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APT Vietnam 2018: Sahil Agarwal, Raghav Bansal & Kunal Patni Among Top Stacks on Opening Day

Sahil Agarwal, Raghav Bansal & Kunal Patni
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  • PG News October 6, 2018
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On the heels of a blistering performance by Team India at World Poker Tour (WPT) Vietnam, we are now gearing up for another spectacular showing by our Indian challengers at the 2018 Asia Poker Tour (APT) Vietnam.

Headlining the team`s performance at WPT Vietnam was Dhaval Mudgal, who finally won that elusive international title in the Main Event for VND 2.42 Billion (~₹76.02 Lakhs). MadOverPoker pro Zarvan Tumboli got the team off to a flyer by winning the Ho Chi Minh Cup for VND 246,950,000 (₹7.70 Lakhs) and the series ended on a high note for the Indian challengers with stellar runs from Sumit Sapra and Rubin Labroo. With the APT Vietnam in the offing, a large part of the Indian contingent stayed back in the south-Asian country, resulting in low turnouts at the ongoing Baadshah Gaming Live Tournament (BLT3) series in Goa.

APT Vietnam began on October 5 and will run till October 11 at the Pro Poker Club in Ho Chi Minh City. Comprising of 11 events, the series will debut the “Short Deck” No Limit Holdem Single Day (Shot Clock) on the final day. With the Main Event boasting of a VND 6 Billion guarantee, APT Vietnam is sure to pull in the crowds!

Railbirds can look forward to more exciting action with top pros Sahil Agarwal, Raghav Bansal and Kunal Patni kicking off the Indian campaign in style. While Agarwal and Bansal featured among the top 3 stacks in the CoinPoker Super High Rollers, Patni was placed second in chips after Day 1 of the Monster Stack.

CoinPoker Super High Rollers

24 runners entered the CoinPoker Super High Rollers that featured a buy-in of VND 107,500,000 (₹3,42,421). While four players re-entered on Day 1, the registrations will remain open till the end of level one on Day 2.

Victor Chong topped the field with 1,193,000 in chips, while India’s Sahil Agarwal (1,126,000) and Raghav Bansal (980,000) round out the top 3 stacks moving into Day 2.

Sahil Agarwal
Sahil Agarwal

Other notables who also bagged commendable stacks include Markus Garberg (544,000), Huu Dung Nguyen (539,000), Michael Kim Falcon (475,000) and Dang Van Hien (401,000).

Victor Chong
Victor Chong

Top 10 Chip Counts At The End of Day 1

1. Victor Chong – 1,193,000

2. Sahil Agarwal – 1,126,000

3. Raghav Bansal – 980,000

4. Dylan Wilkerson – 815,000

5. Pete Yen Han Chen – 742,000

6. Tzua Wei Phua – 694,000

7. Soo Jo Kim – 655,000

8. Chan Tsun Ming – 561,000

9. Minh Le – 550,000

10. Markus Garberg – 544,000

Monster Stack

The kick-off event of APT Vietnam was the extremely popular Monster Stack event. With a 11,000,000 (₹35,038) buy-in, Day 1 drew in 194 entries and generated an opening day prize pool of VND 1,881,800,000 (₹59,94,122). The top 33 places will receive payouts, with the winner assured VND 405,520,000 (₹12,91,708).

After 13 levels of plays, the largest stacks for the day belonged to Vietnam’s Huy Coshet and India’s Kunal Patni.

Kunal Patni
Kunal Patni

Other notables who made the cut for Day 2 included Tetsuya Tsuchikawa, Julien Tran, Hieu Ngo, Norbert Koh, Yik Yin “Ray” Chiu, Steffen Endres, Natalie Teh, Nguyen Tien Son, Jin Yong and Eugene Co.

Keep following all the latest updates from APT Vietnam right here on PokerGuru!

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