The 2023 edition of WPT Prime Vietnam will occur from May 16-29 at the Crown Poker Club in Hanoi City. Last year’s edition boasted a record 777 entries, making it the largest WPT tournament ever in Vietnam. This year that record may be beaten. The WPT Prime Vietnam Main Event will start on May 25th with 3 starting flights. The buy in will be $1,000 and the event will offer a guaranteed prize pool of $511,000.
The WPT Prime Vietnam Festival
The festival offers 38 events with entries ranging from $140 to the Billionaire Club High Stakes Challenge at $9,000. The action will begin on May 16 with an Opener event with a $375 buy-in. This event offers three starting rounds and a $85,000 guaranteed prize pool. Additionally, WPT Prime Vietnam offers a guaranteed prize pool of $1.2 million to be distributed among all tournaments in the series.
The featured events:
|#||Event||Date||Buy-In||GTD Prize Pool|
|1||WPT Opener||May 16-18||$375||$85,000|
|2||Single Day High Roller||May 16||$2,300|
|6||Mystery Bounty||May 18-21||$468||$127,000|
|9||Billionaire Club Challenge||May 19||$9,000|
|15||Megastack High Roller||May 21||$3,200|
|18||Warm Up||May 22-24||$703||$85,000|
|20||WPT Ladies Event||May 22||$140|
|27||WPT Prime Main Event||May 25-29||$1,066||$511,751|
|28||Super High Roller||May 25-26||$4,200|
You can see the complete schedule and structures of all the WPT Prime Vietnam events in this link.
The Main Event
- Day 1A: Thursday, May 25 at 11 AM (play till field is in the money)
- Day 1B: Friday, May 26 at 11 AM (play till field is in the money)
- Day 1C: Saturday, May 27 at 11 AM (play till field is in the money)
- Day 2: Sunday, May 28 at 11 AM (play till the final table has been reached)
- Final Table: Monday, May 29 at 12 PM
- Buy-In: $1,066
- Starting Stack: 30,000 chips (150 big blinds)
- Guaranteed Prize Pool: $511,751
- Ante Format: Big Blind Ante
- Blind Levels: 40 minutes during Day 1 and 60 minutes during Day 2 and Final Table
- First Blind Level: 100/200 with 200 Big Blind Ante
- Late Registration: registration closes at the start of Level 7
- Payouts: 12.5% of the field
The WPT Prime Vietnam Venue
Crown Poker Club is located at 214 Hao Nam, 7th floor of NHS Center, Dong Da in Hanoi. The lounge features 30 poker tables and has its own kitchen offering a wide variety of dishes. It is equipped with the latest table system and the best live streaming devices available.
The WPT Prime Vietnam festival organizers are offering a variety of packages to players that include lodging at the Pullman Hotel, breakfast, a 20% discount on food and beverages for $95 per night. To qualify for this price individuals must play the Main Event, the Warm-Up, or one of the High Roller events. For more information please email [email protected].
We're headed back to Asia for #WPTPrimeVietnam in May featuring a VND25,000,000 Main Event @CrownPokerClub! 🇻🇳
Festival Dates 🎉: May 16 – May 29
Main Event Dates 🏆: May 25 – May 29
More Info & Full Schedule: https://t.co/90zg7EeRbk pic.twitter.com/MZ22sssurN
— World Poker Tour (@WPT) April 21, 2023
Hanoi is the capital of Vietnam and the second largest city in the country after Ho Chi Minh City. It is located in the northern part of the country, on the right bank of the Red River just over 1,000 miles north of Ho Chi Minh City and about 75 miles west of Hải Phòng, Vietnam’s main port.
The ten most popular attractions in Hanoi are: the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long, Water Puppet Theatre, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, The Perfume Pagoda, Hoan Kiem Lake and Ngoc Son, Dong Xuan Market, Hanoi Old Quarter, Ba Vi National Park, Hanoi Opera House, and the Temple of Literature.
Past Editions of WPT in Vietnam
The World Poker Tour visited Vietnam five times, starting in 2014 with the WPT Dragon Series. The most recent edition was last year with the new WPT Prime circuit. Below are all the champions of the Vietnam main events:
|WPT Dragon Series||April 2014||$10K||10||$100K||Jiang Yu||$28K|
|WPT DeepStacks||October 2018||$1K||679||$566K||Dhaval Mudgal||$104K|
|WPT DeepStacks||March 2019||$1K||686||$652K||Vicent Chauve||$119K|
|WPT DeepStacks||September 2019||$2.4K||373||$983K||Hamish Crawshaw||$163K|
|WPT Prime||May 2022||$1K||777||$738K||Zarvan Tumboli||$131K|
Last year’s edition of WPT Prime Vietnam registered a record 777 entries (the largest WPT tournament ever in Vietnam) and distributed $738,020 in prizes among the top 96 players. Two players from India defined the tournament: Ashish Munot took second, winning $87K, while the champion was Zarvan Tumboli, winning the biggest prize of his career: $131,394.
Zarvan Tumboli won his way into the WPT history books by taking down the 777-entry field of the WPT Prime Vietnam Main Event at the Crown Poker Club in Hanoi to become the first-ever WPT Prime champion!
Zarvan takes home the trophy, the glory, and $131,134 USD for first! pic.twitter.com/gRv6gk1PJ1
— World Poker Tour (@WPT) May 30, 2022
Will it be possible to surpass the 777 entries in the Main Event this year? During 2023 the WPT Prime circuit has thus far passed through Paris (1,071 entries), Gold Coast (1,224), Cambodia (1,011), Amsterdam (1,000) and India (857). Will WPT Vietnam Prime top the 1,000 entry mark to become the largest WPT field in Vietnam yet? We will soon find out.