The inaugural Asian Poker Tour Vietnam Hanoi at the Grand Loyal Poker Club completed another Main Event starting day with 125 turning up for Day 1B. Combined with yesterday’s Day 1A, the event has now drawn 198 total entries, and with only 250 needed to meet the VN₫ 5 Billion guarantee, it is certain to crush it coming Day 1C.
After the scheduled nine rounds of play, China’s Pan Yue Feng bagged the lead with a towering 192,200 in chips. This was equivalent to nearly 8 starting stacks. Pan took command of the overall Day 2 counts and set the bar very high for the final starting day to come. Also advancing via this heat were Mystery Bounty champion Huy Quang Nguyen who racked up the second largest stack of 177,200, and Super High Roller champion Pham Tien Dung with 80,000.
Day 2 qualifiers = 77 players
Chips in play: 4,950,000
Average stack: 64,285
Day 2 opening blinds: 400-800 BB Ante 800
The 77 Day 2 qualifiers await the results of Day 1C before returning to the felt on Sunday, June 12 at 12pm. For those that haven’t yet secured their seats to the next round, it is crunch time. Day 1C is the last starting day. If you are new to the APT, this is the event to conquer.
The Main Event offers one of the best structures in the region. It features a deep stack format with slow escalating blinds, allowing for plenty of playing time. Registration is open all day and for the first two hours of Day 2. For players that enter at the last second, you still have a decent 20 BB to start with.
For the schedule and structure, click here.
Buy in: VN₫ 22,000,000 (~US$ 950)
Guarantee: VN₫ 5,000,000,000 (~US$ 215,630)
Starting stack: 25,000
Level 1 blinds: 50-100
Day 1A: 30 advanced out of 73 entries
Day 1B: 47 advanced out of 125 entries
Day 1C: Saturday, June 11 @ 12pm
*All Day 1 heats bag up at the end of Level 9 at 21:45.
Day 2: Sunday: June 12 @12pm
Day 3: Monday, June 13 @12pm
Final Table: Tuesday, June 14 @13:30
To spice thing’s up, the APT extends an incentive for all the early birds, the Bubble Protection. This is a very powerful perk to have. In the unfortunate event that you find yourself busting on the bubble, the APT will give you back your buy in in the form of APT credits. To qualify for Bubble Protection all that’s required are these simple steps:
- Draw for your seat
- Have your chips in play by the first deal of Level 1