Jaewook Shin Wins 2019 WPT Vietnam High Roller Event

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The WPT Vietnam series finally came to a wrap after 11 days and 15 events. All eyes were set on the WPT Vietnam VND 50,000,000 (1.49 Lakhs) buy-in High Roller Event and it just concluded crowning Korea’s Jaewook Shin as the winner. The event attracted a total of 212 entries and it was Shin who finally walked away with 1,91,38,69,000 (₹56.99 Lakhs) after a 3-way chop.

Team India had a sizable representation in the event, however Nikunj Jhunjhunwala had the best finish in 16th place for VND 140,350,000(4.17 Lakhs). Nitin Gupta busted short of Nikunj in 17th place for VND 140,350,000 (4.17 Lakhs). The 2019 APT Vietnam Main Event champion Abhinav Iyer unfortunately was sent to the rails in 20th position for VND 112,280,000 (3.34 Lakhs). Kalyan Chakravarthy on the other hand has a massive chip lead going into Day 2, unable to capitalize on it and he had to settle for the 27th placed for VND 69,170,000 (INR 2.06 Lakhs). The other players who did make it to Day 2 include Manoj Pentakota and Yasheel Doddanavar who unfortunately didn’t make it to the money.

Shin was off to a great start guarding his chip lead until there were 5 players remaining. However, Edward Yam Chun Ho then took over the lead. With Benjamin Gonzva exiting in fourth, talks of a 3 way deal lurked and the players shook hands on the same. Shin took control of the reigns and went onto to eliminate Phachara Wongwichit for VND 1,430,058,000 and Wai Kiat Lee for 1,466,314,000.