The Asian Poker Tour’s (APT) Vietnam stop concluded on the weekend. Indian starrer, Akshay Nasa took home a second-place win against Korea’s Soo Jo Kim in VND 65M High Rollers for INR 10.76 Lakhs. Frenchman Vincent Chauve, on the other hand, won the Player of the Series title, POS ring, an exclusive watch and $800.
The APT Vietnam Edition concluded on Sunday. On the sidelines of the Championships Event that crowned a champion in France’s Vincent Chauve, five more players walked away with APT trophies.
One of the most well-represented countries at the tournament was India. Akshay Nasa, the star Indian performer was also present at the festival. Nasa is a seasoned pro with already two tournament titles in Vietnam added under his belt, added title number three to his resume when he came back from a severe chip deficit to win the Main Event title last week. He finished runner-up in the penultimate High Roller event of the series. He lost the title to Soo Jo Kim, although he still had the runner-up win of VND 347,600,000 adding up to his bankroll.
Nasa’s impressive run at the tournament was overshadowed by one of only two players Vincent Chauve. The French player was denied the Main Event title by Nasa. However, he still took down the second featured event at the stop – the VND 6 Billion GTD Championships Event, in which India’s Dhaval Mudgal finished in third place. With a top-two finish in the two most prominent tournaments at the series, Chauve won the Player of the Series title garnering 1,066 points. He went on to win the APT player of the Series title along with the APT POS ring, an exclusive watch and $800.
Korea’s Jeonggyu Cho finished in second place in the POS race, followed by India’s Akshay Nasa and Dhaval Mudgal in 3rd and 4th place respectively. Also snagging side event titles were local talent`s Huynh Tan Dung (Deep Stack Turbo for VND 98,190,000) & Trinh Cuong (Monster Stack 2 for VND 289,320,000), Filipino pro David Erquiaga (Deep Stack Turbo for VND 68,650,000), Hong Kong’s Kwok Chun Yip (Deep Stack Hyper Turbo for VND 60,090,000) and Vincent Li (High Rollers for VND 47,420,000).