Day 2 of the Championships Event at the Asian Poker Tour (APT) Summer Festival Hanoi 2022 came to an end with 45 survivors moving to Day 3. Leading the pack was Spartan Poker Pro Zarvan Tumboli, with the highest chip stack of 1,151,000. The event also set a brand-new record as it welcomed 288 total entries, surpassing the previous 248 entries at the APT Vietnam Kickoff in 2019. The buy-in of the tournament was worth VN₫ 38,500,000. The guarantee was crushed, and a final amount of VN₫ 9,777,600,000 (~$416,866) was formed.
Talking about Tumboli, this pro has already clinched a WPT Prime Vietnam 2022 Main Event (ME) title and two APT titles in Hanoi Loyal 2022 event. Coming back to the Championships Event, Day 2 saw a strong finish by the Indian contingent, with the top three chip stacks of the day belonging to Indian pros. Following Tumboli close behind was Ankit Wadhawan with 809,000 chips. Wadhawan is yet to ship an APT title this season. He did come close at the APT NLH Single Day event when he finished as the runner-up. Shardul Parthasarathi had the third highest chip lead with a stack of 726,000. Parthasarathi shipped the APT Hanoi Loyal 2022 ME and has been chasing another APT title since.
Out of the 45 players heading to Day 3 of the Championship Event, 11 are from the Indian contingent. Along with the top 3, players like Akshay Nasa (663,000), Deepak Bothra (653,000), Alok Birewar (481,000), India Poker Championship January 2020 ME winner Rubin Labroo (431,000), APT High Roller Singles Day winner Sajal Gupta (369,000), Ritwik Khanna (204,000), Jayraj Ninama (151,000), and Ashish Munot (123,000).
The top 29 places will make the money and the winner of the event will get a massive payout of VN₫ 2,298,440,000, which is higher than the APT Main Event’s first place prize. They will also get an APT Championship trophy to take home. Could an APT Championship trophy be coming home?
While the action at Day 2 of the Championships Event raged on, there were multiple events running alongside. The APT Pot Limit Omaha was one such event and it was shipped by Indian player Kamal Kumar Sogani. The event had a light turnout of 10 entries who played for a piece of the VN₫ 97,000,000 prize pool.
Sogani had made it to Day 2 of the Championships Event but headed to the Pot Limit Omaha after busting early to play some more. He then ended up shipping the tournament after he defeated Joel Farris in heads-up. This is Sogani’s first APT title and brought India its fifth APT title in the series. He had a payday of VN₫ 67,000,000.
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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