Team India’s astonishing run at APT Macau continues and just 2 days following Zarvan Tumboli’s victory in the Opening Day Event, Manoj Pentakota has managed to clinch the Head Hunter Event for HK $ 47,000 (INR 3.88 Lakhs). This is excellent news for people who online poker.
The Head Hunter event attracted 59 runners creating a total prize pool of HK$169,900.
The field was whittled down to only eight players on the opening day with Manoj Pentakota claiming the overnight chip lead with 154,500 in chips.
Final Table Review
The first elimination of the table was seen in Jun Cui shortly followed by Tetsuya Tsuchikawa who departed at eighth place.
China`s Shuai Ping was subsequently knocked out at seventh place with local poker pro Man Wun Ku going out at sixth place.
Here on, Pentakota took the spotlight first doubling up through Feng Chan and then afterwards went on to knock out Tsz Hin Ng in fifth place. Pentakota carried the momentum forward by scalping Hong Kong based Vincent Kwun Ngai Li in fourth place.
Just when it appeared like we would witness a Team India one-two finish, Arjun Dhingra exited in third place, setting up the heads-up tussle between countryman Pentakota and Chan.
It didn’t take very long for Pentakota to end it as the last hand witnessed both players go all in on the flop 8-9-A with Pentakota possessing 6-5 against Chan’s Q-10 The turn and river revealed 5-8 declaring Pentakota the victor!
Final Table Results (HKD)
1. Manoj Pentakota - HK$47,000
2. Fang Chen - HK$29,100
3. Arjun Dhingra - HK$21,200
4. Vincent Kwun Ngai Li - HK$16,500
5. Tsz Hin Ng - HK$14,300
6. Man Wun Ku - HK$12,400
7. Shuai Ping - HK$10,900
8. Tetsuya Tsuchikawa - HK$9,700
9. Jun Cui - HK$8,800
For those who can’t live a day without playing India’s most popular card game, here is some great news.
More than a month ago the Gujarat High Court had judged poker to be a game which relied considerably on chance; a judgement which affected the countless individuals who play poker in India.
In what can be dubbed as a boost to poker in India, a top government official has stated that Goa’s offshore casinos may soon be shifted on land in the coming years