After 12 days of non-stop action at the Pro Poker Club in Vietnam, the Asian Poker Tour(APT) Vietnam 2019 has finally come to a close. This time the participation numbers at the series were higher than turnouts in other Asian destinations like Manila. The series played host to 585 unique players and a total of 3,800 entries representing 42 countries, giving away over VND 40 million (₹12,25,25,869) in cash prizes across the 22 events on the schedule.
It was a breakout series for large Indian contingent present in Vietnam with Indian challengers an impressive 23 scores at the stop. Headlining the scorecard was Abhinav Iyer’s win in the Main Event (₹69.60 Lakhs). While Dhaval Mudgal had come with some fond memories from Vietnam. Last year, he won his first ever International title at the WPT Vietnam Main Event 2018 and he was hunting for title no 2. He did come close and finally closing the series in style by posting a runner –up at the Monster Stack II (₹6.66 Lakhs).
Mudgal and Iyer were quite strong contenders for the APT Player of the Series title. But, Denmark’s Michael Kim Falcon with 1,098.34 points raced ahead by taking down the Monster Stack I (₹11,74,348).
In other events, Steve Yea (High Rollers II for VND 559,447,000 – ₹17,15,614), Nguyen Duc Vinh (Deep Stack Hyper Turbo for VND 102,124,000 -₹3,12,643), Tai Duc Huynh (NLHE for VND 194,881,000- ₹5,96,610), Duy Ho (Deep Stack Turbo I for VND 86,957,000 – ₹2,66,211) and Jin Pyeong Gyu (Deep Stack Turbo II for VND 85,835,000 – ₹2,62,776), all won titles.
Stay tuned as the action doesn’t stop here. The APT will next visit Tokyo from Feb 1 to 11, followed by Taiwan from Feb 20 to Mar 3.