The Main Event (ME) of the Asian Poker Tour (APT) Vietnam 2022 is going to be a steamy one with eight Indian players in the race. Day 2 of the ME has 160 survivors who will battle it out for the top spot. The eight Indian players who have qualified for Day 2 include names like Zarvan Tumboli (29,700), Alok Birewar (65,800), Chirag Sodha (113,500), Ankit Jajodia (110,100), Shardul Parthasarthi (30,300), Vaibhav Sharma (70,500), Sumit Sapra (43,400), Jasven Saigal (32,400). With these players still in contention, the hope of an APT title remains alive. Late registration for Day 2 has officially closed and players will have to put their best foot forward to grab the number one spot.
The ME of the APT Vietnam 2022 had three starting flights namely, Day 1A, Day 1B and Day 1C. Day 1A saw 73 survivors progress further, whereas Day 1B and 1C had 125 and 192 survivors making their way to Day 2. 9,740,100 chips are in play on Day 2 and the average chip stack is 60,875. China’s Pan Yue Feng is leading the pack of 160 survivors with a stack size of 192,200. Terry Nguyen, the Single Day High Roller winner is also in contention on the 78th spot with 58,000 chips at his disposal.
The ME officially has 471 total entries locking horns to take a shot at the top title. The poker series which is being hosted at the Grand Loyal Poker Club in Hanoi has a final prize pool worth 𝐕𝐍𝐃 𝟗,𝟏𝟑𝟕,𝟒𝟎𝟎,𝟎𝟎𝟎. The top 48 places will be paid in this event and the first place finisher will get a pay cheque of 𝐕𝐍𝐃 𝟏,𝟗𝟐𝟗,𝟐𝟓𝟎,𝟎𝟎𝟎. The The VN₫ 7,700,000 event will also see well-known APT champs like Hue Dang, Huu Dung Nguyen, and Ngoc Anh Cao fighting hard for the coveted title. Natural8 ambassador Phachara Wongwichit is also in the ME race on the 71st spot with 63,800 chips to play with.
It would be quite interesting to see an Indian player ship the inaugural APT Vietnam 2022 title. The Indian poker fraternity is keeping a close eye on this tournament as history will be made if an Indian grabs the first-ever APT Vietnam 2022 trophy. The ME title will surely not be an easy one to nail as some of the best Asian grinders are present on the live felts of Grand Loyal Poker Club in Hanoi to take down the top spot.
With a Masters Degree in Journalism and Communication, Mrinal Gujare currently is cruising through an exciting genre of writing and editing at Gutshot Magazine. Apart from being an Editor, Mrinal is an avid reader and a former contemporary dancer. She is also perennially hungry for intriguing scoops from across the globe. No holds barred is the rule Mrinal follows in life.
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