The last event on the WSOP 2017 schedule i.e. The Little One for One Drop is now in the books and surviving the 4,391-player field was Adrian Moreno who clinched his first bracelet and a cool $528,316 in prize money. India’s Akash Malik departed the event on Day 3 at 77th place bagging $5,500. Malik, who prominently plays poker in India, made some impressive runs at the series.
Moreno entered in 11th out of the 12 remaining players. Matt Berkey had a huge lead coming into the day with almost one third of the total chips in play, but Moreno moved up the ranks and eventually grabbed his first WSOP bracelet.
The sole Indian challenger in contention was Akash Malik who departed the event on Day 3. The hand witnessed Malik going all-in with 184,000 in chips possessing and action folded to Roman Valerstein called with . Valerstein had a huge lead with his kings and he got a set on the board sending Malik to the cage at 77th spot for a consolation of $5,500.
Final Table Standings:
1. Adrian Moreno - $528,316
2. Martin Lesjoe - $326,314
3. Matt Berkey - $240,588
4. Jimmy Guerrero - $178,764
5. Richard Dixon - $133,868
6. Giuseppe Pantaleo - $101,041
7. Ricardo Ramos - $76,871
8. Samuel Vonkennel - $58,953
9. Alexandros Papadopoulos - $45,578
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.