A smashingly great value tournament indeed, today’s last two qualifiers for the World Poker Championship Main Event racked up an insane turnout of 541 entries for a combined 1,020 entries all in all. Players hailing from all across the world were seen on the felt in search of the hefty VN₫ 3,226,200,000 (~US$ 136,069) top prize. Partner Korea Mind Game Members (KMGM) for one, flew in 200 local players to partake in the action, further cementing the festival’s World title through and through.
Day 2 action starts tomorrow at 11:00 with 128 players returning in search of the champion title for the record-breaking WPC Main Event.
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Day 1C & Day 1D Turbo Recap
Today’s festivities saw Grand Loyal Poker’s 38 tables filled with its share of local and international players vying for a spot to Day 2. Flight Day 1C’s 356-entry field played down to its remaining 45 players and wrapped up with Nguyen Vu Huy on top of the ranks. It took 10.5 hours before the qualifier closed into bubble time where local Dinh Duc Anh cracked a short stack’s . The Vietnamese hit a set on the river with to win the pot and wrap up the day. Among those who made the cut are bracelet winners Abhinav Iyer and Kartik Ved, WPT champion Dave Erquiaga, and KMGM’s Lee Seok Young.
Its later Turbo edition, Day 1D on the other hand, bagged 185 entries with those busting from Day 1C claiming their last chance through. The last few tables saw Mystery Bounty second runner-up Pham Bao with a massive stack of around 900k until he lost half of it right on bubble time. The hand began with Le Cong Vuong opening from under the gun off of a 410K stack. Pham moved all-in and put maximum pressure on his opponent considering the relatively short stacks on the other tables. Le tanked-called with and Pham revealed . The board ran and Le claimed the humongous pot for the overall lead heading into Day 2.
Buy in: VN₫ 20,000,000 (~US$ 843)
Guarantee: VN₫ 8,000,000,000 (~US$ 338,087)
Prize Pool: VN₫ 17,809,200,000 (~US$ 751,126)
Total Entries: 1,020
Day 1A – 187 entries
Day 1B – 292 entries
Day 1C – 356 entries
Day 1D Turbo – 185 entries
Total Qualifiers: 128
Day 1A – 23 players
Day 1B – 37 players
Day 1C – 45 players
Day 1D Turbo – 23 players
Top Day 2 Qualifiers
LE CONG VUONG
KIM BEAB SU
LIM SHYN CHYN
NGUYEN QUANG HUY
NGUYEN VU HUY
DRAGON APL TEAM PRO
NGUYEN TRONG NGHIA
HONG SOON KI
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Graduated from De La Salle University, Janette works as a full time teacher in Manila, Philippines. She has long joined the local poker community as a recreational player for the last decade. Having a natural love for the game, she decided to branch out into a different avenue of poker. Currently, Janette works for Somuchpoker as a content writer reporting local and international news for the site.
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