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Day 1 completed
Mumbai's Jasven Saigal has outlasted a field of 81 players to take down the 10k Weekend Kickoff at the India Poker Championship!
He's been in good form off late by winning a title at the recent Golden Aces event a couple of weeks ago. So the confidence levels were certainly high coming into this IPC weekend. After slowing grinding his way through the field, Saigal made it to this final table 6th in chips.
After knocking out 3 players from the final table, he entered 3-way action with a substantial lead. In the final hand of headsup with Ali Merchant, Saigal from the big blind makes it 20000 to go. A re-raise to 50000 by Merchant saw a flatcall from Saigal to see a flop of . A bet of 40000 from Merchant gets an all-in shove from Saigal who has a flush draw against the former's . Brick on the turn but a third club on the river gets Saigal his flush and with it the title of 10k Weekend Kickoff.
A superb performance by the Mumbai player and PokerNews India would like to congratulate Jasven on a thoroughly deserved win.
We will be back tomorrow evening for live action from the 25k Big Game. Till then...
A visibly fatigued Ali Nawaz was trailing 2:3 to Jasven and hoping to double up. He picked up and looked good to gain the chip lead against Jasven Saigal's .
But a flush on the river put paid to his chances of doubling up and he is the runner-up in this 10k event.
From the small blind Paras Kumar moved all in and is snapped off by Jasven Saigal in the big blind.
Paras v. Saigal
No help for Paras on the board and he will leave this tournament as the second runner-up.
Paras Kumar from the dealer button moves all in for 75000. Kanishka Kapoor who was shortstacked calls from under the gun.
Paras v. Kapoor
And with the Eights holding up, that'll do it for Kanishka Kapoor who will exit in 4th place.
From the cutoff and holding pocket Nines , Kanishka Kapoor moves all-in. Rajeev Kanjani also holding a pocket pair makes the call to find himself behind. And he remains there as a board of is fanned out.
End of the road for Rajeev Kanjani who will hit the rails in 5th place.
Samir Gilani who'd been card dead for a while could not wait any longer and shoved 28000 with . Paras Kumar Kanani in the small blind with .
gave two pair to Paras as Samir Gilani will be on his way ending this tournament in 6th place.
From the cutoff, Sameer Rattonsey looks down to see and moves all-in. Ali Nawaz Merchant with snapcalls.
Well ahead preflop, Merchant manages to go one better by hitting his pair of Kings on the board . That'll do it for Sameer Rattonsey who will exit in 7th place.