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Old 04-04-2017, 05:11 PM   #1526
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Re: online pros living in Vietnam thread

New poker club is opening in Hanoi: http://somuchpoker.com/vietnam-brief...nday-millions/
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Old 04-04-2017, 10:44 PM   #1527
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Lol did I read that correct, no cash games and 30% rake on the tournies?
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Old 04-17-2017, 07:35 AM   #1528
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Hey everyone! I'm going to be living in Saigon for a bit and was thinking of playing some online poker while I'm here. I'll probably just open an account on pokerstars. I'm assuming they'll ask for proof of residency, which shouldn't be a problem. What is the best way to go about depositing?
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Old 04-28-2017, 05:51 AM   #1529
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Hey everyone! I'm going to be living in Saigon for a bit and was thinking of playing some online poker while I'm here. I'll probably just open an account on pokerstars. I'm assuming they'll ask for proof of residency, which shouldn't be a problem. What is the best way to go about depositing?
the best way is to buy Skrill, Neteller or Pst from others
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Old 05-03-2017, 02:29 PM   #1530
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Hey guys,

Gonna go to HCM for SCOOP in a few days. Will be stay at hostels. Anyone got any recommendation for a good late night place to grind online in HCM?
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Old 05-08-2017, 05:36 AM   #1531
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Hey guys,

Gonna go to HCM for SCOOP in a few days. Will be stay at hostels. Anyone got any recommendation for a good late night place to grind online in HCM?
I really recommend you to buy a 3G Key as back up if your a playing MTTs- connection can be sometimes very unstable.
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Old 05-08-2017, 10:32 AM   #1532
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There are a bunch of coffee shops like Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf that are open 24h and have stable wifi.
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Old 06-15-2017, 02:19 AM   #1533
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bump, been here about a month now, enjoying it, anyone else around who wants to get some beers/play some pool or something let me know
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Old 07-21-2017, 12:09 PM   #1534
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I'm an online pro living in HCMC, Vietnam (district 2) and interested in starting a thread for those of us living here to exchange information and avoid duplication of effort in getting addresses changed with poker sites, banking, and advice in general about living here. Also possibly meet up for beers or dinner on occasion.

About myself, I'm an online limit pro from the US that moved here in January of this year after a year+ living in Buenos Aires.

My specific questions - what are the chances of successfully receiving checks by mail or courier here?

Who do you bank with? Those of you that have received transfers from poker sites to a bank in Vietnam, are there any problems? Does the bank/government require to show you a work contract or where the funds are coming from? Are transfers subject to Vietnamese tax?

I opened a bank account with ANZ with just my passport. I tried HSBC at first and they told me I need a Vietnamese ID card which I don't have. HSBC also had an $8000US limit on how much I could have in my account at anytime and told me I'd need to show a work contract for some types of deposits/transfers.

ANZ told me I there were no limits on the amount of money I could have in my account. And they didn't mention the need to show a work contract (which doesn't mean they won't be required at some point).

For those of you not doing money transfers, how are you getting your money here?

Also, it looks like my bank account which is in US dollars is of no use as it looks like the poker sites require transfers to bank accounts here be in Euros. So, it looks like I'm going to have to close my US dollar account and open a Euro account and a VND account.

I haven't played since April 15th. Stars has been extremely difficult, unreasonable, illogical and incompetent in getting my mailing address changed - but I'm praying I might get final approval this week and can hopefully start working again.
Hi Sl4v3,
Im also from the states and will spend few months in hcmc later this year. I would like to be able to play on Pokerstars while in HCMC.

Can you give me a quick summary on how this is done? local bk accts? neteller, skrills? wire or ACH transfers? any advice would be great.

If you are still in hcmc, beers on me, cheers!!!

PS - i am new to 2+2, how the hell can i PM you??
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Old 07-26-2017, 01:22 AM   #1535
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bump, been here about a month now, enjoying it, anyone else around who wants to get some beers/play some pool or something let me know
We used to have some 2+2 beers / dinners in HCMC but has been a while that nothing happened. Are you in the Skype Channel?
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Old 07-26-2017, 08:18 PM   #1536
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We used to have some 2+2 beers / dinners in HCMC but has been a while that nothing happened. Are you in the Skype Channel?
PMd
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Old 08-17-2017, 01:43 PM   #1537
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Anyone live in Nha Trang? How is it as a beach town compared to other beaches in Vietnam? Initial research has us leaning towards there but I see some in here prefer Da Nang so perhaps that could be an option too.

Mostly just looking for nice accommodations (budget ~$2000 for 3 br) with stable internet (for grinding) in a safe beach town with a good food and party atmosphere.

This is all very preliminary but 2 buddies and I have been living in Costa Rica for 5+ years and are looking for a change of pace while still living on a beach. Nha Trang stood out after initial research but open to other places based on others advice.
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Old 08-25-2017, 07:16 AM   #1538
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Re: online pros living in Vietnam thread

Just so you know, a new poker club is opening soon in Da Nang - the coastal city (disclaimer: I'm one of the shareholders).

Check it out here:
https://www.facebook.com/winpokerdan...66198933605118


I'm sure we have one of the best view among all the poker rooms in Asia .
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Old 08-27-2017, 05:35 AM   #1539
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Are Vietnamese girls shy or like Thai girls , get her into the bedroom and it will be a wild night.
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Old 08-30-2017, 01:53 PM   #1540
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My experience seems to be Viet girls are more shy than Thai.

Anyone have PokerStars they're willing to trade for Vietnamese currency or USD? Can meet in person for exchange. PM me, thanks.
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Old 09-18-2017, 08:55 AM   #1541
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Any good recommendation for serviced apartment in HCMC?
Budget around 500 usd per month. Only 2 important factors are:
- quiet by daytime
- high speed internet (stable, ideally adsl)
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Old 09-21-2017, 07:02 AM   #1542
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I'm visiting Hanoi for a few days in December. Any casinos with poker action in the city?
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Old 10-06-2017, 05:02 AM   #1543
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I'm visiting Hanoi for a few days in December. Any casinos with poker action in the city?
The poker table in Hanoi Hotel Casino has been removed. You can play now in some Poker Clubs but it's tournament only with a membership required. Rake is usually high. The biggest one in Hanoi should be Win Poker Club but I haven't visited it.

Nha Trang has a place where you can play Cash Games in a casino. ($1/$2 usually but sometimes a VIP Game $5/$10). Ho Chi Minh City will also host the kickoff event of the Asian Poker Tour: http://somuchpoker.com/asian-poker-t...18-in-vietnam/
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Old 10-07-2017, 05:43 PM   #1544
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How frequent are power outages in VN / Nha Trang? I mean, if I decided to bring my desktop pc there would UPS be necessary to grind?
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Old 10-08-2017, 08:47 AM   #1545
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No idea for Nha Trang but in Da Nang about 1 power outage every two months
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Old 10-08-2017, 02:31 PM   #1546
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Nha trang has outages, depending on the season. When its really hot and busy for sure you will get 1 a day. So yea bring your ups, but you should always have one in Asia.. Nha trang is nice for 1 month after that you will be tired of that place for sure. Only nice place is sailing club and the cinema besides that there is not much else to do lol.

But if you want to focus on grinding, gym and beach its a great place and cheap.
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Old 10-08-2017, 03:54 PM   #1547
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Any info on how's the visa situation at the moment? Still 3months and extend for another 3 for 150$ or whatever? How many times can u extend before having to go on a visa run? Thanks for any help.
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Old 10-08-2017, 04:07 PM   #1548
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You can get a 1 year visa (DN), multiple entries, paid mine 250 USD + 135 USD for the stamp at airport. 6 months multiple entries possible too.
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Old 10-08-2017, 11:50 PM   #1549
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Re: online pros living in Vietnam thread

I've been in HCMC, Vietnam for almost 2 years but only noticed this thread now. I know that there are a few home games around the city (know at least of two - min 5k\10k).

If anyone needs help with anything feel free to ask and I might be able to help. It can be anything either related to poker, the city, the country, food, visas, wtv you guys might need.

It's an amazing country. We can also go for a beer! cheers and enjoy your traveling
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Old 10-09-2017, 12:02 AM   #1550
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I've been in HCMC, Vietnam for almost 2 years but only noticed this thread now. I know that there are a few home games around the city (know at least of two - min 5k\10k).

If anyone needs help with anything feel free to ask and I might be able to help. It can be anything either related to poker, the city, the country, food, visas, wtv you guys might need.

It's an amazing country. We can also go for a beer! cheers and enjoy your traveling
You a reg at both games? I heard one closed down (which I didnt go to).
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