WPT India: Kanishka Samant Wins 20K NLH Kick-Off Event

Followers of poker in India will be delighted to that the inaugural edition of the World Poker Tour (WPT) India is finally underway. To kick things off, notable poker pro-Kanishka Samant reigned victorious in the 20K NLH Kick-Off Event. The event witnessed the top 22 places staking their share of the ₹36,87,840 prize pool with the winner taking home ₹9.12 Lakhs up top.

Samant was merciless throughout the event and knocked out Ankush Aryan in fifth place when Aryans’s three-of-a-kind fared poorly against Samant’s full boat. Samant started with a colossal chip lead and it didn’t him take much time to finish the event in style; he dismissed Srinivas B to add the kick-off event title of WPT India to his growing list of victories.

Final Table Results (INR)

1. Kanishka Samant - ₹9,12,000

2. Srinivas B - ₹6,08,500

3. Sahil Chutani - ₹3,80,100

4. Alok Bhatt - ₹3,04,200

5. Ankush Aryan - ₹2,48,900

6. Neelkanthan Murali - ₹2,02,800

7. Zarvan Tumboli - ₹1,65,900

8. Mayank Agarwal - ₹1,29,100