Poker players across the globe set their sights on the highly anticipated Asian Poker Tour (APT) Hanoi Billions 2023. The much talked about event is all set to take place at Vietnam’s National Convention Center (NCC) in Hanoi this December 2023.
Indian players are equally excited about grinding in this highly awaited Asian poker series. Natural8 India on 5th November 2023 hosted an India Exclusive tournament giving an opportunity of a lifetime to eight finalists for an all-expense paid trip to Hanoi, Vietnam. With the top four players getting FREE tickets to the Main Event of the APT Hanoi Billions 2023.
Natural8 India has successfully propelled eight players to APT Hanoi Billions 2023, which will boost the presence of Indian players at this prestigious event. The Natural8 India x APT Hanoi Billions exclusive tournament boasted a buy-in of ₹15,000 and collected a ₹11.88 Lakh prize pool with 99 entries.
Here is the list of those final eight players who battled their way to the final table and reserved their dream trip:
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Kabir Tandon aka ‘LossMachine’ finds himself as the chip lead with 375,630 chips (104.3 BB). Next up, we have Sanjay Khanna aka ‘Next level pro’ with 157,888 chips (43.8 BB), with Rahul Purohit aka ‘Mad Owl’ with 128,553 chips (35.7 BB), at number three.
The remains players are Sandeep Singh aka ‘ProKiller’ (80,873 chips), Sam Anand aka ‘Lokimon’ (73,071 chips), India Poker Championship 2020 Main Event winner – Rubin Labroo (68,873 chips), Yash Khandelwal aka ‘Banjaara’ (67,289 chips), and Manmeet Oberai ‘Perfection02’ (37,823 chips), on the final table.
All these eight players who reached the final table secured a minimum guarantee amount of ₹39,389 each along with a ₹60,000 package, which includes complimentary flights and accommodations to Hanoi.
All these players will now take center stage in Vietnam’s capital city for the final table battle starting on 4th December. The winner will walk away with a grand prize of ₹2.81 Lakh and the coveted APT trophy, while the runners-up and third-placed players will pocket ₹2.12 Lakh and ₹1.60 Lakh, respectively.
Alongside that, the top four finishers of this tournament will win a ticket worth ~₹1.23 Lakh each to the VND 25 Billion GTD APT Hanoi Billions 2023 Main Event, as an additional reward.
With the Indian contingent all prepared for APT Hanoi Billions 2023, Natural8 India has formed itself to become a springboard for players to get the chance to represent their nation poised on the global poker stage. It remains interesting to see which players go on to make a mark and etch their names in the history books at the APT Hanoi Billions 2023.
APT Hanoi Billions 2023 will be played from 1st to 10th December 2023 and has a massive VND 60 Billion (~$2.50 Million) in prize pool guarantees. The 10-day extravaganza has 88 trophy events, making it a dream event for poker enthusiasts.
So, what are you waiting for? Create your account on the Natural8 India app – click here. Choose from 1,000+ daily tournaments and multiple daily cash leaderboard. You can also get an extra 28% bonus on all your deposits.
Smit is a sports writer at Gutshot Magazine. After completing his Bachelor’s in Mass Media, and a Master’s degree in Sports Management, this sports fanatic uses articles as a tool to express his opinions. Bring up cricket or football and you will find this usually quiet guy speak for hours! He also co-heads the official supporters club of Chelsea FC in Mumbai, wherein he hosts screenings, football meets and other such events.
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