Asia Poker League (APL) 2018 Road Series Vol. 3 is presently in the magazines. The series performed out at the Pro Poker Club in Ho Chi Minh City and moved choc-a-bloc with several expert faces from the Asian circuit who were at the series. Team India’s show at the series moved headlined by Abhishek Paul who accumulated two scores. He accomplished the Hyper Turbo Event for VND 34 Million ( ~₹1.05 Lakh) and earned a long run in the VND 8 Billion GTD Main Event gaining the twenty-seventh position (VND 53,470,000 –Rs 1,61,712). Fellow national Sumit Sapra finished the series in style gaining the third position in the High Rollers event for VND 849,230,000 (~₹25,65,728).
Taking on the High Rollers was Korea’s Eunho Kwon who beat the field of 141 contestants to win VND 699,250,000 (Rs 21,16,323) following a three-way agreement with Sapra and Tanaka Masatoshi. Sapra is a pretty dynamic player on the Asian line and the results are speaking for him. He has plenty of cash in High Roller matches, the most distinguished is his title triumph in the PokerGuru Tour Season 2 Six Max High Roller in 2012 accompanied by the fourth position in the 2017 WPT India Rs 100K High Roller for Rs 11.54 Lakhs. Indian contestant Dhainesh Chainani was another celebrated player in participation at the series. Chainani completed the game bagging the 12th position in the KO Bounty 2 for VND 11,150,000 (Rs 33,721). The showstopper at this poker series was unquestionably Quang Nguyen for winning the trophy of the Main Event for VND 1,61,87,50,000.
The High Rollers was one of the greatest buy-in events at the series flaunting up to 141 admissions hacking up the VND 33,000,000 buy-in to join by one of two exciting flights. The initial day of the game marked the field narrowed down to 69 contestants and Sumit Sapra was sixth in chips amidst the survivors with a stack of 648,000. On the other hand, Malaysia’s Sam Ng took the largest stack of 1,096,000.
Korea’s Eunho Kwon collected the prize money of VND 699,250,000 upon bagging the first position. Kwon succeeded to cut a three-way deal with Tanaka Masatoshi, who finally concluded as runner-up for VND 749,250,000, and Sapra got the third place for VND 849,230,000. Sapra held the railbirds back home renewed with regular updates on his progress on social media. Sapra has a stack of 850,000 while the field had decreased down to 50 contestants. Among the 24 remaining in the field, he was performing strongly with a stack of 800,000.
The ultimate table marked its first dismissal with Nguyen Hoa Thinh dropping out in the eighth position. Following Thinh to the rail was Nguyen Chi Thinh who went all in from the hijack with king-ten readjusted only to be called by big blind Kwon that held ace-jack. The board ran seven-eight-four-queen-six relegating Thinh to the rail giving her the third spot.
The closing three opponents were fast to cut a deal and performed with pace hereafter. Indian player Sumit Sapra worked out in the third spot, however, brought home the highest pay cheque of VND 849,230,000 (Rs 25,65,728) from the series.