Poker Dream makes landfall in Hoi An, Vietnam featuring ₫16 Billion in guarantees


In just under 48 hours, the first ever poker event in Hoi An, Vietnam will finally hit the live green as Poker Dream hosts a ten–day series at the five-star Hoiana Hotel & Suites. Since the announcement, the event has drawn plenty of attention with players anticipating another thrilling series by the new brand, and they certainly won’t be disappointed with a 28-game lineup in store running from October 14 to 23.

In addition to the games, the backdrop is one for the dreamers. The venue is oceanside with white sand and has its own golf course. As for Hoi An, it is a popular destination for many local vacationers. It is an old coastal town rich with images of the past and is listed as one of the UNESCO World Heritage sites. 


For those just getting wind of Poker Dream, this ambitious new brand debuted in Malaysia last July, becoming the first international poker event to be held in the country. With a tide of eager locals and international players lighting up the felt, it resulted in a grand festival prize pool of US$ 3M, one of the richest seen in Asia this year. 

Players will find that the upcoming schedule is lined with tournaments for all types of bankrolls. Buy ins start from as low as VN₫ 6,000,000 (~US$ 250) to an expensive VN₫ 230,000,000 (~US$ 9,640). Several events to watch for are the guaranteed events which promise a combined VN₫ 16 Billion (~US$ 668,000) in prizes. The Main Event is a must as it fuels in the most money of VN₫ 10 Billion (~US$ 417,700). This is the single largest tournament guarantee extended by any brand in Vietnam. 

*As a reminder, only Vietnamese Dong is accepted.

Main Event – VN₫ 10 Billion guaranteed

Dates: October 20 to 23
Buy in: VN₫ 25,000,000 (~US$ 1,050)
Guarantee: VN₫ 10,000,000,000 (~US$ 417,700)

Day 1A: Thursday, October 20
Day 1B: Friday, October 21
Day 1C (Turbo): Friday, October 21
Day 2: Saturday, October 22
Final Day: Sunday, October 23

Other: Guaranteed events

The festival opens with the VN₫ 1 Billion guaranteed Warm Up NLH which runs from October 14 to 15. Buy in is VN₫ 8,000,000 (~US$ 340). This runs back to back with the next guaranteed event, the Megastack VN₫ 2 Billion from October 15 to 17. Buy in for this event is VN₫ 15,000,000 (~US$ 630). Bookending the series is the High Roller VN₫ 3 Billion guaranteed event running from October 22 to 23. Buy in is VN₫ 60,000,000 (~US$ 2,530). 

Other events: High Rollers

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Aside from the Main Event, one of the biggest draws will be the High Roller events. Asia heavyweights are expected which includes Hong Kong’s Danny Tang and Philippines’ David Erquiaga. 

High Roller Freezeout – October 14 to 15 – Buy in VN₫ 70,000,000 (~US$ 2,950)
High Roller Single Day – October 17 and 19 – Buy in VN₫ 100,000,000 (~US$ 4,190)
Super High Roller – October 18 to 19 – Buy in VN₫ 230,000,000 (~US$ 9,640)
Mini High Roller – October 23 – Buy in VN₫ 30,000,000 (~US$ 1,265)

Short Deck Ante Only – October 15 and 20 – Buy in VN₫ 70,000,000 (~US$ 2,950)

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Author: Henry Brown