Indian Players Make Assault on APT Leader Board

When Abhishek Goindi arrived at the APT Asian Series Manila 2012 two days ago his thoughts were just on having an enjoyable week of poker tournament action. With three APT cashes to his name this year and resting 55th in the APT Player of the Year standings his goal was merely to increase his player points as best he could. That all changed last night with Abhishek winning the PokerAce High Rollers out of a starting field of 49 of the top players in the region. Total prize pool hit PHP 4,753,000 and Abhishek went off to celebrate with PHP 1,604,000 in his pocket. More importantly he was awarded 360 APT player points now taking his total to 549.70 – giving him a huge jump to 6th on the player leader board. While Daniel Francis (New Zealand) and Dave Housair (Canada) came in second and third respectively.

High Rollers Champion: Abhishek Goindi

What is more he is just a few points behind good friend Sangeeth Mohan who also made a huge leap on the leader board by winning Thursday Head Hunter. Sangeeth now has 594 points and 5th position on the leader board.

The race for the top spot became even more intense when Eric Chen arrived from Singapore and told APT staff he was actually listed twice on the leader board in 10th and 99th places. When this was checked and verified and Eric’s achievements and points were totaled it gave him 668.20 and 4th position on the leader board.

Liam Anderson currently leads APT POY

The Top APT POY Contenders:
Liam Anderson – 839.60
Sam Razavi – 833.20
Martin Nilsson – 760. 20
Sangeeth Mohan – 594
Marc Rivera – 573
Eric Wei Shyong Chen – 568.20
Abhishek Goindi – 549.70
Carlos Chang – 540

Ladies of Poker Champion:

Ladies of Poker Champion Ferlyn Cabaling takes home PHP 52, 100

The APT Asian Series Manila 2012 Main Event kicks off today with Day 1A. Check out the complete Event Schedule.