Throwback To DPT: Meet The Champions From The 8th DPT Edition Held In February 2018

With the first DPT of 2022 just three just 2 days away, we decided to take a trip down memory lane to rekindle those good old live poker days in Goa by featuring the top winners from the eighth DPT edition held at the luxurious Deltin Royale casino in Goa from 15th  to 19th February 2018. Yet again, the series turned out to be a grand success, attracting 695 entries and generating INR 2.19 Crores in prize money. Here is a look at the top moments and highlights from the prestigious series!

15K Deep Dive NLH Champion – Vivek Singh

This DPT series kicked off in style with the 15K Deep Dive NLH, which drew an impressive turnout of 180 hopefuls and outlasting them all was Vivek Singh, who took home INR 6.57 Lac for winning the title. Vivek beat Sanjay Taneja in heads-up, who bagged INR 4,38,000 for his runner-up finish. A total of 18 players paid out with a min-cash of INR 32K. Manju Sablok went out on the money bubble.

The heads-up battle for the title did not last long. The last hand saw Taneja moving all-in with Jc-8h and Vivek called with Ks-7s. The board ran out 6s-10s-9c-4h-4c, giving Singh the pot and the title.

Final Table Top 5 Payouts (INR):

  1. Vivek Singh – INR 6,57,000
  2. Sanjay Taneja – INR 4,38,000
  3. Karan Khushlani – INR 2,97,000
  4. Vishal Kapoor – INR 2,20,000
  5. Rahul Rohatgi – INR 1,80,000

Adda52 65K High Roller Champion – Alok Birewar

One of the headline events of the DPT February 2018 was the 65K High Roller, which wrapped up successfully. The event attracted 100 runners and ultimately it was the well-known pro Alok Birewar from Ahmedabad, who took down the title, winning a hefty INR 17,74,000 in the top prize money.

Birewar defeated Nikhil Jain in the heads-up, who banked INR 12,04,000 for his efforts. The last hand of the event saw Jain moving all-in with Kc-9c and Birewar called with Ah-Qh. The board ran out 10s-2d-2c-As-6d, giving  Birewar two pairs to win the title and a well-deserved payday of INR 17.74 Lac.

Final Table Top 5 Payouts (INR):

  1. Alok Birewar – INR 17,74,000
  2. Nikhil Jain – INR 12,04,000
  3. Vaibhav Sharma – INR 7,60,400
  4. Kapil Arora – INR 5,86,000
  5.  Muskan Sethi – INR 4,27,000

DPT 35K Main Event Champion – Dainik Mehta

The highlight of the series was the 1 Crore GTD 35K Main Event, which drew a field of 293 entrants and collected INR 1.02 Crore in the prize pool. In the end, topping the field was Dainik Mehta, who took home INR 23.19 Lac. He defeated Arjun Arora heads-up, who walked away with INR 15,28,600.

It was an intense heads-up battle between Mehta and Arora and ended with the former taking down the title. The last hand of this battle saw both players moving all-in. Mehta had Kh-6h and Arora held 5s-5c. The board ran out Qd-Kd-8d-6d-9h crowning Mehta as the new champion of the event.

Final Table Top 5 Payouts (INR):

  1. Dainik Mehta – INR 23,19,680
  2. Arjun Arora – INR 15,28,600
  3. Avinash Tauro – INR 9,86,200
  4. Abhijeet Shetty – INR 7,64,300
  5. Aditya Sushant – INR 6,21,300

The last of the winners in this edition were the 65K High Roller runner-up finisher Nikhil Jain and the lawyer-turned poker pro Ashish Ahuja. Jain took down the DPT 15K PLO event for INR 2,94,400, while the latter was the last player standing in the DPT 20K Bounty NLH event and won INR 3,32,100.