Catching up on the WPT Vietnam side event action; WPT Asia Swing POY standings
With the WPT Vietnam Main Event now in the books, it’s time to catch up on the side event action. Currently running is the WPT – Pro Poker Superstack Classic. That’s a three-day event and by the size of the field, it looks like players will be seeing a very nice pot for that. Registration has now closed. We have the official numbers below along with results of all the other events that have concluded plus the WPT Asia Swing Player of the Year current standings. WPT – Pro Poker Superstack Classic OverviewPlayers returned today for Day 2 of the WPT – Pro Poker Superstack Classic with registration still open for another four rounds, approximately 2 hours. A steady stream of players were seen signing up to bring the total runners of this event to 195. With buy-in at VND 11,000,000, players are looking at a prize pool worth VND 1,891,500,000 (~US$80,930). The money will be reached today with 25 players paid. The eventual winner will receive VND 470,850,000 (~US$20,150). Today’s goal is to play down to the final 9 players then bag up for a night’s rest to complete the race tomorrow. Among those seen at the felt are numerous notables: Alex Lee, Paul Hong, Kunal Patni, Henrik Tollefsen, Cao Ngoc Anh, Julien Tran, Michael Kim Falcon, Eric Tsai, Norbert Koh, Natalie Teh, Piet Pape, Sumit Sapra, Wenling Gao, Hai Chuot, Ying Lin Chua, Hung Sheng Lin, Zarvan Tumboli, Fubang Huang, and En-Ching Wu. Also taking no breaks from their fantastic run yesterday are Main Event winner Dhaval Mudgal, and runner-up Takao Shimizu, both are out there in the mix. WPT Vietnam: Side Event results Seen below are results for side events 6,7,8, and 9. Event 6: Teams Event Freezeout Prize pool : VND 139,680,000 – Buyin: VND 8,800,000 – Entries: 18 Ji Woon Kim / Jae Wook Shin1st Ji Woon Kim / Jae Wook Shin – VND 60,740,000 2nd Sebastian Wong Wei Quan / Ken Thoo Ming – VND 51,000,000 3rd Alok Birewar / Manoj Pentakota – VND 27,940,000 Event 7: Flip It Prize pool: VND 77,600,000 – Buyin: 2,200,000 – Entries: 40 La Anh Tuan1st La Anh Tuan – VND 34,920,000 2nd Dinh Van Thanh – VND 20,950,000 3rd Yik Yin “Ray” Chiu – VND 13,190,000 4th Pete Yen Han Chen – VND 8,540,000 Event 8: PLO Prize pool: VND 250,260,000 – Buyin: VND 6,600,000 – Entries:43 George Sandford1st George Sandford – VND 80,650,000 2nd Ngeow Chung Fai – VND 63,660,000 3rd Fubang Huang – VND 45,880,000 4th Song Ly – VND 25,030,000 5th Chu Ching Ling – VND 20,020,000 6th Nguyen Phuong Linh – VND 15,020,000 Event 9: Shootout / 6 Max Prize pool: VND 582,000,000 – Buyin: 6,600,000 – Entries: 100 Wei Cheng Yin1st Wei Cheng Yin – VND 197,880,000 2nd Markus Garberg – VND 113,480,000 3rd Hwang Sang Yeon – VND 71,000,000 4th Duong Manh Thang – VND 48,020,000 5th Josh McCully – VND 36,380,000 6th KH – VND 29,100,000 7th Sebastian Wong Wei Quan – VND 25,610,000 8th Xiadyin He- VND 23,280,000 9th Choong Kian Weng – VND 19,790,000 10th Manoj Pentakota – VND 17,460,000 WPT ASIA SWING Player of the Year standings Participants of the WPT Asia Swing (Japan – Korea – Vietnam) aren’t just playing for titles. Players that run deep accrue points towards the WPT Asia Swing Player of the Year race. At the end of the final leg, the player at the top of the standings will win a WPT India Main Event package. WPT India takes place on November 16 to 19, 2018. The package includes a seat to the Main Event, ground transportation, and accommodation at Deltin Royale in Goa, India. Rank Name Points 1 YISHA CHEN 120 2 ENDO SHINGO 100 3 TAKAGI YOSUKE 100 4 CHOON TONG SIOW 100 5 HIRATA YUKI 100 6 VALERIY PAK 100 7 NOBUYUKI KOMORI 100 8 KIM DONG TRAN 100 9 NGOC QUOC BAO PHAM 100 10 DHAVAL MUDGAL 100 11 KIMURA TARO 90 Article by Tricia David The post Catching up on the WPT Vietnam side event action; WPT Asia Swing POY standings appeared first on Somuchpoker.