2022 Poker Dream Vietnam

Super High Roller
Day: 1
Event Info

2022 Poker Dream Vietnam

Final Results
Winning Hand
4,294,967,295 VND
Event Info
230,000,000 VND
Prize Pool
19,699,960,000 VND
Level Info
200,000 / 400,000
Players Info - Day 1
Players Left

Super High Roller

Day 1 Completed

Phua Tops Day 1 of 2022 Poker Dream Vietnam Super High Roller; Iyer and Tang Bag Big Stacks

Level 12 : Blinds 10,000/15,000, 15,000 ante
Paul Phua
Paul Phua

The first Poker Dream Vietnam festival in the South East Asian country and second ever stop of the new major live poker series has seen a busy start for the most expensive tournament on the schedule. Day 1 of the VND 230,000,000 (approx. $9,900) Super High Roller attracted a field of 79 entries of which 44 players survived the 12 levels of 40 minutes each. The high-stakes competition in the luxury five-star Hoiana Hotel complex near Hoi An has already equaled the turnout of the inaugural Super High Roller in Kuala Lumpur earlier in 2022.

So far, a prize pool of VND 16,916,270,000 (∼$692,000) has been generated and that amount will likely increase further. The late registration and re-entry period for the event remains open until the start of Day 2 on Wednesday, October 19, 2022. Cards will be back in the air at 1pm local time with blinds of 10,000-20,000 and a big blind ante of 20,000, giving all entrants at the last minute 20 big blinds (500,000 in chips).

Three players were able to increase their stacks more than four-fold and none other than Triton Poker co-founder Paul Phua leads the way with 2,149,000, ahead of fellow Malaysian player Eng Soon Ewe (2,073,000), and Abhinav Iyer (2,026,000). Other notables in the overnight top ten include Hamish Crawshaw and Danny Tang.

PlacePlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1Paul PhuaMalaysia2,149,000107
2Eng Soon EweMalaysia2,073,000104
3Abhinav IyerIndia2,026,000101
4Bayar SaranMongolia1,980,00099
5Hien Van DangVietnam1,903,00095
6Chung Chuen CoHong Kong1,536,00077
7Wai Loon NgMalaysia1,462,00073
8Hamish CrawshawNew Zealand1,387,00069
9Danny TangHong Kong1,300,00065
10Ying Lin ChuaMalaysia1,291,00065

The UK's Chi Zhang narrowly missed out on the top ten but his potential title defence in this very tournament is still off to a solid start. Zhang concluded a roller coaster day with 1,077,000 in chips after sending Kannapong Thanarattrakul to the rail during the final hands of the night. Thanarattrakul was also involved in crowning the chip leader after he lost the biggest pot of the tournament so far with flopped trips against a flopped full house.

Further notables of the Asia-Pacific region that came up short during an action-packed day included John Tech,
Ngoc Anh Cao, Wai Kiat Lee, Phachara Wongwichit, Victor Chong, Jimmy Guerrero, and Mike Takayama. For Lee, Wongwichit and Chong the end came in quick succession in the last level of the night and it remains to be seen if they take another shot prior to start of level 13.

Kok Weng Beh was also among those to run out of chips despite winning a large pot right away when the action kicked off with a single table. Eventually, a battle of the blinds with Crawshaw saw the Kiwi flop trips and river quads with jack-trey to knock out Beh. Fellow Malaysian player Hing Yaung Chow was another contender known from participating in the Triton high-stakes events and his flopped trips were no good against the turned full house of Thinh Thai Chu.

Once the cards are back in the air for Day 2, the late registration for this event will close. Tournament staff expects several entries at the last minute. The final tournament day will be broadcasted on the Poker Dream Facebook page and Twitch channel with a delay of 30 minutes while the PokerNews team will also be roaming the floor to provide as many key hands as possible.

Tags: Abhinav IyerBayar SaranChi ZhangChung Chuen CoDanny TangEng Soon EweHamish CrawshawHing Yaung ChowKannapong ThanarattrakulKok Weng BehMike TakayamaPaul PhuaPhachara WongwichitVictor ChongWai Kiat LeeWai Loon NgYing Lin Chua

2022 Poker Dream Vietnam Super High Roller Day 2 Seat Draw

Level 12 : Blinds 10,000/15,000, 15,000 ante
TableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
11Danny TangHong Kong1,300,00065
13Hien Van DangVietnam1,903,00095
14Tzer Chiuan LimMalaysia334,00017
15Tossapat ChunharasThailand439,00022
17Vincent HuangNew Zealand692,00035
18Thinh Thai ChuVietnam620,00031
22Florencio CampomanesPhilippines330,00017
23Eng Siang EweMalaysia590,00030
24Hsien Ren KohMalaysia485,00024
25Ming San ChungHong Kong396,00020
27Sung Joo HyunSouth Korea359,00018
28Tien Loon LingMalaysia859,00043
31Paul PhuaMalaysia2,149,000107
32Hamish CrawshawNew Zealand1,387,00069
34Elton TsangCanada636,00032
35Kartik VedIndia443,00022
36Benjamin SaiSingapore425,00021
38Devan TangHong Kong838,00042
41Seung Mook JungSouth Korea691,00035
43Wayne HeungHong Kong788,00039
44Hoang Huy TranVietnam1,223,00061
45Wai Loon NgMalaysia1,462,00073
46Dung Tien PhamVietnam527,00026
48Abhinav IyerIndia2,026,000101
51Jun Wah YapMalaysia446,00022
52Chi ZhangUnited Kingdom1,077,00054
54Eng Soon EweMalaysia2,073,000104
55Shardul ParthasarathiIndia958,00048
56Choon Tong SiowMalaysia449,00022
58Supitong PopiyukkulThailand762,00038
61Zhi Yi NingMalaysia301,00015
62Wai Leong ChanMalaysia875,00044
64Winfred YuHong Kong830,00042
65Thanisorn SaelorThailand463,00023
66Wei Hsiang YeuMalaysia1,017,00051
67Jun Hao WuSingapore330,00017
68Ryan YumHong Kong1,243,00062
71Ying Lin ChuaMalaysia1,291,00065
73Hwany LeeSouth Korea707,00035
74Chin Wei LimMalaysia905,00045
75Bayar SaranMongolia1,980,00099
76Chung Chuen CoHong Kong1,536,00077
77Chi-Jen ChuTaiwan684,00034
78Quang Nang NguyenVietnam739,00037

End-of-Day 1 Chip Counts (full)

Level 12 : Blinds 10,000/15,000, 15,000 ante
Player Chips Progress
Paul Phua my
Paul Phua
2,149,000 49,000
Day 1 Chip Leader
WSOP 1X Winner
Eng Soon Ewe my
Eng Soon Ewe
2,073,000 73,000
Abhinav Iyer in
Abhinav Iyer
2,026,000 26,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Bayar Saran mn
Bayar Saran
1,980,000 1,280,000
Hien Van Dang vn
Hien Van Dang
1,903,000 1,253,000
Chung Chuen Co hk
Chung Chuen Co
1,536,000 -64,000
Wai Loon Ng my
Wai Loon Ng
1,462,000 -188,000
Hamish Crawshaw nz
Hamish Crawshaw
1,387,000 37,000
Danny Tang hk
Danny Tang
1,300,000 600,000
Ying Lin Chua my
Ying Lin Chua
1,291,000 761,000
Ryan Yum hk
Ryan Yum
1,243,000 393,000
Hoang Huy Tran vn
Hoang Huy Tran
1,223,000 553,000
Chi Zhang gb
Chi Zhang
1,077,000 202,000
Defending Champion
Wei Hsiang Yeu my
Wei Hsiang Yeu
1,017,000 267,000
Shardul Parthasarathi in
Shardul Parthasarathi
958,000 498,000
Chin Wei Lim my
Chin Wei Lim
905,000 155,000
Wai Leong Chan my
Wai Leong Chan
875,000 125,000
Tien Loon Ling my
Tien Loon Ling
859,000 594,000
Devan Tang hk
Devan Tang
838,000 88,000
Winfred Yu hk
Winfred Yu
830,000 330,000
Wayne Heung hk
Wayne Heung
788,000 348,000
Sutipong Popitukkul th
Sutipong Popitukkul
762,000 -198,000
Nang Quang Nguyen vn
Nang Quang Nguyen
739,000 199,000
Hwany Lee kr
Hwany Lee
707,000 7,000
Vincent Huang au
Vincent Huang
692,000 -83,000

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Day 1 Completed

Level 12 : Blinds 10,000/15,000, 15,000 ante

All tables have completed their final hands of the night and it appears that 47 players out of 79 entries have advanced. Full chip counts, the Day 2 Seat Draw and a recap of today's action are to follow.

Lee Eliminated by Co

Level 12 : Blinds 10,000/15,000, 15,000 ante

After the previous setback, Wai Kiat Lee found another spot to get his chips into the middle with fewer than 20 big blinds at his disposal. He had found a pocket pair but was still dominated by Chung Chuen Co.

Wai Kiat Lee: {9-Clubs}{9-Hearts}
Chung Chuen Co: {j-Diamonds}{j-Spades}

No help arrived on the {a-Spades}{q-Hearts}{4-Hearts}{6-Clubs}{k-Clubs} board and that spelled the end for the Malaysian. During the final hands of the night, the table also lost Phachara Wongwichit as well.

Player Chips Progress
Chung Chuen Co hk
Chung Chuen Co
1,600,000 250,000
Wai Kiat Lee my
Wai Kiat Lee
Phachara Wongwichit th
Phachara Wongwichit

Tags: Chung Chuen CoPhachara WongwichitWai Kiat Lee

Crawshaw Boosts Stack Again

Level 12 : Blinds 10,000/15,000, 15,000 ante
Hamish Crawshaw
Hamish Crawshaw

Heads-up to the {10-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}{3-Clubs}{3-Spades} turn, Dung Tien Pham check-called a bet worth 155,000 by Hamish Crawshaw. The {6-Spades} river completed the board and Pham checked once more, prompting a bet worth 300,000 by the New Zealander this time. Pham got out of the way after using a time bank extensions.

Player Chips Progress
Hamish Crawshaw nz
Hamish Crawshaw
1,350,000 160,000
Dung Tien Pham vn
Dung Tien Pham
350,000 -150,000

Tags: Dung Tien PhamHamish Crawshaw

No Miracle Comeback for Thanarattrakul

Level 12 : Blinds 10,000/15,000, 15,000 ante
Kannapong Thanarattrakul
Kannapong Thanarattrakul

Kannapong Thanarattrakul was all-in for fumes and Chi Zhang as well as Paul Phua checked it down on the {q-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}{k-Hearts}{2-Diamonds} board. Zhang mucked his cards while Thanarattrakul exposed the {a-Clubs} and Phua showed his {a-Diamonds}. Thanarattrakul then flashed the {5-Spades} as he made a pair and Phua mucked his {10-Spades} with a big smile on the face.

Thanarattrakul was all-in for some 110,000 moments later and faced Zhang in showdown.

Kannapong Thanarattrakul: {a-Spades}{7-Clubs}
Chi Zhang: {a-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}

Both hit their kickers on the {9-Clubs}{6-Spades}{4-Spades}{q-Hearts}{7-Spades} board as Thanarattrakul escaped once more. He joked that no rebuy would be needed now yet that will most likely happen as Zhang knocked him out during the next hands.

Player Chips Progress
Paul Phua my
Paul Phua
2,100,000 -50,000
Day 1 Chip Leader
WSOP 1X Winner
Chi Zhang gb
Chi Zhang
875,000 285,000
Defending Champion
Kannapong Thanarattrakul th
Kannapong Thanarattrakul

Tags: Chi ZhangKannapong ThanarattrakulPaul Phua

Yap Doubles Through Lee in Standard Flip

Level 12 : Blinds 10,000/15,000, 15,000 ante
Jun Wah Yap
Jun Wah Yap

Jun Wah Yap and fellow countryman Wai Kiat Lee had tangled in several hands earlier and it seemed just a matter of time until they would get the chips in. That's what happened as Yap was the one at risk for 267,000.

Jun Wah Yap: {a-Hearts}{k-Hearts}
Wai Kiat Lee: {10-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}

The pocket pair fell behind on the {q-Spades}{8-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}{a-Spades} turn and the {2-Diamonds} river ensured the double for Yap.

Player Chips Progress
Jun Wah Yap my
Jun Wah Yap
575,000 100,000
Wai Kiat Lee my
Wai Kiat Lee
200,000 -450,000

Tags: Jun Wah YapWai Kiat Lee