APT Da Nang Vietnam VSOP 2022

Main Event

Doo Sik Nam is the APT Da Nang Main Event Champion (₫2,598,290,000)

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An eruption of enthusiastic shouts marked the end of the Main Event's final hand.

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The Asian Poker Tour Da Nang VSOP 2022 Main Event finally concluded after six days of intense poker. Only one player remains from the field of 411 entries.

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One of the starting chip leaders, Doo Sik Nam, won the whopping ₫2,598,290,000 (US$109,128) prize and the APT Da Nang Main Event lion trophy for his debut APT title.

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Vu Duc Trung, the Vietnamese APT Da Nang NLH Deep Stack Hyper Turbo (Event #10) title holder, ended up in 2nd place, winning ₫1,732,240,000 (US$72,754). He placed 3rd at the APT Ho Chi Minh Main Event final table in July 2018 and succeeded in improving his finish.

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Truong Vu Tuan Khanh got eliminated by Trung just before the heads-up with a 3rd place ₫1,204,230,000 (US$50,578) prize. He was also this series’ Mystery Bounty 3rd place finisher.

Nguyen Kim Truong Son got busted by Trung and ended up in 4th place with a prize of ₫869,790,000 (~$36,973.03).

Truong Toan Chan got busted by Nam and took home the 5th place prize of ₫650,470,000 (~$27,673.66).

Dinh Van Tien was the first Vietnamese who busted out of the final table and took the 6th place ₫502,030,000 (~$21,358.41) prize.

The APT Incheon Main Event defending champion Farhad Aghayev from Azerbaijan got the least chip stack at the start of the day and got eliminated by Nguyen Kim Troung Son. He ended up in 7th place with ₫398,660,000 (~$16,964.26).

The Canadian pro, Alexander Puchalski, lost to Khanh Truong Vu Tuan’s ace-high and was the first final table elimination, taking home the 8th place prize of ₫324,800,000 (~$13,809.52).

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These are the players who made the money during the Main Event:

  1. ₫2,600,000,000 (~$110,520.80)- Doo Sik Nam
  2. ₫1,730,000,000 (~$73,538.84)- Vu Duc Trung
  3. ₫1,200,000,000 (~$51,009.60)- Truong Vu Tuan Khanh
  4. ₫869,790,000 (~$36,973.03)- Nguyen Kim Truong Son
  5. ₫650,470,000 (~$27,650.18)- Truong Toan Chan
  6. ₫502,030,000 (~$21,340.29)- Dinh Van Tien
  7. ₫398,660,000 (~$16,946.24)- Farhad Aghayev
  8. ₫324,800,000 (~$13,806.60)- Alexander Puchalski
  9. ₫270,670,000 (~$11,505.64)- Maksim Skripkin
  10. ₫225,560,000 (~$9,588.10)- Thanh Phat Nguyen
  11. ₫187,960,000 (~$7,989.80)- Phuong Ngoc Nguyen
  12. ₫187,960,000 (~$7,989.80)- Paawan Bansal
  13. ₫156,640,000 (~$6,658.45)- Aditya Agarwal
  14. ₫156,640,000 (~$6,658.45)- Tran Nam Trung
  15. ₫156,640,000 (~$6,658.45)- Andrei Glushkov
  16. ₫130,530,000 (~$5,548.57)- Chu Myat Thwe
  17. ₫130,530,000 (~$5,548.57)- Dinh Tien Thanh
  18. ₫130,530,000 (~$5,548.57)- Bui Tuan Hoang
  19. ₫108,780,000 (~$4,624.02)- Le Huy Thanh
  20. ₫108,780,000 (~$4,624.02)- Sang Bum Kim
  21. ₫108,780,000 (~$4,624.02)- Yashiro Naoki
  22. ₫108,780,000 (~$4,624.02)- Nguyen Nang Quang
  23. ₫90,650,000 (~$3,853.35)- Duy Binh Tran
  24. ₫90,650,000 (~$3,853.35)- Shengwei Liang
  25. ₫90,650,000 (~$3,853.35)- Sung Keung Pang
  26. ₫90,650,000 (~$3,853.35)- Keita Minami
  27. ₫90,650,000 (~$3,853.35)- Donghyun Kim
  28. ₫75,540,000 (~$3,211.05)- Chor Heng Lim
  29. ₫75,540,000 (~$3,211.05)- Manh Hung Dinh
  30. ₫75,540,000 (~$3,211.05)- Vu Minh Hai
  31. ₫75,540,000 (~$3,211.05)- Zou Zhi Guang
  32. ₫75,540,000 (~$3,211.05)- Ori Kossonogi
  33. ₫75,540,000 (~$3,211.05)- Anton Efimov
  34. ₫75,540,000 (~$3,211.05)- Nguyen Doan Trung Hieu
  35. ₫75,540,000 (~$3,211.05)- Akshay Kapoor
  36. ₫75,540,000 (~$3,211.05)- Jason Lau
  37. ₫62,950,000 (~$2,675.88)- Lukasz Jaroslaw Jankowski
  38. ₫62,950,000 (~$2,675.88)- Nguyen Van Trung
  39. ₫62,950,000 (~$2,675.88)- Taeho Lee
  40. ₫62,950,000 (~$2,675.88)- Dale Andrew Townsend
  41. ₫62,950,000 (~$2,675.88)- Nguyen Duc Hoa
  42. ₫62,950,000 (~$2,675.88)- Denis Strebkov

Vu Duc Trung busts in 2nd place (₫1,732,240,000)

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In the pre-flop action of Main Event's final hand, Doo Sik Nam raised 160k on the big blind, and Vu Duc Trung went all-in.

The showdown between Trung with A♥ T♣ and Nam with K♥ J♥ both have live cards but Nam needed to hit his hand to eliminate Trung from the final table.

The board opened: 6♦ 2♣ K♠ 9♦ 5♠

Nam hit a king on the flop and busted the Vietnamese out of the competition. Trung was close to the lion trophy but earned a significant ₫1,732,240,000 (US$72,754) prize.

Two players left

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The final two players of the Main Event, Doo Sik nam and Vu Duc Trung, are doing a heads-up battle for the trophy and ₫2,600,000,000 (~$110,520.80) cash prize. The runner-up will receive ₫1,730,000,000 (~$73,538.84).

Truong Vu Tuan Khanh busts in 3rd place (₫1,204,230,000)

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Pre-flop, Truong Vu Tuan Khanh shoved 855k on the small blind, and Vu Duc Trung called. Showdown between Khanh with 5♠ 5♣ and Trung with A♦ T♦

The board opened: 3♥ Tc: 8♣ J♥ J♣

Trung makes two pairs of jacks and tens, taking Khanh’s stack. Khanh’s elimination from the final table earned him ₫1,204,230,000 (US$50,578) prize.

Nguyen Kim Truong Son busts in 4th place (₫869,790,000)

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Pre-flop, Nguyen Kim Truong Son on the button shoved all his 310k chips in and Vu Duc Trung on the button called. They went into a showdown between Son’s J♣ 5♣ and Trung’s K♣ 5♦ with Son’s hand dominated.

The board opened: 3♠ 7♠ Q♣ 9♠ 7♦

Trung’s king makes it into the highest 5-card combination, and Son got eliminated from the final table with a ₫869,790,000 (~$36,973.03) prize.

Doo Sik Nam is up to five million chips

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Doo Sik Nam breaks another APT Da Nang Main Event milestone by having 5.9 million chips with four players left, surpassing the 5 and 5.5 million marks.

As of writing, he also earned another pot that gave him 6.6 million in total.

Break time

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The players are on a 15-minute break.

Action resumes Level 29 with 40k/80k BBA.

One South Korean and three Vietnamese remain.

Nguyen Kim Truong Son shoves all-in

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Doo Sik Nam raised to 180k on the button. Nguyen Kim Truong Son was around 765k behind when he shoved all-in. Nam called, and they went into a showdown.

Son had A♦ J♣ and Nam had A♣ T♠ Nam is dominated with a kicker problem.

The board opened with Q♥ 2♠ 6♦ 8♦ 2♣

Son doubled up and improved his stack to 1.7m.

Blinds up!

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We're now in Level 28!

30k/60k BBA with 4 players remaining.

Doo Sik Nam made another milestone

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Doo Sik adds another to his list of Main Event milestones by being the first player to reach 4 million and 4.5 million chips.

Truong Toan Chan busts in 5th place (₫650,470,000)

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Pre-flop, Doo Sik Nam raised 110k on the hijack. Truong Toan Chan shoved all in for 360k and Nam called.

Showdown between short-stack Chan with Q♣ 2♣ and Nam with A♣ 2♠

The board opened: 8♠ 5♣ 2♥ A♠ 8♥

Nam made two pairs of aces and eights against Chan’s eights and deuces. Nam wins another pot and eliminates Chan from the game.

Chan is busting out of the final table and taking the ₫650,470,000 (~$27,673.66) prize.

Dinh Van Tien busts in 6th place (₫502,030,000)

Pre-flop, Doo Sik Nam on the button raised to 150k and Dinh Van Tien on the big blind shoved all in. Nam called and opened his A♥ K♥ against Tien’s 3♦ 3♣.

The board opened: A♣ 9♦ 5♠ K♦ 8♠

Nam made two pairs of aces and kings and took 860k more chips, making a 3 million chip stack.

Tien is the first Vietnamese busting out of the final table and taking home the ₫502,030,000 (~$21,358.41) prize.

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Blinds up!

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We're now in Level 27!

25k/50k BBA with 6 players remaining.

Break time

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Players are on a 15-minute break

Farhad Aghayev busts in 7th place (₫398,660,000)

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Pre-flop, Farhad Aghayev shoved on the cut-off. Nguyen Kim Troung Son on the big blind called the 445k all-in.

The showdown between Aghayev’s A♦ 5♣ and Son’s A♠ T♠ began.

The board opened: A♥ 3♣ T♣ J♦ 7♥

Son made two pairs on the flop and took the pot as Aghayev drew dead on the turn.

Aghayev fell short of getting two Main Event trophies in a single season, but he walked away with ₫398,660,000 (~$16,964.26).

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Side event trophy awarding

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Janag Battulga was awarded another trophy for the DeepStack Turbo here live at the Risemount Resort Ballroom.

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Big Stack Hyper Turbo tournament

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Big Stack Hyper Turbo with unlimited entry and re-entry is starting now.

Aghayev goes all in

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Pre-flop, Farhad Aghayev went all-in to Vu Duc Truong's big blind. Trung tanks his action, losing 2 timebanks and eventually folded.

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Two levels have passed

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The final table players are holding on to their seats. Seven players are still in the game.

Today's lineup

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Aside from the Main Event Final Eight, there are several events happening simultaneously:

  • Event 25: Super Bounty Hunter Day 1 (3M Bounty) at 12:30 pm
  • Event 21: High Roller Day 1B - 6 Billion Guaranteed at 1:00 pm
  • Event 26: Deep Stack Hyper Turbo at 3:00 pm
  • APT Players Pool Party at 8:00 pm

Join all the poker action here at the Risemount Resort!

Chip counts so far

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Blinds are now at 20k/40k BBA

Truong Vu Tuan Khanh with 3,500,000 Nguyen Kim Truong Son with 1,800,000 Doo Sik Nam with 1,700,000 Dinh Van Tien with 1,400,000 Vu Duc Trung with 790,000 Truong Toan Chan with 600,000 Farhad Aghayev with 545,000

Puchalski busts in 8th place (₫324,800,000)

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Pre-flop, Alexander Puchalski shoved all 470k chips on the cutoff to be called by Khanh Truong Vu Tuan on the big blind. The showdown between Puchalski’s A♥ 8♣ and Tuan’s A♣ J♣ went to flop, with the Canadian hanging on to tournament life.

The board opened: 2♥ K♣ 4♠ 9♥ 5♣

They hit nothing on the board, but Tuan’s ace high had a jack kicker, enough to bust Puchalski.

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Alexander Puchalski is the first final table elimination, taking home ₫324,800,000 (~$13,809.52).

Blinds up!

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Blinds are up 10k/30k BBA. 7 players remaining.

Vu Tuan reaches 3 million chips

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Khanh Truong Vu Tuan gained 900k in one hand and became the first Main Event player to reach 3 million chips, holding around 30% of the table's total chip count.

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Farhad Aghayev doubles up

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Pre-flop, Khanh Truong Vu Tuan raised 60k on the button. Farhad Aghayev, on the big blind, shoved all in. The showdown between Aghayev’s A♦ 8♦ and Tuan’s A♥ 9♥ started.

The board opened: J♦ 7♥ Q♠ 9♦ T♦

Aghayev made a runner nuts straight and remained in competition for the trophy. He profited 370k from that hand.

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Shuffle up and deal!

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The live reporting will be on a 30-minute delay as a courtesy to those not in the venue.

You can watch the action on YouTube, Twitch, or Facebook live at 1 pm Vietnam time.

Meet your APT Da Nang Main Event Final Table players

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Day 3 of the APT Da Nang Main Event has concluded, with the official eight-handed final table now set.

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The Main Event Day 3 ended with both surprising and expected results. Doo Sik Nam started as the day’s chip leader and ended with the second-highest chip count entering the final table, he broke the 1 million, 2 million, and 2.5 million chip stack milestones within the day. Four of the Day’s starting chip leaders made it to the final table.

The final table comprises of five Vietnamese, one Canadian, one Azerbaijani and one South Korean.

Seat 1: Truong Toan Chan with 950k Vietnam NZO09590.jpg Truong Toan Chan is on his APT Main Event debut. He started Day 3 in the 8th position with 278.5k. Will Chan’s 3rd lowest chip stack carry him to the final four?

Seat 2: Farhad Aghayev with 385k Azerbaijan NZO09588.jpg APT Incheon’s Main Event defending champion Farhad Aghayev is here to challenge the APT Da Nang Main Event. Will he be the first in APT history to snag two Main Event trophies in one season? Aghayev started Day 3 in 4th place with 360.5k and ended with the lowest chip stack among the eight.

Seat 3: Vu Duc Trung with 1.130m Vietnam NZO09440.jpg Vu Duc Trung is one of the more experienced players on the final table, excelling in both NLH and PLO tournaments with trophies as proof. He made the Main Event final table back in July 2018 and finished in 3rd place. Will he improve his 2018 finish and win a lion in the Da Nang Main Event? Trung started Day 3 on 49th position with 97.5k and will start the final day with the 5th highest count on the table.

Seat 4: Doo Sik Nam with 1.655m South Korea NZO09602.jpg Doo Sik Nam, like Chan, is also on his APT debut. He bulldozed the field with his big stack bully play style. Within Day 3, be broke several chip stack milestones, recovering his stack when it dropped low on the first half of the tournament. Nam has the best record so far, starting Day 3 at the top with 591k chips, and ending with the 2nd highest chip stack on the final table.

Seat 5: Alexander Puchalski with 545k Canada NZO09466.jpg Alexander Puchalski made the money in one of the other side-events this series, and he’s deep into the Main Event pot. Puchalski began Day 3 in 2nd place with 517k, and will start the day with the 2nd lowest stack on the table.

Seat 6: Nguyen Kim Truong Son with 1.480m Vietnam NZO09595.jpg Nguyen Kim Truong Son, is one of the final table players that’s also on his APT Main Event debut. Son’s Day 3 chip stack was at 162k in 22nd position. He eliminated Maskim on the final hand of the day and now has the 4th highest chip stack at the beginning of the final table.

Seat 7: Dinh Van Tien with 1.525m Vietnam NZO09596.jpg The NLH Deep Stack Hyper Turbo (Event #3) champion and Mystery Bounty money finisher is poised to dominate another final table. From 93.5k at the beginning of Day 3, Tien enters the final table with the 3rd highest chip stack.

Seat 8: Truong Vu Tuan Khanh with 2.59m Vietnam NZO09591.jpg Truong Vu Tuan Khanh finished the Mystery Bounty in 3rd place, and he placed 2nd in the NLH Main Event APT Phu Quoc, falling short of the title during the heads up. He started the day with 142,500 in 29th position. One the final nine, he doubled up to Doosik Nam with his set of kings on the flop that hand made him the starting chip leader for the final table.

The final table has 3 APT Main Event final table attendees and several APT Main Event debuts. Which player will make it to the top?

Join us tomorrow as the eight players battle for the remaining prizes: 1st - ₫2.6 B (~$110,426.94) 2nd - ₫1.73 B (~$73,476.39) 3rd - ₫1.2 B (~$50,966.28) 4th - ₫869.79 M (~$36,941.63) 5th - ₫650.47 M (~$27,626.70) 6th - ₫502.03 M (~$21,322.17) 7th - ₫398.66 M (~$16,931.85) 8th - ₫324.8 M (~$13,794.87)

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Maksim Skripkin is your final table bubble

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Nguyen Kim Truong Son raised on the button and Maksim Skripkin on the big blind called the raise.

Flop opened K♥ 6♠ T♥

Skripkin checked and Son bet 75k, Skripkin shoved all-in and Son snap-called.

Showdown between Son's K♣ 6♣ two-pair and Skripkin's J♥ Q♣ open-ended straight draw.

Turn and river: 2♣ K♦

Son's two-pair became a boat and took the pot in an overkill.

Son eliminated Skripkin to complete the final eight. The Russian pro takes home ₫270,670,000 ($11,495.87) in 9th place.

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Final Table bubble is starting

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All 9 players will be playing on one table.

Thanh Phat Nguyen busts in 10th place

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Pre-flop, Vu Duc Trung raised to 60k on the UTG and Thanh Phat Nguyen shoved all-in on the button. Trung called and showdown revealed Nguyen's 6♣ 6♥ against Trung's Q♠ T♣. Trung needed any queen or ten to win against Nguyen's pocket.

Board opened: T♠ 2♣ A♥ K♣ 4♣

Trung hit a pair of tens and won against Nguyen's pocket.

Phuong Ngoc Nguyen on the other table busted in 11th place with ₫187,960,000 ($7,983.02). Thanh Phat Nguyen got the 10th place, a significant pay jump with ₫225,560,000 ($9,579.96)**.

Blinds up!

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We’re down to the final two tables at the Main Event with blinds on Level 23.

Blinds: 10k/25k BBA

11 players remaining.

Paawan Bansal final two hands

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Alexander Puchalski UTG raised to 40k and Bansal on the hijack 3-bet 200k leaving 5k behind. The flop showed Q♥ 9♥ 4♥ and Puchalski looked at Bansal before checking and the Indian checked back.

Turn: A♥ Bansal threw in his remaining 5k chip and Puchalski called. The showdown between Bansal’s 5♣ 5♦ and Puchalski’s K♠ Q♠ started with one card left to open.

Bansal needed any five to win and any heart to play the board. The river came as a 2♥, which was a narrow escape for him.

A few deals later, he got caught in another hand with Puchalski that ultimately ended his run.

Puchalski went all-in on the small blind and Bansal called on the big blind. Puchalski had A♦ 2♣ and Bansal had T♣ T♦ in their second encounter. Puchalski needed an ace to eliminate Bansal.

The board opened: 7♦ Q♣ 5♥ A♣ 5♦

Puchalski made a pair of aces, beating the latter's tens.

Paawan Bansal busted in 12th place with ₫187,960,000 ($7,983.02).

Maksim Skripkin busts Aditya Agarwal, Tran Nam Trung also busted on other table

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Pre-flop, Maksim Skripkin raised to 40k and Aditya Agawral on the small blind called to a heads-up flop.

Flop: T♠ 9♠ 8♥ Agarwal shoves his 8♣ 7♣ all-in and Skripkin calls with his K♥ Q♣. Skripkin needed any face cards to eliminate Agarwal.

Turn and river: 4♣ K♦

The king river is enough to eliminate Agarwal as Skripkin takes the pot.

Tran Nam Trung busted on the other table in 14th place with ₫156,640,000 ($6,652.80), and Agawral Aditya takes the 13th spot with the same money payout.

Vu Duc Trung busts Andrei Glushcov

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Pre-flop, Andrei Glushcov shoved all-in and Vu Duc Trung called. Heads up showdown revealed Glushcov with A♣ 8♣ and Trung with J♥ T♥

The board opened with 6♠ 7♣ T♣ 4♠ T♠

Trung made trips tens and eliminated Glushcov in 15th place earning ₫156,640,000 ($6,652.80).

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Players busted 16th to 18th place for ₫130,530,000 ($5,543.86)

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The following players were eliminated from 16th to 18th place, winning ₫130,530,000 ($5,543.86):

16th Chu Myat Thwe NZO09450.jpg Thwe is the last remaining woman on the field with an excellent run from her 11th position at the start of Day 3 with 257,000. She finished 4th during this series’ Women’s event.

17th Dinh Tien Thanh

Tien has made 2 final tables this series and adds a Main Event money finish to his long list of Vietnamese poker tournament experience.

18th Bui Tuan Hoang

Hoang made several money finishes this series, with the most significant one as the 2nd place finish for the No Limit Hold'em (Event #15).

Blinds up!

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We’re down to the final two tables at the Main Event with blinds on Level 23.

Blinds: 10k/20k BBA

16 players remaining.

Players busted 19th to 22nd place for ₫108,780,000 ($4,620.09)

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The following players were eliminated from 19th to 22nd place, winning ₫108,780,000 ($4,620.09):

19th Le Huy Thanh

Thanh has made bank in several Vietnam-based tournaments since 2021.

20th Sang Bum Kim

Kim made the money in the APT Korea Boryeong Main Event in September 2021.

21st Yashiro Naoki

Naoki is a final table finisher at the NLH Main Event APT Korea Incheon in October 2022.

22nd Nguyen Nang Quang

Quang is a seasoned APT veteran with at least seven final table finishes including champion of the NLH Deepstack Turbo (Event #14) at the APT Vietnam in July 2019 and several ITM finishes across various tours.

Doosik Nam has 2 million chips

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Doosik Nam made another milestone as the first 2 million chip leader in the APT Da Nang Main Event.

Blinds up!

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We're now on Level 22!

Blinds: 8k/16k BBA

Players in: 18 out of 411 busts within the ₫108,780,000 pay bracket.

Break time featured table chip updates

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These are the chip stacks on the Main Event featured table.

PLAYERSCHIPS
Tran Nam Trung708,000
Truong Vu Tuan Khanh670,000
Dinh Van Tien667,000
Phuong Ngoc Nguyen660,000
Maksim Skripkin545,000
Aditya Agarwal458,000
Chu Myat Thwe239,000

Players busted 23rd to 27th place for ₫90,650,000 ($3,850.08)

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The following players were eliminated from 23rd to 27th place, winning ₫90,650,000 ($3,850.08):

23rd Tran Duy Binh

Binh is also the NLH Super Deep Stack Turbo (Event #12) champion for this series.

24th Shengwei “Tommy” Liang

Liang is well-known in the Macau poker scene. He is currently on his APT Main Event debut in 24th place.

25th Sung Keung Pang

Pang was a final table finisher in APT Korea Incheon NLH Single Day High Rollers (Event#21) and ITM in the NLH Deep Stack Turbo (Event#16).

26th Keita Minami NZO09215.jpg Minami has bagged several final table and money finishes across several APT events in Korea and Vietnam this year with a champion title for the NLH Monster Stack (Event 18) in APT Phu Quoc.

27th Donghyun Kim

Kim is no stranger to the APT stage with several titles under his belt including the APT Ho Chi Minh NLH One Day (Event#3) in July 2018 and APT Philippines NLH High Rollers (Event#41) in November 2022.

Break time

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Players are on a 15-minute break

Truong Toan Chan eliminates Shengwei Liang

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We arrived at an all-in action from Shengwei Liang in the middle position on the flop of 9♣ 3♥ 6♣. Two players left to call. First player to call was Truong Toan Chan on the button, who tanked his action before calling the covered stack. Last action, Paawan Bansal, folded.

Showdown between Liang’s A♣ K♣ and Chan’s 7♣ 8♣

Liang was ahead. Chan’s outs were any fives, sevens, eights or tens. Liang’s flush outs got reduced by two (five-outer) since the five and ten would make Chan’s straight flush.

Turn and river opened: 8♠ 7♥

Chan made two pairs eights and sevens, eliminating Liang in 24th place.

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Blinds up!

We're now on Level 21!

Blinds: 6k/12k BBA

Players in: 24 out of 411 busts within the ₫90,650,000 pay bracket.

Break time

Players are on a 15-minute break

30-minute delay

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Players busted 28th to 36th for ₫75,540,000 ($3,205.61)

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The following players were eliminated from 28th to 36th place, winning ₫75,540,000 ($3,205.61):

28th Chor Heng Lim NZO09205.jpg Lim has made several money finishes across various APT events. He joined the Main Eventy in Day 2 and started Day 3 in 6th position with 339,000.

29th Manh Dinh Hung

Hung is a PLO professional with multiple PLO titles, including the Pot Limit Omaha (Event 4) champion during APT Vietnam Hanoi Loyal in June 2022. He started the day with 159,000 chips in the 23rd position.

30th Vu Minh Hai

Hai finished 3rd place in this series's NLH 6-Max Hyper High Roller (Event #14). He started Day 3 in the 36th position with 117,000 chips.

31st Zou Zhi Guang

The Chinese poker player started the day in the 39th position and ended up in 31st place.

32nd Ori Kossonogi NZO09258.jpg Kossonogi is an APT multi-title holder with various ITM finishes in series all across Asia. He started Day 3 in the 19th position with 190,500 chips.

33rd Anton Efimov

Efimov is on his APT Main Event debut with previous winnings from other European tournaments. He was in 18th position with 244,500 chips.

34th Nguyen Doan Trung Hieu

Hieu was in 26th place during the APT Vietnam Ho Chi Minh and 8th place final table in the APT Summer Festival Hanoi Main Events. He started the day in the 33rd position with 129,000 chips.

35th Akshay Kapoor NZO09282.jpg Kapoor was 11th during this series's NLH Deep Stack Turbo (Event #16). He started Day 3 in 24th position with 157,500 chips.

36th Jason Lau NZO09207.jpg Lau was the 3rd place finisher of the NLH High Rollers (Event #17) APT Vietnam Ho Chi Minh in August 2022. He started the Day with 179,500 in the 21st position.

Blinds up!

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We're now on Level 20!

Blinds: 5k/10k BBA

Players in: 29 out of 411.

Break time

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Players are on a 15-minute break

Main Event milestone

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Doosik Nam makes the first 1 million stack in the APT Da Nang Main Event tournament.

The tournament has around 10.275 million chips in total, making Doosik's stack around ~10% of the total chips on the field.

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Players busted 37th to 42nd for ₫62,950,000 ($2,673.61)

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The following players were eliminated from 37th to 42nd place, winning ₫62,950,000 ($2,673.61):

37th Lukasz Jaroslaw Jankowski NZO08902.jpg The Polish pro went out on a coin flip between pocket three and ace-king.

38th Nguyen Van Trung

He was the 3rd place finisher of NLH Main Event in APT Vietnam Hanoi Loyal last June 2022 but he fell short of the final table this Main Event.

39th Taeho Lee

Lee busted out in 39th place, which was an improvement to his 44th place money bust during the NLH APT Ho Chi Minh back in November 2019.

40th Dale Andrew Townsend

Townsend also finished in 12th place at the Mystery Bounty (Event #1) this series.

41th Nguyen Duc Hoa

Hoa also finished 13th place in the NLH Deep Stack Hyper Turbo (Event #6) this series.

42nd Denis Strebkov NZO09277.jpg Strebkov is a regular in the European and North American poker scene, getting his ITM debut here in APT Da Nang.

Blinds up!

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We're now on Level 19!

Blinds: 4k/8k BBA

Players in: 40 out of 411.

The bubble has burst. This is the Main Event bubble hand.

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Pre-flop, there was an all-in from Anh Dang Quyen and a call from Nguyen Doan Trung Hieu. The showdown between Anh’s J♠ J♣ and Hieu’s A♥ K♦ commenced. Short-stack Anh needed to avoid a king or ace.

The board opened: 4♣ K♥ 7♠ 5♣ 3♠

Hieu paired a king on the flop, enough to eliminate Anh from the competition just before the money.

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Chu Myat Thwe is the last remaining woman on the field

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She was a 4th place finisher at the NLH Women's Event (Event #8) in this series. She has a good chance of being in the money.

We’re at 43 players. It’s bubble time!

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Hand-per-hand deals for the bubble will commence until the bubble bursts.

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Dinh Van Tien avoids elimination

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Pre-flop Dinh Van Tien went all-in. He got called by Denis Strebkov. The heads-up showdown between Tien’s J♥ J♠ and Strebkov’s Q♣ 8♦ commenced, with Tien hanging on for tournament life. He only needs to avoid three queen cards to stay in the game.

The board opened: 6♥ 9♥ 4♦ 9♣ A♣

Tien’s pocket Jacks held, and he doubled up.

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Blinds up!

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We're now on Level 18!

Blinds: 3k/6k BBA

Players in: 44 out of 411.

2 busts away from the money.

Break time

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Players are on a 15-minute break

Chip race, removing 500 chips from play

Sang Bum Kim is looking for his next Main Event cash

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Sang Bum Kim is a professional poker player with a total live earnings of around $98,000.00 in events around Asia. He's no stranger to the APT Main Event, having played and cashed during the NLH Main Event APT Korea Boryeong in September 2021. Kim made the NLH Super Deep Stack Turbo (Event #12) this series.

Lukasz Jankowski is looking for his next APT Da Nang finish

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Lukasz Jankowski from Poland is still in Day 3 on his APT Main Event debut. This Polish poker pro started the day in 15th position with 237.5k chips.

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He already made the money in the NLH Head Hunter (Event #4) and NLH Deep Stack Hyper Turbo (Event #10) this series. Will he make more at the Main Event? Stay tuned.

Blinds up!

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We're now on Level 17!

Blinds: 2.5k/5k BBA

Players in: 60 out of 411.

18 busts away from the money.

Featuring Table#7

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You can watch the action and updates live on the Asian Poker Tour Twitch, Youtube or Facebook with a 30-minute delay.

ON Sports Vietnam channel 27 is broadcasting our event.

PlayerPos.SeatChipsCountry
NAM DOOSIK11591,000Korea, South
AGARWAL ADITYA202185,500India
NGUYEN LINDA MINH PHUONG48377,500Vietnam
BAO PHAM NGOC QUOC40498,000Vietnam
NGUYEN TOMMY54652,000Norway
KAPOOR AKSHAY247157,500India
SKRIPKIN MAKSIM58356,500Russia

Day 3 is starting in a while

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Day 3 APT Da Nang Main Event will work its way to the final table today

Of a field of 411 entries, 60 players are returning for Day 3 of the APT Da Nang Main Event. The first 42 players will be in the money. The prize pool of ₫11,960,100,000 ($502,325) ensures players with a minimum prize of ₫62,950,000 ($2644). The first prize winner will take home a whooping ₫2,598,290,000 ($109,128). The chip leader at the start of Day 3 will be Doosik Nam from South Korea. He had an amazing end of day two that catapulted his chip stack to 591,000. Canadian poker pro Alexander Puchalski closely follows him with 517,000. The winner of the APT Incheon Main Event Farad Aghayev is still on the hunt for history becoming the first gback-to-back Main Event champion. The player from Uzbekistan will bring 360,500 to Day 3.

MAIN EVENT DAY 2 TOP TEN STACKS

  1. Nam Doo Sik (South Korea) – 591,000
  2. Alexander Puchalski (Canada) – 517,000
  3. Phuong Ngoc Nguyen (Vietnam) – 377,000
  4. Farhad Aghayev (Azerbaijian) – 360,500
  5. Maksim Skripkin (Russia) – 356,500
  6. Chor Heng Lim (Singapore) – 339,000
  7. Sang Bum Kim (South Korea) – 321,000
  8. Truong Toan Chan (Vietnam) – 278,500
  9. Nguyen Duc Hoa (Vietnam) – 274,000
  10. Mikiya Kudo (Japan) – 268,500

Play will continue at 12 PM local time (GMT+7). Blinds will be 3000/6000 with an ante of 6000. Blind levels will be again 1 hour long and today we play till we reach the final 8.

PlayerPos.TableSeatChipsCountry
NAM DOOSIK171591,000Korea, South
PUCHALSKI ALEXANDER244517,000Canada
NGUYEN PHUONG NGOC357377,000Vietnam
AGHAYEV FARHAD487360,500Azerbaigian
SKRIPKIN MAKSIM578356,500Russia
LIM CHOR HENG621339,000Singapore
KIM SANG BUM785321,000Korea, South
CHAN TRUONG TOAN867278,500Vietnam
HOA NGUYEN DUC935274,000Vietnam
KUDO MIKIYA1043268,500Japan
THWE CHU MYAT1141257,000Vietnam
THANH LE HUY1247254,000Vietnam
NGUYEN THANH PHAT1322247,000Australia
EFIMOV ANTON1412244,500Russia
JANKOWSKI LUKASZ JAROSLAW1528237,500Poland
TOWNSEND DALE ANDREW1618210,000Australia
LICH VU VAN1723205,000Vietnam
HOANG BUI TUAN1886194,500Vietnam
KOSSONOGI ORI1931190,500Israel
AGARWAL ADITYA2072185,500India
LAU JASON2162179,500Malaysia
SON NGUYEN KIM TRUONG2213162,000Vietnam
DINH MANH HUNG2325159,000Vietnam
KAPOOR AKSHAY2477157,500India
BANSAL PAAWAN2527155,500India
BINH TRAN DUY2668149,000Vietnam
NAOKI YASHIRO2748147,000Japan
QUANG NGUYEN NANG2846145,000Vietnam
KHANH TRUONG VU TUAN2937142,500Vietnam
LEE TAEHO3066141,000Korea, South
PANG SUNG KEUNG3132138,500China
STREBKOV DENIS3252135,000Russia
HIEU NGUYEN DOAN TRUNG3381129,000Vietnam
NGUYEN ANH3442129,000Vietnam
SHIMIZU MASAFUMI3517119,000Japan
HAI VU MINH3682117,000Vietnam
SHENGWEI LIANG3714115,000Singapore
DAT NGO VAN3826110,000Vietnam
GUANG ZOU ZHI3958107,000China
BAO PHAM NGOC QUOC407498,000Vietnam
VU DUC TRUNG426597,500Vietnam
FLORENT REMI413697,500Malta
KONG CHISUNG436194,500Korea, South
TIEN DINH VAN458493,500Vietnam
PHONG NGUYEN TRUNG445493,500Vietnam
GLUSHKOV ANDREI464589,000Russia
THANH DINH TIEN473384,000Vietnam
NGUYEN LINDA MINH PHUONG487377,500Vietnam
MOON GARY HYEMYONG495576,000Korea, South
ANH DANG QUYEN503874,500Vietnam
AN NGUYEN THI BAO515662,000Vietnam
KIM DONGHYUN525162,000Korea, South
CHEN YUN-HAN531652,500Taiwan
NGUYEN TOMMY547652,000Norway
ABHISHEK PAUL551151,500India
BOLLIET FREDERIC568848,000France
VAN TRUNG NGUYEN571546,500Vietnam
MINAMI KEITA586446,000Japan
TRUNG TRAN NAM592444,350Vietnam
ABRAM ANTHONY603444,000Australia

Day 2 of the Main Event ended with 60 players left from the field of 411 entries

We're down to the last two days of the Main Event with an exciting turn of events. We are seeing new chip leaders on the field.

Day 3 starting chip leaders

Doosik Nam will start Day 3 with a whopping 591k chips, claiming the end-of-Day 2 throne. NZO09031.jpg This South Korean started Day 2 with 81k chips in 34th place, but dominated his table, eliminating players left and right until the end of Level 16. Nam is making his APT debut, and will be returning for Day 3 with the chip lead and a stack of 591,000 – valued at 118 big blinds when play resumes at 2,500/5,000 with a 5,000 big blind ante

The second chip leader Alexander Puchalski accumulated 517k by the end of Level 16. NZO09059.jpg He started the day at the bottom with 10.7k chips and worked his way to the top after 8 hours of intense poker. The Canadian pro made money in this series' recent NLH Deep Stack Turbo (Event#16), and he's in the perfect position to make more in the Main Event.

Joining Nam and Puchalski at the top of pre-Day 3 leaders is Huong Ngoc Nguyen, who started the day in 9th place with 113.7k chips and improved his stack to 377k by level 16. NZO09037.jpg This Vietnamese pro made three final table finishes during this series: 3rd for the NLH Deep Stack Turbo (Event#13), and 5th for both NLH Deep Stack Hyper Turbo (Event#3) and NLH (Event#15).

What happened to the Day 2 starting chip leaders?

Day 2 chip leader Manh Hung Dinh still has a chip stack of 159k. NZO08743.jpg Le Quoc Son, the 2nd chip leader, didn’t make it. NZO08830.jpg Keita Minami, 3rd chip leader, is down to 46k chips despite having a great start during the early levels. NZO08756.jpg Vu Duc Trung is taking a 97.5k stack to Day 3. NZO09044.jpg Farhad Aghayev improved his position from 5th chip leader to 4th chip leader going into Day 3 with 360.5k. NZO08991.jpg

Other players leading the field include:

  • Maskim Skripkin from Russia, with 356.5k, started in 38th place.
  • Chor Heng Lim from Singapore, with 339k, entered the Main Event as a Day 2 late entry.
  • Sang Bum Kim, from South Korea, with 321k.
  • Truong Toan Chan, from Vietnam, with 278.5k.
  • Nguyen Duc Hoa, from Vietnam, with 274k
  • Mikiya Kudo, from Japan, with 268.5k.

Tomorrow's Day 3 will end when eight players remain. Will the chip leaders maintain their lead, or will other dark horses rise to the final table?

There are 18 players left to eliminate from the field before they make the cash prizes in a prize pool of ₫11,960,100,000 (~$502,325). Players in the money can earn a minimum of ₫62,950,000 (~$2,644) to as much as ₫2,598,290,000 (~$109,128).

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Join us tomorrow for live reporting and streaming via Facebook, Twitch and APT YouTube Live Stream.

Doosik Nam eliminated a player before the last four deals

Pre-flop Tak Chung Yan in the middle position shoved all-in with 24k. Doosik Nam on the button snap-called, leaving Samuel Tebege on the big blind to decide. The German pro tanked his action before eventually giving way to a heads-up flop.

The showdown between Yan’s K♠ Q♥ and Nam’s Q♣ T♥

At first glance, Nam’s hand was dominated by Yan. He needed a ten to eliminate Yan from the competition.

The board opened 8♦ T♦ A♠ 6♠ T♣ Nam made trips tens and eliminated Yan, profiting 29k from that hand. The South Korean pro currently sits comfortably as one of the chip leaders so far.

Chor Heng Lim is one of the Day 2 chip leaders so far

Singaporean Chor Heng Lim has final table finishes in various tours around Asia. He made it to the money of the NLH Main Event and final table of the NLH Championship Event during the APT Vietnam Ho Chi Minh in July 2019.

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He is one of the Main Event chip leaders of the day with 380k chips as of Level 15.

Blinds up!

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We're now at Level 17!

Blinds: 2.5k/5k BBA

Players in: 60 out of 411.

18 busts away from the money.

Canadian Alexander Puchalski is leading the field

Alexander Puchalski is a Canadian professional player whose experience comprises of several North American and Asian online and offline tournaments. He made the money during the NLH Deep Stack Turbo (Event #16) this series and is looking for his Main Event finish.

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He is the first player to reach 400k chips this Main Event. He started Day 2 with 10.7k chips and worked his way to 355k by the last break after Level 14.

Level 15 update with 20 minutes left: Four players and 400k

Three players are dangerously close to reaching the 400k chip mark, and one, Alexander Puchalski, has already gotten there. He currently has 420k.

PLAYERSCHIPS
Alexander Puchalski420,000
Doosik Nam397,000
Farhad Aghayev386,000
Chor Heng Lim380,000

Three players have crossed the 300k threshold

There are three players with the highest chip stacks on the field as of Level 15.

PLAYERSCHIPS
Phuong Ngoc Nguyen358,500
Alexander Puchalski355,000
Tran Nam Trung342,500

Blinds up!

We're now at Level 15!

Blinds: 1.5k/3k BBA

Players in: 77 out of 411. 35 left to bust.

Day 2 concludes at the end of Level 16.

Break time

Players are on the last 15-minute break of the day.

Bini Yoo from South Korea is vying for another Main Event finish

He was in 4th place at the NLH Deep Stack Hyper Turbo (Event #19) during the APT Vietnam Ho Chi Minh in August. He also cashed in at the NLH APT Main Event and NLH (Event #1) during the same series.

Aditya Sushant is on the APT Da Nang Main Event

Aditya Sushant is one of the many professional Indian poker players on the field today. The NLH Championships Event in APT Manila Finale back in December 3, 2018 was his best Asian Poker Tour finish.

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He plays both live and online World Series of Poker tournaments and actively plays poker tournaments held in North America and Asia. Will he catch an APT Main Event title during the APT Da Nang?

Nicholas Bond busted by Alexander Puchalski’s boat

Nicholas Gregory Bond, UTG, shoved all-in for 26k. Alexander Puchalski, on the hijack, with a much higher stack, shoved all-in, making other players fold and commencing the heads-up showdown between Bond’s 3♥ 3♦ and Puchalski’s 9♣ 9♥.

The board opened: 6♦ T♦ 6♣ 9♠ 7♦

Puchalski made nines full of sixes, beating Bond’s two pairs of sixes and threes, eliminating the latter from the Main Event.

Blinds up!

We're now at Level 14!

Blinds: 1k/2.5k BBA

Players in: 90 out of 411. 48 left to bust.

Sick setup leaves Trong Linh Phan with less than 3 big blinds

We arrived at the table just as they were awarding chips to the winner. Paul Abhishek with his Q♦ Q♣ and Trong Linh Phan 2♦ A♣ were on a showdown.

The board showed 2♥ Q♠ 2♠ A♥ J♦

Both made boats. Abhishek had queens full of deuces, and Phan had deuces full of aces. Unfortunately for the Vietnamese, Abhishek’s queen boat beats his deuces. They had similar stack sizes, doubling up Abhishek up to a little over 225k and leaving Phan with 5k chips. The latter busted out a few deals later.

Tran Nam Trung among highest chip stacks during the break

He was the NLH High Rollers (Event #13) champion at the APT Summer Festival Hanoi VSOP 2022 in July. He also had several money finishes across different APT Vietnam events from June to December of this year.

He is currently playing with 240k chips and one of the highest on the field right now.

Canadian Jonathan Sanborn on his Asian Poker Tour debut

Sanborn is a regular in the Canadian and North American poker scene with several main and side event championships under his belt.

He's now seated on one of the Day 2 tables with around 131.5k chips. Will the APT Da Nang Main Event be his debut Asian Poker Tour title?

Blinds up!

We're now at Level 13!

Blinds: 1k/2k BBA

Players in: 110 out of 411. 68 left to bust.

The day ends after Level 16.

Table 6 is the new featured table

You can watch the action and updates live on the Asian Poker Tour Twitch, Youtube or Facebook with a 30-minute delay.

Break time

Chip race removing all 100 chips from play.

Almost 12 billion VND prize pool at the Main Event!

Players in the money can earn a minimum of 62,950,000 VND to as much as 2,600,000,000 VND.

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These are the prizes in VND:

Final Table:

  • 1st - 2.6 B
  • 2nd - 1.73 B
  • 3rd - 1.2 B
  • 4th - 869.79 M
  • 5th - 650.47 M
  • 6th - 502.03 M
  • 7th - 398.66 M
  • 8th - 324.8 M

Before the Final Table:

  • 9th - 270.67 M
  • 10th - 225.56 M
  • 11th to 12th - 187.96 M
  • 13th to 15th - 156.64 M
  • 16th to 18th - 130.53 M
  • 19th to 22nd - 108.78 M
  • 23rd to 27th - 90.65 M
  • 28th to 36th - 75.54 M
  • 37th to 42nd - 62.95 M

Naoki Yashiro is still in the field

Naoki Yashiro was a final table finisher at the APT Korea Incheon Main Event in October 2022. Will he make it to this Main Event's final table?

Sung Keung Pang rakes in a big pot

Pre-flop, Van Dat Ngo, UTG, raised double the big blind or 3.2k. Zou Zhi Guang on the cut-off called. Sung Keung Pang on the button raised to 11k. Both Ngo and Guang called the raise.

Three-way action on the K♠ 6♦ K♣ flop. Ngo and Guang checked the pre-flop re-raiser. Pang bet 12k, Ngo called ang Guang folded.

Turn: A♥ Ngo checked on his action, and Pang bet 20k after tanking his action. Ngo lets it go.

Pang profited around 36k from that hand.

Blinds up!

We're now at Level 12!

Blinds: 800/1.6k BBA

Players in: 136 out of 411.

94 left to bust. Prizes to be announced soon.

42 players will be in the money

There are 140 players left on the field and 42 of them will be taking home a piece of the prize pool and one will be taking home the coveted Main Event Lion trophy.

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Alex Xiang Wei Lee joins the Main Event

Poker veteran Alex Xiang Wei Lee joins the field at the APT Da Nang Main Event.

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This pro has made over a million dollars in live earnings with his notable APT runs including: champion of the NLH Monster Stack (Event#6) during the APT Manila in June 2015 and 2nd place for NLH 1 at APT Cebu in August 2015.

Blinds up! Entries are officially closed!

We're now on Level 11!

Blinds: 600/1.2k BBA Players in: 149 out of 411, including new registrations over the break

Final prize pool information will be announced soon

Top 5 chip leader break updates

We looked at the current chip stacks of the Day 2 starting chip leaders. Minami Keita managed to get the highest stack among the five so far.

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PLAYERSCHIPS
Keita Minami246,000
Le Quoc Son168,000
Farhad Aghayev155,000
Vu Duc Trung126,000
Manh Hung Dinh110,000

Break time

Players are on a 15-minute break. Those with lesser than the starting stack have the option to re-enter during the break.

Tak Chung Yan joins the Main Event

Yan cashed in several APT Korea Incheon side events with notable 2 final table finishes in two single-day events back in October. Will he include the APT Da Nang in his achievements?

Minami Keita takes down a big pot

Pre-flop, Nguyen Thanh Son raised 2.1k, and Minami Keita re-raised 6.1k. Son called, and the action went into the flop: 7♠ J♣ 8♥

Son checked, and Keita bet 5k. Son raised to 13.6k, and Keita called.

Turn: 9♥

Both players checked.

River: K♦

Son bet 14k. Keita tanked his action and raised it to 43k. Son complained audibly and counted his chips before eventually mucking.

Keita won around 35k in profit from that round.

Blinds up! Last chance for late registration!

We're now at Level 10!

Blinds: 500/1k BBA

Players in: 167 out of 388, including new registrations

Entries are still available until the end of this level.

Joris Michl is still in the game

He survived Day 1B with around 40k chips. He was the NLH Hyper Deep Stack Turbo (Event #40) title holder during the APT Philippines 2022 back in November.

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He has finished on two final tables during this series: 2nd place on the Mystery Bounty (Event#1) and 4th on the Deep Stack Hyper Turbo (Event#3). Will he make it to this final table?

Friendly action on Table 2

Pre-flop, Ngo Van Dat raised 1.6k on the button and got calls from Yun-han Chen on the small blind and Than Nguyen Phong on the big blind.

On to the flop with 9♦ 4♦ 4♠

All checks.

Turn: 2♥

Another round of checks.

River: 3♣

Chen checked, and Phong bet 2k. Dat called, and Chen folded.

Phong opened his 5♦ 6♠ making a runner 6-high straight.

“Nice hand,” Dat said before mucking his cards.

“Thank you for letting me get there,” Phong responded, “everything was for free. One bet, and everyone would have been out.”

Mr. Peerapong Jitwiwat from Thailand is a returning APT final table finisher

We're glad to see Mr. Peerapong Jitwiwat in Day 2 of the APT Da Nang Main Event. He used to frequent the APT events, even those that were held in different places on the same month!

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Mr. Peerapong Jitwiwat finished 4th place in NLH Ante Only Turbo (Event 12) at the APT Incheon in August 2017, 2nd place in NLH (Event #6) at the APT Manila and 2nd place in NLH Monster Stack (Event 10) at the APT Poipet both events within the same month of July 2017.

Will he add the APT Da Nang Main Event to his long list of achievements?

Shuffle up and deal!

We're now at Level 9!

Blinds: 400/800 BBA Players in: 169 out of 364, including new registrations

Entries are still available until the end of Level 10.

Table #5 is our featured table

You can watch the action and updates live on the Asian Poker Tour Twitch, Youtube or Facebook with a 30-minute delay.

First NameLast NameCountryChipsTableSeat
LiangShengweiSingapore39,90051
PeterKiemUnited States46,20052
PaulAbhishekIndia38,70054
KristofSegersBelgium50,40055
Pham HungCu OngVietnam56,30056
Ngoc Hai DuyNguyenVietnam31,80057
Ha VanThienVietnam40,00058

Day 2 of the APT Da Nang Main Event starts in 10 minutes

In 10 minutes, the APT Da Nang Main Event Day 2 is about the start. In total 347 entries were made, meaning the 10 Billion Vietnamese Dong guaranteed prize pool is crushed! Late registration will be open for another 2 levels, so a total entry pool of 400 players can still be reached!

Overall chip leader is Manh Hung Dinh with 257,400. He is closely followed by fellow Vietnamese Le Quoc Son with 240,500. The top 3 will be completed by Keita Minami from Japan with 235,000.

Other notable names that made Day 2 are the winner of the Mystery Bounty event Benjamin Sai (25,000), Mystery Bounty runner-up Joris Michl (43,500), APT Incheon Main Event winner Farhad Aghayev (145,500), and Maksim Skripkin from Russia (76,900).

Level 9 will start with blind levels 400/800 and an ante of 800. Levels are again 1 hour long.

Today's Schedule (13 December 2022) 12 PM Main Event Day 2 - 30,000,000 + 3,000,000 2 PM High Rollers Single Day - 50,000,000 + 4,000,000 3 PM No Limit Hold'Em Day 1 - 10,000,000 + 1,000,000 6 PM Satellite High Rollers to Day 1A - 7,000,000 + 700,000 9 PM High Rollers Six Max Hyper - 40,000,000 + 3,000,000

First NameLast NameCountryChipsTableSeat
Manh HungDinhVietnam257,400121
Le QuocSonVietnam240,500194
KeitaMinamiJapan235,00078
Duc TrungVuVietnam164,70038
FarhadAghayevAzerbaigian145,400235
KiwanontSukhumThailand138,400165
Dinh VanTienVietnam138,000186
AntonEfimovRussia132,80031
Phuong NgocNguyenVietnam113,700123
Nguyen DucHoaVietnam112,600216
Trinh Dinh BienCuongVietnam111,100106
Lukasz JaroslawJankowskiPoland110,80044
Chu KhengOngMalaysia110,100154
Ha ManhTuongVietnam104,600238
Tran HuyHoangVietnam104,000101
Le HuyThanhVietnam103,60072
Bao HuyThai Vietnam103,300172
Tran VanTaiVietnam102,80011
Zou ZhiGuangChina102,50024
Nicholas GregoryBondUnited States98,40048
Linda Minh PhuongNguyenVietnam98,30017
Oliver JaimeBilesUnited Kingdom95,500102
Phan DinhNamVietnam93,500188
TerryNguyenVietnam92,20066
Truong ToanChanVietnam90,100197
Dale AndrewTownsendAustralia89,900108
Shung ErSuaMalaysia87,400138
Nguyen Doan TrungHieuVietnam87,200147
MashevskyiTarasUkraine86,80081
Phan MinhDucVietnam86,700116
NhatNguyenVietnam86,700145
Ngo VanDatVietnam83,90028
Sang BumKimKorea, South81,60068
DoosikNamKorea, South81,00014
Tran NamTrungVietnam79,900207
Bui TuanHoangVietnam79,300182
YashiroNaokiJapan78,000151
MaksimSkripkinRussia76,900191
ErdenebulagGanboldMongolia76,300126
Ang MeiSanSingapore76,00084
BuyanjargalBoldMongolia74,100146
TuanNguyenVietnam72,40063
Nguyen ThanhSonVietnam70,40076
Mr. PeerapongJitwiwatThailand69,900104
Ngoc AhnCao69,600198
Nguyen TrungPhongVietnam69,20082
WilliamKangUnited Kingdom68,600125
Le Ngoc KhanhVietnam67,30067
ChisungKongKorea, South65,60061
DohyeopKimKorea, South65,40085
PaawanBansalIndia65,000241
Tak ChungYanChina64,300175
FredericBollietFrance62,700215
Nguyen NhatKhanhVietnam62,500156
AnhNguyenVietnam60,100217
TaehoLeeKorea, South59,30027
Pham Ngoc QuocBaoVietnam58,700218
MasafumiShimizuJapan58,600195
FengZhaoSingapore57,30098
Jonathan WayneSanbornCanada57,100201
Pham HungCu OngVietnam56,30056
Huynh NgocCuongVietnam56,10065
Le HoaiNamVietnam52,500142
JasonLauMalaysia52,000131
Ta KhanhLinhVietnam52,000202
PaulKiemUnited States51,80096
DzmitryBudaiBelarus51,200157
KristofSegersBelgium50,40055
Sung KeungPangChina50,00025
NguyenPhong ThanUnited States50,00023
Nguyen ManhHaoVietnam49,300128
Pham DuyTienVietnam48,700203
FranciscusTielensNetherlands47,70092
HyunOhKorea, South47,300178
Thanh LuongDangVietnam46,30013
PeterKiemUnited States46,20052
RyanTan Jia WeiSingapore46,200135
Nguyen NangQuangVietnam44,600214
Chu MyatThweVietnam44,60073
Huynh KhanhDuVietnam44,300162
JorisMichlNetherlands43,50018
Do QuangThangVietnam41,60094
RemiFlorentMalta41,500221
NakagawaYasutoshiJapan41,400242
NguyenVan TrungVietnam40,400185
PoboonsakKittitornkunThailand40,100187
Ha VanThienVietnam40,00058
LiangShengweiSingapore39,90051
AkshayKapoorIndia39,30012
SinwooKimKorea, South38,900118
PaulAbhishekIndia38,70054
JieunUmKorea, South38,30087
Nguyen VanBaoVietnam38,000226
Nicholas TompkinsMacnaughtonUnited Kingdom37,900212
Chan YuHoiChina37,700107
Dinh TienThanhVietnam37,700117
Jae WookShinKorea, South37,40047
SamuelTebegeGermany37,000244
Sanroma IglesiasPauSpain36,40015
JeremyTouboulicFrance36,100155
Ngo VanViAustralia36,100245
YoungsooYangKorea, South35,50036
Tran TuanAnhVietnam34,80095
Thanh DuyPhamVietnam33,30041
Nguyen HuuDungVietnam32,700223
Yun-HanChenTaiwan32,20022
Ngoc Hai DuyNguyenVietnam31,80057
Maarten Thomas WilhelmusJoostenNetherlands31,500166
Nguyen Kim TruongSonVietnam31,10083
Phua SiYangSingapore30,00091
BiniYooKorea, South29,300237
MikiyaKudoJapan28,90032
AndreiKotelnikovRussia28,200246
AdityaAgarwalIndia28,100204
Huynh VanHungVietnam27,90033
Thanh PhatNguyenAustralia27,40064
BenjaminSaiSingapore27,30097
Nguyen DuyTungVietnam27,200233
MasayaNakagawaJapan26,400171
MaiNguyenAustralia25,90077
Yang YangTanMalaysia25,800234
OriKossonogiIsrael25,300168
GrantGardnerEngland24,70035
TeddyPhamVietnam23,500132
Thai BaoVuVietnam23,100227
AndreiGlushkovRussia23,00071
Dang QuyenAnhVietnam22,300208
Nguyen ThiDuyenVietnam22,000163
AnhNguyenVietnam21,600114
Yong KweeChuaSingapore21,400224
Guan HengOngSingapore20,800122
Tran DuyBinhVietnam20,200133
Nguyen Thi BaoAnVietnam20,000144
TommyNguyenNorway20,00074
Phua TzaiWeiSingapore20,000137
AnthonyAbramAustralia19,700173
Shi HuiqiCorineSingapore19,300232
Phan TrongLinhVietnam19,300228
Yu-YuanChiuTaiwan19,10088
YoungkwonLimKorea, South19,000176
Aditya SubramanianShushantIndia18,700141
AshishMunotIndia17,70037
Jason TylerKapoorUnited States17,50045
Tran HuyPhongVietnam16,900161
Xuan CanhDangVietnam16,30046
RobertNemeskeri-KissUnited States16,300103
Anh TuanNguyenVietnam16,300152
Alec JeffreyLenanderUnited States14,500111
Vu MinhHaiVietnam14,100248
HyungjinKimKorea, South13,900193
Alan HonyinTsangUnited States13,90021
Chun KongKwokHong Kong13,000115
SriharshaDoddapaneniIndia12,900184
AlexanderPuchalskiCanada10,70043

The final flight, Day 1C, closes with the last batch of 89 survivors from 182 entries for Day 2

Day 1C ends with 89 players from 182 entries (126 unique). The 89 survivors will join Day 1A’s 34 and Day 1B’s 33 players for Day 2 action. 2 of the previous survivors made it to Day 1C, so Remi Florent (Malta) and Nguyen Trung Phong (Vietnam) will have their lesser stacks replaced by the higher stacks for a total of 20.6k chips.

Registrations and re-entries will still be open on Day 2 until the end of Level 10.

Let’s meet the final flight’s chip leaders:

Hung Manh Dinh (Vietnam) with 257.4k Chipleader Hung Manh Dinh.jpg Hung Manh Dinh won the Pot-limit Omaha (Event#4) during the APT Vietnam Hanoi Loyal in June 2022. This Vietnamese professional plays PLO and NLH competitively, having multiple in-the-money finishes in various tours and leagues. He starts Day 2 with a whooping 257.4k, the highest chip stack from all the three Day 1 flights combined.

Le Quoc Son (Vietnam) with 240.5k NZO08522 (1).jpg Le Quoc Son is a final table finisher for two NLH Deep Stack Hyper Turbo events (Event #6 and #13) during APT Da Nang Vietnam VSOP 2022. He got an early chip stack lead in Level 6 and maintained it throughout the remaining levels, going into Day 2 with the 2nd highest stack from Day 1C and all three flights.

Vu Duc Trung (Vietnam) with 164.7k Event # 10 Deepstack Hyper Turbo - Trung Vu Duc.jpg Vu Duc Trung from Vietnam won this tour's NLH Deep Stack Hyper Turbo (Event #10) and placed third at the NLH Deep Stack Turbo (Event #16) APT Vietnam Ho Chi Minh in August 2022. He had one of the highest stacks during the Level 6 break doubled it before the end of Level 8.

Cuong Trinh Dinh Bien (Vietnam) 111.1k and Tuong Ha Manh (Vietnam) 104.6k

Other players going into Day 2:

  • Huang Tran Huy (Vietnam) 104k
  • Thai Sang Bao Huy (Vietnam) with 103.3k
  • Zou Zhi Guang (China) with 102.5k
  • Nicholas Gregory Bond (United States) with 98.4k NZO08615.jpg
  • Terry Nguyen (Vietnam) with 92.2k
  • Mashevskyi Taras (Ukraine) with 86.8k

Catch the action live here in the Risemount Resort or on our streams!

This is the list of Day 1C survivors:

PlayerCountryChips
Manh Hung DinhVietnam257,400
Le Quoc SonVietnam240,500
Duc Trung VuVietnam164,700
Trinh Dinh Bien CuongVietnam111,100
Ha Manh TuongVietnam104,600
Tran Huy HoangVietnam104,000
Bao Huy Thai Vietnam103,300
Zou Zhi GuangChina102,500
Nicholas Gregory BondUnited States98,400
Terry NguyenVietnam92,200
Truong Toan ChanVietnam90,100
Shung Er SuaMalaysia87,400
Mashevskyi TarasUkraine86,800
Phan Minh DucVietnam86,700
Nhat NguyenVietnam86,700
Doosik NamSouth Korea81,000
Ang Mei SanSingapore76,000
Buyanjargal BoldMongolia74,100
Tuan NguyenVietnam72,400
Mr. Peerapong JitwiwatThailand69,900
Ngoc Ahn CaoVietnam69,600
Nguyen Trung PhongVietnam69,200
Le Ngoc KhanhVietnam67,300
Chisung KongSouth Korea65,600
Tak Chung YanChina64,300
Frederic BollietFrance62,700
Anh NguyenVietnam60,100
Taeho LeeSouth Korea59,300
Masafumi ShimizuJapan58,600
Huynh Ngoc CuongVietnam56,100
Jason LauMalaysia52,000
Ta Khanh LinhVietnam52,000
Dzmitry BudaiBelarus51,200
Kristof SegersBelgium50,400
Sung Keung PangChina50,000
Nguyen Phong ThanUnited States50,000
Nguyen Manh HaoVietnam49,300
Pham Duy TienVietnam48,700
Franciscus TielensNetherlands47,700
Hyun OhSouth Korea47,300
Ryan Tan Jia WeiSingapore46,200
Nguyen Nang QuangVietnam44,600
Do Quang ThangVietnam41,600
Remi FlorentMalta41,500
Nakagawa YasutoshiJapan41,400
Nguyen Van TrungVietnam40,400
Poboonsak KittitornkunThailand40,100
Liang ShengweiSingapore39,900
Sinwoo KimSouth Korea38,900
Chan Yu HoiChina37,700
Jeremy TouboulicFrance36,100
Ngo Van ViAustralia36,100
Youngsoo YangSouth Korea35,500
Tran Tuan AnhVietnam34,800
Thanh Duy PhamVietnam33,300
Yun-Han ChenTaiwan32,200
Maarten Thomas Wilhelmus JoostenNetherlands31,500
Nguyen Kim Truong SonVietnam31,100
Phua Si YangSingapore30,000
Bini YooSouth Korea29,300
Huynh Van HungVietnam27,900
Thanh Phat NguyenAustralia27,400
Benjamin SaiSingapore27,300
Nguyen Duy TungVietnam27,200
Mai NguyenAustralia25,900
Yang Yang TanMalaysia25,800
Teddy PhamVietnam23,500
Thai Bao VuVietnam23,100
Nguyen ThiDuyenVietnam22,000
Anh NguyenVietnam21,600
Yong Kwee ChuaSingapore21,400
Guan Heng OngSingapore20,800
Tran Duy BinhVietnam20,200
Nguyen Thi Bao AnVietnam20,000
Tommy NguyenNorway20,000
Anthony AbramAustralia19,700
Shi Huiqi CorineSingapore19,300
Phan Trong LinhVietnam19,300
Yu-Yuan ChiuTaiwan19,100
Youngkwon LimSouth Korea19,000
Ashish MunotIndia17,700
Tran Huy PhongVietnam16,900
Xuan Canh DangVietnam16,300
Robert Nemeskeri-KissUnited States16,300
Anh Tuan NguyenVietnam16,300
Alec Jeffrey LenanderUnited States14,500
Hyungjin KimSouth Korea13,900
Alan Honyin TsangUnited States13,900
Chun Kong KwokHong Kong13,000

Thi Duyen Nguyen avoids elimination before the bagging

We arrived at a flop action between Thi Duyen Nguyen on the small blind and Quang Thang Do on the cut-off with the flop showing T♣ 9♦ 3♦.

Nguyen bet 4.5k, and Do raised to 16k. Nguyen commented that it was a big chunk of her stack before calling.

Turn was 2♥ a brick, to which Nguyen shoved all-in. Do snap-called. Nguyen showed Q♣ T♦ hitting a pair of tens on the flop. Do had A♦ 7♦ nut flush draw. Nguyen was ahead, and Do needed an ace or any diamond to win.

River: 3♣ the duplicate 3 did nothing for Do, as Nguyen happily takes her doubled-up stack.

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Last 5 hands of Day 1C

The clock is paused on the last 15 minutes of the level. Dealers will hand out the last 5 hands before the flight closes for Day 2.

Zou Zhi Guang eliminates Nang Quang Nguyen

Pre-flop Zou Zhi Guang on the lojack raised to 1.4k, Teddy Pham on the hijack re-raised to 3.5k and Nang Quang Nguyen shoved all-in. Everyone folded to the original raiser, who flat called. Pham was covered by both Nguyen and Guang, so he gave way to their heads up. He showed his J♠ J♣ to indicate a fold, but he explained that if Guang didn’t call, he would have called.

Showdown between Guang’s Q♣ Q♥ and Nguyen’s 9♦ 9♣

The board showed: 7♥ 2♦ T♠ 6♥ K♠

Guang’s queens won against the nines, and Pham would have lost if he had called his jacks. Nguyen is eliminated.

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1C: Blinds at Level 8

Blinds: 300/600 BBA Players in: 102 from 180 entries

Bagging at the end of this level.

Players can still register here at the Risemount Resort, Da Nang.

Tuong Manh Ha's kings award him a good pot

We arrived at a heads-up flop action with a pre-flop pot size of around 10k between Nguyen Van Trung and Tuong Manh Ha.

The flop showed 7♦ 9♣ 7♥ Trung checked, and Ha bet 2.5k. Trung called.

Turn: T♠ checks from both players

River: Q♠ Trung checked, and Ha bet 8.9k. Trung called, and Ha declared his K♦ K♠. Trung mucked his hand after showing a Q♦ and Ha won the pot.

Chip updates during the break

We counted the stacks with over 3x the entry stack size. Le Quoc Son has the highest so far with almost 330 big blinds.

PLAYERSCHIPS
Le Quoc Son164,700
Jason Lau121,000
Tran Huy Hoang93,300
Trinh Dinh Bien Cuong90,800
Nguyen Trung Phong89,000
Duc Trung Vu85,800
Doosik Nam83,000
Mashevskyi Taras79,600

Le Quoc Son leading in chip counts so far

We checked for the highest stacks on the field and the one played by Le Quoc Son stood out so far.

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Son recently made it to the Deep Stack Hyper Turbo (Event #6) final table in this event a few days ago. He also cashed in during the APT Warm Up Series Main Event in Hanoi back in May.

Will he make it to this Main Event's final table?

1C: Blinds at Level 7

Blinds: 300/500 BBA Players in: 104 from 173 entries

Chip bagging at the end of Level 8.

Players can still register here at the Risemount Resort, Da Nang.

1C: Last Break of Day 1C

Players are on a 15-minute break. We are currently looking at the possible chip leader of the day.

Jia Wei Ryan Tan eliminates Hwamin Lee with the nuts

We arrived at a river action with the board between Hwamin Lee and Jia Wei Ryan Tan with the board showing: 2♠ 5♠ Q♠ 8♣ J♥

First to act, Lee bet 9k with around 12 behind, covered by Tan’s stack. Tan raised to 25k, and Lee snap called.

First to show, Tan opened his A♠ T♠ forming an ace-high spade flush and the nuts of the board. Lee slammed his mucked cards into the center before standing up.

Ngoc Anh Cao vying for Main Event title

He has several money finishes in various APT Vietnam Main and side events this year. His most recent Main Event highlight was placing 3rd in the APT Main Event during the APT Phu Quoc back in April 2022.

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Other past achievements include: title holder of the NLH Championships Event in July 2018, NLH Monster Stack (Event #18) in January 2019, and NLH (Event #13) in July 2019 during different APT Ho Chi Minh events.

1C: Blinds at Level 6

Blinds: 200/400 BBA Players in: 106 from 155 entries

Action is closing at the end of Level 8.

Players can still register here at the Risemount Resort, Da Nang.

Masafumi Shimizu joins the APT Da Nang Main Event

Masafumi Shimizu from Japan takes a shot at the Main Event in Day 1C.

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He is the 7th place finisher of the NLH Single Day High Rollers (Event #20) at the APT Vietnam Ho Chi Minh in August 2022. Will he land another APT Vietnam final table?

Benjamin Sai joins Day 1C

After several final table finishes in APT Da Nang, including the Mystery Bounty title, Benjamin Sai is ready to challenge the Main Event stage.

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The Singaporean poker professional is currently poised as a Player of the Series candidate.

Break time chip updates

We snuck a peek at the high stacks on the field during the break.

PLAYERSCHIPS
Jason Lau78,400
Chi Hei Sung78,000
Tuan Nguyen76,200
Sung Keung Pang72,400
Tommy Nguyen70,400

1C: Blinds at Level 5

Blinds: 200/300 BBA Players in: 104 from 135 entries

We're halfway through with Day 1C action closing at the end of Level 8.

Players can still register here at the Risemount Resort, Da Nang.

1C: Break time

Players are on a 15-minute break and chip race removing 25 chips from play.

Taeho Lee's rockets land him a profit

Pre-flop, Taeho Lee, on the cut-off, raised and Bold Buyanjargal, on the big blind, shoved all-in. Snap call from Lee. Buyanjargal's stack size of 17k is covered by Lee's.

Heads-up showdown with Lee's A♠ A♦ and Buyanjargal's A♣ 8♠.

The board opened Q♦ Q♠ K♣ 4♦ 3♦

Buyanjargal's dead man's hand drew dead on the brick turn. Lee won with two pairs of aces and queens, getting all of the former's stack.

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Corine Shi is joining the other women pros on the field

Singaporean Corine Shi is taking a seat at the Main Event Day 1C.

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She frequents ladies events all over Asia, and has been joining various APT events since 2015. Her most recent achievement was the NLH High Roller (Event#9) 2nd place finish at the APT Philippines in September 2022. Will she get a final table finish at the APT?

PLO pro Anthony Ozy Abram joins the Main Event

Pot-limit Omaha veteran Anthony Ozy Abram from Australia is seated in the Day 1C.

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He made it to the final tables of several PLO events in APT Da Nang (Event#7) in 8th place and APT Manila PLO (Event#7) in 2nd place last November and PLO (Event#18) in 4th place last September.

Will this PLO professional grab a piece of the Main Event 10 billion guaranteed prize pool?

1C: Blinds at Level 4

Blinds: 125/250 BBA Players in: 97 from 116 entries

We're still at Level 4 and the entries keep coming! There will be a 15-minute break after this level.

Players can still register here at the Risemount Resort, Da Nang.

Break time chip stack updates

These are some of the players that have doubled their starting stack before Level 2 ended.

PLAYERSCHIPS
Gary Hyemyong Moon60,000
Anh Tuan Nguyen58,500
Ryan Tan Jia Wei56,800
Manh Hung Dinh52,200
Nguyen Nang Quang50,500

Tran Huy Hoang almost triple the initial stack size

Pre-flop, Tran Huy Hoang, in the middle position, raised 7k, and Van Quan Nguyen shoved all-in on the button with 25.9k, covered by Hoang’s stack. Hoang tanked his action for a moment and eventually called for a heads-up.

Nguyen started laughing when he showed 4♥ 3♥ and Hoang showed K♠ 7♠ suited over cards.

The board opened: 2♠ K♦ 3♦ A♣ 2♣

Hoang won with two pairs of kings and deuces, busting out Nguyen, who had two pairs of threes and deuces.

Hoang, who won a massive pot in Level 1, is now sitting at 68.5k, a few thousand chips away from tripling the entry stack.

Kyoungmi Kim on the hunt for another trophy

The champion for the Women's Event (Event#8), Kyoungmi Kim, is seated on the same Table as Sergey Indenok.

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She joins the powerhouse lineup in Day 1C looking to take Main Event prizes.

Is Sergey Indenok on another trophy quest?

During the break, we awarded Sergey Indenok his Deep Stack Turbo trophy to add to his other titles, like the most recent Pot Limit Omaha championship.

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He is currently playing in the Day 1C, looking to snag a Main Event trophy.

1C: Blinds at Level 3

Blinds: 100/200 BBA Players in: 80 from 89 entries

We're still at Level 3 and the entries keep coming!

Players can still register here at the Risemount Resort, Da Nang.

1C: Break time

Players are on a 15-minute break

Tran Huy Hoang calls a bluff and takes a big pot

We arrived at the river action with a big pot and a massive 11.9k first-to-act bet.

The board showed 7♠ T♠ 4♣ T♦ 8♥

Tran Huy Hoang on the button called. The opponent was first to show his Q♦ J♠ busted straight gutter draw, making a pair of tens with queen high kicker.

Hoang slammed down his 9♥ 7♣ making two pairs tens and sevens.

Hoang won the pot and ended up with 52k chips.

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Mei San Ang is looking for her next Main Event seat

She made it to the final table (5th place finish) of October 2018's NLH Main Event at the APT Ho Chi Minh.

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She has been actively joining Asian-based tours the past months. Will she make it to the APT Da Nang's final table?

Jason Lau joins the felt

Malaysian Jason Lau takes a seat in the Main Event Day 1C.

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He recently made 3rd place at the NLH High Rollers (Event #17) during the APT Vietnam Ho Chi Minh back in August 2022. He recently won a title from another tour in October, will he win an APT Da Nang title?

Level 1 action between lowest pair and set

This happened before the end of Level 1 with blinds 50/100

Pre-flop, Tran Duy Binh on the hijack raised to 300. Trinh Dinh Bien Cuong on the cut-off re-raised to 750. Everyone folded, and action is back on Binh, who called.

Flop opened J♠ 8♦ 7♦

Binh checked, and Cuong bet 1k.

Turn: 5♥

Binh checked, and Cuong bet 2k.

River: Q♦

Binh bet 5k, and Cuong tanked before calling while sighing audibly.

River aggressor, Binh, was first to show his 5♦ 6♠ making a pair of fives, and Cuong showed his Q♥ Q♠ creating a set of queens.

Cuong profited 12,150 on that hand.

1C: Blinds at Level 2

Blinds: 75/150 BBA Players in: 45 from 47 entries

This is looking to become the Main Event flight with most entries! Players can still register here at the Risemount Resort, Da Nang.

Frederic Bollier joins the APT Da Nang Main Event Day 1C

Frederic Bollier is a French professional poker player cashed in 15th at the APT Ho Chi Minh Main Event in 2018.

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He also had several finishes in other Vietnam-based tournaments this year like the APT Phu Quoc where he made final table for the NLH Deep Stack Turbo (Event#15). Will he close the year strong with a Da Nang Main Event finish?

Battulga Janag fires another bullet

Battulga Janag from Mongolia won the High Roller Hyper tournament. The Mystery Bounty final table finisher is looking for another final table to fill. Will it be this Main Event?

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1C: Blinds at Level 1

Bubble protection is now closed.

Blinds: 50/100 BBA Players in: 19

Players can still register here at Risemount Resort, Da Nang.

Day 1C of the APT Da Nang Main Event kicks off in 10 minutes

On day 5 of the APT Da Nang the Main Event is down to its final Day 1 flight. So far 185 entries have been made on Day 1A and Day 1B and we expect on Day 1C the total number will reach around 300 entries. Players also have the possibility to re-enter the first two hours of play on Day 2. The guaranteed prize pool of this Main Event is set at 10 Billion Vietnamese Dong ($429,000).

The starting stack of the players is 25,000 and the first blind level is 50/100 and an ante of 100. Players will be deep stacked all day as the last level of the day is 300/600/600 (BBA). The 60 minutes levels assure some awesome poker action.

Last night we bumped into Benjamin Sai, the winner of the Mystery Bounty, he told us he will be playing Day 1C. Sai finished 4th in yesterday’s High Roller event, and therefore is in the lead for the Player of the Series. Further we also expect Indian poker pro Ashish Munot to jump into the Day 1C action.

The Schedule for day 5:

Poker on Demand 1: High Rollers Single Day - ₫50,000,000 + 4,000,000

12 PM - APT Da Nang Main Event - ₫33,000,000

2 PM - APT Da Nang No Limit Hold’Em Single Day - ₫7,700,000

6 PM - APT Da Nang Deep Stack Turbo - ₫5,500,000

9 PM - APT Da Nang Deep Stack Hyper Turbo - ₫4,400,000

Follow all the action of Day 1C of the APT Da Nang Main Event in our live blog.

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Watch more exciting poker action!

The Single Day High Roller Final Table is streamed on the Asian Poker Tour Youtube.

Day 1B closes with a batch of 33 survivors for Day 2

Day 1B ends with 33 players left from 79 entries (66 unique). The 33 survivors will join Day 1A’s 34 players for Day 2 action.

Get to know the chip leaders:

Farhad Aghayev (Azerbaijan) with 145.4k NZO08242.jpg Farhad Aghayev is one of the early registrants, playing immediately from Level 1. The Tokyo, Japan resident was the NLH Main Event champion and 2nd place finisher in the NLH Single Day (Event#8) during the APT Korea Incheon in October 2022. As an APT Main Event champion, he is definitely one of the players to beat among the ones going into Day 2.

Kiwanont Sukhum (Thailand) with 138.4k

Kiwanont Sukhum entered level 7 with one of the highest stacks on the field, and finished strong with the second highest stack of the entire Day 1B surivor list. The Thai native is looking for his first ever APT cash, will he find it at the APT Da Nang Main Event?

Anton Efimov (Russia) with 132.8k

Like Kiwanont Sukhum, Anton Efimov is in his APT debut with the third highest chip stacks for Day 1B. Will he take his first-ever APT title in the Main Event?

Jankowski Lukasz Jaroslaw (Poland) with 110.8k

Lukasz Jaroslaw has several cash finishes during this event, placing 17th place in the NLH High Roller (Event #9) and 22nd in the NLH Head Hunter (Event #4). He’s poised for his next cash grab in the Main Event with the 4th highest stack among the Day 1B survivors.

Chu Kheng Ong (Malaysia) with 110.1k NZO08262.jpg Chu Kheng Ong is no stranger to the APT, having placed 2nd in the NLH (Event #21) and 19th in the NLH (Event #13) during the APT Philippines 2022 held in Manila last November. We saw him win with a runner boat five hands before his chips were bagged.

Other players from 6th to 10th place include Tran Van Tai (Vietnam) with 102.8k, Linda Nguyen with 98.3k, Oliver Jaime Biles with 95.5k, Dale Andrew Townsend with 89.9k and Maksim Skripkin with 76.9k.

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Linda "GodSpeed Poker" Nguyen is a well-travelled poker veteran, attending various European tours including Malta, Prague, Germany and Norway with over $30,500 in live winnings. Will the Da Nang Main Event be her first stop in her Asian poker tour (pun intented)?

Get ready for Day 1C, the remaining flight is happening tomorrow (December 12) at 12 pm.

First NameLast NameCountryChips
FarhadAghayevAzerbaigian145,400
KiwanontSukhumThailand138,400
AntonEfimovRussia132,800
Lukasz JaroslawJankowskiPoland110,800
Chu KhengOngMalaysia110,100
Tran VanTaiVietnam102,800
Linda Minh PhuongNguyenVietnam98,300
Oliver JaimeBilesUnited Kingdom95,500
Dale AndrewTownsendAustralia89,900
MaksimSkripkinRussia76,900
ErdenebulagGanboldMongolia76,300
Nguyen NhatKhanhVietnam62,500
Pham Ngoc QuocBaoVietnam58,700
Jonathan WayneSanbornCanada57,100
Pham HungCu OngVietnam56,300
Le HoaiNamVietnam52,500
Thanh LuongDangVietnam46,300
Chu MyatThweVietnam44,600
JorisMichlNetherlands43,500
Ha VanThienVietnam40,000
AkshayKapoorIndia39,300
PaulAbhishekIndia38,700
JieunUmSouth Korea38,300
Jae WookShinSouth Korea37,400
Sanroma IglesiasPauSpain36,400
MasayaNakagawaJapan26,400
OriKossonogiIsrael25,300
Dang QuyenAnhVietnam22,300
Phua TzaiWeiSingapore20,000
Jason TylerKapoorUnited States17,500
Nguyen TrungPhongVietnam14,400
Vu MinhHaiVietnam14,100
RemiFlorentMalta6,200

Chu Kheng Ong hits a boat against Jason Tyler Kapoor

Pre-flop, Chu Kheng Ong, UTG, raised double the big blind. Jason Tyler Kapoor, cut-off, called and said “careful. I’m out for revenge.” NZO08249.jpg

Other players fold and it’s a heads up to the flop.

The flop opened as A♠ 8♠ 10♣

Ong checked. Kapoor bet 1.5k and Ong called.

Turn: 9♠

Ong checked. Kapoor bet 3k and Ong called.

River: 10♥

Ong checked and Kapoor bet 12.6k. Ong raised to 25k and Kapoor called. Ong opened 9♣ 9♥ and Kapoor motioned to tear his Q♠ J♥ cards that hit a straight on the turn.

The revenge might have to wait as Ong’s boat brings the pot in.

Florent Remi takes a seat at the Main Event on Day 1B

Following the long list of pros joining us on Day 1B is Malta native, Florent Remi.

His most significant recent achievements include 2nd place finishes on the NLH Super High Rollers (Event#2) and NLH High Rollers (Event#14) during the APT Vietnam Hanoi Loyal 2022 in June. He also placed 2nd during the NLH Single Day High Rollers (Event#27) and bagged money from the Main Event of the APT Summer Festival Hanoi VSOP 2022 in July.

1B: Blinds up Level 8

Level 8

Blinds: 300/600 BBA

Players in: 40 from 79 entries

This is the last Main Event Day 1B level. Registration is still available here in the Risemount Resort, Da Nang.

Did Pham Hung Cuong guess his opponent's hand?

We caught the action on the turn with the board showing 7♠ 9♠ 9♣ 3♦

Liang Shengwei on the lojack bet 2.5k and Pham Hung Cuong on the button called.

River: 5♦

Both players checked.

Cuong said "king high."

First to show, Shengwei opened K♦ 8♣ and Cu Ong opened his 6♣ 5♣. Cuong won with a pair of fives.

Notable stacks during the break

We checked the tables for high stacks during the break and Aghayev's stack is leading so far.

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PLAYERSCHIPS
Farhad Aghayev111,500
Jason Tyler Kapoor96,000
Kiwanont Sukhum90,100
Erdenebulag Ganbold81,000
Dale Andrew Townsend79,200
Vu Minh Hai79,000
Oliver Jaime Biles68,200
Van Tai Tran67,400
Jonathan Wayne Sanborn67,300
Huynh Ngoc Thai63,600

1B: Blinds up Level 7

Level 7

Blinds: 300/500 BBA

Players in: 43 from 76 entries

Registration is still available here in the Risemount Resort, Da Nang.

Break time

Main Event Day 1B players are on a 15-minute break. It's the last break before the end of Day 1B.

South Korea's Jae Wook "Justin" Shin takes a shot at the Main Event

Jae Wook Shin from South Korea is in the Main Event Day 1B. He was the champion for NLH Welcome Event (Event #1) APT Manila in May 2016 and NLH High Rollers Single Day (Event #16) APT Manila Finale in December 2018. His most recent APT money finish was in 15th place for the NLH Monster Stack (Event#37) during the APT Philippines 2022 held last November.

Will he add the APT Da Nang Main Event on his long list of poker achievements?

Farhad Aghayev tripled his stack

Seven players limped into the flop.

The flop came 5♥ 7♠ 6♠. Everyone checked to Farhad Aghayev on the button, who bet 2k. Only small blind and big blind called the bet.

Turn was 2♣. Small and big blinds checked. Aghayev bet, small blind went all-in, big blind shoved all-in and Aghayev called.

Showdown between Aghayev's 7♦ 7♥, small blind's 7♣ 9♦ and big blind's 8♦ 4♣.

River came 6♣. Aghayev won with a full house and built his stack to around 100k.

1B: Blinds up Level 6

Level 6

Blinds: 200/400 BBA

Players in: 48 from 69 entries

There will be a 15-minute break after this level.

Registration is still available here in the Risemount Resort, Da Nang.

Sukhum Kiwanont took a big pot

Kiwanont Sukhum, UTG, raised 800. Ha Van Thien on the cut-off re-raised to 2.5k and Sukhum called.

Heads up on the flop of 2♥ 7♥ J♣. Sukhum checked and Thien bet 2k.

Turn card was a 10♥. Sukhum checked again. Thien bet 6.5k and Sukhum shoved all-in. Thien folded and Sukhum won the pot.

Ngoc Quoc Bao Pham enters the ring

Ngoc Quoc Bao Pham, the Vietnamese NLH Deep Stack Turbo (Event 4) champion for the Asian Poker Tour Phu Quoc in April 2022, is currently looking for his first APT Main Event title.

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Will he get a trophy in Da Nang?

PLO champion Sergey Indenok takes a seat in Day 1B

Sergey Indenok, the Ukranian champion of the pot-limit Omaha event is vying for a Main Event prize.

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1B: Blinds up Level 5

Level 5

Blinds: 200/300 BBA

Players in: 49 from 63 entries

Registration is still available here in the Risemount Resort, Da Nang.

Break time

Players are on a 15-minute break with chip race removing 25 chips from play.

Van Tai Tran joins the felt

Tran is a Vietnamese pro with cash-ins among several APT events across Vietnam this year from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh.

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Will he win prizes in the APT Da Nang?

Maksim Skripkin enters Day 1B

The Russian poker pro Skripkin had an excellent Mystery Bounty run with a total of 158,280,000 VND in prizes.

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He drew the highest bounty of 129,700,000 VND and another for 8,400,000 VND. He also cashed in 13th place with 20,180,000 VND.

1B: Blinds up Level 4

Level 4

Blinds: 125/250 BBA

Players in: 43 from 53 entries

Registration is still available here in the Risemount Resort, Da Nang.

Three-way all-in action on Table 4

Khanh Nguyen Nhat on the UTG+1 intended to raise but he put in the wrong chips so it was considered a call. Chan Alecz Xianhe on the button and Sung Chi Hei on the small blind called and Joris Michl on the big blind checked.

The flop came as 6♦ 9♣ 8♣

First three players checked and Chan bet 900. Sung and Michl called, and Khanh raises to 3.7k. Chan tanked his action before shoving all-in with 25k. Sung also jams 23k, and Khanh joins as the last caller, his stack covering both players.

Showdown between Khanh with 9♥ 9♦, Chan with J♣ 7♣ and Sung with A♣ 6♣.

Turn and river opened 3♦ and 2♣

Both Chan and Sung made their club flushes, but Chan's jack fell short against the ace. Chan won the sidepot against Khanh's set of nines.

Sung won the main pot and tripled up to 70k.

Thai Huynh Ngoc wins with a set

We arrived at a river action between Thai Huynh Ngoc and Joris Michl. The board showed 4♥ 5♥ 9♣ 2♣ Q♦. Thai bet 6.4k and Michl called. Thai showed Q♣ Q♥ with a queen set and Michl mucked his hand. He said he had two pairs.

Alecz Xianhe Chan joins the action

Singaporean poker professional player Alecz Xianhe Chan enters the Day 1B.

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He was the APT Championships Macau 1st place finisher in 2017. He recently made the final tables for several APT events in Vietnam and Philippines.

Will he make it to the Da Nang Main Event final table?

1B: Blinds up Level 3

Level 3

Blinds: 100/200 BBA

Players in: 35 from 35 entries

No one has busted out yet. Registration is still available here in the Risemount Resort, Da Nang.

Break time

Players are on a 15-minute break

Nam Nguyen Phuong caught the bluff

We stumbled upon a three-way Table 3 action with a double possible flush draw board of 2♣ 9♠ 3♣ Q♠. Thai Huynh Ngoc on the hijack bet 1.9k into the pot. Duc Phan Minh on the small blind and Nam Nguyen Phuong on the lojack called.

The river card was a 10♣.

Duc checked and Nam bet 3k. Thai folded and Duc raised to 16k. After tanking his action, Nam decided to call.

Duc, first to show, opened his 4♠ 4♣ and Nam declared his J♣ 6♣.

Duc has a pair of fours and Nam had a jack-high club flush, taking the pot.

PLAYERSCHIPS
Nam Nguyen Phuong53,500
Duc Phan Minh12,400

Thien Ha Van enters the field

The Vietnamese NLH Main Event runner-up of the Asian Poker Festival APT Vietnam Ho Chi Minh back in August 2022 is in the field looking to improve his previous finish. Thien Ha Van had several final table finishes during the same festival.

Will he make it to Da Nang's Main Event final table?

Khanh Truong Vu Tuan fires another bullet

The Mystery Bounty 3rd placer registers for Day 1B after busting out of Day 1A.

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The Vietnamese pro was the NLH Main Event runner-up during the Asian Poker Tour - APT Phu Quoc back in April 2022.

Will he make it to Day 2?

1B: Blinds up Level 2

Level 2

Blinds: 75/150 BBA

Players in: 23 from 23 entries

Registration is still available here in the Risemount Resort, Da Nang.

Hai Vu Minh's shocking fold

We arrived at a Table 2 river action between Tachibana Yoshikazu and Hai Vu Minh with the board showing 8♣ 3♣ 5♣ 2♣ 9♠.

Tachibana went all-in and Hai tanked his action. Players called for time, and he eventually folded.

As he did, he showed one of his cards, the K♣, which was third nuts to the board.

The only card combinations that would have beaten him were A♣ 4♣ or A♣+any.

Was it a good read?

Farhad Aghayev joins the felt

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NLH Main Event Asian Poker Tour - APT Korea's champion in October 2022, Farhad Aghayev joins the field of Main Event final table hopefuls.

Akshay Kapoor takes another shot at Day 2

One of the early registrants for the Day 1B was Akshay Kapoor, who played Day 1A but was eliminated before the final hands were dealt.

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He fires another bullet at the Main Event prize pool today.

1B: Blinds at Level 1

Button has been drawn on the first table.

Level 1

Blinds: 50/100 BBA

Players in: 14

Registration is still available here in the Risemount Resort, Da Nang.

Day 1B of APT Main Event is about to kick off

It's Sunday Funday! The fourth day at APT Da Nang is about to kick off with Day 1B of the APT Main Event. The Main Event offers the players a guaranteed prize pool of 10 billion Vietnamese Dong ($429,539.09). Yesterday, Day 1A of the Main Event saw a total of 86 entries. Out of these 86 entries, 34 were able to make it to Day 2. The Day 1A chip leader is Minami Keita from Japan. Keita, a game developer who lives in Vietnam, made Day 2 with 235,000. Dinh Van Tien from Vietnam is in second place with 138,000.

The players in the Main Event will play 8 levels of 1 hour today. The starting stack is 25,000 and the first blind level is 50/100. All players that survive the day will play Day 2 on Tuesday, December 3

Today’s full schedule:

12 PM (GMT+7) Day 1B APT Main Event ₫33,000,000.

1 PM (GMT+7) High Roller Single Day ₫54,000,000.

2 PM (GMT+7) Super Deep Stack Turbo ₫7,700,000.

6 PM (GMT+7) Deep Stack Turbo ₫5,500,000.

9 PM (GMT+7) High Rollers Six Max Hyper ₫43,000,000.

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Don’t want to miss out on the Main Event action? Follow our live reporting for the latest updates from the APT Da Nang Main Event.

Day 1A closes with 34 survivors for Day 2

The Main Event Day 1A started with professional poker players from different countries battling it out to survive for Day 2 and one step closer to a piece of the 2 billion guaranteed prize pool. 86 players registered for the tournament, but only 34 emerged victorious in snagging a qualifying seat.

Let’s get to know Day 1A top 5 highest stack holders:

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He won his three biggest career winnings in various Asian Poker Tour events in Vietnam. He was the NLH Monster Stack (Event 18) champion in the APT Phu Quoc back in April 2022. He finished 2nd in the NLH Single Day High Rollers (Event #20) and 7th in the NLH Single Day High Rollers (Event #10) for the Asian Poker Festival in the APT Vietnam Ho Chi Minh later in August.

Will he take the highest prize for the Main Event?

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After his successful Deep Stack Hyper Turbo championship and in-the-money finish for the Mystery Bounty, Tien is trying his luck and skills in the Main Event, where he qualified with the 2nd highest stack in Day 1A.

Will he also run deep in the Main Event?

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This professional Vietnamese poker player has several incredible titles under his belt. His most recent big ones are the first place for the NLH Kickoff in the World Poker Championship SEAPT Hanoi back in September and second place during the NLH - WPT Superstack Closer Turbo (Event 24) in the World Poker Tour (WPT) Prime Vietnam. He also made final table finishes to several APT events back in June and July.

Will he also make this Main Event's final table?

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In an interesting serendipity, both chip leader Minami Keita and 3rd chip leader Nguyen Phuong Ngoc have won Asian Poker Tour events back in April 2020.

Is this coincidence a prediction of the Main Event's results? They will have to contend against several talented and highly-skilled poker pros from all parts of the world across three flights. Day 1B is happening tomorrow at noon.

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These are the first players survived to Day 2 with their corresponding chip stacks:

First NameLast NameCountryChip Count
KeitaMinamiJapan235,000
Dinh Van TienVietnam138,000
Phuong NgocNguyenVietnam113,700
Hoa DucNguyenVietnam112,600
Le HuyThanhVietnam103,600
Nam Phan DinhVietnam93,500
Hieu Nguyen Doan TrungVietnam87,200
Ngo VanDatVietnam83,900
Sang BumKimSouth Korea81,600
Tran NamTrungVietnam79,900
Bui TuanHoangVietnam79,300
YashiroNaokiJapan78,000
Nguyen ThanhSonVietnam70,400
WilliamKangUnited Kingdom68,600
Dohyeop KimSouth Korea65,400
PaawanBansalIndia65,000
FengZhaoChina57,300
PaulKiemUnited States51,800
PeterKiemUnited States46,200
Du Huynh KhanhVietnam44,300
Nguyen VanBao Vietnam38,000
Macnaughton Nicholas TompkinsUnited Kingdom37,900
Dinh TienThanhVietnam37,700
Samuel Tebege Germany37,000
Nguyen HuuDungVietnam32,700
Ngoc Hai DuyNguyenVietnam31,800
MikiyaKudoJapan28,900
AndreiKotelnikovRussia28,200
AdityaAgarwal India28,100
Grant GardnerUnited Kingdom24,700
Glushkov AndreiRussia23,000
Aditya SubramanianShushantIndia18,700
SriharshaDoddapaneniIndia12,900
Alexander Puchalski Canada10,700

Day 1A qualified players are bagging soon

We're pausing the last 15 minutes with the final 4 hands. The remaining or qualified players will return on Day 2 after the end of Day 1B and 1C,

Main Event Super Satty Last Chance 1B

The Main Event satellite is currently on-going with 300/600 with 11 players in from 29 entries.

Naoki Yashiro doubles through Dung Nguyen Huu

From the hijack the action gets opened by Dung Nguyen Huu to 1.2k. Grant Gardner, who became 5th last night in the Mystery Bounty, raised the action to 3.2k. The small blind goes out of the way, but the big blind Naoki Yashiro tags along and calls the 3.2k. The action is now back on Dung who decides to pop the action to 8k. Gardner goes out of the way, but Yashiro is not impressed and calls the 4-bet.

The players see a flop of K♥ 6♥ T♠. Yashiro checks his option, but Dung comes out swinging with a bet of 7k. Yashiro, again not impressed, throws in the check-raise all-in for 22.5k. Dung makes the quick call.

Showdown:

Yashiro T♥ T♦ Dung A♠ K♣

Yashiro in the driving seat for a double up and the 8♦ snuffs out the last hope for Dung. The Q♠ river is of no importance. Yashiro finds his much needed double up to over 50 big blinds. Dung still has enough ammo to shoot his way up in the chip counts.

PLAYERSCHIPS
Naoki Yashiro48,000
Dung Nguyen Huu46,000

Level 8 blinds up

Blinds: 300/600 BBA

Players in: 44 from 85 entries

Day 1A concludes at the end of this level. Registrations are open until the end of Level 10

More level 7 chip updates

These are some chips on level 7:

PLAYERSCHIPS
Minami Keita127,000
Dinh van Tien114,000
Dat Ngo Van112,000
Hao Nguyen Duc107,000
Nicolas Tompkins79,500
Nguyen Phuong Ngoc78,000
Hoang Bui Tuan70,000
William Kang68,000
Feng Zhao54,000
Janag Battulga54,000
Naoki Yashiro48,000
Hao Nguyen Manh46,000
Dohyeop Kim46,000
Dung Nguyen Huu46,000
Akshay Kapoor45,000
Samuel Tebege32,000
Grant Gardner24,000
Alexander Puchalski23,000
Paul Kiem22,000

Battulga Janag got caught in a bluff

We caught the action on the turn, the board was at K♥ 3♥ 6♦ 5♠

First to act, Dat Ngo Van, bet 10.6k. Janag, lifted all his yellow chips and put them at the center of the table, so Van can only go all-in to call. After thinking for a while, Van called with Q♣ Q♠ and Janag showed J♦ 10♣

Janag was drawing dead on the showdown. The river 10♠ didn't help.

Battulga Janag got an early 6-digit stack at level, but put his chips in trouble with his bluff play.

PLAYERSCHIPS
Dat Ngo Van64,000
Battulga Janag60,000

Level 7 blinds up

Blinds: 300/500 BBA

Players in: 50 from 84 entries

Day 1A concludes at the end of Round 8 Registrations are open until the end of Round 10

Highest chip stacks during the break

We checked the players with the most chips at the end of level 6.

PLAYERSCHIPS
Keita Minami125,500
Battulga Janag95,000
Phan Dinh Nam87,100
Nguyen Huu Dung78,000

Break time

Players are on a final 15-minute break for Day 1A

Khanh Truong Vu Tuan over 80k chips

Khanh Truong Vu Tuan added another 23.5k to his stack after a clash with Andrei Kotelnikov.

The Vietnamese bet 6.5k into a 10.5k pot on a board of K♣ 8♠ 8♦ T♣ A♦. After thinking about it for 2 minutes Kotelnikov made the call. Khanh quickly shows his 7♥ 8♥ for a three of a kind. The Russian mucks his hand with his face in disgust.

Level 6 blinds up

Blinds: 200/400 BBA

Players in: 54 from 83 entries

Day 1A concludes at the end of Round 8 Registrations are open until the end of Round 10

Akshay Kapoor doubles up

We arrived on the flop action with the board showing 3♠ 10♠ J♦ . Akshay Kapoor immediately shoved all-in on his small blind action into a three-way pot. Next to act, the cut-off, folded and Hien Vu Ngoc, the button player, called.

Showdown between Kapoor's J♥ 10♥ and Ngoc's J♣ 9♣ ensued with Kapoor's stack covered by the latter. Card-wise though, Ngoc was behind and needed runner possibilities or developing his outs on the turn.

Turn and river revealed: A♥ 8♥

Kapoor won with two pairs aces and tens on the flop. Doubling up to 35k, while leaving Ngoc with 46k.

PLAYERSCHIPS
Akshay Kapoor35,000
Hien Vu Ngoc46,000

Highest chip counts on the field so far

Battulga Janag is the chip leader during the break.

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These players have the highest chip counts right now:

PLAYERSCHIPS
Battulga Janag108,500
Phan Dinh Nam67,400
Feng Zhao66,000
Nguyen Huu Dung65,600
Tran Tuan Anh63,300
Nguyen Phuong Ngoc53,000
Minami Keita52,000

Level 5 blinds up

Blinds: 200/300 BBA

Players in: 53 from 74 entries

Day 1A concludes at the end of Round 8 Registrations are open until the end of Round 10

Players on break

The players are on a 15-minute break.

Chip race removing 25 chips from play.

Khanh Truong Vu Tuan not having a good start

When we passed by table 6 Anh Tran Tuan from seat 1 check the action to Khanh Truong Vu Tuan in seat 3. The players we heads-up and the board was showing 2♥ 7♣ 9♦ A♣ 8♥. Anh checked the action towards Khanh who after tanking for 20 seconds decided to check back. The pot was around 5.5k. Anh was trapping with his A♠ K♠. Khanh mucked his cards with a smile. He nodded his head to us “Not good, no good start.”

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Khanh Truong Vu Tuan finished in third place in yesterday’s Mystery Bounty banking almost $7000.

PLAYERSCHIPS
Anh Tran Tuan49,000
Khanh Truong Vu Tuan11,000

Table 7 players

Table 7 is getting very interesting as Feng Zhao and Samuel Tebege were moved to table 7 on top of that Indian poker pro Ashish Munot has just joined the Main Event and was seated at this table as well.

PLAYERSCHIPS
Ashish Munot39,000
Feng Zhao25,000
Samuel Tebege12,000

Kang catches Glushkov bluffing

We just walked by table 3 where William Kang from the UK and Andrei Glushkov from Russia were in a hand. The board reads Q♣ J♦ 7♠ 8♣ 2♠ and Glushkov bets out 2,450 into a 4,250 pot and Kang snap calls on the river bet.

Glushkov mucks his hand but asks Kang to show his hand who reveals 8♥ 8♦ for a set.

PLAYERSCHIPS
William Kang44,000
Andrei Glushkov31,000

Tompkins catches a lucky river

We caught the hand mid-action on the turn between Hieu Nguyen Doan Trung in the middle position and Macnaughton Nicholas Tompkins on the button with a 5♥ A♣ 6♠ 2♣ board,

Tompkins bet 2.5k and Trung called. The river came, K♣. Trung checked and Tompkins bet 12k Trung called.

Tompkins showed his K♥ 6♥ two pairs of kings and sixes on the river. Trung’s A♠ 4♣ lost on the river.

Level 4 blinds

Blinds: 125/250 BBA

Players in: 59 from 63 entries

Day 1A concludes at the end of Round 8 Registrations are open until the end of Round 10

Is Dang Thanh Luong going to be the masked hero of Day 1A?

Luong is one remarkable characters in the field today because of his hoody blanket.

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The Vietnamese poker pro is having a good 2022 with 3 titles and over $50,000 in tournament winnings. Will the blanket help him accumulate a big stack today?

Nguyen Nang Quang rides along on Day 1A

Nguyen Nang Quang joins the long list of professional poker players joining the Main Event Day 1A.

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This Vietnamese powerhouse is a final-table regular with most recent finishes such as 2nd place in the NLH Single Day High Rollers (Event #6) and 3rd place in the NLH High Rollers (Event #13) during the Asian Poker Festival, APT Summer Festival Hanoi, VSOP 2022 back in July.

Thanh Le Huy wins the last pot before the break

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In the last hand before the break, we catch the action mid-hand on the turn. Quang Nguyen Nang from UTG checked the action to his countryman Thanh. He fired 1.2k into a pot of 3.5k.

The board reads at this point 7♣ 4♠ 8♥ T♦. Quang makes the call. The A♦ made Quang check one more time. Le Huy tanks for a bit before putting out a 3.6k bet. The other players at the table already stand up to go on break while Quang still thinking. In the end Quang makes the call by putting in a 5k chip.

Thanh showed J♣ 9♣ for the nuts!

PLAYERSCHIPS
Thanh Le Huy42,000
Quang Nguyen Nang18,000

Break time chip updates

These are some of the higher chip stacks on the field.

PLAYERSCHIPS
Sang Bum Kim59,000
Battulga Janag65,000
Dinh Van Tien40,000

Level 3 blinds

Blinds: 100/200 BBA

Players in: 47

Day 1A concludes at the end of Round 8 Registrations are open until the end of Round 10

Main Event break while Pot Limit Omaha (Event#7) starts

Main event players on a 15-minute break.

Registration still open until the end of Level 10.

Chip updates from notable players

These are some of the chip updates from some players in the field.

PLAYERSCHIPS
Aditya Sushant27,500
Dzmitry Budai18,000
Samuel Tebege36,500
Dinh Van Tien46,000
Alexander Puchalski22,000

Indian Poker professional Paawan Bansal looking for revenge

After a brutal bad beat at the final 10 players in the Mystery Bounty event, Paawan Bansal is looking for revenge today in the Main Event Day 1A.

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The Indian won almost $700,000 in live poker tournaments winning, and his last cash at an APT event came back in 2015.

APT Philippines Championships winner Paul Kiem joins Day 1A

Recent APT Philippines Championships winner Paul Kiem joins Day 1A.

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The American has joined this event together with his brother Peter Kiem. They are not at the same table together, but the Kiem brothers are looking for another APT crown.

Zhao Feng has entered from the beginning

Singaporean poker professional Zhao Feng jumped into the Main Event.

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Feng is having an incredible 2022 with two deep runs in Asian events. His life-changing score however came this year during the WSOP Main Event online. Feng scored a third place for $1,570,941.

Headhunter (Event#4) final table starting soon

Simultaneous to the Main Event Day 1A, the featured table is reserved for the Headhunter final table.

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PLAYERSSEATCHIPS
Bao Phan Ngoc Quoc6279,000
Kristof Segers2226,500
Nakagawa Masaya5197,000
Ho Yuen7166,500
Tung Nguyen Van3148,500
Hao Nguyen Manh1118,000
Hieu Ngo Hoang4115,500
Chamaria Shuchi879,000

Level 2 blinds

Blinds: 75/150 BBA

Players in: 29

Main Event information

The APT Danang Main Event is the most awaited event with a 10 billion VND guaranteed prize pool.

The Main Event runs on the following dates at noon:

  • Day 1A (December 10) - last satellite to Day 1B
  • Day 1B (December 11)
  • Day 1C (December 12)
  • Day 2 (December 13)
  • Day 3 (December 14)
  • Final Table (December 15)

Day 1 registrations are open until Level 10. Day 2 registrations are available for 1 level.

Players in so far

Several players are starting early.

We are seeing Bansal Paawan, the Mystery Bounty 9th place, and Battulga Janag, the 4th placer of the same event. Dinh Van Tien, the Deepstack Hyperturbo champion.

Actions are bustling at the tables while waiting for other entries.

You can still register until the end of Level 10.

Level 1 blinds

Button has been drawn on the first table. Bubble protection is still available.

Level 1

Blinds: 50/100 BBA

Players in: 17

Registration is still available here in the Risemount Resort, Da Nang.

Main Event Day 1A Live Updates

Day three of the Asian Poker Tour in Da Nang is about to kick off.

Today the day starts at 12pm local time (GMT+7) with the first flight of the Main Event – Day 1A.

Boasting a guaranteed prize pool of 10 billion Vietnamese Dong ($424,368.24), this is the main course now that the hors d'oeuvre of the Mystery Bounty has been served.

Further on down the schedule, we have another Day 2 getting underway at 1pm, with the Head Hunter Final Day set to award yet another prestigious APT trophy.

For all the lovely ladies in Da Nang, the APT offers a Ladies' Event, which will be getting underway at 3pm.

Main Event competitors will be playing eight 60-minute levels on this opening flight, with all survivors set to return for Day 2 on Tuesday, December 3.

The APT live reporting team will be on hand to bring you all the tournament thrills and spills, so stick around as we see who has what it takes to fight their way through to Day 2.

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