Pratik Goel ships the WPT India 2018 ₹20,000 Shootout NLHE for ₹387,700. It took Goel almost 10 hours in a field of 50 players to clinch the title. He was pitted against Navkiran Singh in a heads up battle for the crown.
Going into the final heads up battle, there wasn't too big a difference in their stacks. Navkiran Singh, who had a brilliant run in his Level 1 table, had ample time to catch up to Goel.
In the final hand of the tournament, Navkiran held on a favourable board which ran . Pratik Goel had the . Navkiran shoved and Goel called. The turn was very lucky for Goel as the hit. With negligible outs left, it was almost over for Singh.
To add insult to injury, the river was the . This gave Goel top two pair against Singh's bottom pair. Navkiran Singh had to settle for second place and gets paid ₹236400!
Congratulations to both the players!