India Poker Championship March 2013 got underway here at the Royale Card Room of Casino Royale , Goa as the 10K Weekend Event was won by Jasven Saigal. Saigal had earlier won a title at the Golden Aces event some time back and his winning streak continued with the IPC.
Saigal started 6th on the final table but conquered 3 players to break into the lead. He outlasted a field of 81 players and overcame Ali Nawaz Merchant in heads up action. Paras Kumar was placed third while Kanishka Kapoor came fourth.
Yesterday the 5K warm up event crowned Rajesh Vallabhaneni as the new Champion. The 5K Warm up event of their March 2013 tourney attracted 92 entries. Vallabhaneni battled out Deepak Bhambhani who had been the final table chip leader and took first spot. Both players got stuck in a game with no returns as the board drew 6s 2d Js Ah 3c and Vallabhaneni holding Ac 4h won over the Kc Qc of Bhambhani. Abhishek Rathod was the first runner up while Paras Kumar Kanani finished in 4th spot.
Keep watching this space for more action on IPC.