Launched this year in March, Abhishek Jalan’s AceJack poker-staking stable has earned a lot of popularity, as it is the first live staking stable in the country that offers Indian players staking, coaching and special sessions to help them pursue their dreams of becoming professional players. The players are coached by the well-known domestic as well as international pros.
The latest development is Vikram Kumar aka ‘Lungi’ joining as a partner in Jalan’s AceJack. Kumar who recently won DPT 15K Bounty at Deltin Royale Goa is a well-respected player in India’s poker circuit and is known for his helping attitude towards other poker players in the country. His attitude together Jalan’s passion for the game is expected to make this collaboration a success story ahead.
After its launch, Jalan announced the first team of AceJack, which included Shravan Chhabria, Kartik Ved and Rishabh Jain. However, a lot has changed now. Ved who initially joined as a staked player is now looking after day-to-day business operations. While the primary focus of AceJack is on its staking business, it has also expanded into other areas. Recently, they organized a cash game festival- Bajo Shove Fest awith Aditya ‘Bitti’ Agarwal and Palod as partners. The first edition closed out recently in August at the IPA Poker Club in Kolkata and the second edition will take place in October.
Sharing his excitement about this new development, Jalan said, “I couldn’t have found a better business partner I am so happy to be running AceJack with a few of the closest friends in the community Kartik (Ved) and lungi (Vikram Kumar) lets #BAJO”
Kumar too echoed his feelings, saying, “This gives me close proximity to help mold the poker careers of deserving players and also carry the flag along with AceJack in Indian community and glorify this great mind sport #lungi”
When asked about the idea to join hands with Jalan, Kumar said, “I was already planning to start a live stable and called my good friend Jalan. In that conversation we both realized the potential of how it can be bigger if we join forces and here we are today forming a partnership to take AceJack to more success,” said Kumar. Kumar went on to add, “It’s an official partnership – Signed and Sealed #AceJack. Squad expansion would be the first step. We will be adding some more new players to the current team.”
Ben Lamb Emerges as Chip Lead of Day 1 of Triton Super High Roller Macau
Day 1 action wrapped up Monday evening with Ben Lamb emerging as the chip lead on Day 1 of the 2017 Triton Super High Roller Series HK $250,000 6-Max Event.
Lamb accumulated a massive stack of 184,300 to claim the top spot. Lamb finished the day with quite a distance from his closest competitor, Stephen Chidwick, who held with 129,300. The other big stacks from Day 1 included the Michael Addamo (128,900), Christoph Vogelsang (124,500), and Mikita Badziakouski (116,400).
Recent Poker Masters champion Steffen Sontheimer just missed out on a top-five spot in this event ending the night with 114,800, while Dietrich Fast (112,800) and Li Bjorn (106,400) are also moving on.
The play for Day 2 of Triton Super High Roller Macau has already begun at 1 p.m and will be played down until the champion emerges. With 87 entries in total, a prize pool of HK $20,462,400 has been created and top 12 spots will earn a prize with anyone making the money earning at least HK $552,000.The champion of the event will take home the trophy and a top prize of HK $5,874,400.