World Poker Tour returned again to the Pro Poker Club in Ho Chih Minh City, Vietnam for its second edition. Just like last year, once again a sizeable Indian contingent present in Vietnam this time as well.
The 11-day long series features 15 tournaments and the opening day saw two events- Kickoff and Deepstack take flight. A total of 74 runners entered Day1A of the Kickoff event, the two-day Deepstack registered 88 entries. The event has each flight of the event play down till the money. A full day of game in the first flight, only 9 players managed for Day 2. The players are in the money and the list of survivors features 2 Indians- Alok Birewar (222,000) and Praveen Dwarkanath (84,000).
Birewar is no stranger at WPT Vietnam as he had finished third in NLHE Team Freezeout last edition for VND 13,970,000. He capped off a successful year with another win by taking down the WPT India 2018 25K big Bounty Event for ₹7,80,000. Among the Kickoff Day 1A survivors, his stack is second only to Israel’s Ifay Kav(250,000).