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DPT Xpress Hits Casino Deltin Royale From February 27 – March 1

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  • Arpit Jain February 8, 2020
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The domestic poker scene in Goa was almost a monopoly for Deltin branded tournaments till 2018, but all of that changed last year as we saw a massive surge in the live poker stops with the resurrection of the India Poker Championship (IPC) and Baazi Poker Tour (BPT). The two flagship series came back again last month, playing out one after the other.

The Deltin Poker Tournament (DPT) has flagged off its 2020 schedule by announcing three live tournament series that are to take place in the first half of the year. The brand has given an added impetus to the DPT Xpress (DPTX) series, with two out of these planned stops comprising of this smaller-buy-in series. They have indicated that several more editions will be rolled out in the second half of the year. The DPT April is scheduled to go live from April 22-27 with some welcome changes to the 2019 structures and larger guarantees.

Powered by Adda52 LIVE, the fourth running of the DPT Xpress series will take place onboard India’s premier Casino Deltin Royale from February 27 to March 1. This will be the first time that the DPT Xpress series will be held at the venue. Satellites will be live on Adda52 from February 9 – 26.

Confirming the schedule on February 6, Manish Adnani, the Business Head Poker at Delta Corp Ltd, announced that the four-day-long series will play host to as many events starting with the ₹5K Burn ‘N’ Turn event on February 27. The biggest draw at the series will once again be the ₹15K Main Event, which is the only two-day event on the schedule and will run from February 29 – March 1. There is also the ₹10K Bounty event and a ₹10K DeepStack event on the schedule, which means that for the very first time there is no team`s event on the line-up.

Manish Adnani
Manish Adnani


Catering mostly towards the low-to-mid stakes players, the DPT Xpress is the first major live stop of its kind in the country. The buy-ins this time around as well range from ₹5,000 to ₹15,000, similar to the previous editions. This comes on the heels of the announcement of a similar live series, the National Poker Series (NPS), that will be making its inaugural run at the PokerBaazi LIVE poker room onboard Casino Pride 2 from April 30 – May 5.

Adnani has also hinted at some favorable changes to the structures and the TDS policies for Adda52 LIVE events. Details of the same are to be released in the handbook with the structures he informed.


DPT Xpress Schedule

February 27, Thursday6 PM₹5K Burn N Turn (RE/A)₹5,000
February 27, Thursday10 PM5 Seat GTD Satellite to Main Event (RE)₹1,650
February 28, Thursday3 PM5 Seat GTD Satellite to Main Event (RE)₹2,200
February 28, Thursday5 PM₹10K Bounty (1RE)₹10,000
February 29, Saturday2:30 PM5 Seat GTD Satellite to Main Event (RE)₹2,200
February 29, Saturday5 PMDPT Xpress ₹15K Main Event (2RE) Day 1₹15,000
March 1, Sunday3 PMDPT Xpress ₹15K Main Event (2RE) Day 2NA
March 1, Sunday5 PM₹10K DeepStack Turbo (FO)₹10,000
March 1, Sunday7:30 PM2 Seat GTD DPT April ME Satellite (RE)₹4,400

As always, Adda52 will be running round-the-clock online satellites to the series that should go live on the gaming client in the next few days.


DPT Xpress Satellite Schedule

Sunday9:30 PMDPT Xpress Mega Satty₹2,200
Sunday2:30 PM, 4:30 PM, 8PMDPT Xpress Step Satty₹220
Thursday, Sunday9:30 PM2 GTD DPT Xpress Mega Satty₹2,500
Thursday, Sunday2:30 PM, 4:30 PM, 8PMDPT Xpress Step Satty₹250
February 24, 25, 269:30 PM2 GTD DPT Xpress Mega Satty₹2,500


DPT Xpress – A Brief History

The first two editions of the DPT Xpress were held at the picturesque Casino Deltin Denzong in Sikkim. For the third edition, the series shifted base to Goa with Casino Deltin JAQK playing the host venue. The upcoming edition marks the fourth installment of the series and will be the very first time that this specific series will be held at Casino Deltin Royale.

The inaugural edition (September 27-30, 2018) had crowned winners in Vivek Anand Baskey (₹5K Burn N Turn for ₹1.55 Lakhs), Prashant Malik (₹10K Bounty for ₹90,000), Bhola Sharma (₹15K Main Event for ₹3.40 Lakhs) and Team Malik and Deepak Raina (Tag Teams Event for ₹60,000).

The second edition of the series was held in March last year, where the winners were Debashis Bal (₹5K Burn N Turn for ₹1.60 Lakhs), Sandip Jhawar (₹10K Bounty for ₹85,000), Ankit Jajodia (₹15K Main Event for ₹3.25 Lakhs) and Team Aayush Aggarwal and Rishab Dalmia (₹10K Tag Team Event for ₹81,300).

The third outing for the series was also the most successful one yet for the brand. Aditya Sardana (₹5K Burn N Turn Event for ₹3.65 Lakhs), Anant Purohit (₹15K Main Event for ₹7.40 Lakhs), Pawan Jaiswal (₹10K Bounty for ₹2.40 Lakhs) and Team Pratibh Saluja and Adarsh (₹10K Tag Team Event for ₹1.10 Lakh) came out as the champions in that one.

For the fourth edition, bringing to all you railbirds all the high-octane action in near real-time will be our dedicated PokerGuru live reporting crew that will be present on-site for the entire duration of the series!

Keep following PokerGuru for more updates from the upcoming DPT Xpress series!

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