The 2016/2017 Seminole Hard Rock Poker returns with its last stop of the season at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood. The final stop of the season has been underway since Aug 3 with three champions already crowned in as many events. Nipun Java, a popular name among enthusiasts of poker in India, has won Event #1: $570 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em for $230,849.
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David Shmuel and Andrea Lloha were the first ones get busted followed by former SHRP champion Manny Minaya.
After Brian Powell exited in fifth place Java’s lead surged to over 30,000,000 making up for almost half of the total chips in play with four players left.
At this stage a deal was discussed to chop out the remaining cash pool. Owing to his massive stack Java earned $230,849 and it didn`t take him long to clinch the championship trophy.
“It’s a confidence game,” Java stated about his recent run. “It’s tough to quantify what exactly works, why it’s a confidence game, but there’s something about poker which momentum is a real thing.”
“I think if you’re playing well and you keep putting yourself in good spots,” he added, “It does help.”
Final Table Payouts (USD)
1. Nipun Java – $230,849 *
2. Alfredo Guevara – $169,791 *
3. Josh Robins – $133,824 *
4. Ana Clara Freitas – $130,701 *
5. Brian Powell – $79,722
6. Michael Mehallis – $62,667
7. Zach Donovan – $46,009
8. Manny Minaya – $30,937
9. Andrea Lloha – $22,211
10. David Shmuel – $14,279
Fans of poker in India can rejoice in the fact that Team India is performing splendidly at the series.
Zarvan Tumboli, a reputed expert in poker in India, has made some impressive runs in notable tournaments all over the globe this year.
WPT Deepstacks Netherlands is in full flow and at Holland Casino Valkenburg and regular players of poker in India have already made inroads at the festival.