The Asian Poker Tour (APT) 2022 in Ho Chi Minh at the Saigon Poker Club exploded with entries for Day 1B of the VN₫ 6 Billion GTD Main Event. The second starting flight welcomed a total of 171 entries to the live felts. Leading the survivors of Day 1B was Indian poker pro Amit Kaushik who had the biggest chip stack at the end of the day. There were also side events taking place, which also crowned their respective champions.
Out of the 171 entries, 89 players made it to Day 2. Including the Day 1A and Day 1B flights, so far, a total of 419 entries participated in the Main Event (Day 1A = 248, Day 1B = 171). The 89 survivors from Day 1B will join the 109 survivors from Day 1A in the first flight of Day 2 on Sunday (14th August). Day 2A will commence with a total of 198 survivors.
Kaushik held the lead with a stack of 169,200 chips and will enter Day 2A with the fourth-highest chip stack. So far, Kaushik has been having a great run on the APT felts. In APT VSOP 2022, he clinched his second live poker title when he shipped the Deep Stack Hyper Turbo for VN₫ 50,645,000 (~ ₹1,72,412). A few months back, he nailed his first live poker title after clinching the Deltin Poker Tournament (DPT) 15K Bounty Title for ₹5,57,300.
Other Indians to make it to Day 2 from Day 1B are Avneesh Munjal (78,700) and Ritwik Khanna (17,600). A total of six Indians will be playing on Day 2A. This includes Manoj Pentakota (189,800), who has the third-highest chip stack overall, poker pro Vinayak Bajaj (28,700), and Nikhil Kedia (20,800).
APT also announced that the schedule for the Main Event has been revised to play two flights. Qualifiers from Day 1A and Day 1B will be playing on Day 2A, which will take place on 14th August from 1:00 PM to 6:20 PM (UCT+7). Day 1C will take place on 14th August from 6:30 PM to 11 PM (UCT+7).
Event #7: The Super Deep Stack Turbo, which had 49 entries, was shipped by Vietnamese player Mai Bien. The player defeated the 3:1 chip-leader Lee Jun Woo Korea to grab the top prize worth VN₫ 224,320,000.00 (US$9,646.00).
The final hand took place when Mai called a pre-flop raise by Lee. The flop was J ❤ J ♦ 9 ♠ and both players checked. The turn card showed T ♠ and Mai checked while Lee raised. Mai then thought about his next move but called Lee’s raise. After a T ♦ appeared on the river, Mai checked, and Lee shoved. Mai tank called, and at showdown, both players’ cards went face up. Unfortunately Lee couldn’t improve his straight draw with cards Q ❤ 3 ♣ while Mai showed K ♠ T ♣, giving him a full house with jacks and tens.
Event #8, the second Single-Day High-Rollers, saw Hong Kong’s Ho Chi Chung emerge victorious against yesterday’s Single-Day High-Roller champion Lee Seongmin of Korea. Chung took home a first-place prize worth VN₫ 477,470,000.00 (US$20,531.00), while Lee walked away with VN₫ 318,320,000.00 (US$13,688.00) as the runner-up.
Chung scored the victory after he prompted Lee to call him on a river shove with just King-high. On a board of Q ❤ 6 ♦ 5 ♠ 3 ♠ 9 ♣, Chung went over the top, and Lee never believed him, calling with K ♦ T ❤ . Ho showed 5 ♦ 5 ❤ and revealed that he hit a set on the flop.
Donna Amo was a writer at Gutshot Magazine. She is a graduate from Sophia College of Women, Mumbai with a degree in English Literature. When this October born foodie is not writing content or poetry, she spends her time laughing at memes or watching series. Based out of Mizoram, she is drawn to all things nature and has a soft spot for puppies.
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