Feb 22, 2020

Baazi Poker Tour’20 (7 CRORE GTD) Ends with the Bang!

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Offering high-end poker tournaments at our premium venue (PokerBaazi LIVE), the Baazi Poker Tour – LIVE - ends with fireworks! With players who have earned big names even at the international front of poker, to players who are working towards that in attendance, BPT offered a wholesome poker experience.

The series attracted a mammoth player field of over 1400 entries across seven days of nail-biting, edge-of-the seat poker experience. And of course, it ended with being one of the most rewarding poker tournament series comfortably crushing the advertised guarantee!

Let’s dive into the exciting details of the various poker tournaments of the BPT poker series:

INR 10K Kick-Off Event (25 LAC GTD)

The opener of the live poker tournament series played host to a total of 286 entries collecting a total of over Rs26 LAC for the prize money! This huge field was bested by none other pro, Ashish Ahuja for the top prize of Rs6.18 LAC!

As the final nine were announced, Ahuja wreaked havoc at the final-table eliminating six players single-handedly. It ended with Ahuja and poker champion, Sriharsha Doddapaneni locking horns for the title in a heads-up battle. Ahuja had taken a lead with 26.90 Million in chips against Doddapaneni’s 16 million. After two hours of intense competition, a champion was announced in Ahuja!

Final Table Results (INR):

  1. Ashish Ahuja – Rs. 6,18,200
  2. Sriharsha Doddapaneni – Rs. 4,16,700
  3. Bikash Rai – Rs. 2,68,000
  4. Vaibhav Shah – Rs. 1,94,900
  5. Chirag Sodha – Rs. 1,48,400
  6. Nishant Sharma – Rs. 1,191,00
  7. Vikas KN – Rs. 98,900
  8. Phanindra Akkina – Rs. 79,300

INR 15K Big-Bounty Event (15 LAC GTD)

The Kick-off event brought in a total of 193 entries helping in smashing the advertised guarantee. The prize pool came to a staggering number of Rs17.56 LAC! While the original structure required players to play until 20 levels, the play ended during Level 19 when the final nine-handed table was formed.

This title was taken down by a 22-year-old, Kshitij Kucheria who has been in the circuit for just over six months! He has proved that it’s all about skills at the poker tables. He was crowned with the title and top prize of Rs4.70 LAC (including 8 bounties) in a heads-up play against Deepanshi Tomar.

Other notables on the Big-Bounty tables were Gokul Krishna (11th for Rs39,400), Kunal Patni (12th for Rs65,400), Anuj Yadav (18th for Rs27,000) and Ritesh Khatwani (21st for Rs35,200). 

Final Table Results (INR):

  1. Kshitij Kucheria – Rs4,70,000 (includes 8 bounties)
  2. Deepanshi Tomar – Rs3,22,100 (includes 4 bounties)
  3. Chirag Sodha – Rs2,10,900 (includes 6 bounties)
  4. J. Raju – Rs1,57,000 (includes 4 bounties)
  5. Gangadhar Raaj – Rs1,36,300 (includes 6 bounties)
  6. Anmol Srivats – Rs1,12,500 (includes 6 bounties)
  7. Nishant Sharma – Rs1,10,800 (includes 8 bounties)
  8. Abhishek Rathod – Rs66,200 (includes 2 bounties)
  9. Bobbe Suri – Rs70,400 (includes 6 bounties) 

INR 100K HighRoller Event (1 CRORE GTD)

The first major tournament in the series, Rs100K HighRoller Event was taken down by none other PokerBaazi CEO, Mr. Navkiran Singh for a handsome payday of Rs31.82 LAC! Although he had entered the final table second in the chip count, his chip stack was a pretty distant one from Rohit Mishra who led the table at the moment.

Final Hand Recap

The game ended with Mishra limping in with 6h – 6s against Singh’s Ad – 10c. As the board ran with 4s – Kh – Jh – Qs – 7 h, Singh hit a Broadway straight which announced him the clear winner!

Some of the familiar faces seen at the HighRoller tables were Deepak Singh (10th for Rs2.31 Lakhs), PokerGuru Ambassador Ashish Munot (11th for Rs2.31 Lakhs), former BPT champion Gokul Krishna (12th for Rs2.31 Lakhs), PokerGuru Ambassador Ashish Ahuja (13th for Rs2.11 Lakhs), Millionaire Legends champion Anish Patra (14th for Rs2.11 Lakhs) and Anmol Srivats (15th for Rs2.11 Lakhs).

Final Table Results (INR)

  1. Navkiran Singh – Rs31,82,300
  2. Rohit Mishra – Rs22,02,800
  3. Shashank Jain – Rs14,33,300
  4. Raghav Bansal – Rs10,37,900
  5. Romit Advani – Rs7,95,600
  6. Santosh Suvarna – Rs6,29,400
  7. Abhishek Goindi – Rs5,26,100
  8. Ankit Wadhawan – Rs4,23,900

INR 35K Main Event (2 CRORE GTD)

The winner of the highlight of the series needs no introduction when it comes to tournaments! It was Guatam Sachdeva who outlasted a total field of 609 entries across the 3 starting flights of the event. He walked away with a gigantic pay-cheque of Rs43.21 LAC!

Sachdeva made his way to the heads-up battle against poker pro, Nishant Sharma after sending Himanshu Dewan, Vishrut Jain and Vikash Mantri to the rails.

Here’s how the final table payouts looked like (INR):

  1. Gautam Sachdeva – Rs. 43,21,600
  2. Nishant Sharma – Rs. 27,28,900
  3. Vikash Mantri – Rs. 17,03,100
  4. Navkiran Singh – Rs. 12,42,200
  5. Ayush Garg – Rs. 9,73,800
  6. Vishrut Jain – Rs. 7,31,300
  7. Siddharth Karia – Rs. 6,21,100
  8. Himanshu Dewan – Rs. 5,00,900
  9. Jai Saha – Rs. 3,60,900

INR 25K MegaStack (50 LAC GTD)

The MegaStack event gathered a total of 223 entries easily crushing the advertised guarantee which reached the total of Rs52.40 LAC! The one who walked away with the lion’s share worth Rs12.65 LAC was Devang Patel.

Comfortably leading the table, Patel didn’t take much time to eliminate his heads-up nemesis, Sanchit Pande to go on and take down the title!

Some known names of the Indian poker industry who were in attendance for this event and made in in the money (ITM) were Alok Birewar (16th for Rs64,500), PokerGuru Ambassador Naresh Veeravalli (17th for Rs64,500), Vaibhav Khurana (18th for Rs64,500), Jyoti Ranjan Nayak (19th for Rs56,600), Sriharsha Doddapaneni (21st for Rs56,600), Eka Vedantham (22nd for Rs50,300), Abhishek Rathod (23rd for Rs50,300) and Santosh Suvarna (24th for Rs50,300).

Final Table Results (INR)

  1. Devang Yadav – Rs12,65,500
  2. Sanchit Pande – Rs8,87,200
  3. Arjun Pasricha – Rs5,70,200
  4. Vishal Bajaj – Rs4,22,400
  5. Harsh Bubna – Rs3,17,100
  6. Vivek Rughani – Rs2,53,600
  7. Apoorva Goel – Rs2,10,700
  8. Kavish Kukreja – Rs1,68,700

INR 20K PLO Turbo (20 LAC GTD)

This 100x finale event of the Baazi Poker Tour (BPT) hosted 96 entries. Over a 12-hour-long session went on to eventually announce a champion in Tanmei Relwani. He pocketed the top prize worth Rs5.80 LAC against Jasven Saigal.

Towards the end, it was close competition between the two, Saigal 11.40 Million in chips against Relwani’s 12.60 Million. Relwani eventually won the title after rivering a flush.

Saigal: 9s – 8d – 8s – Js

 Relwani: Ks – 5d – 9d – 4c

Board: 10h – 3d – 10d – 9d – 7d

Final Table Results (INR)

  1. Tanmei Relwani – Rs5,80,000
  2. Jasven Saigal – Rs4,10,000
  3. Ravi Priya – Rs2,60,000
  4. Anmol Srivats – Rs2,00,000
  5. Alnoor Pujani – Rs1,50,000
  6. Siddarth Singhvi – Rs1,20,000
  7. Jayjit Ray – Rs1,00,000
  8. Deepanshi Tomar – Rs80,000
  9. Ankit Jajodia – Rs60,000

PokerBaazi team congratulates everyone who were a part of the Baazi Poker Tour (7 CRORE GTD). We extend our gratitude towards all the Indian poker players who helped us make BPT a tremendous success yet again!

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