APT Online Series India Day 2 winners: dilbaghsingh, Pratibh Saluja, Mojo93, & Gaurav Sood; Yoda tops MINI MAIN EVENT DAY 1B

Day 2 of the inaugural APT Online Series India added another four players to the winners list. The newest champions were dilbaghsingh, Pratibh “pratibhsaluja” Saluja, Mojo93, and Gaurav “gaug17” Sood. At the featured MINI MAIN EVENT, 288 entered Day 1B with 32 remaining. Arun “Yoda” Poply set the bar very high for the final entry heat to come. He amassed 5.28L. Day 1A leader Nikhil “blastupinside” Arora is in second position with 3.17L. 

The Asian Poker Tour 2021 season opener kicked off January 15 at PokerBaazi.com. The event is exclusive to players geo located in India. It runs until January 26 with 48 tournaments in total and over ONE MILLION DOLLARS guaranteed. The star attraction is the MAIN EVENT ₹ 2 crore (~US$ 273,400) GTD which starts on January 20. Four starting days are scheduled. Buy in is ₹ 11,000  (~US$ 150). Make sure to check the schedule for all the details. 

APT Online Series India schedule 



The featured MINI MAIN EVENT brought in another 288 entries for a combined 625 entries over two starting days. Last chance to join is on Sunday January 17. Currently, 76 players have secured their ticket into Day 2. In high command is Arun “Yoda” Poply who closed Day 1B with an enormous 5.28L stack. 

Top 10 in chips  

Arun “Yoda” Poply – 5.28L – Day 1B chip leader
Nikhil “blastupinside” Arora – 3.17L – Day 1A chip leader
Himanshu “pokerbrat7” Arora – 2.58L 
Siddharth “schemer” Karia – 2.56L
Guneet “guntz” Kwatra – 2.52L 
Priyank “Piko1432” Kothari – 2.48L
tks54321 – 2.45L
Nishant “stockfull” Pandey – 2.42L
Vishal “Vishzz” Bajaj – 2.34L
Akshay “powershell” Asawa – 2.3L

Min Main Event info

Buy in: ₹ 5,500 (~US$ 75)
Guarantee: ₹ 50 lakhs (~US$ 68,350)

Day 1A: 46 advanced out of 337 entries 
Day 1B: 32 advanced out of 288 entries 
Day 1C: Sunday, January 17
Day 2 qualifiers: 76 players
Day 2: Tuesday, January 19

Buy in / re-entry stack: 15K
Chips in play: 93.75L
Average stack: 123,355

APT #6: DST – DILBAGHSINGH – ₹ 1.11 lakhs (~US$ 1,500)

On opening day, player dilbaghsingh missed the glory by just one spot at the 5 Card PLO event. He returned to action the next day, entered the DST event, busted out on his first bullet then shipped it on the second. In his final pursuit, dilbaghsingh railed four final table players to seize the ₹ 1.11 lakhs (~US$ 1,500) first prize and his first APT win. This moved dilbaghsingh to the top of the APT Player of the Series leaderboard. He also finished 3rd on the Daily Leaderboard for₹ 30K in real cash bonus. 

The DST event turned up 589 entrants (293 uniques + 296 re-entries), among them were Tailwagang “Meverick” Jamir who fired a shocking 11 bullets and Vivekk “Vivek25” Dube who fired 6 bullets. Both cashed and profited. Five hours in, the final table was formed at the fall of Dhaval “dhavhe” Heda (9th) to Parikshit “zapdos1234” Dhall with A 8 dominating J 10 throughout. 

Date: January 16
Buy in: ₹ 1,100 (~US$ 15) 
Guarantee: ₹ 5 lakhs (~US$ 6,850)
Entries: 589 (293 uniques 293 / 296 re-entries)
Prize pool: ₹ 5.89 lakhs (~US$ 8,050)
ITM: 72 places
Running time: 5 hours and 47 minutes

The final chase sped off with yesterday’s Kickoff champion Ashish “Notoriouskonvict” Nailwal as frontrunner and looking good to bag his second win. He was trailed closely by dilbaghsingh. After DrunkenGoD eliminated Vikram “Poker_lover” Mishra (8th), dilbaghsingh claimed his first final table stack in pizzakhanahai (7th) then zapdos1234 (6th) fell to Prakash “pinnug” Gupta. Before dilbaghsingh’s next takedown, he banked a monster double up off Notoriouskonvict with A 10 over A 7 on a board K 2 K 3 8 to skyrocket to the top. From there, he went on to finish off DrunkenGoD (5th). Next shoves saw pinnug end the seven bulleted Notoriouskonvict (4th) and dilbaghsingh knocked out Priyank “Piko1432” Kothar (3rd) to bring about heads up. 

The final duel lasted only 8 minutes and within that time plenty of action took place. Dilbaghsingh won a few opening pots to widen his lead. The first called shove brought about a double up to pinnug who rivered the ace holding A 7 against 5 5. This switched them up but the rise was short lived. Dilbaghsingh resumed his attacks that ended with a double up holding A Q over Q J on a dry board. With pinnug down to just 5 BB, dilbaghsingh finished him off on a bad beat with A2s spiking a two against A3s. 

Final table payouts

1st dilbaghsingh – ₹ 1.11 lakhs
2nd Prakash “pinnug” Gupta – ₹ 78.04K
3rd Priyank “Piko1432” Kothar – ₹ 50.18K
4th Ashish “Notoriouskonvict” Nailwal – ₹ 37.17K
5th DrunkenGoD – ₹ 27.86K
6th Parikshit “zapdos1234” Dhall – ₹ 22.32K
7th pizzakhanahai -₹ 18.61K
8th Vikram “Poker_lover” Mishra -₹ 14.84K

APT #7: Turbo – PRATIBH “pratibhsaluja” SALUJA – ₹ 1.15 lakhs (~US$ 1,570)

Another fast race at the series with the second Turbo event clocking it at just five hours. At the finish line was Pratibh “pratibhsaluja” Saluja who defeated Anant “anant_infiniti” Malik at heads up for his first ever APT win and ₹ 1.15 lakhs (~US$ 1,570). Pratibhsaluja also topped the Daily Leaderboard for an extra ₹ 50K in real cash bonus. 

Date: January 16
Buy in: ₹ 1,375 (~US$ 18.80) 
Guarantee: ₹ 5 lakhs (~US$ 6,850):
Entries: 458 (255 uniques / 203 re-entries)
Prize pool: ₹ 5.73 lakhs (~US$ 7,830) 
ITM: 54 places
Running time: 5 hours 

It only took 30 minutes for Pratibh “pratibhsaluja” Saluja to close out the final table. Entering leader was Nishant “stockfull” Pandey who held the top spot until it was down to five handed where he lost a big pot to Anant “anant_infiniti” Malik. Stockfull didn’t recover to take 5th place. His 2 2 was counterfeited by a board of 6 9 10 10 9 and was outkicked by Muthukumar “hero1965” Rajagopalan‘s A 8. From there, the chip lead shifted from hero9165 to anant_infiniti then back to pratibhsaluja when the latter cracked anant_infiniti’s pocket Aces with pocket Nines turned set. anant_infiniti recovered on a double up off hero1965 who he then sent packing in 4th place. Heads up arrived at the fall of jat777 to pratibhsaluja with pocket Aces dominating pocket Jacks. Ahead nearly 2:1, pratibhsaluja quickly ended anant_infiniti with pocket Sevens over A3o. 


Final table payouts

1st Pratibh “pratibhsaluja” Saluja – ₹ 1.15 lakhs
2nd Anant “anant_infiniti” Malik – ₹ 80.67K
3rd jat777 – ₹ 51.87K
4th Muthukumar “hero1965” Rajagopalan – ₹ 38.36K
5th Nishant “stockfull” Pandey – ₹ 28.8K
6th Riraizer – ₹ 23.07K
7th Gadadhar “gd1921” Behera – ₹ 19.24K
8th Radha1110 – ₹ 15.34K 

APT #9: Superstack – MOJO93 – ₹ 1.88 lakhs (~US$ 2,570)

At the Superstack event, it was a tug of war between Mojo93 and Arsh “Button_Hai_Bro” Grover. Both players dominated the final table until a costly double up sent Grover plummeting and Mojo93 rising. Mojo93 eventually prevailed to bag the win and the ₹ 1.88 lakhs (~US$ 2,570) first prize. 

Date: January 16
Buy in: ₹ 2,750 (~US$ 37.60) 
Guarantee: ₹ 7 lakhs (~US$ 9,600)
Entries: 359 (199 uniques / 160 re-entries)
Prize pool: ₹ 8,98 lakhs (~US$ 12,275)
ITM: 45 places
Running time: 5 hours and 9 minutes

It took some time for the 359 entry field to reach the money round. Departing on the bubble with five bullets fired was Gaurav “gaug17” Sood. Sood would later close out the PLO event to more than make up for the loss.

Half past the fourth hour of play, the final table was formed led by Arsh “Button_Hai_Bro” Grover. After two busts, Mojo93 claimed the top spot when he railed Haider “Haider” Madraswala (6th). Button_Hai_Bro challenged back to briefly regain command upon knocking out Himanshu “toughonluck” Bagdwal (5th). Ten minutes later, Mojo93 and Button_Hai_Bro faced off that resulted in a massive double up for Mojo93. Siddarth “Siddonuts” Pandey proceeded to finish off Button_Hai_Bro and Gadadhar “gd1921” Behera to face Moj93 at heads up.

Mojo93 was ahead 2:1. Siddonuts grinded and overtook. Mojo93 answered with a double up holding A 2 trips against A 9 on a board 3 8 10 2 2. This gave him an 11:1 chip advantage that Siddonuts could not overcome. The final hand was pocket Jacks dominating 79o. 

Final table payouts

1st Mojo93 – ₹ 1.88 lakhs
2nd Siddarth “Siddonuts” Pandey – ₹ 1.32 lakhs
3rd Gadadhar “gd1921” Behera – ₹ 84.81K
4th Arsh “Button_Hai_Bro” Grover – ₹ 62.83K
5th Himanshu “toughonluck” Bagdwal – ₹ 47.12K
6th Haider “Haider” Madraswala – ₹ 37.7K
7th Vineet “whale” Kumar – ₹ 31.41K
8th Kanav “sokopa” Parwal – ₹ 25.13K

APT #10: PLO – GAURAV “gaug17” SOOD – ₹ 1.12 lakhs (~US$ 1,530)

The last event to complete was the PLO where Gaurav “gaug17” Sood outshined to rein in the ₹ 1.12 lakhs (~US$ 1,530). Sood rose above the 447 entry field, eliminating three final table players to capture his first APT win. This was redemption for Sood who just missed an APT victory back in 2019, finishing 2nd at a PLO event in Vietnam. 

Date: January 16
Buy in: ₹ 1,375 (~US$ 18.80) 
Guarantee: ₹ 5 lakhs (~US$ 6,850)
Entries: 447 (188 uniques / 259 re-entries) 
Prize pool: ₹ 5.59 lakhs (~US$ 7,640)
ITM: 54 places
Running time: 5 hours and 55 minutes

Recapping the final table action with 6 players in the round, Sood zoomed to the top after sending Vivek “Nutpeddling729” Singh out in 6th place. Twenty minutes later, Sood eliminated bencb789 in 3rd place to enter heads up against Sankalp “Wobbegong” Marwah with a 3:1 advantage. It didn’t take long for Sood to close it out. The final hand was Sood A J 8 9 straight to Marwah’s 6 4 10 A two pair on a board 8 2 10 A Q


Final table payouts

1st Gaurav “gaug17” Sood – ₹ 1.12 lakhs
2nd Sankalp “Wobbegong” Marwah – ₹ 78.73K
3rd bencb789 – ₹ 50.62K
4th 007Bahulbali – ₹ 37.44K
5th Mohith “makeitbig” Vamshi – ₹ 28.11K
6th Vivek “Nutpeddling729” Singh – ₹ 22.52K 

APT Player of the Series and Daily Leaderboard 

Players that cash at any of the events (satellites not included) automatically earn points towards the APT Player of the Series Leaderboard and Daily Leaderboard. The top 25 of the APT POS race will be awarded a piece of the ₹ 28 lakhs (~US$ 38,300). The winner receives the motherlode APT Player of the Series Trophy, custom APT Player of the Series Ring, luxury watch, and ₹ 5.5 lakhs (~US$ 7,520) in real cash bonus. Trophies will also be given to 2nd and 3rd placers. Currently ahead is player “dilbaghsingh” who won the DST event and placed 2nd at the 5 Card PLO. 

As for the Daily Leaderboard, ₹ 2 lakhs (~US$ 2,700) was paid out among the top ten players in points. 



Buy in: ₹ 11,000  (~US$ 150)
Guarantee: ₹ 2 crore (~US$ 273,400) 
Day 1A: Wednesday, January 20
Day 1B: Thursday, January 21
Day 1C: Friday, January 22
Day 1D: Sunday, January 24
Day 2: Tuesday, January 26


Date: Thursday, January 21
Buy in: ₹ 22,000 (~US$ 300)
Guarantee: ₹ 40 lakhs (~US$ 54,700)

PLO High Roller 

Date: Tuesday, January 19
Buy in: ₹ 11,000 (~US$ 150) 
Guarantee: ₹ 25 lakhs (~US$ 34,200) 

Super High Roller 

Date: Friday, January 22
Buy in: ₹ 55,000 (~US$ 745)
Guarantee: ₹ 80 lakhs (~US$ 109,400) 

Trophy bearing events 

Sunday Major x2 ₹ 5,500 (~US$ 75) buy in / ₹ 30 lakhs (~US$ 41,000) GTD
Monday Major x2 ₹ 5,500 (~US$ 75) buy in / ₹ 30 lakhs (~US$ 41,000) GTD
Tuesday Major ₹ 5,500 (~US$ 75) buy in / ₹ 25 lakhs (~US$ 34,180) GTD
Wednesday Major ₹ 5,500 (~US$ 75) buy in / ₹ 20 lakhs (~US$ 27,300) GTD