It was February 2012 when the Indian poker pro Abhishek Goindi missed to clinch the Red Dragon and finished as the runner-up in the heads-up battle. 2015 could be the best year to hit the target and bring home the title as, 6 Indians including 3 Team Spades pros are in the race of the Red Dragon Main Event of Macau Poker Cup.
Haresh Kukreja (83,700) will lead the Indian contingent when action rolls out today on Day 2 of the Main Event while Adda52 Team Spades pro Kunal Patni (80,300) will also start strong from his 7th chip stack position from Day 1a. Kunal Patni and Rajeev Raut (69,400) will be coming afresh from their 2nd and 3rd place finish in the HK $5,000 NLH event yesterday. 2 other Team Spades pros – Aditya Sushant (65,300) and Amit Jain (37,300) will also join the Day 2 action today at PokerStars LIVE Macau poker room to contest for the Red Dragon title. Another Indian player, Romit Advani qualified from Day 1d yesterday with 34200 chips to continue his battle for the title today.
2015 Red Dragon Main Event has accumulated a prize pool of over HK $10.3 million to be shared by the Top 117 finishing in money. The ultimate winner will take home a lion’s share of HK $2,199,000 after 3 days of action climaxing with the final table battle on Friday, 13th March.
With 6 Indians in the contest and a huge number of Indian poker lovers railing and cheering them either in the poker room or online on social media, Team India will definitely look to seize the title this year. Team Spades pro Kunal Patni and Rockets Poker Room famed Rajeev Raut will look to capitalize on their money finishes in previous events and go for the kill in 3 remaining days of the main event.
Red Dragon title of Macau Poker Cup is believed to be one of the most prestigious title at the Asian poker felt. Winning the Red Dragon for India has been a dream of a number of Indian poker players who fly to Asian poker destinations around the year to play in poker tournaments. So, keep cheering for Team India, who knows the dream comes true this year.