Wide Banner 728

Wide Banner 728

APT Summer Festival Hanoi: Kamal Kumar Sogani Wins India its 5th APT Trophy of the Series in Event #22, Zarvan Tumboli Chip Leads 45 Players to Day 3 in Championships Event

APT Summer Festival Hanoi 2022 - amal Kumar Sogani and Zarvan Tumboli
  • Profile picture
  • Namita Ghosh July 23, 2022
  • 2 Minutes Read

Team India has well and truly extended its Vietnam rush by pulling out another dominating run at the ongoing 2022 Asian Poker Tour (APT) Summer Festival Hanoi – VSOP. With four APT trophies already in the bag, Kamal Kumar Sogani became the fifth Indian to lift the coveted trophy after winning Event #22: PLO on Thursday for VND 67.90 Million (~₹2.32 Lakhs)

The series is just two days away from powering down. From the looks of Team India`s performance in the ongoing VND 4 Billion GTD Championships Event, it looks like the team will be closing out the series with a bang.

A group of 16 Indians led by Spartan Poker Team Pro Zarvan Tumboli returned on Day 2 of the Championships Event, and it was an eventful Friday for the team. A total of 11 Indians have advanced to Day 3 (currently underway), and not just that, seven of the ten names on top of the start-of-day chip counts were Indian players. And guess what?! Tumboli headlines the 45 survivors with a monster stack of 1,151,000.

The Mumbai-based player who won a career-defining WPT Prime Vietnam Main Event title in May was fifth in chips at the start of Day 2 and steadily climbed up throughout the day. He crossed 1 million in chips after winning a crucial hand – making a hero call on a king-high board with pocket tens. He won the pot, beating Nguyen Ngoc Dai, and went on to eliminate compatriot Young Gun Kanchan Sharma to assume a commanding chip lead heading into the penultimate day of the tournament.

Zarvan Tumboli
Zarvan Tumboli

 

PokerGuru Ambassador Ankit Wadhawan (809,000) and APT Vietnam Hanoi Main Event champion Young Gun Shardul Parthasarathi (726,000) round out the top three stacks among the 45 survivors.

Ankit Wadhawan and Shardul Parthasarathi
Ankit Wadhawan and Shardul Parthasarathi

 

Former APT champion Akshay Nasa (663,000), Deepak Bothra (653,000), Alok Birewar (481,000), and Rubin Labroo (431,000) are the other Indians among the top 10 stacks.

Also making it through were Event #10: High Rollers Single Day champion Sajal Gupta (369,000), Rising Star Ritwik Khanna (204,000), Jayraj Ninama (151,000), and PokerGuru Ambassador Ashish Munot (123,000).

Day 3 of the Championships Event began at 11 AM (local time) today, and the plan is to play down to the eight-handed final table. The money bubble will burst at 30th place with 29 places paid.

In the other side events, Korea’s Seo Jeungu shipped Event #21: NLH Single Day for VND 82.67 Million (~$3,532), while Vietnam’s Pham Song Hau championed Event #23: Deep Stack Turbo for VND 76 Million (~$3,240).

Zarvan Tumboli Chip Leads 45 Players Advancing to Day 3 in Championships Event

Eighty-seven players returned on Day 2 of the VND 4 Billion GTD Championships Event. Along with the 79 late entrants joining the action during the first three levels of Day 2, the event drew a record-setting field of 288 entries, blowing away its advertised guarantee by collecting a whopping VND 9,777,600,000 (~$416,866) prize pool. With only 29 players assured a payday, the competition on Friday was intense.

The Spartan Poker Team Pro Zarvan Tumboli was the frontrunner among a group of 16 Indian qualifiers converging after the two starting flights. He wielded his massive stack brilliantly to climb into the chip lead by the end of the day`s play.

At one point on Day 2, Tumboli spun up to over a million in chips after making a hero call on a king-high board with pocket tens, scooping the pot off Nguyen Ngoc Dai. He next dispatched compatriot Young Gun Kanchan Sharma with his pocket jacks crushing the latter’s pocket nines.

By the time the bags were brought out, only 45 remained in the field, and Tumboli held the overnight chip lead with a massive stack of 1,151,000.

It was a dominating run by the team overall, with the subsequent top stacks also belonging to Indian players, i.e., PokerGuru Ambassador Ankit Wadhawan (809,000) and APT Vietnam Hanoi Main Event champion Young Gun Shardul Parthasarathi (726,000).

Simultaneously, Akshay Nasa (663,000), Deepak Bothra (653,000), Alok Birewar (481,000), and Rubin Labroo (431,000) carried above-average stacks to Day 3.

Another four Indians, namely, Event #10: High Rollers Single Day champion Sajal Gupta (369,000), Rising Star Ritwik Khanna (204,000), Jayraj Ninama (151,000), and PokerGuru Ambassador Ashish Munot (123,000) made the cut for Day 3, making for a total of 11 Indians among the 45 qualifiers heading into Day 3.

On the flip side, Young Gun Kanchan Sharma, PokerGuru Ambassador Laksh Pal Singh, Ankit Jajodia, Siddarth Singhvi, Jasven Saigal, Anuj Yadav, and Kamal Kumar Sogani failed to advance further.

Day 2 was packed with exciting moments. Former APT champion Akshay Nasa clashed with high roller Hieu Ngo several times. He eventually eliminated the latter, ensuring himself a big stack for Day 3.

Another talked-about journey on Day 2 was that of former APT Main Event champion Hue Dang (676,000), who spiraled down to just 20 big blinds halfway through the day. Dang eventually bagged the fourth-biggest stack.

Day 3 of the Championships Event got underway at 11 AM (local time) on Friday, July 23, and the plan is to play down to an eight-handed final table today before the Sunday finale.

Zarvan Tumboli
Zarvan Tumboli

 

Top 10 Chip Counts at the End of Day 2

  1. Zarvan Tumboli – 1,151,000
  2. Ankit Wadhawan – 809,000
  3. Shardul Parthasarathi – 726,000
  4. Hue Dang – 676,000
  5. Akshay Nasa – 663,000
  6. Deepak Bothra – 653,000
  7. Alok Birewar – 481,000
  8. Quach Chi Cong – 458,000
  9. Kevin Lim – 432,000
  10. Rubin Labroo – 431,000

Kamal Kumar Sogani Wins Event #22: PLO For VND 67.90 Million

Kamal Kumar Sogani became the fifth Indian player to win the coveted APT trophy at the ongoing series after overcoming a field of 10 entrants in the VND 11 Million buy-in Event #22: PLO.

Sogani bested American player Joel Farris heads-up to clinch his first APT title and VND 67.90 Million (~₹2.32 Lakhs) in first-place prize money.

Kamal Kumar Sogani wins Event 22 PLO
Kamal Kumar Sogani

Final Table Results (VND)

  1. Kamal Kumar Sogani – VND 67,900,000
  2. Joel Farris – VND 29,100,000

Korea’s Seo Jeungu Wins Event #21: NLH Single Day For VND 82.67 Million

Korea’s Seo Jeungu ran past the 32-entry field in Event #21: NLH Single Day to win VND 82.67 Million (~$3,532). Vietnam’s Ha Manh Tuong finished runner-up for VND 50.77 Million (~$2,169).

The #2 ranked player in the APT Player of the Series (POS) rankings, Malaysia’s Chang Xiang Guang, was looking to ladder up to the top with a deep run in the event. Unfortunately, he money-bubbled the tournament in seventh place, and busted to a full house over full house setup hand against the eventual winner Jeungu who held to Guang’s on the board.

The top six players earned a share from the VND 217.28 Million (~$9,283) prize pool.

Seo Jeungu Wins Event 21 NLH Single Day
Seo Jeungu

 

Final Table Results (VND)

  1. Seo Jeungu – VND 82,670,000
  2. Ha Manh Tuong – VND 50,770,000
  3. Sean Hwa Teik Chuan – VND 32,970,000
  4. Luong Viet Thai Duong – VND 22,550,000
  5. Nguyen Phuong Ngoc – VND 16,180,000
  6. Nguyen Van Tien – VND 12,140,000

Vietnam’s Pham Song Hau Wins Event #23: Deep Stack Turbo For VND 76 Million

Event #23: Deep Stack Turbo brought in 38 entries, generating a prize pool of VND 221.16 Million (~$9,449). Local player Pham Song Hau was the last player standing and defeated China’s Yuefeng Pan heads-up to win his first APT title and VND 76 Million (~$3,240) in prize money.

Pham Song Hau Wins Event 23 Deep Stack Turbo
Pham Song Hau

Final Table Results (VND)

  1. Pham Song Hau – VND 76,000,000
  2. Yuefeng Pan – VND 48,850,000
  3. Gregory Kuhnast – VND 32,930,000
  4. Ngo Khoa Anh – VND 23,200,000
  5. Nguyen Anh Tuan – VND 17,020,000
  6. Jeon Byeong Cheol – VND 12,960,000
  7. Hoang Nghia Viet – VND 10,200,000

Content & Images Courtesy: Asian Poker Tour

Keep following PokerGuru for all the latest updates from the 2022 Summer Festival Hanoi!

0 0 votes
Article Rating
Subscribe
Notify of
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

Top Online Poker Rooms