APT Vietnam: Chan Kian Bing leads ME 1B; 3 Indians progress
Just yesterday, we spoke about the start of the APT Vietnam VND 8 Billion GTD Main Event, which is currently taking place in Pro Poker Club, Ho Chi Minh. It was a modest turnout on the first of three starting flights which saw India's Manoj Pentakota progressing among 20 survivors.
Day 1B however saw a better turnout both in terms of total numbers as well as in terms of Indian participation. After a slow start, entries increased during the day, eventually adding up to a field of 114 entries (107 unique and 7 re-entries). Some intense poker action took place during the day and after 8 levels of 1 hour each, 56 players bagged up to progress to Day 2.
At the top of these survivors is Malaysia’s Chan Kian Bing who progressed with a bag of 156,700 chips. This was enough not just to top Day 1B but to end as the overall chip leader going into Day 2 for now, with one starting flight still to be played. Two major APT title holders, Linh Tran and Huu Dung Nguyen also progressed.
It was a good day for Team India as well, with 3 Indians progressing including Sumit Sapra, Ashish Munot and Gaurav Sood. All these players are regulars in the online circuit while Sapra has a few live poker titles to his name as well. They progressed with stacks of 40,100, 31,100 and 30,300 chips respectively.
Day 1B top 10 chip counts:
- Chan Kian Bing - 156,700
- Guan Tian Liang - 135,200
- Antonio Martins - 123,700
- Tran Huy Hoang - 110,800
- Le Long Stephane - 94,400
- Tung Nguyen - 91,800
- Tom Henricus Verbruggen - 88,000
- Loa Junzhong - 85,000
- Dao Minh Phu - 83,500
- Tobias Napel - 74,400
Day 1C resumes tomorrow and so far, we have a count of 76 players who will play on Day 2. To find out how many more will join them from the third starting flight, stay tuned to GutshotMagazine.com.
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