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With less than a week left for the 2022 Asian Poker Tour (APT) Summer Festival Hanoi – VSOP to conclude, Day 7 of the series was privy to a lot of fast-paced action.
The biggest highlight of the series, the VND 5 Billion GTD Main Event, ran a nine-hour session today to get to an eight-handed final table. For the third consecutive day, Dao Minh Phu (4,585,000) bagged the overnight chip lead with over a third of the chips in play. Nguyen Vu Cuong (1,725,000) commands the second chip lead. Ankit Jajodia has kept India`s hopes of a hattrick in Vietnam alive and bagged up the third biggest stack of 1,290,000. The eight finalists will return at noon (ICT) on July 19 to resume the fight for the prestigious title and the APT trophy and Championship Ring.
Six other Indian players ITM-ed the Main Event but missed out on a final table berth. They were 2019 APT Vietnam Main Event champion Akshay Nasa (14th for VND 119.74 Million, ₹4.08 Lakhs), Siddarth Singhvi (20th for VND 83.15 Million, ₹2.83 Lakhs), PokerGuru Ambassador Laksh Pal Singh (27th for VND 69.30 Million, ₹2.36 Lakhs), Jasven Saigal (34th for VND 57.75 Million, ₹1.96 Lakhs), Sumit Sapra (38th for VND 48.12 Million, ₹1.64 Lakhs), and Event #8 Super Deep Stack Turbo champion Jude Praveen Kumar (42nd for VND 48.12 Million, ₹1.64 Lakhs).
Two more trophy events kicked off today– the two-day High Rollers and Short Deck. The series has crowned 12 side event winners already.
Sajal Gupta became the second Indian player after Jude Praveen Kumar to lift the APT trophy in the series. Gupta topped a 27-entry field in Event #10: High Rollers Single Day to win VND 335.67 Million (~₹11.45 Lakhs), picking up his first APT title.
Some recent side winners at the stop include USA’s Robert Kiss (Won Event 11: NLHE for VND 174.93 Million) and Lebanon’s Tony Khalil Chay (Won Event 12: Deep Stack Hyper Turbo for VND 54.77 Million).
APT Summer Festival Hanoi – VSOP Main Event – Day 3
The 2022 APT Summer Festival Hanoi – VSOP Main Event is just a day away from crowning a champion. From the 487-player field the day before, 57 carried a stack to Day 3. After almost nine hours of play, the field dwelled down to the official eight-handed final table.
For the third consecutive day, Dao Minh Phu claimed the overnight chip lead with a massive 4,585,000 stack – comprising over a third of the chips in play. Nguyen Vu Cuong (1,725,000) is a distant second in chips.
Ankit Jajodia has kept Team India`s hopes of a third Main Event title victory in Vietnam alive. Jajodia entered the Monday session second in chips with a stack of 856,500 and carried the third biggest stack of 1,290,000 to the final table.
Several other Indian players ran deep enough to cash in the Main Event but missed out on a final table berth. These include 2019 APT Vietnam Main Event champion Akshay Nasa (14th for VND 119.74 Million, ₹4.08 Lakhs), Siddarth Singhvi (20th for VND 83.15 Million, ₹2.83 Lakhs), PokerGuru Ambassador Laksh Pal Singh (27th for VND 69.30 Million, ₹2.36 Lakhs), Jasven Saigal (34th for VND 57.75 Million, ₹1.96 Lakhs), Sumit Sapra (38th for VND 48.12 Million, ₹1.64 Lakhs), and Event #8 Super Deep Stack Turbo champion Jude Praveen Kumar (42nd for VND 48.12 Million, ₹1.64 Lakhs).
Other notables who made it into the money were Huu Dung Nguyen (11th for VND 143.69 Million), Nguyen Van Sang (13th for 119.74 Million), Ngoc Anh Cao (16th for VND 99.79 Million), Tran Huy Phong (18th for VND 99.79 Million), Bach Trung Hieu (23rd for VND 69.30 Million), Dang Hoang Viet (VND 69.30 Million), Florent Remi Benlloch (35th for VND 57.75 Million), Lim Jong-Hak (41st for VND 48.12 Million), and Erwan Regnault (49th for VND 40.10 Million).
The final eight have already locked in VND 248.30 Million ($10,590). They will resume the battle for the VND 1.98 Billion ($84713.37) top prize and the shiny APT Main Event trophy and Championship Ring on Monday.
The remaining players will return at noon (ICT) on July 19.
Final Eight Chip Counts
India’s Sajal Gupta Wins Event #10: High Rollers Single Day For VND 335.67 Million
India’s Sajal Gupta came out on top of the 27-player field in Event #10: High Rollers Single Day to win his first live title. He made away with a VND 335.67 Million (~₹11.45 Lakhs) cash prize and the APT trophy. Nguyen Quang Minh finished runner-up for VND 194.56 Million.
The self-confessed recreational player, Gupta`s previous best live score was the $5,904 (~₹4.72 Lakhs) he won for his fourth-place finish in the APT Ho Chi Minh Monster Stack in 2018.
The IIT Delhi alumnus Gupta entered the event after busting the Main Event.
When the play was down to three-handed, Gupta’s won against Hoang Thai Son‘s .
The Superstar Challenge runner-up finisher, Nguyen Quang Minh, was in the lead at the start of the heads-up match, but Gupta managed to double up three times quickly to gain an overwhelming lead.
On the final hand, Gupta hit a two-outer, holding pocket nines against Nguyen’s pocket jacks when a nine appeared on the flop to collect his first APT trophy.
The VND 32.50 Million (~$1,385) buy-in event generated a VND 785.70 Million (~$33,500) prize pool and paid out five places.
Final Results (VND)
USA’s Robert Kiss Champions Event #11: NLHE For VND 174.93 Million
The VND 8.80 Million (~$375) buy-in Event #11: No Limit Hold’em (two-day event) signed up 83 challengers, which helped generate a VND 644.08 Million (~$27,460) prize pool. The top 14 places got paid.
USA’s Robert Kiss rode his start of the final table chip lead to the finish line, winning his second APT trophy and VND 174.93 Million (~$7,460). Singapore’s Wu Jun Hao finished runner-up for VND 116.630 Million (~$4,974).
Event #8 tenth place finisher PokerGuru Ambassador Ankit Wadhawan had returned on Day 2 with the third biggest stack among nine survivors but busted ninth for VND 18.22 Million (~₹62,133) – his second cash of the series.
Norbert Koh (10th for VND 15.19 Million), Kyle Bao Diep (11th for VND 15.19 Million), Nguyen Duc Anh (12th for VND 12.66 Million), Luong Viet Tha Duong (13th for VND 12.66 Million), and Chong Jun Hao (14th for VND 12.66 Million) were some players who cashed the event but couldn`t make it to the FT.
Final Table Results (VND)
Lebanon’s Tony Khalil Chay Wins Event #12: Deep Stack Hyper Turbo For VND 54.77 Million
The VND 4.40 Million (~$188) buy-in Event #12: Deep Stack Hyper Turbo clocked in 45 entries to collect a prize pool worth VND 174.60 Million (~US$ 7,444), which paid eight places.
Lebanese player Tony Khalil Chaya outlasted the competition, winning his first APT trophy and a VND 54.77 Million (~$2,335) cash prize. Weon Jae Yoon came second for VND 36.53 Million.
Chaya held the shorter stack at the start of the heads-up match but cracked Jae Yoon’s pocket aces to take the lead and took down the event in the subsequent two hands.
Final Results (VND)
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