India’s trailblazing run in poker tournaments overseas continues with Manoj Pentakota finishing 6th in the inaugural knockout event at the ACOP Platinum Series in Macau. The poker festival is set to conclude on July 2. Pentakota had previously shipped the Head Hunter Event at APT Macau, owing his victory solely to the practise he got playing poker in India.
The inaugural HK$2,500 Knockout event drew a field of 93 competitors generating a total prize pool to HK$156,472 with an added HK$46,500 in the bounty pool.
China`s Liang Yu overcame the opposition to claim the title for HK$41,572. Nishant Sharma and Manoj Pentakota represented the Indian contingent with the latter making it to the final table. The Indian pro was eyeing to go all the way on course to his second victory at Macau and at one point even claimed the chip lead just before the beginning of the final table. However, he was eliminated at sixth place for HK$9,400 (INR 77,500).
Final Table Results (HKD)
1. Liang Yu - HK$41,572
2. Ion Sang Song - HK$28,900
3. Tsz Hin Ng - HK$19,100
4. Patroklos Koudounis - HK$14,900
5. Hung Hui Chung - HK$12,000
6. Manoj Pentakota - HK$9,400
7. Lee Anne Sarah Ball - HK$7,400
8. Yong Cheong Foo - HK$5,800
9. Benny But - HK$4,400
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.