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Ankit Kapoor And Nikita Luther Lead DPT Deep Dive On Day 1

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145   //    09 Feb 2019, 17:06 IST

Day 1 of the DPT Deep Dive provided some thrilling moments
Day 1 of the DPT Deep Dive provided some thrilling moments

Another Deltin Poker Tournament kickstarted at the luxurious Deltin Royale Casino in Goa. The first day started with the usual DPT INR 15k Deep Dive, with each player being allowed two re-entries each. Jasven Saigal entered the tournament as the defending champion.

Many familiar faces were seen before the closing of the registration in the nine 25-minute levels played. These players included Adda52Celebrity Pro Minissha Lamba, Maria Kirloskar, Anant Purohit, Pranay Chawla, Zarvan Tumboli, Dhaval Mudgal, Adda52 Pro Kunal Patni, Meherzad Munsaf and many more.

End of Day 1

Day 1 ended once the final table was decided. Ankit Kapoor was the chip leader with a massive stack of 865,000 chips. He was followed by Nikita Luther, the first Indian female WSOP bracelet winner with 760,000 chips. There are a few other known faces as well, including Arjun Agrawal, who is third in chips with 740,000 and Rubin Labroo who has 370000.

There were a total of 187 entries recorded. The tournament organisers decided to pay the top 18 players a minimum amount of ₹35000, which is more than double the entry fee. However, the players on the final table would be eyeing the winner’s prize of ₹6,80,000

Other known faces who were able to bust in some money were Shardul Parthasarathi (14th for INR 40,000) and Mihir Thakkar (13th for INR 40,000). They were followed by Akash Kakkad, who busted in 10th place for INR 60000 and was the last one out before the final table started.

The Final Table

The Final table does have a lot of potential winners although Luther, Agrawal and Kapoor have put themselves in a good position. It would be hard to predict who comes out on top but we will surely see some intense games of poker being played once play resumes.

INR 15k Deep Dive pay-outs:

  • 1st place  - INR 6,80,000
  • 2nd place - INR 4,55,000
  • 3rd place - INR 2,90,000
  • 4th place - INR 2,30,000
  • 5th place - INR 1,85,000
  • 6th place - INR 1,55,000
  • 7th place - INR 1,25,000
  • 8th place - INR 1,00,000
  • 9th place - INR 75,000

Final Table chip counts:

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Final Table chip count
Final Table chip count

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