10k Weekend Kickoff

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Blinds 5,000 / 10,000
Ante 1,000

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10k Weekend Kickoff
Day 1 completed

Jasven Saigal wins the IPC 10k Weekend Kickoff

[user204797] • Level 19: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante
Jasven Saigal
Jasven Saigal

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 {10-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}{3-Clubs}. A bet of 40000 from Merchant gets an all-in shove from Saigal {K-Clubs}{J-Clubs} who has a flush draw against the former's {A-Clubs}{K-Diamonds}. Brick {3-Diamonds} on the turn but a third club on the river {10-Clubs} 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...

Tags: 10k Weekend KickoffAli Nawaz MerchantIndia Poker ChampionshipIPCJasven Saigal

Ali Nawaz Merchant is 1st runnerup

[user204797] • Level 19: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante
Ali Nawaz Merchant,
Ali Nawaz Merchant,

A visibly fatigued Ali Nawaz was trailing 2:3 to Jasven and hoping to double up. He picked up {A-Clubs}{K-Diamonds} and looked good to gain the chip lead against Jasven Saigal's {K-Clubs}{J-Clubs}.

But a flush on the river put paid to his chances of doubling up and he is the runner-up in this 10k event.

Tags: 10k Weekend KickoffAli Nawaz MerchantIndia Poker ChampionshipIPCJasven Saigal

Level:
19
Blinds:
5,000/10,000
Ante:
1,000