The moment you have been waiting for is here! The most-awaited tournament of the year, the 2.5 Crore GTD WPT Online India Main Event begins tomorrow on Adda52.com, WPT’s India partner.
Ahead of the prestigious tournament, we decided to look back and relive some top moments from the 2019 WPT India festival that ran from 15th to 21st October at the Deltin Royale casino, Goa. While the series had several exciting tournaments on its schedule, the biggest attraction was the 55K Main Event that featured a never-before-seen guarantee of 3.25 Crores and got an overwhelming response from players with a field of 630 entries that generated INR 3.28 Crores in total prizepool.
The WPT India 2019 Main Event had a dream ending for Ashish Munot as he went on to win the tournament, bagging not just his first WPT title but also a career-best INR 63.48 Lac in prize money. The moment he won, the whole room exploded with cheering and applauses. His fellows who were railing for him lifted him, hugged him, and the glory on Munot’s face was so evident for everyone to see.
Munot’s Main Event Journey
It was a hard-earned victory for Munot as the field had some of the best tournament pros in the country alongside some well-known international names including Robert Mizrachi and Sami Sipila. Munot entered Day 2 holding the seventh largest stack with 240K chips, far behind Ujjwal Narwal holding the chip lead with 347,500. However, Munot did well, climbing up in chips to enter the final table with the second largest stack (3.4 million chips), behind Jai Saha holding 3.94 million in chips.
Munot looked undeterred on the final table and he went on to maneuver his way into the chip lead. After the start of the final table chip lead Saha getting busted in third place, it finally came down to the heads-up battle between Yuvraj Chaudhary and Munot with the letter holding the chip lead.
The heads-up was a swingy battle and it went on for over an hour. Although Munot began the heads-up play with an edge in the chip counts, holding 11 Million (55 BBs) against Chaudhary’s 7.675 Million (38 BBs), the latter raked in a pot early on to surge ahead. Munot, however, fought back and managed to regain the chip lead with his pocket nines dominating the latter’s fives.
After that, there was no looking back for Munot as he kept his momentum and went on to seal the win. The final hand of the tournament was nerve-wracking and saw Munot open-raising to 550K on which Chaudhary from BB shoved all-in for 5.575 Million. Munot called and the cards were tabled.
Munot: 10c 10h
Chaudhary: Qh Qc.
Chaudhary was ahead with A 7 4 8 on the board but the river brought a Ten, giving Munot a set of tens to win him the hand and the prestigious WPT title along with his career-best INR 63.48 Lac.
Final Table Payouts (INR):
1.Ashish Munot – INR 63,48,641
2.Yuvraj Chaudhary – INR 42,77,605
3.Jai Saha – INR 27,53,290
4.Rajeev Kanjani – INR 19,87,220
5.Sami Sipila – INR 15,24,970
6.Sahil Nair – INR 12,28,645
7.Nishant Sharma – INR 10,20,340
8.Yash Punjawat – INR 8,13,010
9.Shardul Parthasarathi – INR 6,09,920
Get Ready To Become The Next WPT India ME Champion At WPT Online India 2020
Another chance awaits for the tournament lovers to prove their skills on the virtual felt in the 2.5 Crore GTD WPT India Main Event kicking off tomorrow on Adda52.com at 7PM. Sporting a buy-in of INR 11K, the Main Event is the crowning glory of the WPT Online India series and promises more than 50 Lac uptop with a WPT trophy. The winner will also get a Hublot Classic Fusion Chronograph Watch worth U$10K and a $5000 WPT passport, which can be used to compete in any WPT event across the globe. We wish all the players good luck for the WPT India Main Event 2020! Run good!