Homegrown poker festivals are thriving in Vietnam, and just in 2 weeks, the place you should be is the Vietnam Series of Poker (VSOP) Championship IX. Pegged by players as the coolest looking poker room in Hanoi, the upcoming series by VSOP showcases an impressive ₫20 Billion (~$860,000) in combined guarantees. This is the richest Championship series prize pool announced by the poker room, increasing by an additional 17 billion Vietnamese dong compared to the first edition two years ago.
Adding to the event’s appeal are the buy ins which accommodates players of all types of bankrolls. Tournaments start from as low as ₫1.2 Million (~$52) to ₫55 Million (~$2,360). In total, 29 titles are up for grabs including the series highlight ₫6 Billion guaranteed Main Event. Mark your calendars as the ten-day series draws near, running from September 08 to 17, 2023.
This year has been tremendous for the VSOP with its homegrown festival guarantees rising in just four years from ₫3 Billion to a mighty ₫20 Billion. In July, the room experienced its mid-year international festival with the Asian Poker Tour hosting a ten-day series that eventually paid out an enormous over ₫90 Billion (~$3.87+ Million).
For the upcoming games, the VSOP teams up with the APT once again to give players a chance at winning an APT Hanoi Billions Main Event & Kick-Off Tickets. We have those details below including other promos and schedule highlights to look forward to. Click the link for the full lineup of events.
MAIN EVENT – ₫6 Billion guaranteed
The VSOP Championship IX presents a long list of guaranteed prize pools, the biggest of course is designated for the Main Event which brings in a ₫6,000,000,000 (~$258,100) guarantee. The Main Event kicks off with three starting days plus a turbo flight. This is followed by Day 2 and the Final 8. Buy in is ₫16.5 Million (~$665). It runs from September 12 to 16.
Promo alert! It pays to sign up early with two incentives to take advantage of. For Day 1A, the club apply discount 50% rake for all buy-in and re-buys, and after for Day 1B will be Early Bird – Free Rake for 6 first players . In addition, players that register before the end of Level 1 of Day 1A and of Day 1B are automatically awarded Bubble Protection. For those new to the bubble protection promo, you receive your buy in back if you bust during the bubble round without any pay.
VIETNAM NATIONAL CUP – ₫2.5 Billion guaranteed
The Vietnam National Cup brings in the second largest guarantee featuring a ₫2,500,000,000 (~$107,500) prize pool. It takes place on the tail end of the series, running from September 15 to 17 with two starting days offered. Buy in is ₫25 Million (~$1075).
Promo alert! Just like the Main Event, it pays to sign up early to this event with two promos to take advantage of. For Day 1A registrants only, Early Bird special applies which means FREE RAKE for 6 first players. In addition, for players that register before the end of Level 1 of Day 1A, you are eligible for Bubble Protection. For those new to the bubble protection promo, you receive your buy in back if you bust during the bubble round without any pay.
Other key events – GTD ₫500 Million to ₫1.5 Billion
In addition to the above-mentioned events are numerous million dong guaranteed prize pools. The upper end features guarantees from ₫500 Million to ₫1.5 Billion, we have those listed below. The remaining guarantees of ₫80 Million to ₫300 Million are all Bounty tournaments.
VSOP Kick-Off – ₫1.5B GTD (~$64,500) ) – September 08 to 09 – ₫6,600,000 (~$284) buy in
Single Day High Roller – ₫500M GTD (~$21,500) – September 08,09 – ₫22,000,000 (~$947) buy in
Mystery Bounty – ₫1.5B GTD (~$64,500) ) – September 09 to 10 – ₫7,700,000 (~$332) buy in
High Roller Shot Clock – ₫600M GTD (~$25,800) – September 10 – ₫33,000,000 (~$1,420) buy in
Monster Stack – ₫1B GTD (~$43,000) – September 10 – ₫8,800,000 (~$379) buy in
Hanoi Dragon Cup – ₫600M GTD (~$25,800) – September 11 – ₫6,600,000 (~$284) buy in
Super Stars Challenge – ₫1.5B GTD (~$64,500) – September 12 to 13 – ₫55,000,000 (~$2,366) buy in
Mini Main Event – ₫1.5B GTD (~$64,500) ) – September 15 to 16 – ₫7,700,000 (~$332) buy in
Rising Stars – ₫1B GTD (~$43,000) – September 17 – ₫8,800,000 (~$379) buy in
(*) Buy-in price is only an estimated value and may change based on the actual exchange rate at the time of the tournament.
Live Streamed events
To bring the action right to your fingertips, several events will stream live on the VSOP facebook page. Scheduled live streams are listed below:
VSOP Kick-Off Final Day – September 09
Mystery Bounty Final Day – September 10
Hanoi Dragon Cup – September 11
Super Stars Challenge – September 13
VSOP Championship Main Event Final 8 – September 16
Vietnam National Cup Final Day – September 17
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