Star studded final table at the Crown Poker Club’s WPTC Series Opener concludes with Vietnamese pro Ngoc Anh Cao seizing the title and the ₫550,000,000 (~$22,140) first prize. Finishing as runner up was Hong Kong pro Raiden Kan while the day’s entering chip leader Huỳnh Ngọc Cường settled for 3rd place.
The Opener drew a field of 323 entries across three starting days with 40 players advancing to the final day. Day 1B chip leader Huỳnh Ngọc Cường carried in the largest stack and was well on his way to earning another local tournament victory after securing one of the final 9 seats. Joining him was Day 1C leader, one of Asia’s famed pros, Hong Kong’s Riaden Kan who has been attacking the Vietnamese felt since 2019. Back in 2018, Kan ran deep at the WSOP Colossus event, turning his $565 buy in into a five figure $35K payday. He is most well known for his victory at the 2011 Macau Poker Cup Main Event where he scored over $160K.
Also reaching the final table were local pros Huu Dung Nguyen who climbed from just 9 BB at the start of the day and Ngoc Anh Cao, considerably the most dangerous player in the round. Cao is decorated with victories and deep cashes with a recent win at the WPC-SEAPT Megastack event for over $23K. Once again, Cao proved his might and went the distance at the WPTC Series Opener for his second career win this year.
Buy in: ₫8,800,000 (~$350)
Guarantee: ₫2,500,000,000 (~$100,660)
Prize pool: ₫2,480,600,000 (~$99,880)
ITM: 40 players
Final table payouts
Ngoc Anh Cao
Raiden Kan Yew Fatt
Huỳnh Ngọc Cường
Ho Chi Chung
Vũ Đức Trung
Nguyễn Văn Đức
Phạm Văn Công
Huu Dung Nguyen
Mystery Bounty draws 109 entries, 14 to return
Running alongside the series opener was the Mystery Bounty where 109 turned up over two flights. Only 14 powered through led by Hoa Vinh. The next stage of the race is on Monday, October 31 starting at 11am. Everyone is guaranteed ₫22,800,000 (~$915) but they will all be gunning for the ₫270,000,000 (~$10,870) top prize and the largest mystery bounty reward of ₫150,000,000 (~$6,030). Catch the final table action via the livestream on the CPC facebook page.
Buy in: ₫11,000,000 (~$445)
Guarantee: ₫1,500,000,000 (~$60,400)
Entries: 57 (Flight A), 52 (Flight B)
Prize pool: ₫1,057,300,000 (~$42,560)
Day 2 qualifiers: 14 players
More games and trophies to be won at the ongoing series. The event runs through November 6. The ₫5 Billion guaranteed Main Event takes place on November 3 to 6 with buy in of ₫16.5 Million. Once again, we’d like to remind everyone of the good news, there will be “No Tax on your winnings”. You heard right, no tax. So time to get on the felt and pad up that wallet! Make sure to check the schedule for all the info.
CPC ₫13 Billion WPTC Series full schedule
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