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Posted on 04 Sep, 2019
By Gutshot Admin
On 04 Sep, 2019
By Gutshot Admin
On 04 Sep, 2019

Gagan Juneja finishes 3rd in WPT Vietnam Hyper Turbo

World Poker Tour (WPT) Vietnam kicked off on 3rd September 2019 at the Pro Poker Club in Ho Chi Minh City. The third edition of the biggest event announced their return of the Asia-Swing earlier this year. Asia is once again ready for some major tournaments namely WPT Vietnam, WPT Korea, WPT India and WPT Japan.

The VND 8,800,000 Deepstack Hyper Turbo took place on the first day of WPT Vietnam. The event attracted 57 entries with a VND 6,600,000 buy-in. Korea’s Seong II Hwang emerged champion by taking home VND 159,235,000 (~INR 4.97 Lakhs) followed by Huynh Tai with 262,000 chips.


WPT Vietnam 2019 paved way for multiple Indian pro poker players to showcase their skills. The day proved to be a good one for Gagan Juneja representing India. Juneja finished at 3rd place in the event, taking home VND 58,607,000 (~INR 1.83 Lakhs).

Final Table Results:

  1. Seong Il Hwang – VND 159,235,000
  2. Cao Thang Dang – VND 93,550,000
  3. Gagan Juneja – VND 58,607,000
  4. Quang Hai Vu – VND 39,808,000
  5. Michael Geoffrey – VND 30,962,000
  6. Kam Sang Suen – VND 24,327,000
  7. Kjell Ove Dyb – VND 19,904,000
  8. Hoang Ton Nguyen – VND 15,923,000

Besides, the 9-day tournament series began with Day 1A of the Kickoff Event. This series opener drew 90 entries with a VND 16 million (~INR 51k) buy-in. Out of these, 11 participants including two Indian pro players, Jaideep Sajwan with third largest stack of 225,000 chips and Ashish Munot (71,000 chips), made it to Day 2. Jaideep’s last recorded live cash was at the APPT National in Manila where he finished at 57th for PHP 70,000 (~INR 94,820).

End of Day 1A Chip Counts

  1. Adrien Ramos – 316,000
  2. Huynh Tai – 262,000
  3. Jaideep Sajwan – 225,000
  4. Quang Nguyen – 207,000
  5. Francis Garson – 167,000
  6. Sanh Bao Huy Thai – 161,000
  7. Quang Huy Nguyen – 139,000
  8. Magnus Karlsson – 106,000
  9. Aigars Pliucs – 75,000
  10. Dinh Gia Hung – 72,000
  11. Ashish Munot – 71,000

Taking the opportunity to explore the East, WPT Vietnam in the Asian circuit is shining with large number of global participations. No one will forget Dhaval Mudgal winning the WPT Vietnam ME here last year for a career-best score. Keep reading GutshotMgazine.com to know more about WPT tournaments.

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