Followers of poker in India has witnessed a thrilling beginning to the Macau Poker Cup as 8 Indian competitors have already made impressive cashes. The latest of them being Akshay Nasa and Nathan Rao who both finished runner-up in the $500 Flip Out event and HK$3000 NLH event respectively.
$500 Flip Out:
The $500 Flipout event drew a strong field of 220 entries to generate a prize pool worth HK$96,030. Topping the field was Israel’s Ben Gur who earned HK$23,000 for his finish. India’s Akshay Nasa was in thick of the action and managed to reach heads-up but unfortunately couldn’t ship it and pocketed HK$15,046 for his second place finish. Two other Indians Neeraj Kumar and Nishant Sharma cashed out. Kumar placed 13th for HK$1,400 while Sharma 22nd for HK$1,000. Poker pro Celina Lin final tabled the event and eventually exited fourth for HK$8,000.
Final Table Standings (HKD):
1. Ben Gur - HK$23,000
2. Akshay Nasa - HK$15,046
3. Vladimir Skliarov - HK$9,500
4. Celina Lin - HK$8,000
5. King Lun Lau - HK$6,500
6. Philemon Yan Kay Ip - HK$5,200
7. Wei Zhao - HK$4,100
8. Jung Fu Ma - HK$3,200
9. Alexander Ryskin - HK$2,350
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.