Day 2 of the APT Asian Series Goa saw 52 players climbing onboard the floating Casino Royale for a shot at the APT Head hunter title. With an INR 2,000 bounty on each elimination, action was fast and furious but it was the Kolkata based Anil Adiani, who was the last man standing when the dust had finally settled.
Team Pro – Sangeeth ‘Samoh’ Mohan continued to impress with back-to-back final tables at the APT. He finished runners-up to Team Mentor Aditya ‘Intervention’ Agarwal in Event 1 and though short stacked for most of the event, Samoh managed a top 3 finish yet again adding some valuable points to his APT Player of the Year tally.
Early eliminations saw Team Pro Aditya ‘Mastermind’ Agarwal get unlucky with against Aditya Sushant`s . Sushant completed his broadway straight on the board of to deliver a massive blow to Masterminds stack, one from which he could not recover. Team Pro Kunal Chandra too made a deep run but was eliminated on final table bubble in 11th position by Kishore M.
Final Table Chip counts:
1st - Nitish Gupta - 62,400 chips
2nd - Kishore M - 57,200 chips
3rd - Sangeeth 'Samoh' Mohan - 53,200 chips
4th - Rishi Mishra - 46,400 chips
5th - Pulkit Kalia - 27,400 chips
6th - Aditya Sushant - 24,200 chips
7th - Anil Adiani - 22,400 chips
8th - Phil Sanders -17,200 chips
9th - Siddharth Singhvi - 13,200 chips
10th - Manan Ketan - 11,200 chips
The in-form Nitish Gupta charged into the final table with the lead and collected a few bounties along the way too. In one hand, Nitish eliminated both Anil Gulati and Astad Ramderia when his held up against Anil`s and Astad`s and there was no looking back for the young gun after that. With only the top 9 places getting paid on the final table, one player would go empty handed from the final table and that fate fell upon the shortest stacked Manan Ketan.
Team Pro Pulkit Kalia ended his dry run in tournaments with a in-the-money 9th place finish and got a wee bit unlucky with against Aditya Sushant`s . A King on the board ended Pulkit`s hopes of a maiden APT title. Nitish and Philip Sanders hit the rails soon afterwards in 8th and 7th place respectively.
Team PokerGuru member Siddharth Singhvi made an impression with some smart play and earned a well-deserved runners-up finish. In one hand, we saw him trap Team Pro Sangeeth 'Samoh' Mohan with on a board of . Preflop action had Siddharth Singhvi raise 4500 from early position, Team Pro - Sangeeth 'Samoh' Mohan in late position re-raised to 11,800, action folded around to Siddharth and he just called. Flop got checked around. Turn , Samoh led with a bet of 7,000 and Siddharth called. River , Siddharth checks, Samoh moves allin and got snapped by Siddharth who shows for flopped quads!
Siddharth then turned on the aggression on the final table eliminating both Aditya Sushant and Kishore M to get heads-up with Anil Adiani who himself had a swingy tournament. Anil was down to just 4 big blinds at one point but staged a herculean comeback to win the event after an hour-long heads-up tussle. On the final hand of the tournament, Siddharth Singhvi goes allin from the button holding and Anil Adiani makes the call with . The board blanks out and Ace high gets Anil the APT Head hunter title!
Anil Adiani and Siddharth Singhvi heads-up on the final table
APT Asian Series Goa May 2012 (Event 2: INR 15K Head Hunter) Final Results:
1. Anil Adiani – INR 209,300
2. Siddharth Singhvi – INR 125,600
3. Sangeeth ‘Samoh’ Mohan – INR 65,800
4. Kishore Marimganti – INR 47,800
5. Rishi Mishra – INR 41,900
6. Aditya Sushant – INR 35,900
7. Phil Sanders – INR 29,900
8. Nitish Gupta – INR 23,900
9. Pulkit Kalia – INR 17,900
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