Welcome To Live Coverage Of Day IA Of WPT India 2019 Main Event

Day 1A Ends With Bhavdeepsingh Jhala Rana Leading 64 Survivors Into Day 2!

BJ Rana Day 1 ME


Level 13 (Blinds (1000-2000, & Ante 2000)

Level 13 comes to a close and it marks the end of Day 1A. A total of 227 entries were registered in the opening flight. After level 13, only 64 players have bagged up chips for Day 2, which begins on Sunday at 3pm. Here is a look at chip counts:

1.Bhavdeepsingh Jhala Rana  –  336,500
2.  Sahil Chutani  –  253,000
3.  Ashish Munot  –  240,000
4.  Malik Gagandeep  –  228,000
5.  Haresh Kukreja  –  219,500
6.  Gaurav Chauhan  –  210,500
7.  Raj Talwar  –  206,000
8.  Ankit Wadhawan  –  188,500
9.  Jayant Yewale  –  185,500
10.  Amit Mishra  –  179,500
11.  Sameer Chaturvedi  –  173,500
12.  Abhishek Chinya  –  170,500
13.  Vinod Megalmani  –  149,500
14.  Vaibhav Sharma  –  147,000
15.  Ramandeep Gujral  –  138,000
16.  Kshitij Kucheria  –  135,000
17.  Yash Punjawat  –  134,500
18.  Yudhishtir Jaswal  –  134,000
19.  Abhishek Goindi  –  118,500
20.  Yasheel .D  –  115,500
21.  Mahesh Kalra  –  115,500
22.  Tyrone Ror Krishan Tracy  –  112,000
23.  Sashikant Koya  –  109,500
24.  Chiraag Patel  –  107,500
25.  Hareesh K N  –  104,000
26.  Eka Vedantham  –  103,000
27.  Sahil Nair  –  101,500
28.  Kanishk Upreti  –  100,500
29.  Aditya Agarwal  –  98,500
30.  Nitish Gupta  –  98,000
31.  Maulik Desai  –  95,000
32.  Vijay Reddy  –  91,500
33.  Vaibhav Arora  –  90,500
34.  Anuj Kumar Kodam  –  88,000
35.  Sunil Saraf  –  84,500
36.  Sumit Sapra  –  83,000
37.  Ayush Garg  –  81,000
38.  Anil Adiani  –  79,500
39.  Aseem Jain  –  79,500
40.  Manoj Singh  –  79,500
41.  Shazman N Shroff  –  79,000
42.  Sam Anand  –  73,500
43.  Saurabh Bahl  –  70,000
44.  Bebhav Sharma  –  65,500
45.  Ujjwal Vishrani  –  65,000
46.  Dhaval Mudgal  –  64,000
47.  Garvit Patodia  –  59,000
48.  Sanjay Kandampully  –  58,000
49.  Faiz Alam  –  56,000
50.  Mayank Agarwal  –  53,000
51.  Sahil Agarwal  –  53,000
52.  Kaizad Pestonji  –  52,500
53.  Laksh Singh  –  52,000
54.  Ronish Shetty  –  50,500
55.  Manish Fatepuria  –  48,000
56.  Parvathaneni Gokul Krishna  –  47,000
57.  Bibek Karki  –  43,500
58.  Ankit Bajaj  –  40,000
59.  Krishna Kumar  –  39,500
60.  Phanindra Akkina  –  37,500
61.  Anmol Mehta  –  35,500
62.  Michael Dorevklint  –  35,500
63.  Khorshed Alam  –  34,000
64.  Anubhav Deswal  –  30,500

The remaining two starting flights take place tomorrow, with Day 1B starting at 2:00 pm, followed by Turbo Flight 1C tomorrow night at 11:30 pm.

Good luck for Day 1B and Day1 C tomorrow!

Level 13 Begins. Only 70 Players Remain In The Field!

Level 13 (Blinds (1000-2000, & Ante 2000)

The tournament has entered level 13 with blinds now increasing to 1k-2k and a BB ante of 2k. And this is going to be the last level from Day 1A. The total field of 227 entries has whittled down to around 70 players. Registration has already closed, but there are two more starting flights where you can enter to join the event.


Notable Chip Counts – BJ Rana In Lead!

BJ Rana

Level 12 (Blinds 800-1200 & Ante 1200)
BJ Rana – 380k
Gagandeep Malik – 270k
Ankit Wadhawan – 205k
Kanishk Upreti – 190k
Sahil Chutani – 160k
Kshitij Kucheria – 153k
Rishabh Vekaria – 140k
Gaurav Chauhan – 138k
Sameer Chaturvedi – 130k
Garvit GRP – 122K

Varun Vohra Hits The Rail!

Level 11 (600-1200 & ante 1200)

A player raises from early position, the player in the cutoff calls, and Varun Vohra shoves all-in from SB. Garvit Patodia calls from BB, while the rest fold.

Vohra turns over As 8s against Garvit’s Kd Js.

The board runs out Ad Jh 6h 4h Jc. Vohra takes the lead on the flop, but another jack on the river gives Garvit trips and he wins the pot to bust Vohra.

Late Registration for Day 1A Ends With 227 Entries!

Day 1A Field
Day 1A Field

Level 10 (Blinds 500-1000 & Ante 1000)
The WPT India 2019 Main Event is off to a great start,registering a total of 227 entries. The remaining two starting flights will take place tomorrow, with Day 1B kicking off at 2pm, and the Turbo Flight 1C beginning at 11:30 pm.

Kanishk Upreti Takes It Down From Sahil Agarwal

Level 10 (Blinds 500-1000 & Ante 1000)
Pre-flop, a player from MP1 raises to 2400. While Sahil Agarwal from MP2 calls, Kanishk Upreti from HJ re-raises it to 8.8k.
The player in MP1 folds and Sahil calls. Both players take to a flop of 7h Ah 7d.
On the flop, Sahil checks, Kanishk bets 7500, and Sahil Agarwal folds.

Anubhav Deswal Doubles Up Through Gokul Krishna!

Anubhav Deswal ME

Level 10 (Blinds 500-1000 & Ante 1000)
Pre-flop, a player from MP1 opens to 2500 and Anubhav Deswal from HJ and Gokul Krishna from BB call.
Flop 10d 6c 9c
Gokul checks, MP1 checks behind, and Anubhav shoves all-in for his remaining 12700 stack. Gokul calls , while MP1 folds.
The remaining two streets bring Qs and 7h
Gokul shows 10c Ks for a flopped one pair of tens, while Anubhav tables Qc 7c for the winning two pairs to take down the pot and double-up.


Shashikant K. Doubles-Up!

Level 10 (Blinds 500-1000 & Ante 1000)
It was a pre-flop battle where Shashikant K. from MP 2 shoved all-in for 19.5k and was called by a player in BB.
Shashikant: As Ah
BB Player: Ad Ks
The board opened 7c 2s 6s 10s 3c where pocket aces held up and Shashikant got a double-up to survive.


Bulllets Vs. Cowboys!

Level 9 (Blinds 400-800 & Ante 800)
We caught action on a flop of 8s 3h 2d, BJ Rana from SB bet 20k, a player from UTG +1 folded, and Sahil Nevatiya from button called.
Turn 10s
BJ Rana bet 15k and Sahil called again
River 4h
BJ Rana checked and Sahil bet 55k, which Rana called and tabled Ad As against Kd Kh of Sahil Nevatiya to take down the pot.

Amit Dhall Done for The Day!

Level 9 (Blinds 400-800 & Ante 800)
Amit Dhall holding As Jc in button shoved all-in for 13k and Vaibhav Sharma holding Ad Ac called from SB.
The board ran out 8d 4d 5s 10c 2c where pocket aces of Sharma won the pot and he busted Amit Dhall.


Myron Pereira Busts Soham Pal

Level 9 (Blinds 400-800 & Ante 800)
In a pre-flop action, Soham Pal from MP1 shoves all-in for 9k holding 10c Kc and gets called by Myron Pereira who held Kd Ad in HJ position.
The board runs out Qh 9d 6d 4d Jh where Myron hits a flush to take down the pot and bust Pal from Day 1A of the WPT India Main Event.


Rubin Labroo Wins A Decent Pot 

Level 8 (Blinds 300-600 & Ante 600)
Pre-flop, a player from UTG+1 limps, defending champion Nikunj Jhunjhunwala from MP 1 raises to 2100, everyone folds except Rubin Labroo who calls from BB.

Flop 8h Ac 9h
Labroo checks, the player in UTG +1 also checks, and Nikunj bets 3200. Both Labroo and UTG + call.
Turn As
Everyone checks the turn
River Kh
Labroo bets 14k, UTG +1 folds, and Nikunj calls.
Labroo shows Ah Qh for a winning flush and Nikunj mucks his hand.


Vaibhav Takes It Down On The River!

Level 8 (Blinds 300-600 & Ante 600)

Harish Raju from UTG + 1 open raises to 1600 and Vaibhav Thikrar from CO calls.
Flop Qc 10d 6d
Harish leads out for 3200 and Vaibhav calls.
Turn 6c
Both players check this time
River 5h
Harish bets 8500 and makes it 25k. Harish folds. Vaibhav takes down the pot.


225 Entries & Counting!

Level 8 (Blinds 300-600 & Ante 600)

Players have returned from the break. A total of 225 entries have been registered so far and there are 143 remaining. Late registration remains open till Level 10, but players are only allowed one entry per starting flight. Each level for Day 1A is of 40 minute and the day will end after level 13.

R. Shetty Takes It Down In A Four-Way Hand!

Level 7 (Blinds 300-500 & Ante 500)
Pre-flop, a player from UTG open limps, R Shetty from CO and blinds call.
Flop- Qd Qc 9c
SB bets 1600, BB folds, UTG folds as well and R Shetty calls.
Turn 8h
SB continues and bets 5k this time, and R Shetty calls.
River 2c
Both players check the river.
R Shetty shows Qs 5s against Jd 10h of SB to take down the pot with queen trips.


Adda52 Celebrity Pro Minissha Lamba Hits The Rail!

Minissha Lamba ME
Level 7 (Blinds 300-500 & Ante 500)
In a recent hand, we saw Chiraag Patel from UTG +1 opening to 900. Two players, one from HJ and another from CO called, while Minissha Lamba who was short-stacked shoved all-in for 5300 from  SB. Patel called, while HJ and CO folded.
Patel: Ah Qd
Lamba: Jh Jd
The board ran out Ad 7d 3d 5s 3c where Lamba’s pocket jacks could not hold up and she got busted from Day 1A.

Manish Lakhotia Doubles-Up!

MANISH Lakhotia ME

Level 6 (Blinds 200-400 & Ante 400)
A while back, Manish Lakhotia got a much-needed double-up. A player from UTG open raised to 2k and Lakhotia from MP1 went all-in for 11k in chips. The player from UTG made a snap call and tabled Js Jd against Qh Kd of Lakhotia.
The board opened 4h Qc 6c 8s 4d where pocket jacks of the utg player could not hold as Lakhotia  found a queen on the flop to take the pot to double-up.


Zarvan Tumboli Busted

Level 6 (Blinds 200-400 & Ante 400)
Zarvan Tumboli opened to 1k, a player from CO called ,and Shasman S. from button raised to 3k. When action folded back to Zarvan, he moved all-in for over 15k stack holding Kd Kc, while CO folded, Shasman S. called with As Kh.
Board: 7s 2c 4d 2d Ad

Zarvan’s cowboys could not hold up against AK and he got busted.


Chip Counts At First Break- Gagandeep Malik Leads

Malik Gagandeep
Malik Gagandeep

Level 5 (Blinds 200-300 & Ante 300)
Gagandeep Malik – 115k
Vaibhav Thikrar -107k
Ankit Wadhawan – 98k
Ayush Garg – 90k
Santosh Suvarna -86k
Vijay R – 81K
Nirav Parekh- 80k
Rishabh Jain – 70k

Gangandeep Takes It Down On The River 

Malik Gagandeep
Malik Gagandeep


Level 4 (Blinds 100-200 & Ante 200)

A player raises to 600, Gagandeep Malik calls, and both blinds call as well.

The flop runs 10c 9h 4d. Action checks to Gagandeep, who bets 1200. SB check-calls and BB check-raises to over 5k. The next player folds, Gagandeep and SB call.

Turn 6d

SB checks, BB bets 10.5k and Gagandeep calls, while the SB folds.

River 5d

BB checks and Gagandeep bets 14k and BB folds.

Gagandeep takes down the pot and he is the chip leader as of now.


Defending WPT India ME Champ Nikunj Jhunjhunwala In Action!

Nikunj Jhunjhunwala
Nikunj Jhunjhunwala

Level 4 (Blinds 100-200 & Ante 200)

Over 200 entries already on the board and we can see a big number of top pros in the field. One of them is none other than the defending WPT India Main Event Champion Nikunj Jhunjhunwala along with other bigwigs like WSOP bracelet winner Aditya Sushant, Adda52 Pro Kunal Patni, Arjun Arora, Dhaval Mudgal, Eka Vedantham, Raghav Bansal, Rajat Sharma, Sharvan Chhabria, Meherazad Munsaf, Vivek Rughani, Rajeev Kanjani  and the list goes on and on!


Bullets for Rajeev Kanjani; He Doubles-Up!
Level 4 (Blinds 100-200 & Ante 200)
Pre-flop, Rajeev Kanjani from UTG opens to 1k, Manish Gandhi from button re-raises to 3k and Rajeev shoves all-in for 12k. Manish calls all-in.
Rajeev: Ac As
Manish: Ad Ks
Board: 4c 2s 2c Jd 5c
Kanjani’s pocket Aces hold up and he takes down the pot to double-up.


Raghavendra Takes It Down From Amit Singh

Level 3 (Blinds 100-200 & Ante 100)
Raghavendra from MP1 opens to 600 gets one caller in Amit Singh from BB.
Flop 9h 7s 9s
Both players check the flop as well as the remaining two streets – 2d and Kh.
Raghavendra turns over Ah 10h and takes down the pot as Amit mucks his hand.

Aditya Kumar Busts Naveen Sagar

Level 3 (Blinds 100-200 & Ante 100)

Pre-flop, Aditya kumar limps, Naveen Sagar raises to 1,700, and Kumar re-raises to 2,500. Sagar calls. The flop comes down Jh 9d 7d where Kumar bets 7,500, Sagar moves all in for 22,000, and Kumar calls holding Kh Kc against pocket tens of Sagar.

The turn and river open 3h and 4h, and pocket kings hold up to win the pot for Kumar and eliminate Sagar.

Rishab Jain Take It Down

Level 2 (Blinds 100-200 & Ante 0)
It was a pre-flop action where Rishab Jain from UTG open limps and Raj Talwar from MP1 raises to 400k, which Rishab re-raises to 1800. Talwar calls.

The flop opens 3h Jh Kh.
Both players go on to check the flop and the remaining two streets – Ac and 7c.
Rishab turns over Ad Kd for two pairs and Talwar mucks his hand.

Rishab takes it down to add to his growing stack.

Notables In The Field!

Level 2 (Blinds 100-200 & Ante 0)

The WPT India Main Event is off to a great start! This is the level no. 2 and there are already 162 entries on the board. With late registration open till level 10, the field is expected to easily cross 250 mark. Here is a list of some notables in the field:

Abhishek Goindi

Eka Vedantham

Muskan Sethi

Maria Kirloskar

Karan Arora

Rishabh Vekaria

Meherzad Munsaf

Rajeev Raut

Aditya Sushant

Kunal Patni

Nikunj jhunjhunwala

Rubin Labroo

Vidhur Singhal

Amin Rozani

Pradeep Sharma

Raghav Bansal

Anil Gulati

Vivek Rughani

Siddharth Singhvi

Manish Lakhotia

WSOP Bracelet Winner Aditya Sushant is off to Good Start!

Level 1 (Blinds 100-100 & Ante 0)

After busting WPT India Big Bounty event, Sushant jumped into the main event and is off to a good start. A while back, he won a pot on the river of 10s 9s 5s 2h kd board. Three players were involved on the river. Two of them checked and Sushant bet 800 and the rest folded. Sushant took down the pot to chip up early.

100 Entries & Counting!

Level 1 (Blinds 100-100 & Ante 0)

Tables are fast-filling up! 100 entries are already in the field and counting, with the late registration open till the end of level 10, approximately at 10:30pm

‘Shuffle-Up & Deal’ – Day 1A of the Main Event Begins!

Level 1 (Blinds 100-100 & Ante 0)

With the announcement of ‘Shuffle-Up & Deal’, the most awaited event of the year – WPT India Main Event has got underway here at the Deltin Royale in sunny Goa. Players start with 30k stack and blinds are 100-100 as of now. Good luck!

Welcome To Day IA Of WPT India 2019 Main Event

WPT India Main Event day 1a

Good afternoon and welcome back to Deltin Royale in Goa, which is buzzing with the excitement for the biggest event of WPT India 2019 – the 3.25 Crore GTD Main Event, which begins today in a while from now at 3:30 pm local time. Last year, it was Mumbai’s high-stakes cash game specialist Nikunj Jhunjhunwala who took down the main event title for a hefty INR 66.35 lac after besting a record field of 697 entries. The battle for the title begins again, stay tuned for the updates!

In the Main Event this time, there is a WPT Passport worth US $3,500 being added to the first place prize, which can be used for entry into any WPT global main tour events. The Main Event featuring 55k buy-in and starting stack of 30k will have 40-minute levels. The late registration will close at the start of level 10, approximately at 9:30pm. It has three starting flights and players are allowed one entry in each of the starting flights, with no same-flight re-entries. Good luck at the tables!