The verdict is out! Anmol Srivats is the latest IPC High Roller champion! Following a three-handed ICM-based deal that saw Srivats, Raag Fernandes and Zarvan Tumboli flatten the payjumps, Fernandes was eliminated in third place. Srivats who was already assured the biggest payout among the three finalists – ₹39.37 Lakhs in all, then locked horns with Tumboli for the title. All it took was one hand for him to win the title.
It was undoubtedly Srivats day and he ran all over the final table. He hit the cards at the right spots and was not afraid to play aggressively. In fact other than a few close calls and setbacks, it was Srivats who dominated the FT!
Srivats had the advantage of a towering chip lead with 26.175 Million in chips as against Tumboli’s 5.325 Million at the start of the heads-up and he put it to full use. The final hand of the tournament saw Tumboli looking for a double-up with pocket nines but Srivats’ who held queen-three spiked two more threes on the board for trips. With the win, the Bengaluru-based player snagged his career-first title!
We will be returning for a more detailed report on the event, so stay connected! Meanwhile, Day 1A of the Main Event is currently underway and there are 162 players still remaining in the field.
Zarvan Tumboli came whiskers close to the title but eventually finished runner-up. Since there was an ICM deal in place, instead of the ₹35.21 Lakhs that was originally reserved for the second-place finisher, Tumboli pocketed ₹30.59 Lakhs. Nonetheless, it was a great run for the pro who had won his career-first title at the very felts of IPC back in 2015 when he took down the ₹10K Freezeout title.
The heads-up play was over in just one hand. On the final hand of the tournament, Anmol Srivats moved all-in from the small blind, and Tumboli called with his remaining 20 big blinds.
Tumboli was in good shape for a double up before the rundown gave Srivats three-of-a-kind treys for the win!
With the departure of Raag Fernandes, the heads-up play has been set-up between Anmol Srivats and Zarvan Tumboli. Here are their chip counts at the start of the heads-up match.
Anmol Srivats – 26,175,000
Zarvan Tumboli – 5,325,000
Raag Fernandes has just been eliminated in third place and takes home the revised payout of ₹37.73 Lakhs.
On the flop , Fernandes checked from the small blind while big blind Srivats bet 300K. Fernandes called.
Fernandes checked the turn . Srivats kept up the aggression with a bet of 2 Million. Fernandes called.
The completed the board and Fernandes checked yet again. Srivats announced all-in. Fernandes went into a deep tank so much so that Srivats asked for the clock to be called. Fernandes finally made the call.
Srivats tabled for quads dominating Fernandes’ to setup the heads-up play.
The clock was paused for the three finalists to discuss an ICM-based deal. Currently their chip counts are –
Anmol Srivats – 13,650,000
Raag Fernandes – 11,775,000
Zarvan Tumboli – 6,100,000
Based on the deal they have locked in the following payouts with only the trophy kept in play.
Anmol Srivats – ₹39,37,812
Raag Fernandes – ₹37,73,340
Zarvan Tumboli – ₹30,59,847
Harshad Barve has been eliminated in fourth place and takes home a payout of ₹12.70 Lakhs. Barve was all-in with versus Zarvan Tumboli’s . The runout saw Tumboli surge ahead, eliminating Barve.
After getting no callers on his last shove, Sahil Agarwal called small blind Anmol Srivats’ all-in call from the big blind. The battle of the blinds saw Srivats table versus Agarwal’s . The board ran and Srivats flopped two-pair to eliminate Agarwal in fifth place.
Agarwal pocketed ₹9.80 Lakhs for his deep run.
On the last hand before the break, Sahil Agarwal raised to 500K from the cutoff with . Harshad Barve who had 1.2M behind had to put in only 250K to call from the big blind and did so with .
Barve flopped an open-ended straight draw and snap moved all-in. Agarwal was sitting with 7.4M and had to put in 925K to call. Agarwal took his time before making the call.
The turn completed Barve`s straight and with the river bricking, Barve doubled up!
After losing a massive pot to Zarvan Tumboli with pocket queens, Anmol Srivats has managed to get some of those chips back with a double-up.
Srivats` were pitted against Zarvan Tumboli`s .
The board ran and Srivats got there with a rivered pair to double up.
Anmol Srivats moved all-in on the button and small blind Sahil Agarwal called. Zarvan Tumboli who was in the big blind came along with a call as well.
The dealer fanned out the on the board. Srivats was in good shape till the turn but the king on the river gave Tumboli a better two-pair for a massive triple-up.
After this hand, Tumboli has climbed up to become the second-biggest stack on the final table.
Kanishka Samant has been eliminated in sixth place. The action saw Zarvan Tumboli moving all-in for 2.2M from UTG with . The action folded to Kanishka Samant in the big blind and he called with for his last 1.4M.
The board ran and that was the end of the former IPC champion’s High Roller run. Samant collected ₹8,12,800 for his 6th place finish.
Anmol Srivats and Sahil Agarwal have been among the big stacks on the final table. They clashed over a hand where Raag Fernandes opened cutoff for 475K with . Anmol Srivats shoved from the small blind with and big blind Sahil Agarwal called with . Fernandes folded. The board of saw Srivats and Agarwal split the pot.
Vivek Rughani moved all-in for 2.1 Million from the UTG with . Raag Fernandes who held moved all-in over the top from the hijack for 4.1 Million. Rughani needed a jack to stay in contention but the board brought blanked out.
Rughani has hit the rail in seventh place for a ₹6.92 Lakhs payday.
Just one hand after Shekhar’s departure, Sahil Agarwal claimed another victim on the final table and this time it was Millionaire Legends champion Anish Patra who found his tournament life cut short in eighth place.
Agarwal who got dealt open-raised to 300K from the UTG+2 and Patra jammed 1.3 Million from the hijack with . Agarwal called. The board ran and Agarwal’s turned flush won him the pot.
Patra collected ₹6.04 Lakhs in prize money for his 8th place finish.
Anmol Srivats raised to 325K from the UTG with and Sahil Agarwal called. Akash Shekhar made it 1 Million from the cutoff. Srivats folded,Agarwal shoved and Shekhar called for his tournament life.
The board ran out , bringing a full house, of aces and fours for Agarwal.
Shekhar banks ₹5.18 Lakhs for his efforts.
Akash Shekhar’s came out on top against Harshad Barve’s on the runout , earning him a double-up.
Kanishka Samant and Raag Fernandes were all-in with Samant at risk. Samant tabled pocket sevens against Fernandes’ . With the board running , Samant scored a double up!
The final table of the 100K High Roller is being live-streamed with a 20-minute delay.
Watch the action below.
The ₹100K High Roller final table is kicking off shortly. Anmol Srivats is the player in pole position with 7,755,000 in chips, followed by the start-of-the-day chip leader Raag Fernandes (57,95,000) and Harshad Barve (38,45,000).
Final Table Chip Counts (By Seat)
|Seat 1||Raag Fernandes||57,95,000|
|Seat 2||Harshad Barve||38,45,000|
|Seat 3||Anmol Srivats||77,55,000|
|Seat 4||Sahil Agarwal||27,85,000|
|Seat 5||Anish Patra||19,60,000|
|Seat 6||Akash Shekhar||20,35,000|
|Seat 7||Kanishka Samant||17,30,000|
|Seat 8||Vivek Rughani||23,85,000|
|Seat 9||Zarvan Tumboli||32,35,000|
The nine-handed final table has been formed! More details to follow shortly.
Anmol Mehta shoved with and Goonjan Mall called with pocket queens from the big blind. Mehta hit an ace on the turn, eliminating Mall in 10th place for ₹4.46 Lakhs.
Zarvan Tumboli – 5,300,0000
Raag Fernandes – 3,400,000
Akash Shekhar – 2,300,000
Anish Patra – 1,900,000
Kanishka Samant – 1,800,000
Gaurav Sood has been eliminated in 11th place and collected ₹4.46 Lakhs for his deep run.
The action saw Zarvan Tumboli open on which Sood shoved his last seven bigs holding . Tumboli called with . The board blanked out for Sood.
Small blind Raag Fernandes opened, and big blind Zarvan Tumboli called.
Fernandes led out and Tumboli called
Fernandes checked, Tumboli bet 320K. Fernandes re-raised it to 480K on the top and Tumboli 4-bet it to 600K. Fernandes went deep into the tank. The clock was called and Fernandes ran out of time. Tumboli flashed after pulling off a stone-cold bluff!
Jai Saha has just been eliminated in 13th place. Saha earns a ₹3.76 Lakhs payout for his efforts.
Several minutes later, Vaibhav Sharma hit the rail in 12th place, collecting ₹4.46 Lakhs.
Anish Patra opened from the small blind and Anil Adiani shoved. Patra called.
Patra rivered two-pair and that was the end of Adiani’s deep run in 14th place. Adiani has taken home ₹3.76 Lakhs.
We have updated this space since the information of the player who busted in 15th place was not available. Kanav Parwal has now been confirmed as the player who took home ₹3.76 Lakhs for finishing 15th.
J.Raju open shoved for 650K and action folded to Akash Shekhar who called, tabling pocket jacks. Raju showed .
Raju was unable to complete his flush and Shekhar’s jacks eliminated him in 16th place. Raju has pocketed ₹3.12 Lakhs for his finish.
Goonjan Mall opened and Ayush Garg shoved with . Mall tank-called with . He hit two-pair on the board to eliminate Ayush in 17th place. Garg has pocketed ₹3.12 Lakhs for his efforts.
Anil Adiani shoved for 450K and Anish Patra called. Patra tabled and Adiani showed . The board ran and Adiani’s ace-high won him a double-up.
18th: Somashekhar KM – ₹3,12,700
19th: Sriharsha Doddapaneni – ₹2,29,500
20th Anuj Yadav – ₹2,29,500
Anish Patra opened to 140K and short-stacked Rajat Sharma shoved with . Anish Patra called with . The runout of saw Patra river a one-card flush, eliminating Sharma.
Sharma has pocketed ₹2.29 Lakhs for his 21st place finish.
Kanishka Samant – 2,600,000
Zarvan Tumboli – 2,600,000
Sahil Agarwal – 1,900,000
Ayush Garg – 1,840,000
Goonjan Mall – 1,500,000
Gaurav Sood – 1,190,000
Anish Patra – 1,700,000
Anil Adiani – 950,000
J. Raju – 900,000
Vivek Rughani – 900,000
Vaibhav Sharma – 750,000
Rajat Sharma – 450,000
Somashekhar KM – 200,000
Kanishka Samant shoved from the UTG holding pocket kings and action folded to Anil Adiani who rejammed with pocket nines. The board panned out and Samant doubled up.
Prem Amarnani open shoved with and action folded to Siddarth Singhvi who re-shoved with pocket kings. Next to act was the former Millionaire Legends champion, Anish Patra who woke up with aces to make the easy call. The board ran , and Patra’s aces held up, eliminating Singhvi in 23rd place and Amarnani in 24th place.
Over on another table, Apoorva Goel was eliminated in 22nd place.
All the three players have banked ₹1.88 Lakhs each.
Just as Nadeem Basha and Raag Fernandes were clashing on the feature table and Basha eventually busted, on table 30, Vaibhav Sharma also moved all-in and found a caller in Ayush Garg.
Board- and Sharma’s rivered trip kings won him a double-up.
PokerGuru Ambassador Nadeem Basha has been eliminated from the feature table at the hands of start-of-day chip leader Raag Fernandes. Basha shoved 860K from the hijack with and Fernandes called in the big blind with . The board ran eliminating Basha on the money bubble.
This leaves the remaining 24 players in the money for at least ₹1.88 Lakhs!
Several players have moved all-in during the hand-for-hand and managed to spin their stacks up.
Over on one of the tables, short-stacked Somashekhar KM won a hand to improve his stack to 500K. The next hand saw Jai Saha move all-in for a spin up. On a separate table, Sahil Agarwal has also won a pot.
From the small blind, Ayush Garg put enough chips in the middle to put big blind Vivek Rughani all-in. Rughani called.
Garg flopped a flush draw but couldn’t complete it and Rughani took down the pot.
Rajat Sharma open-shoved with pocket queens and the shortest stack in the field, Somashekhar KM, called turning over . The board brought two-pair for Somashekhar who doubled up!
Raag Fernandes – 3,100,000
Zarvan Tumboli – 1,900,000
Goonjan Mall – 1,800,000
Nadeem Basha – 985,000
Sriharsha Doddapaneni – 970,000
Gaurav Sood – 910,000
Apoorva Goel – 460,000
The money bubble usually goes back empty-handed but not at the IPC High Roller. The tournament director has just announced that the player who busts on the bubble will win a free sky diving package from Sky High India! This is reportedly the only sky diving facility in India and is a four-hour drive from New Delhi.
J.Raju limped from the cutoff and Kanav Parwal called from the button. Nathan Rao shoved and Raju re-popped. Parwal folded and both Rao and Raju tabled their cards.
Rau rivered a straight eliminating Nathan Rao in 26th place.
Siddarth Singhvi open-shoved, Ayush Garg re-raised and BPT MegaStack champion Devang Yadav shoved over the top for 1.14 Million. Garg instantly called.
Singhvi took down the main pot with his flopped tens for a triple up. Garg won the side pot and Yadav hit the rail.
Siddarth Singhvi – 1,300,000
Ayush Garg – 2,200,000
Devang Yadav – Eliminated
The tournament is now down to its final 26 players and with 24 places to earn a payout, we’re two eliminations away from the money.
The hand for hand play will begin as soon as the field loses another player.
Arsh Grover open-shoved with and next to act Anish Patra called with . The dealer fanned out the as the community cards and Patra rivered trip aces to bust Grover.
Anish Patra – 675,000
Arsh Grover – Eliminated
A little back, Sahil Mahboobani was eliminated from the feature table.
Anil Adiani open-shoved for 205K from the cutoff and Somashekhar KM called from the button. Jai Saha called from the small blind.
Both Somashekhar and Saha checked.
Both Somashekhar and Saha checked.
Both Somashekhar and Saha checked. again.
Adiani tabled and both Saha and Somashekhar mucked their cards. Adiani tripled up in the hand.
Anil Adiani – 650,000
Somashekhar KM – 800,000
Jai Saha – 1,440,000
Nathan Rao opened to 85K and Arsh Grover jammed for 595K. Rao called.
Grover paired his jack on the river to take down the pot.
Arsh Grover – 1,200,000
Nathan Rao – 525,000
Vaibhav Sharma opened to 65K and Raj Kundra shoved for 190K at the risk of his tournament life. Action folded back to Sharma who called.
The board ran out and Sharma hit a higher two-pair to eliminate Kundra.
A while back, Rahul Byrraju has also busted.
It’s the start of Level 16 and the feature table has been set. Here are the stacks of the players now seated on the feature table.
Feature Table Chip Counts
Seat 1: Nadeem Basha – 7,35,000
Seat 2: Goonjan Mall – 15,50,000
Seat 3: Zarvan Tumboli – 13,20,000
Seat 4: Apoorva Goel – 10,55,000
Seat 5: Raag Fernandes – 22,50,000
Seat 6: Sahil Mahboobani – 4,85,000
Seat 7: Sriharsha Doddapaneni – 16,35,000
Vivek Rughani – 1,000,000
Anuj Yadav – 1,345,000
Anmol Srivats – 1,570,000
Devang Yadav – 1,550,000
Vaibhav Sharma – 840,000
J Raju – 1,400,000
Arsh Grover – 550,000
Siddarth Singhvi – 330,000
Raj Kundra – 265,000
Only 32 now remain in the ₹100K High Roller and players have gone on a 10-minute break. The feature table is also being set up now and we will shortly update you with the assorted chip counts at the break, stay tuned!
Rajneesh Kumar’s were up against Anuj Yadav’s queens. Kumar clipped a nine on the flop but Yadav’s higher pair kept him ahead through the runout, and that was the end of Kumar’s run in the High Roller.
We’re minutes away from the start of Level 16 and the field has narrowed down to the last 33 players. Recent eliminations include Ankit Bajaj and Siddharth Chaturvedi.
The blinds will now go up to 15,000/30,000 with a running ante of 30,000.
Vivek Rughani opened and Rajeev Kanjani jammed . Action folded back to Rughani who called and completed a straight on the board to eliminate Kanjani.
On another table, Anujkumar Kodam has also busted.
Siddarth Singhvi open-shoved UTG for 205K with and action folded to Devang Yadav who called with . Singhvi rivered a straight to double up.
The field has whittled down fast and some of the prominent players to hit the rail are PokerStars India Team Pro Muskan Sethi and Vikram Reddy.
Seat 1: Harshad Barve – 715,000
Seat 2: Rajat Sharma – 1,200,000
Seat 3: Sahil Agarwal – 575,000
Seat 4: Rahul Byrraju – 300,000
Seat 5: Vikram Reddy – 265,000
Seat 6: Somashekhar KM – 1,100,000
Seat 7: Tarun Shah – 325,000
Seat 1: Aayush Garg – 1,300,000
Seat 2: Vivek Rughani – 1,100,000
Seat 3: Vaibhav Sharma – 470,000
Seat 4: Anuj Yadav – 790,000
Seat 5: Rajeev Kanjani – 375,000
Seat 6: Raj Kundra – 871,000
Seat 7: Anujkumar Kodam – 380,000
open-shoved from the cutoff holding and Goonjan Mall, who had Kapoor comfortably covered, came along with a call from the big blind with . Mall clipped a on the board eliminating Kapoor.
Mani Singh was down to his last eight big blinds. The player on the hijack opened to 61K holding pocket nines and Singh jammed with pocket treys. Singh was already on the brink and his opponent flopped a set to eliminate him.
The field is now down to the final 51 players.
The defending IPC High Roller champion Pranay Chawla had brought a stack of 324,000 to Day 2. Chawla was unable to spin it up and was eliminated right at the end of the day’s first level.
Some other notables who have hit the rail are Abhishek Goindi and Roshan Rodrigues.
Sahil Agarwal’s pocket sevens got him a double-up against Aditya Sushant’s .
The two top pros came up against each other again a few hands later and this time it was Agarwal`s Vs. Sushant’s . Agarwal’s hand held through the board, ending the former WSOP bracelet champion’s run in the High Roller.
Short-stacked Sanjay Kumar has been eliminated. Kumar was auto all-in from the big blind. Devang Yadav shoved with and the rest of the table folded. Kumar showed and wasn’t able to connect on the runout.
Sanjay Kumar clashed with Rajnish Kumar holding pocket nines versus the latter’s . Rajnish hit three-of-a-kind jacks on the board to double-up.
Rajnish Kumar – 570,000
Sanjay Kumar – 20,000
We’re 15 minutes into the first level of Day 2 play, and two players namely Roshan Rodrigues and Nathan Rao are yet to arrive.
Ankit Bhansali’s were up against Ankit Jajodia’s . Bhansali needed and eight on the board but the runout didn’t bring any, eliminating him.
It`s another eventful day at the IPC as the ₹100K High Roller plays down to a champion.
Most of the 58 Day 1 survivors are back in their seats are the cards are in the air!
Starting out as the chip leader is Raag Fernandes who has brought forward a stack of 1,356,000. Jai Saha (1,277,000) and Nathan Rao (994,000) are the next top stacks in the field. Defending champion Pranay Chawla also made the cut for Day 2 with a workable stack of 324,000.
The tournament logged in a record-smashing field of 210 entries, collecting ₹2.03 Crores in prize money. The top 24 finishers will min-cash for at least ₹1.88 Lakhs. And there is a mouth-watering ₹51.61 Lakhs reserved for the eventual champion and one of these 58 players will walk away with as much!
Play begins at the opening blinds of 8,000/16,000 and a running ante of 16,000. Stay tuned on PokerGuru for the end-to-end coverage of the event.
Start of Day 2 Chip Counts
|29 ||5 ||Raag Fernandes||1,356,000
|31 ||8 ||Jai Saha||1,277,000
|31 ||4 ||Nathan Rao||994,000
|29 ||6 ||Sahil Mahboobani||942,000
|24 ||6 ||Nitin Gupta||929,000
|28 ||5 ||Rahul Byrraju||915,000
|31 ||6 ||Prem Amarnani||884,000
|28 ||3 ||Rajat Sharma||864,000
|30 ||2 ||Ayush Garg||855,000
|29 ||7 ||Sriharsha Doddapaneni||814,000
|30 ||7 ||Raj Kundra||814,000
|25 ||4 ||Nadeem Basha||812,000
|27 ||2 ||Goonjan Mall||789,000
|27 ||7 ||Devang Yadav||775,000
|25 ||6 ||Anuj Yadav||760,000
|27 ||3 ||Anish Patra||754,000
|31 ||1 ||J Raju||713,000
|24 ||7 ||Arun Karthik||701,000
|30 ||3 ||Vivek Rughani||651,000
|31 ||3 ||Gaurav Sood||629,000
|24 ||3 ||Arsh Grover||625,000
|30 ||6 ||Rajeev Kanjani||601,000
|29 ||4 ||Akash Shekhar||571,000
|26 ||5 ||Pavan Jain||563,000
|24 ||4 ||Anmol Srivats||544,000
|26 ||3 ||Abhishek Goindi||542,000
|29 ||2 ||Ankit Bajaj||538,000
|26 ||6 ||Anil Adiani||516,000
|26 ||4 ||Tarun Shah||486,000
|30 ||4 ||Vaibhav Sharma||468,000
|27 ||5 ||Sanjay Kumar||464,000
|29 ||1 ||Jyoti Ranjan Nayak||440,000
|28 ||1 ||Harshad Barve||413,000
|26 ||7 ||Apoorva Goel||408,000
|24 ||2 ||Siddhanth Kapoor||375,000
|28 ||6 ||Aditya Sushant||369,000
|29 ||3 ||Zarvan Tumboli||361,000
|25 ||1 ||Kanav Parwal||361,000
|30 ||8 ||Anuj Kumar Kodam||360,000
|25 ||5 ||Vikram Donthi Reddy||354,000
|28 ||7 ||Somashekhar KM||340,000
|26 ||1 ||Kanishka Samant||337,000
|31 ||5 ||Adit Bhatia||334,000
|28 ||2 ||Roshan Rodriguez||330,000
|25 ||3 ||Ankit Jajodia||327,000
|30 ||5 ||Pranay Chawla||324,000
|30 ||1 ||Ankit Ahuja||322,000
|24 ||1 ||Rachit Parihar||298,000
|31 ||2 ||Mani Singh||277,000
|31 ||7 ||Yuvraj Singh||269,000
|25 ||2 ||Muskan Sethi||240,000
|27 ||4 ||Rajnish Kumar||231,000
|27 ||1 ||Siddarth Singhvi||230,000
|27 ||6 ||Neel Joshi||222,000
|28 ||4 ||Sahil Agarwal||210,000
|24 ||5 ||Siddharth Mundada||195,000
|26 ||2 ||Siddharth Chaturvedi||183,000
|25 ||7 ||Ankit Bhansali||183,000