While the World Series of Poker has the majority of the poker minds grinding in Vegas, the eastern hemisphere kicked off another exciting poker series attracting millions with brag-worthy poker skills.
We are talking about the coveted poker league of Asia named aptly as the Asia Championship of Poker (ACOP) Platinum Series 19 hosted at the PokerStars Live Macau Poker room.
Soon after the conclusion of the APT Macau 2017 series concluded on June 23rd this series begun. It is expected to run until the 2nd of July. It features a 10-day lineup of 15 Official Asian Player of the Year events along with the main event of HKD 5,500 for a GTD of HKD 500,000. Also these top 10 players from each of the platinum series will get a seat to the ACOP Platinum series playoffs to be hosted online on PokerStars on 24th September, 2017 that will be awarding many HKD 100,000 ACOP Main Event Seats.
Four winners have already been crowned at the series, and team India is making it big here as well with several deep runs and one title!
The first Indian to score at this series was Manoj Pentakota the APT Macau 2017 Head Hunter champion. He finished sixth in the opening event for HKD 9,400 which is approximately INR 77,500.
However, Zarvan Tuboli seems to be the new Indian poker star who recently added another title just a few days after shipping his APT Macau 2017 opening event. The man seems to be on a poker heater as he topped the Event 4 of USD 3000 NLF title for HKD 50,554 which is roughly 4.17 Lakhs in INR.
He also made the final table finish prior to this win at the Event 2 of HKD 4,000 MegaStack where he missed the title by a sliver. He did finish at a respectable third position for a handsome amount of HKD 56,600 (i.e. 4.67 Lakhs)
Another Indian challenger Ronak Jatin Vyas also added to Team India’s scorecard and finished fourth in event 3 HK$ 2,000 Bubble Rush for HK$ 6600 i.e. INR 54,000.
The $3000 NLH Event 4 had a total of 66 runners with the total prize pool of USD 172,854. The man outlasted all of them was none other than our APT Macau 2017 opening event champion Zarvan Tumboli. He defeated Yiu Heung from Hong Kong in the heads-up battle to secure his second title this poker season banking an amount of HKD 50,554 for his first place finish, which is INR 4.17 Lakhs.
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