DPT 2017: Rajnish Kumar Ships High Roller Event

Rajnish Kumar

The Deltin Poker Tournament (DPT), the largest live tournament for poker in India, continues to draw a good crop of players with the costliest event on the itinerary i.e. 75K High Roller ₹80 Lakhs GTD attracting 162 participants in total. The event saw the top 18 places making the money out of the staggering ₹1,21,50,000 prize pool with the champ taking home the lion’s share of ₹32.47 Lakhs.

After two days of thrilling action, Rajnish Kumar survived the massive field and overcame Akshay Nasa in the heads-up tussle to claim the title.

The first five knock outs of the final table took place under four hours of play with Sunny Vijaywargi, Vikram Kumar, Ritesh Goyal, Swaroop B and Vaibhav Sharma all falling in quick succession.

Karan Khushalani was the next one to bow out and was accompanied by former chip leader Zarvan Tumboli. Rajnish Kumar opened to 150,000 and Tumboli went all-in with . Kumar called instantly tabling and the board ran . Kumar won the pot with his pair of Jacks ending Tumboli’s tournament life in third place.

The heads-up match versus Akshay Nasa was a rather short and Kumar claimed title in just a few minutes.

The last hand of the tournament saw Kumar making an open for 1,30,000 and heads-ups rival Nasa called. The flop displayed and Nasa went all-in with seeking straight and flush draws. Kumar called tabling for a gutshot straight draw. The turn and river offered no hope to Nasa and Kumar`s higher kicker won him the title.

Final Table Results (INR)

1. Rajnish Kumar - ₹32,47,600

2. Akshay Nasa - ₹20,44,800

3. Zarvan Tumboli - ₹15,33,600

4. Karan Khushalani - ₹12,02,850

5. Sunny Vijaywargi - ₹9,02,00

6. Vikram Kumar - ₹6,61,500

7. Ritesh Goyal - ₹4,51,000

8. Swaroop B - ₹3,60,000

9. Vaibhav Sharma - ₹2,70,000