The Vietnam Series Of Poker (VSOP) Championship IX Main Event saw Zarvan Tumboli emerge victorious. The Indian poker pro took down the coveted title like a boss and added VND 1.57 Billion (~₹53.76 Lakh) to his bankroll. The event had a VND 6 Billion guarantee with many top pros fighting for the prestigious title and prize money.
This event had 577 total entries and saw Tumboli ship his first live title of the year. The heads-up battle had the Mumbai-based pro tackle a player named Picasso. Both warring rivals had similar stacks but Tumboli was able to spin the game in his favour to ultimately nail the VSOP Main Event trophy. The runner-up took home a pay cheque of VND 1.026 Billion.
In the final hand, Tumboli called for 125K and both players saw the flop of 3c 4s 9s. Here, both the heads-up players hit one pair. Tumboli had the bottom pair, while his rival had 9-pair. Picasso bet 300K and Tumboli called.
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The turn brought Ace of clubs and saw Picasso betting 500K. Here, Tumboli took his time and raised it to 1.6 Million which resulted in Picasso going all-in.
After a few seconds, the dealer opened the river card as 10 of hearts which meant the game was over for the Vietnamese player as Tumboli had shipped the Main Event with better two pairs.
Another Indian pro, Alok Birewar also made the final table and finished sixth at this event and won a prize money of VND 313 Million (~₹10.72 Lakh). The IPC Megastacks May 2022 100K High Roller winner had a payday of VND 313 Million (~₹10.72 Lakh).
|1||Zarvan Tumboli – VND 1,570,000,000|
|2||Picasso – VND 1,026,000,000|
|3||Jason Nguyen – VND 688,000,000|
|4||David Erquiaga – VND 496,000,000|
|5||Dinh Duc Linh – VND 390,000,000|
|6||Alok Birewar – VND 313,000,000|
|7||Hiep Pham – VND 250,000,000|
|8||Nguyen Thanh Son – VND 198,000,000|
Talking about Indians at VSOP Championship IX 2023, Tumboli isn’t the only poker pro who made headlines. Anuj Yadav also took down a title. Yadav shipped the Single Day Single Day High Roller 8-Max event. He took a pay cheque of VND 406 Million (~₹13.90 Lakh) for nailing the numero uno spot. This win was special as it was Yadav’s first-ever live title.
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