The inaugural Crown Poker Series was off to a flying start at Crown Plaza Da Nang, Vietnam, with Day 2 seeing several events unfold. The highlight of the day was the Main Event, which kicked off its first of three entry flights, attracting some of the best Asian poker pros to the felt. Running alongside were the Opener Event and the NLH Turbo, concluding with Yohwan Lim and Logan Vo emerging as champions. Scroll down for the results.
Duc Minh Phan tops Main Etvent Day 1A
Duc Minh Phan
As expected, a large contingent of Korean pros were in action at Main Event Day 1A, joined by other decorated international players. 13 out of 56 entries survived with Seung Mook Jung bagging up the second largest stack. Earning the chip lead was Vietnam’s sole remaining player, Duc Minh Phan. There are two more starting days to join the action and grab a piece of the VN₫ 10,000,000,000 (~US$ 426,500) guarantee.
Buy in: VN₫ 44,000,000 (~US$ 1,875)
Guarantee: VN₫ 10,000,000,000 (~US$ 426,500)
Day 1A entries: 56
Day 1A survivors: 13 players
End of Day 1A survivors – 13 players
Duc Minh Phan
Seung Mook Jung
Ju Yeol Lee
Ta Na Lee
Dong Kyu Kim
Yun Jung Sup
Gyeong Byeong Lee
Hyun Sup Kim
Yohwan Lim ships the Opener Event
The two-day Opener Event came to a close and while everyone was worthy of the title, it was Yohwan Lim who emerged victorious to capture his first win outside of home soil in nearly three years. Overnight chip leader Siyang Aaron Phua had a rougher day and had to settle for a 9th place finish Lim earned VN₫ 350,000,000 (~US$ 14,900) for his triumph. Following this win, Lim jumped in the Main Event and closed as one of the heat’s 13 survivors.
Buy in: VN₫ 14,300,000 (~US$ 610)
Guarantee: VN₫ 1,000,000,000 (~US$ 42,560)
Prize pool: VN₫ 1,200,000,000 (~US$ 51,100)
ITM: 12 places
Payout in VND
Pyeong Kang Kim
Jung Gyu Cho
Young Choi Eun
Hyung Woon Kim
An Sang Jin
Siyang Aaron Phua
Yoo Jin Kim
Ta Na Lee
Logan Vo denies Korea the NLH Turbo victory
The NLH Turbo drew 27 entries with only four players in the money. Vietnam’s Logan Vo outlasted the hungry Korean finalists to lift the third trophy of the series and payout of VN₫ 70,000,000 (~US$ 3,000).
Buy in: VN₫ 7,700,000 (~US$ 330)
Prize pool: VN₫ 813,330,000 (~US$ 34,620)
ITM: 4 places
Payout in VN
Won Hyung An
Ho Kyun Kim
Hyun Mock Yu
More games ahead at the Crown Poker Series with trophies to be won and big cash up for grabs. Nonstop action continues at the Crown Plaza Da Nang, Vietnam until the April 28, 2023.
For those still making their way, special hotel promos are available at a steal!
The Crown Poker Series is held in Da Nang, one of the choice holiday destinations of both locals and tourists. Make sure to set aside time to catch all of the attractions. Nature lovers have plenty to explore such as the gorgeous beaches, Marble Mountains, Dragon Bridge. Through the years, the city has grown in leaps with hotels lining its long shoreline.
To fly in, Da Nang has its own international airport which services numerous air carriers offering direct flights. To get around, it is easy to book a Grab, bikes and cars are available. Make sure to change your international currency as they only accept Vietnamese Dong.
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