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The Asian Poker Tour (APT) Philippines 2016 ended yesterday with its concluding Event 19 – Deep Stack Hyper Turbo, which was won by Switzerland’s Alain Walder.
India’s Srinivas Polishetty once again made a runner-up finish in Event 19, though, Dhaval Mudgal was unable to go beyond a 10th place finish.
The remaining side events found new winners, with Event 12 – WeLoveSport Deepstack Turbo won by Jin Yong and Event 13 – Monster Stack claimed by Ying Lin Chua. Indian-origin Piyush Gupta made a third place finish in Event 13 for $12,850.
Lester Edoc won Event 15 – NLH, Sparrow Cheung was the winner of Event 16 – High Rollers. Event 17 – Super Deep Stack Turbo saw Hajime Iwakura take the title and Event 18 – 6-Handed Turbo was claimed by Phu Danh Nguyen. Shravan Chhabria made a fourth place in Event 18.
The APT Philippines 2016 proved a dull one for the Indian contingent. Dhaval Mudgal, Piyush Gupta, Kunal Patni, Shravan Chhabria and Srinivas Polishetty were among the few participating and only the last three managed to cash.
Of these, Chhabria was clearly the man of the moment with three cashes throughout the tournament. Chhabria first made a 12th place in the Opening Event and followed it with a ninth place in the Event 4 – Ante Up Charity Event. He ended with a fourth place in Event 18 – $220 6-Max Turbo with Ante. Starting out as one of the smaller stacks, Chhabria built up his way to second in chip counts, but towards the end lost ground to end at fourth place.
Srinivas Polishetty cashed twice, with runner-up finishes in Event 4 and also in Event 19.
Piyush Gupta ended a disappointing series with a single cash in Event 13 for third place.
Asian regular, Mudgal had a dry run this series. He tried his luck again in Event 19, but busted at tenth place.
Mudgal tweeted the progress, “Finally. FT of the hyper. Let’s go!!! â€ª#TeamThrill”
Busted 10th Kd9d into AA”
Event 12: $165 WeLoveSport Deepstack Turbo
Malaysia’s Jin Yong outlasted 148 entries in Event 12 to win the title and the top prize of $4,760. A deal was made heads up and UK’s Benjamin Martin made runner-up for $3,940.
Event 13: $770 Monster Stack
The $770 buy-in Monster Stack drew 135 entries and finally it was Malaysia’s Ying Lin Chua who won the event for $15,910 after a four-way deal. Among the 18 players to cash from the prize pool of $91,660, was Piyush Gupta who made a third place finish for $12,850.
Event 15: $550 NLH
Filipino Lester Edoc emerged the winner in Event 15, collecting the first place cash of $9,820. The event had a prize pool of $35,410 generated by 73 entries, with the top 9 players making the money.
Event 16: $5,400 High Rollers
Hong Kong’s Park Yu “Sparrow” Cheung defeated New Zealand’s Gareth Pepper at heads up, to take title and winning purse of $28,300. The $5400 buy-in High Rollers saw 9 entries create a prize pool of $43,600.
Event 17: $330 Super Deep Stack Turbo
Japan’s Hajime Iwakura outlasted 80 entrants to win the $330 Super Deep Stack Turbo for $6,330. A total of 80 players signed up, leading to a prize pool of $23,280, with the top ten cashing.
Event 18: $220 6-Handed Turbo w/ Antes
73 entries ponied up a buy-in of $220 leading to a prize pool of $14,160 in Event 18. The last man standing was Vietnam’s Phu Danh Nguyen, who defeated Filipino Sam Peralta in heads up.
Shravan Chhabria made a fourth place finish in this event.
Event 19: $150 Deep Stack Hyper Turbo
Alain Walder overcame a tough field of 77 entries that had notables such as Samad Razavi and Japan’s Iori Yogotowards the finale. Walder collected $11,200 for his first place finish.
Heads up saw Walder with face off Srinivas Polishetty’s pocket three, when the board paired Walder with a ten and he won the event for $3,050, making it his second title this series.
The next APT stop will be the APT Experience Manila from May 14 to 22, with 19 events and the highlight a PHP 55,000 Main Event on Tuesday, May 17.