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Casino Royale was the center of the poker india action yet another week with the fifth chapter of the India Poker Series being held from 4th to 6th March. We saw most of the players in last week's Aces Unlimited High Roller Weekend back in action in the poker room of Casino Royale, Goa, amongst them Mihail 'The Beast from the East' Stoykov (who won both High Roller events last week), Jasven Saigal, Farukh Shaikh and Kavin Shah.
This edition of the India Poker Series consisted of three events:
Rs. 5,000 Rebuy – Won by Mukul Chadda (IPS 5 Event 1 Live Coverage)
Rs. 15,000 Freeze out – Won by Anosh Mistry (IPS 5 Main Event Live Coverage)
India Poker Series Main Event Recap
The Main Event of IPS Chapter 5 kicked off at 9:32 pm in Casino Royale Goa and saw a total of 70 entrans who put up Rs 15,000 to get a shot at the title, and a 25k seat for November's Champion of Champions tournament. We saw many familiar faces from past IPS events, including past winner Lawrence Sanjay, India Poker Champ Aditya Sushant, Goa based Rocky Motwani, Vikram Verma and Mr. Bharat Agarwalla, director of the India Poker Series.
After over 7 hours of poker action the Poker Tournament Schedule played down to the Final Table, with all remaining players taking home a cash prize:
IPS Main Event Final Table Chipcounts
Atul Taishete 52.1K
Abhishek Goindi 147.8K
Vikram Verma 44K
Avinash Rajpal 55.7K
The first eliminations happened fast but after Vikram Verma busted out in 6th place, taking home Rs. 50,000, action slowed down as we were getting closer to the first prize of Rs. 3,00,000.
The heads-up for the title began at 6:30 am, a duel between Abhishek Goindi and Anosh Mistry. After a few all-ins Anosh showed down a full house after getting it all-in:
Anosh Mistry is the India Poker Series Chapter 5 Main Event Champion!
From left to right: Abhishek, Anosh and Banotpal – Top three finishers in the Main Event
From left to right: Richi, Rishi and Goa regular Jasven Saigal – Top three finishers of the 10k Freezeout
Mukul Chadda – Winner of IPS Chapter 5 – 5k Rebuy Event