The last event of the 2020 DPT Xpress February Edition attracted a field 78 runners, generating a prize pool of ₹7.49 Lakhs. Banking the lion’s share of the prize pool kitty worth ₹2.07 Lakhs was 38-year-old, Abhishek Sharma!
Sharma struck a heads-up deal with Vaibhav Saxena, who ultimately finished runner-up for ₹1.95 Lakhs.
This was Sharma’s first-ever live title and career-best live score.
A complete recap of the tournament will be posted on PokerGuru shortly.
With the heads-up deal in place, all it took were ten minutes for the tournament to wrap up. In the end, Abhishek Sharma came out on top to win the title relegating Vaibhav Saxena to a runner-up finish.
The final hand of the tournament saw Vaibhav Saxena opening to 200K and Abhishek Sharma jammed with . Saxena called and tabled .
Sharma`s jack-high kicker won him the title!
The two finalists Abhishek Sharma and Vaibhav Saxena have quickly locked in a deal. Sharma gets ₹2.07 Lakhs and Saxena ₹1.95 Lakhs. They are now playing for the trophy and the bragging rights of winning a DPT Xpress tournament!
Abhishek Sharma shoved on the button with . Natesh Sirpaul made the call from the small blind with , putting his tournament life at risk. Sirpaul had got it in good before the rundown gave Sharma trips.
Sirpaul collected ₹90K for his 3rd place finish.
With Sirpaul`s elimination, the heads-up match between Abhishek Sharma and Vaibhav Saxena is set. The heads-up play will commence after a short break.
Heads-Up Chip Counts
Abhishek Sharma – 910K
Vaibhav Saxena – 860K
Abhishek Sharma open-raised to 100K from the button. Vaibhav Saxena shoved for 410K from the big blind. Sharma called.
The board ran , doubling up Saxena who is now the chip leader.
Vaibhav Saxena – 910K
Abhishek Sharma – 550K
The non-stop eliminations continue and this time it was Abhishek Chinna who fell out after moving all-in for 165K with . Abhishek Sharma called off with .
Chinna collected ₹60K for his 4th place finish.
The turbo format if forcing eliminations left, right and center. The last player to fall was Somshekhar KM who shoved for 100K with . Vaibhav Saxena woke up with and made the easy call.
Somshekhar collected ₹48K for his 5th place finish.
In a battle between the blinds, Abhishek Sharma limped in from the small blind. Somshekhar KM shoved all-in from the big blind. Sharma called.
The board ran , getting Sharma the double up!
Abhishek Sharma – 581K
Somshekhar KM – 614K
Amit Mishra shoved from the cutoff with pocket fives and Abhishek Chinna looked him up from the big blind with ace-ten. A ten on the flop brought an end to Mishra`s tournament run in 6th place. He walked away with ₹38K in prize money.
Sam Reddy shoved UTG for 151K with . Abhishek Sharma moved all-in over the top for 152K with , getting everyone else to fold.
Board and Sharma took down the pot, eliminating Reddy.
Sam Reddy walked away with ₹33K for his 7th place finish.
Abhishek Sharma – 368K
Sam Reddy – Busted
The second elimination on the final table came just minutes after the first. The hand in question saw Nitin Moghe open-shove with and Amit Mishra moved all-in over the top with . It was a two-way showdown and the board ran , Mishra won the pot with a one-card flush, busting Moghe.
Moghe collected ₹30K for his 8th place finish.
After a long-ish break for the finalists who had to wait till the Main Event celebration got over, the action resumed and there were fireworks from the get-go.
Aman Gupta became the first player to fall on the final table. The elimination hand saw him open from the cutoff for 55K. Natesh Sirpaul shoved from the big blind for 152K. Gupta called at the risk of his tournament life.
The board bricked for Gupta, and he collected ₹25K for his 9th place finish!
Somshekhar KM, predictably, claimed the pole position with a stack of 614,000. Amit Mishra (198,000) and Aman Gupta (190,000) rounded out the top three stacks.
Final Table Chip Counts
|Seat No||Player||Chip Count|
Somshekhar KM opened to 35,000 from the button and Deenbandhu Agarwal was auto-all-in for 13,000 (taking into account the big blind ante) from the big blind.
The board blanked and Somshekhar’s ace kicker ended Agarwal’s deep run in 10th place.
Somshekhar KM – 614,000
Deenbandhu Agarwal – Busted
The nine-handed final table has now been formed and we will share the final table chip counts shortly.
What an incredible performance it has been by Dhaval Doshi, who is undoubtedly the breakout player of this series. He has final tabled three out of the four events hosted at the stop and narrowly missed final tabling the ₹10K DeepStack Turbo. Instead, he became the unfortunate tournament bubble finishing in 11th place.
Doshi shoved for 69,000 from UTG and Abhishek Sharma called from the small blind.
The board bricked for Doshi, ending his run in the event.
Abhishek Sharma – 205,000
Dhaval Doshi – Busted
Himanshu Sachdeva’s were outlasted by Somshekhar’s . The board bricked and Sachdeva walked out in 12th place.
The latest Burn N Turn champion Anish Juwarkar moved all-in with from the button and Amit Mishra called with from the big blind. The runout blanked and Mishra’s pocket rockets eliminated Juwarkar in 13th place.
Amit Mishra – 170,000
Anish Juwarkar – Busted
Varun Singh’s were bested by Vaibhav Saxena’s which bettered to a pair of tens on the board .
Aman Gupta opened from UTG and Hardik Shah shoved from the small blind. Gupta called, showing . Shah turned over . The runout missed both players and Gupta’s jack-ten high knocked Shah out in 15th place.
Aman Gupta – 205,000
Hardik Shah – Busted
Rahul Melwani open-shoved UTG with and Somshekhar KM called with from UTG+1.
Somshekhar’s queen-high kicker came into play, resulting in Melwani’s dismissal in 16th place.
Somshekhar KM – 350,000
Rahul Melwani – Busted
With the flop open , Himanshu Chhikara jammed with from UTG. Somshekhar KM called with from UTG+1. While Chhikara ws in the lead with a flopped pair of sevens, the and on the last two streets saw Somdhekhar hit a nine high straight, eliminating Chhikara in 17th place.
Somshekhar KM – 320,000
Himanshu Chhikara – Busted
Aman Gupta’s locked horns with Sam Reddy’s . The board missed both players and Reddy’s cowboys won him the double up.
Sam Reddy – 145,000
Aman Gupta – 70,000
Anish Juwarkar shoved from the button for 38,500 and Himanshu Chhikara called from the big blind.
Juwarkar flopped a flush to win the double up.
Anish Juwarkar – 82,000
Himanshu Chhikara – 56,000
Himanshu Chhikara opened from UTG and Niyut Shah shoved from UTG+1. Chhikara called, tabling (off-suit). Shah showed (off-suit). Chhikara hit a king on the turn, resulting in Shah’s elimination.
Himanshu Chhikara – 108,000
Niyut Shah – Busted
Short stacked Krishna KA open-jammed with from middle position. Hardik Shah called with from the big blind. The board bricked and Krishna was eliminated from the DeepStack Turbo.
Varun Singh shoved from the button with and Somshekhar KM called from the big blind. The rundown brought and Singh rivered a king-high straight to claim the double up.
Aditya Wadhwani opened to 8,000 from the button and short stacked Sandeep Sharma shoved for 10,00- from the small blind. Big blind Anish Juwarkar and Wadhwani called.
Juwarkar and Wadhwani checked down the turn and river .
Wadhwani won the pot and Sharma hit the rail.
Natesh Sirpaul shoved for 32,500 from the cutoff and Dhaval Doshi called from the button.
Sirpaul paired his ace on the flop, bagging the double up in the process.
Natesh Sirpaul – 73,000
Dhaval Doshi – 56,000
The payouts for the ₹10K DeepStack Turbo have been announced. The top 10 places are assured a min-cash of ₹22,100, while the champion is expected to walk away with a winner’s payday of ₹2,56,000.
Somshekhar KM – 180,500
Nitin Moghe – 171,500
Aditya Wadhwani – 120,000
Dhaval Doshi – 110,000
Rahul Melwani – 80,000
Anish Juwarkar – 66,000
Aman Gupta – 62,000
Sunil Saraf – 47,000
Dipika Agarwal – 45,500
Niyut Shah – 35,000
Sam Reddy – 32,000
Harsh Tanna – 25,000
Sandeep Sharma – 14,000
Amit Patel – 12,000
The 25-minute long dinner break has commenced. We will bring you the assorted chip counts from the break shortly.
With the board reading , Amit Patel’s was up against Nitin Moghey’s . The river was inconsequential and Moghey’s flopped two pairs secured him the double up.
Nitin Moghey – 172,000
Amit Patel – 10,500
On the flop of , Varun Singh checked from the big blind. Natesh Sirpaul shoved from middle position and Singh called.
The turn and river made no difference as Sirpaul’s aces held, giving him the double up.
Natesh Sirpaul – 51,000
Varun Singh – 10,000
With the flop open , Avinash Sharma shoved from the button. The player in small blind (SB) called, while Sunil Saraf reshoved over the top from big blind. SB folded.
Though Sharma had flopped a two pair, Saraf ha hit a flush to take the lead. The turn and river bricked for Sharma, sending him to the rail.
Sunil Saraf open-shoved for 14,700 from middle position and Rahul Melwani called from the cutoff.
Saraf turned a one card flush to scoop the double up.
Prajit Ghambir shoved from small blind with and Aman Gupta called from the big blind with .
Both players had rivered flushes, however, Gupta’s ace kicker won him the pot, bouncing Ghambir out of the DeepStack Turbo.
The late registration had, in fact, closed at the start of Level 9 and the total number of entries stand tall at 78. The total prize pool generated is ₹7,49,092. We will share the payout details shortly!
Main Event final table finishers, Dhavla Doshi (8th for ₹80,000) and Niyut Shah (6th for ₹1.10 Lakhs) have entered the DeepStack Turbo field. The player pool has logged in 75 entries and there are 44 players still in the running. Late registration is open till the end of Level 9, so the field is expected to increase further.
Sneh Thakkar shoved from UTG with and Varun Singh called with . The runout offered no help to Thakkar, eliminating him from the tournament.
Sumit Navlani’s were up against Sam Reddy’s . The runout bricked for Reddy, giving Navlani the double up.
Sumit Navlani – 35,400
Sam Reddy – 14,800
Somshekhar KM opened for 2,500 from UTG+1. JJ Grover (BTN) and Ramesh Rao Thotapalli (BB) called.
Thotapalli shoved for 11,000 and Somshekhar folded. Grover called.
Ramesh Rao Thotapalli
The last two streets bricked for Thotapalli, eliminating him from the final event of the series.
After bubbling the Main Event final table, Rahul Melwani joined the action of the DeepStack Turbo and soon enough bagged a double up.
Melwani opened to 2,200 from UTG and found four callers, which included Tamal Chatterjee, who was in the big blind.
Chatterjee checked, and Melwani fired a bet of 5,000. The other two players folded, and Chatterjee called.
Chatterjee checked again, and Melwani jammed for 16,000. Chatterjee called.
Melwani’s rivered set won him the pot.
Rahul Melwani – 52,300
Tamal Chatterjee – 8,700
Somshekhar KM – 124,000
Aditya Wadhwani -93,000
Nitin Moghe – 58,000
Avishek Chinna – 56,200
Kshitij Kucheria – 42,300
Ramesh Thotapalli – 34,000
Daniel Kazi – 34,000
Amit Patel – 30,000
Harsh Tanna – 26,500
Priya Agarwal – 25,300
Sunil Saraf – 23,000
Dipika Agarwal – 21,000
Dhaval Doshi – 20,000
Prajith Gambhir – 17,000
Akshay Gupta – 12,000
Karan Sawhney – 6,700
The first 15-minute break of the ₹10K DeepStack Turbo is underway. We will bring you the assorted chip counts from the break shortly.
Runner-up of the ₹10K Bounty, Sandeep Sharma limped from hijack and Himanshu Chhikara opened to 3,500 from small blind. Sharma shoved and Chhikara called.
Sharma rivered a set of tens on the runout, cracking Chhikara’s aces to secure a double up.
Himanshu Chhikara – 28,800
Sandeep Sharma – 25,000
Sunil Kumar PJ
Deenbandhu Agarwal opened to 1,200 from UTG. The player in cutoff (CO) called and Vikramjeet Singh shoved for 21,200 from small blind. Agarwal called and CO folded.
The board blanked for Singh, sending him to the rail.
Deenbandhu Agarwal – 45,500
Vikramjeet Singh – Busted
Himanshu Chhikara opened to 800 from UTG and Akhilendra Singh raised it to 2,500 from middle position. Priya Agarwal (HJ) and the player in the big blind (BB) called.
BB checked and Chhikara led out for 4,000. Singh called. Agarwal and BB folded.
Chhikara checked and Singh fired a bet of 7,000. Chhikara moved all-in, forcing Singh to fold his hand.
Himanshu Chhikara – 43,200
Akhilendra Singh – 12,100
Prasoon Mukherjee opened to 600 from UTG and the player next to him (UTG+1) called. Pranav Agarwal raised to 1,700 from hijack. Mukherjee called and UTG+1 folded.
Mukherjee shoved and Agarwal called.
Agarwal was in the lead with his pocket rockets and the turn and river were of no help to Mukherjee ending his run in the DeepStack Turbo.
Pranav Agarwal – 40,800
Prasoon Mukherjee – Busted
Surendra Pal Nath
An interesting hand just went down. Abhishek Chhajer opened to 600 from hijack. Dipika Agarwal (BTN) and Sunil Saraf (BB) called.
Saraf checked and Chhajer led out for 900. Agarwal folded. Saraf called.
Saraf checked again and Chhajer fired a bet of 1,200. Saraf called.
Both players checked.
The straight flush on the board led to a chopped pot between Saraf and Chhajer.
Sunil Saraf – 26,200
Abhishek Chhajer – 25,800
Aditya Wadhwani limped from UTG, and the player in UTG+1 opened to 300. The player in the middle position (MP) raised it to 2,200. Surendra Pal Nath called from the big blind before Wadhwani raised it to 7,000. UTG+1 and MP, both folded. Nath called to see the flop . Nath checked, and Wadhwani moved all-in for 10,200. Nath folded his hand.
Aditya Wadhwani – 30,200
Surendra Pal Nath – 18,100
The ₹10K DeepStack Turbo (FO) is now officially underway! The last event of the series started off almost on time. There are presently 32 runners in the field and the notable names among them include Dipika Agarwal, Tanay Hargunaney, Sunil Saraf, Prajit Ghambir, Aditya Wadhwani, Rajat Singh, Chetan Jain, Aman Gupta, Surendra Pal Nath, Ramesh Rao Thotapalli, Gaurav Gupta and Vivek Karwa. Sunil Kumar PJ, Kshitij Kucheria and Sam Reddy were among the players who were recently eliminated from the Main Event and have now joined the action of the DeepStack Turbo.
We are now on the home stretch at the 2020 DPT Xpress February Edition, and the last event of the series, the ₹10K DeepStack Turbo (FO), is expected to begin at 5 PM today.
This is the first time that the event is featuring on the schedule at the DPT Xpress, replacing the ₹10K Tag Team event that was part of the last three DPT Xpress stops.
Another fast-paced event, the DeepStack Turbo, will comprise of 15-minute blind levels, with players receiving a starting stack of 25,000.
Being a Freezeout tournament, re-entries are not allowed, and late registration will close at the start of Level 9. Like all other events at the stop, the DeepStack Turbo, too, will follow the big blind ante format!
The PokerGuru coverage team is onsite to get you updates of all the action as it unfolds, so keep your browsers locked in to follow through on our coverage!