Top players from Korea to attend inaugural Crown Poker Series in Da Nang, Vietnam – VN₫ 14 Billion guaranteed – April 21 to 28


A new poker festival is about to hit the town! Crown Poker Series, created by well known Korean poker player Dong Hyun Kim aka Tommy Kim, is scheduled to take place from April 21 to April 28 at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Da Nang, Vietnam.

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This is the first series to be staged at the venue. The festival is powered by Lucky Poker Tour, featuring a Main Event guaranteed prize pool of VN₫ 10 Billion (~US$ 426,500) plus fourteen side events. Buy ins range from VN₫ 7,700,000 (~US$ 325) to the max of VN₫ 66,000,000 (~US$ 2,800). For the complete schedule, check out the Player Guide provided below.

Crown Poker Series – Player Guide

Events with Guaranteed Prize Pools

In addition to the Main Event, two others also carry guarantees, the Opening Event and 8-Max High Roller, for a total of VN₫ 14 Billion (~US$ 597,150) in guaranteed prize pools.

Buy in

Opening Event
April 21-22

Main Event
April 22-26

8-Max High Roller
April 26-27

The Opening Event kicks off the series, running from April 21 to 22. This is a great way to build your bankroll and pick up the first side event trophy of the inaugural series.

On the second day, April 22, the Main Event  gets on the floor, and continues through April 26. A total of four entry flights are scheduled. Buy in is higher than usual, coming in at VN₫ 44,000,000 (~US$ 1,875). This price tag tends to attract players with deeper pockets.

To close out the festivities is the 8-Max High Roller on April 26 to 27. This is the most expensive event of the series with buy in at VN₫ 66,000,000 (~US$ 2,800).

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With the festival just one week away, many Koreans have expressed their participation. Among the latest is multi-decorated Soojo Kim who has only been seen at a few events in Asia (except in Korea) since the pandemic. Other big names expected are Yohwan Lim aka BoxeR, Gab Yong Kim, and Kim Seung Yul.

Discounted Player Rates at the Crown Plaza Hotel

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With the festival fast approaching, players are advised to start booking rooms. Discounted player room rates are a hot item so make sure to secure yours before it is sold out. The hotel is a 4-star facility located right on the beach.

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Tourist info

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.

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To fly in, Da Nang has its own international airport which services numerous air carriers offering direct flights. For players needing accommodations, there are plenty of choices. 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.

Crown Poker Series – Schedule

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Author: Henry Brown