The Asian Poker Tour (APT) Hanoi 2022 hosted at the Vietnam Series of Poker (VSOP) finally got its Main Event (ME) winner in Vamerdino Magsakay. This player from Philippines defeated Vietnam’s Nguyen Quang Huy in the heads-up clash to grab a pay cheque of VND 1,986,320,000 along with a shiny new trophy and a ring. The runner-up Huy, had a payday of VND 1,324,230,000 for his second place finish. The final table of the ME was set with India’s Ankit Jajodia third in chip counts. When the final table resumed Jajodia had 1,290,000 chips (51.6 BB) at his disposal to fight for the top spot. Dao Minh Phu from Vietnam was leading the final table with 4,585,000 chips (183.4 BB).
All eyes were on Jajodia as he inched closer to the ME title. But the Indian poker pro could not clinch the top title but impressed everyone watching with his impeccable play. Jajodia received VND 920,590,000 in prize money which also happens to be his career-best score.
Talking about the APT VSOP Hanoi 2022 ME, the event had three starting flights and a satellite event. The event had a player pool of 487 entries and a final prize pool of VND 9,447,800,000. The Day 3 of the ME had 57 survivors locking horns to make it to the final table and eventually the top title.
Coming to the Indians grinding at the APT VSOP 2022 ME, we have Akshay Nasa finishing 14th for VND 119,740,000, Siddarth Singhvi took the 20th spot for VND 83,150,000. India Online Poker Championship (IOPC) Jan 2021 winner Laksh Pal Singh took the 27th spot for VND 69,300,000. Jasven Saigal finished 34th for VND 57,750,000, Sumit Sapra took the 38th spot for VND 48,120,000. Jude Praveen Kumar who recently won his first ever poker title took the 42nd spot for VND 48,120,000.
Philippines’ Vamerdino Magsakay is the #APTSummerFestHanoiVSOP Main Event Champion!
Magsakay defeated Vietnam’s Nguyen Quang Huy at the heads-up round to bring home the APT Main Event trophy, APT Main Event ring, and VND 1,986,320,000 first place cash! Congratulations! 🏆🥇🥳 pic.twitter.com/4enIdb7rqF
— Asian Poker Tour (@AsianPokerTour) July 19, 2022
The VND 22,000,000 (~US$ 940) buy-in tournament had an advertised guarantee of VND 5,000,000,000 (~US$ 213,740). Day 1A saw 23 progressing to Day 2 out of 67 entries. Day 1B had 58 survivors advance from a pool of 151 entries and Day 1C saw 72 players progress ahead from a player field of 178 entries. The upcoming APT Vietnam Ho Chi Minh 2022 will kick-start on 8th August and will conclude on 17th August 2022. The venue for this poker tournament series is Saigon Poker Club in Ho Chi Minh City.
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