Indian player Zarvan Tumboli came out victorious in the Opening Event of the Asian Poker Tour for HK$ 74,300. Tumboli survived 139 entries on his road to victory. He reached Day 2 starting from Flight B.
Tumboli had missed his original flight from Dubai yet he somehow made it to Hong Kong just in the nick of time to reach Flight B of the opening event which had already begun.
Regarding his experience at APT Macau, Tumboli said, “The last time when I made my appearance in Macau, I final tabled 3 times but missed out on that trophy. This time I made sure I get my hands right on it. Some key hands I won were pocket eights vs pocket sixes and also Ace-King vs Ace-Jack. I would like to thank my parents and my partner for supporting me in and out.”
Tumboli is also upbeat for the HeadHunter, Main Event. He stated that he is likely to extend his visit and will participate in the ACOP after the APT Macau series. With so many Indians making headlines in poker tournaments abroad, it should spur enthusiasts who play poker online to try their hand at the live version of the game of poker.
The APT Macau 2017 had a gradual start for its opening day with just 49 players signed up for the first flight of the Opening Event HK$ 300K GTD. However, towards the end of the second flight’s late registration, 90 players were slotted to the tally raising the total numbers to 139 entries. This resulted in a small overlay to ensure the prize pool.
The opening heat began with a majority of players fairly new to the APT Series. Towards the end of the day, recognizable faces arrived to the felt like Aso Seitaro, Tetsuya Tsuchikawa and Alex Lee, all of whom finished the day with chips to bag. Japanese player Ryota Hisayama claimed the role of chip leader with a huge stack of 135,600 ahead of Hong Kong’s Sam Pak Shing Wu with 118,200. There were 12 players who outlasted this flight.
The final flight witnessed double the number of survivors with 24 left at the end of regulation play. Hong Kong’s Kwok Luen Hei sat atop the list with 131,500 in chips.
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