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The domestic poker scene in Goa was almost a monopoly for Deltin branded tournaments till 2018, but all of that changed last year as we saw a massive surge in the live poker stops with the resurrection of the India Poker Championship (IPC) and Baazi Poker Tour (BPT). The two flagship series came back again last month, playing out one after the other.
The Deltin Poker Tournament (DPT) has flagged off its 2020 schedule by announcing three live tournament series that are to take place in the first half of the year. The brand has given an added impetus to the DPT Xpress (DPTX) series, with two out of these planned stops comprising of this smaller-buy-in series. They have indicated that several more editions will be rolled out in the second half of the year. The DPT April is scheduled to go live from April 22-27 with some welcome changes to the 2019 structures and larger guarantees.
Powered by Adda52 LIVE, the fourth running of the DPT Xpress series will take place onboard India’s premier Casino Deltin Royale from February 27 to March 1. This will be the first time that the DPT Xpress series will be held at the venue. Satellites will be live on Adda52 from February 9 – 26.
Confirming the schedule on February 6, Manish Adnani, the Business Head Poker at Delta Corp Ltd, announced that the four-day-long series will play host to as many events starting with the ₹5K Burn ‘N’ Turn event on February 27. The biggest draw at the series will once again be the ₹15K Main Event, which is the only two-day event on the schedule and will run from February 29 – March 1. There is also the ₹10K Bounty event and a ₹10K DeepStack event on the schedule, which means that for the very first time there is no team`s event on the line-up.
Catering mostly towards the low-to-mid stakes players, the DPT Xpress is the first major live stop of its kind in the country. The buy-ins this time around as well range from ₹5,000 to ₹15,000, similar to the previous editions. This comes on the heels of the announcement of a similar live series, the National Poker Series (NPS), that will be making its inaugural run at the PokerBaazi LIVE poker room onboard Casino Pride 2 from April 30 – May 5.
Adnani has also hinted at some favorable changes to the structures and the TDS policies for Adda52 LIVE events. Details of the same are to be released in the handbook with the structures he informed.
DPT Xpress Schedule
Date Time Event Buy-in February 27, Thursday 6 PM ₹5K Burn N Turn (RE/A) ₹5,000 February 27, Thursday 10 PM 5 Seat GTD Satellite to Main Event (RE) ₹1,650 February 28, Thursday 3 PM 5 Seat GTD Satellite to Main Event (RE) ₹2,200 February 28, Thursday 5 PM ₹10K Bounty (1RE) ₹10,000 February 29, Saturday 2:30 PM 5 Seat GTD Satellite to Main Event (RE) ₹2,200 February 29, Saturday 5 PM DPT Xpress ₹15K Main Event (2RE) Day 1 ₹15,000 March 1, Sunday 3 PM DPT Xpress ₹15K Main Event (2RE) Day 2 NA March 1, Sunday 5 PM ₹10K DeepStack Turbo (FO) ₹10,000 March 1, Sunday 7:30 PM 2 Seat GTD DPT April ME Satellite (RE) ₹4,400
As always, Adda52 will be running round-the-clock online satellites to the series that should go live on the gaming client in the next few days.
DPT Xpress Satellite Schedule
Day Time Satellite Buy-in Sunday 9:30 PM DPT Xpress Mega Satty ₹2,200 Sunday 2:30 PM, 4:30 PM, 8PM DPT Xpress Step Satty ₹220 Thursday, Sunday 9:30 PM 2 GTD DPT Xpress Mega Satty ₹2,500 Thursday, Sunday 2:30 PM, 4:30 PM, 8PM DPT Xpress Step Satty ₹250 February 24, 25, 26 9:30 PM 2 GTD DPT Xpress Mega Satty ₹2,500
DPT Xpress – A Brief History
The first two editions of the DPT Xpress were held at the picturesque Casino Deltin Denzong in Sikkim. For the third edition, the series shifted base to Goa with Casino Deltin JAQK playing the host venue. The upcoming edition marks the fourth installment of the series and will be the very first time that this specific series will be held at Casino Deltin Royale.
The inaugural edition (September 27-30, 2018) had crowned winners in Vivek Anand Baskey (₹5K Burn N Turn for ₹1.55 Lakhs), Prashant Malik (₹10K Bounty for ₹90,000), Bhola Sharma (₹15K Main Event for ₹3.40 Lakhs) and Team Malik and Deepak Raina (Tag Teams Event for ₹60,000).
The second edition of the series was held in March last year, where the winners were Debashis Bal (₹5K Burn N Turn for ₹1.60 Lakhs), Sandip Jhawar (₹10K Bounty for ₹85,000), Ankit Jajodia (₹15K Main Event for ₹3.25 Lakhs) and Team Aayush Aggarwal and Rishab Dalmia (₹10K Tag Team Event for ₹81,300).
The third outing for the series was also the most successful one yet for the brand. Aditya Sardana (₹5K Burn N Turn Event for ₹3.65 Lakhs), Anant Purohit (₹15K Main Event for ₹7.40 Lakhs), Pawan Jaiswal (₹10K Bounty for ₹2.40 Lakhs) and Team Pratibh Saluja and Adarsh (₹10K Tag Team Event for ₹1.10 Lakh) came out as the champions in that one.
For the fourth edition, bringing to all you railbirds all the high-octane action in near real-time will be our dedicated PokerGuru live reporting crew that will be present on-site for the entire duration of the series!
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