Poker Dream‘s inaugural Vietnam series is now the richest poker event ever staged in the country. Kicking off on October 14 in Hoi An, at the Grand Hall of Hoiana Hotel & Suites, it broke the US$ 1 Million dollar marker on Day 5, and was on pace to set even greater heights with the headliner yet to come.
On October 20, the Main Event take center stage, and after three starting days, it drew 822 entries for a record breaking prize pool of ₫17,940,150,000 (~$731,350). This is now the largest Main Event pot ever amassed in Vietnam, beating the previous record set last month behind by ₫100M+.
Breaking it down, the ₫25 Million buy in Main Event opened with Day 1A pulling in 293 entries. The next day saw the advertised ₫10 Billion guarantee shattered when 377 turned up for Day 1B and 152 for the Day 1C Turbo flight. A total of 192 players advanced and will return on Saturday, October 22 for the next stage of the race.
Leading the charge is Day 1A frontrunner, Korea’s Hojin Kim, trailed by Day 1B leader Vietnam’s Phan Thanh Hung by just on 500 chip. Both players will bring in stacks over 100 BB into Day 2. You can read up on the action via the Live Updates.
Phan Thanh Hung
Buy in: ₫25,000,000 (~$1,020)
Prize pool: ₫17,940,150,000 (~$731,350)
Day 2 qualifiers: 194 players
Top 10 in chips
Phan Thanh Hung
Nguyen Hoang Nam
Jeffrey Tan Pamplona
Tran Hong Chuong
Dinh Xuan Dinh
Ngo Minh Tien
Chips in play: 24,660,000
Average stack: 128,437
Day 2 opening blinds: 1500-3000-3000 BB Ante
Level intervals: blinds increase every 50 minutes
The returning 192 players will return on Saturday, October 22, 2002 for Day 2. They play another 12 rounds with blinds increasing every 50 minutes.
You can read up on the Day 1A and Day 1B action via the Live Updates. Follow us as we bring you live coverage from start to finish.
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