The World Poker Championship (WPC) will ring in the new year with another ambitious festival in Hanoi, Vietnam. Mark your calendars because coming January 3 to 15, the WPC returns to the Grand Loyal Poker Club featuring a mighty US$ 1 MILLION guarantee. This is the largest live festival guarantee ever announced by any brand for Vietnam.
In collaboration with the Hanoi Series of Poker (HSOP), the thirteen-day event is only the WPC’s second festival in the country. On its inaugural run, the WPC crushed all of its guarantees and set a Vietnam Main Event record prize pool – at that time – of over ₫17.8 Billion (~$751,126). The WPC aims to deliver even better figures for the new year, and joining the action is the 2016 World Series of Poker Main Event champion Qui Nguyen. Here’s a rundown of what to expect in just a couple of weeks.
Tricia David has long experience as a recreational poker player and has been covering poker events since 2010 for numerous outfits in Asia. She spent one year working part time with Poker Portal Asia then became editor and lead writer for all event coverage of the Philippine Poker Tour (PPT). Under the PPT, she overlooked content for their website, and produced live updates on all their events. In addition, she served as the live and online events website content writer for the Asian Poker Tour. Currently, she does live events reporting in Asia for online news site Somuchpoker and is also one of their news contributors.