Skip to main content

Vikash Mantri Wins WPT India Main Event for INR6,030,000

The World Poker Tour India just finished and the Main Event it had on offer brought many memorable moments to poker players from around the world. One of them became the big winner in the poker tournament and his name is Vikash Mantri. He defeated a field of 527 poker players ready to win and made it to the top position on the leader board, thus winning the champion title and INR6,030,000 (US$92,000). The poker festival took place at Deltin Royale Casino in Goa, India which welcomed all poker enthusiasts ready to win.

The poke festival began on 7th November and continued until the end of the Main Event. INR55,000 Main Event commenced officially on 10th November at 5 pm local time with its inaugural Day 1A closely followed by a second flight on the 11th. The big winner in the culminating event for the poker festival was Mantri and he was more than ecstatic following the win. When asked for a comment on his experience, he stated that he founds it hard to believe and he was so grateful to all the friends that had come to support him on the live event.

Mantri Progresses ahead During the Final Table

Mantri arrived at the final table of the Main Event as the chip leader and at the end of it, he was heavily challenged by fellow poker player Arjun Arora from New Delhi in a heads-up duel between the two pros. But what happened before that was even more exciting. Mantri is the proud owner of the special card protector which commemorates the awarding of the one-billionth prize dollar by the World Poker Tour and the poker player considers it to be lucky. He stated following the win that the play turned around after he used it for all his hands and rapidly progressed ahead towards the top positions on the leader board.

The nine players surviving returned to the final table and Gaurav Chauhan was the first one to double up his chip stack and this progress was closely followed by the first elimination for the final day. The unfortunate player who was the first one to go home was Anuj Wadhwa who received the consolation prize amounting to INR576,000 (US$9,000). The seventh position was reserved for Kiran Jumar who finished the event with INR 932,000 (US$14,000), while Pavan Jain finished sixth in the tournament, good for INR1,151,000 (US$17,500).

The eventual winner managed to defeat the player at fifth place and this happened to be Anil Adiani who bagged INR1,480,000 (US$22,500) for his good performance. The pace of the game was rather quick and people were being appointed their positions on the leader board in a rapid fashion. Fourth on the leader board became Gaurav Chuahan and he was granted with 1,920,000 (US$29,500) while the runner-up Arjun Arora busted Manish Lakhotia and sent him to the third position in the Main Event final listing. Lakhotia pocketed 2,520,000 (US$38,500) which paved the way for the final heads-up duel when Arjun Arora battled the big winner and pocketed 3,947,000 (US$60,000).

 Author: Benjamin Barry

Benjamin Barry‘s career is worth observing, since he is not only a competent writer, but he has also practical experience at poker tables.