Its all over folks! Kshitij Kucheria has claimed his career-first live title at the BPT January 2020 edition ₹15K Big Bounty event for a personal-best ₹4.70 Lakhs! GM Marketing for Baazi Games Deepanshi Tomar finished runner-up and also banked her first live score of ₹3.22 Lakhs.
On the final hand, Kucheria moved all-in with from the button and Tomar reshoved, holding , with her remaining stack of about 8 BBs.
The board bricked for Tomar, ending her run in second place. Kucheria’s pocket fours won him the title, along with a total of seven bounties!
We will be back with a more detailed report soon, so stay tuned!
Deepanshi Tomar has been bleeding chips for a while and has finally lost the chip lead to Kshitij Kucheria.
On the fateful hand, Kucheria limped in from the button, and Tomar raised it to 240K. Kucheria jammed all-in, prompting Tomar to fold.
Tomar’s stack dwindled to 965,000 while Kucheria has shot up to 1.9 Million.
Kshitij Kucheria limped in from the button and Tomar raised it to 210K. Kucheria called to see the flop . Tomar led out for 200K and Kucheria called again. The turn fell and both players checked down to see the river . Tomar fired a bet of 150K, forcing Kucheria to fold.
With this pot, Tomar`s stack has climbed up to 1.7 Million giving her the chip lead, while Kucheria has come down to 1.2 Million.
The only woman warrior at the final table has been quite a revelation. She was in the thick of the action yet again when she won a pot from Kshitij Kucheria. Tomar opened to 125K and Kucheria called to see the flop . Both players checked to see the turn . Kucheria checked again and Tomar fired a bet of 150K. Kucheria called and the dealer flipped over the on the river. Kucheria moved all-in for 1.8 Million and Tomar called for her last 455K.
Tomar took down the pot with her better two pair and avoided elimination.
Following Sodha’s elimination in third place, the clock has been paused. The heads-up will now commence between Kshitij Kucheria and Deepanshi Tomar. Both players are yet to win a live title and therefore will be fighting hard to claim that first live trophy.
Heads-up Chip Counts
Kshitij Kucheria – 19,80,000
Deepanshi Tomar – 8,85,000
Though Tomar is presently on the backfoot, her resilience throughout the event has proved that she has the ability to make a comeback, while the more experienced Kucheria will be looking to ride the lead all the way to the title!
PokerBaazi’s very own Chirag Sodha has made a habit out of final tabling BPT events. Last year, he had final tabled the ₹50K Main Event, finishing fifth for ₹12.28 Lakhs. He is already off to a great start in this series after final tabling the ₹10K Kick-Off (5th for ₹1.48 Lakhs) and we can expect many more spectacular runs from him in the day’s to come.
Making back-to-back final tables, Sodha’s Big Bounty run came to an end when he moved all-in with 7 BBs from the button holding and was called by Kshitij Kucheria in the big blind with king-deuce off-suit. Kucheria went on to hit a one card king-high flush to eliminate Sodha in third place for ₹1.81 Lakhs.
J Raju moved all-in from UTG holding and was called by Kshitij Kucheria in the big blind with king-queen off-suit. A queen on the flop gave Kucheria a pair, ousting Raju in fourth place for ₹1.37 Lakhs.
The start-of-final table chip leader Gangadhar Raaj is out of the Big Bounty! A series regular, Raaj has been a frequent face in the previous edition of the series and had final tabled two events last series. He had final tabled this very event last year as well, and this around, he once again put in a blistering performance, falling four places short of the title.
On Raaj`s final hand of the tournament, Chirag Sodha opened from under the gun, short-stacked Raaj pushed his remaining stack in the middle with ace-ten off-suit, Sodha called with pocket tens and held on to eliminate Raaj in fifth place for ₹1.06 Lakhs.
In a battle between blinds, Anmol Srivats in small blinds jammed 120K holding queen-eight off-suit and was called by Chirag Sodha with queen-nine off-suit and held. Srivats walked out in sixth place for ₹82,500.
Nishant Sharma open-shoved pocket sevens and was called by the lone lady at the table – Deepanshi Tomar – who had pocket queens. The dealer dealt a queen on the flop that gave Tomar a set, dismissing Sharma in seventh place for ₹70,800.
In a blind v. blind confrontation both the players limped to see a flop of . J Raju opened to 37K from small blind, Deepanshi Tomar called to see dealt on the turn. Raju fired a bet of 120K, Tomar went all-in with that forced Raju to fold.
And we have the first two eliminations of the Big Bounty final table.
Deepanshi Tomar opened to 23K on the button, Gangadhar Raj flat called from the small blind. Bobbe Suri 3-bet to 65K from the big blind and Tomar folded while Raj called. Raj checked the flop , Suri led out 85k, and Raj tank called. On the turn card , Raj moved all-in, Suri called tabling for a jack-high straight. Raj showed for a better straight. The river was a brick , eliminating Suri in ninth place for ₹40,400.
Soon after that, Nishant Sharma opened to 22K and J. Raju 3-bet to 60K. Abhishek Rathod jammed for 240K and Sharma got out of the way. Raju called with . Rathod tabled . Raju’s pocket nines held, eliminating the former in eighth place for ₹56,200.
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The ₹15K Big Bounty of the Baazi Poker Tour (BPT) January 2020 edition is all set to kick off! The nine finalists headlined by overnight chip leader Gangadhar Raaj are back! Presently the pre-final table photo shoot is underway. The final table is expected to begin shortly. We will share the live stream link (with a 30 minute delay) with you as soon as it is available. We will simultaneously be updating the progress of the final table on our live coverage page as well, so stay tuned!