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Living up to its name, the World Poker Championship Main Event festivities at Grand Loyal Poker Club was nothing short of grand with 1,020 entries collected across its four starting flights. The generated prize pool is now listed at VN₫ 17,809,200,000 (~US$ 751,126), making it the biggest event in Vietnam poker history. 

The massive field played down to 12.5%, equal to 128 runners qualifying through to Day 2 for now a guaranteed minimum payout of VN₫ 32,000,000 (~US$ 1,350). The VN₫ 3,226,200,000 (~US$ 136,069) top prize and WPC title however, remains to be the highlight on everyone’s list. 

Top Day 2 Qualifiers

Player Flag Chip Count
LE CONG VUONG VIETNAM 906,000
KIM BEAB SU KOREA 876,000
FALCON MICHAEL KIM DENMARK 865,000
LIM SHYN CHYN MALAYSIA 722,000
NGUYEN QUANG HUY VIETNAM 686,000
NGUYEN VU HUY VIETNAM 568,000
ERIC WASYLENKO CANADA 557,000
DRAGON APL TEAM PRO VIETNAM 543,000
NGUYEN TRONG NGHIA VIETNAM 539,000
HONG SOON KI KOREA 524,000

Chips in play: 30,650,000
Average stack: 239,453

Visit our live updates page for all the latest info and full list of Day 2 combined chip counts.

Also on today’s schedule are two featured events: VN₫ 6.6M buy-in Event #13: Bounty Hunter which kicks off at 12 noon, and Day 1 of the VN₫ 4 Billion guaranteed Super High Roller tournament at 14:00. 

WPC-SEAPT Event #12: Turbo Event – MICHAEL KIM FALCON – VN₫ 45,330,000 (~US$ 1,911)

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Michael Kim Falcon

The single side event on yesterday’s schedule saw top Main Event runner Michael Kim Falcon with a monster chip lead from the last two tables to the end. Oh Se Kyung deemed second in the running after eliminating two players at once to seal the final 8. With the tournament being a Turbo format of 15 minute blind levels, stacks quickly grew short and left the remaining five players shortly cutting a deal with Denmark’s Falcon guaranteed the WPC trophy.

Buy in: VN₫ 3,300,000 (~US$ 139)
Prize pool: VN₫ 305,550,000 (~US$ 12,886)
Entries: 105
ITM: 13 players

WPC-SEAPT Event #12: Turbo Event Full Payouts

Rank Player Prize (VN₫)
1st Michael Kim Falcon 45,330,000*
2nd Oh Se Kyung 45,330,000*
3rd Dang Hung Duong 45,330,000*
4th Seo Jeungu 45,330,000*
5th Kim Jae Jung 45,330,000*
6th Dang Quyen Anh 14,200,000
7th Ngo Van Dat 12,100,000
8th Her Se Joon 10,500,000
9th Vo Manh Limh 9,300,000
10th Jeong Hyun Hee 8,400,000
11th Choi Jung Hoon 8,400,000
12th Martin Ng Zheng Wei 8,400,000
13th Park Kyung Eon 7,600,000

*Denotes deal was made

WPC-SEAPT Schedule & Structures
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Stay tuned to Somuchpoker for more on the ongoing World Poker Championship at Grand Loyal.

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Janette Dee

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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