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WPT Prime Cambodia: Ashish Munot wins SuperStack, leads Player of the Festival race

 

Indian pro Ashish Munot is having a spectacular 2022 season. It has only been five months since he returned to the live scene and already has picked up his eighth cash. At WPT Prime Cambodia, Munot closed out the NagaWorld SuperStack 50K for his second side event title this year. Just ten days prior, he won the the APPT Manila ₱ 100K buy in No Limit Hold’em 6-Handed. The latest win awarded him his career fourth live event trophy and padded up his total live earnings an extra US$ 12,877.

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Ashish Munot

A highly recognized and admired poker player from India, Munot’s major breakthrough arrived in 2019 when he won the WPT India Main Event for his biggest takedown and payout of ~US$ 89,570. After borders re-opened, he hit the ground running in pursuit of a second WPT major title. In May this year, Munot nearly achieved it. He came from behind at the inaugural WPT Prime Main Event in Hanoi, Vietnam, falling just one spot short to fellow countryman Zarvan Tumboli. Despite the loss, it did award him another large payout of ~US$ 87,230.

After a two month wait, Munot is back on WPT turf once again and will get another chance at the coveted title. He is in prime form having taken down the NagaWorld SuperStack 50k.

Event recap

The two-day NagaWorld SuperStack 50k was a hot item on the opening day menu. It drew an impressive crowd of 183 entries for a prize pool of US$ 49,703. At Day 1, Munot was sweating it on the bubble round when a big stack pushed on a board 9hQcKdAs8h. After tanking, Munot risked it and doubled up with a higher two pair Ac9d over Qs9s. He closed the day ranked fourth in chips while fellow Indian player Akshay Kapoor led the pack. On a side note, according to fellow pro Kunal Patni, instead of Munot resting up for the next day, he played an online High Rollers event and finished 5th. Clearly rest wasn’t wasn’t an issue because on Day 2, Munot took charge. He denied several players and entered the final table with a commanding advantage.

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Nagaworld Superstack 50K Final Table

Further displaying his prowess, Munot proceeded to eliminate Eric Wasylenko (8th) with AsJd rivering the ace to dust 7s7h. He then cleaned out short stacked Tatsuhiko Terai (7th). After Kapoor crushed Anmol Mehta with a royal flush, Munot sent him packing in 4th place. At three-handed, Trent Fechter patiently waited for his time to shine. The moment arrived on a double up through Munot with trips Queens over mid-pair. Fechter went on to eliminate Sam Adams in 3rd place to face Munot for the title.

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In the final showdown, it only took three hands to end the fight. Munot check-jammed on a board Qd10s3h7s, Fechter risked it with Kh10h, Munot had Qs2d for top pair. The river 4h sealed the victory. Munot became the proud owner of the first ever WPT Prime Cambodia trophy.

Date: August 11 to 12
Buy in: US$ 300
Entries: 183
Prize pool: US$ 49,703
ITM: 23 places

Payouts

1st Ashish Munot India US$ 12,877
2nd Trent Fechter USA US$ 8,636
3rd Sam Adams Australia US$ 5,095
4th Akshay Kapoor India US$ 3,099
5th Anmol Mehta India US$ 2,393
6th Jun Hoe Phua Singapore US$ 1,983
7th Tatsuhiko Terai Japan US$ 1,690
8th Eric Wasylenko Canada US$ 1,486
9th Rungrot Nuannoi Thailand US$ 1,288
10th Wenlong Yuan China US$ 1,093
11th Taragon Suksomlert Thailand US$ 1,093
12th Thanakrit Lachaima Thailand US$ 1,093
13th Marcelo Bregoli Italy US$ 920
14th Tim Seng US$ 920
15th Rishab Malik India US$ 920
16th Jongha Kim Korea US$ 770
17th Sam Sok US$ 770
18th Hyeokki Lee Korea US$ 770
19th Daniel Hinh Australia US$ 621
20th Kevin Tang US$ 621
21st Ben Abrahams Thailand US$ 621
22nd Wei Peng Johnson Tan Singapore US$ 472
23rd Changwoo Hon Korea US$ 472

WPT Player of the Festival

With the completion of the first event, the WPT Player of the Festival race is on. The top 9 players of the NagaWorld SuperStack each earned points. Munot leads the chase with 300 points.  At the end of the festival, the player with the most points accrued will win a WPT Passport worth US$ 5,000 to any Main Tour of choice this year.

Current leaderboard

1st Ashish Munot India 300 points
2nd Trent Fechter USA 225 points
3rd Sam Adams Australia 175 points
4th Akshay Kapoor India 150 points
5th Anmol Mehta India 125 points
6th Jun Hoe Phua Singapore 100 points
7th Tatsuhiko Terai Japan 75 points
8th Eric Wasylenko Canada 60 points
9th Rungrot Nuannoi Thailand 50 points

Stay tuned to Somuchpoker for updates on the ongoing WPT Prime Cambodia

WPT Prime Cambodia schedule
WPT Prime Cambodia structures
A Quick Guide to WPT Prime Cambodia
Road to WPT Prime Cambodia
Experience WPT Prime Cambodia
WPT Prime Cambodia – Shuffle up and Deal
WPT Prime Cambodia – Day 1 recap

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Triccia David

Triccia David has long experience as a recreational poker player and has been covering poker events since 2010 for numerous outfits. She spent a year working part time with Poker Portal Asia and later became the editor and writer for all event coverage of the Philippine Poker Tour (PPT). Under the PPT, she overlooked content for their website, and produced live updates on all their events. In addition, she served as the live blogger for several other major events in the Philippines. Currently, she is in charge of events reporting for Somuchpoker.

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