Asian Poker Tour (APT) is currently hosting the 2019 APT Vietnam Kickoff series at the Pro Poker Club, Ho Chi Minh City. While a few events are already in the books, the highlight event of the series – APT Kickoff Vietnam Main Event is currently underway. Yesterday saw Day 2 of the event. A total of 576 entries came in with 42 from 1A, 63 from 1B, 301 from 1C and 18 more from early levels of Day 2.
A total of 250 players returned for Day 2 play, including 19 Indian challengers. However, the day saw some quick eliminations and only 77 could progress into Day 3, including 6 Indian players – Abhinav Iyer, Vinod Megalmani, Eka Vedantham, Dhaval Mudgal, Jason Pereira and Meherzad Munsaf.
Leading 6 Indians into the Day 3 play is the young gun Iyer (272,500). Others include Megalmani (123,000),Vedantham (121,500), Mudgal (89,000), Pereira (61,000) and Munsaf (43,000).
Among the above players, Mudgal and Munsaf have already cashed out in the Dafabet sponsored Head Hunter of the series. The young gun Iyer, Megalmani, Vedantham and Mudgal – they all have pretty much workable stacks and will be eyeing the 1st place prize at the ongoing Main Event.
19 Indians had entered day 2 but only 6 could enter Day 3. Among those who got busted on Day 2 were Manish Lakhotia, Aditya Sushant, NJ Niranjan, Romit Advani, Akshay Nasa, Akash Malik, Nishant Sharma, Ravi Priya, Siddharth Jain, Madhav Gupta, Kunal Patni, Guneet Kwatra and Siddharth Kapoor.
As mentioned, only 77 have progressed into Day 3 and leading them is the USA player – Duy Ho with a stack of 565,500 chips. The chip leader holds over $6.4 million in live tournament cashes and will now be aiming for the top prize here. The player hails from Honolulu in Hawai. His biggest live cash of $185,378 came from a 5th place finish back in 2012 WSOP $1,500 NLHE. He is followed by Van Ngoc Binh (540,000) and Huu Tuan Nguyen (523,000), who round up the top three stacks for Day 3.
Top 10 Chip Counts At Day 2 End:
- Duy Ho – 565,500
- Van Ngoc Binh – 540,000
- Huu Tuan Nguyen – 523,000
- Huu Dung Nguyen – 445,000
- Phan Dinh Nam – 436,700
- Zheng Xiaosheng – 432,000
- Mai Te – 430,500
- Shi Peng Fei – 425,000
- Lin Yuu Sheng – 381,000
- Lim Kooon Ting Daniel – 359,500