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The Deltin Poker Tournament (DPT) Colossus Super High Roller Series onboard Deltin Royale, Goa saw a lower than expected turnout, with the ₹200K Super High Roller attracting just 44 entries, collecting ₹87.12 Lakhs in prize money. Sriharsha Doddapaneni bested them all to win a career-best ₹28.70 Lakhs. 28-year old Doddapaneni is a professional poker player from Hyderabad who currently resides in Delhi and has been a consistent performer both online and live. Only recently he missed out on the High Roller title at the Baadshah Gaming Live series, but this time he went the distance and defeated Meherzad Munsaf heads-up to pick up his first major live title.
The series was struggling for numbers all weekend with many regulars giving it a miss and the low turnouts even saw the cancellation of the ₹100K Cash Shoot Out event that was slated for April 28.
The final side event at the series – ₹25K NLH Bounty was taken down by Satguru S who defeated Kunal Patni heads-up to take home ₹2.57 Lakhs in prize money!
Headlining the series was the ₹200K Super High Roller, a three-day deep structured event that allowed for up to 1 re-entry were player. With late registrations open till the start of Day 2, the event registered a total of 44 entries that formed a ₹87.12 Lakhs total prize pool.
Adding to the glamour quotient at the series was the ‘Universe Boss’ – Chris Gayle who was among the notables in action. Giving him company at the event was 888poker ambassador Sofia Lovgren alongside many top pros from around the country!
At the end of play on Day 1, only 22 players bagged chips with Madan Kumar a clear frontrunner and the only player to take forward a stack above the 200K-mark with 222,000 in chips.
1. Madan Kumar – 222,000
2. Rahul Agarwal – 174,000
3. Shashank Jain – 171,000
4. Sahil Agarwal – 164,000
5. Anil Gulati – 146,000
6. Amit Jain – 143,000
7. Bibek Karki – 142,000
8. Sameer Chaturvedi – 126,000
9. Vikram Kumar – 121,000
10. Sandeep Singh Kohli – 102,000
The deep structure afforded plenty of play and there were almost zero eliminations early on, though a few stacks had started consolidating.
India`s WSOP bracelet hero Aditya Sushant was among the first movers and shakers who first busted Kunal Patni and then knocked out both Nikita Luther and Winston Lee in one go! Sushant later scalped both Sahil Agarwal & Sunny Grrewal and just when it was looking like “Sushant`s show”, he was shown the door by the eventual champion Doddapaneni. Sushant opened cutoff and Doddapaneni 3-bet from the big blind. Sushant 4-bet shoved with and Doddapaneni called with . The board ran and Doddapaneni busted Sushant with better two pairs.
Other notables who fell in the course of the day included Aditya Jain, PokerBaazi pro Vikram Kumar, Sameer Chaturvedi, Amit Jain, Shashank Jain, and Sofia Lovgren.
Play was to continue till the final table was formed and bubbling the nine-handed final table was Goa veteran Anil Gulati in tenth place. Having lost a big pot, Gulati was down to just one big blind and was put all-in with . Raghav Bansal and small blind called to called to see the flop . Bansal bet and small blind folded. Bansal tabled and won the pot after the turn and the river completed the rundown.
The top two finishers were also the top two stacks coming into the final table with Sriharsha Doddapaneni starting off with a stack of 547,000 in chips. Meherzad Munsaf took a stack of 541,000 to the final table.
Three players, namely Minissha Lamba, Vivek Rughani and Meherzad Munsaf, who had all final tabled the ₹50K Warm-up event, were once again in the running here making back-to-back final table appearances!
Final Table Chip Counts
1. Sriharsha Doddapaneni – 547,000
2. Meherzad Munsaf – 541,000
3. Madan Kumar – 397,000
4. Raghav Bansal – 323,000
5. Abhinav Iyer – 261,000
6. Minissha Lamba – 243,000
7. Bibek Karki – 155,000
8. Vivek Rughani – 106,000
9. Rahul Agarwal – 85,000
Final Table Recap
The first to exit was the day’s shortest stack Rahul Agarwal whose pocket aces were cracked by Bibek Karki. Bibek Karki held and after the preflop all-in got help on the Qx 10x Kx 2x 7c rundown that forced Agarwal to exit in ninth place.
Incidentally, Karki was the next one out, courtesy Young Gun Abhinav Iyer. Iyer’s were up against Karki’s and found a better set on the board that eliminated Karki in eighth place.
In a twist of fate, the ₹50K Warm-up champion Vivek Rughani found himself short on luck as he got a big beat on the money bubble and went home empty handed. Rughani’s were well ahead of Meherzad Munsaf’s but the latter hit a full house on the board to take out Rughani in seventh place.
Madan Kumar was out next after he moved all-in and got one caller in Iyer who tabled a better . The board ran and Kumar min-cashed in sixth place.
India`s High Roller specialist Raghav Bansal added yet another High Roller scoreto his tally with a fifth place finish. Munsaf opened with and Bansal jammed behind him holding . Munsaf called and won on the rundown .
Young Gun Abhinav Iyer was going strong but eventually settled in for a fourth place finish. Iyer opened with and found one caller in Minissha Lamba who held . On the flop :10c, Iyer jammed and Lamba check-called. It was game over for Iyer on the rundown and .
Down to the final three, ₹50K Warm-up runner-up Lamba was the first to go. Lamba opened, Doddapaneni 3-bet and Lamba jammed with . Doddapaneni called tabling and won the pot on the board .
With that, the heads-up between Doddapaneni and Meherzad Munsaf began with the former eventually prevailing. On the last hand of the event, Doddapaneni’s were up against Munsaf’s . The board fanned out crowning Doddapaneni as the champion!
Final Table Results (INR)
1. Sriharsha Doddapaneni – ₹28,70,000
2. Meherzad Munsaf – ₹19,16,000
3. Minissha Lamba – ₹14,36,000
4. Abhinav Iyer – ₹10,90,000
5. Raghav Bansal – ₹8,00,000
6. Madan Kumar – ₹6,00,000
Though the ₹100K Cash Shoot Out event got cancelled, the last event of the DPT Colossus series, the ₹25K NLH Bounty wrapped up proceedings.
The event attracted a field of 26 runners with Satguru S topping them all to win the title. Satguru defeated Kunal Patni heads-up for the title.
Some known names in the field included Vikram Kumar, Bibek Karki, Lokesh B, Anmol Mehta, Abhijeet Shetty, Leo Soreres, Vaibhav Shah, Rajeev Kanjani and Gautam Sachdeva.
Missing out on the money were Vaibhav Shah (5th place), Rajeev Kanjani (6th place), and Vikram Kumar (7th place).
With only the top three players assured of a payday, the money bubble burst on Amit Ajwani after he moved all-in with and Kunal Patni called with . Patni hit a set on the board to bust Ajwani on the money bubble.
Lokesh B finished third after he open shoved with and Satguru S called with . The latter paired his six on the board to eliminate Lokesh in third place and set up the heads-up finale with Kunal Patni.
Patni entered the heads-up battle in the chip lead but lost a couple of key hands to get crippled and finally finished runner-up. The last hand of the event saw Patni’s up against Satguru’s and the community cards ran supporting Satguru.
Final Table Results (INR)
1. Satguru S – ₹2,57,400
2. Kunal Patni – ₹1,54,400
3. Lokesh B – ₹1,03,000
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