The Grand Loyal Poker Club in Hanoi is prepping to host the World Poker Championship starting this Friday. The series will include ten days of action with the tour partnered with the South East Asia Poker Tour. A total of 19 events are on the schedule with less than half offering solid prize pool guarantees.

More Details on the World Poker Championship

Players who want to travel to Hanoi to compete in the series will be able to take part in events with over VN₫ 20 Billion (US$ 854,800) up for grabs across the 19 events. The Vietnam capital will offer players ten days, with events running through the 25th.

The series will cater to players of all types with options for every bankroll. A variety of games will be available with a range of buy-ins. Low and high roller events are included. One of the highest buy-in events is the Super Star Challenge which is expected to see high rollers competing.

Satellites will also be offered to help players earn a seat to the events at a lower price point. This is a great way for players with lower bankrolls to obtain a spot in a higher buy-in event.

Main Event Info

The most anticipated tournament on the schedule is the Main Event. This poker tournament will kick off on September 20 and feature an entry fee of VN₫ 20M (~US$ 855). Players will be competing for VN₫ 8 Billion (~US$ 341,900).

The Main Event will start with Day 1A followed by Day 1B, 1C, and 1D on Wednesday and Thursday. The 1D event will take place on Thursday too, and will be a Turbo event. Day 2 will take place on Friday September 23 followed by the Final Table on September 24.

Bling levels for the event will be 40 minutes during the three qualifiers. The turbo option will have 25-minute blinds. Anyone making it to Day 2 will automatically earn a payout and move on the final day. The turnout for the Main Event is expected to be one of the largest of the series.

Additional Events of the Tournament Series Include:

  • Kick Off Event September 16-18
  • High Roller September 16
  • High Roller September 18
  • Super Stack September 18
  • Mystery Bounty September 19-20
  • Super High Roller September 23-24
  • Megastack September 24
  • Megastack Closer September 25

It will be interesting to see the turnout for the World Poker Championships in Vietnam and which players will land tournament wins. Will it be amateurs or professional poker players that snag the event titles?