Opening day brings in 116 runners to the Monster Stack event; 30 remain

Opening day of APT Vietnam 2019 had plenty of tables busy with cards shuffling and chips moving for the Monster Stack 1 event. Players from India, Korea, and Japan came out with a large contingent. At the end of registration, 116 fired up the room of partner venue Pro Poker Club with 30 players remaining at bagging time. 

Monster Stack 1 details

Buy-in: VND 11,000,000 (~USD 480)
Entries: 116
Prize pool: VND 1,125,200,000 (~USD 48,500)
ITM: 20 places
1st place: VND 279,670,000 (~USD 12,000)

Remaining: 30 players
Chip leaders: Xiaoyin He (266,000) and Nguyen Chi Thinh (247,000)
Average stack: 116,000
Chips in play: 3,480,000
Final Day opening blinds: 2000 – 4000 ante 4000 

With only 30 players making the cut to tomorrow’s final day, their first agenda will be to try to secure a payout. 20 of them will get paid. All players that reach the money earn points towards the APT Player of the Series race. The winner takes the top spot and will be the first side event champion crowned at the series.  

Main Event Satellite 1

While the Monster Stack 1 was up and running, the first of three Main Event satellites saw 82 take a seat to try to win a cheap ticket to the featured event. Among those that filled the tables was a big group of players from Korea Mind Game Member (KMGM). According to one of the members, 34 players made the trip. The satellite wrapped up with 8 Main Event ticket winners. 

Events on November 7, 2019

When the series enters its second day on Thursday, November 7th, the Monster Stack 1 resumes until a winner is crowned. Also gracing the floor are three events starting with the tour’s most prestigious tournament, the MAIN EVENT. 

Dates: November 7 to 12
Buy-in: VND 22,000,000 (~USD 1,000)
Guarantee: VND 8,000,000,000 (~USD 345,500)
Day 1 heats: November 7 to 9
Starting time: 1pm

Main Event Satellite 2: Hit and Run format at 6pm – Buy-in VND 2,400,000 (~USD 104)

High Rollers 1 (rescheduled)
Dates: November 7 to 8
Buy-in: VND 54,000,000 (~USD 2,300)
Starting time: 1pm

Head Hunter
Dates: November 7 to 8
Buy-in: VND 9,900,000 (~USD 430)
Bounty Reward: VND 2,000,000 per elimination
Starting time: 3pm

APT Vietnam 2019 schedule 

APT Vietnam 2019 Player Booklet with Event Structures