Ari Engel grabbed his second title in a month, following the Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT) Potawatomi for a whopping $114,876. In late March 2017; he bagged the PokerStars Championship Panama $1,100 6-Handed Event for $26,270.
Regarded as one of the most consistent poker players, Engel has 217 tournament cashes and his career earnings are $4,580,792. These include events which awarded him eight World Series of Poker (WSOP) Circuit gold rings.
FINAL TABLE REVIEW
Eliminations at the final table started with reigning MSPT Player of the Year Rich Alsup departing at ninth place.
Engel began his way to the top at this point by busting Patrick McCullough with a seven on the turn to strengthen his pocket sevens against the latter’s eights. McCullough was knocked out at eighth place.
Next, Engel sent Jim Juvancic packing at fifth. On Hand 74 of the final table, a three-way hand witnessed Engel raise to 185,000 under the gun.
Juvancic went all-in from the small blind for 795,000 with .Heine from the big called instantly with the .This was followed by Engel going all-in, and Heine folded.
The board revealed giving Engel a full house.
Heine was finally dismissed at third place by Carlos Monteiro, paving way for heads-up battle.
Engel held on to the lead, yet the tussle lasted a long time. The final hand came as Engel with the raised the button to 355,000.
Monteiro three-bet for 3.2 million with the
causing Engel to immediately call.
The flop made Engel trips with the on the turn and river cementing his victory.
Monteiro bagged $69,405 for a runner-up finish.
FINAL TABLE STANDINGS
1. Ari Engel - $114,876
2. Carlos Monteiro - $69,405
3. Keith Heine - $45,232
4. George Dietz - $31,352
5. Jim Juvancic - $23,933
6. Alex Ziskin - $18,428
7. Brad Jansen - $15,317
8. Dan Crawford - $12,684
9. Patrick McCullough - $10,722
10. Rich Alsup - $8,137
The World Poker Tour India edition has successfully concluded and has been regarded by many as a trailblazing event for poker in India
The Casino Deltin Royale is currently playing host to the inaugural WPT India, a tournament which has so far attracted many enthusiasts of poker in India.
Fans of poker in India can rejoice in the fact that Team India is performing splendidly at the series.