South Korea's Doo Sik Nam Crowned Inaugural APT Da Nang Main Event Champion, Winning ₫2,59BN (~$109K), Paul Kiem Tops Day 1B of High Roller

Ben Wilson / December 16, 2022

South Korea's Doo Sik Nam Crowned Inaugural APT Da Nang Main Event Champion, Winning ₫2,59BN (~$109K), Paul Kiem Tops Day 1B of High Roller

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DA NANG, VIETNAM, December 15, 2022 – The APT Da Nang Vietnam VSOP 2022 Main Event – partnered with the Vietnam Series of Poker (VSOP) – has a champion, with South Korea's Doo Sik Nam putting on a dominating final table performance to make his first live title win a memorable one.

Playing out in the ballroom of the five-star Risemount Premier Resort, just eight players out of the 417-strong Main Event field remained in contention at the start of the fourth and final day, all looking to win their slice of the ₫11,960,100,000 (~$502,235) total prize pool.

All remaining eight finalists were guaranteed a payout of at least ₫324,800,000 (~$13,640), but it was the ₫2,598,290,000 (~$109,128) top prize that all were gunning for.

However, none could come close to Nam who saw off all comers, busting four out of the seven other finalists on his way to victory.

This granted the South Korean player the prestigious honor of becoming the first player in APT history to lift the APT Da Nang Main Event trophy, seeing off challenges from 217 unique players from 32 different countries.

For a breakdown of the Main Event by Country/Region please CLICK HERE and you can see a graphic HERE.

Nam defeated Vietnam's Duc Trung Vu heads-up, coming into the confrontation with over a 3-to-1 chip lead – 7.8M in chips to Vu's to 2.4M.

While Vu gave it his best shot, he was unable to overcome this chip deficit, although the Vietnamese player went out swinging. In the final hand, Vu moved all-in over the top of a Nam open raise for the last of his chips holding ace ten offsuit. Nam made the call with king jack suited and spiked a king on the flop to lock up the win.

MAIN EVENT FINAL TABLE RESULTS

  • 1st: Doo Sik Nam (South Korea) – ₫2,598,290,000
  • 2nd: Duc Trung Vu (Vietnam) – ₫1,732,240,000
  • 3rd: Truong Vu Tuan Khanh (Vietnam) – ₫1,204,230,000
  • 4th: Nguyen Kim Truong Son (Vietnam) – ₫869,790,000
  • 5th: Truong Toan Chan (Vietnam) – ₫650,470,000
  • 6th: Dinh Van Tien (Vietnam) – ₫502,030,000
  • 7th: Farhad Aghayev (Azerbaijan) – ₫398,660,000
  • 8th: Alexander Puchalski (Canada) – ₫324,800,000

You can follow all the action as it happened via the APT blog.

You can view all the Main Event action as it happened via the official APT YouTube Live Stream.

All prize pool and payout information can be viewed on the Official Results page.

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The USA's Paul Kiem Tops Day 1B of High Roller

The second starting flight of the ₫6BN guaranteed ₫60,000,000+5,000,000 Event #21 High Roller saw a further 62 entries (54 unique) enter the fray, bringing the total number of entries up to 110.

With registration remaining open for the first two levels of Day 2, this number is expected to increase.

It was the USA's Paul Kiem the man to top the Day 1B chip counts, bagging up a stack of 586,000, which puts him second in the overall pecking order coming into Day 2.

Canada's Alexander Puchalski followed up his eighth place finish in the Main Event by bagging the second largest stack, concluding play with 543,000 in chips, with the USA's Nicholas Bond (457,500) rounding out the top three, with the top ten Day 1B stacks as follows:

HIGH ROLLER DAY 1B TOP TEN STACKS

  1. Paul Kiem (United States) – 586,000
  2. Alexander Puchalski (Canada) – 543,000
  3. Nicholas Bond (United States) – 457,500
  4. Maksim Skripkin (Russia) – 449,500
  5. Tuan Nguyen (Vietnam) – 392,500
  6. Nguyen Nang Quang (Vietnam) – 387,000
  7. Janag Battulga (Mongolia) – 361,000
  8. Amanpreet Singh (India) – 356,000
  9. Tu Thanh Le (Australia) – 353,500
  10. Paawan Bansal (India) – 313,000

Other notables to make it through included Mystery Bounty runner-up Joris Michl (282,000), South Korea's Justin Jae Wook Shin (230,000), the UK's William Kang (192,000), APT South Korea Incheon Main Event champion Farhad Aghayev (186,500), and Singapore's Alex Lee (139,500).

A total of 37 players made the cut, and will be joining the 28 Day 1A survivors for Day 2, which gets underway at 12pm (GMT+7) on Friday, December 16.

The third and final day will play out at 12pm (GMT+7) on Saturday, December 17 with the tournament playing down to a champion.

For High Roller Day 1B Player Survivors please CLICK HERE

For High Roller Day 2 Draw please CLICK HERE

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Nicholas Macnaughton Wins Power Button No Limit Hold'em

Playing out in the early hours of Thursday morning, the ₫8,000,000+800,000 Event 22 Power Button No Limit Hold'em drew 105 entries (76 unique), generating a ₫814,800,000 (~$34,220) total prize pool.

It was the UK's Nicholas Macnaughton who emerged victorious, defeating Germany's Samuel Tebege heads-up to claim his maiden APT title, in addition to the ₫207,710,000 (~$8,723) top prize.

Tebege collected ₫138,470,000 (~$5,815) for his runner-up finish, with 19 players making the money and the official eight-handed final table paying out as follows:

POWER BUTTON NLH FINAL TABLE RESULTS

  • 1st: Nicholas Macnaughton (United Kingdom) – ₫207,710,000
  • 2nd: Samuel Tebege (Germany) – ₫138,470,000
  • 3rd: Jonathan Sanborn (Canada) – ₫96,260,000
  • 4th: Than Nguyen Phong (United States) – ₫69,530,000
  • 5th: Anton Efimov (Russia) – ₫52,000,000
  • 6th: Mikiya Kudo (Japan) – ₫40,130,000
  • 7th: Bini Yoo (South Korea) – ₫31,870,000
  • 8th: Huynh Ngoc Thai (Vietnam) – ₫25,960,000

All prize pool and payout information can be viewed on the Official Results page.

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Duncan Son Wins Event #24 Deep Stack Hyper Turbo, Le Huy Thanh Tops Event #26 Deep Stack Hyper Turbo

Two more of the APT Da Nang's hyper turbo tournaments are in the books, and two more newly minted champions have been crowned.

The first of these is Canada's Duncan Son who triumphed over a 62-strong (46 unique) field to claim victory in the ₫4,000,000+400,000 Event #24 Deep Stack Hyper Turbo.

Son, making his fourth final table appearance of the series, bested India's Tarun Tageja heads-up to claim the ₫60,720,000 (~$2,550) top prize, with Tageja collecting ₫55,000,000 for his runner-up finish.

A total of 11 players cashed for a share of the ₫240,560,000 (~$10,103) prize pool with the official eight-handed final table paying out as follows:

EVENT #24 FINAL TABLE RESULTS

  • 1st: Duncan Son (Canada) – ₫60,720,000
  • 2nd: Tarun Tageja (India) – ₫55,000,000
  • 3rd: Vo Ngoc Hien (Vietnam) – ₫32,180,000
  • 4th: Abhishek Paul (India) – ₫23,240,000
  • 5th: Pratik Jain (India) – ₫17,380,000
  • 6th: Hwamin Lee (South Korea) – ₫13,420,000
  • 7th: Hyung Min Suh (South Korea) – ₫10,650,000
  • 8th: Noppatjak Attanon (Thailand) – ₫8,680,000

Ukraine's Sergey Indenok narrowly missed out on making his third final-table appearance of the series, finishing in ninth place for ₫7,230,000.

All prize pool and payout information can be viewed on the Official Results page.

The second of the latest APT champions is Vietnam's Le Huy Thanh who saw off challenges from the 63-strong (46 unique) Event #26 Deep Stack Hyper Turbo field to claim his maiden APT title.

Thanh defeated fellow countryman Nguyen Viet Long heads-up to take the ₫70,560,000 (~$2,963) top prize, with Long receiving ₫47,040,000 (~$1,975) for his runner-up finish.

A total of 11 players cashed for a share of the ₫244,440,000 (~$10,266) prize pool, with the official eight-handed final table paying out as follows:

EVENT #26 FINAL TABLE RESULTS

  • 1st: Le Huy Thanh (Vietnam) – ₫70,560,000
  • 2nd: Nguyen Viet Long (Vietnam) – ₫47,040,000
  • 3rd: Huynh Ngoc Cuong (Vietnam) – ₫32,700,000
  • 4th: Abhishek Paul (India) – ₫23,620,000
  • 5th: Tran Thi Xuan Ha (Vietnam) – ₫17,660,000
  • 6th: Yabar Gonzalo Navarro (Italy) – ₫13,630,000
  • 7th: Benjamin Sai (Singapore) – ₫10,820,000
  • 8th: Yang Yang Tan (Malaysia) – ₫8,820,000

All prize pool and payout information can be viewed on the Official Results page.

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