Cards flying at USOP Hanoi! Instant cooler on the first deal of Mini High Roller

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Cards are flying in Hanoi with U Series of Poker back at the Crown Poker Club for its second Vietnam installment this year. The first of 38 USOP trophies are now up for grabs! The highly anticipated event opened its doors with Day 1A of the Mystery Bounty 3BN guaranteed followed shortly after by the first high roller event, the Mini High Roller 1BN guaranteed. Later this afternoon, two more events will join the floor, the Deepstack and the Hyper Turbo.

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Update on the action, registration for the Mystery Bounty event closes at 340pm (local time). Currently 70 entries on the screen. Once reg ends, the heat plays down to ITM of 12.5% of the field. Buy in is VND 11,000,000 (~USD 465). A total of three entry heats are scheduled with Day 1B and Day 1C taking place tomorrow, September 2, 2023.

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Over at the Mini High Roller, it was instant cooler on the first deal! Yeh Hung-Wei and Nguyen Trung Quan all in on a flop 5c4c7h. Nguyen check-called all in with 9s9h, Yeh was ahead QsQd, the turn Kc and river Qh further improved Yeh to snatch up a fast double up. Nguyen immediately re-entered.

Other players spotted were USOP Vietnam Main Event champion Nguyen Ngoc Dai, high roller Pham Tien Dung, circuit trophy chaser Kyle Bao Diep, and notable local Vu Thai Bao.

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pham tien dungPham Tien Dung
kyle baoKyle Bao Diep
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Others joining the action were Kunal Patni, Tan Tong, Nguyen Huu Tuan, Nguyen Quang Huy, and locally decorated high roller Chu Thanh. More players are expected within the day and the next.

USOP Hanoi

USOP Hanoi is the young brand’s third event since its break out to the live scene on February 2023. With its variety of offerings and buy ins that cater to all types of bankrolls, the USOP has quickly become one of the most sought after festivals in the region.

Main Trophy

If you haven’t heard yet, for this edition, the brand has spiced up the schedule with VND 32 Billion in guaranteed prize pools. The star attraction is the Main Event which carries a mighty VND 12 Billion guarantee, that’s over half a million USD! Mark the dates, Main Event runs from September 7 to 11, 2023. Buy in is VND 25,000,000 (~USD 1,060).

Hoodies have become the go-to choice of table attire for poker players, and at USOP, participants who register and have their chips in play during Level 1 of the Main Event will be gifted the newest USOP hoodie. It’s advisable to join on Day 1A as supply is limited to a total of just 250 pieces.

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New Events

Several new events have also been added. The Heads Up Challenge is gearing up to be one of the most exciting with all 32 spots quickly claimed. Click the link down below for the list of players. Other new ones are:

Run It Twice – September 3, 2023
Mixed NLH/PLO – September 5, 2023
Tag Team Event – September 8, 2023
Freezeout – September 10, 2023

Check out the schedule for all the details.

USOP Hanoi – Full schedule


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Author: Bryan Adams