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Records fall anew in USOP Da Nang

FILIPINO phenom Mike Takayama finished third in the U Series of Poker Superstar Challenge to rev up the Philippine campaign in the VND 50 billion event in Da Nang, Vietnam last week. | Photograph COURTESY OF POK4ERCAST ASIA

The U Series of Poker season finale witnessed yet another blockbuster event as players flocked to Furama Resort for the Mini Main Event.

The gorgeous coastal town of Da Nang in Vietnam, saw Day 1A attracting 267 entries, Day 1B a massive 366 entries, and Day 1C another 302 participants. This cumulative total of 935 entries set a new record for the brand’s event.

Simultaneously, the prize pool surged to VND 7.25 billion (~$330.9K), almost VND 2 billion more than the previous figure.

On Day 2, 117 players returned led by South Korea’s Louie Yu wit 950,000 (95 bb) in chips. Everyone is guaranteed VND 12,700,000 and will aim for the VND 1,260,000 (~$52,26) top prize.

After six days of pre-games, the season finale of U Series of Poker opened with the Main Event featuring a whopping VND 15 billion (~$622,150) guarantee, the largest ever put forth by any brand in Da Nang. Buy in is VND 25 million (~$1,057).

Throughout USOP Da Nang, attendance has been tremendous, guarantees consistently surpassed, and payouts have been abundant.

Three players have been crowned USOP Main Event champions so far. Edwin dela Cruz of the Philippines won the inaugural USOP live festival in Taiwan, Nguyen Ngoc Dai became the first USOP Vietnam champion, and Vishal Ojha was crowned at USOP Hanoi, the richest Main Event ever produced in the Vietnamese capital.


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