Abhishek Jalan Wins WPT Goa 2018 Event#2 35K SuperStack For ₹1,729,000

Abhishek Jalan Wins WPT Goa 2018 35K SuperStack For ₹1,729,000

Abhishek Jalan has been crowned the winner of the WPT Goa 2018 Event#2 35K SuperStack NLHE. He continued his brilliant run from Day 1 when he was second in the chip lead with 658,000 chips at the "In The Money" level. He was the chip leader entering the final table with 2,800,000 chips or 43% of the total chips.

The players sat at the final table at 1600 and it took Abhishek Jalan 3 hours and 45 minutes to ship the tournament for a massive ₹1,729,000. Jalan was adamant to clinch the title this year because he came second last year in the same tournament. He was also second in the Ship It tournament in 2017. Jalan commented that this year he was going to make sure he wins the tournament because he was tired of being second place.

The first to depart was Harsh Dempla who shoved his {q-Diamonds}{q-Hearts} against Srinivas Naidu's {k-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds}. The flop gave Naidu a King pair which was enough to break the ladies. Harsh Demple pocketed ₹173,000 for his early final table exit. In 8th position, we had Shashank Jain hit the rail. He had {k-}{q-} off-suit against Jalan's {a-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}. Being the short stack, Jain went all-in preflop and Jalan called. Jalan won the hand with Ace pair and sent Jain to the rail for ₹207,000. Next, it was Krishna Kumar turns to bust from the tournament in 7th place for ₹241,940. Jayjit Ray who was down to a 70K stack with 20K/40K blinds went all-in with {k-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds} against Ankit Kapoor's {a-}{x-}. The flop gave Kapoor an Ace pair which proved to be too good for Ray. Ray raked ₹283,900 for his 6th place finish.

Next, it was Srinivas Naidu's turn to exit the tournament in 5th place for ₹342,600. Naidu held {8-Clubs}{j-Clubs} against Vinay Rajpal's {5-}{6-}. The flop hit {3-}{4-}{6-} which Naidu raised for 100,000 chips and Rajpal flat called. The turn was a {j-} which Naidu raised again for 100,000 chips and Rajpal called. The river was a {2-}. Rajpal raised all-in with straight against Naidu's Jack pair. In 4th place, Ankit Kapoor was ousted by Jalan for ₹443,700. Kapoor had a stack of 400K at the 30K/60K blind level. He held {a-}{k-} against Japan's {4-Clubs}{8-Clubs}. They went all-in preflop and the board ran {3-}{6-}{7-}{9-}{10-} which gave Jalan the straight. It was Vinay Rajpal's turn to bow out of the tournament in 3rd place for ₹729,000. He went preflop all-in with {k-Hearts}{8-Hearts} against Jalan's {j-Spades}{10-Spades}. The board ran {j-Hearts}{8-Clubs}{2-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}{a-Clubs} which gave Jalan Jack pair.

In the final heads up battle, the final hand was anti-climatic at best; but surely Jalan was thrilled. Pavan Jain went all-in with {q-Spades}{9-Clubs} against Jalan's {k-Diamonds}{j-Clubs}. The board ran {7-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}{2-Spades} and King high was enough for Jalan to take down the tournament!

WPT Goa 2018 Event# 2 35K SuperStack Official Final Table Results:

RankNamePrize (in INR)
1Abhishek Jalan17,29,000
2Pavan Jain12,00,000
3Vinay Rajpal7,29,000
4Ankit Kapoor4,43,700
5Srinivas Naidu3,42,600
6Jayjit Ray2,83,900
7Krishna Kumar2,41,940
8Shashank Jain2,07,000
9Harsh Dempla1,73,000

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