The Deltin Poker Tournament (DPT) April 2022 reached its third day and witnessed a crowd of enthusiastic poker players grinding on the live felts. Deltin Royale was buzzing with high energy as the highly-anticipated DPT 65K Highroller came to a spectacular end with Aayush Arya taking home the coveted title. Arya took home the lion’s share of ₹36.63 Lakh and his first DPT trophy.
The event was a smashing hit with a total of 281 entries and a prize pool worth ₹1,65,86,025. This was the first time when a Highroller event progressed onto Day 3. Only 123 players survived onto Day 2 and Arya emerged victorious. Arya had entered the final table with the fourth-highest chip stack and even eliminated six players from the game!
The first to go was player Jason Fernandes who finished in 8th for ₹4,89,300 after being knocked out by pro Goonjan Mall. Fernandes shoved all-in from the small blind with cards Kc 2d with Mall called from the big blind position with hole cards Kh Qh. The board opened 10d 8c Qc 3c 3h. This gave Mall a pair of kings and victory over Fernandes.
However, Mall’s victory was short-lived as he was the next to go. He busted in 7th place after Arya from UTG opened to 200,000 and Mall went all-in pre-flop for 2,500,000 with pocket jacks. Arya calls with Ac Ks and the board ran out, revealing Kh 10h 4c 4h 6h. Arya took the pot with his pair of kings and eliminated Mall who went home with ₹6,10,400 for his deep run in the tourney.
Busting in 6th place was online reg Siddhanth Kripalani. In Level 33, Arya shoved all-in pre-flop from UTG and Kripalani calls with 1,700,000. Aayush had cards As Kh while Kripalani held Ad Jh. The board was 6c Ac 4c 2c 7s and Arya win with a K for a kicker. Kripalani exited with ₹7,34,800 in his pocket.
Puttamsetty Rajshekhar busted in 5th place after Arya went all-in from UTG and Rajshekhar called from the big blind position. Both players revealed their cards with Arya holding pocket sixes and the Rajshekhar with Jc Kc. However, as the board ran out showing card 5d 2s 4h 8s 8d, Arya’s pocket sixes held up and Rajshekhar was eliminated with ₹9,18,900 in his pockets.
Ranjeet Negi was the next to go after Arya knocked out him out in fourth position. Arya shoved all-in from UTG with cards Ad Qc and Negi called from the big blind position holding cards 8h 7c. The board revealed 9h Jh 5s Qd 5h giving Arya the win with a pair of queens. This knocked Negi in 4th place for ₹12,24,000.
In the final hand of the game, only Paawan Bansal, Aayush Arya, and Bhavesh Patel remained. All there went all-in. Bansal had hole cards As 7h and shoved all-in in for 182,000 chips while Arya shoved from the small blind position for 8 million chips with cards Ah Kh. Patel also went all in from the big blind position for over 175,000 chips holding cards 8c 10c.
The board opened to show 2s 6d 4h Kd Jc giving Arya a king pair on the turn and victory over his two opponents. Veteran player Bansal, finished in the runner-up position for ₹25,70,800 and Patel finished in third place for ₹16,53,600.
Donna Amo is a writer at Gutshot Magazine. She is a graduate from Sophia College of Women, Mumbai with a degree in English Literature. When this October born foodie is not writing content or poetry, she spends her time laughing at memes or watching series. Based out of Mizoram, she is drawn to all things nature and has a soft spot for puppies.
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