APT Da Nang Vietnam VSOP 2022

Event 32: Super High Rollers

The conclusion of the 2-day Super High Roller Event

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The 2-day Super High Roller came to a close with Japanese Satoshi Kuriga at the top of the field, winning the coveted first-place prizes of ₫663,480,000 (~$28,108.00) cold cash and the Super High Roller lion trophy. This is no surprise; he started the final day as the chip leader with 159.9k in his stack.

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Kuriga was the champion for two events: Head Hunter (Event 12) during the APT Phu Quoc in April 2022 and Single Day High Rollers (Event #6) during APT Vietnam Ho Chi Minh in August 2022. He also made the final table of a previous Super High Rollers (Event 6) during the APT Phu Quoc in April 2022.

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Keita Minami was the event’s runner-up, winning ₫325,920,000 (~$13,807.00) for his valiant effort. Minami was the Deep Stack Turbo (Event #13) runner-up during this event. He won Monster Stack (Event 18) Asian Poker Tour - APT Phu Quoc in April 2022. He was also part of the Single Day High Rollers (Event #20) and Single Day High Rollers (Event #10) final tables during APT Vietnam Ho Chi Minh in August 2022.

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Tu Thanh Le from Australia was the other money finalist, winning ₫174,500,000 (~$7,393.00) in 3rd place. He is no stranger to the APT stage, as evidenced by his previous winnings across several APT tournaments in the past.

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Several players came close to the money but ran short. A few notables were Ngo Van Dat, who made the final table of the **High Rollers (Event #17) ** in APT Vietnam Ho Chi Minh last August 2022; Grant Gardner with four APT High Roller final table finishes; Alex Xiang Wei Lee who made two High Roller final tables in this series.

See you on February 2023 when the Asian Poker Tour returns to Hanoi, bigger and better than ever!

Satoshi Kuriga is the Super High Roller Champion (₫663,480,000)

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It’s official. We have a new Super High Roller champion!

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Satoshi Kuriga started and ended the day strong as the Japanese pro began the final day with the highest chip stack on the field. His last match with fellow Japanese Keita Minami was intense and ended with a decisive king on the river.

He won ₫663,480,000 (~$28,108.00) and the Super High Roller lion trophy.

Keita Minami gets the 2nd place finish (₫325,920,000)

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Pre-flop, Keita Minami shoved all-in and Satoshi Kuriga called.

The showdown between Minami with A♦ 9♠ and Kuriga with K♦ 7♦

The board opened: 5♠ Q♦ 2♦ 8♥ K♣

Kuriga hit a pair of kings on the river and takes the championship, eliminating Minami in 2nd place with ₫325,920,000 (~$13,807.00). ENZ_8496.jpg

Japan vs Japan heads-up on the championship

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Level 18 blinds

Blinds 5k/10k BBA

2 players left

Keita Minami and Satoshi Kuriga are both from Japan. These poker veterans are facing-off for the chance of a huge money jump.

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The one who busts will take home ₫325,920,000 (~$13,807.00) and the one who wins will win the trophy and ₫663,480,000 (~$28,108.00).

Tu Thanh Le gets the 3rd place finish (₫174,500,000)

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Pre-flop, Satoshi Kuriga, button, raised to 16k. Keita Minami flat called on the small blind. Tu Thanh Le shoved all-in on the big blind. Kuriga and Minami called.

No showdown on the three-hand pot.

The flop opened: 5♦ 6♥ 3♦

Checks from both players.

Turn: A♥

Checks from both players.

River: T♦

Minami checked and Kuriga bet 40k. Minami called and showdown ensued.

Kuriga had A♦ Q♦ nut flush, winning against both players and eliminating Le in 3rd place, winning ₫174,500,000 (~$7,393.00)

Three remaining players in the money

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The remaining three players, two from Japan and one from Australia, are battling it out for a total of 1.16 billion VND (~$49,307.00) in prizes.

Winners for the Super High Roller tournament will get the following amounts:

  1. ₫663,480,000 (~$28,108.00)
  2. ₫325,920,000 (~$13,807.00)
  3. ₫174,500,000 (~$7,393.00)

Congratulations in advance to Keita Minami, Tu Thanh Le, and Satoshi Kuriga who are in the money.

Sung Keung Pang bursts the money bubble

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Pre-flop, Kieta Minami, button, raised 16k. Sung Keung Pang, big blind, shoved all-in. Minami snap-called.

Showdown between Minami with K♦ K♣ and Pang with 9♠ 9♦

The board opened with: 9♣ 7♣ T♥ T♠ T♣

A shocking round with Pang hitting a set on the flop, boat on the turn, then suddenly getting a lower boat to the third ten. Minami made a tens full of kings on the river, beating Pang's tens full of nines.

Pang is eliminated in 4th place.

Level 17 blinds

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Blinds 4k/8k BBA

4 Players in, 1 left to bust before the money.

Break time

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Players are on a 15-minute break.

Ngo Van Dat busts out

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Pre-flop, Keita Minami, UTG, raised to 12k. Ngo Van Dat, button, 3-bet to 32k. Minami looked at Dat's stack and shoved. Dat called and heads up showdown commenced.

Minami with K♦ K♠ and Dat with Q♥ Q♣

Community cards came out: 4♣ 2♠ T♥ K♥ 7♠

Minami won with set of kings, eliminating Dat just before the money. ENZ_8481.jpg

Level 16 blinds

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Level 16 blinds

Blinds 3k/6k BBA

5 Players in, 2 left to bust before the money.

Grant Gardner busts out

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Pre-flop, Grant Gardner shoved all his 7k chips on the cut-off. Keita Minami called on the big blind. Heads-up showdown to the flop with Gardner holding K♦ 4♣ and Minami with J♣ 9♥. Gardner is ahead pre-flop but all of the cards are live.

The community cards opened as: 3♠ A♣ 2♦ 7h: J♥

Minami hit a pair of jacks on the river, eliminating Gardner from the final table. ENZ_8484.jpg

Three-way all-in on the Final Table!

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Pre-flop, Satoshi Kuriga, UTG, shoved all-in with 69k. Grant Gardner, small blind, jammed his 76k and Sung Keung Pang, big blind, also shoved his entire stacks.

The three-way showdown between Kuriga with A♠ Q♥, Gardner with A♦ K♣ and Pang with A♣ K♠.

The board opened: T♥ 6♠ 6♣ 3♥ Q♦

Kuriga gets a triple up.

Level 15 blinds

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Blinds 3k/5k BBA

6 Players in. 3 left to bust before the money.

Shung Er Sua busts out

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Pre-flop, Ngo Van Dat, UTG+1, raised to 8k. Grant Gardner re-raised to 42k. Shung Er Sua on the small blind shoved all-in with 15k. Ngo Van Dat also jammed his remaining stack and Gardner moved out of the way for the heads-up.

The showdown between Dat with Q♠ Q♣ and Sua with 5♦ 4♦

The board opened: K♥ 2♦ 2♥ 8♣ 8♥

Dat's two pairs of queens and eights eliminated Sua. ENZ_8489.jpg

Alex Lee busts out

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Pre-flop, Alex Xiang Wei Lee on the hijack went all-in. Ngo Van Dat on the dealer button also went all-in.

Showdown between Lee with A♣ 9♥ and Dat with K♠ Q♥.

The board opened: 9♦ T♠ 5♥ 2♠ K♥

The king on the river eliminated Lee from the final table. ENZ_8491.jpg

Level 14 blinds

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Blinds 2k/4k BBA

8 Players in. 6 left to bust before the money.

Sua doubles up

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Pre-flop, Alex Xiang Wei Lee, UTG+1 raised to 7.5k. Shung Er Sua shoved all-in.

Showdown between:

Lee with A♣ J♥ and Sua with A♦ 8♣ Lee's kicker dominated Sua's hand.

The board opened: 2♣ 7♣ 8♦ 5♠ 6♥

Sua hit a top pair on the flop and stays in the game.

Action resumes on the final table

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Break time

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The players are on a 15-minute break.

Hong busts short of the final table

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The final table bubble has been declared.

Nguyen Dang Lam Hong shoved all her chips on the button and got called by Tu Thanh Le on the small blind.

Showdown between Hong with A♥ 4♥ and Le with A♣ T♠

The board opened: J♠ 8♦ 9♥ Q♣ J♦

Le made a straight on the turn, with Hong only drawing for a split pot with a 10 on the river. Unfortunately, the river was a jack and Le's one-card straight with the ten eliminated Hong from the competition.

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Grant Gardner doubles up

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Pre-flop, Grant Gardner, shoved all-in and Shung Er Sua called.

Showdown between Gardner's 7♥ 7♠ and Sua's J♠ J♦

The board opened: J♥ K♦ Q♦ 7♣ 7♦

Gardner makes a runner seven quads to double up against Sua's jacks full of sevens.

Level 13 blinds

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Blinds 1.5k/3k BBA

9 Players in. 6 left to bust before the money.

9 players left

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There are 9 players left in the Super High Rollers tournament and all are seated on the featured table. Seats for all remaining players are redrawn.

Button is redrawn to seat 4.

Jason Lau eliminated by Nguyen Dang Lam Hong

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Pre-flop, Jason Lau, UTG, shoved all-in. Nguyen Dang Lam Hong, on the button, called. Showdown between short-stack Lau with A♥ K♣ and Hong with K♠ K♥

The board opened: 2♠ T♠ Q♥ 3♣ 4♥

Hong's pocket kings beat Lau's ace-high and eliminated him from the competition.

Jason Lau was simultaneously playing two tables before busting out of the Super High Roller since he also made the Monster Stack final day.

Level 12 blinds

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Blinds 1.5k/2.5k BBA

with 11 Players in from 16 entries

Setup hand almost got Lee's chips

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Pre-flop, Shung Er Sua, UTG, raised to 4k. Alex Xiang Wei Lee 3-bet to 11.5k, and Sua called.

Flop opened as: Q♣ 6♦ 4♣

Sua checked, and Lee bet 7k. Sua raised to 19k and Lee folded.

Keita Minami wins with aces

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We arrived at a river action heads-up between Keita Minami and Nguyen Dang Lam Hong with the board showing: Q♠ 7♠ 4♥ K♣ 7♥ and the pot size at around 35k.

Minami bet 20k and Hong tanked her action before calling.

Minami showed his A♠ A♥ and Hong said "you're so lucky. I got two pairs." before mucking her hand. Minami's aces made two pairs aces and sevens on the river, beating whatever two pair combination would have been formed (Q-4, K-Q, K-4) on the board during the turn.

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30-minute delay

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The stream is now live! Will now implement a 30-minute delay in the reporting as a courtesy to the live stream viewers.

Satoshi Kuriga is looking for another high roller title

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Satoshi Kuriga has the highest chip stack at the start of Final Day.

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He was the NLH Single Day High Rollers (Event#6) title holder at the APT Vietnam Ho Chi Minh back in August 2022. He also made it to the final table of the NLH Super High Rollers (Event#6) during the APT Phu Quoc back in April 2022.

Super High Roller Money

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The remaining 13 players are battling it out for a total of 1.16 billion VND (~$49,307.00) in prizes.

Winners for the Super High Roller tournament will get the following amounts:

  1. ₫663,480,000 (~$28,108.00)
  2. ₫325,920,000 (~$13,807.00)
  3. ₫174,500,000 (~$7,393.00)

Level 11 blinds

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Blinds 1k/2k BBA

with 13 Players in from 16 entries

Registration is officially closed! Prizes announcements coming soon!

Break time

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Players are on a 15-minute break with chip race

Level 10 blinds

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We are now in Level 10

Blinds 800/1.6k BBA

with 12 Players in

Entries still available during the break.

Super High Roller is starting soon

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Japan's Satoshi Kuriga is the Super High Roller Day 1 chip leader going into the Final Day.

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The Super High Roller had nine entries with the current prize pool at ₫698,400,000 (~$29,332). Registrations are available until the end of the first break after level 10.

These are the 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