Bangalore based Vinod KK continued his strong performance from Day 1 of the PGT main event to win the title after beating Vipun Sharma heads-up. He collected INR 6 Lacs beating a field of 63 runners to claim the top prize .
The deep-stacked tournament had a 2-day format, which saw the final nine players returning on day 2 to resume play till we had a new PGT champion!
After seven hours of play on Day 1, the following players were set to return on day 2 to play down to the winner:
1st - Vinod KK - 335,500 chips
2nd - Aditya Sushant - 100,500 chips
3rd - Madan Kumar - 99,000 chips
4th - Lawrence Melwin - 81,500 chips
5th - Amit Varma - 78,000 chips
6th - Shravan Chhabria - 77,000 chips
7th - Vipun Sharma - 76,000 chips
8th - Shawn Chatterton - 62,000 chips
9th - Santanu Saha - 36,000 chips
PGT Main Event Final Table - Top 9 players
All finalists were assured to take home atleast INR 35,000 but all eyes were on the top prize and the coveted PGT main event title.
Amit Varma was the first to depart from the final table, after losing a big pot when he called all-in from the big blind and Shravan Chhabria called from the button. Amit's were dominated by Shravan's and in the very next hand Amit made an all-in move with a similar hand, but ran into the of Lawrence Melwin.
Then an interesting hand happened with a lot of pre-flop action, which according to the event live coverage went as follows:
“ Madan Kumar has been raising the aggression on the final table today with several pre-flop raises going uncontested in his favor. In yet another such hand, Madan raises to 16000 from UTG, action on Shravan Chhabria who 3-bets to 41000. Madan, after thinking for a while 4-bets it to 100k. Shravan instantly folds and shows the table . "WOW!" is the general sentiment on the final table. “
Shortly thereafter Kolkata native Shawn Chatterton shoves all-in from the small blind, with the action folded to him, and gets a call from Shravan Chhabria in the big blind. Shawn `s fail to catch up against Shravan's . Shawn is eliminated in 8th place taking home INR 40,000 in prize money.
Five minutes later the 7th place finisher had been decided, when the short stacked Santanu Saha re-shoved into Lawrence Melwin's raise from the hijack, who was holding . The flop opens and no Ace or King came to Santanu`s rescue on the board.
After an hour of swingy play, Aditya Sushant is the next one to leave the final table, after getting his Kings cracked by pocket fours. In his bust-out hand, Aditya`a are beaten by Shravan's .
Shravan Chhabria hit the rails soon afterwards after losing a flip with against Madan Kumar`s . Shravan claimed the 5th place prize of INR 90,000.
Lawrence Melwin was the next one to leave the final table, after he re-shoved 143,000 into Vipun Sharma's UTG raise of 45,000.
The board ran out .Vipan hits a Jack on the river to eliminate Lawrence Melwin in 4th place.
With play down to three handed the game becomes a lot more aggressive and soon we see Madan Kumar pushing all-in from the small blind holding with Vinod making the call in the big blind with . The cowboys hold up and Madan gets eliminated in 3rd place.
The heads-up play between Vinod KK and Vipun Sharma lasts just one (!!) hand.
The final hand of the tournament has Vipun moving all-in pre-flop and he gets a call from Vinod.
The flop comes down the extraordinary , giving both players a set. The turn card is the and the river card is the , crowning Vinod KK as the PGT main event champion!
PokerGuru Tour INR 25,000 Main Event Final Results:
1st – Vinod KK - INR 6,00,000
2nd – Vipun Sharma - INR 3,30,000
3rd – Madan Kumar - INR 2,25,000
4th – Lawrence Melwin - INR 1,40,000
5th – Shravan Chhabria - INR 90,000
6th – Aditya Sushant - INR 65,000
7th – Santanu Saha - INR 50,000
8th – Shawn Chatterton - INR 40,000
9th – Amit Varma - INR 35,000
Read the complete live coverage of this event here.
The PokerGuru Team congratulates all players who cashed in the event.
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