The Baazi Poker Tour (BPT) ₹25K MegaStack is now done and dusted and a new BPT champion has emerged. The final table of the event was running alongside that of the Main Event and things moved pretty quickly. Devang Yadav who had the chip lead at the start of the day entered the final table in pole position and rode his chip advantage all the way to the finish line!
It’s been a very profitable series for the Noida-based player who’s been playing poker full-time for three years now. Yadav primarily plays online and only days ago championed the BPT Online High Roller for ₹12.6 Lakhs. If winning two titles within a week is reason enough for Yadav to celebrate, Yadav has also pocketed the first-place payday of ₹12.65 Lakhs in the MegaStack.
Final Table Results (INR)
A more detailed recap of the day’s proceedings will be posted shortly on PokerGuru!
It`s over! Devang Yadav has carried forward his start of day chip lead all the way to win the title.
The final hand of the tournament saw Sanchit Pande open for 130K and Devang Yadav made it 500K. Pande called.
Yadav bet 300K, Pande makes it 800K. Yadav jams 2.325M, Pande calls putting his tournament life at risk.
The turn and river blank out declaring Yadav the champion! Sanchit Pande finishes runner-up collecting ₹8,87,200.
Devang Yadav shoves on the button with . Arjun Pasricha makes the call from the small blind putting his tournament life at risk with .
The rundown saw Yadav spiking a jack pair on the river, eliminating Pasricha in 3rd place for ₹5,70,200.
The two finalists have asked for a 10-minute break.
Heads-Up Chip Counts
Sanchit Pande – 1.63M
Devang Yadav – 3.945M
PokerGuru Ambassador Vishal Bajaj has been eliminated in 4th place. The hand in question saw Bajaj moving all-in from UTG with . Sanchit Pande made the call from the button with .
The board ran . Bajaj collected ₹4,22,400 for his 4th place finish.
Vishal Bajaj shoves from the small blind and Sanchit Pande who had him covered made the call from the big blind.
The board ran getting Pande a double up!
Sanchit Pande – 875K
Vishal Bajaj – 475K
Harsh Bubna open-jammed 600K from the cutoff and Devang Yadav made the call from the big blind.
The runout saw Yadav winning the flip. Bubna collected ₹3,17,100 for his 5th place finish.
Arjun Pasricha has just improved his chances for the title by doubling through the chip leader Devang Yadav.
The action saw Yadav leading out for 100K from the cutoff and Pasricha jammed for 700K from the button. Yadav called.
The board blanked getting Pasricha a double-up!
Players are just coming back from the first 10-minute break of the day.
Devang Yadav – 2.25M
Vishal Bajaj – 1.275M
Arjun Pasricha – 880K
Sanchit Pande – 740K
Harsh Bubna – 480K
Arjun Pasricha limped in from the small blind and Vivek Rughani shoved his 10 BB stack from the big blind. Pasricha called.
Vivek Rughani – seven three suited
Arjun Pasricha – pocket queens
The board blanked out for Rughani sending him packing in 6th place with ₹2,53,600 in prize money.
Apoorva Goel opened UTG and Devang Yadav defended his big blind.
Action went check-check.
Yadav bet 100K and Goel called.
Yadav shoved and Goel tank-called.
Yadav took down the pot with his straight eliminating Goel who took away ₹2,10,700 in prize money.
In the very next after Rughani`s double up, we saw an elimination. The action saw Kavish Kukreja jam 175K from UTG. Vivek Rughani called from the cutoff seat. PokerGuru Ambassador Vishal Bajaj moved all-in over the top for 355K. Rughani called.
The community cards opened and Bajaj rivered a straight, eliminating Kukreja who collected ₹1,68,700 for his 8th place finish.
Vishal Bajaj – 940K
Vivek Rughani – 350K
Kavish Kukreja – Busted
Kavish Kureja opens 50K from UTG and Vivek Rughani shoves from the button for 325K. Kukreja calls.
The board ran to get Rughani a double up!
We must say this played down to the final table faster than expected. What was initially supposed to be a nine-handed final table is being played out eight-handed because of two quick eliminations at around the same time.
Here are the final table chip counts (seat-wise)
Just as Madras Haiderwala was eliminated in 10th place, we saw Jairam Parab exiting on the other table.
Harsh Bubna raised from the cutoff. Vivek Rughani called off from the small blind. Jairam Parab jammed for 15 bigs from the big blind. Bubna folded and Rughani called.
It was Parab`s deuces against Rughani pocket fives and with two fives on the board, Rughani took down the pot with quads.
Jairam Parab hit the rail in 9th place collecting ₹1,26,300.
Devang Yadav is running hot. Shortly after eliminating Vivek Singh with pocket kings, he got dealt kings again this time against Haider Madraswala`s .
The community cards brought eliminating Madraswala in 10th place.
Just as the final table was to be formed, Jairam Parab also hit the rail in 9th place. His elimination hand will be updated shortly.
There was some controversy in this hand that began with Yuvraj Choudhary jamming UTG with . The action folded to Apoorva Goel in the small blind who unaware that Chaudhary had shoved, put in one 10K chip in to complete the blind. Unsurprisingly, confusion followed and the floor was called. As per the TDA rules, putting in a chip was considered a call.
If Apoorva was upset before the hand, the rundown definitely changed his mood.
Chaudhary hit the rail in 11th place collecting ₹92,200.
Vivek Singh has also made an early exit in the MegaStack. He shoved 12 BB’s with and unfortunately ran into the of the start-of-day chip leader Devang Yadav. The board ran .
Devang Yadav – 1,225,000
Vivek Singh – Busted
There have been 5 quick eliminations in under an hour of play, the latest being Bhanu Prakash who has gone out in 13th place for ₹76,000.
Sahil Mahboobani hit the rail in 14th place before Prakash, taking away ₹76,000 in prize money.
One of the shorter stacks in the field, Raghav Bansal was the first player to fall out on Day 2. As luck would have it, he busted out on the first hand of the day.
Yuvraj Chaudhary moved all-in from UTG with Ace-King offsuit. Bansal snapped him with his 13 BB stack holding Ace-jack off. Arjun Pasricha in the big blind came along with a call holding Ace-King off as well. The board blanked out and Chaudhary and Pasricha chopped the pot eliminating Bansal.
Bansal collected ₹76,000 for his 15th place finish.
The cards are in the air on Day 2 of the 25K MegaStack!