World Poker Tour and Crown Poker Club, Hanoi announce WPTDeepStacks Festival for April

It has been over a year and a half since the World Poker Tour made a live appearance in Vietnam, one of the prime budding poker communities within the Asian region.

It’s 2019 events were hailed as a huge success as it offered its richest tournament to date with the Main Event posting a buy-in of VND 55 million (~USD 2,400) and a hefty guarantee of VND 15 billion (~USD 645,000). A total of 373 players flocked to the event only to see New Zealand’s Hamish Crawshaw take down the top prize of VND 3.78 billion (~USD 163,000) from the VND 18 billion (~USD 780,000) generated prize pool. Given the turn out and growing interest seen from the local and international scene, WPT was well expected to make a return in the near future. The current global health crisis however, put a massive pause on everyone’s plans making the anticipation for this year’s events even bigger.

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WPT Vietnam

Despite WPT Cambodia’s Asia-Pacific Championship and WPTDeepStacks Gold Coast being postponed for a later date, it seems Vietnam’s WPTDeepStacks festival is ready to push through with its highly awaited events this coming April. The whole festival taking place in Hanoi, Vietnam’s biggest poker room Crown Poker Club, will be directed by no other than WPT live event specialist Danny McDonagh himself. Running from April 16-25, 2021, the series is targeted mainly for the local audience considering the limitations on international travel as of the moment. The dates of April 16-25 are subject to regulatory approval so players are recommended to await approval before confirming travel.

A full schedule of 13 events await eager players with buy-ins for the games ranging from VND 3.5 million (~USD 152) to as high as VND 55 million (~USD 2,385) for the Super High Roller event. Other variants such as Short Deck and Pot Limit Omaha events are also available on schedule for those looking for action apart from the classic No Limit Hold’em. The highlight of the festival on the other hand, remains to be the Main Event which poses a noteworthy VND 4 billion (~USD 173,500) guaranteed prize pool with a more reasonable buy-in of VND 22 million (~USD 954).

For this edition, the prizepool is expected to be smaller, catering mostly to local players. The buy-in stands to be roughly half of the previous Main Event’s with participants having multiple opportunities to get in to day two across four total starting flights. Satellites for as modest as VND 2 million (~USD 86) will also be running throughout the schedule, giving players of lower bankrolls a chance for a smashing payout. The final table is scheduled to conclude on its last day of events with the new champion crowned on April 25th along with the coveted top prize.

Eligible players can qualify for the WPTDS Hanoi Main Event through satellites on the Poker King platform, from the comfort of home.

Venue: Crown Poker Club

Address: 7th Floor, NHS Center Building, 214 Hao Nam Street, Cat Linh, Dong Da District, Hanoi, Vietnam

2021 WPTDeepStacks Hanoi Schedule of Events

Date Time Event Buy-in (VND) Re-entry
April 16, 2021 (Friday) 11:00 AM #1 Warm Up Event Day 1A – VND 1.5 Billion GTD 7,000,000 (6,300,000 + 700,000) 2 Re-entries
4:00 PM #2 Deepstack Turbo 4,000,000 (3,500,000 + 500,000) 1 Re-entry
April 17, 2021 (Saturday) 11:00 AM #1 Warm Up Event Day 1B – VND 1.5 Billion GTD 7,000,000 (6,300,000 + 700,000) 2 Re-entries
4:00 PM #1 Warm Up Event Day 1C – VND 1.5 Billion GTD (25 min levels) 7,000,000 (6,300,000 + 700,000) 2 Re-entries
April 18, 2021 (Sunday) 11:00 AM #1 Warm Up Event Day 2
12:15 PM #3 Superstack 5,000,000 (4,500,000 + 500,000) 1 Re-entry
1:00 PM #4 Single Day High Roller 33,000,000 (30,000,000 + 3,000,000) Unlimited re-entry
April 19, 2021 (Monday) 12:00 PM #5 All Bankrolls Flight 1 – Play to 5% ITM 3,500,000 (3,150,000 + 350,000) 1 Re-entry
3:00 PM #5 All Bankrolls Flight 2 – Play to 10% ITM 7,000,000 (6,300,000 + 700,000) 1 Re-entry
6:30 PM #5 All Bankrolls Flight 3 – Play to 20% ITM 14,000,000 (12,600,000 + 1,400,000) 1 Re-entry
April 20, 2021 (Tuesday) 11:00 AM #5 All Bankrolls Day 2
1:00 PM #6 Bounty Event (VND 2,000,000 per bounty) 6,000,000 (5,400,000 + 600,000) 1 Re-entry
April 21, 2021 (Wednesday) 11:30 AM #7 WPTDeepStacks Hanoi Main Event Day 1A – VND 4 Billion GTD 22,000,000 (20,000,000 + 2,000,000) 1 Re-entry per day
1:00 PM #8 Super High Roller Day 1 55,000,000 (50,000,000 + 5,000,000) Unlimited re-entry
4:00 PM #9 Short Deck 5,000,000 (4,500,000 + 500,000)
April 22, 2021 (Thursday) 11:00 AM #8 Super High Roller Day 2
11:30 AM #7 WPTDeepStacks Hanoi Main Event Day 1B – VND 4 Billion GTD 22,000,000 (20,000,000 + 2,000,000) 1 Re-entry per day
4:00 PM #10 PLO 5,000,000 (4,500,000 + 500,000) 2 Re-entries
April 23, 2021 (Friday) 11:30 AM #7 WPTDeepStacks Hanoi Main Event Day 1C – VND 4 Billion GTD 22,000,000 (20,000,000 + 2,000,000) 1 Re-entry per day
5:30 PM #7 WPTDeepStacks Hanoi Main Event Day 1D – VND 4 Billion GTD (25 min levels) 22,000,000 (20,000,000 + 2,000,000) 1 Re-entry per day
April 24, 2021 (Saturday) 11:00 AM #7 WPTDeepStacks Hanoi Main Event Day 2 – VND 4 Billion GTD
12:00 PM #11 Crown Poker Club Superstack Classic Freezeout 2-Day Event 6,000,000 (5,400,000 + 600,000)
1:00 PM #12 High Roller 2-Day Event – VND 1 Billion GTD 33,000,000 (30,000,000 + 3,000,000) Unlimited re-entry
April 25, 2021 (Sunday) 11:00 AM #11 Crown Poker Club Superstack Classic Freezeout Day 2
12:00 PM #7 WPTDeepStacks Hanoi Main Event Final Table – VND 4 Billion GTD
1:00 PM #12 High Roller Day 2
1:30 PM #13 Megastack Finale – VND 300 Million GTD 5,000,000 (4,500,000 + 500,000) Unlimited re-entry
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Janette Dee

Graduated from De La Salle University, Janette works as a full time teacher in Manila, Philippines. She has long joined the local poker community as a recreational player for the last decade. Having a natural love for the game, she decided to branch out into a different avenue of poker. Currently, Janette works for Somuchpoker as a content writer reporting local and international news for the site.

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