Vasu Bansal is the new champion in town. Bansal claimed the coveted title of Deltin Poker Tournament (DPT) July 2023 to make his name go down in history.
Bansal chopped the pot with runner-up Krishna Khaitan, who was the chip leader when the FT began. Both players agreed on a deal to take home an equal ₹40 Lakh, however, they continued playing for the title, trophy and an additional ₹14 Lakh. Eventually, it was Bansal who emerged victorious.
Bansal entered the FT with a mid-stack of the fifth-highest chips (19, 40,000) and managed to make his way to the top. The final hand saw Khaitan jam 400K with A ♣ 3 ♦ , while Vasu called with J ♦ 5 ♦ . The board fanned out 3 ♣ Q ♦ J ♣ 8 ♦ 8 ♠ giving Vasu his two-pairs for the win.
Bansal walks gloriously with the DPT July 2023 Main Event champion title, the shiny new trophy and a hefty top prize of ₹53.76 Lakh. Meanwhile, Khaitan takes the runner-up spot for ₹40 Lakh.
Talking about his victory, Bansal said, “It feels surreal to be the champion of the 14th edition of DPT 2023. Finally, lifting the coveted title of DPT 2023 is like a reward for all the time and hard work I’ve put into the game. All thanks to Adda52 for organizing such poker events for us. Eagerly looking forward to the next one from Adda52.”
(*) indicates a deal.
DPT July 2023 was hosted at the Deltin Royale casino in Goa. The 14th edition of the celebrated poker series was held as a collaboration between Adda52 and the Deltin Group. The overall event, which ran between 18th July to 24th July 2023 attracted a total of 465 participants across 12 events and featured an impressive total prize pool of ₹67,177,900.
Commenting on the conclusion of Deltin Poker Tournament (DPT), Shivanandan Pare, CEO, Adda52.com said, “We are incredibly proud of the overwhelming response to the 14th edition of Deltin Poker Tournament, our flagship event. It was a celebration of players’ competitive spirit, passion, and commitment towards the skill-based, strategy game of poker. We extend our heartfelt congratulations to all the winners and participants of the Deltin Poker Tournament.”
Speaking on the culmination of DPT, Joydeep Mukherjee, Chief Marketing Officer, Adda52.com, said, “We are absolutely thrilled by the energy levels and participation witnessed in the 14th edition of DPT. We had the privilege of hosting the who’s who of India poker, along with a bunch of passionate poker enthusiasts from all over the country on board the luxurious Deltin Royale in Goa. From the highs of winning a big hand against a pro to the quiet restraint of a master playing cautiously to emerge victorious, from the feeling of competition to the feeling of camaraderie and community, from zen-like focus to fun and frolic, we have seen it all during this eight-day extravaganza. We’ll continue to organize more such events in the future for the growing clan of poker lovers in the country.”
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