Off to a flying start at the inaugural Poker Dream Vietnam – MAIN EVENT – with 293 entries lighting up the Grand Hall of Hoiana Hotel & Suites. The highlight event is on pace to surpass its ₫10 Billion guarantee with two more starting heats to complete.
Day 1A wrapped up with 72 players remaining led by Korea’s Hojin Kim with an equivalent of a 103 BB stack. Trailing Kim are Philippines’ Jeffrey Pamplona and another Korean player Jenam Yu, both players bagging up a 93 BB stack. Listed below are the top 10 in chips. The full list can be found in the Live Updates page.
Jeffrey Tan Pamplona
Dinh Xuan Dinh
Shyh Chyn Lim
Ta Khanh Linh
Moses Calma Saquing
The event ran a scheduled 12 rounds of 40-minute levels with registration closing at the start of Level 10. Among the early movers was Jenam Yu who was one of the first players to cross the 100K marker. Midway through, Malaysia’s Shyh Chyn Lim held court up top having railed numerous players that included Kyle Bao Diep on a flip.
Towards the later part of the day, Jeffrey Pamplona was seen chipping up when he landed a monster takedown that awarded him all of Kannapong Thanarattrakul’s stack. Pamplona claimed the top rank until near the close of day when Hojin Kim usurped after sending Kim Hyung Sup crashing to the rails. Another player bagging a big stack was India’s Dhaval Mudgal who started off the day swinging wildly then found stability to rack up 77 BB.
Ming San Chung
On the flip side, many of the fallen included Tiger Lee and Abhinav Iyer – both players busting on a three way against Ming San Chung, Super High Roller 3rd placer Hamish Crawshaw who also fell on a three way, Taiwanese players Jack Wu and Fu Bang Huang, both falling during the last hands of the day. Good news for them, there are still two starters left to get back in the game.
Main Event continues on Friday, October 21 with cards in the air for Day 1B at 1pm followed by Day 1C (Turbo) at 8pm. Buy in is ₫25,000,000 (~$1,020). Somuchpoker will be onsite to bring you updates on the action.
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