Asian Poker Tour (APT) Summer Festival Hanoi 2022 at the Vietnam Series of Poker (VSOP) is experiencing non-stop action. With another day of the poker fest coming to an end, it was Sajal Gupta from the Indian contingent that shipped the High Rollers Single Day. This is Gupta’s first APT win. Alongside Gupta, Ankit Wadhawan made it to Day 2 of the No-Limit Hold’em event.
Lebanese player Tony Khalil Chaya also took home his first APT title after clinching the Deep Stack Hyper Turbo title for VND 54,770,000.
Indian players are performing exceedingly well at APT, and Gupta just gave another victory to the home team. Gupta initially busted out of the Main Event race and immediately joined the High Rollers Single Day. A wise choice by Gupta, who quickly found himself making the money and entered the final table with only five players left.
The heads-up play started right after Gupta’s king-nine defeated Hoang Thai Son’s ace-two and busted the latter in the third place for VND 120,440,000. He then came face to face with poker pro Nguyen Quang Minh. Nguyen initially had the chip lead but had difficulty in maintaining the gap. Gupta, on the other hand, had three double-ups and soon took the lead.
In the final hand, Gupta had only two-outer with pocket nines but managed to defeat Nguyen’s pocket jacks after a nine came on the flop. This confirmed his win, and the winner took home an APT event trophy and VND 335,670,000 (~₹11,44,352) in prize money.
|1st||Sajal Gupta||India||VN₫ 335,670,000|
|2nd||Nguyen Quang Minh||Vietnam||VN₫ 194,560,000|
|3rd||Hoang Thai Son||Vietnam||VN₫ 120,440,000|
|4th||Dang Van Hien||Vietnam||VN₫ 79,430,000|
|5th||Nguyen Tuan Hung||Vietnam||VN₫ 55,600,000|
The No Limit Hold’em Day 1 event was paused, and out of the total of 83 entries that participated in the event, nine made it to Day 2. One of these is poker pro and Final Table Series 3.0 Main Event winner Ankit Wadhawan. Not only did he survive to Day 2 but he has the third-highest chip stack of 117,200. The event’s final prize pool is VND 644,080,000, and the top 14 places are paid. The event’s winner will get the lion’s share of the prize pool worth VND 174,930,000.
Donna Amo is 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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