Another bustling day at the World Poker Championship Main Event with 168 entries hauled in for Day 1B. After the bubble burst, 22 bagged up led by Korea’s Seo Moon Hoo with 488,000 (61 BB) in chips. This was less than 1 BB from Day 1A chip leader Hai Nam Hoang aka Luckyman9999. Not much is known of Seo other than most of his time on the felt has been spent on home turf. This will be his first ever WPC Vietnam cash.
Seo Moon Hoo – Photo credit Grand Loyal Poker Club
Closing the night as the second largest was Hong Kong’s Tam Hoi Wai with 458,000 (57 BB) in chips. Tam is in fine shape to take it very deep with a victory at the Megastack already under his belt and 9th place at the Superstack Turbo.
To round out the top three was world famous ex-Starcraft gamer / Korean poker pro Yohwan “BoxeR” Lim with a 416,000 (52 BB) stack. For most of 2022, Lim enjoyed the poker boom in Korea and signed with Winjoy Poker League (WPL) as one of the brand ambassadors.
End of Day 1B – 22 players
Seo Moon Hoo
Tam Hoi Wai
Yo Hwan Lim
Dinh Quang Huy
Nguyen Manh Hieu
Keun Soo Yoon
Sun Ho Yoo
Kim Yong Min
Nguyen Van Trung
Dao Ngoc Thang
Lee Sung Kun
Le Van Dien
Dong Van Tan
Nguyen Duy Anh
Kim Ho Jin
Tu Thanh Le
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Main Event details
The WPC MAIN EVENT commenced on January 10 at host venue Grand Loyal Poker Club and will run through January 14. With the first two starting days completed, fence-sitters only have two chances left to earn their share of the pot. As it stands, the event has drawn a cumulative 307 entries, and if the trend continues, players can expect the ₫10 Billion (~$425,080) guarantee to be breached at Day 1C.
For entering players, keep in mind that the final two flights take place on Thursday, January 12. Day 1C starts at 11am and will see blinds increase every 40 minutes. The final flight, Day 1D is a turbo with blinds up every 25 minutes starting at 3:30pm. Both heats will play down to ITM / 12.5% of the field. As for the combined 39 Day 2 qualifiers, you have a one day break before returning to action on Friday, January 13.
Dates: January 10 to 14
Buy in: ₫25,000,000 (~$1,060)
Guarantee: ₫10,000,000,000 (~$425,080)
Cumulative entries: 307
Day 2 qualifiers: 39
Day 1A: 139 entries, 17 advanced (completed)
Day 1B: 168 entries, 22 advanced (completed)
Day 1C: Thursday, January 12
Day 1D (Turbo): Thursday, January 12
Day 1A, Day 1B, and Day 1C will see blinds increase every 40 minutes
Day 1D (Turbo) will see blinds increase every 25 minutes.
Registration closes at the start of Level 7
All Day 1 heats play to the money (ITM) or 12.5% of the field
Entering players will start with a deep 30,000 stack which is 150x the opening blinds of 100-200-200 BBA. This is an unlimited re-entry tournament. Players are allowed multiple stacks but only the best stack advances.
Day 2: Friday, January 13
Day 3 / Final Table: Saturday, January 14
30-seconds action clock will be in play starting Day 2
Day 2 onwards will see blinds increase every 60 minutes
Day 2 will play down to the final 9 players
Redraw at final 24 players and final 9 players
For players still making their way to the festival, better hurry not to miss out. The festival is entering its final four days. If you need accommodations, rooms are available onsite at the Grand Vista Hanoi.
World Poker Championship – ePlayer Booklet
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