Devesh Thapar finishes 13th at the APT Vietnam Ho Chi Minh Main Event VND 6 Billion GTD Championship. Thapar ended his run on Day 3 after collecting a paycheck of INR3.4 Lakh for 13th place.
Recalling his journey at the APT event, Thapar said, “It was an amazing feeling, playing the APT for the first time in Vietnam and it was my second time here, so I was pretty confident about it. It was a long grind with eight levels every day for three days and a roller coaster ride. I was among the top 10 stacks after Day 1C, later in Day 2, I started good and finished among the top three stacks. This gave me a lot of confidence. I need to work hard on my game as I know where I was wrong. But I loved how I managed to grind for all this time and went deep again!”
This APT event was the biggest in terms of money and participation ever hosted by Vietnam. A record participation of 499 players has generated a prize pool of VND9.68 Billion with VND1.63 Billion to the first prize winner. After Day 3, there were eight players in contention for a share of the pie.
Thapar And His Run
Apart from Thapar, two other Indian players, Sumit Sapra and Ravi Priya had also entered the event, though on Day 1B. However, Sapra and Priya got busted without cashing any luck. Thapar who entered the event on Day 1C flight made through to Day 2 with a stack of 105,100. Finishing Day 2 amongst the top three chip-holders, he started Day 3 with 547,000 chips.
Thapar, in his final hand, went all-in with his queen-jack vs pocket rockets and his opponent made it clean with a set on the ace-high board. Leading the Final 8 is Tzu Chieh Lo with 2,810,000 chips.
A Few Who Missed It
Along with Thapar, few other notables who didn’t make the cut into the final table included
Nguyen Hoanh Trang (9th for 184,850,000),
Choong Kian Weng (10th for VND 157,990,000),
Nguyen Thanh Nha (11th for VND 135,030,000),
Oeyestein W.B. Nordii (12th for VND 135,030,000),
Johannes Felix Hoeld (14th for VND 115,410,000),
Nguyen Trung Hieu (16th for VND 98,640,000),
Nguyen Tien Son Putin (17th for VND 98,640,000) and
Alex Lee (18th for VND 98,640,000)
Final Table Chip Counts
- Tzu Chieh Lo – 2,810,000
- Dang Xuan Canh – 2,490,000
- Hai Chuot – 1,675,000
- Vu Duc Trung – 1,665,000
- Lien Kang Feng – 1,195,000
- Minh Le – 1,150,000
- Tran Duc Phuong – 1,145,000
- Le Duc Anh – 320,000