The poker fest continues on the virtual felts of Adda52 with World Poker Tour (WPT). On day 5, Neel Joshi and Ashish Ahuja emerged as the big winners of the night as they shipped top tournaments. Here’s an overview of day 5 on the WPT felts.
WPT India Mini Highroller was one of the biggest tourney’s of the night. Naturally, some of the top poker pros were seen grinding at this tournament. This ₹27,500 buy-in tournament had 221 entries. The top 24 places enjoyed a portion of the 60 Lakh prize pool and drew a min-cash of ₹51,000.
Neel Joshi aka ‘neeljoshi23’ topped the table and bagged a gigantic prize money of ₹16,47,000. Vishal Bajaj aka ‘GigaaBet’ finished at the runner-up spot for the highest six-figure prize of ₹9,60,000. Ratul Steves followed at the third spot for ₹7,20,000.
Gutshot’s April 2021 e-magazine cover star Siddharth Karia finished at the eight spot for ₹1,50,000. Vishnu Khandelwal left at the 9th place with ₹1,20,000, Gaurav Sood finished 11th for ₹1,05,000, WSOP bracelet winner, Aditya Sushant busted at the 12th spot for ₹90,000. Sanat Mehrotra finished 13th for ₹90,000. IOPC January 2021 Main Event winner, Laksh Pal Singh busted at the 17th place for ₹75,000. Karann Dembla busted at the 21st spot for ₹51,000, while online reg Manish Lakhotia busted at the 22nd place for ₹51,000.
WPT Gladiator also witnessed some big names in poker battling it out for the top spot. Out of the 581 entries, the top 63 places took home a min-cash of ₹7,500 at this tourney.
Ashish Ahuja defeated the 581 entries and emerged victorious. Ahuja cashed ₹7,65,000. At the runner-up spot was anonymous player ‘Kukkukajadoo,’ who walked away with ₹4,35,000. APT #29 winner, Mithun Mahesh was the second runner-up as he had a pay day of ₹2,98,500.
Gagandeep Singh finished fourth for ₹2,17,500. WPT Indian Mini Highroller second runner-up, Ratul Steves was seen walking away with ₹60,000 for his eighth place finish. Ankit Wadhawan busted at the ninth place for ₹45,000. Surbhit Grover left at the 10th place for ₹39,000. Shashank Desai busted 14th place for ₹30,000, followed by Arsh Grover at 15th place for ₹30,000. Sanat Mehtrotra busted 28th for ₹15,000. Gaurav Sood busted at the 34th spot for ₹13,500. Haider Madraswala busted at the 35th place for ₹13,500. Laksh Pal Singh finished at the 36th place for ₹13,500. Aman Parakh busted at the 43rd place for ₹12,000, while finished 53rd for ₹9,000. Ashwin Vijay finished 54th for ₹9,000. IOPC Blaze of Glory winner, Harshad Barve busted at the 57th place for ₹7,500.
The WPT Turbo 50, as the name suggests, was a Turbo tournament which ended in less than two hours. During the 1 hour 45 mins of gameplay, the tourney attracted 54 entries, which crushed the initial guarantee. The final prize pool stood at ₹2,485. The top 7 places drew a min-cash of ₹106.
Anonymous player ‘shah6290’ shipped the tournament for ₹841. At the second spot was ‘alimanuwar’ who took home ₹592. Kamal Kishore aka ‘aadiisluck’ finished third for ₹350.
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