16+ CR GTD
Header banner - Calling Stn
Pokersaint - Lead
Tetsuya Tsuchikawa Poker

Tetsuya Tsuchikawa wins APT Vietnam Main Event

by GS Admin Posted on 12 Oct, 2018

The Asian Poker Tour (APT) recently had a stop at Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, where a number of tournaments were scheduled between 5-11 October. Yesterday was the final day of the series at the Pro Poker Club, with the Main Event as well as a couple of side events taking place.

The Main Event is usually the highlight of any poker tournament series and it was the same in Vietnam, with a buy-in of VND 22,000,000 (~INR 69,400) which created a smashing prize pool of VND 9,661,200,000 (~INR 3.05 crore). Now, after three starting flights and a total of six days of action, we have an APT Vietnam Main Event winner to declare.

The ultimate champion turned out to be Japan’s Tetsuya Tsuchikawa, who took away the massive top prize of VND 1,638,200,000 (~INR 51.6 lakh) for shipping the tournament. He has been playing in the APT for a number of years and has earned several side event titles including the 2017 APT POY title, but this became his first major APT victory.

Tsuchikawa now has over $900k in live poker cashes, and that’s quite a big amount for someone who has played majority of their poker in Asia. This also turned out to be Tsuchikawa’s second highest live cash after the $153,901 he won in 2014 for winning the WPT National Main Event in Paranaque City, Philippines. He also won the CoinPoker Last Man Standing promotion and finished third in the APT Player of the Series race here in Vietnam.

The pay jumps were huge as the final seven players came out to play on the last day of the APT Vietnam series yesterday. Earlier, India’s Nikita Luther ended her stellar run when she busted her stack shortly before the close of Day 3, finishing in 11th place for a prize of VND 135,160,000 (~INR 4,30,600).

“For six years, I came runner-up three times but never won until now. I always just win side events so my friends call me ‘Mr. Side Event’. I’ve won at other poker events, at WPT and PokerStars twice but from APT, I’d never win,” said the Japanese player after his maiden APT major title.

Final table results:

  1. Tetsuya Tsuchikawa – VND 1,638,200,000
  2. Nang Quang Nguyen – VND 1,092,130,000
  3. Benjamin Gonzva – VND 762,500,000
  4. Teoh Ming Hong – VND 555,030,000
  5. Mei San Ang – VND 419,470,000
  6. Le Long Stephane – VND 327,860,000
  7. Vu Manh Phong – VND 264,060,000

Keep reading GutshotMagazine.com for more updates on the top Indian and Asian poker tournaments.

Slim Poker Dangal

Check out our online poker rooms section, where you can read reviews on the biggest and best poker rooms in the country, while also taking advantage of their bonuses and promotions. Check out these top poker rooms HERE.


Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Dangal box

Top 10 Poker Rooms

  • Calling Station
    Calling Station

    Instant withdrawal; Use “RELOAD20” on deposits for 20% locked bonus
    Offer: "GUTSHT" Register

  • 9stacks

    Instant withdrawal; 100% locked bonus on first deposit
    Offer: "9GUTSHOT Register

  • PokerSaint

    60-seconds withdrawal; 100% locked bonus on first deposit
    Offer: "GUT100" Register

  • Poker Dangal
    Poker Dangal

    INR 500 Free on sign-up; (425 Locked, 75 Instant)
    Offer: 150% on first deposit up to INR 5,000 Register

  • Natural8

    Sign-up code "GUTSHOT"
    Offer: 200% bonus up to $500 or $100 in instant rewards Register

  • Pocket52

    Offer: NA Register

  • Poker Tempo
    Poker Tempo

    Free Rs. 700 on Signup - 600 Ticket for 1 Lakh GTD tournament, 50 Instant, 50 Locked
    Offer: "WELCOME700" - First deposit bonus of 150% Register

  • PokerStars India
    PokerStars India

    Deposit Rs.500 and get First Deposit Bonus of Rs.2,500 + 5 tickets to Depositor Freerolls
    Offer: "IMIN2500" Register

  • Spartan Poker
    Spartan Poker

    Sign-up with "GUTSHOT"
    Offer: "GUT300X" to get 300% on your deposit Register


    Sign-up with "GSBLZ"
    Offer: NA Register

BSU box banner

Want to share your thoughts about poker?

Then click the button to submit your article.

Facebook + Follow

Instagram + Follow

Pocket52 Ship It Again

Pocket52 Ship It Again