VSOP Championship V amasses over ₫18 Billion; Nguyễn Minh Hoàng wins Main Event; Lê Ngọc Khánh bags two; highlights and results inside

 

The Viet Nam Series of Poker advertised the biggest homegrown event in Hanoi, Vietnam and after ten days of action packed days, it more than delivered with over VN₫ 18 Billion in cash paid out. In partnership with Asia Poker League, the series ran from August 26 to September 4. Main Event champion Nguyễn Minh Hoàng emerged the wealthiest collecting a payout of over VN₫ 1.2 Billion and Lê Ngọc Khánh was the only player to lift two trophies. Also among the winners were Đặng Xuân Cảnh, Ha Mạnh Tưởng, and Julien Tràn. International players may not have secured trophies but a good showing of pros were in attendance such as Alex Lee, Yohwan Lim aka BoxeR, Norbert Koh, Ankit Jajodia, Sumit Sapra, and Chi Chung Ho to mention a few. We’ve got all the highlights down below.

*All photos courtesy of VSOP

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Festival review

Festival prize pool: VN₫ 18,090,130,000 (~US$ 768,975)
Entries: 1,896
₫ Billionaires: Nguyễn Minh Hoàng VN₫ 1,230,000,000 and Nguyễn Quang Huy VN₫ 1,177,000,000
Main Event prize pool: VN₫ 5,473,401,000 (~US$ 232,630)
Main Event champion: Nguyễn Minh Hoàng VN₫ 1,230,000,000 (~US$ 52,285)
Two time winner: Lê Ngọc Khánh (APL Hanoi Dragon Cup & Rising Stars)
Most final table cashes: Phạm Thanh Bình (4), Lê Đình Hải (4), Nguyễn Quang Huy (4)

NGUYỄN MINH HOÀNG clinches the Main Event for VN₫ 1,230,000,000 (~US$ 52,285)

DBC 2455Nguyễn Minh Hoàng

Nguyễn Minh Hoàng clinched his maiden victory at the Main Event and pocketed VN₫ 1,230,000,000 (~US$ 52,285). The featured tournament drew the largest crowd of 377 entries for a guarantee crushing prize pool of VN₫ 5,473,401 (~US$ 232,630). Kicking off the final day, only 71 advanced with Hoàng far behind ranked 59th and Đinh Hoàng Khánh way up top. Khánh raced up to 13th place. Once the final table was reached, Hoàng faced some stiff competition in well known pros Alex Lee, Nguyễn Quang Huy and Vũ Đức Trung. Lee was eliminated in 5th place by Huy,  Trung  busted to Hoàng  in 3rd place, and Huy’s  Kd10s fell to Hoàng’s QsJh queen on the board.

The newly crowned champion Hoàng walked away the richest of the series while runner up Huy finished a close second with VN₫ 1,177,000,000 (~US$ 50,030) across four cashes. These were the only two players to cross the billion dong mark. 

Buy in: VN₫ 16,500,000 (~US$ 700)
Guarantee: VN₫ 4,000,000,000
Entries: 377
Prize pool: VN₫ 5,473,401,000 (~US$ 232,630)
ITM: 38 places

Final table payouts

1st
NGUYỄN MINH HOÀNG
1,230,000,000

2nd
NGUYỄN QUANG HUY
800,000,000

3rd
VŨ ĐỨC TRUNG
540,000,000

4th
NGUYỄN VĂN QUỐC TUẤN
380,000,000

5th
ALEX LEE
285,000,000

6th
NGUYỄN THÙY DƯƠNG
230,000,000

7th
MASHAHITO
188,000,000

8th
TRẦN ĐỨC PHƯƠNG
153,000,000

9th
HÀ VĂN THIỆN
123,000,000

PHẠM NGỌC QUỐC BẢO wins Vietnam National Cup for VN₫ 600,000,000 (~US$ 25,500)

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Phạm Ngọc Quổc Bảo is one of the most decorated local players of Vietnam with eight titles to his name. At the series, he picked up his ninth win and first ever VSOP trophy at the Vietnam National Cup after defeating fellow Nguyen Ngoc Dai in 3rd place then Singaporean Si Yang Phua at heads up. The event drew 115 entries for surpass the guarantee for a richer VN₫ 2,252,660,000 prize pool. 14 players saw a return with Pham walking away with a career high payout of VN₫ 600,000,000 (~US$ 25,500).

Buy in: VN₫ 22,000,000 (~US$ 935)
Guarantee: VN₫ 2,000,000,000
Entries: 115
Prize pool: VN₫ 2,252,660,000 (~US$ 95,750)
ITM: 14 places

Final table payouts

1st
PHẠM NGỌC QUỐC BẢO 
600,000,000

2nd
PHUA SI YANG 
400,000,000

3rd
NGUYỄN NGỌC ĐẠI 
273,000,000

4th
HOÀNG HẢI NAM 
206,000,000

5th
NGUYỄN TRUNG HÀ 
160,000,000

6th
TRẦN ANH TUẤN 
125,000,000

7th
LÊ ĐÌNH HẢI 
99,000,000

8th
ĐINH VĂN TIẾN 
77,000,000

9th
NGUYỄN ĐỨC THÀNH 
59,000,000

LÊ NGỌC KHÁNH bags two events

Decorated Vietnamese pro Lê Ngọc Khánh outshined at the festival becoming the only player to claim more than one event.  Khánh first won one of the three APL events, the Hanoi Dragon Cup for VN₫ 250,000,000 (~US$ 10,625), then five days later, he closed out the Rising Stars event for VN₫ 140,000,000 (~US$ 5,950).

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A familiar face in the Asian live circuit, Khánh these were his first ever VSOP and APL titles which he adds to the long list of deep runs and titles in his resume. At the APL Hanoi Dragon Cup, the 173 entries was more than plenty to obliterate the guarantee and nearly double the prize pool to VN₫ 996,400,000 (~US$ 42,355). Out of the 22 players that dipped in the pot, it was Khánh going up against another highly decorated Vietnamese pro Nguyễn Quang Huy for the glory. Khánh persevered for his first series title. Following that win, Khánh brought his winning feeling to the Rising Stars event and successfully bested the 80 entry field.

APL Hanoi Dragon Cup
Buy in: VN₫ 6,600,000 (~US$ 280)
Guarantee: VN₫ 500,000,000
Entries: 173
Prize pool: VN₫ 996,400,000 (~US$ 42,355)
ITM: 22 places

Final table payouts

1st
LÊ NGỌC KHÁNH
250,000,000

2nd
NGUYỄN QUANG HUY
165,000,000

3rd
UNKNOWN
110,000,000

4th
UNKNOWN
80,000,000

5th
BÙI QUỐC DIỆN
62,000,000

6th
LÊ ĐÌNH HẢI
48,000,000

7th
PHAN HOÀNG TIẾN
38,000,000

8th
NGUYỄN TRUNG PHONG
30,600,000

9th
VŨ QUANG MINH
24,500,000

Rising Stars
Buy in: VN₫ 6,600,000 (~US$ 280)
Guarantee: VN₫ 500,000,000
Entries: 80
Prize pool: VN₫ 524,601,000 (~US$ 22,300)
ITM: 10 places

Payouts

1st
LÊ NGỌC KHÁNH 
140,000,000

2nd
DOÃN MINH TUẤN 
91,500,000

3rd
TÚ TỈNH TÁO 
64,000,000

4th
VŨ MINH THÁI 
50,000,000

5th
NGUYỄN TUẤN HÙNG 
39,000,000

6th
CHENHAO YANG 
30,000,000

7th
NGUYỄN MẠNH TRƯỜNG 
23,000,000

8th
LÊ NHƯ HẢI 
18,000,000

9th
ĐỖ TUẤN PHONG 
14,000,000

10th
NGUYỄN VĂN SÁNG 
10,500,000

Mystery Bounty: HÀ MẠNH TƯỞNG – VN₫ 384,000,000 (~US$ 16,320)

The Mystery Bounty event was the most popular side event with 366 signing up to absolutely crush and double up the advertised guarantee for a sweeter VN₫ 2,107,800,000 prize pool. Earning the most kills and the title was Ha Mạnh Tưởng with eight bounties claimed amounting to VN₫ 84,000,000 and the top cash prize of VN₫ 300,000,000. In total, he collected VN₫ 384,000,000 (~US$ 16,320), the largest takedown of his poker career. 

aplmysterybounty2Ha Mạnh Tưởng

Interestingly, the next three players down the rung Quấch Tuấn Anh (2nd), Huỳnh Ngoc Cường (3rd), and Ngô Khoa Anh (4th), each drew one of the three top mystery bounty prizes worth VN₫ 105,000,000. As a result, their total winning bumped up significantly. Quấch pocketed a total of VN₫ 360,400,000, Huỳnh took home VN₫ 305,600,000, and Ngô earned VN₫ 212,900,000. 

Buy in: VN₫ 6,600,000
Guarantee: VN₫ 1,000,000,000
Entries: 366
Prize pool: VN₫ 1,405,400,000
Bounty pool: VN₫ 702,400,000
ITM: 46 places

Final table payouts (excluding bounties)

1st
HÀ MẠNH TƯỞNG
300,000,000

2nd
QUÁCH TUẤN ANH
194,000,000

3rd
HUỲNH NGỌC CƯỜNG
135,000,000

4th
NGÔ KHOA ANH
100,000,000

5th
PHẠM DUY KHÁNH
72,000,000

6th
ĐẶNG THANH LƯƠNG
54,000,000

7th
NGUYỄN TIẾN THÀNH
41,500,000

8th
NGUYỄN ĐỊCH KHÁNH
33,400,000

9th
VŨ QUANG MINH
27,300,000

Monster Stack: ĐẶNG HOÀNG VIỆT – VN₫ 250,000,000 (~US$ 10,625)

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Buy in: VN₫ 8,800,000 (~US$ 375)
Guarantee: VN₫ 600,000,000
Entries: 125
Prize pool: VN₫ 960,000,000 (~US$ 40,800)
ITM: 16 places

Final table payouts

1st
ĐẶNG HOÀNG VIỆT 
250,000,000

2nd
HỒ TRUNG ĐỨC 
168,000,000

3rd
QUANG VŨ 
117,000,000

4th
PHẠM THANH BÌNH 
89,000,000

5th
DR.HOLLAND 
69,000,000

6th
HÀ MẠNH TƯỞNG 
54,000,000

7th
TÚ TỈNH TÁO 
41,000,000

8th
NGUYỄN TRỌNG NGHĨA 
31,000,000

9th
PHẠM HỮU SƠN 
24,000,000

High Rollers events

Super Stars Challenge: ĐẶNG XUÂN CẢNH – VN₫ 930,000,000 (~US$ 39,530)

Đặng Xuân Cảnh is a rare sight in the live tournament scene. In fact, he only has three live cashes to his name, one of them a victory at the 2018 APT Ho Chi Minh Main Event. His return could not be any grander, taking down the most expensive buy in tournament, the Super Stars Challenge.

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The event produced a 63 strong field to drive the prize pool six times the guarantee. Among the attendees were Pham Tien Dung, Florent Remi,  Dao Minh Phu, Yohwan Lim aka BoxeR, Jeffry Kurniawan, however all failed to cash.

Slipping in the money round was Nguyễn Quang Huy in 9th place, Mystery Bounty 4th placer Ngô Khoa Anh also took 4th in this event, while Cảnh outgunned to claim the coveted VN₫ 930,000,000 (~US$ 39,530) first prize. 

Buy in: VN₫ 55,000,000 (~US$ 2,340)
Guarantee: VN₫ 500,000,000
Entries: 63
Prize pool: VN₫ 3,024,000,000 (~US$ 128,545)
ITM: 9 places

Payouts

1st
ĐẶNG XUÂN CẢNH
930,000,000

2nd
HOÀNG HẢI NAM
600,000,000

3rd
ĐINH TIẾN THÀNH
430,000,000

4th
NGÔ KHOA ANH
320,000,000

5th
QUANG VŨ
240,000,000

6th
NGUYỄN TRUNG HÀ
178,000,000

7th
TẠ KHÁNH LINH
134,000,000

8th
NGUYỄN MẠNH HÀO
105,000,000

9th
NGUYỄN QUANG HUY
87,000,000

APL High Roller Shot Clock: JULIEN TRÀN – VN₫ 370,000,000 (~US$ 15,728)

vsopaplhighrjulienJulien Tràn

Buy in: VN₫ 22,000,000 (~US$ 935)
Guarantee: VN₫ 400,000,000
Entries: 65
Prize pool: VN₫ 1,248,000,000 (~US$ 53,000)
ITM: 10 places

Payouts

1st
JULIEN TRẦN
370,000,000

2nd
TRẦN TUẤN ANH
240,000,000

3rd
CAO NGỌC ANH
164,000,000

4th
NGUYỄN QUANG HUY
125,000,000

5th
NGUYỄN DUY TÙNG
98,000,000

6th
QUANG VŨ 
77,000,000

7th
UNKNOWN
60,000,000

8th
TRẦN VĂN PHÚC
47,000,000

9th
NGUYỄN THẾ NHƯỢNG
37,000,000

10th
NGUYỄN HUY HOÀNG
30,000,000

Bounty Events

APL K.O Bounty Special: NGUYỄN ANH DŨNG – VN₫ 75,400,000

vsopaplkoMichael Nguyen (1st) and Nguyen Tran Ngoc (2nd)

Buy in: VN₫ 4,500,000
Guarantee: VN₫ 300,000,000
Entries: 121
Prize pool: VN₫ 290,400,000
Bounty pool: VN₫ 181,500,000
ITM: 18 places

Final table payouts (excluding bounties)

1st
NGUYỄN ANH DŨNG
75,400,000

2nd
NGUYỄN TRẦN NGỌC 
48,300,000

3rd
NGUYỄN THÁI BÌNH
34,300,000

4th
DƯƠNG VI KHOA
24,700,000

5th
VŨ THÁI BẢO
18,500,000

6th
NGUYỄN VŨ CƯỜNG –
14,300,000

7th
CHOI JAE YOUNG
11,300,000

8th
NGUYỄN HỮU MẠNH
9,200,000

9th
QUÁCH CHÍ CÔNG
7,700,000

Head Hunter: ĐẶNG THANH LƯƠNG – VN₫ 63,000,000

Buy in: VN₫ 4,500,000
Guarantee: VN₫ 300,000,000
Entries: 40
Prize pool: VN₫ 272,629,000
Bounty pool: VN₫ 60,000,000
ITM: 11 places

Final table payouts (excluding bounties)

1st
ĐẶNG THANH LƯƠNG 
63,000,000

2nd
PHAN HOÀNG TÚ 
45,000,000

3rd
TRẦN THANH VÂN 
31,000,000

4th
ĐẶNG VĂN LINH 
23,500,000

5th
BÙI TIẾN LONG 
17,400,000

6th
MAI BIỂN 
13,400,000

7th
NGUYỄN ANH DŨNG 
10,700,000

8th
LÊ VIỆT HÙNG
8,300,000

9th
QUÁCH TUẤN ANH 
6,300,000

Super Bounty Hunter: NGUYỄN ĐÌNH HÙNG – VN₫ 50,400,000

vsopsupernbhNGUYỄN ĐÌNH HÙNG

Buy in: VN₫ 3,400,000
Guarantee: VN₫ 200,000,000
Entries: 95
Prize pool: VN₫ 182,400,000
Bounty pool: VN₫ 95,000,000
ITM: 14 places

Final table payouts (excluding bounties)

1st
NGUYỄN ĐÌNH HÙNG
50,400,000

2nd
HÀ MINH ĐỨC 
34,300,000

3rd
NGUYỄN ĐÌNH PHÚC
22,800,000

4th
BÙI QUANG ANH
15,900,000

5th
NGUYỄN VĂN CHIẾN
11,900,000

6th
LÊ VĂN TRƯỜNG
9,300,000

7th
ĐẶNG QUYỀN ANH
7,600,000

8th
PHẠM THANH BÌNH
6,100,000

9th
VŨ THÁI BẢO
5,000,000

Bounty Hunter 1: LÊ VIỆT HÙNG – VN₫ 33,900,000 (excluding bounties)

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‘Buy in: VN₫ 2,300,000
Guarantee: VN₫ 100,000,000
Entries: 82
Prize pool: VN₫ 118,000,000
Bounty pool: VN₫ 41,000,000
ITM: 12 places 

Final table payouts (excluding bounties)

1st
LÊ VIỆT HÙNG
33,900,000

2nd
JEFFRY KURNIAWAN
22,100,000

3rd
PHAN HOÀNG TIẾN
15,600,000

4th
PHẠM THANH BÌNH
11,100,000

5th
VŨ THÁI BẢO
8,600,000

6th
NGUYỄN VĂN NGHĨA
6,600,000

7th
BÙI NGUYÊN HUY
5,100,000

8th
TRẦN THỊ XUÂN HẠ
4,100,000

9th
MAI XUÂN CÔNG
3,100,000

Other Events

No Limit Hold’em 1: NGUYỄN MẠNH CẦM – VN₫ 14,400,000

vsopnlh1kennyNGUYỄN MẠNH CẦM

Buy in: VN₫ 1,800,000
Entries: 20
Prize pool: VN₫ 28,800,000
ITM: 3 places 

Payouts

1st
NGUYỄN MẠNH CẦM
14,400,000

2nd
DƯƠNG VI KHOA
8,600,000

3rd
JEFFRY KURNIAWAN
5,800,000

No Limit Hold’em 2: MAI BIỂN – VN₫ 24,000,000

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Buy in: VN₫ 2,300,000
Entries: 33
Prize pool: VN₫ 63,300,000
ITM: 5 places

Payouts

1st
MAI BIỂN
24,000,000

2nd
PHẠM DUY KHÁNH
16,000,000

3rd
NGUYỄN THU NGÂN
10,500,000

4th
ĐẬU THÀNH ĐẠT
7,400,000

5th
NGUYỄN KHẮC LUẬT
5,400,000

Super Stack Turbo: NGUYỄN PHƯƠNG NGỌC – VN₫ 30,200,000

vsopssturbongocNGUYỄN PHƯƠNG NGỌC

Buy in: VN₫ 2,300,000
Entries: 50
Prize pool: VN₫ 96,000,000
ITM: 8 places

Payouts

1st
NGUYỄN PHƯƠNG NGỌC 
30,200,000

2nd
ĐÀO SƠN HÀ 
20,300,000

3rd
LÊ ĐÌNH HẢI 
12,800,000

4th
PHẠM THANH BÌNH 
10,000,000

5th
LÊ NHƯ HẢI 
7,400,000

6th
LEON ALF MARLON 
6,000,000

7th
ĐỖ TUẤN PHONG 
5,000,000

8th
UNKNOWN
4,300,000

Speed Racer 1: NGUYỄN THU NGÂN – VN₫ 14,000,000

vsopspeed1nganNGUYỄN THU NGAN

Buy in: VN₫ 1,200,000
Entries: 44
Prize pool: VN₫ 42,200,000
ITM: 7 places

Payouts

1st
NGUYỄN THU NGÂN
14,000,000

2nd
NGUYỄN CƯỜNG
9,200,000

3rd
QUÁCH CHÍ CÔNG
6,300,000

4th
PHẠM QUANG BIỂN
4,600,000

5th
DƯƠNG HẢI HẬU
3,400,000

6th
PHẠM TRƯỜNG THƯ
2,600,000

7th
KOO BON HYUNG
2,100,000

Speed Racer 2: PHƯƠNG HOÀNG LINH – VN₫ 11,400,000

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Buy in: VN₫ 1,800,000
Entries: 28
Prize pool: VN₫ 40,300,000
ITM: 4 places

Payouts 

1st
PHƯƠNG HOÀNG LINH
11,400,000*

2nd
LÊ ĐÌNH HẢI
15,800,000*

3rd
HOÀNG VĂN KHOA
7,400,000

4th
LÊ HOÀNG KHÁNH
5,700,000

*Heads up deal

The Closer: NGUYỄN TRƯỜNG GIANG – VN₫ 18,200,000

vsopclosernidoNGUYỄN TRƯỜNG GIANG

Buy in: VN₫ 2,300,000
Entries: 19
Prize pool: VN₫ 36,400,000
ITM: 3 places

Payouts

1st
NGUYỄN TRƯỜNG GIANG
18,200,000

2nd
NGUYỄN VĂN SƠN 
10,900,000

3rd
VÕ KHẮC HOÀN 
7,300,000

 

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