After days of unparalleled action at the PokerBaazi poker room aboard the Majestic Pride casino in Goa, the Baazi Poker Tour (BPT) has finally drawn its curtains with Nitin Arora claiming the BPT 2022 Main Event title for an impressive ₹42,00,00 (as per the commentators).
The ₹35,000 buy-in event welcomed over 900 entries and generated a prize pool of ₹2.96 crore+. The event was paused on Sunday after the final table (FT) of the top nine players was set. The action resumed today at noon with Rugal Advani leading the pack with the highest stack.
The first casualty on the final table was the IOPC July 2021 Blaze of Glory winner Harshad Barve. After losing a sizable pot to Avinash Tauro, Barve called with his remaining stack of 404K from the big blind holding Ad,9d when Rishab Malik went all-in from the button with Ac,8c. The board of 8d,Qc,Js,7c,4d sent Barve with a paycheque of ₹5,17,000 at the ninth spot.
Next in line was Shion Hossain, who went all-in with 8h,8s. Rohit Jinwal also went all-in with his Jc,10h. The board opened to Ks,4h,2c,Qc,7c eliminating Hossain in the eighth place for ₹6,90,000.
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Jinwal was the next bust out on the FT as he bowed down with his Ah,Qd before WSOP bracelet winner Aditya Sushant’s pocket queens on the board of 7c,10d,2c,2d,3s. Jinwal departed in seventh place taking home a decent ₹8,66,000.
Abhishek Paul shoved all-in holding Ac,Qs against Rugal Advani’s Kh,Jh. Advani scored a flush on the board of 5h,4s,3h,8c,10h sending away Paul at the sixth position for ₹10,46,000.
Tauro, who was often seen going all-in and winning pots on the FT, could not get through when he went all-in with 9h,7c on the board of 9s,10s,Kh,7d against Sushant’s Qc,Js. The river of 6c ended Tauro’s run as he walked away with ₹13,12,000 at the fifth spot. Tauro’s elimination put Sushant in the chip lead position.
Malik was the next casualty as Kh,8h succumbed to Sushant’s Ac,6s on the 10h,10d,2c,3h,6c board. Malik walked home at the fourth spot for ₹17,35,000. Soon after Malik, it was Advani’s turn to depart the table. Advani shoved all-in with Ah,7c against Sushant’s pocket nines on the 4s,5d,10s,Qh,6h board. Advani took home ₹23,45,000, setting up the heads-up between Sushant and Arora.
In the heads-up, both players opted for a deal; however, continued to play for the BPT trophy, ₹2 Lakh, and the prestigious title. Finally, it was Arora who claimed the title beating Sushant with his pocket fives.
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