A busy series of live poker tournaments in Goa kicked off on Thursday with the PokerGuru Tour Season 2 – INR 5k freezeout event. The tournament saw the biggest turnout in months at the Casino Royale poker room with 76 players entering the fray. After more than seven hours of high-octane Texas Holdem, it was PokerGuru Team Mentor Ramandeep Singh Gujral who won the tournament cashing in INR 150,000. Gujral beat Prabhat Mukherjea when his ‘big slick’ crushed Mukherjea’s with nothing to show on the board . Mukherjea pocketed INR 80,000 for the second prize. The two big-stacked players fought it out for more than an hour, before Gujral won the title. In the final hand, Gujral opened with 8k on the button. Mukherjea re-raised it to 20K, which Raman 4-bets to 38K. Not to be deterred by the action, Prabhat 5-bets all-in for a total of 170K, and is snap called by Gujral who finally manages to get the tournament elephant off his back with his 1st live score.
The final table was set with eight remaining players, who were all in the money. The following was the chip stacks at the beginning of the final table:
1st - Prabhat Mukherjea - 98,600 chips
2nd - Ramandeep Gujral - 97,000 chips
3rd - Jasven Saigal - 53,700 chips
4th - Arindam Mukherjee - 37,100 chips
5th - Kirill Kolesmikov - 30,400 chips
6th - Padmashree Bhakta - 28,900 chips
7th - Sooraj Rao - 18,100 chips
8th - Richard Turnell - 16,200 chips
The tournament featured several star players including APT Goa Main Event Champion Sangeeth ‘Samoh’ Mohan, High Stakes Pro Rohit Bhalla, APPT main event 5thplace finisher Amit Varma. and Aditya ‘Intervention’ Agarwal. None of these players, though, could run deep in this opening edition of the series.
PGT May Edition (Event 1: 5K Freezeout) Results:
1st Ramandeep Gujral – INR 1,50,000
2nd Prabhat Mukherjea – INR 80,000
3rd Kirill Kolesmikov – INR 50,000
4th Arindam Mukherjee – INR 35,000
5th Sooraj Rao – INR 25,000
6th Padmashree Bhakta – INR 18,000
7th Jasven Saigal – INR 12,000
8th Richard Turnell – INR 10,000
Read the complete live coverage of this event here.
The PokerGuru Team congratulates all players who cashed in the event.
Friday evening will witness the 12K bounty tournament at the Casino Royale poker room with live satellites to the event running from 5pm onwards. PokerGuru will be providing the complete live coverage of the event from 9pm onwards!