Day 1B brought in 101 entries to the APT Vietnam Ho Chi Minh 2019 – CHAMPIONSHIPS EVENT – with only 49 surviving the eight rounds. Impressively, bagging up the two largest stacks were Japan’s Hiroshi Nishiyama (249,800) and Vietnam’s Cao Ngoc Anh (243,900). Both were fresh from winning respective side events last night.
Between the two, Cao Ngoc is an APT major title-holder. He also finished 40th at this series Main Event. Other decorated APT champions qualifying to Day 2 were Christopher Mateo (58,700), Linh Tran (47,500), and Punnat Punsri (142,500). Punsri initially qualified in Day 1A but with a lower stack which will be removed from play coming Day 2.
Other strong contenders bagging up very healthy stacks were Oliver Helm (219,000), Richard Marquez (188,800), and Le Ngoc Khanh (171,700).
Day 1B Chip Count
|2||Cao Ngoc Anh||Vietnam||243,900|
|3||Oliver Helm||New Zealand||219,000|
|4||Huynh Tan Dung||Vietnam||207,500|
|7||Le Ngoc Khanh||Vietnam||171,700|
|10||Tran Son Thach||Vietnam||159,200|
|11||Bobby Zhuo Xinghua||Singapore||151,600|
|12||Nguyen Dane Long||Vietnam||145,300|
|16||Mansour Matloubi||United Kingdom||128,000|
|18||Nguyen Nam Duong||Vietnam||120,200|
|20||Yong Hyun Yoo||Korea||113,500|
|22||Daniel Smith||New Zealand||104,900|
|28||Soo Han Ryn||Korea||88,200|
|30||Yang Peng (King)||China||84,300|
|34||Van Phinh Nguyen||Vietnam||62,900|
|39||Vu Duc Trung||Vietnam||41,800|
|40||Pham Hui Minh Tz||Vietnam||40,800|
|41||Tran Huy Tien||Vietnam||39,300|
|42||Nguyen Quang Huy||Vietnam||37,100|
|44||Pham Quoc Anh||Vietnam||35,300|
|46||Lauren May Watts||England||26,200|
The 49 Day 1B survivors merge with the 23 from Day 1A for a total of 72 players into Day 2. Championships Event action resumes on Friday, July 12 at 1pm at Pro Poker Club.
Day 2 info
Opening blinds: 600 – 1200 ante 1200 (Level 9)
Level duration: 60 minutes
Total chips in play: 7,974,700
Average stack: 110,759
Game time: 1pm
The starting days drew a combined 161 entries (60 from Day 1A and 101 from Day 1B) which means the VND 6 Billion guarantee is very close to being breached. For those not in the Day 2 list, make sure to jump in to have a chance at a big payday. Registration is still open but will close at the start of Level 10. Buy-in is VND 38,500,000.
Side Event winners
Two side events ran alongside today’s main feature. Below are the latest winners of the series. For all the ITM finishers, make sure to check your standing in the APT Player of the Series race.
Queen Cards Super Deep Stack Turbo results
73 entrants turned up for the Queen Cards Super Deep Stack Turbo to generate a prize pool of VND 495,670,000. Buy-in was VND 7,700,000. The top 13 places got paid with Vietnamese pro Nang Quang Nguyen overcoming a deficit at heads up to seize the title and the VND 137,740,000 first prize.
1st Nang Quang Nguyen – Vietnam – VND 137,340,000
2nd Vo Dat – Vietnam – VND 91,550,000
3rd Yam Chun Ho – Hong Kong – VND 63,650,000
4th Tom Henricus Vergruggen – Nethterlands – VND 45,970,000
5th Tam Ka Ki – Hong Kong – VND 34,380,000
6th Konstantin Pogodin – Russia – VND 26,530,000
7th John Paredes – Peru – VND 21,070,000
8th Kong Seong Su – Korea – VND 17,170,000
9th Mitchell Nong – Vietnam – VND 14,310,000
10th Phan Tri Cuong – Vietnam – VND 11,920,000
11th Willie Portier – France – VND 11,920,000
12th Tran Thanh Vinh – Vietnam – VND 9,930,000
13th Richard Marquez – Philippines – VND 9,930,000
Deep Stack Hyper Turbo #1 results
The Deep Stack Hyper Turbo #1 had 42 join at VND 5,500,000 each. Only seven players earned a piece of the VND 203,700,000 prize pool. Winning his first-ever APT title was UK’s Francis John Miller after defeating Feng Chan Kao at heads up. The final hand was Miller’s Q♥ J♦ running a better spread against Kao’s Q♣ 10♦ on a board of 2♠ 9♣ 8♥ 7♦ 9♥. Miller claimed the VND 70,010,000 first prize and event trophy.
1st Francis John Miller – UK – VND 70,010,000
2nd Feng Chan Kao – China – VND 44,990,000
3rd Masuda Tomoki – Japan – VND 30,330,000
4th Sean Hwa – VND 21,370,000
5th Maulik Shukla – India – VND 15,680,000
6th Hoang Nguyen – Vietnam – VND 11,930,000
7th Lee Seok Young – Korea – VND 9,390,000