APL Hanoi: Nguyen Anh Minh Wins Super DeepStack, Sumit Sapra Finishes 8th (₹1.06 Lakhs)

APL Hanoi Super DeepStack - Nguyen Anh Minh & Sumit Sapra
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  • Attreyee K. Ganguly August 17, 2019
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The first edition of the Asia Poker League (APL) Hanoi is now in the books! Running from August 6 to 16, the series was hosted for the very first time at the Loyal Poker Club in the capital city of Vietnam. The Pro Poker Club in Ho Chi Minh has been a preferred destination for Indian players, especially given the great successes enjoyed by Dhaval Mudgal (2018 WPT Vietnam Main Event Champion) and Young Gun Abhinav Iyer (2019 APT Vietnam Main Event Champion). This time around, it was just Indian pro Sumit Sapra who was present at this inaugural series, with the majority of the domestic players possibly waiting out for WPT Vietnam that takes place next month in the South-Asian nation.

One of the most active Indian pros on the Asian circuit, Sumit Sapra had participated in a few events at the series, including the Main Event; however, he was unable to make much headway. He picked up his first score at the series with a final table finish in the VN₫ 11,000,000 Super DeepStack event, finishing eighth for VN₫ 34,600,000 (₹1.06 Lakhs). Local pro Nguyen Anh Minh ultimately took down the Super Deepstack title adding an impressive VN₫ 305,600,000 (₹9.38 Lakhs) to his bankroll.

There were two Indian-origin players Rajesh Sabapathy and Arravind Udayakumar who were seen in action in the VN₫ 43,000,000 High Roller. Sabapathy finished fourth for VN₫ 320,500,000 (₹9.84 Lakhs), while Udayakumar placed 11th for VN₫ 119,000,000 (₹3.65 Lakhs). The High Roller was eventually won by another local player Tran Nam Trung who collected a first-place payday of VN₫ 1,350,700,000 (₹41.47 Lakhs).


2019 APL Hanoi List of Winners

EventWinnerPrize Money
VN₫ 6,600,000 APL HSOP Kick-Off EventNguyen Le QuangVN₫ 784,940,000
VN₫ 5,500,000 NLH Turbo 1Pham Ngoc Quoc BaoVN₫ 69,550,000
VN₫ 6,600,000 KO TurboNguyen Manh HungVN₫ 99,480,000
VN₫ 2,500,000 CharityJudic KimVN₫ 15,750,000
VN₫ 4,400,000 Hyper TurboDaniel NguyenVN₫ 85,200,000
VN₫ 27,000,000 High Roller 1Nang Quang NguyenVN₫ 407,500,0
VN₫ 7,700,000 DeepstackVu Trung ThanhVN₫ 182,410,000
VN₫ 7,700,000 No Limit Hold’em 1Dang Duy ThanhVN₫ 123,103,000
VN₫ 5,500,000 Deepstack TurboTien Quyet PhamVN₫ 92,834,000
VN₫ 6,600,000 No Limit Hold’em Turbo 2Dang Duy ThanhVN₫ 97,660,000
VN₫ 6,600,000 KO Bounty 1Vu Quang HungVN₫ 141,080,000
VN₫ 4,400,000 Hyper Turbo 2Sangjun ParkVN₫ 55,700,000
VN₫ 8,800,000 KO Bounty 1Vu Quang HungVN₫ 141,080,0
VN₫ 32,000,000 High Roller 2Do Hung SonVN₫ 264,800,000
VN₫ 32,000,000 High Roller Short DeckPham Minh DucVN₫ 302,600,000
VN₫ 7,700,000 NLH 2Nguyen Van SangVN₫ 205,110,000
VN₫ 8,800,000 KO Bounty 2Nguyen Tuan HingVN₫ 209,940,000
VN₫ 16,500,000 Main EventSam BeesleyVN₫ 1,432,250,000
VN₫ 11,000,000 Super DeepStackNguyen Anh Minh VN₫ 305,600,000
VN₫ 43,000,000 High RollerTran Nam TrungVN₫ 1,350,700,000
VN₫ 8,800,000 6 Max TurboTran Viet HoangVN₫ 136,200,000
VN₫ 5,500,000 Hyper Turbo 3Kang Min WooVN₫ 79,600,000


VN₫ 11,000,000 Super DeepStack

The Super DeepStack was a fast-paced event that registered 105 entries. Local pro Nguyen Anh Minh topped the field to take down the title, along with a payday of VN₫ 305,600,000 (₹9.38 Lakhs).

Indian pro Sumit Sapra is one of the most active Indians at Asian stops and a regular now at major tournaments held in the Asian poker circuit. His poker resume is brimming with scores picked up in Macau, Cambodia, Vietnam, Jeju, and Manila. He began 2019 with a bang as he posted back-to-back third-place finishes at the PPPoker World Championship, Manila in February, namely in the ₱15,100 NLH Monster Stack for ₱135,300 and the ₱11,000 NLH 6 Max for ₱65,000. He followed it up by finishing fourth in the Victorious Poker Club Main Event for VN₫ 106,000,000. Last month, Sapra final tabled the VN₫ 9,900,000 NLHE Dafabet Head Hunter at APT Vietnam, placing 14th for VN₫ 11,110,000.

Sumit Sapra Finishes 8th in Super DeepStack
Sumit Sapra

Following his early exit from the Main Event, Sapra had entered the Super DeepStack event and made it through to Day 2 with a stack of 200,000. Out of the 22 players who advanced to Day 2, Sapra was among the shorter stacks. Nevertheless, he managed to make it through to the final table, ultimately placing eighth for VN₫ 34,600,000 (₹1.06 Lakhs).

The top 14 runners finished in the money which included notables like Trung Ngoc Tuan (10th for VN₫ 27,000,000), Lin Che Li (12th for VN₫ 27,000,000) and Tran Van Thinh (14th for VN₫ 23,900,000).

Nguyen Ahn Minh Win VN₫ 11,000,000 Super DeepStack
Nguyen Ahn Minh

Final Table Results (VND)

1. Nguyen Anh Minh – VN₫ 305,600,000

2. Abram Anthony – VN₫ 188,400,000

3. Birss Robert – VN₫ 113,100,000

4. Nguyen Kimn Thuong Son – VN₫ 73,800,000

5. Tran Ngoc Binh – VN₫ 57,000,000

6. Vu Trung Hieu – VN₫ 46,900,000

7. Tran Huy Hoang – VN₫ 39,700,000

8. Sumit Sapra – VN₫ 34,600,000

9. Luong Anh Tuan – VN₫ 30,600,000


VN₫ 43,000,000 High Roller

Attracting 118 entries, the High Roller crowned a champion in Vietnam’s Tran Nam Trung who banked VN₫ 1,350,700,000 (₹41.47 Lakhs) in first-place prize money.

Indian-origin players Rajesh Sabapathy and Arravind Udayakumar were also seen in action in this event.

Arravind Udayakumar at the APL Hanoi VN₫ 43,000,000 High Roller
Arravind Udayakumar

While Udayakumar finished 11th for VN₫ 119,000,000 (₹3.65 Lakhs), Sabapathy did relatively better finishing fourth for VN₫ 320,500,000 (₹9.84 Lakhs).

Rajesh Sabapathy at the APL Hanoi VN₫ 43,000,000 High Roller
Rajesh Sabapathy

Final Table Results (VND)

1. Tran Nam Trung – VN₫ 1,350,700,000

2. You Heungyoul – VN₫ 835,600,000

3. Nguyen Quang Huy – VN₫ 499,000,000

4. Rajesh Sabapathy – VN₫ 320,500,000

5. Nguyen Hoang Huy – VN₫ 242,700,000

6. Kim Soojo – VN₫ 201,400,000

7. Phan Hoang Tu – VN₫ 174,000,000

8. Nguyen Ngoc Dai – VN₫ 153,400,000

9. Nguyen Tuan Hung – VN₫ 135,000,000

Content & Images Courtesy: Asia Poker League

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Arravind Udayakumar

Hi! It’s Arravind Udayakumar! Not Arravind Gayakumar! Haha!

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Hi Arravind, thanks for pointing this out. We got incorrect information from APL and will make the corrections shortly.

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