₹20,000 Shootout

Pratik Goel Ships The WPT India 2018 ₹20,000 Shootout NLHE For ₹387,700


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 {3-Spades}{4-Hearts} on a favourable board which ran {7-Clubs}{3-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}. Pratik Goel had the {a-Spades}{j-Diamonds}. Navkiran shoved and Goel called. The turn was very lucky for Goel as the {j-Clubs} hit. With negligible outs left, it was almost over for Singh.

To add insult to injury, the river was the {a-Clubs}. 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!

Tags: WPT IndiaWPT 2018Pratik GoelNavkiran Singh

Vaibhav Arora bows out of the tournament in 3rd place


Vaibhav Arora dominated his Level 1 table and consequently was the sole survivor from his table to reach the final table. He was running good on the final table but with the increasing blinds and a few bad beats, he was rendered the short stack amongst the top 3.

His only respite was a shove from small blind with {a-Hearts}{8-Hearts}. Unfortunately, he ran into Navkiran Singh's {a-Spades}{k-Diamonds} which proved to be too strong for his suited cards. The board ran {j-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}{7-Spades}{j-Hearts}{q-Hearts} and sadly for Arora it was one heart too less.

Singh's ace high with top kicker was enough to send Arora to the rail. Arora shouldn't be too disappointed though, as he made ₹141,900 for a few hours at the office!

Tags: Vaibhav AroraNavkiran Singh

Amar Katharani departs in 4th place


Amar Katharani had been running good from the start of the tournament. Even on the final table, he displayed his grit and played well until he ran into Vaibhav Arora's pocket fives.

In his final hand, Katharani held {a-Clubs}{q-Spades} against Arora's {5-Diamonds}{5-Spades}. The flop would've been exciting for Amar if the 5 hadn't been dealt. Anyway, the board ran {a-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}{5-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}. The turn or the river were of no help to Katharani and he had to settle for 4th place.

Katharani goes home richer by ₹104,000 !

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WPT India 2018 ₹20,000 Shootout Final Table and Payout Structure


We're down to the final 5. We began with 2 flights for the WPT India 2018 ₹20,000 Shootout NLHE event. A total of 50 players registered. Each table was divided into 10 players and the final survivor from each table would move on to the final table.

Following is the guaranteed cash prize the final tables are going to battle for:

PositionPercentPrize (in INR)

The following are the winners from each of the 5 tables:

  • Abhishek Rathod
  • Amar Katharani
  • Vaibhav Arora
  • Navkiran Singh
  • Pratik Goel

Tags: Abhishek RathodAmar KatharaniNavkiran SinghPratik GoelVaibhav Arora

Siddharth Singhvi Busts Rahul Marwaha


Rahul Marwaha was already on tilt because of a suck out a few hands prior. He shoved his short stack (3000 chips) all-in with {j-Hearts}{8-Hearts} against Siddharth Singhvi's {a-Hearts}{k-Clubs}. Nishit Jain with {a-Spades}{10-Spades} went all-in as well. He had 1500 chips more chips than Singhvi. The board ran {q-Hearts}{3-Spades}{9-Spades}{2-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}. None of the players hit anything and Singhvi's Ace high with top kicker were good enough for him to win the pot.

Tags: Siddharth SinghviRahul MarwahaNishit Jain

Flight 2: Amar Katharani busts a player in the first hand


Amar Katharani sent a player to the rail on the very first hand of Flight 2 of the WPT India 2018 ₹20,000 Shootout event. The player held {q-Hearts}{9-Spades} while Katharani held {k-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds}. Katharani opened from big blind with 2500 and the player shoved. The flop ran {10-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}{7-Diamonds} The turn was the {8-Spades}. The river was the {6-Diamonds}. The player completed a straight which was no match for Katharani's flush.

Tags: Amar KatharaniSiddharth MishraJaideep SajwanSanjay KrishnaDeepak RainaVineet Saraf