Several Indian players including pioneering poker pro Aditya Agarwal are expected to join the festival in the coming days despite the inclement weather conditions. Agarwal is expected to reach the venue to play the Main Event scheduled on September 1. But for those who are already present at Macau, the event has kicked-off in grand style. Many Indian players have already made notable cashes in the series so far, and Paawan Bansal has taken down event #5.
Event 5: HK$6,000 NLH
The HK$6,000 event drew a total 65 entries and besting them all was India’s Paawan Bansal after he beat local player Fan Jia. The final three players agreed to a deal to modify the prizes and Bansal pocketed HK$75,000 for his finish. Bansal overcame a tough final table which featured notable pro Celina Lin. India’s Ronak Jatin Vyas managed to reach the final table and finished sixth for HK$23,770.
Final Table Standings (HKD)
1. Paawan Bansal - HK$75,000*
2. Fan Jia - HK$101,500*
3. Takayuki Kozakai - HK$55,000*
4. Celina Lin - HK$37,500
5. Jia Tang - HK$27,200
6. Ronak Jatin Vyas - HK$23,770
7. Jason George Coe - HK$20,500
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.