APT Summer Series Hanoi, Vietnam 2023



#41: APT High Roller - 8 Max - VND 4,000,000,000 GTD - Day 1




Ngoc Dai Nguyen

VND 2.7B

APT High Roller - 8 Max: Russia's Fedor Dedelov Leads Final 46 Players

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APT High Roller Day 1 chip leader Fedor Dedelov 2.jpg Fedor Dedelov

After a total of 166 (104 unique) entries bumped the prize pool up to VND 11,593.440.00 (~USD 114,797), the remaining 46 players set their sights on going In The Money (ITM) as Day 1 of the Asian Poker Tour (APT) High Roller - 8 Max concludes at the Grand Loyal Poker Club here in Hanoi, Vietnam.

Fedor Dedelov of Russia sits atop the leaderboard heading into the final day of competition wherein the champion receives VND 2,695,460,000 (~USD 114,797).

Dedelov is looking for his first APT cash but has won five titles and has total tournament earnings amounting to USD 162,887. A native of Russia's Kemerovo region, Dedelov brings 1,324,000 in chips into Day 2--more than doubling his closest pursuer.

Phan Minh Duc of Vietnam is a distant second with 671,000 while France's Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier is a close third with 666,000.

Some notable names that also advanced include a pair of WSOP Bracelet winners in India's Abhinav Iyer and Alex Lindop of the UK as well as Superstar Challenge champion Alan Pham, Korean poker legend Gab Yong Kim and renowned Indian lady pro Kanchan "Chandicoke" Sharma.

Here are the top ten heading into Day 2:

Pos.First NameLast NameCountryChips
2Phan MinhDucVietnam671,000
4Nguyen HuuDungVietnam637,000
6Ngo KhoaAnhVietnam618,000
7Sean Chung HoweTanSingapore600,000
8Trung QuanNguyenVietnam551,000
9Nguyen Thi BaoAnVietnam551,000

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Level 15: Blinds 4000-8000, 8000 ante

APT High Roller - 8 Max - Day 1 Concludes!

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46 players will be back later (June 4) at 12:15 PM for Day 2 of the competition.

23 places will be paid and a champion will be crowned.

The wrap is coming up shortly.

Level 15: Blinds 4000-8000, 8000 ante

Seven hands To Go

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The tournament clock has been paused and the remaining 46 players will play only seven more hands before officially closing Day 1.

The latest casualties in Level 15 are:

Koichi Aki (JPN), Aditya Agarwal (IND), Zheng Ruifeng (CHN) and Sebastian Mueller (GER/THA).

Level 15: Blinds 4000-8000, 8000 ante

Last Level!

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The survivors of this final level will return tomorrow at 12:15PM for the finale.

As of now, there 50 players remaining.

Level 14: Blinds 3000-6000, 6000 ante

Sua with a Double Up Magic Trick against Tumboli

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Zarvan Tomboli 4.jpg Zarvan Tumboli

With a stack that was fast evaporating, Malaysia's Sua Shung Er went over the top of the raise from Zarvan Tumboli of India. Tumboli showed 7♥ 7♣ while Sua had Q♠ 7♠.

Then magic happened for Sua as the window card immediately showed the Q♦ followed by the T♦ and 2♣.

The turn was the J♦ and the river was the 4♥ as Sua, who is now a resident of Tainan, Taiwan, still finds a way to stick around.

Level 14: Blinds 3000-6000, 6000 ante

Li Gets Outflopped and Crippled by Nguyen

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Ngoc Dai Nguyen.jpg Ngoc Dai Nguyen

All in preflop action once again had Ngoc Dai Nguyen of Vietnam fighting for his tournament life against Hong Kong's Vincent Li.

When the cards were flipped over, Nguyen was devasted to see that his A♣ Q♥ was dominated by Li's A♥ K♣.

But the Vietnamese player rejoiced when the flop came A♠ Q♠ 5♠. The turn was the 6♦ and the river sealed the Hong Kong national's fate as the T♥ showed up.

Li went down to 12,000 in chips and eventually got busted out.

Level 14: Blinds 3000-6000, 6000 ante

Gardner Doubles Thru via Mueller

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Grant Gardner 2.jpg Grant Gardner

Grant Gardner (originally from the UK but now residing in Thailand) raised and was greeted by a 3-bet shove from Sebastian Mueller (Originally from Germany but now residing in Thailand). Gardner made the quick call.

Mueller showed K♥ 8♥ while Gardner turned over A♦ K♠.

The board ran J♠ 7♠ 3♦ 4♥ 9♣ as The Englishman doubled up and left the German with barely 200,000 in chips.

Level 13: Blinds 2000-5000, 5000 ante

Teoh Doubles Up Against Munot

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William Teoh.jpg William Teoh

Malaysia's William Teoh was able to see the flop against Ashish Munot of India as it went: J♣ 8♣ T♠. Teoh shoved and Munot called.

Teoh flipped over K♣ Q♣ for an open-ended straight draw while the Indian tabled K♥ T♥ for mid pair.

The turn gave the Malaysian one of his outs: the 9♣. The river was the A♠.

Munot is down to around 250,000 in chips.

Level 13: Blinds 2000-5000, 5000 ante

Perry Wins Flip, Nguyen Trung Ha Out

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John Perry 2-2.jpg John Perry

Trung Ha Nguyen of Vietnam and Australia's John Perry were involved in a virtual race as Nguyen tabled A♠ K♥ against Perry's T♣ T♠.

The window card immediately showed the K♣ but it was followed by T♥ and the 7♣.

Nguyen was drawing dead on the turn when the 3♦ came out followed by the 8♥.

Nguyen is ousted from the tournament.

Level 13: Blinds 2000-5000, 5000 ante

Shingae Shoves, Called by Duc's Aces

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Badly needing a double up, Japan's Daiki Shingae shove 5♦ 5♥ from early position only to be called in the Big Blind by Phan Minh Duc with A♦ A♥.

The board ran: 8♣ 4♠ 7♣ K♠ Q♥ and Shingae has been officially eliminated.