Viet Nam Series of Poker announces biggest series yet featuring VN₫ 6 Billion in guaranteed prize pools; Asia Poker League to sponsor two events

Having completed a highly successful series last month, the Viet Nam Series of Poker in Hanoi, Vietnam announced its biggest festival yet and it is just around the bend. Coming May 2 to 8 is VSOP Championship IV featuring VN₫ 6,000,000,000 (~US$ 261,238) in guaranteed prize pools, the largest amount ever put forth by the brand. 14 events are lined up with buy ins from VN₫ 1.2 Million to VN₫ 33 Million. Headlining the series is the VSOP Championship Main Event highlighted by its VN₫ 2.5 Billion guarantee. Among the other events to conquer are the Super Stars Challenge and two Asia Poker League sponsored tournaments. 

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For International travelers interested in attending the series, borders are open to fully vaccinated individuals. Also needed is a negative RT-PCR test result obtained within 72 hours of arrival. Other requirements may be needed so make sure to check as they may differ per country. For those needing accommodations, special player room rates are available. We’ve got all that info for you including a breakdown of the schedule. 

VSOP Championship Main Event VN₫ 2.5 Billion guaranteed

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The star of the series is the VSOP Championship Main Event featuring a lucrative VN₫ 2.5 Billion (~US$ 108,850) guarantee. It runs from May 6 to 8 with two starting days to enter. Buy in is VN₫ 11,000,000 (~US$ 480). To emphasize the popularity of this event, at the previous edition, the guarantee was half a billion less and the prize pool ballooned to over VN₫ 4.58 Billion. Vietnam’s Phạm Tiên Dũng outlasted the 478 entry field for a sizable VN₫ 900,800,000 (~US$ 39.2K) payday. 

Dates: May 6 to 8
Buy in: VN₫ 11,000,000
Guarantee: VN₫ 2,500,000,000
Day 1A: May 6
Day 1B: May 7
Final Day: May 8

Kick-Off Event

To get your bankroll off to a good start, the series opens with the Kick-Off Event featuring a VN₫ 1 Billion guarantee. This too surpassed its guarantee at the previous edition with 318 entries. Buy in is VN₫ 5,500,000 (~US$ 240), there are three flights to enter. 

Dates: May 2 to 4
Buy in: VN₫ 5,500,000
Guarantee: VN₫ 1,000,000,000
Day 1A: May 6
Day 1B: May 7
Final Day: May 8

Super Stars Challenge

If you want to test your skills against some of the country’s best, then this is the event to put your money on. The Super Stars Challenge is the most costly of the bunch with buy in set at VN₫ 33,000,000 (~US$ 1,437). The guarantee is VN₫ 500,000,000 (~US$ 21,770). It runs on May 6. 

Other Guaranteed Events

Super Bounty Hunter – VN₫ 200 Million guarantee – VN₫ 3.4 Million buy in
High Roller – VN₫ 400 Million guarantee – VN₫ 22 Million buy in
Rising Stars – VN₫ 500 Million guarantee – VN₫ 8,.8 Million buy in

Asia Poker League Events

The Asia Poker League will once again be part of the VSOP Championship with two events sponsored and combined guarantees of VN₫ 800,000,000 (~US$ 39,185). These are single day events, both taking place on May 5. Winners will be awarded an APL Trophy. 

APL Hanoi Dragon Cup – VN₫ 500 Million guarantee – VN₫ 6.6 Million buy in
APL Bounty Special – VN₫ 300 Million guarantee – VN₫ 4.5 Million buy in

Accommodations

For players seeking accommodations, right across the venue is Novotel 5. Players can avail of special VSOP member rates with discounts as high as 50%. Conditions apply. Make sure to book directly with VSOP Club to get the discount.

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Author: Justin Graves