Deltin Poker Tournament (DPT) has been one of the most popular and sought-after live poker tournaments in the country. The success of the event is evident from the tremendous participation and applause the event has got from the poker fraternity year after year. The series is hosted at least twice a year, thanks to the high demand among the players for this event.
There have been several players who have flaunted their impeccable skills and etched their names in poker history with their wins. In this article let us take a walk down the memory lane and recall all the spectacular victories of the Main Event winners who defied all odds to claim the titles. Below listed are all the players who have won the DPT Main Event till date.
|Edition||Main Event Winners||Entries||Prize Money||Winning Hand|
|DPT January 2016||Raghav Bansal||102||₹30,60,000||Kccj id=”Heart”] Q ❤|
|DPT August 2016||Vikas Singh||235||₹17,60,000||Accj id=”Heart”] 3 ♠|
|DPT November 2016||Gautam Sachdeva||161||₹13,04,000||A ♠ Accj id=”Heart”]|
|DPT April 2017||Mayank Agarwal||294||₹25,45,100||A ♠ 2ccj id=”Heart”]|
|DPT July 2017||Nitin Gupta||300||₹28,06,600||Kccj id=”Heart”] Q ♣|
|DPT September 2017||Haresh Kukreja||179||₹18,71,000||Accj id=”Heart”] Kccj id=”Heart”]|
|DPT February 2018||Dainik Mehta||293||₹23,19,000||Kccj id=”Heart”] 6ccj id=”Heart”]|
|DPT July 2018||Awnish Singh||457||₹35,04,000||Q ♠ 4ccj id=”Heart”]|
|DPT February 2019||Ankit Kapoor||286||₹22,50,000||A ♠ J ♠|
|DPT August 2019||Rishabh Vekaria||448||₹30,00,000||9 ♦ 9 ♠|
|DPT April 2022||Sumit Lalchandani||602||₹35,64,000||K ♦ 5ccj id=”Heart”]|
|DPT November 2022||Abhishek Paul||710||₹55,13,434||K ♦ Q ♣|
|DPT July 2023||Vasu Bansal||642||₹53,76,000||J ♦ 5 ♦|
Poker pro Raghav Bansal became the first ever DPT champion by nailing the DPT January 2016 Main Event. Bansal clinched the victory for a prize money of over ₹30 Lakh after beating Akash Malik. The runner-up settled for a pay cheque of ₹18,87,000. The Main Event was the biggest event of the series with a guarantee of ₹1 Crore, which was shared by the top 12 places. The ₹1,00,000 buy-in event recorded 102 entries. The final table of six included some of the top names like Dhaval Mudgal (3rd, ₹13,26,000), Rishabh Jhunjhunwala (4th, ₹10,20,000), Abhay Bokadia (5th, ₹7,14,000), and Madan Kumar (6th, ₹5,61,000).
The Main Event of the DPT August 2016 edition recorded 235 entries and generated a final prize pool of ₹70.50 Lakh which was eventually distributed among the top 24 players. Vikas Singh was the ultimate champion and grabbed a handsome amount of ₹17.60 Lakh in prize money for his first place finish. Rahul Agrawal finished second for ₹10.90 Lakh on the final table of nine consisting of Shyamrag C (3rd, ₹7,90,000), Naren Prakash (4th, ₹5,86,000), Gaurav Chauhan (5th, ₹4,40,000), Archit Saraogi (6th, ₹3,35,000), Bharath Jayprakash (7th, ₹2,60,000), Gaurav Chauhan (8th, ₹2,05,000), and Shaleen Luhadia (9th, ₹1,65,000).
The November edition saw a total of 161 entries at the Main Event who generated a prize pool of ₹48,30,000, out of which the top 18 places took home a portion of the prize pool. Gurugram-based Gautam Sachdeva clinched the title for ₹13.04 Lakh. The three-way action ended with Kanishka Samant finishing second for ₹8.21 Lakh, and Nitin Jain taking the third place for ₹6.16 Lakh. Vikas Mantri (4th, ₹4,83,000), Pranay Kapoor (5th, ₹3,62,200), Anup Palod (6th, ₹2,65,700), Akash Masand (7th, ₹1,81,000), Dhaval Mudgal (8th, ₹1,44,900), and Ankit Wadhawan (9th, ₹1,08,700) also finished on the final table at the event.
The 35K Main Event of the DPT April 2017 edition had a guarantee of ₹70 Lakh which was surpassed for a final prize pool of a whopping ₹1,01,87,100. The top 30 places out of the 294 entries cashed at this event, with Kolkata’s Mayank Agarwal emerging at the top and walking away with ₹25,45,100 in prize money. The event ended in a deal between Agarwal and Haresh Kukreja for ₹18,90,000. Yohan Patel (3rd, ₹11,21,000), Anant Kumar (4th, ₹8,15,000), Ganesh Kompella (5th, ₹7,13,000), Atul Khanna (6th, ₹5,60,000), Tanuj Moorjani (7th, ₹4,58,000), Kanishk Bansal (8th, ₹3,05,000) and Jayram Nirama (9th, ₹1,78,000).
300 entries contributed a whopping ₹1.05 Crore final guarantee that was shared by the top 30 players. Nitin Gupta dramatically busted the final four players to clinch the title for a top prize worth ₹28,06,600. The runner-up was Kiran Kumar, who cashed ₹17,15,200. Other players at the final table included Rajesh Goyal (3rd, ₹11,43,500), Rajesh Rajpoot (4th, ₹8,31,600), Eka Vedantham (5th, ₹7,27,770), Sachin Chandani (6th, ₹5,71,800), Guneet Kwatra (7th, ₹4,67,800), Himanshu Thukral (8th, ₹3,12,000) and Ankush Aryan (9th, ₹1,81,900)
The Main Event of the DPT September 2017 edition gathered 179 entries of which the top 18 players cashed the min-cash. The lion’s share of the final prize pool of ₹62,65,000, was clinched by Haresh Kukreja, also known as ‘Kavish.’ Kukreja took home ₹18,71,000 in prize money. At the runner-up spot was Varun Iyer, who pocketed ₹11,78,000. Romit Advani (3rd, ₹8,83,600), Prashant Singh Bhutoria (4th, ₹6,93,000), RG (5th, ₹5,19,800), Kapil Arora (6th, ₹3,81,200), Amit Kumar (7th, ₹2,59,900), and Mayank Jain (8th, ₹2,07,900) also cashed on the final table of this event.
The February 2018 Main Event had 293 entrants and the final prize pool stood at ₹1.02 Crore. Dainik Mehta, topped the table for ₹23.19 Lakh. Mehta beat Arjun Arora in the heads-up session and the latter took home a pay cheque of ₹15,28,600. Avinash Tauro finished third for ₹9,86,200, while Abhijeet Shetty and Aditya Sushant busted at the fourth and fifth place for ₹7,64,300 and ₹6,21,300, respectively.
Out of the total of 457 entries in the Main Event, the top 49 places took a piece of the final prize pool (₹1,59,95,000). Awnish Singh took the lion’s share of ₹35,04,000. Singh, who was relatively new at that time, beat Vidur Singhal in heads-up. Singhal settled for the runner-up position for an impressive ₹22,74,000. Other pros like Bhuvan Bansal (3rd, ₹14,60,000), Sailesh Lohia (4th, ₹11,28,000), Ankur Sehgal (5th, ₹8,66,000), Rugal Advani (6th, ₹6,88,000), Gautam Raju (7th, ₹5,46,000), Mukunda Dasharathy (8th, ₹4,31,000) and Raunak Modi (9th, ₹3,45,000) also were seen on the final table of this event.
The event attracted 286 entries and crowned Ankit Kapoor as the winner. Kapoor took home ₹22,50,000 for his first place finish. The top winner beat Mayank Jaggi in the heads-up clash.
The Main Event of the August 2019 edition was nailed by Rishabh Vekaria for ₹30 Lakh. The event saw participation from 448 entries, for a prize pool of ₹1. 56 Crores, which was shared by the top 56 finishers. Ankur Sehgal finished runner-up for ₹21,00,000 at this event. Other final tablist included top names like Anup Palod (3rd, ₹13,80,000), Tarun Goyal (4th, ₹49,30,000), Amit Tejura (5th, ₹7,10,000), Samit Mehta (6th, ₹5,80,000), Paawan Bansal (7th, ₹5,00,000), Siddarth Singhvi (8th, ₹4,00,000) and Anmol Chawla (9th, ₹3,00,000).
After a two-year hiatus, DPT returned in April 2022. This edition had 602 entries battling it across one online flight and three live starting flights leading to the Main Event. The top 72 players cashed in this event. A final prize pool of ₹1,88,47,950 was created. Sumit Lalchandani claimed the coveted title, and walked away with a career-best of ₹35,64,000. Sandeep Gupta finished in the runner-up spot and had a payday of ₹25,10,600. Other pros including Ankit Wadhawan (3rd, ₹16,14,400), Mohit Bohra (4th, ₹1,195,600), Nikita Luther (5th, ₹8,96,200), Neeraj S (6th, ₹7,18,100), Kshitij Kucheria (7th, ₹5,98,800) and Aditya Singh (8th, ₹4,77,500) were also seen in contention at the final table.
Abhishek Paul won the DPT November 2022 ₹45K Main Event. The well-known poker player took home a pay cheque of ₹55,13,434 for his top place finish. Paul beat another live poker dynamo Anand Thakur. The runner-up added ₹33,73,849 to his bankroll. The final table of this coveted DPT Main Event also had pros like Abhishek Goindi (₹18,25,197), former IOPC Main Event winner Laksh Pal Singh (₹14,52,589), Mohit Mehta (₹8,06,347) and Archit Khandelwal (₹11,14,913). This event recorded total entries of 710 which generated a final prize pool of ₹2,91,10,000.
Vasu Bansal emerged victorious to take home the Main Event trophy and a pay cheque of ₹53.76 Lakh at DPT July 2023. Bansal struck a deal with second place finisher Krishna Khaitan who added ₹40 Lakh to his bankroll. Both players agreed to lock a prize money of ₹40 Lakh each and then played for the additional sum and trophy. Bansal ultimately won the title and bumped up his total winnings from this event. The final table of the DPT July 2023 Main Event saw popular names like Rubin Labroo (₹18,69,504), Arjanveer Singh Chadha (₹5,55,000), Shravan Chhabria (₹23, 36,880), and Nishant Kumar (₹7,30,275). This event had 642 entries resulting in a massive prize pool of ₹67,177,900.
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