APT Kick Off Vietnam 2020 Main Event

Tetsuya Tsuchikawa in two hands

Level: 14 Blinds: 1000-2000 Ante: 2000

Catching action on table 4, we saw Tetsuya Tsuchikawa engage two pots. The first saw him on the small blind with a raised 10.5k out front, mid-position player Tautvydas Jnikas was all in (75.5k). It is possible Tautvydas limp-jammed. Tsuchikawa tank-folded.

Next hand, players folded around to the button Tsuchikawa, he raised to 4500. Sb Sumit Sapra three-bet to 16k, Tsuchikawa shoved (84.9k), Sapra folded.

Michitaka Sekine snaps with aces

Level: 14 Blinds: 1000-2000 Ante: 2000

Table 10 players were stunned when mp player Li Qi raised to a massive 37k after one player limped in. Action moved three spots over to Michitaka Sekine who snap-shoved (with less behind). This brought on another rise among the players. With no callers joining in, the cards were turned up.

Li Qi A K
Sekine A A

When the board dragged out J 8 4 7 10, Sekine doubled up to 80k. Seat 1 player James Leong was visibly in disbelief saying he had pocket nines for a straight.

Linh Tran avoids the rail

Level: 14 Blinds: 1000-2000 Ante: 2000

APT decorated champion Linh Tran was packing up when he saw his 8-8 dominated by Lok Ching Li’s 9-9. However, he was given a second chance when an 8 graced the turn for a winning set.

Twenty minutes later, Tran shipped another pot while simultaneously railing Bellini Jean Marc. The shoves were on a flop Q 8 9. This tim Tran was ahead with K Q top pair, Bellini with 7 6 draw. The turn J and river 6 completed the board.Tran now at a healthy 132k.

Ray Chiu doubles up through Rayhaan Adam

Level: 13 Blinds: 800-1600 Ante: 1600

On a board showing A 10 6 J, Ray Chiu check-jammed. Current chip leader Rayhaan Adam bet 18k then called the shove. Chiu K Q straight, Adam A 9. The river was K. Chiu up to 80k, Adam dipped to 270k.

Lucky seven for Zhou Yueyang

Level: 13 Blinds: 800-1600 Ante: 1600

We almost lost the tour defending champion Zhou Yueyang. He was all in with 7 7 and was called by a player with 8 8. A seven came on the window and the set held for the win and a double up to 52k.

Dhaval Mudgal scores a big pot against Munsaf

Level: 13 Blinds: 800-1600 Ante: 1600

Always plenty of action at table 7. This one saw a big pot awarded to Dhaval Mudgal. It opened with cutoff Rayhaan Adam raising to 4500, called button Meherzad Munsaf, then sb Mudgal three-bet to 19k, only Munsaf called.

Both players checked the flop 10 3 10. At the 3 turn, Mudgal slid out 18k, Munsaf tank-called. On the river 5, Mudgal bet 42k, and again Munsaf tank-called. Mudgal showed A 10 trips. Munsaf mucked and was down to 75k. Mudgal grew to 210k.

Huynh Duc Tai busts Tomassi

Level: 13 Blinds: 800-1600 Ante: 1600

Short stacked Luc Tomassi had it all in with A Q but was denied the blinds and antes by big blind Huynh Duc Tai who defended with 5 7. The board spread out 3 K 5 4 K for a pair to Huynh.

Yuwen Pan at 230k

Level: 13 Blinds: 800-1600 Ante: 1600

On the rise at table 2 is Yuwen Pan who now has 230k. The past levels we have noticed him rising but couldn’t catch a hand. We got lucky on this walkabout. An mp player raised to 3500, called by two players. Action landed on Pan on the small blind. He three-bet to 17.8k, no callers.

Sumit Sapra takes seizes another good pot

Level: 13 Blinds: 800-1600 Ante: 1600

Sumit Sapra is well over 200k after winning this pot against Edgar Antezana. We caught it on a turn board A 4 3 J. Mp Antezana checked, Sapra bet 35k, Antezana tank-folded.