The Crown Poker Club completed its first day of “Find Your Way to WPT World Championship Series” festivities in Ha Noi, Vietnam. Anh Duy Nguyen and Trong Xuan Dinh walked away as the event’s first champions while at the multi-day WPTC Series Opener, Day 1A concluded with six players remaining led by USA’s Trent Fechter. We’ve got those stories for you down below.
WPTC Series Opener: Day 1A
Light turnout at the WPTC Series Opener with only 51 taking to the felt. Although that’s a far cry from the 313 entries needed to breach the ₫2,500,000,000 (~$183,850) guaranteed prize pool, there are still two starters yet to play out. For those jumping in those heats, the player to catch is USA’s Trent Fechter who bagged the biggest stack at Day 1A.
Trent Fechter – Photo credit Crown Poker Club
Day 1A survivors
Duc Van Nguyen
Bach Ngoc Le
Cong Van Pham
Linh Duc Dinh
Long Hoang Nguyen
Day 1A survivors return to the felt on Sunday, October 30 at 10:30am for the next stage of the race. They await the results of Day 1B and Day 1C which light up the tables on Saturday, October 29. The earlier Day 1B starts at 11:00am followed by Day 1C in the afternoon at 3:30pm. Buy in is ₫8,800,000 (~$365).
Entering players start with a stack of 25,000 with opening blinds at 100-100 for the first two levels, 100-200 for Level 3, then the BB Ante stage begins. Blinds increase every 30 minutes. Registration closes at the start of Level 11. For signups at the last second, you still receive a healthy 20 BB stack. Day 1 bags up once the field is down to 12.5%.
ANH DUY NGUYEN ships the Mini High Roller
Anh Duy Nguyen – Photo credit Crown Poker Club
The Mini High Roller wrapped up past the light of dawn with the 43-entry field crunched down to the champion. Claiming the trophy and the ₫270,700,000 (~$10,900) first prize was Vietnam’s Anh Duy Nguyen after outkicking CPC’s Kien Duc Tran at heads up. Nguyen is a well known local slugger, notorious for running deep at local high roller events. He adds this title to his other club wins.
Buy in: ₫22,000,000 (~$885)
Guarantee: ₫400,000,000 (~$ 16,100)
Prize pool: ₫825,600,000 (~$33,240)
ITM: 5 places
Anh Duy Nguyen
Kien Duc Tran
Long Gia Dinh
Chien Van Nguyen
TRUONG XUAN DINH wins the Deepstack NLH
Truong Xuan DInh – Photo courtesy of Crown Poker Club
Vietnam’s Truong Xuan Dinh became the first player to lift one of the custom designed Crown Poker Club trophies after besting the 25-entry field of the Deepstack NLH. Pretty good day for the champ who earned the lion’s share of the ₫72,000,000 (~$2,900) prize pool. Dinh turned his lowly ₫3,400,000 (~$137) buy in into a ₫36,000,000 (~~$1,450) payday. On the flip side, falling the hardest was Vietnam’s Vinh Huu Nguyen whose was outdrawn by with a Ten finding the river.
Truong Xuan Dinh
Binh Thanh Tran
Hai Thanh Le
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. Make sure to check the schedule for all the info.
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