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Deltin Poker Tournament 2019: Ankit Kapoor Ships The 35K Main Event For INR 22.50 Lakhs

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70   //    13 Feb 2019, 16:52 IST

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The 2019 Deltin Poker Tournament February Edition finally ended, declaring Ankit Kapoor as the winner of the INR35K Main Event. Kapoor reached the final table of two 2018 WPT India events last November. He was eventually placed 3rd for INR 2.90 Lakhs with a final table finish. He easily bested Mayank Jaggi in the final showdown and bagged his personal best – INR 22.50 Lakhs.

Kapoor had amassed a massive chip lead over heads-up opponent Mayank Jaggi, eliminating Ankur Sehgal, Arun Karthik and Rachit Prakash. Kapoor talked about his victory – “It feels great. I couldn’t get over the line in the earlier tournament [₹15k Deep Dive], but I managed to do it this time, so it feels good. Mayank [Jaggi] played really well. He was a tough opponent and he almost caught me bluffing a few times. I’ll definitely be at all future DPT events, but I’ll try my hand at other Asian tournaments as well.

Deltin Poker Tournament

The series opener INR ₹15K Deep Dive NLH was won by 2018 WSOP Tag Team bracelet winner Nikita Luther for ₹6.80 Lakhs, while Abhishek Goindi donned the crown of this edition’s Adda52 ₹65K High Roller champion and bagged ₹14.50 Lakhs in prize money. Online pro Sajjan Barnwal increased his bankroll by INR 2.30 Lakhs in INR15K NLH Bounty. Jayjit Ray reached the final table of the Adda52 INR65K High Roller and finished 8th for INR 2.20 Lakhs while Kartik Ved (30th place for ₹75,000) crossed the money line in the Main Event.

Final Table Chip Counts

  1. Ankit Kapoor – 23,95,000
  2. Sai Raveesh V – 14,40,000
  3. Ankur Sehgal – 10,90,000
  4. Mayank Jaggi – 8,40,000
  5. Rachit Prakash – 7,10,000
  6. Meherzad Munsaf – 6,75,000
  7. Dhaval Mudgal – 5,55,000
  8. Arun Karthik – 4,75,000
  9. Dhirajkumar Totala – 4,10,000

Final Table Recap

Dhaval Mudgal, the 2018 WPT Vietnam Main Event winner, managed to chip up to 610,000, even though he had a shorter stack but that led him to get eliminated. Mudgal announced all-in from the cutoff, holding Queen of Hearts and Jack of Clubs and Jaggi called from big blind with Ace of Clubs and Queen of Spades. The board ran Nine of Diamonds, Nine of Spades, Seven of Diamonds, Five of Diamonds and Ace of Spades and Jaggi rivered a pair of aces to send Mudgal to the rail.

Meherzad Munsaf shoved all-in from under-the-gun with Ace of Hearts and Four of Diamonds and Ankur Sehgal called from big blind with King of Hearts and Two of Hearts. The board opened Seven of Spades, Queen of Spades, Six of Clubs, King of Spades, King of Spades, King of Diamonds and Sehgal picked up three-of-a-kind kings on the river to win the pot, eliminating Munsaf in eighth place.

Dhiraj Kumar Totala, ending in 6th place, raised from the button to 125,000 and Sehgal called from small blind to see the flop Four of Clubs, Three of Diamonds and Four of Diamonds. Sehgal promptly called and both players tabled their cards.

Dhiraj Kumar Totala – Five of Clubs, Three of Hearts, Ankur Sehgal – King of Spades, King of Clubs.

The remaining two streets brought Ace of Spades and Queen of Clubs. While Totala flopped a pair of treys, it wasn’t enough to beat Sehgal’s pocket kings, bringing an end to the former’s deep run.

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Jaggi moved all-in from the cutoff for over 960,000 with Ace of Hearts and Ace of Diamonds. Sai Raveesh who was in the small blind, called, holding Eight of Hearts and Eight of Spades for 735,000. Jaggi’s hand improved to a set of aces on the runout. Two of Diamonds, Ace of Diamonds, Ten of Spades, Seven of Diamonds, Four of Spades, spelled the end of Raveesh’s run in sixth place.

Ankur Sehgal jammed from the small blind for 420,000 and was called by chip leader Ankit Kapoor from the big blind. Sehgal turned over King of Hearts and Two of Diamonds against Kapoor’s Ace of Clubs and Six of Hearts. The community cards Queen of Clubs, Four of Clubs, Ten of Spades, Ten of Clubs, Four of Spades missed both players and Kapoor’s ace kicker held on to eliminate Sehgal in fifth place.

Arun Karthik, who was seated in the big blind position, pushed his entire stack in the middle, holding Queen of Clubs, Jack of Hearts. Kapoor called from small blind with Queen of Hearts, Queen of Diamonds. The board revealed Five of Diamonds, Nine of Clubs, Seven of Clubs, Jack of Diamonds, Eight of Clubs and Karthik hit a pair of jacks on the turn, but it was still no match for Kapoor’s stronger pocket queens, eliminating the former in fourth place.

Immediately afterwards, Kapoor raised to 180,000 with King of Spades, Nine of Hearts from the button and Rachit Prakash called from big blind with Queen of Spades, Seven of Hearts. The flop fell Seven of Diamonds, Jack of Spades, Ten of Hearts and Prakash was in the lead with a bottom pair of sevens that made him a 56% favorite to win the pot.

Prakash checked and Kapoor led out for 200,000. Prakash moved all-in, risking everything. Kapoor tanked for a while before making the call. The turn Ten of Spades and river Eight of Diamonds completed the board and Kapoor picked up a jack-high straight to eliminate Prakash in third place.

On the final hand of the event, Kapoor jammed from the button with Ace of Spades, Jack of Spades and Jaggi called from big blind with King of Diamonds, Eight of Diamonds. The board showed Two of Clubs, Nine of Spades, Five of Clubs, Three of Clubs, Four of Hearts and was of no help to either player. Jaggi was relegated to the runner-up spot, while Kapoor finally went the distance and captured his career-first live title for a colossal payday of ₹22.50 Lakhs.

Final Table Results (INR)

  1. Ankit Kapoor – ₹22,50,000
  2. Mayank Jaggi – ₹14,80,000
  3. Rachit Prakash – ₹9,55,000
  4. Arun Karthik – ₹7,40,000
  5. Ankur Sehgal – ₹6,00,000
  6. Sai Raveesh – ₹4,75,000
  7. Dhiraj Kumar Totala – ₹3,85,000
  8. Meherzad Munsaf – ₹2,95,000
  9. Dhaval Mudgal – ₹2,25,000

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