top three stacks from the flight.
The VND 2.5 Billion guarantee of the event has been nearly breached, with only five more entries required on Day 1C.
All 38 survivors (Day 1A – 15 and Day 1B – 23) are already in the money.
The final flight of the event, Day 1C, is expected to attract over 200 entries. Several Indian players are expected to join Day 1C, which starts at 11 AM local time.
Top 10 Chip Counts at the End of Day 1B
Currently, 38 players have reserved a Day 2 seat, with the Day 1B chip leader in the overall chip lead. The two-time POY title holder Gaurav Sood (255,000) holds the 12th biggest stack. While Day 1B qualifiers PokerGuru Ambassadors Vishal Bajaj (203,000) and WSOP bracelet winner Kartik Ved (176,000) are ranked 17th and 21st in the chip counts, respectively.
Complete list of Day 2 qualifiers.
|Nguyen Ho Tung||Vietnam||427,000|
|Ngueyn Hoang (Nevar)||Vietnam||411,000|
|Nguyen Tien Thanh||Vietnam||389,000|
|Than Nguyen (Baobei)||Vietnam||339,000|
|Bui Duc Thien||Vietnam||315,000|
|Nguyen Duy Vu (Emit)||Vietnam||288,000|
|Hoang Trung Thanh (Kaka Hoang)||Vietnam||267,000|
|Nguyen Tuong Nghia||Vietnam||252,000|
|Dang Van Hien||Vietnam||246,000|
|Pham Duc Hanh (Minh Than)||Vietnam||222,000|
|Nguyen Duy Anh||Vietnam||201,000|
|Nguyen Quang Minh||Vietnam||199,000|
|Tran Tien Trung||Vietnam||170,000|
|Lok Ching Li||Australia||149,000|
|Bui Duc Tu (Tobias)||Vietnam||136,000|
|Pham Thanh Dan||Vietnam||133,000|
|Nguyen Thanh Tung||Vietnam||131,000|
|Dinh Van Tien (Davati)||Vietnam||117,000|
|Minh Tuan (Hu Truc)||Vietnam||107,000|
|Tien Pham (Teddy Pham)||Vietnam||101,000|
|Ng Tien Anh (Lx Nguyen)||Vietnam||97,000|
|Pham Hong Phuc||Vietnam||96,000|
|Ngo Minh Dung (Jun)||Vietnam||79,000|
|Tran Duc Kien (KSY)||Vietnam||65,000|
Ngo Minh Tien Champions Event #4: Deepstack Cheap Freeze For VND 62,250,000
The first of the three Freezeout events on the WPT Prime Vietnam schedule, the VND 3,300,000 buy-in Event #4: Deepstack Cheap Freeze, saw Vietnam local Ngo Minh Tien outrunning an 80-entry field to collect VND 62,250,000. A heads-up deal ensured Pham Ngoc Tu an equal VND 62,250,000 for his runner-up finish.
The VND 3,300,000 buy-in Event #4: Deepstack Cheap Freeze collected VND 232,800,000 in the prize pool, and the top 10 places walked past the money line.
Malaysia’s Ng Chow Han busted in 11th place as the money bubble, assuring the remaining ten players a min-cash of VND 7,000,000.
*denotes a heads-up deal
Ta Khanh Linh Takes Down Event #5: Turbo For VND 62,000,000
The fast-paced evening event, the VND 4,400,000 buy-in Event #5: Turbo, attracted 41 entries (unique 31 and re-entries 9), generating a VND 159,080,000 prize pool. The top six places got paid.
After five hours of play, Vietnam’s Ta Khanh Linh was the last player standing and took home VND 62,000,000 and the WPT Trophy, beating Tomokazu Hattanda (2nd for VND 36,500,000) in the heads-up play.
The other players to cross the money line included Nguyen Manh Tuan (3rd for VND 22,300,000), Bui Duc Tu (Tobias) (4th for VND 15,900,000), Yoshihito Komitsuki (5th for VND 12,700,000), and Prommin Talordpong (6th for VND 9,680,000).
Complete Results (VND)
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