Mayank Agarwal was declared the champion and took away a huge sum of ₹27,50,100 in the Deltin Poker Tournament (DPT) April Edition along with the alluring DPT bracelet of the champion. The Kolkata based poker pro has consistently been a part of most of the large tournaments this past year but somehow always missed on a close call. However, he completed his all prospects on the day. This should be an inspiration to those who play poker.
Agarwal is also one of the core members of the team behind the Mahjong Aquarium Poker Championship and Kolkata Poker Championship. Agarwal filed in the ₹35K Main Event on Day 1B and survived an array of total 294 runners to seize the title, after a heads-up deal with Haresh Kukreja, another eminent poker pro. The top 30 clinchers were rewarded a piece of the ₹1,01,87,100 prize pool.
Final Table Review
Jayram Nirama was the first final table victim finishing at ninth place, followed by Kanishk Bansal and Tanuj Moorjani at eighth and seventh respectively.
Kukreja then busted Atul Khanna in sixth place and took apart the pot dismissing Khanna from the event. Ganesh Kompella at fifth and Anant Kumar at fourth place were the next to lose their poker tournament lives.
Yohan Patel built an exciting run in the event. Patel was playing most aggressively on the table and was surprisingly showing his hole cards to the table regularly. He opened to 120k from the button holding
on his last hand and action bends to Mayank Agarwal who moved all-in holding . Yohan called and the board displayed . Agrawal knocked Patel out, sending him packing in third place.
Heads up followed next between the final two. It was decided that Mayank would get home ₹23,10,000 and Kukreja would acquire ₹18,90,000 with ₹2,35,100 kept aside for the champion.
The event’s final hand saw Kukreja moving all-in with around 1.2 million and Agarwal called. Kukreja displayed and Mayank showed . The board demonstrated a brick and Agarwal won his first ever tournament bracelet.
Final Table Results (INR)
1. Mayank Agarwal - ₹25,45,100*
2. Haresh Kukreja – ₹18,90,000*
3. Yohan Patel – ₹11,21,000
4. Anant Kumar - ₹8,15,000
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