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The inaugural Deltin Poker Tournament Express (DPTX) made a booming start with the Burn N Turn Event and the festivities were carried on by the â‚¹10K Bounty Event, which drew in 48 entries. Hosted at the gorgeous Casino Deltin Denzong in Hotel Denzong Residency, the fast-paced event had a â‚¹10,000 buy-in, with â‚¹5,000 going into the prize pool, while the remaining â‚¹5,000 went into the bounty prize.
Several notables joined the action including Burn N Turn winner Vivek Anand Baskey, Ankit Takle, Shivam Shukla, Karan Sawhney, Manish Lakhotia and Firoz Khan. With only the top six places receiving payouts, the race to finish in the money was intense and it was Gurgaon based player Prashant Malik (cover image) who outlasted the competitive field to claim the trophy and the top prize of â‚¹90,000.
Malik entered the final table with a dominant lead holding 121,000 chips and played aggressively, resulting in the eliminations of Khan, Lakhotia and runner up finisher Rajiv Gupta, who banked â‚¹53,000.
Final Table Chip Counts
1. Prashant Malik – 121,000
2. Manish Lakhotia – 72,000
3. Shrikrishna Whale – 58,000
4. Ritesh Tripathi – 54,000
5. Rajiv Gupta – 49,000
6. Harihar Venkata – 42,000
7. Shivam Shukla – 36,000
8. Karan Sawhney – 25,000
9. Firoz Khan – 24,000
Final Table Recap
The first casualty on the final table was mid-stacked Harihar Venkata. Manish Lakhotia raised from middle position and Venkata jammed from the hijack with his last 28,500. Lakhotia called and turned over while Venkata tabled . The board rab and Lakhotia rivered a full house to eliminate Venkata in ninth place.
Next to depart was Shrikrishna Whale. On the flop , Whale in small blind and the player in big blind checked to see the turn . Thereafter, Whale bet 10,000 and big blind called. The river brought and Whale checked, while big blind bet 20,000. Whale called and revealed against big blind’s . Whale found no help from the board as his opponent hit a pair of fives on the turn to eliminate Whale in eighth place.
During level 12, Firoz Khan shoved all-in and was called Prashant Malik on the button.
The runout missed both players and Malik’s high pair eliminated Khan in seventh place on the money bubble.
Down to six-handed play, the remaining players were all assured a min-cash of â‚¹14,000. Ritesh Tripathi went on to become the first player to finish in the money when he moved all-in from middle position with and received a call from Lakhotia in the small blind holding . With the board running , Lakhotia’s pocket rockets ousted Tripathi in sixth place.
Soon thereafter, Shivam Shukla pitted his against Lakhotia’s . The community cards spread out and Lakhotia picked up a pair of eights on the board, while Shukla bounced off in fifth place.
With four players left, Karan Sawhney moved all-in for 41,000 with from the hijack. The player in small blind called with . The board ran and small blind’s ace-jack defeated Sawhney, ending his run in fourth place.
Finishing in third place was Manish Lakhotia. Lakhotia pushed all-in from small blind. Malik called, and both players tabled their cards.
The rundown gave Malik a top pair of kings, resulting in Lakhotia’s exit in third place.
Short-stacked Rajiv Gupta joined Prashant Malik in the heads-up play and on the final hand, Gupta shoved all-in with queen-two against Malik’s . Both players flopped a pair of queens with the dealer bringing the on the flop. The remaining two streets brought and which failed to help either player. However, Malik’s six kicker overpowered Gupta’s hand and the former went on to win the DPT trophy and first-place prize money of â‚¹90,000.
Final Table Results (INR)
1. Prashant Malik – â‚¹90,000
2. Rajiv Gupta – â‚¹53,000
3. Manish Lakhotia – â‚¹31,000
4. Karan Sawhney – â‚¹24,000
5. Shivam Shukla – â‚¹20,000
6. Ritesh Tripathi – â‚¹14,000
With the most anticipated event of the series, i.e. â‚¹15,000 Main Event, scheduled to start today at 6 p.m., the action is sure to intensify making for an action-packed weekend!
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