Vietnam's Huynh Ngoc Cuong Wins High Roller For ₫2.172BN (~$91K), Hong Kong's Yu Hoi Chan Leads Monster Stack

Ben Wilson / December 18, 2022

Vietnam's Huynh Ngoc Cuong Wins High Roller For ₫2.172BN (~$91K), Hong Kong's Yu Hoi Chan Leads Monster Stack

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DA NANG, VIETNAM, December 17, 2022 – The APT Da Nang Vietnam VSOP 2022 – partnered with the Vietnam Series of Poker (VSOP) – has another newly minted champion, with Vietnam's Huynh Ngoc Cuong winning the ₫6BN guaranteed ₫60,000,000+5,000,000 Event #21 High Roller.

Playing out in the ballroom of the five-star Risemount Premier Resort, the third and final day of the High Roller saw the 14 survivors of the 136-strong feild return to action, all looking to earn their slice of the ₫7,915,200,000 (~$332,438) prize pool.

All of the remaining players were guaranteed a payday of at least ₫130,970,000 (~$5,500), but it was the ₫2,172,700,000 (~$91,253) top prize all were aiming for.

Cuong returned tenth in the overall pecking order, and came to the official eight-handed final table as the shortest stack.

However, a stellar performance and that all-important little bit of luck saw the Vietnamese player eliminate five of the remaining field on his way to the top of the chip counts and, subsequently the title.

The Vietnamese player defeated the UK's Oliver Biles to claim his maiden APT title after a brief heads-up battle. In the final hand, Biles chose to limp with pocket kings and Cuong checked his option with queen seven offsuit.

The flop fell a favorable queen-seven-nine to give the Vietnamese player a lead he would not relinquish, check-raising the flop and betting every street to close out the win.

Biles collected ₫1,448,450,000 (~$60,834) for his runner-up finish, with the final table paying out as follows:

HIGH ROLLER FINAL TABLE RESULTS

  • 1st: Huynh Ngoc Cuong (Vietnam) – ₫2,172,700,000
  • 2nd: Oliver Biles (United Kingdom) – ₫1,448,450,000
  • 3rd: Remi Florent (Malta) – ₫1,006,940,000
  • 4th: Le Van Dien (Vietnam) – ₫727,300,000
  • 5th: Jason Lau (Malaysia) – ₫543,900,000
  • 6th: Ngo Van Dat (Vietnam) – ₫419,780,000
  • 7th: Maksim Skripkin (Russia) – ₫333,340,000
  • 8th: Dinh Tien Thanh (Vietnam) – ₫271,590,000

Notables to cash but come up short of the final table included India's Aditya Agarwal (10th for ₫188,600,000), APT Korea Incheon Main Event champion Farhad Aghayev (11th for ₫157,170,000), and Singapore's Benjamin Sai – whose 13th place finish further extends his lead in the Player of the Series race.

All prize pool and payout information can be viewed on the Official Results page.

You can follow all the action as it happened via the APT blog.

You can view all the High Roller action as it happened via the official APT YouTube Live Stream

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Hong Kong's Yu Hoi Chan Leads Monster Stack

Both flights of the ₫15,000,000+1,500,000 Event #31 Monster Stack played out concurrently, with the opening flight – Day 1A – kicking off at 12pm (GMT+7) on Saturday, December 17 and drawing 124 entries (90 unique).

The second turbo starting flight got underway a little later at 5pm and drew a further 44 entries (37 unique), bringing the total field size up to 168 (105 unique).

This generated a ₫2,444,400,000 (~$102,664) total prize pool, with the tournament paying out the top 28 places and the eventual winner walking away with a ₫559,630,000 (~$23,504) top prize.

The man best positioned to take that coming into the second and final day is Hong Kong's Yu Hoi Chan, who topped the Day 1A chip counts with a stack of 275,500.

Vietnam's Le Huy Thanh will return second in the overall pecking order after topping the Day 1B chip counts with a stack of 223,500, with the top ten Day 2 stacks as follows:

MONSTER STACK TOP TEN STACKS

  1. Yu Hoi Chan (Hong Kong) – 275,500
  2. Le Huy Thanh (Vietnam) – 223,500
  3. Ngo Khoa Anh (Vietnam) – 221,500
  4. Akshay Kapoor (India) – 196,500
  5. Pham Hung Cu Ong (Vietnam) – 176,500
  6. Jonas Magdalinski (Sweden) – 164,000
  7. Nguyen Viet Anh (Vietnam) – 155,500
  8. Pratik Jain (India) – 152,000
  9. Ta Khanh Linh (Vietnam) – 150,500
  10. Ka Lik Lau (China) – 147,500

A total of 48 players survived the respective Day 1 flights and will be returning to battle it out at the baize for Day 2, which gets underway at 12pm (GMT+7) on Sunday, December 18.

Other notables to make it through include Main Event final tablist Dinh Van Tien (142,500), Event #24 champion Duncan Son (140,600), reigning APT Korea Incheon Champion Farhad Aghayev (118,000), South Korea's Justin Jae Wook Shin (101,000) and World Series bracelet winner Aditya Shushant (97,000) to name but a few.

All prize pool and payout information can be viewed on the Official Results page.

For Monster Stack Day 2 Draw please CLICK HERE

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Japan's Satoshi Kuriga Leads Day 1 of the Super High Roller

All the high stacks action was not limited to the APT High Roller, with the Super High Roller attracting nine entries.

The current prize pool stands at ₫698,400,000 (~$29,332), with entry remaining open until the end of the first level played – level 10 – on Day 2.

Only one player – Vietnam's Ngoc Dai Nguyen – hit the rail by the time the nine 40-minute levels played out, leaving eight players to bag up their chips come the close of play.

It is Japan's Satoshi Kuriga the man to top the Day 1 chip counts, bagging a stack of 159,900.

Kuriga's fellow countryman Keita Minami bagged the second largest stack of 71,300, with Autralia's Tu Thanh Le (68,500) rounding out the top three, with the remaining field stacking up as follows:

SUPER HIGH ROLLER DAY 1 SURVIVORS

  1. Satoshi Kuriga (Japan) – 159,900
  2. Keita Minami (Japan) – 71,300
  3. Tu Thanh Le (Australia) – 68,500
  4. Sung Keung Pang (China) – 42,000
  5. Benjamin Sai (Singapore) – 31,600
  6. Sungsu Na (South Korea) – 30,300
  7. Grant Gardner (United Kingdom) – 29,500
  8. Nguyen Dang Lam Hong (Vietnam) – 20,000

Day 2 gets underway at 1pm (GMT+7) on Sunday, December 18 and the tournament will play down to a champion.

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Japan's Yukina Oza Wins Event #29 Deep Stack Turbo, Japan's Aoki Daiki Takes Down Event #30: Deep Stack Hyper Turbo

The inaugural APT Da Nang has crowned its first female champion outside of the Woman's Event, with Japan's Yukina Oza taking down the ₫5,000,000+500,000 Event #29 Deep Stack Turbo.

Oza defeated a 96-strong (63 unique) field to take the lioness' share of the ₫465,600,000 (~$19,555) prize pool, besting Vietnam's Huynh Ngoc Thai heads-up to claim the ₫122,440,000 (~$5,142) top prize and her maiden APT title.

Thai received ₫81,640,000 for his runner-up finish, with 16 players making the money and the official eight-handed final table paying out as follows:

EVENT #29 DEEP STACK TURBO FINAL TABLE RESULTS

  • 1st: Yukina Oza (Japan) – ₫122,440,000
  • 2nd: Huynh Ngoc Thai (Vietnam) – ₫81,640,000
  • 3rd: Tran Nam Trung (Vietnam) – ₫56,750,000
  • 4th: Shane Hodges (India) – ₫40,990,000
  • 5th: Hsiao-Chin Lin (Taiwan) – ₫30,660,000
  • 6th: Hing Yeung Cheng (China) – ₫23,660,000
  • 7th: Shung Er Sua (Malaysia) – ₫18,790,000
  • 8th: Ka Lik Lau (China) – ₫15,310,000

All prize pool and payout information can be viewed on the Official Results page.

For Event #29 Deep Stack Turbo Player List please CLICK HERE

It was another Japanese player – Aoki Daiki – who claimed gold in the Event #30 Deep Stack Hyper Turbo, defeating a 74-strong field (48 unique).

Daiki defeated South Korea's Junho Kim heads-up to take the ₫79,550,000 top prize, claiming his first APT title in the process, with Kim collecting ₫53,030,000 for his runner-up finish.

A total of 14 players cashed for a share of the ₫287,120,000 prize pool with the official eight-handed final table paying out as follows:

EVENT #30 DEEP STACK HYPER TURBO FINAL TABLE RESULTS

  • 1st: Aoki Daiki (Japan) – ₫79,550,000
  • 2nd: Junho Kim (South Korea) – ₫53,030,000
  • 3rd: Lam Wing Yin (China) – ₫36,870,000
  • 4th: An Daeho (South Korea) – ₫26,630,000
  • 5th: Hoi Wai Tam (Hong Kong) – ₫19,910,000
  • 6th: Jimmy Johan (Indonesia) – ₫15,370,000
  • 7th: Chun Kit Lam (China) – ₫12,210,000
  • 8th: Ng Hiu Man (China) – ₫9,940,000

All prize pool and payout information can be viewed on the Official Results page.

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