Enthusiasts of poker in India are certainly familiar with prominent poker player Phil Hellmuth. In recent news, the holder of 14 WSOP bracelets was defeated in a heads-up battle against Art Papazyan in the WPT Legends of Poker Main Event.
The Season XVI WPT Legends of Poker Main Event drew a total 763 entries making it the second-largest sized field in WPT Legends of Poker Main Event history. The total prize pool generated was a whopping $2.738 million and the top 81 places earned at least $7,135. Conquering them all was Art Papazyan who collected a cool $668,692 for his first-place finish including a $15,000 seat into the season-ending WPT Tournament of Champions.
The last hand of the Main Event saw Hellmuth opening to 600,000 and Papazyan declaring all-in holding . Hellmuth called possessing a better . Papazyan got a pair of queens on the flop but Hellmuth also picked up a gutshot straight draw. The turn gave Hellmuth outs as he now had a flush draw too but the river sealed the victory and the title for Papazyan.
Final Table Results (USD)
1. Art Papazyan - $668,692
2. Phil Hellmuth - $364,370
3. J.C. Tran - $217,040
4. D.J. Alexander - $161,490
5. Marvin Rettenmaier - $120,775
6. Adam Swan - $91,825
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.