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Thrilling Triumphs and Record-Breaking Wins: Highlights from the APT Summer Series in Da Nang, Vietnam!

Posted on 23.07.2023 Posted Under: News

The 2023 Summer Series of the Asian Poker Tour (APT) proceeds in Vietnam this month with another exciting stop in Da Nang, following the successful APT Summer Series event in Hanoi. The Da Nang segment of the APT Summer Series commenced last Friday at the Ariyana Convention Center, located in the Furama Resort.

The Kickoff, the inaugural event in Da Nang, attracted 317 entries across two Day 1 sessions, with only 45 players making it through to Day 2. Vietnamese player Tran Huy Hoang, who was aiming for his second APT title, started the day as the chip leader. As play progressed on Day 2, Hoang consistently built his stack, keeping his lead right up to the final nine. During the final table, Chan Kien from Singapore stood out as he gradually moved up the ranks, eventually eliminating Hoang.

In the final heads-up battle, Kien held a 3-to-2 chip advantage over China’s Yongfu Dong. It was a swift contest, with Kien securing victory following a crucial turn card that upgraded him to a straight, leaving Dong with two pair. This victory marked two significant accomplishments for Kien – his maiden live tournament win and his first APT title, rewarding him with a top prize of approximately $23,000.

The APT Super High Roller attracted 22 players, consisting of 14 unique entries. It was a rapid contest, ending with Thailand’s Satanan Jungrungreangkit and Australia’s Julian-Andrew Warhurst in the final play. Despite Jungrungreangkit having a slender chip lead as Day 2 started, Warhurst managed to surpass him and claim the win, netting him a cool $42,430.

The Mystery Bounty Hunter event, with two starting flights, drew 448 players, but only 61 made it to Day 2. Notable participants included APT title holder Armon van Wijk, previous Bounty Hunter champion Kyle Bao, five-time APT winner Vamerdino Magsakay, and APT Main Event victor Hai Nam Hoang.

Over ten 30-minute levels, the field was reduced to a final table, leading to fast-paced action. The event saw Zhi Wen Deng gradually take the lead, holding almost half the chips in play. The heads-up round saw Deng slowly extend his lead over his opponent, Nguyen Thi Bao An. The final hand saw Bao An’s ace-four up against Deng’s ace-king, leading to Deng’s victory. The victory earned Deng his first-place prize of approximately $23,300, plus eight bounties he collected during the play.