July 7. Ho Chi Minh City – Welcome to Day 2 of the MAIN EVENT! The past three starting days of the APT Vietnam Ho Chi Minh 2019 featured event produced a stellar field of 402 entries. 204 players advanced to today’s round. You can view the chip counts via the link below.
For those not in the list, no fret as there is one more hour to sign up. Registration is open only until the start of Level 10 so make sure to head to Pro Poker Club before time is up. Cards in the air at 1pm sharp.
For entering players:
Buy-in VND 22,000,000
Starting stack: 25,000
Opening blinds: 300 – 600 ante 600 (Level 9)
Main Event Day 2 info:
Day 2 qualifiers: 204
Total chips in play: 10,050,000
Average stack: 49,264
At yesterday’s heat, the VND 8 Billion guarantee (~USD 344,000) was matched which means today’s entries will only further juice up the pot. With registration still open, the official prize pool and payouts will be up as soon as it closes. Live Updates begin at Level 10.
Side Events today
14:00: No Limit Hold’em #1 – Buy-in: VND 9,900,000 – this is a two-day event
15:00: High Rollers Single Day #1 – Buy-in: VND 43,000,000
Manish Lakhotia wins the NLH Single Day Event #1
Running alongside Main Event Day 1C were 79 runners battling for the NLH Single Day Event #1 title. With each buy-in at VND 8,800,000, the prize pool amounted to VND 613,040,000 (~USD 26,000) of which only 14 got a piece. Winning it was India’s Manish Lakhotia who held the chip lead at two tables and commanded for a majority of the final table. He pocketed VND 166,510,000 and his first-ever APT event trophy.
Prior to Lakhotia’s victory, the bubble burst on Stephen Schumacher K♥ Q♦ at the hands of Michael Newby A♣ Q♣ on a board 2♥ Q♥ 3♦ 7♦ 10♠.
Heads up was between Lakhotia (seat 3) and Newby (seat 4). It took just one hand for Lakhotia to ship it. His K♣ Q♥ bested Newby’s K♠ 2♦ on a final board of 5♦ Q♣ 4♥ 7♦ K♦.
1st Manish Lakhotia – India – VND 166,510,000
2nd Michael Newby – England – VND 111,010,000
3rd Hwang Seong Il – Korea – VND 77,170,000
4th Kim Jae Hyuk – Korea – VND 55,740,000
5th Lee Jang Hee – Korea – VND 41,680,000
6th Jason Andrew Grunow – S.Africa – VND 32,170,000
7th Vu Huynh Leanh – Vietnam – VND 25,550,000
8th Koh Lin Jun – Singapore – VND 20,810,000
9th Yuichiro Endo – Japan – VND 17,350,000
10th Chun Wai Chiu – China – VND 14,450,000
11th Dhanesh Chainani – Singapore – VND 14,450,000
12th Yi Hing Cheng – Hong Kong – VND 12,050,000
13th Mitchell Minh Nong – USA – VND 12,050,000
14th Ka Ho Sun – China – VND 12,050,000
ITM players earn points towards the APT Player of the Series race. Make sure to view your standing here. Currently leading is Korea’s Eunho Kwon who won the Monster Stack #1 opening event. The top three in points at the end of the series will win special prizes.
1st place: APT Player of the Series Winner Trophy, APT Player of the Series Ring, exclusive watch, and USD 800
2nd place: APT Player of the Series 2nd place Trophy and USD 100
3rd place: APT Player of the Series 3rd place Trophy and USD 100