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APT Philippines 2022: Only Indians Laksh Pal Singh And Abhinav Iyer Cash At The ME Poker
Amarylisa Gonsalves
Posted on 12 Sep, 2022
By Amarylisa Gonsalves
On 12 Sep, 2022
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By Amarylisa Gonsalves
On 12 Sep, 2022
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APT Philippines 2022: Only Indians Laksh Pal Singh And Abhinav Iyer Cash At The ME


The ongoing Asian Poker Tour (APT) Philippines 2022 has been going on in full swing with the coveted Main Event currently underway. The last two Indians standing at the Php 55,000 Main Event, Laksh Pal Singh and Abhinav Iyer, have exited the tourney and made it in the money on Day 3.

The Main Event featured a buy-in of Philippine pesso (Php) 55,000. The event took place for two days before the late registrations ended on Day 2. A total of 497 entries, which included 412 entries on Day 1 and 85 entries on Day 2 battled it out, from which only the top 57 players survived and made their way to Day 3 of the event, which is currently underway. The Main Event had an advertised guarantee of Php 15,000,000, which was massively crushed by the huge entry field. The top 50 places at the event have managed to assure themselves a share of the humongous Php 24,104,500 (₹3,37,28,695.66) prize pool.

Five Indians namely, Singh, Iyer, Kunal Patni, Jasveen Saigal, and Chirag Shah had made their way to Day 2. However, Patni, Saigal and Shah exited the tourney on Day 2, while the two were among the 57 players who progressed. Day 1 chip leader Singh qualified for Day 3 with 129,500 chips (35th), while WSOP bracelet winner Iyer qualified with 152,500 chips (32nd). 

On Day 3, the money bubble burst with Samuel Deering walking away at the 51st spot. This meant the two Indians had successfully made it in the money. However, Singh’s tournament life was cut short as he was knocked out at the 40th place. He check shoved with 9 Big blinds with T8 in hand from the big blind position against AK on the hijack. The board of Q69 bricked the India Online Poker Championship (IOPC) Main Event winner, and he fell out at the 40th spot for a paycheque of Php 1,22,300 (approximately ₹1,71,130)

He shared his progress as well as finish on his Instagram stories:

Soon after his buddy Iyer was also shown the door at the 34th place. At Level 20 (Blinds 5K/10K, Ante 10K), Iyer shoved from the small blind holding Qs Tc. Neo Zhi Han called from the big blind with Ad 4c. The board did not help Iyer as his run came to an end at the 34th place and he pocketed Php 146,700 (approximately ₹2,05,272). Iyer’s elimination marks the end of the Indian contingent’s deep run at the Main Event.

Both the players have now jumped on to the 2K Highroller event happening alongside. 

 

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