The Asia Poker League (APL) Road Series Vol. 2 in Vietnam, which took place from 25 May – 4 June at Ho Chi Minh City’s Pro Poker Club, attracted a massive turnout, including over 30 players from India. The biggest attraction of the series was the Main Event, which found a champion in Singapore’s Lew Yin How, who won it for VND 1,476,360,000. The event registered a record turnout of 864 entries in total and generated a VND 8,380,800,000 prize pool, which was shared by the top 108 players.
The highlight of the series – APL Main Event saw several Indian challengers cashing, including Adarsh Jayappa who finished 14th for VND 78 Million (INR 2.28 Lac), Sahil Agarwal who took 32nd place for VND 38 Million (INR 1.11 Lac) and Dhaval Mudgal who finished 81st for VND 22 Million (INR 64,497). And the Mumbai-based poker pro – Zarvan Tumboli min-cashed for his efforts.
Following the winners Devesh Thapar (who won the VND 40,00,000 Knockout Bounty Event) and Adarsh Jayappa (who won the Super Deep Stack Event), India’s Kush Katu then won the Holdem Event 2 for $6,500 (INR 4.36 Lac) where the player Amit Aneja min-cashed for his 8th place finish.
APL High Roller
Another highlight of the APL Series was the High Roller event, which had a buy-in of VND 27.5 million (INR 80,000). The event drew a total of 170 entries to take the prizepool to VND 4.12 billion (INR 1.21 Crore). It was Vietnamese player Nguyen Van Dung who claimed the title for the top prize of VND 1.02 billion (INR 30 Lac). From a number of Indian players who took part in this event, it was Mumbai’s Rajeev Kanjani who reached the final table but ended up finishing 6th for VND 20.53 million (INR 6.03 Lac). Sumit Sapra finished 15th for VND 6.14 million (INR 1.8 Lac).
Team India Closes APL Series in Style
Team India closed the series in style with a win! India’s Vidwath Shetty shipped the VND 3 Million Hyper Turbo event. Shetty defeated his heads-up mate with his pocket Sevens to win the title.
In another side event, Adarsh Jayappa finished 2nd, while Chirag Sodha finished 3rd. Harsh Dembla cashed for INR 90,000 for finishing 6th in the Superstack event.