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Gagandeep Malik Is The WPT India 2023 High Roller Champion

Gagandeep Malik

Gagandeep Malik has taken down the WPT Prime India 2023 High Roller title after beating Guneet Kwatra in the short-lived heads-up. Short-stacked Kwatra went all-in from the big blind with an A4s. Malik made the call with 8 T . The board fanned out to 2 T Q 5 Q , giving Malik a T-pair to win the hand with two pairs. Malik takes home the top prize of ₹59,60,000, while Kwatra walks away with ₹39,55,000 for his runner-up finish. 

  • Malik: 8 T
  • Kwatra: A 4
  • Board: 2 T Q 5 Q

Interestingly, last night when the players were discussing if they would continue playing or return for Day 3, it was Malik who was adamant about returning for Day 3. And guess what?! It seems like it has worked in his favour as he gloriously lifts the title today. 

Ashish And Deepak’s Tournament Life Cut Short By Gagandeep

Gagandeep Malik scored two back-to-back bust outs after eliminating Ashish Munot and Deepak Aggarwal from the WPT Prime India 2023 High Roller within just a couple of minutes. First, it was Munot who jammed from the small blind holding 8 K . Malik called with K J . The T board brings T J 7 3 ending the WPT India 2019 Main Event winner’s High Roller run. Munot took home ₹21,40,000 for his finish. 

  • Munot: 8 K
  • Malik: K J
  • Board: T board brings T J 7 3

Within just a few minutes, Aggarwal was next on Malik’s list. Aggarwal’s A 8 succumbed to Malik’s Dueces on the board of J 6 K Q K . Aggarwal finished at the second runner-up spot for a payday of ₹29,00,000.  

  • Aggarwal: A 8
  • Malik: 2 2
  • Board: J 6 K Q K

What A Bustling Day At WPT Prime India 2023!

Deltin floor

It’s a busy and bustling day here at the WPT Prime India 2023 aboard the Deltin Royale poker room with five events taking place at the same time. The events that are currently happening are MegaStack Closer, 50K 8 Max and Turbo Closer, as well as two final tables namely High Roller and Big Bounty NLH. 

The action is in full swing, and the players are excited. A big shoutout to the organisers and Tournament Directors, who are leaving no stone unturned to make sure that everything functions smoothly. 

Ritesh Khatwani Succumbs At The Fifth Place

The WPT Prime India 2023 FT has one more player in Ritesh Khatwani. After Gagandeep Malik called his all-in from the big blind, Khatwani in the UTG lost his remaining stack of 1.97 Million and walked away from the tournament at the sixth spot. Khatwani showed A3s against Malik’s A Q on the board of A T J 3 T .

  • Khatwani: A 3
  • Malik: A Q  
  • Board: A T J 3 T

Roshan Bhardwaj Takes The Sixth Spot

Level: 29, Blinds: 100K/200K, Ante 200K

Roshan Bhardwaj is the first player to fall on the extended day of WPT Prime India 2023 High Roller. Bhardwaj, who entered Day 3 as the second lowest stack, shoved his 1.805 Million all-in from the cut-off and found a caller in Ritesh Khatwani in the hijack. Bhardwaj showed A J , while Khatwani had 5 5 . The board brought Q 9 7 T 6 holding Khatwani’s pocket pair and ending Bhardwaj’s tournament life. 

Bhardwaj takes home ₹12,10,000 for his sixth-place finish. 

  • Bhardwaj: A J
  • Khatwani: 5 5
  • Board: Q 9 7 T 6  

Welcome to WPT India 2023 Highroller Final Table

WPT Prime India 2023 FT HR Last night, the final six players on the WPT India 2023 Highroller final table stopped for a small break, to discuss when they’d like to continue the tournament. Eventually, they decided to come back today for a third day (had to be extended because of a HUGE NUMBER OF ENTRIES) and Deepak Aggarwal leads the pack right now. Day 3 begins at 4pm IST today, so stay tuned for all updates. 

Here’s a look at how they stand before play starts: 

  1. Deepak Aggarwal – 6.69 million
  2. Ritesh Khatwani – 4.55 million
  3. Gagandeep Malik – 4.23 million
  4. Ashish Munot – 3.84 million
  5. Roshan Bhardwaj – 2.30 million
  6. Guneet Kwatra – 1.12 million

Deepak Aggarwal Leading The Top Six

Deepak Aggarwal is currently leading the final six. Discussions are underway if they should continue playing till the winner or resume the play tomorrow. 

PokerBaazi’s Navkiran Singh Bows Out At The 7th Place

PokerBaazi founder Navkiran Singh‘s deep run in the WPT Prime India 2023 High Roller has come to an end at the seventh spot. Singh shoved all-in from the cut-off holding AJs. He found a caller in Ritesh Khatwani, who sat with Fish Hooks at the button. The board brought 8 Q 4 5 K and Khatwani’s fish hooks fished out Singh from the tournament. Singh receives ₹9,25,000 for this seventh-place finish.

  • Singh: A J
  • Khatwani: J J
  • Board: 8 Q 4 5 K  

Rahul Singroha Takes The Eighth Spot

Rahul Singroha opened from the cut-off with an all-in of 860K. Gagandeep Malik called with T Q . Singroha flipped J T . The board revealed K 8 7 5 8 and eliminated Singroha at the eighth place for ₹7,15,050.

  • Singroha: J T
  • Malik: T Q
  • Board: K 8 7 5 8  

Joseph Tlang Is The First Casualty On The Table

Joseph Tlang has become the first player to leave the final table after busting out at the ninth spot. He shoved all-in from UTG+1 holding pocket sixes. He was called from the button by Ritesh Khatwani with Fish Hooks. The board brought 2 3 T 8 9 holding Khatwani’s jacks and send off Tlang at the ninth spot for ₹5,60,000.

  • Khatwani: J J
  • Tlang: 6 6
  • Board: 2 3 T 8 9

WPT Prime India 2023 High Roller FT Is Set!


The much-awaited WPT Prime India 2023 High Roller final table (FT) is in place with Gagandeep Malik as the chip leader. This player has 53,15,000 in his kitty to fight for the top spot. Right behind him is online reg Roshan Bharadwaj who sits with a stack of 42,00,000. Popular names from the Indian poker circuit like Ashish Munot, Guneet Kwatra, and Navkiran Singh, Founder and CEO Baazi Games have made it to the coveted WPT Prime India 2023 High Roller FT. It would be interesting to see which player spins the game in his favour to earn the High Roller title and the top prize worth ₹59,60,000.

Final Table Chip Counts

  • Gagandeep Malik – 53,15,000
  • Roshan Bharadwaj – 42,00,000
  • Deepak Aggarwal – 33,65,000
  • Ashish Munot – 30,45,000
  • Ritesh Khatwani – 23,00,000
  • Guneet Kwatra – 20,75,000
  • Rahul Singroha – 11,50,000
  • Navkiran Singh – 11,35,000
  • Joseph Tlang – 3,10,000

High Roller FT Bubble Loading…

The WPT Prime India 2023 High Roller is nearing the bubble. The event is down to the final 10 players and are awaiting one more elimination to make it to the FT. Some of the notable players in the field include PokerBaazi founder Navkiran Singh, Guneet Kwatra, WPT India 2019 Main Event winner Ashish Munot and Gagandeep Malik. 

Final 12 Remaining At High Roller

The WPT Prime India 2023 High Roller is down to its top 12 players. The players will now battle it out till the event has its top nine final tablists, who will then return tomorrow to lock horns on the final table. The event received a total of 227 entries generating a final prize pool of ₹2,63,66,050. The players are playing pretty tight, as they approach the final table. 

Check Out High Roller Payouts!

The High Roller event at the WPT Prime India 2023 was among the most highly anticipated tournaments. With a prize pool as gigantic as ₹2,63,66,050 and a field as strong as 227, this High Roller was meant to be an attention-grabbing tournament, and the numbers just prove it even further that WPT Prime India 2023 High Roller was a poker spectacle unlike any. Check out the payouts below.


  • 1st – ₹59,60,000
  • 2nd – ₹39,55,000
  • 3rd – ₹29,00,000
  • 4th – ₹21,40,000
  • 5th – ₹16,05,000
  • 6th – ₹12,10,000
  • 7th – ₹9,25,000
  • 8th – ₹7,15,050
  • 9th – 10th – ₹5,60,000
  • 11th – 12th – ₹4,59,000
  • 13th – 14th – ₹3,86,000
  • 15th – 16th – ₹3,32,000
  • 17th – 20th – ₹2,93,000
  • 21st – 24th – ₹2,65,000
  • 25th – 29th – ₹2,50,000

The Bubble Has Burst, 29 Players In The Money

Anirudh Ponnal was the unfortunate bubble boy at the ₹12,50,000 WPT Prime India 2023 High Roller. Ponnal pushed his 428K all-in preflop from the UTG position. Deepak Agarwal called from UTG+1 with the Big Slick. Ponnal showed A J   to drown on the 5 6 A 9 8 board to walk away at the 50th place disappointed after he bubbled the event. All the remaining 49 players are now in the money and have assured themselves a minimum of ₹2,50,000.

  • Ponnal: A J  
  • Agarwal: A K
  • Board: 5 6 A 9 8

Some Top Stacks From The High Roller Event!

While any High Roller event is an intense one, when it comes to WPT Prime India 2023, the High Roller tourney comes with glory and fame. The player pool is robust and everyone is aiming for the top prize but those who have managed to build an impressive stack for themselves are listed below, take a look below.

Name – Chips Counts

  • Shardul Parthasarathi – 1,600K
  • Priyank Mittal – 1,545K
  • Gagandeep Malik – 1,300K
  • Aditya Singh – 1,200K
  • Arsh Grover – 1,000K

Deepak Shows Vishal The Door!

Level 16, Blinds: 5K/10K Ante 10K

Online reg Vishal Bajaj went all-in 336.5K holding A K . Deepak Agarwal from UTG+2 makes the call with Q Q . The board ran out as 6 2 3 8 9 . This made sure Agarwal won the hand and led to his rival Bajaj’s elimination from the High Roller tournament.

  • Bajaj: A K
  • Agarwal: Q Q
  • Board: 6 2 3 8 9

Gagandeep Scores A Double Bust Out

High-stacked Gagandeep Malik was all-in from the big blind with pocket queens. Somashekar KM and Loveleen Singh, both who sat with 50K, made the all-in call from the UTG and UTG+1 respectively. Somashekar had pocket threes, while Singh flipped pocket sevens. Malik, who had the other two covered in the three-way all-in pot, succeeded on the 8c Ks 9d Qd 4s board and scored an impressive double bustout.

  • Malik: QQ
  • Somashekar: 33
  • Singh: 77
  • Board: 8c Ks 9d Qd 4s

High Roller Payouts Announced; ₹59 Lakh Top Prize

An exceptional field of 227 entries joined the WPT Prime India 2023 High Roller tournament, each paying a ₹1.25 Lakh buy-in. It’s buzzing on the tournament floor and everyone wants a piece of this pie, because there’s a whopping ₹59+ Lakh prize for the winner of this event. The top 29 places will receive a min-cash of ₹2,50,000 which is double the buy-in amount. Take a look at the complete payouts here:

1st place – ₹59,60,000

2nd place – ₹39,55,000

3rd place – ₹29,00,000

4th place – ₹21,40,000

5th place – ₹16,05,000

6th place – ₹12,10,000

7th place – ₹9,25,000

8th place – ₹7,15,050

9th-10th places – ₹5,60,000

11th-12th places – ₹4,59,000

13th-14th places – ₹3,86,000

15th-16th places – ₹3,32,000

17th-20th places – ₹2,93,000

21st-24th places – ₹2,65,000

25th-29th places – ₹2,50,000

Siddhanth Trashes Abhishek’s HR Dream!

Level 15, Blinds: 4K/8K, Ante 8K

What happens in a bust out hand? One or more players could be eliminated, right? But in a High Roller event, the dream of shipping a mega tourney goes down the drain. This happened to well-known poker player Abhishek Jalan when Siddhanth Kapoor threw ice cold water on his rival’s High Roller dream. Take a look at the hand below. From the cutoff position Jalan went all-in with 37K holding 6 6 . The Kapoor lad makes the call holding A 3 . The community cards fell as A 3 . This board gave the actor-dj-poker player a flush and with that Jalan’s dream of winning the High Roller were thrashed. 

  • Kapoor: A 3
  • Jalan: 6 6
  • Board: 7 7 5 Q T

WPT India 2023 Highroller Breaking All Records!

The WPT Prime India 2023 Highroller was expected to be a 2-day event but there’s an insane rush at the registration counter on board the Deltin Royale in Goa right now. And this good turnout means the tournament may have to be extended into a third day! 227 entries have been registered to the event with a prize pool of ₹2.6+ Crore. Late registration ended a while back after Level 13 and we’re going to update you with all the Highroller payouts soon…

Deepankur Out Of The HR Race!

Level 14, Blinds: 3K/6K, Ante 6K

Online reg Deepankur Gupta locked horns with another poker pro Gagandeep Malik in a hand that led to an elimination. Who left the heavy-duty High Roller event? Keep reading further to find out. Gagandeep Malik raised with pocket kings and his rival from the button position goes all-in holding pocket sixes. The dealer fanned out a board of 9 9 7 4 5 . These community cards gave Malik better two pairs among the warring players. Gupta was out of the High Roller and Malik marched ahead.

  • Malik: K K
  • Gupta: 6 6
  • Board: 9 9 7 4 5

Welcome To WPT Prime India 2023 High Roller!

Here we are once again to witness the players lock horns at the most expensive event of the WPT Prime India 2023 series. After over an eight-hour-long grind on Day 1, around 89 players have progressed to Day 2. Day 1 play paused after the end of Level 11. Day 2 will resume at Level 12, and the registrations for the event are still on. The registrations will stay on till the start of Level 13.

Top Chip Counts After Day 1

April 17, 2023  6:04 am

At the end of Day 1 around 89 players have progressed to Day 2. Among them, the top 10 stacks are:



Chip Counts


Abheek Nagpal



Shardul Parthasarathi



Ritesh Khatwani



Harshad Barve



Joseph Tiang



Madhav Sethi



Rajasekhar Setty



Vishal Ojha



Roshan Bharadwaj



Kunal Patni


Day 1 Concludes

Day 1 of WPT Prime India 2023 High Roller has concluded with the end of Level 11. The day ends with a total of 177 registrations, with the registrations still open till the start of Level 13 on Day 2 tomorrow. Currently, the players are bagging and tagging and we are yet to receive the number of survivors. We will be updating this section with some of the top stacks as soon as we receive the details. 

Two More Levels To Go For Day 1 To End

Day 1 is currently running at Level 9, with 1K/2K. According to the schedule, Day 1 will conclude at the end of Level 1. There are more than 10 tables actively running at the event. So far the event has recoded 160 entries.

145 Entries And Counting…

It’s been over five hours since the WPT Prime India 2023 High Roller event began, and so far the ₹1,25,000 buy-in event has welcomed 145 entries to its tables. The registrations are still on and players can still enter or re-enter the tournament. Hence we can expect the number of entries to go up. Additionally, the registrations will stay open till the start of Level 13 on Day 2, 17th April 2023. The event has so far generated a prize pool of over ₹1.6 Crore. 

PokerBaazi Founder Navkiran Singh Playing The High Roller

The WPT Prime India 2023 field is being joined by several notables including PokerBaazi founder Navkiran Singh, Arsh Grover, Ashish Munot, Faiz Alam, Zarvan Tumboli and others. Other well-known players who are grinding for a long time now include Jaideep Sajwan, Kunal Patni, Vaibhan Sharma, Aditya Sushant, Jasven Saigaland Maria Kirloskar, Meherzad Munsaf among others.

Sameer Agarwal Eliminated

Level: 4, Blinds: 400/500, Ante 500

Sameer Agarwal has found an early exit from the High Roller. He open jammed from the UTG with Dimes and Santosh called with Cowboys. The board fanned out H  2 ♦ 5 ♠ Q  3 , and Agarwal succumbed to Santosh’s KK to exit the tournament.

  • Agarwal: TT
  • Santosh: KK
  • Board: H  2 5 ♠ Q  3

Triton Poker Player Santhosh Suvarna In The House

Indian-origin player who is often seen at some of the most elite poker series across the globe has entered the casino floor. We can likely expect him to play the High Roller today or tomorrow. 

He was most recently seen grinding at the Triton Poker Vietnam 2023 series, wherein he was the only Indian grinding. He even made it to the FT and finished seventh at an event.

Notables In The Field

Several notable players have the High Roller field. Some of them are Zarvan Tumboli, Sidharth Mishra, Maria Kirloskar, Sameer Agarwal, Ankit Ahuja, Aditya Sushant, Abhishek Jalan, Shashank Jain, Arjanveer Singh Chadha, Kanchan Sharma, Vineet Kumar and others.

Shuffle Up And Deal!

“Shuffle up and deal!” Tournament Director Danny McDonagh has announced with eight players registered for the most expensive tournament on the schedule of WPT Prime India 2023. Kunal Patni, Maria Kirloskar, Sameer Agarwal, Ankit Ahuja are seen around the field. 

WPT Prime India 2023 High Roller Set To Begin With A Bang!

The most awaited High Roller at World Poker Tour (WPT) Prime India 2023 is all set to begin in the next few minutes here at the Deltin Royale Casino in Goa. The High Roller, which is the most expensive event on the schedule will take place over a span of two days between 16th April to 17th April 2023. 

Players can play this event by paying a buy-in of ₹1,25,000, for which they get a starting stack of 100,000 chips. Day 1 of the event will take place on 16th April 2023 at 6 PM. Day 1 will begin at Level 1 with blinds 200/400 and will play until the end of Level 11. Post that the event will be paused and will return for Day 2 on 17th April 2023 at 1 PM. Each level on Day 1 will last for 40 minutes each.

Day 2 will resume at blinds 2,000/4,000, and will feature 40-minute levels. The registrations for the High Roller will stay open till the start of Level 13 on Day, which means players missing Day 1 can still enter on Day 2. 

To know the complete structure of the High Roller click here

We will be updating you with all the latest happenings from this event live as they take place. So make sure to keep an eye on Gutshot Magazine to stay updated. 

For more news and the latest updates from WPT India 2023 Main Event, keep reading Gutshot Magazine. Follow us on FacebookInstagramTwitter, and Telegram.

Place Winner Name Prize
1st place Gagandeep Malik ₹59,60,000
2nd place Guneet Kwatra ₹39,55,000
3rd place Deepak Aggarwal ₹29,00,000
4th place Ashish Munot ₹21,40,000
5th place Ritesh Khatwani ₹16,05,000
6th place Roshan Bhardwaj ₹12,10,000
7th place Navkiran Singh ₹9,25,000
8th place Rahul Singroha ₹7,15,050
9th place Joseph Tlang ₹5,60,000
10th place Anand Kumar ₹5,60,000
11th place Priyank Mehta ₹4,90,000
12th place Shardul Parthasarathi ₹4,90,000
13th place Madhav Sethi ₹3,86,000
14th place Aditya Singh ₹3,86,000
15th place Aseem Jain ₹3,32,000
16th place Jasven Saigal ₹3,32,000
17th place Vishal Ojha ₹2,93,000
18th place Ujjwal Narwal ₹2,93,000
19th place Arsh Grover ₹2,93,000
20th place Aditya Systla ₹2,93,000
21st place Harshad Barve ₹2,65,000
22nd place Anand Thakur ₹2,65,000
23rd place Goonjan Mall ₹2,65,000
24th place Kishore Marimganti ₹2,65,000
25th place Jayjit Ray ₹2,50,000
26th place Arjanveer Chadha ₹2,50,000
27th place Ashish Ahuja ₹2,50,000
28th place Myron Pereira ₹2,50,000
29th place Abheek Nagpal ₹2,50,000
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