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WPC-SEAPT 2022: Yu Je Nam, Tzai Wei Phua, Cao Ngoc Anh, Jinyoung Kim, Yannick Léonard & Norbert Koh Shi-Fu Win the Last Few Events at the Series

The VN₫ 20 Billion GTD WPC-SEAPT Series, which ran from September 16 to 25, was the first time World Poker Championship (WPC) teamed up with South East Asia Poker Tour (SEAPT). The series hosted at the Grand Loyal Poker Club Hanoi in Vietnam wrapped up proceedings yesterday with six tournaments crowning champions.

Korea’s Yu Je Nam emerged as the biggest winner on the last day of the series after shipping the Super High Roller for VN₫ 1.828 Billion. He struck a three-way deal with David Erquiaga (2nd for VN₫ 1.131 Billion) and Lee Chang Hwan (3rd for VN₫ 707 Million).

Young Gun’s Shardul Parthasarathi (3rd for VN₫ 191 Million) and Gaurav Sood (14th for VN₫ 157 Million) scored in the event.

Tzai Wei Phua was the next biggest winner, taking down the High Roller Single Day for VN₫ 1.018 Billion. From India, Ankit Jajodia (5th for VN₫ 205 Million), Gaurav Sood (9th for VN₫ 102 Million), Manoj Pentakota (13th for VN₫ 80 Million), and Siddharth Mundada (15th for VN₫ 80 Million) cashed the event.

Vietnam’s Cao Ngoc Anh was the last player standing in the Megastack Event, banking VN₫ 555 Million up top. Indian pros Deepak Bothra (23rd for VN₫ 22.50 Million), Sumit Sapra (31st for VN₫ 16 Million), and Jasven Saigal (40th for VN₫ 14 Million)) made the payouts list.

USA’s Jinyoung Kim trounced the 199-entry field in the Bounty Hunter Event for VN₫ 337.28 Million. Amit Kaushik (12th for VN₫ 16.50 Million) and Siddarth Singhvi (25th for VN₫ 6 Million) round out the Indian finishes.

France’s Yannick Léonard (Won Event #16: Megastack Closer for VN₫ 204 Million) and Singapore’s Norbert Koh Shi-Fu (Won Event #18: Megastack Closer Turbo for VN₫ 52.76 Million) won the other tournaments yesterday.

 

Yu Je Nam Champions Super High Roller For VN₫ 1.828 Billion

Korea’s Yu Je Nam championed over the 108-entry field in the VN₫ 66 Million (~$2,783) buy-in Super High Roller, taking home the lion’s share of the VN₫ 6.285 Billion (~$265,103) prize pool worth VN₫ 1.828 Billion. A three-way deal ensured David Erquiaga (2nd for VN₫ 1.131 Billion) and Lee Chang Hwan (3rd for VN₫ 707 Million) the other top payouts.

Young Gun Shardul Parthasarathi picked up his third series score, finishing ninth for VN₫ 191 Million. This also happened to be his second final table finish of the series.

Shardul Parthasarathi
Shardul Parthasarathi

 

Another Young Gun, Gaurav Sood, picked up his second series cash, placing 14th for VN₫ 157 Million.

Yu Je Nam
Yu Je Nam

 

Final Table Results (VN₫)

  1. Yu Je Nam – VN₫ 1,828,600,000*
  2. David Erquiaga – VN₫ 1,131,000,000*
  3. Lee Chang Hwan – VN₫ 707,000,000*
  4. Renato Villanueva Jr – VN₫ 471,000,000
  5. Florent Remi – VN₫ 367,000,000
  6. Dang Thi Hue – VN₫ 294,000,000
  7. Ong Jing Xiang – VN₫ 250,000,000
  8. Ngyuen Van Trung – VN₫ 216,000,000
  9. Shardul Parthasarathi – VN₫ 191,000,000

*denotes a three-way deal

 

Tzai Wei Phua Wins High Roller Single Day For VN₫ 1.018 Billion

The VN₫ 33 Million (~$1,391) buy-in High Roller Single Day attracted 123 entries, creating a VN₫ 3.579 Billion (~$150,961) prize pool. Tzai Wei Phua topped the competition to win the title and the top prize of VN₫ 1.018 Billion. Nguyen Thu Thuy Duong came second for VN₫ 659 Million.

Four Indians cashed the event, with Ankit Jajodia running the deepest, finishing fifth for VN₫ 205 Million.

Ankit Jajodia
Ankit Jajodia

 

Picking up his third series cash, Young Gun Gaurav Sood came ninth for VN₫ 102 Million.

Gaurav Sood
Gaurav Sood

 

Manoj Pentakota (13th for VN₫ 80 Million) and Siddharth Mundada (15th for VN₫ 80 Million) rounded out the Indian scores in the event.

Tzai Wei Phua
Tzai Wei Phua

 

Final Table Results (VN₫)

  1. Tzai Wei Phua – VN₫ 1,018,000,000
  2. Nguyen Thu Thuy Duong – VN₫ 659,000,000
  3. Teddy Pham – VN₫ 389,000,000
  4. Grant Gardner – VN₫ 271,000,000
  5. Ankit Jajodia – VN₫ 205,000,000
  6. Ng Thien Minh – VN₫ 168,000,000
  7. Dinh Tien Thanh – VN₫ 140,000,000
  8. Eric Wasylenko – VN₫ 117,000,000
  9. Gaurav Sood – VN₫ 102,300,000

 

Vietnam’s Cao Ngoc Anh Takes Down Megastack Event For VN₫ 555 Million

The VN₫ 8.80 Million buy-in Event #15 kicked off with 329 starters, gathering a VN₫ 2.55 Billion prize pool. Cao Ngoc Anh bested the competition to collect the top prize of VN₫ 555 Million after a fourteen-hour long marathon to the finish line.

The local player rode his final table chip-lead to victory as he beat Singapore’s Benjamin Sai (2nd for VN₫ 393 Million) in the heads-up play.

An Indian team trio, including Deepak Bothra (23rd for VN₫ 22.50 Million), Sumit Sapra (31st for VN₫ 16 Million), and Jasven Saigal (40th for VN₫ 14 Million), boarded the money bus.

Deepak Bothra
Deepak Bothra

 

Bothra collected his second series score after his FT finish in the WPT SEAPT Main Event (7th for VN₫ 480 Million).

Last night`s Spartan Poker ITM #18 – Blizzard and Adda52 Big Game finalist Sapra collected his second series score in this event. He previously placed 55th in the WPT SEAPT Main Event for VN₫ 58 Million.

Saigal had ITM-ed the Main Event (106th for VN₫ 33 Million), and this was his second cash of the series.

Cao Ngọc Anh
Cao Ngọc Anh

 

Final Table Results (VN₫)

  1. Cao Ngọc Anh – VN₫ 555,000,000
  2. Benjamin Sai – VN₫ 393,000,000
  3. Đinh Quang Huy – VN₫ 232,000,000
  4. Đặng Hoàng Việt – VN₫ 158,000,000
  5. Foo Yong Kiang – VN₫ 122,000,000
  6. Kim Ho Geun – VN₫ 102,000,000
  7. Phạm Quang Văn – VN₫ 85,000,000
  8. Nguyễn Minh Quyền – VN₫ 69,000,000

 

USA’s Jinyoung Kim Conquers Bounty Hunter Event For VN₫ 337.28 Million

The ₱6.60 Million buy-in Event #13: Bounty Hunter drew 199 players, creating a VN₫ 760.18 Million prize pool. Jinyoung Kim outlasted them all to win the WPC-SEAPT trophy and the VN₫ 337.28 Million (~$14,225) (VN₫ 147.20 Million in bounties) first-place cash prize.

Sweden’s Jonas Magdalinski pocketed a runner-up payday of VN₫ 253.30 Million (VN₫ 125.50 Million in bounties).

Two Indian pros crossed the money line, Amit Kaushik (12th for VN₫ 16.50 Million) and Siddarth Singhvi (25th for VN₫ 6 Million).

Amit Kaushik
Amit Kaushik

 

Kaushik collected his fourth cash in the series after his twelfth-place finish in the Bounty Hunter. His other ITM finishes came in Event #3: Bounty Hunter Event (13th for VN₫ 14 Million), Event #5: Super Stack (18th for VN₫ 14.50 Million), and Event #7: Mystery Bounty (13th for VN₫ 32 Million).

Spartan Poker’s ITM #16 Sunday Supersonic second-place finisher Singhvi collected his second score in the series. He previously cashed Event #7: Mystery Bounty (37th for VN₫ 18 Million).

Jinyoung Kim
Jinyoung Kim

 

Final Table Results (VN₫)

  1. Jinyoung Kim – VN₫ 337,280,000*
  2. Jonas Magdalinski – VN₫ 253,300,000*
  3. Bùi Quốc Diện – VN₫ 201,000,000*
  4. Đỗ Quang Thắng – VN₫ 47,500,000
  5. Kang Hyomo – VN₫ 36,700,000
  6. Duong Van Quang – VN₫ 30,500,000
  7. Park Ji Bok – VN₫ 26,000,000
  8. Cho Sun Il – VN₫ 22,500,000

* Including Bounties

 

France`s Yannick Léonard Wins Megastack Closer For VN₫ 204 Million

Event #16: Megastack Closer had 122 hopefuls buying in for VN₫6.60 Million and pooling in VN₫ 710.04 Million in prize money. France’s Yannick Léonard shipped the event for VN₫204 Million.

Vietnam`s Nguyen Anh Minh took home VN₫ 130 Million in second place, while another local player Nguyen Thai rounded out the podium, pocketing VN₫ 75.50 Million in third place.

Yannick Léonard
Yannick Léonard

 

Final Table Results (VN₫)

  1. Yannick Léonard – VN₫ 204,000,000
  2. Nguyen Anh Minh – VN₫ 130,000,000
  3. Nguyen Thai – VN₫ 75,500,000
  4. Nguyen Tran Ngoc – VN₫ 53,000,000
  5. Nguyen Tuan Hung – VN₫ 41,000,000
  6. Newby Micheal Alfreed – VN₫ 33,000,000
  7. Nguyen Khac Quang – VN₫ 27,500,000
  8. Doan Minh Tuan – VN₫ 23,500,000

 

Singapore`s Norbert Koh Shi-Fu Ships Megastack Closer Turbo For VN₫ 52.76 Million

Event #18: Megastack Closer Turbo recorded a starting field of 27 entrants, generating a VN₫ 104.76 VN₫ prize pool. Singaporean poker pro Norbert Koh Shi-Fu bested the field to win the WPC SEAPT trophy and a generous VN₫ 52.76 Million up top!

Koh beat local pro Nguyen Thi Minh Thanh heads-up, who secured second place for VN₫ 26 Million.

Norbert Koh Shi-Fu
Norbert Koh Shi-Fu

Final Table Results (VN₫)

  1. Norbert Koh Shi-Fu – VN₫ 52,760,000
  2. Nguyen Thi Minh Thanh – VN₫ 26,000,000
  3. Nguyen Long – VN₫ 16,000,000
  4. Trent Fechter – VN₫ 10,000,000

 

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APT Vietnam Ho Chi Minh: Tran Tuan Anh Wins Main Event For VND 2,127,900,000 (3-Way Deal), India’s Amit Kaushik Cashes Approx. ₹57.34 Lakhs in 3rd Place

It was a red-letter Tuesday for Team India! While two Indians won side event titles at the ongoing WPT Prime Cambodia, 27-year-old Amit Kaushik came within touching distance of taking down the VND 6 Billion GTD Main Event at the 2022 Asian Poker Tour (APT) Vietnam Ho Chi Minh.

The VND 20,000,000 (~$854) buy-in buy-in Main Event registered a record-setting 722-player field, generating a very enticing VND 14.006 Billion (~$602,292.00) prize pool.

Kaushik was the shortest of the eight finalists returning to the Saigon Poker Club on August 16 and delivered an applause-worthy performance to lock in a podium finish.

At one point during the three-handed battle—when everyone was already guaranteed at least VND 1.25B ($53,947), the players asked tournament officials for an ICM chop. However, instead of handing the victory to the chip leader—who at that point was Vietnam’s Tran Tuan Anh—they unanimously agreed to set aside VND 50M each from their guaranteed ICM payouts to run a one-hand “flip” for VND 150M ($6,450) and the Main Event trophy.

As it turned out, Tran was dealt the best hand among the three with , while Ha Van Thien (who was second in chips) received [10d], and India’s Amit Kaushik got dealt . The flop put Tran ahead, and the on the turn and on the river got him the title. Ha took second place, with Kaushik missing out on bringing home the APT Vietnam Main title in third.

Anh walked away with the top prize of VND 2,127,900,000 (~$91,500) and the coveted APT trophy and Championship Ring. Anh’s compatriot Ha Van Tien cashed for VND 1,947,700,000 (~$83,751) as the runner-up, and India`s Amit Kaushik collected a personal-best VND 1,691,700,000 (~₹57.34 Lakhs) in third.

Amit Kaushik
Amit Kaushik

 

In the end, their respective chip ranks matched the result of the flip, and Tran became the third player from the home country to win the Main Event after Dang Xuan Canh (Ho Chi Minh 2018) and Hue Dang (Phu Quoc 2022).

The Kurukshetra-based Amit Kaushik, who currently resides in Noida, was one of five Indians advancing to Day 3 of the Main Event and the only one from the home country to make it to the final table. Looking at his profile, the IIT Roorkee graduate has been in top form over the past few months. In April, Kaushik took down the DPT ₹5K NLHE Bounty (₹5.34 Lakhs). Last month, he had a smashing run at the APT Summer Festival Hanoi – VSOP with two podium finishes, including winning Event #18: Deep Stack Hyper Turbo (₹1.72 Lakhs) for his first international live title. The mid-stakes MTT player has also been streaming his online MTT exploits and boasts of an impressive ₹3.91 Crores in tracked online winnings (₹1.46 Crores in net profits).

Entering the FT as the short stack, Kaushik had his work cut out. But he got going quickly by knocking out Tun Nguyen in seventh place. Losing the Main Event title to a one-hand flip might have been a letdown for Kaushik. Still, his third-place finish has catapulted him to the top of the Player of the Series (POS) rankings, where he stands tall with 936.30 TLB points, followed by Tran Tuan Anh (849.77 TLB points) and Ha Van Tien (786.70 TLB points).

Manoj Pentakota (12th for VND 195.82 Million, ₹6.63 Lakhs), Sumit Sapra (22nd for VND 113,320,000, ₹3.85 Lakhs), and Harsh Bubna (38th for VND 65,550,000, ₹2.22 Lakhs) were the other Indians who cashed the Main Event.

The series is on its last legs, with only four events left to close out the festival.

In Event #18: Monster Stack, the two starting flights brought in 214 entries, and only 58 among them will be returning for Day 2. Sumit Sapra (136,500) is the lone Indian among the Day 2 qualifiers, with Russia’s Dr.Holland (285,000) leading the charge.

Event #17 – 2 Day High Rollers clocked in 71 entries, and Day 2 has already started, even as Event #19: Deep Stack Hyper Turbo and Event #20: Single-Day High Rollers will wound down to a close later today.

Returning to the Main Event, the eight-handed final table was formed on Sunday after the eliminations of Dinh Xuan Dinh (10th for VND 195,820,000) and Song Jae Minh (9th for VND281,960,000).

Each of the eight finalists was guaranteed at least VND 338.40 Million (~$14,551).

Final Table Chip Counts

  1. Ha Van Thien – 3,895,000
  2. Nguyen Quoc Dinh – 3,270,000
  3. Vu Van Lich – 2,215,000
  4. Yap Tian Yong – 2,205,000
  5. Tun Nguyen – 1,950,000
  6. Kim Ki Woong – 1,755,000
  7. Tran Tuan Anh – 1,880,000
  8. Amit Kaushik – 860,000

 

You can watch the final table replay on a delayed live stream below.

 

Final Table Recap

An hour into play, the final table witnessed its first elimination, with Ngyuen Quoc Dinh`s pocket sixes losing the race to Vu Van Vich’s ace-seven that flopped top pair.

After the players returned from a short break, the short-stacked Tun Nguyen jammed from the cutoff with , and Amit Kaushik looked him up with . Kaushik surged further ahead with a full house on the rundown, eliminating Nguyen in seventh place.

Kim Ki Woong hit the rail next, in sixth place.

Down to the five-handed play, Vu Van Lich was one of the shorter stacks on the table and couldn`t mount a comeback. On his last hand of the tournament, Lich made a raise from the cutoff with [ and found a caller in Anh who held . The flop came , and Anh checked while Vu shoved. Anh, who had hit a flush, snap-called. The turn and the river didn’t help Lich, ending his dream run in fifth place.

Several hands later, Singapore’s Yap Tian Yong, looking for a double-up, shoved with only to get looked up by Ha Van Thien`s pocket kings. The queen on the window brought a glimmer of hope for Yong, but it was short-lived as the last two streets blanked out. Yong crashed in fourth place.

One down to three-handed play, all three players were guaranteed at least VND1.25 Billion (~$53,943). At one point, they asked the tournament officials to run the numbers for an ICM deal. However, instead of handing the trophy to Anh, who was chip leading at the point, they decided to set aside VND 50 Million (~$2,150) each from their guaranteed ICM spots and play one hand “flip” for the remaining VND 150 Million (~$6,450) and the Main Event trophy.

Tran won the flip with his dominating fellow countryman Ha Van Thien’s and India’s Amit Kaushik’s on the runout . Anh was declared the winner, with Tien finishing runner-up and Kaushik taking home a third-place payout!

Tran Tuan Anh
Tran Tuan Anh

 

Final Table Results (VND)

  1. Tran Tuan Anh – VND 2,127,900,000*
  2. Ha Van Tien – VND 1,947,700,000*
  3. Amit Kaushik – VND 1,691,700,000*
  4. Yap Tian Yong – VND 906,240,000
  5. Vu Van Lich – VND 677,650,000
  6. Kim Ki Woong – VND 523,010,000
  7. Tun Nguyen – VND 415,300,000
  8. Ngyuen Quoc Dinh – VND 338,400,000

*denotes a three-way deal

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APT Vietnam Ho Chi Minh: India’s Amit Kaushik Among Final 8 in Main Event; Manoj Pentakota Finishes 12th

Indians have been trailblazing through the South-Asian circuit over the past few months. The 2022 Asian Poker Tour (APT) Vietnam Ho Chi Minh has also witnessed a significant Indian presence. Due to the Asian Poker Tour website crashing, we cannot report the exact number of Indian cashes recorded at the series so far. Nevertheless, we can gladly share the news that Indian poker streamer Amit Kaushik has made it to the final eight of the VND 6 Billion GTD APT Main Event!

The mega event is just a day away from crowning a champion. The VND 20,000,000 (~$854) buy-in tourney collected 722 entries, surpassing the 664-entry field of the 2018 Main Event, and created a VND 14.006 Billion (~$602,292.00) prize pool.

After six days of grueling play, the Main Event field has whittled down to the final eight players. While Ha Van Thien (3,895,000) has bagged the chip lead heading into the final day, India’s Amit Kaushik (860,000) is still in contention, albeit as the shortest stack.

Kaushik has been in great form over the past few months. He had shipped the ₹5K NLHE Bounty (₹5.34 Lakhs) at the 2022 Deltin Poker Tournament (DPT) in April and followed it up with a fifth-place finish in the ₹5K PLO Bounty (₹91,300). He went on to win his career-first live international title in Event #18: Deep Stack Hyper Turbo (VND 50.64 Million, ~₹1.72 Lakhs) of the 2022 APT Summer Festival Hanoi – VSOP in July and also finished third in Event #19: Super Deep Stack Turbo (VND 50.64 Million, ~₹1.73 Lakhs).

Despite being the shortest stack on the final day of the Main Event, Kaushik’s recent exploits in Vietnam show that he can pull off a deep run, if not win the event.

The 2017 APT Macau Head Hunter champion, Manoj Pentakota, was looking to pick up his career-second APT title in the Main Event but fell out in 12th place for VND 195.82 Million (~₹6.63 Lakhs).

Do Quang Thang (Event #14: Single-Day High-Roller for VND 624.43 Million, ~$26,850), Park Chungmin (Event #15: Short Deck for VND 104.38 Million, ~$4,488), and Yuto Hishikawa (Event #16: Deep Stack Turbo for VND 185.81 Million, ~$7,990) won side event titles in the ongoing series.

 

APT Main Event Recap

The Main Event registered 722 entries (Day 1A – 248, Day 1B – 171, Day 1C – 222, and Day 2 – 81), smashing the 664 entries record set in the 2018 Main Event in Vietnam, generating a whopping VND 14.006 Billion (~$602,292.00) prize pool and the top 73 places were paid. A total of 158 players advance to Day 3.

American Tom Tran attained the overall chip lead with 338,000, with India’s Sumit Sapra (337,000) hot on his heels.

Sumit Sapra
Sumit Sapra

 

Avneesh Munjal (261,000), Amit Kaushik (260,000), Harsh Bubna (257,000), and Manoj Pentakota (257,000) also progressed to Day 3.

Frances’ Francis Garson money bubbled the Main Event on Day 3, ensuring the remaining 73 players received a min-cash of VND 37.96 Million (~$1,632.00).

Day 3 concluded with 18 runners making the cut for Day 4, with Vietnam’s Tun Nguyen (1,670,000) securing the chip lead. Manoj Pentakota (1,255,000) and Amit Kaushik (1,020,000) were the only Indians to qualify for Day 4.

Pentakota fell out in 12th place, banking VND 195.82 Million (~₹6.63 Lakhs). His elimination hand saw Pentakota raise from UTG+1, and Singapore’s Yap Tian Yong called. The flop fell , and Yap checked while Pentakota fired a bet. Yap raised all-in, and Pentakota snap-called.

Manoj Pentakota

Yap Tian Yong

Pentakota was in the lead post-flop, but a King on the turn gave Yap trip Kings. The river was inconsequential, ending Pentakota’s dream run in the Main Event.

Manoj Pentakota
Manoj Pentakota

 

The nine-handed final table was formed with the elimination of Dinh Xuan Dinh in 10th place for VND 195.82 Million (~$8,420).

Korea’s Song Jae Min was dismissed in ninth place for VND 281.96 Million (~$12,124). Following Min’s exit, the play was halted for the day.

Song Jae Min
Song Jae Min

 

Vietnam’s Ha Van Thien (3,895,000) bagged the final day chip lead, while India’s Amit Kaushik will return for the final day with the shortest stack of 860,000.

Amit Kaushik
Amit Kaushik

 

The remaining eight players are guaranteed a min-cash of VND 338.40 Million (~$14,551), while the winner will take home VND 2.707 Billion (~$115,684).

APT Vietnam Ho Chi Minh Main Event Final 8
APT Vietnam Ho Chi Minh Main Event Final 8

 

Final Day Chip Counts

1. Ha Van Thien – 3,895,000

2. Nguyen Quoc Dinh – 3,270,000

3. Vu Van Lich – 2,215,000

4. Yap Tian Yong – 2,205,000

5. Tun Nguyen – 1,950,000

6. Kim Ki Woong – 1,755,000

7. Tran Tuan Anh – 1,880,000

8. Amit Kaushik – 860,000

 

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APT Vietnam Ho Chi Minh: India`s Manoj Pentakota & Amit Kaushik Among the Top Stacks Heading to Day 2 of the Main Event 

The 2022 Asian Poker Tour (APT) Vietnam Ho Chi Minh, which kicked off on August 8 at the Saigon Poker Club, has completed five days of action. Sadly, with the Asian Poker Tour website crashing, we have not been able to provide regular updates on the series where a large Indian contingent is in attendance.

While several side events have crowned champions, the series’ star attraction, the VND 6 Billion GTD APT Main Event, is well underway. Starting on August 11, the VND 20,000,000 (~$854) buy-in Main Event locked in 248 entries on Day 1A and 171 on Day 1B, creating a 419-player pool. Day 1C is currently underway.

The 2017 APT Macau Head Hunter champion, Manoj Pentakota (189,800), and the 2022 APT Summer Festival Hanoi – VSOP Deep Stack Hyper Turbo winner Amit Kaushik (169,200) feature among the top five stacks at the start of Day 2 among 203 survivors. Avneesh Munjal (78,700), Vinayak Bajaj (28,700), Nikhil Kedia (20,800), and Rising Star Ritwik Khanna (17,600) are the other Indians who will be returning for Day 2 on August 14.

Ngo Van Dat (208,200) is the overall chip leader.

The following players have won side event titles in the ongoing series: Aigar Plivcs (Won Event #2: Super High-Rollers for VND 1.138 Billion, ~$49,000), Lee Seongmin (Won Event #4: 2-Day NLHE for VND 270.27 Million, ~$11,622), Satoshi Kuriga (Won Event #6: Single-Day High-Rollers Championship for VND 398.59 Million, ~$17,139.00), Bang Quang Hung (Won Event #5: PLO for VND 114.410 Million, ~$4,920), Mai Bien (Won Event #7: Super Deep Stack Turbo for VND 224.320 Million, ~$9,646), and Ho Chi Chung (Won Event #8 Single-Day High-Rollers for VND 477.470 Million, ~$20,531).

 

APT Main Event: Day 1A & Day 1B Recap

Boasting a VND 6 Billion (~$256,443) prize pool guarantee, the APT Main Event kicked off on August 11. The opening Day 1A flight drew 248 entries, with 114 runners progressing to Day 2. Local player Ngo Van Dat (208,200) bagged the day-end chip lead with USA’s Tom Tran (199,900) in tow.

Manoj Pentakota, the Spartan Poker`s first-ever The Millionaire champion, ended Day 1A with the third-largest stack of 189,800.

Manoj Pentakota
Manoj Pentakota

 

Vinayak Bajaj (28,700) and Nikhil Kedia (20,800) were the only other Indians advancing from Day 1A.

Day 1B saw a smaller field of 171 entries joining the action. By the time the bags were brought out, only 89 players were left in the fray.

Poker streamer Amit Kaushik (169,200) emerged as the Day 1B chip leader.

Amit Kaushik
Amit Kaushik

 

Avneesh Munjal (78,700) and Rising Star Ritwik Khanna (17,600) also bagged and tagged on Day 1B.

With Day 1C underway, the number of Indians making the cut for Day 2 is sure to increase.

At present, Ngo Van Dat (208,200) is holding the overall chip lead, with Manoj Pentakota (189,800) and Amit Kaushik (169,200) ranked fourth and fifth in chips.

 

Top 10 Chip Counts at the Start of Day 2 (From Day 1A & 1B)

  1. Ngo Van Dat – 208,200
  2. Tom Tran – 199,900
  3. Manoj Pentakota – 189,800
  4. Amit Kaushik – 169,200
  5. Hen Ry – 158,100
  6. Shun Sawaairi – 152,400
  7. Yoo Bini – 174,300
  8. Do Huu Phuong – 139,300
  9. Ng Ngoc Au – 135,800
  10. Thinh Chung – 132,800

 

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₹48,33,923
₹43,66,769
Member Profit
Member Profit
Member Profit
₹42,95,248
₹36,96,375
₹35,05,129
₹32,01,187
₹27,07,723
₹23,77,402
₹22,80,643
₹21,04,863
₹20,82,273
₹19,75,140
Member Points
Member Points
Member Points
14,550
12,490
10,311
9,258
9,219
6.M L M L
8,934
8,929
8,592
8,512
8,481

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