Frenchman Benjamin Gonzva who started as second in chips has finally won the WPT National Cambodia $1,485 Main Event that took place at Queenco Hotel & Casino in Sihanoukville, Cambodia. Gonzva’s victory was not easy. He had to battle it out with tough players at the felts to top a field of 100 entries and claim $36,487 the first place prize. This victory gave Gonzva the largest of his live tournament career and second in-the-money finish in a WPT National event. Back in 2016, Gonzva finished 43rd in the WPT National Marrakech €1,200 Main Event for €2,124 in prize money.
3 Indian Players Makes Final Table Finish
This time a large Indian contingent took part in the WPT National Cambodia. Some well known players present at the series included Sumit Sapra, Phanindra Akkina, Kanishka Samant, Anup Palod, Nitin Jain, Abhishek Jalan, Manoj Pentakota, Charu Vikram Kaushik, Kalyan Chakravarthy, Santosh Suvarna, Akash Malik and Adda52 qualifiers- Abhineet Jain, Vivek rughani, Amit Sur, Sagar Choudhury, Deepak Raina, etc. While two players (Deepak Raina and Sumit Sapra) won side events, 4 players made it to the final 12 of the World Poker Tour National, (WPT), Cambodia this year.
India’s Nitin Jain Finished 4th, While Manoj and Kalyan Finished 6th & 7th
Yesterday, four Indians made it to the final 12 of the main event of the WPT National, Cambodia. The final day game was dominated by poker players from two countries- Vietnam and India. Interestingly, 3 Indian players (Nitin Jain, Manoj Pendakodja and Kalyan Chakravarthy) made it to the final table of the WPT National, Cambodia.
Nitin Jain from India was the top performer at the WPT National Cambodia Main Event. He battled hard and ended up finishing 4th, earning $12,170. India’s Manoj Pendakodja who led the final 12 of the main event with 569,000 in chips ended up finishing it in 7th place for $7,296, while Kalyan Chakravarthy finished 7th for $6,078. Aside from the main event, two Indian players, namely, Deepak Raina and Sumit Sapra won side events. Deepak Raina (orionn7), who won the ticket to WPTN Cambodia via online satellites on Adda52.com, won the No Limit Hold`em Super Knockout ($250/Bounty) event for $3,360 while Sumit Sapra claimed the $550 PLO Deepstack Event for $5,530. Although our players couldn’t win WPT trophy, they really performed well and remained in headlines all through WPTN, Cambodia series.
WPT National Cambodia Main Event Final Table Results:
#1st: Benjamin Gonzva – $36,487
#2nd: Nguyen Chi Thinh – $25,544
#3rd: Le Ngoc Khanh – $16,420
#4th: Nitin Jain – $12,170
#5th: Yonnas W Jahren – $9,123
#6th: Manoj Pendakodja – $7,296
#7th: Kalyan Chakravarthy – $6,078
#8th: Tran Hong Hai – $4,860
#9th: Zhang Lei – $3,654