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Indian Pros Takeover World Poker Tour Prime Vietnam! Poker
Donna Amo
Posted on 01 Jun, 2022
By Donna Amo
On 01 Jun, 2022
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By Donna Amo
On 01 Jun, 2022
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Indian Pros Takeover World Poker Tour Prime Vietnam 2022!


World Poker Tour (WPT) Prime Vietnam 2022 kicked off on 19th May at the Crown Poker Club in Hanoi. The series is among the most popular poker live events in Asia and with Vietnam being closer to home, the Indian contingent were pumped and ready to begin their poker grind. Players like Kunal Patni, Aditya Sushant, Gaurav Sood, India Poker Championship (IPC) Megastacks May 2022 100K High Roller winner Alok Birewar, Harshad Barve, WSOP bracelet winner Kartik Ved and Kanchan Sharma among others made their way to the event.

The event concluded on 30th May with Zarvan Tumboli clinching the WPT Prime Vietnam Main Event title for a sweet prize money of $131,394 (~₹1.01 Crore). However, Tumboli was not the only Indian to make headlines as Aditya Sushant grabbed his second WPT title after shipping the WPT Prime PLO event for $6,684 (approx. ₹5.19 Lakh). Ashish Munot and Sameer Agarwal also finished runner-up in the Main Event for $87,237 (~₹67.7 Lakh) and PLO for $4,096 (~₹3.18 Lakh), respectively.

Other notable cashes by Indians were made by Ashish Ahuja (5th, ~$5,088), Gaurav Sood (6th, ~$3,881 and, Alok Birewar (8th, ~$2,475) in the Event #11: 8-Max Main Event Warm-Up.

Round up of WPT Prime Vietnam:

WPT Main Event

The WPT Main Event was a memorable one for Team India as Zarvan Tumboli clinched the title for ~$131,394. There were a total of 777 entries and the event generated a prize pool of ~$738,020. The top 96 players in the event finished in the money. The final table heads-up was between Tumboli and Ashish Munot who couldn’t overcome Tumboli’s massive chip lead and finished in the runner-up spot for ~$87,237.

Indian Pros Takeover World Poker Tour Prime Vietnam!

Zarvan Tumboli

WPT PLO

The Indian team were treated to a sweet victory when WSOP bracelet winner Aditya Sushant won his second WPT title when he shipped the WPT PLO event. Sushant went head-to-head with fellow Indian player Sameer Agarwal and ultimately grabbed his second WPT title for approx ~$6,683. The event had a buy-in of ~$475 and attracted a total number of 39 entries. Out of this 31 were unique players and 8 re-entries. The final prize pool reached ~$16,299 and the top five players were paid.

Indian Pros Takeover World Poker Tour Prime Vietnam!

Aditya Sushant

WPT Super High Roller

The Super High Roller had a buy-in of ~$4,614. There were 43 unique players and 14 re-entries bringing the total number to 57 entries. A final prize pool of ~$238,575 was generated. The top 11 players made the money with Vietnam’s Quang Nguyen claiming the title and a pay out of ~$75,500. Nguyen knocked out the last two players, WSOP bracelet champions Kartik Ved (3rd, ~$33,419) and Mike Takayama (2nd, ~$50,237).

Indian Pros Takeover World Poker Tour Prime Vietnam!

Quang Nguyen

WPT NLH Freezeout

A total of 112 players generated a prize pool of ~$32,815. It was Malaysian player Ng Chow Han aka Steven Chow who shipped the coveted title and got ~$9,840. The top 14 places were paid. The runner-up was Ho Vo Thai Duong who walked away with ~$6,080.

Indian Pros Takeover World Poker Tour Prime Vietnam!

Steven Chow

WPT 8-Max Main Event Warm-Up

With 128 total entries, the 8-Max Main Event Warm-Up had a good number of Indians participating in it. Out of the total number of entries, there were 100 unique players and 28 re-entries. The top 16 places were paid in the ~$711 buy-in event. It was French player and heads up specialist Florent Remi Benlloch that clinched the title and pocketed approx ~$20,928 in prize money. Three Indians that made it to the FT were Ashish Ahuja who ran the deepest and finished in 5th for ~$5,088. Gaurav Sood finished in 6th for ~$3,088 and Alok Birewar finished in 8th for ~$2,475.

Indian Pros Takeover World Poker Tour Prime Vietnam!

Florent Remi Benlloch

WPT Megastack

The Megastack event had a buy-in of ~$237 and generated a final prize pool of ~$38,900. The title was ultimately clinched by Prommin Talordpong from Thailand who pocketed winnings, worth $9,831. There was a total of 186 entries, 144 were unique players and 42 were re-entries. The runner-up of the event was Nguyen Huu Vinh who walked away with ~$6,727 in prize money. Manish Lakhotia and Alok Birewar were the two Indian players that made it to the FT of the event. Lakhotia finished 7th for ~$1,315 and Birewar finished 9th for $991. This is also Birewar’s second FT finish in the series.

Other Indians that made it to the money were Jasven Saigal (18th, ~$595), Ashish Munot (20th, ~$474), Chirag Sodha (21st, ~$474), and IOPC January 2021 ME winner Laksh Pal Singh (23rd, ~$388).

Indian Pros Takeover World Poker Tour Prime Vietnam!

Prommin Talordpong

WPT Short Deck

The Short Deck title was clinched by Minh Anh Nguyen for a pay-day of ~$4,657. He emerged as a victor from a player field of 50 total entries. Out of this 36 were unique players and 14 were re-entries. The event had a buy-in worth ~$284 and generated a final prize pool of ~$12,548. The top seven places in the tournament were paid.

Indian Pros Takeover World Poker Tour Prime Vietnam!

Minh Anh Nguyen

WPT Mystery Bounty

The Mystery Bounty which had a buy-in of ~$475 was shipped by Duy Ho for ~$15,913. The event had a total of 256 entries across two Day 1 flights. Out of this only 33 players made it to Day 2 of the event, 18 players from Flight Day 1A and 15 players from Flight Day 1B. All the 33 players made it to the money with the min-cash being ~$560. The runner-up of the event was Hai Le who racked up a bigger amount of $18,201 due to a heads-up deal between the players.

Indian Pros Takeover World Poker Tour Prime Vietnam!

Duy Ho

WPT SuperStack Turbo

When the SuperStack Turbo event ended, it was Vietnamese player Hoang Trung Thanh who clinched the title for ~$6,287 in prize money. The ~$237 buy-in event had a total of 186 entries, from which 144 were unique players and 42 were re-entries. A final prize pool of ~$38,900 was generated. From the Indian contingent, players Gurpal Singh finished in the 7th position for ~$1,082 and Karan Malhotra finished in the 8th position for ~$965. Both reached the final table of the tournament. Well-known poker pros Ujjwal Narwal and Dhaval Mudgal also had ITM finishes. Narwal finished in 14th for ~$633 and Mudgal finished in 18th for ~$539 respectively.

Indian Pros Takeover World Poker Tour Prime Vietnam!

Hoang Trung Thanh

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