The 2022 edition of the National Poker Series (NPS) took place in all glory on the virtual felts of PokerBaazi. After breaking several records and successfully hosting the events online from 6th to 20th March 2022, the final tables (FT) of three marquee events are all set to be held live at the PokerBaazi LIVE in Goa.
Following multiple starting flights, the FT of the coveted Main Event (ME) will be held live tomorrow. The NPS 2022 ME had a record-breaking 6,202 entries across the flights for a mammoth prize pool of ₹3.1 crore. The field has now condensed down to the final eight making their way to Goa to play the FT.
Let’s have a look at the FT contenders who will compete for the Main Event crown.
Chirag Sodha aka ‘Miyagi’ is a well-known name in the Indian poker circuit and is seen grinding regularly online. With 97 titles and a lifetime total of ₹7.14 crore to his credit, can Sodha manage to grab his 98th title by shipping this event? A chip lead position definitely makes him one of the players to keep an eye on. Sodha is one of the most deserving contenders to take down the Main Event title.
Not too far behind is Ashutosh Balodhi aka ‘Senojwod’ with 2 crore worth chips. Balodhi brings 83 titles and lifetime total of ₹3.42 Crore. ₹34,33,200 was Balodhi’s largest cash grab. Can he win this event? Well, only time will tell!
Saroj Mehta aka ‘Eureka7777’ is also a regular grinder on the virtual felts. She has a total of seven titles under her belt including a lifetime total of ₹67.56 Lakh. Will this underdog be able to grab a prestigious title at this event and will we have the first ever female NPS Main Event winner?
If you have been following online poker in recent times, Vikram Mishra aka ‘Poker_love’ is one name that you have surely come across multiple times. Be it IOPC, Final Table Series (FTS) or NPS, Mishra is making his presence felt across tournaments and leaderboards. With 92 titles under his belt, and lifetime total of ₹2.67 crore. Mishra can surely make the tables turn and assure some intense action on the FT.
Next is a rather lesser-known name Rajesh Pawar who plays by the moniker ‘Path1716.’ Though he has made a few appearances on the virtual felts, not much is known about this player. Can his lesser-known player prove to be dangerous on the FT or will he succumb?
Vikash Kumar aka ‘Vikash142’ is an active player on the virtual felts of PokerBaazi. He has 22 titles to flaunt and a lifetime total of ₹9.03 Lakh. Kumar comes to the FT with a stack size of 6,904,000 chips to conquer a 23rd one. Will he be able to nail it? Let’s wait and watch.
Thakurlal Yadav aka ‘Thakurlalyadav’ is another player who comes as a lesser known face to the live felts. Like Pawar not much is known about Yadav, making him one of the most unpredictable players on the FT.
Sitting with the lowest stack is a barely known player called Riteish Kumar aka ‘Ritesh0911.’ Will this player manage to work his magic and turn the tables around with the lowest stack at hand?
With FT all set, eyes are on the player who will gloriously take home the NPS 2022 ME title. This event will begin at 1.30 PM tomorrow, 24th March 2022. Catch all the updates from the FT live at gutshotmagazine.com
Amarylisa Gonsalves is a Content Writer at Gutshot Magazine. Advancing from a marketing background, she found her calling in writing. She takes delight in exploring genres and is a curious learner. Patient and ambivert, she believes in letting her work speak for itself. Apart from content writing, she finds solace in writing poetry by expressing herself through words. Additionally, she adores indulging in anything that satisfies her creative self, like drawing and DIY crafts.
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