Two more titlists feted as APT Vietnam Ho Chi Minh 2022 draws to a close

HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam – the last trophies were finally handed out as Event #17 the last 2-Day High-Rollers and Event #20 (the last Single-Day High-Rollers) finally ends perhaps the most successful staging of the Asian Poker Tour in Vietnam, hosted by the Saigon Poker Club here.

Vu Van Lich (Mr. Vu Gia to everyone here) finally claimed that elusive title as he came so close several times in these proceedings, especially during the Main Event where he finished at fifth place. He Defeated Dung Anh Dung in an all Vietnamese finale, with the final hand seeing both players in an All-In Pre-Flop (AIPF) situation with Vu showing AQd and Dung having JsTc.

The flop was Kd9d3s with Vu looking good with the Nut Flush draw and still ahead with Ace high while Dung needed to hit any of his two live cards or a Q to nail the Straight. The turn had 9s and the river a 5c awarding the title to Vu plus the VND973,580,000.00 (US$41,864.00) while Dung settled for the VND649,070,000.00 (US$27,910.00) runner-up purse. Malaysia’s Jason Lau was third in Event #17.

The last tussle finished about an hour after as the  last Single-Day High-Rollers (Event #20) came down to two very patient and very calculating combatants with Vietnam’s Nguyen Thien Minh calling the shove of Japan’s Keita Minawi with Jc3d sensing he was ahead. He was right. Minawi tabled 8s5c. The board hit no one and Nguyen captured one of the biggest tournament wins of his life with Jack high. The victory also got him a payday of VND572,230,000.00 (US$24,606.00). Minami, on the other hand, got VND381,480,000.00 (US$16,404.00).Do Quang Thai, also of Vietnam. Finished third.

This officially closes the events of the APT Vietnam Hop Chi Minh 2022. 

The countdown has begun for the APT’s next undertaking: APT Manila this coming September!