April 19, 2021
The festival headliner hits the felt today April 21 and will run until April 25. Four starting days are scheduled. For a buy in of VNđ 22,000,000 (~US$ 954), players start with a 30,000 stack, which is 300 times the starting blinds of 100 – 100 ante 100. Needless to say, it pays to get an early start. Day 1A, Day 1B, and Day 1C will see the blinds increase every 40 minutes while Day 1D runs a faster 25 minutes. Registration closes at the start of Level 10, bagging time at the end of Level 15. For players that bust early, there are plenty of chances to advance with two re-entries allowed per starting day.
Dates: April 21 to 25
Guarantee: VNđ 4 billion (~US$ 173,500)
Buy in: VNđ 22,000,000 (~US$ 954)
Day 1A: Wednesday, April 21
Day 1B: Thursday, April 22
Day 1C: Friday, April 23
Day 1D: Friday, April 23
Day 2: Saturday, April 24
Final table: Sunday, April 25
At Day 2 and Final Table, players will see the blinds increase every 60 minutes however at Heads Up, the blinds will drop to 30 minute intervals. For players hoping to get in at a cheaper cost, Main Event satellites are offered. Only four remain with buy in at VNđ 3,500,000 (~US$ 152). For even less, try your luck at the feeders to the satellites at a very cheap VNđ 550,000 (~US$ 24).
Other events joining on the floor today are the Super High Roller [ 2 Day Event ] with buy in at the festival’s highest of VNđ 55,000,000 (~US$ 2,385) and the Short Deck with buy in at VNđ 5,000,000 (~US$ 217).
After a booming weekend, the All Bankrolls event held on Monday, April 19 had a lighter turnout, drawing 24 entries to Flight 1 at VNđ 8,800,000 buy in and 10 entries to Flight 3 at VNđ 4,400,000 buy in. Due to a late start, Flight 2 wasn’t able to run. The winner was decided on the next day with Nguyễn Quang Huy claiming it for a VNđ 87,740,000 (~US$ 3,805) payday. This was Nguyễn’s second cash with his first at the Warm Up Event where he finished 14th for VNđ 32,900,000.
Prize pool: VNđ 225,040,000 (~US$ 9,760)
ITM: 6 places
1st Nguyễn Quang Huy – Vietnam – VNđ 87,740,000
2nd Vũ Ngọc Hải – Vietnam – Vietnam – VNđ 51,800,000
3rd Tạ Sơn Tùng – Vietnam – VNđ 31,500,000
4th Phạm Tú Tâm – Vietnam – VNđ 22,500,000
5th Chu Thái Thịnh – Vietnam – VNđ 18,000,000
6th Vũ Đức Trung – Vietnam – VNđ 13,500,000
Nguyễn Chiến Hữu came out swinging at the Bounty Event resulting in a well deserved victory and an incredible 21 heads chopped. The event drew 87 entries (67 uniques, 20 re-entries) for a total prize pool of VNđ 455,710,000. For his win, Nguyễn shipped the VNđ 90,760,000 first prize and an additional VNđ 42,000,000 in bounty rewards for a combined VNđ 132,760,000 (~US$ 5,758) payout. This was another strong performance by the champion who reached the final table of the Warm Up Event, finishing 7th for VNđ 72,200,000.
Buy in: VNđ 6,000,000 (~US$ 260)
Entries: 87 entries (67 uniques, 20 re-entries)
Prize pool: VNđ 281,710,000 (~US$ 12,220)
Bounty prize pool: VNđ 174,000,000 (~US$ 7,547)
ITM: 11 places
1st Nguyễn Chiến Hữu – Vietnam – VNđ 90,760,000
2nd Trần Văn Thịnh – Vietnam – VNđ 54,900,000
3rd Nguyễn Đức Tuấn – Vietnam – VNđ 34,100,000
4th Nguyễn Lưu Đồng – Vietnam – VNđ 23,100,000
5th Lê Hải – Vietnam – VNđ 17,600,000
6th Tony Khoang – Vietnam – VNđ 14,100,000
7th Phan Quốc Toàn – Vietnam – VNđ 11,700,000
8th Nguyễn Lê Quang – Vietnam – VNđ 9,800,000
9th Đinh Tiến Thành – Vietnam – VNđ 9,100,000
10th Hoàng Đình Minh – Vietnam – VNđ 8,550,000
11th Vũ Quổc Khánh – Vietnam – VNđ 8,000,000
*Above payouts do not include bounty rewards
With six events in the books, the race for the Player of the Series title is in full swing. 41 players have earned points. Warm Up Event winner Phạm Ngọc Quốc Bảo leads, Bounty Event champion Nguyễn Chiến Hữu has taken over the fifth spot. Here are the current top 10 in points:
Phạm Ngọc Quốc Bảo – Vietnam – 737.1 points
Lê Đình Hải – Vietnamn – 535.5 points
Lê Tân – Vietnam – 384.3 points
Duy Hồ – USA – 270.9 points
Nguyễn Chiến Hữu – Vietnam – 252.45 points
Trần Đức Toàn – Vietnam – 228.15 points
Trần Thông Tùng – Vietnam – 189 points
Kyle Diệp Quốc Bảo – 188.625 points
Nguyễn Gia Trung – 163.8 points
Chu Thái Thịnh – 150.3 points
The player with the most points accrued at the end of the festival will be awarded a US$ 1,500 WPT Passport and Trophy. For 2nd place, VNđ 5,000,000 Crown Poker Club Coupon, and for 3rd place, VNđ 3,000,000 Crown Poker Club Coupon. To earn points, players will have to reach top 10 ITM at any of the numbered WPTDS Hanoi events.
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