APT Online Series India final wrap: Vivekk Dube wins the APT Player of the Series, Aditya Kulkarni 2nd & Bhanu Prakash KC 3rd

The Asian Poker Tour 2021 season opener – APT Online Series India – is a wrap! The festival ran from January 15th to January 26th at PokerBaazi.com. 48 players came out victorious with Rajat “happyfish” Mahajan crowned the first ever series Main Event champion. We are thrilled to announce that the event paid out a grand prize pool of ₹  8,57,80,000 (~US$ 1,175,686) with 22,175 total entries , and 2,617 players paid out. Satellites not included. Thank you to all that participated! 

The series concluded with the APT Player of the Series title won by Vivekk “Vivek25” Dube. We have his series portfolio down below along with all the featured event and trophy winners. Congratulations to everyone! 

Champions: Featured and Trophy 

Main Event: Rajat “happyfish” Mahajan – ₹ 34.06 lakhs (~US$ 46,680)
Championships Event – Manish “thekid” Lakhotia – ₹ 12.15 lakhs (~US$ 16,600)
Mini Main Event: Devvrat “intelinvest” Himatsingka  – ₹ 8.49L (~US$ 11,600) 
Event #1: Kickoff – Ashish “Notoriouskonvict” Nailwal – ₹ 2.35 lakhs (~US$ 3,200)
Event #13: Sunday Major: “weedist” – ₹ 6.44 lakhs (~US$ 8,800)
Event #18: Monday Major: “ss23” – ₹ 5.83 lakhs (~US$ 7,970) 
Event #24: PLO High Roller: Karan “bozo” Kapur  – ₹ 5.88 lakhs (~US$ 8,040)
Event #28: Wednesday Major: Jayjit “england” Ray – ₹ 5.14 lakhs (~US$ 7,026)
Event #38: Super High Roller: Abhinav “griezmann” Iyer – ₹ 20.73 lakhs (~US$ 28,840)
Event #43: Sunday Major – Niharika “nutcracker33” Bindra – ₹ 6.54 lakhs (~US$ 8,960)
Event #48: Monday Major – M Keerthi “pokerkid08” Kumar – ₹ 3.89 lakhs (~US$ 5,330)
Event #53: Tuesday Major – Prashanth “Iveyleague” Sekar – ₹ 5.29 lakhs (~US$ 7,250)

Most wins: “dilbaghsingh”  – 3 wins – DST 5 Lac, 5 Max Hyper, PLO 2 Lac

APT Player of the Series 

The APT Player of the Series race came down to the wire and in the end it was Vivekk “Vivek25” Dube racking up 1,147 points on the final day to surge past Aditya “adit11” Kulkarni for the title. Congratulations to the winner! 25 players earned a piece of the ₹ 28 lakhs (real cash bonus) pot with the top three claiming additional prizes. 

1st place: Vivekk “Vivek25” Dube – 7,259 points

With 7,259 points accrued, Vivekk “Vivek25” Dube  claimed the tour’s most distinguished APT Player of the Series title. Throughout the series, Dube was seen at a whopping 9 final tables with a victory at the 5 PLO on opening day.

Entering the final day, Dube was ranked 2nd with only 180 points separating him and race leader Aditya “adit11” Kulkarni. With a 16th place finish at the Main Event and final table berths at both Turbo events, he overtook to collect the motherlode of prizes: APT Player of the Series Trophy, APT Player of the Series Ring, a luxury watch, and ₹ 5.5 lakhs in real cash bonus.  Here’s a look at some of his deepest achievements: 

Main Event: 16th place
Mini Main Event: 64th place

Event #4: 5 PLO – 1st place
Event #16: 6 Max Turbo – 8th place
Event #19: Monster Stack – 9th place
Event #20:KO 4 LAC – 5th place
Event #21: DST 4 LAC – 2nd place
Event #25: 6 Max Hyper – 3rd place 
Event #35: PKO 5 LAC – 8th place
Event #36: PLO 2 LAC – 5th place
Event #43: Sunday Major – 6th place
Event #48: Monday Major – 14th place
Event #51: Turbo 5 LAC – 5th place
Event #54: Turbo 10 LAC – 3rd place 

2nd place Aditya “adit11” Kulkarni – 6,693 points

Aditya “adit11” Kulkarni closed the series with 6,693 points to earn the 2nd place APT Player of the Series Trophy and ₹ 4.25 lakhs in real cash bonus. Kulkarni won two events, reaching 7 final tables. Here’s a look at some of his deepest achievements: 

Main Event: 80th place
Event #5: 4 Max Hyper – 1st place
Event #18: Monday Major – 9th place
Event #26: 2LAC – 5th place
Event #31: DST – 4th place
Event #38: Super High Roller – 2nd place
Event #36: PLO 2 LAC – 6th place
Event #42: 6 Max Monster Stack – 2nd place
Event #49: Monster Stack – 1st place 

3rd place: Bhanu Prakash “Chennaino1” KC – 6,544 points

Rounding out the top three players was Bhanu Prakash “Chennaino1” KC with 6,544 points. Prakash also earned an APT Player of the Series Trophy for 3rd place and ₹ 345,400 in real cash bonus. Here’s a look at some of his deepest achievements: 

Mini Main Event: 88th place
Event #19: Monster Stack – 1st place
Event #24: PLO High Roller – 5th place
Event #32: 7th place 
Event #47: Turbo 5 LAC –  8th place 

Final results – 25 players 

The Asian Poker Tour‘s next stop is APT Taichung 2021 on February 19, 20,21, & 26 at the Chinese Texas Hold’em Poker Association (CTP Club) in Taichung, Taiwan. Three events are scheduled – Mini Main Event, Main Event, and a Special Event. The tour sticks around Taiwan for a connecting festival, APT Taiwan 2021 running from February 27 to March 8 at the  CTP Club in Taipei. It is a full blown lineup of games. Make sure to check the schedule.

APT Taiwan 2021 schedule