VSOP Championship VI: Lê Ngọc Khánh clinches the Main Event; Nguyen Huu Tuan wins National Cup; COP Dao Minh Phu SSC runner up

 

The Viet Nam Series of Poker Championship VI wrapped up its ten-day series with games running from November 18 to 27 in Hanoi, Vietnam. 21 players walked away minted with well known pro Lê Ngọc Khánh seizing the coveted Main Event title. Check out the festival highlights and biggest winners. 

LÊ NGỌC KHÁNH wins the Main Event for ₫1,220,600,000 (~$49,497)

Highly decorated Vietnamese pro Lê Ngọc Khánh added another feather to his cap by taking down the series Main Event headliner. He claimed the ₫1,220,600,000 (~$49,497) top prize and an APT Da Nang Passport worth ₫33,000,000 plus round trip airfare and hotel accommodations for three nights. This was Khanh’s biggest event of the year thus far to boost his total live earnings on The Hendon Mob to nearly $600K. 

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The Main Event ran from November 22 to 26 with 344 taking interest at ₫16,500,000 (~$665) each. This was great value for the top 35 players as it generated a slight overlay to the ₫5,000,000,000 (~$201,200) guarantee. Among the notable players that earned a cut were Raiden Kan, Huỳnh Ngọc Cường, Terry Nguyễn, and reaching the final table were Vũ ĐứC Trung and Poker Dream Vietnam Main Event champion Nguyễn Anh Minh.

At the final 3, blinds were high and average at just 14 BB, Minh fell to Khanh, pushing with a desperate 10d5d only to run into 10h10s. Heads up began with Khanh ahead ofNguyễn Hữu Vinh by 8 BB. Thirty minutes in, no change in the count. Nguyen shoved with Jd10d that stayed behind Khanh’s Ad5d.

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Buy in: ₫16,500,000 (~$665)
Guarantee: ₫5,000,000,000 (~$201,200)
Entries: 344
Prize pool: ₫5,000,000,000 (~$201,200)
ITM: 35 places

Payouts in VND

1st
Lê Ngọc Khánh
1,220,600,000

2nd
Nguyễn Hữu Vinh
772,000,000

3rd
Nguyễn Anh Minh
486,000,000

4th
Nguyễn Thanh Sơn
359,000,000

5th
Vũ Đức Trung
277,000,000

6th
Nguyễn Đức Hiếu
220,000,000

7th
Trần Tuấn Anh
177,000,000

8th
Đinh Đức Linh
140,000,000

9th
Vũ Tá Nhất
110,000,000

10th
Nguyễn Trọng Nghĩa
85,000,000

11th
Nguyễn Kim Trường Sơn
85,000,000

12th
Nguyen Quynh Thu
85,000,000

13th
Nguyễn Quang Hiếu
66,000,000

14th
Phakhinniphat Natkrita
66,000,000

15th
You Jun Hong
66,000,000

16th
Plivcs Aigars
52,000,000

17th
Vũ Văn Lịch
52,000,000

18th
Terry Nguyễn
52,000,000

19th
Trần Đức Sơn
42,000,000

20th
Phan Trọng Linh
42,000,000

21th
X
42,000,000

22th
Đặng Văn Hiển
42,000,000

23th
Le Ehuy Thành
35,000,000

24th
Huỳnh Ngọc Cường
35,000,000

25th
Kan Yew Fatt
35,000,000

26th
Nguyễn Tuấn Hùng
35,000,000

27th
Đinh Tiến Thành
35,000,000

28th
Nguyễn Tài HảI
30,000,000

29th
Hà Văn Thiện
30,000,000

30th
Nguyễn Khắc Cường
30,000,000

31tt
Nguyễn Văn Chiến
30,000,000

32th
Nguyễn Khắc Thái
30,000,000

33th
Nguyễn Hữu Tuấn
30,000,000

34th
Hà Mạnh Tưởng
30,000,000

35th
Chua Kok Chun
30,000,000

NGUYỄN HỮU TUẤN wins the Vietnam National Cup for ₫525,000,000 (~$21,200)

The Vietnam National Cup bookended the series with 96 runners hitting the felt at ₫22,000,000 (~$885) buy in each. It was another small overlay with the top 13 places claiming a piece of the ₫2 Billion guaranteed prize pool. The race for the title concluded with  Nguyễn Hữu Tuấn shipping it for a career best ₫525,000,000 (~$21,200) payday.

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It was a loaded final table with some of the country’s best in the lineup. Ngô Minh Tiến and Vũ Đức Trung, both already seen at prior final tables. Ngo took 8th place and Vu raced up to 3rd place, falling to Tuan with Ac9c outdrawn by Ad5h five on the board. Heads up kicked off with Tuan ahead in chips against highly decorated Nguyen Quang Huy however both players were still deep compared to the blinds. Despite Huy’s credentials, in less than half an hour, Tuan drained the pro to claim the last big title and payout of the series.

Buy in: ₫22,000,000 (~$885)
Guarantee: ₫2,000,000,000 (~$80,480)
Entries: 96
Prize pool: ₫2,000,000,000 (~$80,480)
ITM: 96

1st
Nguyễn Hữu Tuấn
₫525,000,000

2nd
Nguyễn Quang Huy
₫356,000,000

3rd
Vũ Đức Trung
₫240,000,000

4th
Phạm Văn Tiến
₫183,000,000

5th
Nguyễn Năng Quang
₫142,000,000

6th
Phạm Duy Tiến
₫110,000,000

7th
Đinh Tiến Thành
₫85,000,000

8th
Ngô Minh Tiến
₫66,000,000

9th
Vũ Hoài Lam
₫52,000,000

10th
Lê Huy Thành
₫42,000,000

11th
NguyễN Trung Hà
₫42,000,000

12th
Lê Công Vương
₫42,000,000

13th
ĐặNg QuyềN Anh
₫35,000,000

Super Stars Challenge: NGUYỄN HỮU DŨNG – ₫850,000,000 (~$34,885)

The Super Stars Challenge has been the most sought after high roller events this year with locals and international high rollers from outside the capital city flocking in. Therefore it was no surprise to see a substantial crowd of 54 ponying up the ₫55,000,000 (~$2,200) buy in to shatter the advertised ₫500M guarantee in place of a richer ₫2,592,000,000 (~$106,382) prize pool. In the end, the title was tugged between City of Poker player Đào Minh Phú and Nguyễn Hữu Dũng with the latter rising to the moment to end his five year trophy drought. Adding to his laurels was a huge payout of ₫850,000,000 (~$34,885). For Phu, he nearly brought it home for Team COP and had to settle for 

Screenshot 20221202 102947Dao Minh Phu – runner up

Buy in: ₫55,000,000 (~$2,200)
Guarantee: ₫500,000,000 (~$20,120)
Entries: 54
Prize pool: ₫2,592,000,000 (~$106,382)
ITM: 8 places

1st
NguyễN HữU Dũng
₫850,000,000

2nd
Đào Minh Phú
₫554,000,000

3rd
Phan TrọNg Linh
₫375,000,000

4th
TrầN Huy Hoàng
₫275,0000,000

5th
Quang Vũ
₫197,000,000

6th
NguyễN Năng Quang
₫146,000,000

7th
NguyễN ĐứC Anh
₫110,000,000

8th
Lê Huy Thành
₫85,000,000

TRẦN VĨNH HƯNG denies Ngô Minh Tiến the Mystery Bounty title

Screenshot 20221202 102656Trần Vĩnh Hưng

The Mystery Bounty kicked off the series with three starters attracting a thunder of 396 entries to beef up the cash prize pool to ₫1,520,600,000 (this figure does not include the bounty rewards pool). Out of the 49 players that reached the money round, Trần Vĩnh Hưng had the best run for his first ever live title. At heads up, Tran denied one of the strongest players in the lineup, Ngô Minh Tiến, to claim the ₫321,000,000 (~$12,965) top prize. Also running well was Huỳnh Ngọc Cường who finished in 4th place.

Buy in: ₫6,600,000 (~$265)
Guarantee: ₫1,500,000,000 (~$60,360)
Entries: 396
Cash prize pool: ₫1,520,600,000 (~$61,410)
ITM: 49 places

Payouts – bounties not included

1st
Trần Vĩnh Hưng
321,000,000

2nd
Ngô Minh Tiến
198,000,000

3rd
X
136,500,000

4th
Huỳnh Ngọc Cường
100,000,000

5th
Trần Bá Hào
72,200,000

6th
Trần Ngọc Sơn
56,700,000

7th
Hà Văn Mạnh
46,600,000

8th
Nguyễn Khắc Thái
38,600,000

9th
Nguyễn Trường Giang
32,000,000

10th
Nguyễn Mạnh Hải
26,300,000

11th
TrầN Huy Phong
26,300,000

12th
NguyễN Quý QuyềN
26,300,000

13th
Lê Đình HảI
21,700,000

14th
Đào NgọC ThắNg
21,700,000

15th
NguyễN ĐứC KiềU Hưng
21,700,000

16th
NguyễN Phương NgọC
17,900,000

17th
Tô BảO Tuân
17,900,000

18th
Vũ Thái BảO
17,900,000

19th
NguyễN Minh Hoàng
14,800,000

20th
Hà MạNh TưởNg
14,800,000

21th
NguyễN Văn ĐứC
14,800,000

22th
NguyễN KhắC LuậT
14,800,000

23th
Ngô Văn ĐạT
12,300,000

24th
NguyễN Thị Thùy Dương
12,300,000

25th
PhạM Duy Khánh
12,300,000

26th
NguyễN TuấN Tài
12,300,000

27th
Vũ Minh ĐứC
12,300,000

28th
NguyễN Đình Hùng
10,300,000

29th
Lý ĐắC Dũng
10,300,000

30th
Lê Văn Quang
10,300,000

31tt
Lê NgọC Khánh
10,300,000

32th
TrầN TuấN Anh
10,300,000

33th
Vũ Văn Vy
10,300,000

34th
Ngô Văn Trung
10,300,000

35th
NguyễN Kính Huyên
10,300,000

36th
PhạM TiếN Thành
10,300,000

37th
NguyễN TuấN Anh
8,700,000

38th
Lê Công Vương
8,700,000

39th
TrầN Văn Tài
8,700,000

40th
Lê Minh Toàn
8,700,000

41st
Thái Gia TrọNg
8,700,000

42nd
NguyễN QuỳNh Thu
8,700,000

43rd
PhạM HảI Sơn
8,700,000

44th
TrầN HảI Hà
8,700,000

45th
NguyễN Hoàng Huy
8,700,000

46th
NguyễN Minh ĐứC
7,400,000

47th
NguyễN Duy Anh
7,400,000

48th
Quách Chí Công
7,400,000

49th
KhiếU Xuân Phú
7,400,000

Other Events

Single Day High Roller: CHU ANH – ₫310,400 (~$12,500)

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Buy in: ₫22,000,000 (~$890)
Guarantee: ₫400,000,000 (~$16,120)
Entries: 52
Prize pool: ₫998,400,000 (~$40,245)
ITM: 8 places

Payouts in VND

1st
Chú Ánh
310,400,000

2nd
Đặng Thanh Lương
210,000,000

3rd
Huỳnh Ngọc Cường
138,000,000

4th
Nguyễn Mạnh Hào
105,000,000

5th
Quách Chí Công
80,000,000

6th
Vũ Đức Trung
62,000,000

7th
Cao Ngọc Anh
50,000,000

8th
Vũ Văn Lịch
43,000,000

High Roller Shot Clock: LÊ VĂN DIỄN – ₫425,000,000 (~$17,165)

Screenshot 20221202 102517Le Van Dien

The High Roller Shot Clock pulled in a healthy 39 entries to bump up the prize pool to ₫1,123,200,000. The top six players peeled it down with Lê Văn Diễn banking the largest cut of ₫425,000,000 for his victory. This was Le’s first known live tournament achievement. 

Buy in: ₫22,000,000 (~$885)
Guarantee: ₫500,000,000 (~$20,120)
Entries: 39
Prize pool: ₫1,123,200,000 (~$45,360)
ITM: 6 places

Payouts in VND

1st
Lê Văn Diễn
425,000,000

2nd
Lý Trần Tiến
268,000,000

3rd
Nguyễn Hữu Dũng
172,000,000

4th
Nguyễn Năng Quang
120,000,000

5th
Vũ ĐứC Trung
83,000,000

6th
Nguyễn ĐứC Hòa
55,200,000

Hanoi Dragon Cup: VŨ QUANG HƯNG – ₫220,000,000 (~$9,030)

Big turnout at the Hanoi Dragon Cup with 151 runners eagerly contributing the ₫6.6M buy in for a chance at the ₫500M guaranteed pot that ballooned to a juicier ₫869,700,000. Vũ Quang Hưng emerged victorious to capture his career second live win which came with a career high ₫220,000,000 payout. 

Buy in: ₫6,600,000 (~$265)
Guarantee: ₫500,000,000 (~$20,120)
Entries: 151
Prize pool: ₫869,700,000 (~$35,695)
ITM: 19 places

1st
Vũ Quang Hưng
₫220,000,000

2nd
TrầN Văn Tài
₫151,000,000

3rd
Phan Duy Tài
₫98,700,000

4th
TrầN Anh Dũng
₫72,200,000

5th
NguyễN ĐứC KiềU Hưng
₫54,100,000

6th
NguyễN Thị Thùy Dương
₫43,500,000

7th
Hà MạNh TưởNg
₫34,800,000

8th
PhạM HồNg Phúc
₫27,800,000

9th
Hoàng Thế Thanh
₫22,000,000

10th
Lê Anh Minh
₫18,000,000

11th
NguyễN MạNh Hưng
₫18,000,000

12th
NguyễN Minh ĐứC
₫18,000,000

13th
Đinh ĐứC Linh
₫14,800,000

14th
TrầN Văn TiếN
₫14,800,000

15th
NguyễN Duy Tùng
₫14,800,000

16th
TrầN ĐứC Sơn
₫12,300,000

17th
Lê Văn Xuân
₫12,300,000

18th
Dương HảI HậU
₫12,300,000

19th
Phan Hoàng TiếN
₫10,300,000

 

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