Join PokerNews in Hoi An For the 2022 Poker Dream Vietnam Festival

2022 Poker Dream Vietnam

Asia is a hotbed of poker action, which is one of the reasons the new Poker Dream tour was founded. After a hugely successful debut in Malaysia, the fledgling Poker Dream tour heads to Hoi An, Vietnam, between October 14-23, and PokerNews' industry-leading live reporting team will be on the ground providing you with updates from the biggest Poker Dream Vietnam events. Our team is on the ground for the massive Main Event and the equally huge Super High Roller.

The Poker Dream Vietnam festival kicks off at midday on October 14 with the Warm Up tournament. It commands a VND8,000,000 buy-in, which is approximately US$344, making it an affordable way to get acclimatized to the Vietnamese way of playing tournament poker.

Dozens of events litter the schedule, including an eagerly anticipated VND15,000,000 ($645) buy-in Megastack, and several High Roller tournaments. High-stakes players from Vietnam and much further afield will relish the VND100,000,000 ($4,300) single-day High Roller on October 19, and the VND60,000,000 ($2,580) High Roller on October 22. There's even a two-day Super High Roller event scheduled from October 18; it comes with a buy-in that is the equivalent of a $9,891 buy-in tournament.

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The 2022 Poker Dream Vietnam Main Event is the tournament on everyone's lips right now. The Main Event features a trio of starting flights, with the Day 1c being turbo-structured. It costs VND25,000,000 ($1,075) to enter, and boasts of a VND10 billion ($430,000) guaranteed prize pool.

All Main Event players receive a generous helping of 30,000 chips, and play to a 40 minutes clock (20 minutes for the turbo flight) where the blinds start at 100/100 and a 100 big blind ante. The blind levels increase to 50 minutes on Day 2 and 60 minutes once the final table is reached. Should anyone bust from the 2022 Poker Dream Vietnam Main Event, same day re-entries are permitted before the conclusion of the ninth level.

A similarly sized Main Event took place at Resorts World Genting, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in July 2022. Some 654 players bought in and were outlasted by Joshua Tjan, who defeated David Erquiaga heads-up to become the inaugural Poker Dream champion, an accolade that came with the equivalent of $122,511. Everything points to the Vietnam Main Event being even larger.

2022 Poker Dream Vietnam Schedule

DateTimeEventBuy-in (VND)Buy-in (Approx. USD)
Fri 14 Oct12:00 p.m.Warm Up Day 1a8,000,000$344
 2:00 p.m.High Roller Freezeout Day 170,000,000$3,010
 6:00 p.m.Warm Up Day 1b8,000,000$344
 10:00 p.m.Warm Up Day 1c Turbo8,000,000$344
Sat 15 Oct1:00 p.m.High Roller Freezeout Day 2 Final  
 1:00 p.m.Warm Up Day 2 Final  
 2:00 p.m.Megastack Day 1a15,000,000$645
 3:00 p.m.Short Deck Ante Only Single Day70,000,0003,010
 8:00 p.m.Deepstack6,000,000$258
Sun 16 Oct1:00 p.m.Short Deck Ante Only Day 1120,000,000$5,160
 2:00 p.m.Megastack Day 1b15,000,000$645
 8:00 p.m.Short Deck Ante Only6,000,00)$258
Mon 17 Oct1:00 p.m.Short Deck Ante Only Day 2 Final  
 1:00 p.m.Megastack Day 2 Final  
 3:00 p.m.High Roller Single Day100,000,000$4,300
 3:00 p.m.Mystery Bounty Day 110,000,000$430
 9:00 p.m.Pot Limit Omaha Turbo6,000,000$258
Tue 18 Oct12:00 p.m.6 Handed6,000,000$258
 1:00 p.m.Mystery Bounty Day 2 Final  
 1:00 p.m.Super High Roller Day 1230,000,000$9,891
 4:00 p.m.Pot Limit Omaha10,000,000$430
 9:00 p.m.Bubble Rush6,000,000$258
Wed 19 Oct1:00 p.m.Super High Roller Day 2 Final  
 2:00 p.m.Deepstack Day 110,000,000$430
 3:00 p.m.High Roller Single Day100,000,000$4,300
 10:00 p.m.NLH Turbo6,000,000$258
Thu 20 Oct1:00 p.m.Deepstack Day 2 Final  
 1:00 p.m.Short Deck Ante Only Single Day70,000,000$3,010
 2:00 p.m.Main Event Day 1a25,000,000$1,075
 9:00 p.m.KO Bounty Turbo8,000,000$344
Fri 21 Oct12:00 p.m.NLH Turbo6,000,000$258
 1:00 p.m.Main Event Day 1b25,000,000$1,075
 8:00 p.m.Main Event Day 1c Turbo25,000,000$1,075
Sat 22 Oct12:00 p.m.NLH Turbo6,000,000$258
 1:00 p.m.Main Event Day 2  
 3:00 p.m.High Roller Day 160,000,000$2,580
 6:00 p.m.Monster Stack Day 112,000,000$516
 11:59 p.m.Midnight Hyper Turbo6,000,000$258
Sun 23 Oct12:00 p.m.Turbo Edition of the Main Event8,000,000$344
 1:00 p.m.Main Event Day 3 Final  
 2:00 p.m.High Roller Day 2 Final  
 2:00 p.m.Monster Stack Day 2 Final  
 4:00 p.m.Mini High Roller30,000,000$1,290
 6:00 p.m.DeepStack Hyper Turbo6,000,000$258

Stay tuned to the PokerNews Live Reporting pages throughout the exciting 2022 Poker Dream Vietnam series as we bring you live and exclusive coverage from the festival's biggest events.

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