The PokerStars Festival Manila Main Event drew 332 players from 29 countries with the locals dominating the player pool. Following behind were Singapore and Korea, which brought 34 unique players each. 25 players of poker in India made roughly 7% of the total field.
The event saw overall 594 entries over three starting flights to generate a prize pool of ₱28,809,000, comfortably breaking the ₱20,000,000 guarantee.
Indian players have so far claimed six titles at the festival, with Singapore based Indian Dhanesh Chainani grabbing two, Sam Polishetty claiming the PHP5,600 Limit Hold'em Knockout, Viren Kapur clinching the PHP16,500 PokerStars Open, Siddarth Singhvi bagging the PHP16,500 Bubble Rush event, and finally World Series of Poker bracelet-winner Aditya Sushant blinking the PHP22,000 Open Face Chinese Pineapple event to earn PHP227,200. Also, Sushant now possesses a Spadie to go with his WSOP bracelet.
Chip Counts of Indians Going Into Day 2
1. Dhanesh Chainani - 235,200
2. Uday Bansal - 148,300
3. Siddarth Singhvi - 135,800
4. Vikram Palanisamy - 79,600
5. Abhineet Jain - 75,200
6. Vikram Verma - 61,900
7. Romit Advani - 38,100
8. Rajeev Kanjani - 11,600
9. Kunal Patni - 10,300
A feat that has surely made followers of poker in India proud, Varun Gupta has triumphed in the APT Finale Macau Main Event, seeing him earn a smooth HK$300,400 for his top spot finish.
Action at the APT Finale Macau Championships 2017 is currently underway, and enthusiast of poker in India are performing exquisitely at the tournament.
The Asian Poker Tour has been in full swing at the Macau Billionaire Poker Room in the Babylon Casino, and the event has seen enthusiasts of poker in India take part.