The Asian Poker Tour (APT) is currently hosting its third and final edition of the year at the Pro Poker Club, Vietnam. After the Main Event crowning a champion in India’s Akshay Nasa, the focus has shifted to the second biggest event of the series – the VND 6 Billion GTD Championships Event, which is now in full swing. Yesterday saw Day 1B – the second flight of the marquee tournament. A total of 82 entries were registered, and only 45 players could advance to Day 2 after 8 levels of play.
As expected, many Indians joined the action on Day 1B and five of them succeeded in advancing to Day 2. Ending the day as chip leader was India’s veteran pro and 2018 WPT Vietnam Main Event Champion Dhaval Mudgal who bagged a massive stack of 294,200 and will be starting Day 2 as overall chip leader among 81 qualifiers. The four other Indians who made it to Day 2 were the WPT India 2019 Megastack champion Madhav Gupta (115,000), Sahil Chutani (82,700) who finished sixth in the High Rollers at the series, Kartik Ved (57,800), and Sajal Gupta (39,000).
Along with the five other Indians qualifying from Day 1A, there are now 10 Indians who’ll be returning for Day 2. The five Indians advancing from Day 1A include the WSOP bracelet winner Abhinav Iyer (131,600) who bagged seventh largest stack on Day 1A, WPT India 2019 High Roller champion Yasheel Doddanavar (120,000), Vivek Rughani (98,700), Meherzad Munsaf (94,300), and Laksh Pal Singh who bagged the shortest stack of 32,000 chips among the Indian qualifiers.
Top 10 Chip Counts At Day 1B End
- Dhaval Mudgal – 294,200
- Ruth Graham – 215,400
- Le Ngoc Khanh – 200,300
- Fu Bang Huang – 195,800
- Hong Kong Nguyen – 164,000
- Piet Pape – 161,800
- Choi Eng Loong – 153,900
- Huy Cong Kieu – 149,700
- Chauve Vincent – 144,800
- Jerome Bradpiece – 126,200
Day 2 of the Championships Event kicks off at 1 PM (ICT) today and will play down to the money. The late registration will remain open for the first hour on Day 2 play, so the field is sure to expand.