APT Da Nang Vietnam VSOP 2022 hosted in partnership with the Vietnam Series of Poker (VSOP) in the Ballroom of the Risemount Premier Resort in Da Nang from December 8 to 18 concluded with Singapore’s Benjamin Sai winning the coveted Asian Poker Tour Player of the Series (POS) title.
Sai cashed eight times at the inaugural series, winning Event #1: Mystery Bounty and Event #18: High Roller Single Day to top the leaderboard with 1,341.26 points. His POS victory earned him a Main Event seat to the APT Hanoi 2023 along with the POS trophy and VN₫1,098,050,000 (~$46,118).
According to the official states by the APT, the 10-day inaugural series featuring 34 events saw 478 unique players from 41 countries compete for VN₫40,827,300,000 (~$1,714,958) in prize money. Nearly 29.3% of this prize money was awarded in the Main Event, which saw 217 unique players from 32 different countries battle it out for a VN₫11,960,100,000 (~$502,325) in the prize pool.
Vietnam’s Dinh Van Tien Wins Event #31: Monster Stack For VN₫ 466.35 Million
The final day of the series had five events, with Event #31:Monster Stack being the biggest attraction. The VN₫ 16.5 Million buy-in Event #31 saw 48 qualifiers from two flights, including five Indians.
In the end, the tournament ended with Event #3: Deep Stack Hyper Turbo winner, Vietnam’s Dinh Van Tien shipping the title and adding a second APT title to his resume. Tien struck a heads-up deal with Russia’s Aleksei Varashev, with both players pocketing VN₫ 466.355 Million (~$19,586) each.
Only three Indians crossed the money line, with Pratik Jain headlining them. He placed fifth for VN₫ 140 Million. The other Indians to cash were Akshay Kapoor (18th for VN₫ 33.74 Million) and Ashish Munot (25th for VN₫ 23.43 Million), with Abhishek Paul and Aditya Sushant falling empty-handed.
Final Table Results (VND)
- Dinh Van Tien – VN₫ 466,355,000*
- Aleksei Varashev – VN₫ 466,355,000*
- Hoi Wai Tam – VN₫ 259,360,000
- Lam Wing Yin – VN₫ 187,330,000
- Pratik Jain – VN₫ 140,100,000
- Nguyen Viet Anh – VN₫ 108,120,000
- Dinh Tien Thanh– VN₫ 85,860,000
- Peter Kiem – VN₫ 69,950,000
Japan’s Satoshi Kuriga Ships Event #32: Super High Roller For VN₫ 707.71 Million
Japan’s Satoshi Kuriga victory in the VN₫ 86 Million buy-in vent #32 Super High Roller was a special one as the player went wire-to-wire, winning the coveted high roller title for VN₫ 707,710,000.
The second and final day saw the eight surviving Day 1 players joined by a further eight callengers to bring the total field to 16 (15 unique), building VN₫1,241,600,000 (~$52,147) in the prize pool.
Kuriga returned as the start-of-day chip leader and went wire to wire-to win his third APT title. The key hand for Kuriga came during the six-handed play. Kuriga won a monster three-way pre-flop all-in with his ace-queen dominating Grant Gardner and Sung Keung Pang, both holding ace-king.
After busting Australia’s Tu Thanh Le in third place with the nut flush, Kuriga bested his fellow countryman Keita Minami heads-up to claim the title for the top VN₫ 707,710,000 prize.
Final Table Results (VND)
- Satoshi Kuriga – VN₫ 707,710,000
- Keita Minami – VN₫ 347,650,000
- Tu Thanh Le – VN₫ 186,240,000
Korea’s Daeho An (Won Event #35: High Rollers Single Day for VN₫ 271.60 Million), Indonesia’s Jimmy Johan (Won Event #34: High Rollers Single Day for VN₫ 103.830 Million), and Vietnam’s Vu Hoai Lam (Won Event #33: Deep Stack Hyper Turbo for VN₫ 61.31 Million) won the last few APT trophies.