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APPT Manila: Birthday Boy Abhinav Iyer Bags Second Chip Lead on Day 1B of Main Event

The PokerStars LIVE Manila poker room in Okada Manila was brimming with action on Friday, with the 2022 Asia Pacific Poker Tour (APPT) Manila hosting several events in tandem, alongside the last starting flight of the ₱65,000 Main Event and the ₱200,000 High Roller One Day Event.

The last starting flight of the APPT Manila Main Event brought in an impressive 446 entries (338 unique players). Along with the 355-player count registered on Day 1A, the Main Event registered an impressive 801 total entries, generating a juicy ₱45,452,745 (~$817,875) prize pool.

After an entire day’s action, only 111 players survived the Day 1B flight. While South Korea’s Seungmook Jung (412,000) topped the day-end chip counts, India`s Abhinav Iyer (395,000) finished a close second. South Korea’s Yong Man Kwon (356,500), Singapore`s Zhao Feng (318,000), and the Netherlands’ Thijs Hilberts (308,000) were the others to bag over 300K for Day 2.

Abhinav Iyer
Abhinav Iyer

 

Incidentally, Iyer, chasing his third cash at the series, was celebrating his birthday on Friday. After opening his scorecard in Event #4: Deepstack, where he finished runner-up to Young Gun Gaurav Sood for ₱383,700 (~₹5.49 Lakhs), Iyer posted a deep run in Event #2: APPT Kickoff NLH (11th for ₱133,000) (~₹1.90 Lakhs). With a sizable bag of chips, the Young Gun has certainly placed himself in an advantageous position for Day 2.

Gaurav Sood
Gaurav Sood

 

A total of ten Indian players joined the Main Event Day 1B flight. Apart from Abhinav Iyer, Young Guns Shardul Parthasarathi (149,000) and Deepstack winner Gaurav Sood (138,500), PokerGuru Ambassador Ankit Wadhawan (128,000), Siddarth Singhvi (67,000), and Deepak Bothra (61,000) carried stacks to Day 2.

Counting the seven Indians who survived the Day 1A flight, 13 of our ‘desi’ pros will be taking their seats on Day 2, in contention for the prestigious title and the ₱8,564,000 (~$154,065) top prize!

The first-place prize of the APPT Main Event includes a ₱57,000 package to the Road to PSPC Manila, while all the eight finalists will win a ticket to the same event worth ₱22,000 each. The 188 Day 1 survivors will convene for Day 2 at 3 PM (local time) on Saturday, where they will play down to the official nine-handed final table. The third and final day will get underway at 3 PM (local time) on Sunday, August 7.

Meanwhile, another large group of 12 Indians entered Event #28: ₱20K NLH Midnight Hyper Turbo Bounty that started in the early hours of Friday. PokerGuru Ambassador Ankit Wadhawan was the lone Indian to cross the money line and busted 10th for ₱24,900 (~ ₹35,575) – narrowly missing out on making his third FT finish of the series.

Israel’s Tom Orpaz topped the 90-player starting field in the NLH Midnight Hyper Turbo Bounty to win his third PokerStars LIVE title and ₱307,000 (~$5,555) in prize money.

Hours later, Orpaz went on to clinch his second title in two days – and his fourth PokerStars LIVE title – after overpowering a 22-entry field (18 unique players) in Event #27: ₱200K High Roller One Day Event – Single Re-entry to win ₱1,658,200 (~$29,865). The event was initially scheduled for August 4 but had to be postponed.

South Korea’s Sangbeom Lim took down Event #29: ₱25K NLH Megastack Turbo – Freezeout following a heads-up deal with compatriot Young Joo Yan. Both players cashed an equivalent ₱251,000 (~$4,525), with Lim clinching his first PokerStars LIVE title.

 

South Korea’s Seungmook Jung Headlines 111 Survivors on Day 1B of Main Event, India’s Abhinav Iyer Bags Second Chip Lead

Starting at 3 PM (local time) on Friday, August 5, Day 1B of the APPT Manila Main Event drew 446 entries (338 unique players). Added to the 355 Day 1A entries, the Main Event gathered an impressive 801 entrants, generating a massive ₱45,452,745 (~$817,875) prize pool.

Only 111 contenders made it to Day 2, while one player was disqualified for violating PokerStars’ terms and conditions. By the time the dust settled, South Korea’s Seungmook Jung (412,000) bagged the most chips, with India’s first solo bracelet winner, Abhinav Iyer (395,000), finishing a close second in the day-end chip counts.

Ten Indians entered the Day 1B flight, and while Iyer exerted a dominating presence, another five, namely Young Gun Shardul Parthasarathi (149,000), Deepstack winner Gaurav Sood (138,500), PokerGuru Ambassador Ankit Wadhawan (128,000), Siddarth Singhvi (67,000), and Deepak Bothra (61,000) made it to Day 2.

Romit Advani, Dilip Ajitkumar Menon, Dhaval Mudgal, Young Gun Kanchan Sharma, and Mriga Solanki were other Indian players who failed to survive the Day 1B onslaught.

Counting the Indian survivors from the two starting flights, a total of 13 Indians will be returning on Day 2.

The 2022 APPT Manila Main Event will pay out 119 players at least ₱102,000 (~$1,835). The eventual champion is assured a jaw-dropping ₱8,564,000 (~$154,065) cash prize, including a package worth ₱57,000 to the Road to PSPC Manila. All eight Main Event finalists will also win a free ticket to the same event worth ₱22,000 each.

Other notables who survived the Day 1B flight include APPT National runner-up finisher Daniel Benor (176,000), ₱15,000 SuperDeep champion Clyde Morales (154,500), the Philippines’ Lester Edoc (88,000), and Hong Kong’s Alan Tsz Him Pun (66,500).

The 188 Day 1 survivors will convene for Day 2 at 3 PM (local time) on Saturday, where they will play down to the official nine-handed final table. The third and final day will get underway at 3 PM (local time) on Sunday, August 7.

Seungmook Jung
Seungmook Jung

 

Top 10 Chip Counts at the End of Day 1B

  1. Seungmook Jung – 412,000
  2. Abhinav Iyer – 395,000
  3. Yong Man Kwon – 356,500
  4. Zhao Feng – 318,000
  5. Thijs Hilberts – 308,000
  6. Po Wen Fang – 296,000
  7. Bonifacio Mondalo – 295,500
  8. *Aaron Lam Weiming – 260,500
  9. Matthew Holley – 250,500
  10. Artem Sofronov – 248,000

 

Israel’s Tom Orpaz Wins Event #27: ₱200K High Roller One Day Event – Single Re-entry For ₱1,658,200

Initially meant to run on August 4, Event #27: ₱200,000 High Roller One Day Event – Single Re-entry was rescheduled to August 5. A total of 22 players (18 unique players) paid the ₱200,000 buy-in, generating a prize pool of ₱3,947,900 (~$71,100).

Israel’s Tom Orpaz topped the stacked field of top pros and reg to win his second PokerStars LIVE title in as many days and ₱1,658,200 (~$29,865) in prize money. Coming in fresh after winning Event #28: ₱20K NLH Midnight Hyper Turbo Bounty the day before, Orpaz defeated Japan’s Yasuhiro Waki (2nd for ₱1,105,500) heads-up to lift his career-fourth PokerStars LIVE trophy.

It took eight 30-minute levels of play for the starting field to whittle down to the nine-handed final table, and former Starcraft professional Yohwan Lim held the chip lead entering the final stretch. Sadly, he busted out of the money.

Entering the heads-up play, Orpaz was leading Japan’s Yasuhiro Waki and took down the title in just three hands. In the end, Waki jammed from the button with queen-four offsuit, and Orpaz made the call with pocket queens. The ladies remained ahead through the board, fetching the Israilean his fourth PokerStars LIVE trophy.

Tom Orpaz
Tom Orpaz

 

Final Table Results (PHP)

  1. Tom Orpaz – ₱1,658,200
  2. Yasuhiro Waki – ₱1,105,500
  3. David Erquiaga – ₱710,700
  4. Kim Seungyeol – ₱473,500

 

Israel’s Tom Orpaz Wins Event #28: ₱20K NLH Midnight Hyper Turbo (₱5K Bounty) Re-entry For ₱307,000

Event #28: ₱20K NLH Midnight Hyper Turbo Bounty played out on the intervening night of Thursday and Friday. Israel’s Tom Orpaz topped the 90-player field, including his heads-up opponent, Japan’s Yukishige Doi, to win his third PokerStars LIVE title and the top prize of ₱307,000 (~$5,555). Doi collected ₱213,000 (~$3,175) for his runner-up finish.

A total of 12 Indians entered the tournament, and PokerGuru Ambassador Ankit Wadhawan was the only one who survived past the bubble round. Wadhawan narrowly missed making his third final table appearance at the series and placed 10th for ₱24,900 (~₹35,575).

The other 11 Indians who fell out empty-handed include Anil Adiani, Romit Advani, Sameer Agarwal, Deepak Bothra, Dhaval Mudgal, Ashish Munot, Akshay Nasa, Jasven Saigal, Young Gun Kanchan Sharma, PokerGuru Ambassador Laksh Pal Singh, and Siddarth Singhvi.

The event generated a ₱1,606,320 prize pool (including ₱450,000 awarded in bounties) and paid out 13 places.

Tom Orpaz
Tom Orpaz

 

Final Table Results (PHP)

  1. Tom Orpaz – ₱307,000
  2. Yukishige Doi – ₱213,000
  3. Yuki Sato – ₱141,100
  4. Se Han Park – ₱110,500
  5. Ryoya Miyazawa – ₱89,100
  6. Edgar Asehan – ₱69,400
  7. Gilson Chan – ₱55,000
  8. Hiroki Karatsu – ₱42,800
  9. Mike Takayama – ₱32,220

 

South Korea’s Sangbeom Lim Wins Event #29: ₱25K NLHE Megastack Turbo – Freezeout For ₱251,000

Event #29: ₱25K NLH Megastack Turbo – Freezeout got underway at noon (local time) on Friday. A total of 40 runners joined the action, creating a prize pool of ₱870,000 (~$15,695). South Korea’s Sangbeom Lim clinched the title after striking an even heads-up deal with compatriot Young Joo Yang. Both players banked an equivalent payout of ₱251,000 (~$4,525).

Dhanesh Chainani was the lone Indian who entered the event but failed to make it to the final table.

Only the top six spots got paid, and among the notables to cross the money line were the Philippines’ WSOP bracelet winner Mike Takayama, who placed fourth for ₱100,400, posting his fifth cash and third FT finish in the series.

The Netherland’s Martijn Gerrits cashed for ₱61,000 in sixth place – his second final table finish of the series.

Sangbeom Lim
Sangbeom Lim

 

Final Table Results (PHP)

  1. Sangbeom Lim – ₱251,000
  2. Young Joo Yang – ₱251,000
  3. Chun Yip – ₱131,000
  4. Mike Takayama – ₱100,400
  5. Duc Trung Vu – ₱78,500
  6. Martijn Gerrits – ₱61,000

 

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APPT Manila: Ankit Wadhawan (2nd) & Dhanesh Chainani (3rd) FT ₱25K SuperDeep, Shardul Parthasarathi (8th) Scores in Megastack Freezeout

It’s been six days since the 2022 Asia Pacific Poker Tour (APPT) Manila got underway at the PokerStars LIVE poker room at the iconic Okada Manila, and Team India has been a dominant force in the series! With three titles and 11 final table finishes, our Indian challengers have collectively added 27 cashes already, keeping the Indian flag flying high in the South-Asian poker circuit!

Wednesday turned out to be a mid-week bonanza for Team India, with PokerGuru Ambassador Laksh Pal Singh (4th for 890,000, ~12.62 Lakhs) and Deepak Bothra‘s (8th for 292,000, ~4.14 Lakhs) leading the charge with their phenomenal final table finishes in the APPT National.

Besides Singh and Bothra, a slew of deep runs was posted by Indians yesterday, with the most prominent one coming from Singh’s fellow PokerGuru Staking stablemate Ankit Wadhawan. Much like his mentor Aditya Agarwal and teammate Ashish Munot, Wadhawan seems cursed with finishing runner-up. Wadhawan’s Day 6 journey started with Event #16: Megastack NLH – Shot Clock – Freezeout, where he returned for Day 2 with the sixth biggest stack of 199,500 but busted out of the money. Wadhwan immediately jumped into Event #20: 25,000 NLH SuperDeep and made a terrific run to make it to the heads-up against South Korea’s Kim Seungyeol. After a swingy duel lasting for five 30-minute-long levels, the South Korean player came out on top, clinching his maiden PokerStars LIVE title and 771,000 (~$13,837), with Wadhawan once again falling short. The Indian pro collected 522,100 (~7.45 Lakhs) for his second-place finish.

Wadhawan’s rendezvous with ‘runner-up finishes’ has been ongoing since 2019, when he lost the BPT 100K High Roller title to Rohit Jinwal. He recently finished runner-up in Event #17: NLH Single Day at the 2022 Asian Poker Tour (APT) Summer Festival Hanoi – VSOP last month. Wadhawan has cashed thrice in the ongoing series, with yesterday’s runner-up finish being his deepest run.

Dhanesh Chainani was another Indian joining Wadhawan on the 25,000 SuperDeep FT and pocketed 348,400 (~4.97 Lakhs) in third place. This was Chainani’s second cash of the series.

Deepak Bothra (21st for 38,500, ~54,957) and Jasven Saigal (23rd for 38,500, ~54,957) also cashed the 25,000 SuperDeep.

Besides Wadhawan, Young Gun Shardul Parthasarathi was among the 27 players returning for Day 2 of the Megastack Freezeout on Wednesday. And while the APT Vietnam Hanoi Main Event champion entered the day with the ninth-largest stack of 183,000, he ultimately finished eighth for 131,040 (~1.87 Lakhs), posting his first cash of the series.

Jae Yi Chang chopped Event #16: Megastack Freezeout heads-up with Filipino pro Marc Rivera. Both players pocketed 824,400 (~$14,795), with Chang making away with his maiden PokerStars LIVE title.

Day 1 of Event #22: APPT Super High Roller attracted 44 entrants, with 15 players advancing to Day 2. China’s Zhingang Chen (1,817,000) accumulated the most-massive stack of the day. Akshay Nasa (277,000) was the lone Indian to survive the opening day`s play but has his work cut out, for he bagged the second shortest stack.

 

Kim Seungyeol Wins Event #20: 25,000 SuperDeep For 771,000 (~$13,837); PokerGuru Ambassador Ankit Wadhawan Finishes Runner-Up For 522,100 (~7.45 Lakhs)

Event 20: 25,000 NLH SuperDeep registered 152 entries (120 unique) posting a 3,317,400 (~$59,450) prize pool. South Korea’s Kim Seungyeol championed the event to win 771,000 (~$13,837), besting PokerGuru Ambassador Ankit Wadhawan (2nd for 522,100, ~7.45 Lakhs) heads-up.

Ankit Wadhawan
Ankit Wadhawan

 

The heads-up was an epic battle of five 30-minute-long levels. Seungyeol entered the match with a 2:1 chip lead, but Wadhawan fought for every pot to reverse the 2:1 chip lead in his favor. However, the advantage was short-lived, for he lost back-to-back hands, and the chip lead went back to Seungyeol. The second to last hand saw both players commit before the flop, Wadhawan’s pocket eights trailing Seungyeol’s pocket Queens. The cooler left Wadhawan crippled with just five BBs.

On the final hand, Wadhawan jammed with King-Five, and Seungyeol called off with Queen-Deuce. A Queen-high runout sealed the deal, fetching Seungyeol his career-first PokerStars LIVE title.

The other Indian on the final table, Dhanesh Chainani, fell out in third place for 348,400 (~4.97 Lakhs).

Dhanesh Chainani
Dhanesh Chainani

 

Deepak Bothra (21st for 38,500, ~54,957) and Jasven Saigal (23rd for 38,500, ~54,957) were two other Indians who crossed the money line.

Kim Seungyeol
Kim Seungyeol

 

Final Table Results (PHP)

  1. Kim Seungyeol – 771,000
  2. Ankit Wadhawan – 522,100
  3. Dhanesh Chainani – 348,400
  4. Singhasuttakorn Siwa – 285,300
  5. Erwin Ng – 229,000
  6. Henrieto Acain – 177,500
  7. Joseph Talamayan – 131,400
  8. Renniel Galvez – 96,600
  9. Masato Horiuchi –77,000

 

Jae Yi Chang Ships Event #16: Megastack Freezeout for 824,400 (~$14,795); Young Gun Shardul Parthasarathi Finishes 8th For 131,040 (~1.87 Lakhs)

The two-day-long Event 16: Megastack NLH – Shot Clock – Freezeout culminated yesterday with Jae Yi Chang walking away with his first-ever PokerStars LIVE title and an 824,400 (~$14,795) payday – his second-ever live cash!

Chang chopped the event heads-up with the 2018 APPT Manila National champion Marc Rivera, the latter pocketing the same 824,400 for his runner-up finish.

PokerGuru Ambassador Ankit Wadhawan (199,500) and Young Gun Shardul Parthasarathi (183,000) held the sixth and ninth most giant stacks among the 27 Day 1 survivors. With the top 17 places assured payouts, Wadhawan fell out before the money bubble burst.

Shardul Parthasarathi
Shardul Parthasarathi

 

Parthasarathi did relatively well by making it to the final table, where he finished eighth for 131,040 (~1.87 Lakhs), posting his first cash of the series.

Jae Yi Chang
Jae Yi Chang

 

Final Table Results (PHP)

  1. Jae Yi Chang – 824,400*
  2. Marc Rivera – 824,400*
  3. Alfie Poetra – 432,200
  4. Sangbeom Lim – 357,900
  5. Pongkhun Busmongkhon – 288,700
  6. Junji Matsubara – 227,700
  7. Jonghoon Bae – 174,100
  8. Shardul Parthasarathi – 131,040
  9. Olivier Buquiran – 97,000

*denotes a heads-up deal

 

China’s Zhingang Chen Headlines 15 Finalists in Event #22: 500,000 Super High Roller; India’s Akshay Nasa in Contention

Event 22: APPT Super High Roller brought in 44 High Rollers (38 unique players), each of them paying the hefty 500,000 to enter, creating a 20,699,800 (~$371,355) prize pool.

Some of Asia’s best and brightest were in attendance, and with the format offering a single re-entry until the end of level ten, six extra bullets were fired on Day 1. By the time the bags were brought out, only 15 had a stack to carry to Day 2.

China’s Zhingang Chen (1,817,000) topped the day-end chip counts, and WSOP bracelet winner Mike Takayama (1,435,000) was the only other player with over a million chips in the bag.

Recent APPT Manila titles winners Akshay Nasa, Young Gaurav Sood, and bracelet winner Abhinav Iyer joined the day’s action, but Nasa was the only player to bag and tag for Day 2. The Event #12: 100K NLH Shotclock – Freezeout winner, Akshay Nasa, will have to get going quickly as with 277,000 in chips, he is the second-shortest in the field.

Akshay Nasa
Akshay Nasa

 

With only six places assured a min-cash 1,447,800 (~$25,984), Nasa will need to spin up early to have a chance at sneaking into the money.

The eventual champion will take home a 7,558,000 (~$148,625) top prize, in addition to the APPT trophy.

Day 2 will commence at 3 PM (local time) on August 4.

Zhingang Chen
Zhingang Chen

 

End of Day 1 Chip Counts

  1. Zhingang Chen – 1,817,000
  2. Mike Takayama – 1,435,000
  3. Tom Orpaz – 985,000
  4. Lester Edoc – 888,000
  5. Takashi Ogura – 801,000
  6. Tamon Nakamura – 776,000
  7. John Tech – 757,000
  8. Victor Chong – 653,000
  9. Song Haneol – 637,000
  10. Joonhee Yea – 499,000
  11. Kong Yue – 431,000
  12. Daniel Smiljkovic – 417,000
  13. James Mendoza – 358,000
  14. Akshay Nasa – 277,000
  15. Oh Injae – 261,000

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APPT Manila: PokerGuru Ambassador Ashish Munot Champions ₱100K 6-Handed For ₱1.362 Million (~₹19.31 Lakhs) 

It is a great time to be an Indian poker fan with Team India crushing it at the 2022 Asia Pacific Poker Tour (APPT) Manila! In less than a week, we already have three PokerStars LIVE titles to boast of!

After Young Gun Gaurav Sood’s victory run in Event 4: ₱55,000 NLH – Deepstack – Single Re-Entry and Akshay Nasa shipping Event #12: ₱100K NLH Shotclock – Freezeout, PokerGuru Ambassador Ashish Munot won his maiden PokerStars LIVE title in Event 17: ₱100,000 NLH 6 Handed – Re-Entry on Tuesday for ₱1.362 Million (~₹19.31 Lakhs).

The 2019 WPT India Main Event champion, Munot, had come close to winning his first international live title twice. His first attempt was the inaugural WPT Prime Vietnam Main Event in May when he lost out to Spartan Poker Team Pro Zarvan Tumboli. His second attempt came two weeks later in VND 5 Billion GTD APT Vietnam Hanoi Main Event. This time, Young Gun Shardul Parthasarathi whisked away the trophy. This APPT title win is the 2018 Baadshah Gaming Live Tournament ₹15K Bounty winner’s second score at the ongoing series and the best yet by an Indian at the ongoing 2022 APPT Manila – although, with two Indians on the APPT National final table, this could change soon.

Young Gun Gaurav Sood has been a standout performer in the ongoing series. After winning the ₱55,000 Deepstack, the two-time annual leaderboard topper has already added two more scores in Event 17: ₱100,000 NLH 6 Handed – Re-Entry (5th for ₱362,000, ~₹5.12 Lakhs) and the APPT National (37th for ₱73,000, ~₹1.03 Lakhs).

Speaking off the APPT National, Day 2 of the headline event saw a 90-player starting field whittling down to the nine-handed final table yesterday, with Israel’s Daniel Benor (2,315,000) leading the charge. Nine Indians had advanced to Day 2, and two of them locked in a final table seat, namely PokerGuru Ambassador Laksh Pal Singh and Deepak Bothra.

Singh, who is hunting his career-first live title, has a real shot here as he holds the second biggest stack of 1,985,000. Bothra, who recently banked his career-best finish in the 2022 APT Summer Festival Hanoi – VSOP VND 4 Billion GTD Championships Event, had entered Day 2 in the second chip lead. He holds a stack of 715,000 and is ranked seven in chips among the nine finalists.

Sameer Agarwal (12th for ₱169,500, ~₹2.40 Lakhs), Dhaval Mudgal (17th for ₱135,000, ~₹1.91 Lakhs), Young Gun Gaurav Sood (37th for ₱73,000, ~₹1.03 Lakhs), Dhanesh Chainani (42nd for ₱60,500, ~₹85,732) and PokerGuru Ambassador Ankit Wadhawan (55th for ₱60,500, ~₹85,732) were the ‘desi’ pros who cashed the event.

PokerGuru Ambassador Ankit Wadhawan might have made an early exit on Day 2 of the APPT National. Still, he wasted little time jumping into Event 16: Megastack NLH – Shot Clock – Freezeout, where he bagged the sixth-biggest stack of 199,500 among 27 survivors. Wadhawan’s compatriot, Young Gun Shardul Parthasarathi (183,000), is also in contention. USA’s Alfie Poetra (334,500) headlines the Day 1 survivors.

Meanwhile, Duy Ho won his career-first PokerStars LIVE title in Event 14: ₱15,000 NLH Deepstack – Freezeout for ₱266,000 (~$4,785).

 

PokerGuru Ambassador Ashish Munot Wins Event #17: ₱100K 6-Handed For ₱1.362 Million (~₹19.31 Lakhs)

Event 17: ₱100,000 NLH 6 Handed – Re-Entry was the third ₱100K buy-in tournament of the series. The event attracted 45 entries (26 unique), posting a ₱4,015,800 (~$72,274) prize pool.

PokerGuru Ambassador Ashish Munot emerged as the victor after besting USA’s Victorino Torres heads-up. Munot had started the heads-up match with 730,000 against Torres’ 611,000. The American player fought hard but failed to extend the heads-up match beyond a level.

On the final hand, with the board open , both players moved all-in. Torres flopped a pair of tens with his , but Munot was ahead with his . The river was inconsequential, as Torres settled for a runner-up finish worth ₱944,000 (~$16,989).

Munot took home a winner’s paycheque worth ₱1,362,800 (~₹19.31 Lakhs), trumping the ₱712,200 (~₹10.15 Lakhs) Akshay Nasa picked up in Event #12: ₱100K NLH Shotclock – Freezeout, posting the highest score by an Indian at the series so far.

Young Gun Gaurav Sood finished fifth for ₱362,000 (~₹5.12 Lakhs) – picking up his third score of the series and his second final table finish. Event 4: ₱55,000 NLH – Deepstack – Single Re-Entry winner, Sood, got unlucky on his elimination hand when David Erquiaga’s Ace-Ten outdrew his Ace-King.

Gaurav Sood
Gaurav Sood

 

Abhinav Iyer had also participated in the event but failed to cross the money line.

Ashish_Munot
Ashish_Munot

 

Final Table Results (PHP)

  1. Ashish Munot – ₱1,362,800
  2. Victorino Torres – ₱944,000
  3. David Erquiaga – ₱603,000
  4. Alan Tsz Him Pun – ₱462,000
  5. Gaurav Sood – ₱362,000
  6. Christopher Mateo – ₱282,000

 

Israel’s Daniel Benor Headlines APPT National Final Table; India’s Laksh Pal Singh & Deepak Borthra in Contention

Day 2 of APPT National started with 90 runners returning to the felts, and China’s Lanling Yang (498,500) held the overall chip lead. A group of nine Indians, headlined by Deepak Bothra (466,500), were part of the Day 2 field.

A 30-second shot clock came into effect at the start of Day 2, each player receiving four 30-second time bank chips. All players making the final table will receive four additional time banks today.

Israel’s Daniel Benor bagged the final table chip lead with a stack of 2,315,000. He currently holds nearly 20% of the chips in play and is the only player with over 2 Million in chips.

PokerGuru Ambassador Laksh Pal Singh secured the second-biggest stack of 1,985,000. Singh has one score in the ongoing series to his name, which is his 80th place finish in Event 2: APPT Kickoff NLH for ₱31,500 (~₹44,941). Although guaranteed a hefty payout, Singh will be eyeing his maiden live title in the event today.

Laksh Pal Singh
Laksh Pal Singh

 

Deepak Bothra has also made the final table with the third-shortest stack of 715,000. He will be looking to spin up his stack and secure some early double-ups to stay in contention.

Deepak Bothra
Deepak Bothra

 

The nine finalists are assured at least ₱236,085 (~$4,260), but all of them will be eyeing the grand prize of ₱2,465,000 (~$44,515), and the PokerStars LIVE trophy.

The money bubble was reached and breached three levels into play. In a brutal bad beat, Conrad Lumaban’s pocket Aces were cracked by Bothra’s Ace-King (suited), resulting in Lumaban’s exit in 56th place.

Conrad Lumaban Money Bubbles the APPT National
Conrad Lumaban Money Bubbles the APPT National

 

Following Lumaban’s elimination, PokerGuru Ambassador Ankit Wadhawan became the first player to finish in the money, finishing 55th for ₱60,500 (~₹85,732).

Sameer Agarwal (12th for ₱169,500, ~₹2.40 Lakhs), Dhaval Mudgal (17th for ₱135,000, ~₹1.91 Lakhs), Gaurav Sood (37th for ₱73,000, ~₹1.03 Lakhs), and Dhanesh Chainani (42nd for ₱60,500, ~₹85,732) rounded out the Indian payouts on Day 2.

Jasven Saigal and Young Gun Shardul Parthasarathi were the only two Indians who failed to board the money bus.

Other notables to make it in the money but not the final table included Filipino WSOP bracelet winner Mike Takayama (16th for ₱135,000, ~$2,429), reining APPT Manila Main Event champion Florencio Campomanes (32nd for ₱73,000, ~$1,313), and Day 1A chip leader Lanling Yang (47th for ₱60,500, ~$1.088).

Day 2’s play ended with the elimination of UK’s William Kang (10th for ₱195,500, ~$3,518), after which the nine-handed final table was set up.

Day 3 will commence at 3 PM (local time) on August 3.

2022 APPT Manila National Final Table
2022 APPT Manila National Final Table

 

Final Table Chip Counts

  1. Daniel Benor – 2,315,000
  2. Laksh Pal Singh – 1,985,000
  3. Junya Kubo – 1,935,000
  4. Noel Regencia – 1,435,000
  5. Edgar Asehan – 1,420,000
  6. Mai Bien – 1,130,000
  7. Deepak Bothra – 715,000
  8. Shota Hayama – 675,000
  9. Joseph Sia – 605,000

 

USA’s Alfie Poetra Leads 27 Qualifiers to Day 2 in Event #16: ₱35,000 Megastack Freezeout; Indias Ankit Wadhawan & Shardul Parathasarathi Among the Top 10 Stacks

Event 16: Megastack NLH – Shot Clock – Freezeout pulled in 128 entrants, creating a ₱3,911,040 (~$70,450) prize pool. After thirteen 40-minute levels of play, the field was whittled down to 27 players.

USA’s Alfie Poetra (334,500) accumulated the most chips through the day to claim the end-of-day chip lead and was the only player to crack the 300K-chip mark.

Singapore’s Jingxiang Ong (273,000) is Poetra’s next closest rival, with South Korea’s Junji Matsubara (262,000) and 2018 APPT Manila National champion Marc Rivera (233,500) rounding out the top four stacks.

PokerGuru Ambassador Ankit Wadhawan (199,500) and Young Gun Shardul Parthasarathi (183,000) bagged the sixth and ninth biggest stacks, respectively.

Ankit Wadhawan
Ankit Wadhawan

 

Anil Adiani, Romit Advani, Dhanesh Chainani, Abhinav Iyer, Dhaval Mudgal, PokerGuru Ambassador Ashish Munot, Akshay Nasa, Rajiv Sachdeva, Jasven Saigal, Young Gun Kanchan Sharma, Siddarth Singhvi, and Young Gun Gaurav Sood also joined the event but failed to advance to Day 2.

With the top 17 runners assured a min-cash of ₱61,501 (~$1,110), the race to finish in the money will be intense today. The eventual champion is guaranteed a juicy ₱984,100 (~$17,730) top prize.

Day 2 will kick off at 3 PM (local time) on August 3.

Top 10 Chip Counts at the End of Day 1

  1. Alfie Poetra – 334,500
  2. Jingxiang Ong – 273,000
  3. Junji Matsubara – 262,000
  4. Marc Rivera – 233,500
  5. Sangbeom Lim – 218,500
  6. Ankit Wadhawan – 199,500
  7. Pongkhun Busmongkhon – 194,000
  8. Olivier Buquiran – 184,500
  9. Shardul Parathasarathi – 183,000
  10. Jae Yi Chang – 181,500

 

Duy Ho Ships Event #14: ₱15,000 Deepstack Freezeout For ₱266,000 (~$4,785)

Event 14: ₱15,000 NLH Deepstack – Freezeout saw USA’s Duy Ho trounce a field of 71 players to claim his career-first PokerStars LIVE title and ₱266,000 (~$4,785).

Ho defeated Martijn Geritts heads-up to deny the Dutchman his sixth PokerStars LIVE title, leaving Geritts to settle for a second-place payout worth ₱191,000 (~$3,437).

From India, Romit Advani and Siddarth Singhvi participated in the event but were eliminated before the money bubble burst.

Duy Ho
Duy Ho

 

Final Table Results (PHP)

  1. Duy Manh Ho – ₱266,000
  2. Martijn Geritts – ₱191,000
  3. Tek Kah Boon – ₱124,100
  4. Young Joo Yang – ₱93,700
  5. Jianyi Ni – ₱72,800
  6. Kensuke Takeya – ₱56,400
  7. Antonio Angeles – ₱44,600
  8. Van Sang Nguyen – ₱34,484
  9. David Jansen Erquiaga – ₱26,000

 

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This Week in Poker: July 20 – 26

In the PokerGuru feature ‘This Week in Poker,’ we bring you the weekly roundup of the most significant online scores by Indian MTT players and the top stories from both the live and online poker circuit. Here are this week’s top stories!

Making the headlines this week was the intense action at the inaugural Asian Poker Tour (APT) Summer Festival Hanoi in Vietnam that simmered out with Team India returning with five APT trophies and several standout scores!

Deepak Bothra is our “PokerGuru Star of the Week!” The CA and IIM Indore alumnus belted out a phenomenal run in the series-ending VND 4 Billion GTD Championships Event, banking a career-best VND 1,065,210,000 (~₹36.64 Lakhs) in third place.

Young Gun Shardul Parthasarathi (4th for VND 769.38 Million, ~₹24.25 Lakhs) and Spartan Poker Team Pro Zarvan Tumboli (8th for VND 287.31 Million, ~₹9.89 Lakhs) also FT-ed the Championships Event.

Amit Kaushik, Kamal Kumar Sogani, Nishant Sharma, Jasven Saigal, PokerGuru Ambassador Ankit Wadhawan, Akshay Nasa, Young Guns Kanchan Sharma, and Siddhanth Kripalani picked up hefty scores in the series.

In comparison, the action on the digital felts was relatively dull, but not for Young Gun Sahil Chutani, who topped the weekly charts for the second week straight. In a repeat from his smashing run last week, the most profitable player of the year on our tracked database, Chutani, won Spartan Poker’s Thursday High Roller for the second consecutive week and shipped the Sunday headliner Adda52 Big Game three days later, locking in ₹22.95 Lakhs in weekly winnings. The poker coach`s breakout run in the last two weeks has brought him strikingly close to overtaking Young Gun Anuj Yadav from the top of the annual leaderboard rankings, with less than ₹10 Lakhs separating the two.

Rajat Sharma and Aayush Arya were two other standout online winners this week. The seasoned pro, Sharma, joined the ‘₹10 Crores Club.’ Similarly, Arya put forth a phenomenal run on Friday, taking down Spartan Poker’s The Elite and PokerBaazi’s The Weekly HighRoller together for ₹10.85 Lakhs, crossing ₹2 Crores in annual winnings.

Pavankiran Bellamkonda, Dhaval Mudgal, Siddharth Gangwar, and PokerGuru Ambassador Deepankur Gupta raked in the other hefty online scores this week.

While the online action has been lackluster this past week, the pace will pick up as July blends into August. Poker lovers have much to look forward to with PokerBaazi bringing back the PokerBaazi Classics. The second edition of the beloved series will run from July 31 to August 7, promising ₹6 Crores in guaranteed prizes across 22 of the site`s most popular tournaments.

Before the PokerBaazi Classics concludes, players will experience the brand-new Freedom Celebration Series (FCS) on Spartan Poker. Embodying the spirit of India’s diamond jubilee Independence celebrations, the ₹11 Crores GTD FCS will make its inaugural run from August 4 to 15, with 100 tournaments lined up for mid, low, and high stakes players and a ₹20 Lakhs-added leaderboard race.

For the upcoming players, the multi-game portal IndiaPlays is hosting its first-ever multi-flight Depositors Freeroll from July 25 – 30. A deposit of as little as ₹500 (using specific deposit codes) can get you a shot at winning from the ₹1.50 Lakhs guaranteed prize pool.

Moving away from the poker action, the news that has kept the online gaming and casino industry on edge is the pending final recommendation of the GST Council’s Group of Ministers (GoM). On Saturday, July 23, the GoM met with representatives of the online gaming and horse racing sectors in Bengaluru, followed by the casino sector stakeholders in Goa. The final verdict on the valuation aspect of GST in these sectors is expected to be revealed by August 10.

On Friday, Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant, in response to a statement made by Congress MLA Sankalp Amonker during the Zero Hour of the Legislative Assembly, said he would “take action” against real-money online gaming apps.

 

Online Railbird Report

The most profitable player of the year, Young Gun Sahil Chutani, topped the weekly charts for the second week in a row! The poker coach and BTR Staking founder raked in a hefty ₹22.95 Lakhs on the back of two breakout wins – Adda52`s Big Game and Spartan Poker`s Thursday High Roller.

Sahil Chutani
Sahil Chutani

 

His top finishes include:

> 1st in Adda52’s Big Game for ₹12,93,660

> 1st in Spartan Poker’s Thursday High Roller (6-Max) for ₹7,15,049

> 4th in Spartan Poker’s The Elite (6-Max) for ₹2,51,700

Former The Millionaire champion Rajat Sharma thickened his online poker bankroll by ₹16.90 Lakhs, entering the elite “₹10 Crore Club.” His standout win was his runner-up finish in the Adda52-hosted Big Game.

Rajat Sharma
Rajat Sharma

 

His top finishes include:

> 2nd in Adda52’s Big Game for ₹11,42,233

> 4th in Spartan Poker’s Thursday High Roller (6-Max) for ₹2,65,540

> 3rd in Adda52’s The Ballers for ₹2,30,000

The #8 ranked player of the year, Aayush Arya, was hot on Sharma’s trail with a weekly cache of ₹16.74 Lakhs and crossed ₹2 Crores in annual winnings.

Aayush Arya
Aayush Arya

 

His top finishes include:

> 1st in Spartan Poker’s The Elite (6-Max) for ₹6,64,500

> 1st in PokerBaazi’s The Weekly HighRoller for ₹4,20,303

> 5th in Adda52’s Big Game for ₹3,98,188

> 4th in Spartan Poker’s Mega Stack for ₹1,58,311

Pavankiran Bellamkonda posted several deep finishes for a weekly take-home of ₹16.22 Lakhs.

Pavankiran B
Pavankiran B

 

His top finishes include:

> 4th in Adda52’s Big Game for ₹5,88,625

> 2nd in Spartan Poker’s Thursday High Roller (6-Max) for ₹4,99,840

> 2nd in PokerBaazi’s BSS SuperStack for ₹4,42,191

Dhaval Mudgal (Weekly Cashes – ₹15.15 Lakhs), Siddharth Gangwar (Weekly Cashes – ₹13.94 Lakhs), PokerGuru Ambassadors Deepankur Gupta (Weekly Cashes – ₹11.14 Lakhs), and Arjanveer Singh Chadha (Weekly Cashes – ₹8.75 Lakhs) were the other top online winners this week.

 

Notable Online Winners of the Week

PlayerPrize AmountEventPoker Site
Sahil Chutani
₹12.94 LakhsBig Game ₹50 Lakhs GTD
Adda52
“bhootnath"₹10 LakhsDestiny Changer – ₹50 Lakhs GTD
Poker Dangal
Deepankur Gupta
₹8.81 LakhsFriday High Roller ₹30 Lakhs GTD
Spartan Poker
“waghoneblood$”₹7.68 LakhsSunday Supersatck - ₹35 Lakhs GTD
Spartan Poker
Sahil Chutani
₹7.26 LakhsThursday High Roller (6-Max) – ₹25 Lakhs GTDSpartan Poker
Aayush Arya
₹6.64 LakhsThe Elite ₹30 Lakhs GTD
Spartan Poker
Ashish Ahuja
₹6.12 LakhsGodfather ₹25 Lakhs GTD
Adda52
Siddharth Gangwar₹5.25 LakhsWednesday High Roller (6-Max) - ₹20 Lakhs GTD
Spartan Poker
Siddhanth Kapoor₹4.85 LakhsBSS SuperStack ₹20 Lakhs GTD
PokerBaazi
Harshad Barve
₹4.62 LakhsTuesday High Roller (6-Max) - ₹15 Lakhs GTD
Spartan Poker
Siddharth Gangwar
₹4.60 LakhsArmageddon - ₹20 Lakhs GTD
Spartan Poker
Ayush Garg
₹4.59 LakhsThe Summit ₹15 Lakhs GTD
PokerBaazi
Arjanveer Singh Chadha
₹4.30 LakhsUltron ₹21 Lakhs GTD
Spartan Poker
Ujjwal Narwal
₹4.24 LakhsThe Ballers ₹20 Lakhs GTDAdda52
Aayush Arya
₹4.20 LakhsThe Weekly Highroller ₹12 Lakhs GTD
PokerBaazi
Sandeep Tulsyan
₹4.11 LakhsMega Stack - ₹20 Lakhs GTD
Spartan Poker
Anmolraj Singh Chawla
₹3.87 LakhsDestiny - ₹22 Lakhs GTD
Spartan Poker
Gaurav Sood
₹3.78 LakhsSunday DST (6-Max) - ₹15 Lakhs GTD
Spartan Poker
“Awanabsa”
₹3.52 LakhsThe Mint ₹14 Lakhs GTD
Adda52
Aditya Sushant
₹3.32 LakhsSunday Special (On-time Rake Refund) ₹15 Lakhs GTD
PokerStars India
Gaurav Bhandari
₹3.20 LakhsThe Endeavour ₹12 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
“rk1008”
₹3.05 LakhsMaverick ₹15 Lakhs GTD
Adda52
Pratibh Saluja₹2.70 LakhsThe Big Show - ₹10 Lakhs GTD
PokerBaazi
“auderman”₹2.41 LakhsThe Rainmaker ₹12 Lakhs GTD
Spartan Poker
Saurabh Rohila
₹2.40 LakhsSunday Highroller (On-time Rake Refund) ₹10 Lakhs GTD
PokerStars India
Amit J
₹2.28 LakhsBounty Builder HR ₹10 Lakhs GTD
PokerStars India
Atishay Samuel
₹2.19 LakhsBattlezone - ₹10 Lakhs GTD
Spartan Poker
“kabir2298”
₹2.19 LakhsHighroller (On-time Rake Refund) ₹10 Lakhs GTD
PokerStars India
“TryHard”
₹2.13 LakhsThe Bracelet – Main Event ₹15 Lakhs GTD
Pocket52
Kashish Gupta
₹2.13 LakhsIron Man ₹8 Lakhs GTD
Adda52
Akshay Kapoor
₹1.70 Lakhs(7-Max) SPRINT ₹5Lakhs GTD
PokerBaazi
Ashish Nailwal
₹1.58 Lakhs(7-Max) SPRINT ₹5 Lakhs GTD
PokerBaazi
Mohit Savargaonkar
₹1.52 LakhsSunday PN - ₹10 Lakhs GTD
Spartan Poker
Siddharth Gangwar
₹1.42 LakhsMonster Turbo ₹5Lakhs GTDAdda52
“mitinjain”₹1.37 LakhsWeekly PLO-6 Highroller ₹5 Lakhs GTD
PokerBaazi
Debneil Mukherjee
₹1.32 Lakhs(7-Max) Daily SPRINT ₹5 Lakhs GTD
PokerBaazi
Gurpal Singh
₹1.28 Lakhs(7-Max) Daily SPRINT ₹5 Lakhs GTD
PokerBaazi
Yuvraj Singh₹1.20 LakhsMega Sundowner ₹8 Lakhs GTD
Spartan Poker
Sanish Chhabra₹1.19 Lakhs(7-Max) Daily SPRINT ₹5Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
Kuldeep Salvi₹1.19 Lakhs(7-Max) SPRINT – ₹5 Lakhs GTD
PokerBaazi
Ayush Garg₹1.18 Lakhs(7-Max) Daily SPRINT ₹5 Lakhs GTDPokerBaazi
Rohit Mishra
₹1.03 Lakhs(7-Max) SPRINT ₹5 Lakhs GTD
PokerBaazi
“jacksparrow1995”
₹1.03 LakhsUppercut ₹5 Lakhs GTD
PokerStars India
“tjghai”
₹94K(7-Max) Daily SPRINT – ₹5 Lakhs GTD
PokerBaazi
Himanshu Kataria
₹88KBattle Royale (8-Max) ₹4 Lakhs GTD
PokerStars India
“Gungun224”
₹87KTuesday PN - ₹4.50 Lakhs GTD
Spartan Poker
Varun Nagpal
₹84KThursday Smash ₹3.5 Lakhs GTD
MPL Poker
Pradip Ghosh
₹82KMonday PN ₹3 Lakhs GTD
Spartan Poker
Biswadip Chowdhury
₹70KWednesday Bonanza ₹3 Lakhs GTD
MPL Poker
Mukesh Kumar
₹60KMonday Madness ₹2.5 Lakhs GTD
MPL Poker

 

Spartan Poker’s Freedom Celebration Series Guarantees ₹11 Crores Across 100 Events (August 4 – 15)

In celebration of India’s 75th Independence anniversary, Spartan Poker announced its first-ever Freedom Celebration Series (FCS) from August 4 to 15. The inaugural series has a whopping 11 Crores in guaranteed prizes spread across 100 tournaments, divided into high, mid, and low categories with inclusive buy-ins ranging from ₹110 to ₹27,500.

The most consistent players at the FCS stand to win from the ₹20 Lakhs-added leaderboard race.

Spartan - FCS - Mobile

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PokerBaazi Classics is Coming Back For its 2nd Edition With ₹6 Crores Guaranteed Across 22 MTTs (July 31 – August 7)

After a smashing inaugural run at the start of the year, PokerBaazi`s PokerBaazi Classics is returning for its second edition from July 31 to August 7. This time the series offers a hiked-up ₹6 Crores in guaranteed prizes across 22 flagship tournaments.

The most prominent attractions of the series will be the ₹1 Crore GTD PBC#1 The Money Maker (July 31) and the ₹2 Crores GTD Game Changer that will run four starting flights from August 4, with Day 2 on August 7.

PokerBaazi Classics July 2022

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IndiaPlays is Hosting First-Ever 1.50 Lakhs GTD Multi-Flights Depositors Freeroll (July 25 – 30)

The multi-game platform IndiaPlays is hosting its first-ever multi-flight freeroll, which guarantees ₹1.50 Lakhs in prize money. The last two of the five starting flights take place on Thursday, July 28, and Friday, July 29, respectively, leading to the Day 2 finale on July 30.

Anyone interested in joining the freeroll must deposit at least ₹500 on the site (using the specific deposit code) to win a free ticket.

IndiaPlays’ Multi-Flight Depositors Freeroll

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APT Summer Festival Hanoi 2022 Updates

Team India is fresh off a hugely successful outing at the inaugural Asian Poker Tour (APT) Summer Festival Hanoi that culminated on Sunday. Since last Wednesday, the Indian contingent added two more titles, bringing the total tally of APT trophies won by the team to five.

The Indian challengers made a strong finish in the series, posting multiple FT finishes, and almost made it to the finish line in the VND 4 Billion GTD Championships Event. Almost! The Championships Event drew a record-smashing 288-player field, collecting a prize pool of VND 9,777,600,000 (~$416,866).

New Zealand’s Slade Fisher was the last player standing in the Championships Event and lifted his second APT trophy and a personal-best VND 2,298,440,000 (~$98,200) for the win.

Slade Fisher
Slade Fisher

 

Three Indians final-tabled the Championships Event; Deepak Bothra was the start-of-day chip leader, with Young Gun Shardul Parthasarathi and Spartan Poker Team Pro Zarvan Tumboli in tow.

Sadly, all three Indians fell short of the finish line, with Bothra running the deepest. He finished third for a career-best VND 1,065,210,000 (₹36.64 Lakhs). Bothra’s phenomenal run in the event made him the top scorer across the live and online MTTs this week, making him our PokerGuru Star of the Week!”

Deepak Bothra
Deepak Bothra

 

Young Gun Shardul Parthasarathi placed fourth for VND 769.38 Million (~₹24.25 Lakhs).

Shardul Parthasarathi
Shardul Parthasarathi

 

The first-ever WPT Prime Vietnam Main Event champion, Zarvan Tumboli, added VND 287.31 Million (~ ₹9.89 Lakhs) in eighth place.

Zarvan Tumboli
Zarvan Tumboli

 

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PokerGuru Ambassador Ankit Wadhawan (11th for VND 166.26 Million – ₹5.67 Lakhs), Rising Star Ritwik Khanna (18th for VND 115.46 Million – ₹3.94 Lakhs), Alok Birewar (23rd for VND 80.18 Million, ₹2.74 Lakhs), and Akshay Nasa (29th for VND 66.82 Million, ₹2.28 Lakhs) also cashed the Championships Event.

Early in the week, Kurukshetra-based Amit Kaushik bested a 49-player field in Event #18: Deep Stack Hyper Turbo to win his second live title this year (and his first APT trophy) and VND 50.64 Million (~₹1.72 Lakhs) in prize money. Kaushik struck a heads-up deal with Quang Vu (2nd for VND 45.64 Million).

Amit Kaushik
Amit Kaushik

 

On the same day, PokerGuru Ambassador Ankit Wadhawan almost won his first APT trophy in Event #17: NLH Single Day. He fell one place short of the finish line, collecting VND 97.13 Million (~₹3.31 Lakhs) in second place. Tran Thanh Tung shipped the event for VND 145.70 Million (~$6,222).

Ankit Wadhawan
Ankit Wadhawan

 

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Just a day later, Amit Kaushik almost went back-to-back and posted a third-place finish in Event #19: Super Deep Stack Turbo, netting VND 50.64 Million (~₹1.73 Lakhs). Deepak Bothra picked up his first-ever APT cash in the event, collecting VND 9.48 Million (~₹32,360) in 10th place. Vietnam’s Nguyen Tuan Hung took down the event for VND 109.20 Million (~$4,665).

Nguyen Tuan Hung
Nguyen Tuan Hung

 

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Kamal Kumar Sogani championed Event #22: PLO for VND 67.90 Million (~₹2.32 Lakhs), becoming the fifth Indian to win an APT trophy in the series.

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Team India Cashes at APT Summer Festival Hanoi

RankPlayerEventPrize Amount
3rdDeepak BothraChampionships EventVND 1,065.21 Million (~₹36.64 Lakhs)
4thShardul ParthasarathiChampionships EventVND 769.38 Million (~₹24.25 Lakhs)
3rdJasven SaigalEvent #24: Monster StackVND 371 Million (~₹12.64 Lakhs)
4thAkshay NasaEvent #25: Super High RollersVND 312.85 Million (~₹10.66 Lakhs)
8thZarvan TumboliChampionships EventVND 287.31 Million (~₹9.89 Lakhs)
4thKamal Kumar SoganiEvent #24: Monster StackVND 179.85 Million (~₹6.13 Lakhs)
11thAnkit WadhawanChampionships EventVND 166.26 Million (~₹5.67 Lakhs)
7thSiddhanth KripalaniEvent #25: Super High RollersVND 156.22 Million (~₹5.32 Lakhs)
5thKanchan SharmaEvent #24: Monster StackVND 134.50 Million (~₹4.58 Lakhs)
18thRitwik KhannaChampionships EventVND 115.46 Million (~₹3.94 Lakhs)
6thKanchan SharmaEvent #27: High Rollers Single DayVND 110.56 Million (~₹3.77 Lakhs)
2nd Ankit WadhawanEvent #17: NLH Single DayVND 97.13 Million (~₹3.31 Lakhs)
1stKamal Kumar SoganiEvent #22: PLOVND 67.90 Million (~₹2.32 Lakhs)
2ndNishant SharmaEvent #25: Super High RollersVND 833.14 Million (~₹2.85 Lakhs)
7thRitwik KhannaEvent #24: Monster StackVND 82.43 Million (~₹2.81 Lakhs)
23rdAlok BirewarChampionships EventVND 80.18 Million (~₹2.74 Lakhs)
8thAnkit JajodiaEvent #24: Monster StackVND 67.16 Million (~₹2.29 Lakhs)
29thAkshay NasaChampionships EventVND 66.82 Million (~₹2.28 Lakhs)
1stAmit KaushikEvent #18: Deep Stack Hyper TurboVND 50.64 Million (~₹1.72 Lakhs)
15thSiddarth SinghviEvent #24: Monster StackVND 32.39 Million (~₹1.10 Lakhs)
10thAnuj YadavEvent #15: Super Bounty HunterVND 15.07 Million (~₹51,397)
21stAkshay NasaEvent #15: Super Bounty HunterVND 8.72 Million (~₹29,740)
22ndNishant SharmaEvent #15: Super Bounty HunterVND 8.72 Million (~₹29,740)
23rdShardul ParthasarathiEvent #15: Super Bounty HunterVND 7.27 Million (~₹24,794)

 

Other APT Winners

PlayerEventPrize Amount
Nguyen Quang Huy#25: Super High RollersVND 1,249,700,000
Hao SeoEvent #27: High Rollers Single DayVND 572,230,000
Le Dinh HaiEvent #24: Monster StackVND 402.43 Million
Ha Van TienEvent #15: Super Bounty HunterVND 173.55 Million
Tran Thanh TungEvent #17: NLH Single DayVND 145.70 Million
Nguyen Tuan HungEvent #19: Super Deep TurboVND 109.20 Million
Karen TalamayanEvent #26: Deep Stack TurboVND 98.19 Million
Seo JeunguEvent #21: NLH Single DayVND 82.67 Million
Pham Song HauEvent #23: Deep Stack TurboVND 76 Million
Chang Xiang GuangEvent #20: Deep Stack Hyper TurboVND 62.48 Million

The Main Event champion, Filipino pro Vamerdino Magsakay (1,051.13 points), walked away with the APT Player of the Series (POS) title. Malaysia’s Chang Xiang Guang (899.26 points) came second in the POS standings, while India’s Ankit Kumar Jajodia (881.40 points) ranked third.