Vinod Megalmani has won the ₹10K Kick Off title! Megalmani entered the heads-up against defending champion Siddharth Mundada with an almost 2:1 chip lead and he took it down in only a couple of hands!
On the final hand of the tournament, Megalmani limped with and Mundada instantly jammed with . Megalmani snap-called. The board ran , quashing Mundada’s title hopes since Megalmani hit one-pair on the river. Mundada went out in second place and pocketed ₹4.73 Lakhs while Megalmani won his first domestic title and ₹6.73 Lakhs in prize money.
A complete end of day report will be published shortly, so stay tuned.
The short-stacked Patrick Liang has been eliminated in 3rd place setting up the heads-up play between Vinod Megalmani and defending champion Siddharth Mundada.
The hand in question began with Megalmani opening to two bigs on which Liang who had four bigs left shoved with . Megalmani called with . The runout of saw both players hit a full house but Megalmani had a higher full house. Liang has collected ₹3.04 Lakhs for finishing third.
Heads-Up Chip Counts
Vinod Megalmani – 32,15,000
Siddharth Mundada – 105,00,000
Patrick Liang opened from the button for 300K with pocket sixes and Siddharth Mundada called it off from the big blind with ace-eight.
A six on the flop improved Mundada to a set and he collected the pot for a double up.
Liang has become very short after this blow.
Vikram Mishra was among the shorter stacks on the final table and he waited patiently as players kept busting around him. On Mishra`s final hand of the tournament, Vinod Megalmani opened the button with pocket nines. Mishra had only 100K in chips and shoved with . Mishra took the lead early on after spiking a king on the flop but the turn landed a nine, busting Mishra in fourth place.
Ankit Bhansali moved all-in for 140K with and picked up three callers in Patrick Liang, Vinod Megalmani and Siddharth Mundada.
Liang bet 125K and tabled as both Megalmani and Mundada folded.
The last two streets blanked out for Bhansali confirming his departure in 5th place for ₹1,46,800 in prize money.
Aditya Kesharwani`s dream run in the Kick Off event has come to an end. After losing that monster pot to Vinod Megalmani, Kesharwani shoved for 8 BB`s from UTG with . The defending champion Siddharth Mundada made the call from the cutoff with .
Kesharwani departs in 6th place for ₹1,21,600.
In a 3-way all-in pot, Ashwani Atrish`s pocket nines were up against Aditya Kesharwani`s pocket queens and Vinod Megalmani`s ace-king.
The ace on the board saw Megalmani winning the pot to take over a commanding chip lead. Atrish hit the rail in 7th place for ₹1,02,200. The start of the day chip leader Aditya Kesharwani has become short-stacked coming down to about 10 BB`s.
The chip leader Aditya Kesharwani opens, the short-stack on the final table Nimit Patel shoves for 130K with . The action folds to Patrick Liang who wakes up with aces and re-pops. Kesharwani folds.
Liang`s aces stay ahead on the brick board and Patel falls out in 8th place collecting ₹84,000 for his efforts.
The final eight players have gone on a 10-minute break. Kesharwani continues to lead with Megalmani and defending champion Siddharth Mundada in pursuit.
8-Handed Chip Counts
1. Aditya Kesharwani – 1,245,000
2. Vinod Megalmani – 1,070,000
3. Siddharth Mundada – 600,000
4. Ankit Bhansali – 580,000
5. Ashwani Atrish – 400,000
6. Vikram Mishra – 380,000
7. Patrick Liang – 310,000
8. Nimit Patel – 130,000
Akash Shekhar jammed 16 bigs with and found a caller in Vinod Megalmani who tabled . Both paired their ace for two-pair on the runout but Megalmani’s king kicker won him the pot, making Shekhar the first casualty on the final table. He collected ₹67,300 for his efforts.
The final table of the 10K Kick Off event is being live-streamed (with delay). Follow through on all the action in the stream below or stay tuned to our coverage for more real-time updates.
The series-opener ₹10K Kick Off event is down to the final table with the top three stacks at the start of the day all retaining that position!
Final Table Chip Counts
Aditya Kesharwani – 12,10,000
Siddharth Mundada – 7,60,000
Vinod Megalmani – 6,65,000
Ankit Bhansali – 5,80,000
AshwaniAtrish – 3,75,000
Patrick Liang – 2,95,000
Nimit Patel – 2,45,000
Vikram Mishra – 2,00,000
We’ll be getting you real-time updates from the final table, so stay tuned!
With the elimination of Aishwarya Khurana, Deepanshi Tomar has won the ‘Last Woman Standing’ contest. Tomar who was eliminated in 12th place won a poker chip set by Poker Stuff India along with a gift hamper from Spartan Poker!
After the last woman standing, Deepanshi Tomar (12th for ₹57,000) was eliminated, Avinash Dixit (11th for ₹57,000) also hit the rail.
Shortly thereafter, Aditya Kesharwani opened with and Rachit Pathak jammed with . The board panned out and Kesharwani took it down with a straight, eliminating Pathak in 10th place. He has earned ₹57,000 for his finish.
With Pathak bubbling the final table, the 9-handed final table is set!
Patrick Liang moved all-in and next to act Pratibh Saluja called.
Liang hit trips on the turn and Saluja got up to collect a 13th place payout of ₹48,400.
Siddharth Mundada bet 32K and next to act Shaswat Agarwal shoved for 164K. Mundada called.
Agarwal was ahead on the flop but the turn card saw Mundada hit one-pair, booting Agarwal out in 14th place. He takes home a ₹48,400 payout.
Ankit Bhansali shoved from the big blind and Prashant Bhutoria who was in the button and had 11 big blinds left, called for his tournament life.
The board ran and just like that, Bhansali hit quads on the river, eliminating Bhutoria in 15th place. Bhutoria takes home a ₹48,400 payout.
Aishwarya Khurana has been eliminated by Rachit Pathak in 16th place. Khurana had 70K left and jammed from UTG+1 with . Pathak who was in middle position called with . Khurana had a straight draw on the flop but the turn and the river bricked, dispatching Khurana. She earned a ₹40,300 payout for her deep run.
Manveer Singh’s were up against Ankit Bhansali’s . Singh was trailing and failed to connect to the board. He has pocketed ₹40,300 for his 17th place finish.
There’s been a couple of quick bust-outs bringing the field down to the final 17 players. Here are the details of the recent eliminations –
18th Debashis Mishra – ₹40,300
19th Ujjwal Jindal – ₹33,000
20th Dinesh Bathija – ₹33,000
We reached the table when Gaurav Sood and the start-of-day chip leader Aditya Kesharwani were on their backs.
The dealer fanned out the board, and Kesharwani’s rivered full house ended Sood’s run in 21st place.
Akash Shekhar opened and big blind Pradeep Pathak who had three bigs left called it off.
Pathak shoved and Shekhar called.
The turn and the river filled up the board, eliminating Pathak in 22nd place.
The cards are in the air on Day 2 of the India Poker Championship (IPC) ₹10K Kick Off! A total of 22 final contenders led by Aditya Kesharwani (920,000) have made it to Day 2.
Defending champion Siddharth Mundada (527,000) and Vinod Megalmani (401,000) will also be starting their day with sizeable stacks.
Play begins at the opening blinds of 6,000/12,000 with the ante of 12,000.
Start of Day 2 Chip Counts
|Table No||Seat No||Player||Chip Counts|
|31 ||5 ||Aditya Kesharwani||920,000
|31 ||2||Siddharth Mundada||527,000
|31 ||6||Vinod Megalmani||401,000
|29 ||3 ||Ankit Bhansali||305,000
|30 ||5 ||Akash Shekhar||298,000
|30 ||6 ||Rachit Pathak||286,000
|29 ||7 ||Vikram Mishra||264,000
|29 ||8 ||Ashwani Atrijh||216,000
|29 ||5 ||Shaswat Agarwal||172,000
|29 ||4||Nimit Patel||141,000
|31 ||4 ||Gaurav Sood||137,000
|31 ||1||Patrick Liang||137,000
|29 ||2||Deepanshi Tomar||135,000
|31 ||3 ||Ujjwal Jindal||126,000
|29 ||1 ||Prashant Jain Bhutoria||115,000