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WPT Prime Vietnam: PokerGuru Ambassadors Vishal Bajaj & Kartik Ved Bag on Day 1B of WPT Opener

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  • RUPAM THAKUR May 21, 2022
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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.

From Team India, PokerGuru Ambassadors Vishal Bajaj (203,000) and WSOP bracelet winner Kartik Ved (167,000) made the cut for Day 2, joining Young Gun Gaurav Sood (255,000) who qualified on Day 1A.

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.

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VIshal Bajaj & Kartik Ved

 

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

  1. Terry Nguyen – 556,000
  2. Nguyen Ho Tung – 427,000
  3. Nguyen Tien Thanh – 389,000
  4. Nhat Nguyen – 279,000
  5. Krishna Wadeesirisak – 271,000
  6. Hoang Trung Thanh (Kaka Hoang) – 267,000
  7. Nguyen Tuong Nghia – 252,000
  8. Dang Van Hien – 246,000
  9. Pham Duc Hanh (Minh Than) – 222,000
  10. Vishal Bajaj – 203,000

 

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.

PlayerCountryChip Count
Terry NguyenVietnam556,000
Nguyen Ho TungVietnam427,000
Ngueyn Hoang (Nevar)Vietnam411,000
Nguyen Tien ThanhVietnam389,000
Than Nguyen (Baobei)Vietnam339,000
Phillip NguyenAustralia336,000
Bui Duc ThienVietnam315,000
Nguyen Duy Vu (Emit)Vietnam288,000
Nhat NguyenVietnam279,000
Krishna WadeesirisakThailand271,000
Hoang Trung Thanh (Kaka Hoang)Vietnam267,000
Gaurav SoodIndia255,000
Nguyen Tuong NghiaVietnam252,000
Dang Van HienVietnam246,000
Pham Duc Hanh (Minh Than)Vietnam222,000
Julien MeletFrance216,000
Vishal BajajIndia203,000
Nguyen Duy AnhVietnam201,000
Nguyen Quang MinhVietnam199,000
Tran Tien TrungVietnam170,000
Kartik VedIndia167,000
Lok Ching LiAustralia149,000
Bui Duc Tu (Tobias)Vietnam136,000
Pham Thanh DanVietnam133,000
Nguyen Thanh TungVietnam131,000
Runch PornraksamaneeThailand121,000
Dinh Van Tien (Davati)Vietnam117,000
Prommin TalordpongThailand107,000
Minh Tuan (Hu Truc)Vietnam107,000
Panitan PoopadsriThailand104,000
Tien Pham (Teddy Pham)Vietnam101,000
Ng Tien Anh (Lx Nguyen)Vietnam97,000
Pham Hong PhucVietnam96,000
Lasse LienMalta93,000
Ngo Minh Dung (Jun)Vietnam79,000
Tran Duc Kien (KSY)Vietnam65,000
Maaku TanakaJapan65,000
Hanna AzimaiAustralia40,000

 

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.

Ngo Minh Tien
Ngo Minh Tien

 

Complete Payouts

  1. Ngo Minh Tien – VND 62,250,000*
  2. Pham Ngoc Tu – VND 62,250,000*
  3. Nguyen Gia Trung – VND 28,500,000
  4. Nguyen Ba Hung – VND 19,000,000
  5. Lim June Ho – VND 14,500,000
  6. Steven Ho – VND 12,000,000
  7. Kei Nakajima – VND 10,300,000
  8. Le Van Duc – VND 9,000,000
  9. Boris Kramaruk – VND 8,000,000
  10. Trinh Van Quan – 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).

Ta Khanh Linh
Ta Khanh Linh

 

Complete Results (VND)

  1. Ta Khanh Linh – VND 62,000,000
  2. Tomokazu Hattanda – VND 36,500,000
  3. Nguyen Manh Tuan – VND 22,300,000
  4. Bui Duc Tu (Tobias) – VND 15,900,000
  5. Yoshihito Komitsuki – VND 12,700,000
  6. Prommin Talordpong – VND 9,680,000

 

Content & Images Courtesy: SoMuchPoker.com

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