As we inch closer to the 15th edition of the Deltin Poker Tournament (DPT), the anticipation in the air is getting thicker. Poker enthusiasts from all over the country are gearing up for the most-awaited poker event of the year – the Deltin Poker Tournament. The upcoming series is set to run from 11th to 16th October at the Deltin Royale in Goa coinciding with the casino’s 10th year anniversary, promising to be extra special with a roller-coaster of skill, strategy, and thrilling gameplay.
While the series will witness so many talented pros, four players, each having a unique flair and a burning desire to claim the coveted DPT title, are poised to make a splash at the upcoming series. Let us take a closer look at these poker players and see why they are worth watching at the DPT.
Arun Sriram: The Adda52 Game Ambassador
Hailing from the vibrant city of Bangalore, Arun Sriram is an entrepreneur-turned-poker pro whose name resonates throughout the Indian poker community. He is not just a poker player, he is also the Adda52 Game Ambassador – a title he earned through his remarkable 2021 ACL Finale victory in Goa, which fetched him a jaw-dropping INR 20 lac contract. With over 100 online MTT titles including the two Big Game titles and the ACL victory to his name along with the recent 5 Crore GTD EndBoss title, Arun is one of the top pros in the country.
While he is well-known for his online exploits, his effective MTT strategy and impressive achievements make him a force to reckon with at the upcoming DPT in October 2023.
Anant Purohit: The MTT Crusher
Anant Purohit, a 37-year-old poker pro from Jaipur, is a relentless force in the Indian poker circuit. His journey through the poker landscape has been nothing short of remarkable. From winning the IOPC Super High Roller to shipping Adda52’s Godfather, Mega Suits, and several other prestigious online tournaments, his trophy cabinet is brimming with accolades.
His live poker resume boasts of several prestigious titles, including the 2019 DPT Xpress Main Event and a DPT 15 Lac Freeroll title last year. Holding an MBA degree from the prestigious IIM Ahmedabad, Anant has won over 245 online titles. His career-defining moment came in July 2019 when he shipped the IOPC Super High Roller for INR 29.13 Lac. Given his recent form and stellar DPT record, Anant is a player to keep an eye on in the upcoming DPT edition. His impeccable ability to read players at the poker table, aggressive tournament strategy, and years of experience all combine to make him a formidable contender.
Siddarth Singhvi: The Poker Veteran From Pune
Siddarth Singhvi, a poker veteran from Pune, has been a loyal Adda52 player for years. He has won an impressive 65 MTT titles, solidifying his status as a formidable online player. His poker journey began in 2010 with Adda52 becoming his poker home in 2015. His biggest career highlights include finishing runner-up in the IOPC Super High Roller and winning several prestigious tournaments on Adda52.com like AOPS Leaderboard, Adda52 Millions, Mega Suits, Godfather, and several other big titles on the site.
Singhvi is also a formidable force on the live scene with several prestigious titles under his belt. His first victory dates back to August 2017 when he shipped ₱ 16,500 NLH Bubble Rush at the PokerStars Festival Manila, Manila. His second title came on home turf in 2019 when he shipped the WPT India 2019 Megastack Turbo title. His most recent victory includes winning the Deep Stack Hyper Turbo (Event #16) at APT Summer Festival Hanoi – VSOP 2022, Hanoi. While Singhvi has cashed several DPT events, his quest for a DPT title continues, making him a dark horse to watch out for at the upcoming DPT.
Pratibh Saluja: The Rising Star
Pratibh Saluja, a 27-year-old poker prodigy from Calcutta, is a rising star on the Indian poker scene. The two-time DPT PLO Bounty champion who shifted his attention to poker during the COVID-induced lockdown, is no newcomer to the game, having been introduced to poker at just 10 years old.
A graduate in Economics from Delhi University, Pratibh has secured an impressive three DPT titles, including the DPT PLO Bounty and a DPT Tag Team event title. With over 128 online titles, including 11 AOPS titles and several other online MTT titles, Pratibh is a formidable opponent. His recent DPT 25K PLO Bounty Turbo victory, showcases his potential to dominate the DPT October 2023 edition.