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BPT 2022: Zarvan Tumboli Wins ₹100K Highroller For Career-Best ₹50.03 Lakhs, Strikes Heads-Up Deal With Atul Jaiswal

Zarvan Tumboli Wins ₹100K Highroller
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  • Attreyee Khasnabis March 27, 2022
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After 13 hours of grueling play, Zarvan Tumboli (cover image) came out on top in the Baazi Poker Tour ₹100K Highroller, collecting a personal-best ₹50.03 Lakhs and his first BPT trophy! The two-day BPT Highroller logged in a 259-entry field, generating a jaw-dropping ₹2.46 Crores prize pool, and 33 places got paid. Only 107 players returned on Day 2, with late registrations open until the end of the first level of play.

Tumboli entered the stacked final table in the second chip lead and became the table captain after eliminating Jayraj Ninama in fourth place. Armed with the chip lead, he muscled his way to the top by applying pressure on the other finalists. He eliminated his biggest threat Young Gun Sahil Chutani, in third place before facing Atul Jaiswal in the heads-up play. The two finalists quickly struck a deal, and Tumboli locked in ₹50.03 Lakhs and Jaiswal ₹44.72 Lakhs, keeping just the trophy in play. Tumboli promptly took down the event, adding his name as the latest BPT Highroller champion!

28-year-old Atul Jaiswal is a PLO cash game reg who did incredibly well to finish runner-up in what appears to be his first live final table finish. At one point on the final table, Jaiswal was the chip lead and was responsible for eliminating the two short stacks, PokerGuru Ambassadors Kartik Ved and Ashish Ahuja.

The tournament’s deep structure left room for a lot of play, and it took over seven hours for the money bubble to burst. PokerBaazi Team Pro Pratibha Arya was the unfortunate player to depart in 34th place, and that too with pocket aces!

A long list of notables finished in the money. Some of them include Jaideep Sajwan (9th for ₹5.60 Lakhs), Young Gun Devang Yadav (10th for ₹4.74 Lakhs), Sriharsha Doddapaneni (13th for ₹4.06 Lakhs), PokerGuru Ambassador Laksh Pal Singh (14th for ₹4.06 Lakhs), Nikunj Jhunjhunwala (15th for ₹4.06 Lakhs), Romit Advani (17th for ₹3.42 Lakhs), Jasven Saigal (18th for ₹3.42 Lakhs), Young Gun Siddhanth Kripalni (20th for ₹2.80 Lakhs), Kanishk Upreti (23rd for ₹2.21 Lakhs), Nishant Sharma (24th for ₹2.21 Lakhs), PokerGuru Ambassador Vishal Bajaj (25th for ₹1.92 Lakhs), 2019 BPT Highroller champion Rohit Jinwal (28th for ₹1.70 Lakhs), Vidwath Shetty (31st for ₹1.70 Lakhs) and Sahil Mahboobani (33rd for ₹1.70 Lakhs).

For the complete list of payouts, check here.

Niranjan NJ bubbled the final table, finishing eighth for ₹8.20 Lakhs.

We sat down with the champion, Zarvan Tumboli for a short chat after his win. You can watch the interview below.

You can watch the replay of the live-streamed FT below.

Final Table Chip Counts

1. Jayraj Ninama – 8,275,000

2. Zarvan Tumboli – 5,630,000

3. Sahil Chutani – 4,842,000

4. Atul Jaiswal – 3,985,000

5. Ashish Ahuja – 1,430,000

6. Sreekanth Narayan – 990,000

7. Kartik Ved – 745,000

Final Table Recap

Sreekanth Narayan was the first elimination on the final table. He lost his short stack in back-to-back hands, falling out in seventh place.

Another short stack, the recent NPS Super Highroller champion, PokerGuru Ambassador Kartik Ved, was next to go when his were bested by Atul Jaiswal’s that bettered to trip Aces. Ved walked out in sixth place.

Kartik Ved
Kartik Ved


Ved’s PokerGuru Staking stablemate, Ashish Ahuja, fell out in fifth place. The Chandigarh-based pro was eliminated in a three-way pot with his losing out to Jaiswal’s that flopped a set.

Ashish Ahuja
Ashish Ahuja


Four-handed play lasted for nearly two hours before start-of-FT chip leader Jayraj Ninama was eliminated in fourth place. His elimination came about in a three-way pot where his were pitted against Zarvan Tumboli’s and Atul Jaiswal’s . The board bricked, and Tumboli’s Ace-high won him the pot, sending Ninama to the rail.

Jayraj Ninama
Jayraj Ninama


Young Gun Sahil Chutani fell out in third place. He lost a sizeable pot to Chutani`s bluff and lost the remainder of his stack to Jaiswal, with his falling short of Jaiswal’s on the runout .

Sahil Chutani
Sahil Chutani


Zarvan Tumboli (17,345,000) held an over 2:1 chip lead over Atul Jaiswal (8,555,000) at the start of the heads-up play. The players quickly agreed to an ICM deal on the break, with Tumboli locking in ₹50.03 Lakhs and Jaiswal assuring himself ₹44.72 Lakhs. With all the prize money chopped between them, the duo played for the BPT trophy.

On the final hand, Jaiswal’s were taken by Tumboli’s that rivered a set on the board .

Zarvan Tumboli
Zarvan Tumboli


Final Table Results

1. Zarvan Tumboli – ₹50.03 Lakhs*

2. Atul Jaiswal – ₹44.72 Lakhs*

3. Sahil Chutani – ₹25.22 Lakhs

4. Jayraj Ninama – ₹16.14 Lakhs

5. Ashish Ahuja – ₹11.84 Lakhs

6. Kartik Ved – ₹9.80 Lakhs

7. Sreekanth Narayan – ₹8.20 Lakhs

*denotes a heads-up deal


You can read our complete coverage of the event here.

With the BPT Highroller wrapping up, the attention shifts to the ₹35K Main Event. The Main Event ran two starting flights today and has another two flights scheduled on Sunday.

Keep following PokerGuru for the latest updates from the 2022 Baazi Poker Tour!

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