The action at the U Series of Poker (USOP) 2023 running at the Crown Poker Club is heating up. Stealing the thunder on Day 3 of the series was the 3BN GTD Mystery Bounty. It turned out to be a huge day for Russia’s Anatolii Gorbushin and Vietnam’s Vu Thai Bao both crushing the event. In the end, there could only be one winner. Gorbushin clinched it for his first live title. His road to victory was exhilarating as he eliminated an impressive 10 players to earn VND 172,500,000 in bounty prizes. This brought his combined winnings from the event to a stunning VND 722,500,000.
Leading up to the final table, Gorbushin knocked out seven players. His most crucial hand came during five-handed play when he scored a huge double up with his Ah 3h full house against Vu’s As 6s two pair. He then knocked out Thien Ha (4th), Vu (3rd), and Le Xuan Long (2nd) to clinch the title.
It was a significant event for Team India, with six Indians cashing out the tournament. Unsurprisingly, Arjanveer Singh Chadha headlined the list of the team’s scorecard, finishing 20th for VND 88,500,000 after advancing to Day 2 with the third largest stack of 452,000. He knocked out two opponents and collected VND 60,000,000 in bounties. Kunal Patni, a Mumbai pro who scored three bounties, exited in 27th place for VND 40,300,000 – VND 20,000,000 in bounties). Other Indians who cashed the event were Rishab Malik (38th for VND 14,400,000), Gaurav Sood (41st for VND 14,400,000), Ronak Agrawal (46th for VND 12,800,000) & Sahil Agarwal (55th for VND 12,000,000).
Sporting a VND 11,000,000 buy-in, the event featured a guarantee of VND 3,000,000,000 (USD 124,560) and paid the top 63 players. An impressive 497 participated and generated VND 3,127,200,000 (USD 129,840) prize pool and VND 1,683,900,000 (USD 69,915) in bounty prize pool.
Final Table Payouts (VND)
- Anatolii Gorbushin – 722,500,000*
- Le Xuan Long – 562,500,000*
- Vu Thai Bao – 988,000,000
- Ha Van Thien – 232,000,000
- Nguyen Quy Quyen – 164,000,000
- Vu Duc Trung – 130,000,000
- Nguyen Van Viet – 98,000,000
- Phi Tien Sang – 191,100,000
- Dinh Quang Vu – 90,300,000
More details from the ongoing USOP are to follow shortly. Stay tuned in for more updates!