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APT Summer Series Hanoi 2023

Sua Ships APT Super High Roller For VND 1,922,930,000 (~USD 82,700)

Sua Ships APT Super High Roller For VND 1,922,930,000 (~USD 82,700)

From being the heads-up chip lead to becoming the winner Shung Er Sua has indeed come a long way. The newly crowned APT Summer Series, Hanoi, Vietnam 2023 SHR winner takes home a pay cheque of VND 1,922,930,000 (~USD 82,700). The Malaysia-born Taiwanese player chipped up quite well in the game and never let that shiny APT trophy out of sight. The 29-year-old from Penang who now resides in Tainan had also won a Single Day High Roller tourney at APT Incheon last year. Congratulations to the new champion.

Final Table Payouts:

Place Player Country Prize in VND Prize (~USD)
1 Shung Er Sua Malaysia 1,922,930,000 82,700
2 Xiaosheng Zheng China 1,390,920,000 59,800
3 Dinh Tien Thanh Vietnam 897,370,000 38,600
4 Lev Kydatov Russia 679,430,000 29,220
5 Jhon Hendri Indonesia 525,600,000 22,600
6 Van Tan Dong Vietnam 410,220,000 17,650
7 Joshua Mccully Australia 326,900,000 14,050
8 Luke Martinelli Australia 256,390,000 11,030

Xiaosheng Zheng Turns Runner-Up For VND 1,390,920,000 (~$59,800)

Xiaosheng Zheng Turns Runner-Up For VND 1,390,920,000 (~$59,800)

Level 23, Blinds: 80K/160K, Ante 160K

Xiaosheng Zheng finished second in the APT Summer Series, Hanoi, Vietnam 2023 for VND 1,390,920,000 (~$59,800). Take a look at how the final hand of the game unfolded. From the small blind Shung Er Sua shoved and Xiaosheng Zheng threw in his tournament life. Sua was playing with K♠ J♥ while Zheng had non-monster hole cards of 3♣ 6♠. Zheng was terribly short-stacked and had just three big blinds. The dealer fanned a flop of 5♥ 9♠ A♦. Zheng had to pair with the board to survive. But that did not happen as the turn and river of J♦ and 3♠ gave Sua the win he was looking for. Sua shook hands with Zheng who took the second spot for VND 1,390,920,000 (~$59,800). Congratulations are in order for Shung Er Sua!

  • Sua: K♠ J♥ 
  • Zheng: 3♣ 6♠
  • Board: 5♥ 9♠ A♦ J♦ 3♠

Shung Er Sua Extends His Lead!

Sua Extends Lead

Level 23, Blinds: 80K/160K, Ante 160K

Shung Er Sua who had a commanding lead when heads-up began on Level 22 has now added some more chips to his stack and his opponent is feeling the pressure. Sua opened with 350,000 and his rival Xiaosheng Zheng called. 9♦ A♣ 3♥ came on the flop and Zheng check-called a bet of 225,000 from his rival.

The turn had Q♣ which was checked by Zheng; Sua bet 850,000 and Zheng matched. The river came in the form of T♠. Sua fired 1,400,000 and his opponent was seen making use of a time-extension chip. Zheng called. Sua was quick to table Q♠ 3♠ for two pairs; Zheng mucked his hand.

  • Sua: Q♠ 3♠
  • Zheng: Mucked
  • Board: 9♦ A♣ 3♥ Q♣ T♠

APT Vietnam SHR 2023 Heads-Up Begins!

APT Vietnam SHR 2023 Heads-Up Begins!

Level 22, Blinds: 60K/120K, Ante 120K

APT Summer Series Hanoi, Vietnam 2023 SHR now has its heads-up rivals in Xiaosheng Zheng and Shung Er Sua. The Super High Roller which was a single day event will see its winner in some time. Stay tuned. Sua has a commanding lead over his rival and will look to apply pressure to nail his second APT title.


Dinh Tien Thanh Finishes 3rd Place For VND 897,370,000 (~$38,600)

Dinh Tien Thanh Has Been Eliminated in 3rd Place for VND 897,370,000 (~$38,600) (1)

Level 22, Blinds: 60K/120K, Ante 60K

Dinh Tien Thanh exited the SHR tourney in 3rd place for VND 897,370,000 (~$38,600). From the small blind Shung Er Sua shoved all in. Thanh quickly called from the small blind position. Sua had A♦ 9♥ and Thanh played with A♣ 4♣. 8♦ T♣ 3♦ 7♠ 2♠ gave Thanh no help and he exited at the 3rd spot for VND 897,370,000 (~$38,600). Heads-up is now set between the final two players. 

  • Thanh: A♣ 4♣
  • Sua: A♦ 9♥
  • Board: 8♦ T♣ 3♦ 7♠ 2♠

Lev Kydatov Takes The 4th Spot For VND 679,430,000 (~USD 29,220)

Lev Kydatov Takes The 4th Spot For VND 679,430,000 (~USD 29,220) (1)

Level 21, Blinds 50K/10K, ante 10K

Lev Kydatov is out in the 4th place for a payday of VND 679,430,000 (~USD 29,220). The Russian player was first to act, but also tanked for a while and then committed all his chips. When action folded to the big blind player (China’s Xiaoshung Zheng), he made the call. Kydatov cards read 9♥ 6♥ while Zheng showed 4♣ 4♠. The community cards fell K♣ Q♠ Q♦, which gave some jitters to Zheng as there was a chance that his pocket pair could be rendered useless. The turn brought 2♠ and the river revealedd 7♠. Zheng’s fours did the trick and Kydatov finished 4th for VND 679,430,000 (~USD 29,220). Three-handed game began with all three guaranteed VND 897,370,000 (~USD 38,600).

  • Kydatov: 9♥ 6♥
  • Zheng: 4♣ 4♠
  • Board: K♣ Q♠ Q♦

Jhon Hendri Out In 5th Place For VND 525,600,000 (~$22,600)

Jhon Hendri Has Been Eliminated in 5th Place for VND 525,600,000 (~$22,600) (1)

Level 21, Blinds 50K/10K, ante 10K

Jhon Hendri was knocked out in the 5th place. He had a payday of VND 525,600,000 (~$22,600). Shung Er Sua opened with 200,000. Hendri defended his big blind. An all-heart flop opened: 9♥ T♥ Q♥. Hendri checked his option. Sua threw in 150,000 which Hendri called. Once again Hendri checked the turn of K♦; Sua fired another bullet worth 400,000. Indonesia’s Hendri did a check-raise of 1,400,000. This left Hendri with just 500,000 chips. Sua showed an aggressive move when he went all-in and action folded back to Hendri. Both the players had some words exchanged which added more fuel to the fire. “Maybe we chop,” said Hendri and Sua hit back saying “Or maybe you’re dead.” Hendri went in the tank mode but eventually made the call. Sua had A♥ J♠ Hendri showed Q♦ J♦. Hendri realised there was no chance of a chop and he badly needed an Ace to stay afloat. But a river of 4♣ appeared and it was game over. Hendri finished 5th for a payday of VND 525,600,000 (~$22,600). Sua runs hot and has boasts of over 10,000,000 chips.

  • Sua: A♥ J♠
  • Hendri: Q♦ J♦
  • Board: 9♥ T♥ Q♥ K♦ 4♣

Joshua Mccully Leaves The Game In 7th Place For VND 326,900,000 

Joshua Mccully

Level 20, Blinds: 40K/80K, 80K ante

Joshua Mccully was eliminated in 7th place for VND 326,900,000 (~$14,050). Mccully opened with 600,000 pre-flop. Xiaosheng Zheng shoved all-in which covered the Australia native’s stack. Mccully threw a single chip into the pot to signify a call. The cards were turned over Mccully hd A♥ Q♠ and Zheng the Big Slick (A♠ K♣). 5♥ T♠ Q♦ on the flop gave Mccully Q-pair but the turn brought J♦ which completed Zheng’s straight (A-T). The 8♣ on the river was inconsequential and Mccully got up from his seat and left the game.

  • Zheng: A♠ K♣
  • Mccully: A♥ Q♠
  • Board: 5♥ T♠ Q♦ J♦ 8♣

Van Tan Dong Finishes 6th For VND 410,220,000 (~USD 17,650)

Van Tan Dong Finishes 6th For VND 410,220,000 (~USD 17,650)

Level 20: Blinds 40K/80K, ante 80K

Eliminations continued in the APT Summer Series, Hanoi, Vietnam 2023 SHR. This time it was Van Tan Dong who was out in the 6th place for a payday of VND 410,220,000 (~USD 17,650). The young Vietnamese player raised to 850,000 from the highjack spot leaving less than 100,000 chips in his stack. The cutoff had Indonesia’s Jhon Hendri making use of a time bank. He then jammed his tournament life and saw Dong matching the bet. Hendri showed A♦ 8♠ while Dong revealed K♠ J♠. The board ran rout as T♣ 7♣ 3♣ 3♦ 7♦. The Ace kicker helped Hendri survive and Dong drowned all the way. There are five players left in the coveted event and every player is now guaranteed a sum of VND 525,600,000 (~USD 22,600).

  • Hendri: A♦ 8♠
  • Dong: K♠ J♠
  • Board: T♣ 7♣ 3♣ 3♦ 7♦

Luke Martinelli Out In 8th Place For VND 256,390,000

King Lun Shih

Level 19, Blinds: 30K/60K, ante 60K 

Luke Martinelli exits in the 8th spot for a sum of VND 256,390,000 (~USD 11,030). The Australia native became the first casualty on the final table. Martinelli shoved his stack of over a million against rival Sua Shung Er of Malaysia. Sua played with Q♥ Q♠ while Martinelli had K♦ Q♦. The flop of 9♠ 8♦ 5♦ gave Martinelli a flush draw; the turn had A♣ and the river of 4♣ put an end to Martinelli’s campaign at the eighth spot. Seven players remain in the game who are now guaranteed VND 326,900,000 (~USD 14,050).

  • Martinelli: K♦ Q♦
  • Sua: Q♥ Q♠
  • Board: 9♠ 8♦ 5♦ A♣ 4♣

Thanh Crowns Shih As Bubble Boy!

King Lun Shih

Dinh Tien Thanh opened with 125,000; King Lun Shih shoved for a bit over 500,000. Thanh then took a few seconds and called. This move put Shih at risk of bubbling SHR event. Shih was playing A♥ J♥, Thanh had A♦ Q♣. Shih was behind in a risky spot and the entire table rooted for a Queen. The flop of A♣ Q♦ 3♣ gave  Thanh hits the top two pairs (AA, QQ). Shih needed a runner-runner to survive the game. Sadly the turn of K♣ gave Thanh a flush draw while Shih’s hopes for a straight were also up. The river of Tc handed a flush to Thanh and despite rivering a straight Shih had bubbled the event with no money to show for his efforts.

  • Thanh: A♦ Q♣
  • Shih: A♥ J♥
  • Board: A♣ Q♦ 3♣ K♣ T♣

Estimated Chip Counts!

Chips counts

Take a look at the top 9 chips in the SHR game. Action will resume at Level 19.

1st: Sua Shung Er (MAS) – 4,200,000

2nd: Zheng Xiaosheng (CHN) – 2,000,000

3rd: Lev Kydatov (RUS) – 1,900,000

4th: Thanh Dinh Tien (VIE) – 1,400,000

5th: Joshua McCully (AUS) – 1,350,000

6th: Dong Van Tan (VIE) – 1,100,000

7th: Jhon Hendri (INA) – 950,000

8th: Luke Martinelli (AUS) – 900,000

9th: Shih King Lun (HKG) – 750,000


Some Action Before Late Reg Ends!

Some Action Before Late Reg Ends!

Level 10, Blinds 4K/8K, 8K ante

  • China’s Zhang Yun eliminated by Autralian John Perry
  • Vietnam’s Dinh Tien Thanh triples up via chip leader Kim Jinwoo. Qiu Quan out in the same hand.

Last Chance To Enter The SHR!

Level 10, Blinds 4K/8K, 8K ante

The APT Summer Series Hanoi, Vietnam 2023, SHR is now on its final level. This is players’ last chance to enter the event. At the end of the break following Level 10, late registrations will be shut. There are currently 50 entries with 35 players active.

Estimated Chip Counts

Chips counts

Level 9, Blinds: 3K/6K, 6K ante

Take a look at the top three stacks. The total number of entries now stand at 45. The prize pool has gone up to VND 4,888,800 (~USD 208,200) and six places will be paid. Check out the estimated top three stacks from the Super High Roller.

  • 1st – Jinwoo Kim (USA/KOR) ~900,000
  • 2nd – Xiaosheng Zheng (CHN) ~800,000
  • 3rd – Xuan Canh Dang (VIE) ~650,000

WSOP Bracelet Winner Alex Lindrop In The House

Alex Lindrop

Level 8, Blinds: 2,000/5,000, ante 5,000

World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet winner Alex Lindrop enters the SHR and the prize pool of the game has hit the VND 5 Billion mark. England’s Lindrop becomes the 43rd entry in the much awaited game. The top place finisher gets the biggest piece and the competition is only getting more intense.

Nishant Sharma’s Sick River Call Stuns Rival

Level 4, Blinds: 1,000/2,000, 2,000 ante

Nam Hai Hoang lost most of his chips to France’s Jerome Finck in an earlier pot. Hoang’s next move was to shove. He shoved his chips in a raised pot with Indian pro Nishant Sharma. The Gamezy Poker pro opened from the highjack spot; Hiroki Takezaki of Japan made the call. Hoang 3-bet shoved when the action circled to him. Sharma then went for the 4-bet route and raised to 35,000 which was called by Takezaki.

There was a side pot brewing and things got heated. Dealer fanned out T♦ 5♣ 3♦ and Takezaki checked his option. Sharma threw 40,000 chips and found a caller. The turn revealed 9♥ and both players checked their options. 5♠ came on the river and Sharma checked. Takezaki threw 75,000 in the pot and a call came from Sharma. Hoang tabled A♣ Jc; while Sharma showed A♠ Kd and Takezaki turned over K♣ Q♣. 

  • Hoang: A♣ Jc
  • Takezaki: K♣ Q♣ 
  • Sharma: A♠ Kd
  • Board: T♦ 5♣ 3♦ 9♥ 5♠


Players Are On Their First Break!

APT Summer Series Hanoi 2023 - Super High Roller

Level 5, Blinds: 1,000/2,500, ante 2,500

The tournament for now has 30 entries and the prize pool now stands at VND 3,259,200,000 (~USD 138,800). The late registrations will remain open till the end of Level 10.

Zarvan Tumboli’s Kings Sail Through

Zarvan Tumboli's Kings Sail Through

Level 3: Blinds: 1,000/1,500, 1,500 ante

India’s Zarvan Tumboli raised from an early position. Gab Yong Kim defended his big blind to see a flop of J♠ 9♦ 6♣. Kim checked and Tumboli continued his firing; Kim matched. 3♦ came on the turn as Kim check-called the bet made by Tumboli. The river brought 9♣ which gave Tumboli two pairs (KK, 99). Kim checked again and Tumboli threw 20,000 into the pot. Kim made use of a one time bank card and matched that bet. Tumboli showed his Cowboys (K♥ K♠) and Kim shook his head and mucked.

  • Tumboli: K♥ K♠
  • Kim: Xx Xx
  • Board: J♠ 9♦ 6♣ 3♦ 9♣

More Players Join The Game

Level 3, Blinds: 1,000/1,500, ante 1,500

Two more Russian players have joined the action on the APT Summer Series Hanoi, Vietnam 2023 SHR. Three tables are running now.

Nishant Sharma Scoops A Pot Like A Pro

Nishant Sharma

At Level 1, Blinds: 500/1,000, ante 1,000, Jerome Finck of France raised preflop; India’s Nishant Sharma made the call. The flop came T♣ 9♠ 5♦. Finck barreled again and his rival Sharma matched the bet. The turn (5♠) was a repeat telecast of the flop in terms of action.

The river revealed Q♠ and Finck checked. Sharma then fired 28,500 chips into the pot. Finck didn’t even bother to think and quickly folded before. Sharma nailed the pot hook, line and sinker. 

Six Players Are In

Level 1, Blinds: 500/1,000, ante 1,000 

Every player will be given a starting stack of 250,000 chips and the opening blinds stand at 500/1,000 with 1,000 big blind ante. Players will be playing 30 minute rounds.

There are six players in the game so far are Nishant Sharma (India), Zarvan Tumboli (India), Yuhang Chen (China), Jerome Finck (France), Kim Jinwoo (USA), Satoshi Kuriga (Japan).

APT Summer Series Hanoi 2023 – Super High Roller

APT Summer Series Hanoi 2023 - Super High Roller

Welcome to the live updates of the Super High Roller at the Asian Poker Tour (APT) Summer Series Hanoi, 2023. The much awaited live series kicked-off amid rising excitement among the player community. Gutshot Magazine will be covering the live updates for three marquee tournaments, namely Super High Roller, Main Event and High Roller. Today is Day 1 of the highly-anticipated APT Summer Series Hanoi 2023 APT Super High Roller – 8 Max. 

This event has a buy-in of With a guaranteed prize pool of VND2,000,000,000 (~US$86,000) the opening day of the Asian Poker Tour (APT) Super High Roller is indeed among the highlights in the vast event calendar for this series and it kicks off today (27th May) at exactly 1:30PM (UCT+7) at the Grand Loyal Poker Club here.

This one-day event has a buy-in of VND 120,000,000 and offers a colossal advertised guarantee of  VND120,000,000 (~US$5,100). Late registration will conclude at the end of Level 10 or 8:55 PM. The starting stack in this SHR event is 250,000 with levels lasting for 40 minutes. The opening blinds are 500/1,000 (BBA 1,000). 

Previously, England’s Sam Lam shipped the SHR event and took home TWD 3,997,400 (~US$130,000). This top score was Lam’s second live cash.

Place Winner Name Prize
1 Shung Er Sua VND 1,922,930,000 (~USD 82,700)
2 Xiaosheng Zheng VND 1,390,920,000 (~$59,800)
3 Dinh Tien Thanh VND 897,370,000 (~$38,600)
4 Lev Kydatov VND 410,220,000 (~USD 17,650)
5 Jhon Hendri VND 326,900,000 (~$14,050)
6 Van Tan Dong VND 326,900,000 (~USD 14,050)
7 Joshua Mccully VND 326,900,000 (~$14,050)
8 Luke Martinelli VND 326,900,000 (~USD 14,050).

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