The first ever Poker King Cup Vietnam was held in Poker Diamond Club (3rd floor of Golden Bay Hotel, Danang) Dec 4-10, 2019.
Welcome speech from Mr. Winfred Yu, President of Poker King Club
To everyone here today,
It is my greatest pleasure to welcome you all here for the first-ever Poker King Cup Vietnam, held at Danang’s very own Golden Bay Hotel. I hope you are doing well. To start, I would like to thank our gracious host for this event, Poker Diamond, for making this event happen, and I hope this is only the first of many events to come.
To the players, I, on behalf of the whole team, thank you for your continuous patronage of the Poker King Club brand. It is our hope that we continue to provide you with only the very best and highest standard poker products going into 2020, and even beyond that.
We hope you enjoy every minute of your time here at our Vietnam stop, with the 9.6 Billion VND event starting today, as well as a lot more side events over the seven-day schedule.
I thank all of you for coming, and I hope you all the best of luck on the felt.
There will be live streaming for the High Roller, Day 2 and Final Day of Main Event on Twitch (on Dec 9-10), please follow us and catch the new here: pokerkinglivestreaming.
Day 1A of the main event has recorded 79 buy-ins, and 12 players entered to Main Event Day 2.
There will be 3 more Day 1s till Dec 8 at 13:00 in the following days. The buy-in is RMB 5,500 and the starting chips is 20,000, also 40 minutes blind level of the Day 1s, 60 minutes blind level of Day 2 and final day formatted the comfy style of the event. Please lock your date for the first ever Poker King Cup Vietnam in your calendar, poker player!
Head Hunter Event of the day was hot! It attracted over 20 players within 15 minutes, at last, it recorded 60 buy-ins, contributed the prizepool as RMB 87,300 in total, RMB 30,000 as the bounties. KIM DONG KYU from Korea beat the rest to be the champion with 7 bounties.
During the heads up, Kim battled with Pan Yumen from China; Kim’s chips was ahead than Pan’s, after few times calling all in from Kim, Pan’s lost 1/3 of his chips. The last hand of the game, blind level was 2,500/5,000 Kim’s chips had reached to nearly 510,000 and Pan had 90,000, Kim decided to all in and Pan decided to call, A 2 in Kim’s hand and K 6 in Pan’s hands, the flop was J 3 7, turn as 10 and river came as 4. Kim won his first ever joined poker tournament, as a cash game player with 2 year- experience, he felt very happy to take the trophy.
About Poker King Club
Known across the poker world as “The Home of the World’s Biggest Game”, Poker King Club (PKC) opened its doors on October 31st, 2009 in Starworld Casino. In 2015, it made the big move to The Venetian Macao, and has since opened many new poker rooms around Asia, including Manila, and now, Busan in South Korea as of 2019. The club is a premier provider of both cash game services and tournaments, catering to poker players of all kinds, from high-end to mass gaming players.
In addition to its poker rooms, Poker King Club has also run multiple tournaments in both Asia and Europe, sometimes in partnership with some of the most well-known tournament brands in the world like Asian Poker Tour (APT), World Poker Tour (WPT), and Boyaa Poker Tour (BPT). It also has its own tournament brand, Poker King Cup, which has run events in Macau, Manila, Taiwan, and coming in December, Vietnam. As of 2019, the club has organized over 50 tournaments in different branches around Asia.