Prepae for the ultimate showdown at the World Poker Tour Vietnam Main Event. As Day 1B of this event begins at the Crown Poker Club, the whole casino is filled with excitement as hundreds of players hurry to sign up. This day alone saw an impressive 304 registrations and 84 re-entries for the main event alone. This totaled 388 players, far more than was expected to sign up and far more than yesterday’s 238 entries. This brings the total number of players to 626.
Day 1A had already broken records with how many players joined. Today has only increased that number even more. With so many players signing up for the World Poker Tour Vietnam Main Event, this has caused the prize pool to increase well beyond the expected VN₫ 12BN. The pot is now somewhere around VN₫ 13.5 Billion and is still expected to grow.
World Poker Tour Vietnam Main Event Update
With 626 players already signed up and more entries expected to happen, there are talks that the World Poker Tour Vietnam Main Event can even break the record as the most-attended WPT event in Vietnam. The current record is 777 entries for a single event, so this main event is not far behind.
But some people are thinking even bigger than that. WPT Live Events Specialists Danny McDonagh believes that this main event won’t just break the record in the WPT, but all main events in the country. The current most-attended main event in Vietnam numbered around 1,020 players and offered a prize pool of VN₫ 17.9 Billion. He hopes that by doing this, they can help make WPT Vietnam one of the biggest and most exciting poker events.
The evening satellite event also helped create more excitement as this side event offered up guaranteed seats for the main event. Originally they were only offering 5 seats up for grabs but later increased it to 20. This made it the highest-attended WPT Satellite event in Asia.
For those players who still haven’t signed up for the World Poker Tour Vietnam Main Event, this is their final chance. The event registration will close promptly at 3:30, so act fast. The buy-in for this highly anticipated tournament is estimated to be around VN₫ 25,000,000 (approximately US$ 1,065), offering players a shot at massive winnings. The prize pool, consisting of millions of dollars, will be distributed among the top performers. Secure your seat now and seize the chance to become a poker champion
But aside from just money, there is also a brand new WPT Prime Championship trophy that will be making its debut here. That means the winner who wins the trophy will leave with the first of its kind.
For the event itself, the day 1B was full of excitement and surprises. With so many players attending, this meant that the competition lasted over 11 and a half hours just to reach the bubble round. Among the 49 players who were lucky enough to make it that far in the World Poker Tour Vietnam Main Eventm there were a few front runners. Amon ghtme was the Russian poker star Evgenii Chernyi, who emerged finished the day with the fourth largest stack of 479,000 chips.
For the event itself, the day 1B was full of excitement and surprises. With so many players attending, this meant that the competition lasted over 11 and a half hours just to reach the bubble round. Among the 49 players who were lucky enough to make it that far in the World Poker Tour Vietnam Main Event, there were a few front runners. Among them was the Russian poker star Evgenii Chernyi, who emerged and finished the day with the fourth-largest stack of 479,000 chips.
If the main event does become the most-attended event, that will make them the second record breaker in WPT Vietnam, this year, next to the high roller warm up.
To see what records the event broke and how they achieved it, you can check out our WPT High Roller Warm Up Update.