The Championship Event is one of the highly anticipated marquee events at the Asian Poker Tour (APT) Summer Festival Hanoi 2022. Hosted at the Vietnam Series of Poker (VSOP), the tournament wrapped up its Day 1B starting flight which welcomed a total of 131 entries. Out of this, 59 survivors will move onto Day 2.
Due to the great turnout of players in the event, the already big VN₫ 4 Billion guarantee was crushed. The prize pool generated was a whopping VN₫ 7 Billion and its expected to grow bigger as registrations will remain open for three levels on Day 2. Leading the survivors on Day 2 is Ham Heung Chul who has a chip stack of 422,800.
Indian pro and World Poker Tour (WPT) Prime Vietnam 2022 Main Event (ME) winner Zarvan Tumboli had one of the highest stacks of the day. Tumboli bagged and tagged his way to Day 2 with a stack of 323,000 chips. He currently has the highest chip lead among the Indian contingent, and fourth highest overall, which puts him in a lucrative spot.
Zarvan Tumboli post on Instagram:
The Spartan Poker Pro has so far won two APT trophies in Vietnam, one was the APT DeepStacks Hyper Turbo event and the APT Pot Limit Omaha (PLO) at the APT Hanoi Loyal 2022.
Ashish Munot also made it to Day 2 with a stack of 178,400 chips. Munot is no stranger to the APT Championship Event. He made it to the final table of the same event in 2019 at Ho Chi Minh where he played at APT Pro Poker Club. He finished in sixth place for VN₫ 319,830,000. He also made it to the final table of the APT Hanoi Loyal 2022 ME and finished in the runner-up position for VN₫ 1,286,190,000.
Alok Birewar is also still in the Championship Event race with a stack of 154,300 chips. Other Indian pros like Ankit Wadhawan (137,700), India Online Poker Championship (IOPC) Jan 2021 winner Laksh Pal Singh (63,400), Jasven Saigal (57,000), Ankit Jajodia (55,900), recent DeepStacks Turbo winner Siddarth Singhvi (52,000), APT Hanoi Loyal 2022 ME winner Shardul Parthasarathi (47,500), female poker pro Kanchan Sharma (44,400), Deepak Bothra (38,400), Indian Poker Championship (IPC) January 2020 ME winner Rubin Labroo (36,100), and APT High Rollers Single Day winner Sajal Gupta (23,100) will continue to play on Day 2.
IOPC July 2021 leaderboard topper Anuj Yadav (105,000), Ritwik Khanna (92,000), and Kamal Kumar Sogani (51,800) are also among the Indians who progressed onto Day 2. They played and made it to Day 2 via the Day 1A starting flight.
The live poker fights in Vietnam have been an exciting time for the Indian team who have already clinched multiple winning titles. Recently, Amit Kaushik shipped the APT Deep Stacks Hyper Turbo event for VN₫ 50,645,000, Siddarth Singhvi shipped the Deep Stacks Turbo for VN₫ 88,130,000, Sajal Gupta took down the APT High Rollers Single title for VN₫ 335,670,000, and Jude Praveen Kumar took home the APT Super Deep Stacks title for VN₫ 8,190,000.
Day 2 of the APT Championship Event will see 87 survivors out of 209 total entries return to compete for the prestigious title. The event has a buy-in of VN₫ 38,500,000 (~US$ 1,640) and registrations will be opened till the end of Level 3 in Day 2. The total chips in play at the event are 10,450,000, with an average stack of 120,115 chips. The opening blinds on Day 2 are 600/1,200 with a big blind ante of 1,200. Players will bag and tag at the end of Level 8, and the remaining survivors will head to Day 3 of the event.
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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