Day 2 completed
Day 2 completed
The soft-spoken Kalyan Chakravarthy turned out to be the biggest crusher of the High Roller event at the WPT India 2018 High Roller event. It's hard to keep a track of the number of players he sent to the rail during the tourney. Not just that; going into the final table, he was the chip leader and he maintained that lead until he clinched the coveted title. For those keeping count, he's solely responsible for busting 7 players on the final table!
As mentioned in the previous post, he bested Minissha Lamba's with his to win the battle and the war to win a colossal ₹3,753,000!
There were a lot of murmurs and whispers amongst the crowd that Chakravarthy was going to ship the tournament even before the final table started. Well, the people have spoken and they have been right in this instance.
Kalyan Chakravarthy is the new WPT India 2018 High Roller Champion and players will need to bring their A-game next year to stop him from defending his title!
Minissha Lamba was the belle of the ball and kept hopes up for women poker players in India by reaching the penultimate position in the High Roller tournament. She beat the best of the pros to reach the final heads up battle against Kalyan Chakravarthy.
She changed gears when she had to and adapted to all situations and blind levels appropriately. She had a methodical approach and held a strong stack throughout the tournament.
In the final heads up battle, she was out stacked 4:1 but that didn't deter her. She fought valiantly for a while but unfortunately, she ran her against Chakravarthy's . The hand ran . Finally, after 2 days of grit and determination, she bowed out of the tournament in 2nd place. She got a well-deserved prize of ₹2,363,000 for competing against the best in the business and beating them!
She also graciously thanked Kunal Patni for being her mentor and said that he needed to train her better to ship the next High Roller event she plays!
Amit Kalyan had been playing confidently from the start. Kalyan Chakravarthy was the biggest stack and Ajwani and Lamba were in the hunt. In his last hand, Ajwani held and shoved all-in against Chakravarthy's .
Amit Ajwani didn't have too many outs left and the board ran . After displaying great poker acumen, Ajwani had to bow out of the tournament in 3rd place for a whopping ₹1,403,000. The way he was playing, he must have set his sights higher; however, this time he had to crash out of the tournament in a commendable 3rd place.
Abhinav Iyer had gone all-in a few number of times before getting called on the final table. On his last hand, Iyer was up against Chakravarthy. Iyer shoved with against of Chakravarthy. The hand ran and the set on the flop could not be beaten. Iyer came in 4th place and won a brilliant ₹846000 for his efforts.
Ankit Kapoor, who was crushing it at the table prior to the final table had to finally bow out of the tournament when he shoved . Kalyan Chakravarthy called with and the board ran . Sadly, this time Ace King weren't good enough and a pair of 3's sent Kapoor to the rail.
Ankit Kapoor finished in 5th place with a handsome ₹658,000.
Aditya was the big blind with and Kalyan Chakravarthy was small blind with . They filled the blinds and the flop was . They both checked the flop and the turn was the . Chakravarthy raised 25000 and Agarwal jammed 100000. The river was the .
Aditya's straight got crushed by Chakravarthy's flush on the river. Aditya gets a ₹551,000 payday.
Mayank Agarwal was the next to hit the rail from the final table. He got unlucky when he shoved 8 big blinds with into Kalyan Chakraverthy's . The flop was good for Agarwal as it didn't help Kalyan; . Chakravarthy's 20% odds turned to 100% when the turn was a . Unfortunately for Agarwal the river was an .
Mayank Agarwal got unlucky but got paid ₹477,000 for playing excellent poker over the 2-Day event.
Kompella Ganesh was the next to exit the tournament when he go dealt suited against Abhinav Iyer's .
The flop ran which was of no help to Ganesh. Ganesh's run finally ended and his prize stands at ₹424,000.
This is the second early exit on the final table. Raghav Bansal shoved 240,000 all-in in the small blind with . Kalyan calls from big blind with . The flop is while the turn is and the river is a . Raghav Bansal couldn't beat Chakravarthy's 10 pair and had to settle for 9th place. He raked ₹375,520 for his two-day effort in the High Roller event.