Following the success in the Macau Poker Cup, a score of notable Indian poker pros have set sail to the Philippines to participate in the ongoing Asia Poker League. The APL Road Series Vol. 1 Philippines is a six-day tournament series headlined by the P5,000,000 GTD Main Event.
Day 2 of the Main Event is set to play out today, with witnessed the field size grow to 276 runners shattering the P5,000,000 prize pool, taking it further to a whopping P6,693,000. The conclusion of Day 2 will whittle down the competition to its final 76 competitors.
Among the host of Indian challengers in attendance at the poker tournament, quite a few of them have made it to Day 2 including Agampal Dhupar (133,200), Jayjit Ray (57,000), Niwesh Sharma (170,100) and Rajesh Goyal (125,600).
Also, Niwesh Sharma slotted in sixth at the Warm-up Event, earning a smooth pay-day of P17,000.
Prominent poker pro Kunal Patni has been on a hot streak of late. Just last week, Patni finished second place in the WPTDeepStacks Berlin Main Event for $115,368.
The New Year is well and truly on its way with the WPTDeepStacks in Berlin, and followers of poker in India will be glad to know that notable pro Kunal Patni has made it to the final day of the Main Event.
The 28th edition of the Macau Poker Cup is presently underway, and Indian competitors have already made headway at the City of Dreams.