₹10K Kick Off

Vinod Megalmani Wins the ₹10K Kick Off!

• Level 27: 50,000 -100,0000,100,000 Ante

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.

Vinod Megalmani wins the IPC 10K Kick Off
Vinod Megalmani wins the IPC 10K Kick Off

 

A complete end of day report will be published shortly, so stay tuned.

Patrick Liang Eliminated in 3rd Place

• Level 26: 40000 -80000,80000 Ante

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.

Patrick Liang
Patrick Liang

 

Heads-Up Chip Counts

Vinod Megalmani – 32,15,000

Siddharth Mundada – 105,00,000

Siddharth Mundada Doubles Up Thru Patrick Liang

• Level 26: 40000 -80000,80000 Ante

Patrick Liang opened from the button for 300K with pocket sixes and Siddharth Mundada called it off from the big blind with ace-eight.

Board –

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 Eliminated in 4th Place

• Level 25: 30000 -60000,60000 Ante

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.

Vikram Mishra
Vikram Mishra

Ankit Bhansali Eliminated in 5th Place

• Level 25: 30000 -60000,60000 Ante

Ankit Bhansali moved all-in for 140K with and picked up three callers in Patrick Liang, Vinod Megalmani and Siddharth Mundada.

Flop

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.

The Start of Day Chip Leader Aditya Kesharwani Out 6th

• Level 25: 30000 -60000,60000 Ante

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 .

Board

Kesharwani departs in 6th place for ₹1,21,600.

Aditya Kesharwani
Aditya Kesharwani

Ashwani Atrish Eliminated in 7th Place

• Level 24: 20000 -40000,40000 Ante

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.

Ashwani Atrish
Ashwani Atrish

Nimit Patel Eliminated in 8th Place

• Level 24: 20000 -4000,40000 Ante

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.

Nimit Patel
Nimit Patel

8-Handed Chip Counts at the 1st Break

• Level 22: 15,000 -25,000,25,000 Ante

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 Eliminated in 9th Place

• Level 22: 15,000 -25,000,25,000 Ante

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.

Akash Shekhar
Akash Shekhar

The FT Live Stream is Up!

• Level 20: 8000 -16000,16000 Ante

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.

Final Table Set

• Level 20: 8000 -16000,16000 Ante

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!

Deepanshi Tomar is the Last Woman Standing

• Level 20: 8,000 -16,000,16,000 Ante

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!

Deepanshi Tomar is the Last Woman Standing at the 10K Kick Off
Deepanshi Tomar is the Last Woman Standing at the 10K Kick Off

Rachit Pathak Bubbles the Final Table

• Level 20: 8,000 -16,000,16,000 Ante

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.

Rachit Pathak
Rachit Pathak

With Pathak bubbling the final table, the 9-handed final table is set!

Pratibh Saluja Busts in 13th Place

• Level 20: 8,000 -16,000,16,000 Ante

Patrick Liang moved all-in and next to act Pratibh Saluja called.

Patrick Liang

Pratibh Saluja

Board –

Liang hit trips on the turn and Saluja got up to collect a 13th place payout of ₹48,400.

Pratibh Saluja

Shashwat Agarwal Out in 14th Place

• Level 20: 8,000 -16,000,16,000 Ante

Siddharth Mundada bet 32K and next to act Shaswat Agarwal shoved for 164K. Mundada called.

Siddharth Mundada

Shaswat Agarwal

Board –

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.

Shashwat Agarwal

Prashant Bhutoria Eliminated in 15th Place

• Level 20: 8,000 -16,000,16,000 Ante

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.

Ankit Bhansali

Prashant Butoria

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 Eliminated in 16th Place

• Level 20: 8,000 -8,000,16,000 Ante

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 Eliminated in 17th Place

• Level 19: 6,000 -12,000,12,000 Ante

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.

A Flurry of Eliminations

• Level 19: 6,000 -12,000,12,000 Ante

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

Gaurav Sood Busts in 21st Place

• Level 19: 6,000 -12,000,12,000 Ante

We reached the table when Gaurav Sood and the start-of-day chip leader Aditya Kesharwani were on their backs.

Gaurav Sood

Aditya Kesharwani

The dealer fanned out the board, and Kesharwani’s rivered full house ended Sood’s run in 21st place.

Pradeep Pathak Eliminated in 22nd Place

• Level 19: 6,000 -12,000,12,000 Ante

Akash Shekhar opened and big blind Pradeep Pathak who had three bigs left called it off.

Flop

Pathak shoved and Shekhar called.

Pradeep Pathak

Akash Shekhar

The turn and the river filled up the board, eliminating Pathak in 22nd place.

Day 2 of the ₹10K Kick Off Begins!

• Level 6,000: 12,000 -12,000,12,000 Ante

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.

IPC 10K Kick Off Day 2 Start
IPC 10K Kick Off Day 2 Start

Start of Day 2 Chip Counts

Table NoSeat NoPlayerChip Counts
31
5
Aditya Kesharwani920,000
31
2Siddharth Mundada527,000
31
6Vinod Megalmani401,000
29
3
Ankit Bhansali305,000
30
5
Akash Shekhar298,000
30
6
Rachit Pathak286,000
29
7
Vikram Mishra264,000
29
8
Ashwani Atrijh216,000
29
5
Shaswat Agarwal172,000
29
4Nimit Patel141,000
31
4
Gaurav Sood137,000
31
1Patrick Liang137,000
29
2Deepanshi Tomar135,000
31
3
Ujjwal Jindal126,000
29
1
Prashant Jain Bhutoria115,000
296Avinash Dixit107,000
307Debasis Mishra100,000
303Dinesh Bathija84,000
317Aishwarya Khurana70,000
304Manveer Singh69,000
301Pratibh Saluja59,000
302Pradeep Pathak48,000

 

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