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If Monday brought an excellent start for the Indian contingent at APPT Cambodia 2023, the team took things to the next level yesterday. The title victory that eluded the team at the ground-breaking 2023 APT Taipei finally became a reality as Mohit Bohra championed the $300 6-Handed Hyper Turbo, winning his first international live tournament for $3,741 in prize money.
While Bohra`s top finish after a barrage of Indian scores in the series-opener Event #1: NagaWorld Kickoff was a sight to behold, the country`s first solo WSOP bracelet winner, Abhinav Iyer, fresh off a third-place finish in the APT Taipei Super High Roller, also had a title sweat. He entered the $100K GTD APPT National final table in the chip lead and mustered a fifth-place finish for $12,982, marking his second FT run on the Asian circuit in ten days.
But the Indian celebrations were not contained to these two events. Another Indian player Asish Kumar Ghosh stormed into the $2K Mini High Roller final table – although with the second shortest stack while Amit Kaushik (342,000) featured among the 11 players advancing from Day 1A of the $550 Mystery Bounty. Read on for all the updates.
Mohit Bohra Champions $300 6-Handed Hyper Turbo For $3,741
Mohit Bohra stole the winner’s limelight on Tuesday after trouncing the 56-player field in the $300 6-Handed Hyper Turbo, lifting his first-ever PokerStars Spadie trophy and adding $3,741 in first-place prize money.
Bohra struck a heads-up deal with Korea’s Seongho Cho, who banked a slightly better $3,840 in second place. The duo decided to play for the trophy, and Bohra came out on top. It took Bohra over four hours to get Team India its first title victory in the series!
Before the win, Bohra had one recorded live tournament score to his name – a fourth-place finish in the Deltin Poker Tournament Main Event in April 2022 for ₹11.96 Lakhs, making this victory his maiden tournament win.
On the final hand, Bohra held against Cho’s . Cho found a jack on the flop, but Bohra drilled an ace on the river to come out on top.
“It feels amazing! This is my first international trip, and to have that trophy feels amazing!” – said Bohra after his victory. We will see more of Bohra in the series, as he is eager to play as many events as possible.
The $300 buy-in Hyper Turbo registered a prize pool of $14,666, and eight players crossed the money line.
Final Payouts (USD)
* denotes a heads-up deal
Abhinav Iyer Finishes Fifth in APPT National For $12,982
Abhinav Iyer, one of India`s top live tournament stalwarts, has been on a busy routine. With the annual WSOP just weeks away, the bracelet winner is getting warmed up nicely for the long summer grind with visits to marquee Asian tournaments. He was one of the prominent Indian players present at the record-breaking APT Taipei 2023 last week – finishing third in the TWD $5 Million GTD APT Super High Roller for TWD $1,755,700. He was also one of two Indian players cashing the TWD $30 Million GTD APT Tapei Main Event, placing 106th for TWD $110,800.
And he`s already got his scorecard ticking with a deep run in the $100K APPT National. The Mumbai-based player was one of 78 qualifiers advancing to Day 2 of the tournament on Sunday and made a fantastic climb up the ranks to finish the day on top of the eight other finalists. However, Iyer fell four places short of winning the first PokerStars Shard trophy at the festival, earning $12,982 in fifth place just hours ago.
On his final hand of the tournament, Abhinav Iyer`s was up against Choi Hun Tae`s . Iyer check-called all of Tae`s bet till the turn on the board , with the latter forcing the Indian all-in on the river . Iyer made the call, only to get the bad news.
The APPT National is currently down to heads-up between Minwoo Kang and Andy Li. The duo has reached an ICM deal, where Kang and Li have locked in $33,199 and $32,687, respectively. They are currently playing for the $4,000 and the PokerStars Shard trophy.
India`s Asish Kumar Ghosh Makes the $2K Mini High Roller Final Table
The first high roller of the series, the $2K Mini High Roller, got underway on Tuesday. The tournament brought in 68 hopefuls, generating a prize pool of $121,366. With nine places assured a cash prize, it took almost eight hours for the money bubble to burst.
China’s Xixiang Luo was the last player to fall out empty-handed after his got outdrawn by Russia’s Emil Ukalaev’s , who flopped two pair on the board .
Asish Kumar Ghosh (305,000) was the only team India representative to make it to the $2K Mini High Roller final table and returned today with the second-shortest stack.
Amit Kaushik Among 11 Survivors on Day 1A of the Mystery Bounty
After bearing the brunt of busting on the money bubble in the $100K GTD APPT National, India`s Amit Kaushik jumped into Day 1A of the $550 buy-in Mystery Bounty. He is on track for another deep run as he finished second in the day-end counts among 11 survivors, bagging a stack of 342,000.
Day 1A of the Mystery Bounty registered 69 participants, and China’s Zhou Quan (458,000) topped the day-end counts.
The Day 1B got underway at 1 PM (local time) today, Wednesday, May 10.
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