The second DPT Xpress (DPTX) is just one day away and every fan of live tournament poker has already braced for quality poker action and immense thrill. The high-value edition is set to take place at the Deltin Denzong, one of the best destinations in the beautiful location of Gangtok, Sikkim.
This edition of DPT Xpress Sikkim run from 14th to 17th March and promises world class live tournament experience with 4 exciting events – 5k Burn ‘n’ Turn (Re-entry/A) ft. #OneTime (14th March), 15K Main Event with two re-entries (15th & 16th March), 10K Bounty (16th March) and 5k + 5k Tag Team event (17th March). The big news is that the buy-in of the whole series is just INR 35K and hence it is going to be a special treat for the low as well as the mid-stakes players in India.
DPT Xpress is not just about tournament action. Players will also be able to enjoy quality cash game action during the series. The cash games are going to be even better this time around. Another big news to share is the fact that all the event structures have been tweaked and they are less turbo compared to the previous edition. DPT has introduced #ONETIME in the Burn ‘N’ Turn event, which will be your chance to RIT (Run It Twice). The Main Event will have Shot clocks for a faster game play.
Looking back to the previous edition of DPT Xpress, we present to our readers the poker players who have emerged as the winners and walked away with the exciting cash prizes. Here they are:
Burn N Turn Winner – Vivek Anand Baskey
The inaugural DPTX edition was hosted last year in September. It kicked off with 5K buy-in Burn N Turn on 27th September, which drew a field of 122 entries (56 unique entries, 14 re-buys and and 52 add-ons). In the end, it was Jharkhand’s Vivek Anand Baskey who emerged as the winner to take down the title for INR 1.55 Lac. Sakwik Gupta finished runner-up to Baskey to earn INR 1.06.
The top 12 places were paid out in this particular live tournament with a min-cash of INR 12K. The players who made it to the FT included Vivek Anand Baskey – (1st for INR 1,55,000), Satwik Gupta – (2nd for INR 1,06,500), Cyrus Sidhwa – (3rd for INR 71,000), Ankit Takle – (4th for INR 56,000), Nima Dawa Sherpa – (5th for INR 44,500), Karan Sahwney – (6th for INR 38,500), Vishal Gupta – (7th for INR 32,500), Rajiv Sachdeva – (8th for INR 26,500), and Harihar Venkata – (9th for INR 20,500).
10K Bounty Winner – Prashant Malik
The second event of the first DPTX was 10K Bounty. The fast-paced had 5K+5K buy-in, with 5K going into the prize pool and the remaining 5K going into the bounty prize. The winner to emerge in this event was Gurgaon’s Prashant Malik who outlasted 48 entries to bag the top prize of INR 90K.
Top 6 players were paid out and they included the eventual winner Prashant Malik – (1st for INR 90,000), Rajiv Gupta – (2nd for INR 53,000), Manish Lakhotia – (3rd for INR 31,000), Karan Sawhney – (4th for INR 24,000), Shivam Shukla – (5th for INR 20,000) and Ritesh Tripathi – (6th for INR 14,000).
15K Main Event Winner – Bhola Sharma
The highlight of the series was 15K buy-in Main Event and it found a champion in local pro Bhola Sharma, who outlasted a strong field of 67 entries (53 unique entries and 14 re-entries) to claim the title. Sharma earned INR 3.40 Lac, while his heads-up mate Pema Ladakhi settled for INR 1.95 lac.
Top 9 players were paid and they were Bhola Sharma – (1st for INR 3,40,000), Pena Ladakhi – (2nd for INR 1,95,000), Manjit Jajoo – (3rd for INR 1,20,000), Deepak Raina – (4th for INR 86,000), Vikash Shah – (5th for INR 65,000), Srinivas Balasubramanian – (6th for INR 50,000), Mahipal Vala – (7th for INR 44,850), Cyrus Sidhwa – (8th for INR 39,000), and Jason Pereira – (9th for INR 35,000).
Teams Event Winners – Prashant Malik & Deepak Raina
The last event of the series was players’ choice where they were given the option to choose from various formats i.e. Teams event, Heads-up or a Satellite event for WPT India ME. The players opted for INR 5K + INR 5K buy-in Teams Event and nine 2-player teams entered the event. In the end, it was Team Gurgaon Blasters comprising of INR 10K Bounty winner Prashant Malik and Main Event fourth place finisher Deepak Raina, who took down the event to claim the first-place prize money of INR 60,000. Team Shiva Squad (Manish Lakhotia and Rishab Dalmia) finished 2nd for INR 30K.
The second edition of DPTX is going to be bigger! Come join and make it to the list of winners!