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The Baazi Poker Tour (BPT) is now in full swing. Friday saw the most awaited tournament on the schedule, the ₹50K Main Event kicking off the first of its three live starting flights. To call Day 1 B exciting would be an understatement – it was action-packed to the hilt! The play kicked off at 5 PM, and by the time registration closed at the end of Level 7, many players had fired more than a single bullet. Over the 10 hours play, there was a war waged on the felts, and while 174 entries were registered, at the end of the day, only 26 survived through to Day 2.
Leading the charge is none other than Gagandeep Malik! The 31-year old pro from Raipur, Chhattisgarh, rose to prominence in 2016 when he took down the 2016 DPT November ₹60K High Roller. Malik raked in several significant accomplishments over the next year, adding the 2017 DPT July ₹15K Bounty title to his tally. Today, Malik edged past many bigwigs to take the top spot and is sporting a stack of 545,000.
Close behind Malik is the 2018 WPT Vietnam Main Event winner Dhaval Mudgal. Mudgal has been in phenomenal form this year, with numerous deep runs and final table finishes across several big live stops in Asia, including APT Vietnam and Manila Megastack. We saw Mudgal pick up scores at the WSOP this summer, and he even final tabled two IPC events last month, most prominently finishing third in the ₹35K Main Event for ₹22.27 Lakhs. With 459,000 in his bag, we can count on Mudgal making a strong bid for the title on Day 2.
Rounding out the top three stacks is the 2019 DPT February High Roller champion Abhishek Goindi. One of the more well-recognized regulars on the circuit, Goindi had finished runner-up at the WPT Barcelona €1,100 PLO this March. He carries a stack of 334,000 to Day 2.
Other big stacks making it to Day 2 include Haider Madraswala (311,000), PokerGuru Ambassador Ashish Munot (296,000), Vasim Rozani (256,000), Manish Gandhi (252,000), Deep Patel (240,000), Maria Kirloskar (238,000) and Raghav Bansal (103,000). PokerStars India Team Pro Muskan Sethi (37,000) managed to take forward a short stack to Day 2.
Malik may have taken pole position on Day 1B but he is still a distant second to Day 1A (online) chip leader Prabhat Kiran ‘Miracle’ Mukherjea (722,851) who remains firmly at the forefront of the 37 players who have confirmed a berth on Day 2 from the Day 1A and Day 1B flights. The event has already logged in a total of 254 entries. With two more starting flights scheduled to run tomorrow, the 500-entry mark is very much in sight.
Day 1C kicks off at 3 PM on Saturday and will be followed by the Day 1D (Turbo) flight that starts at 9 PM. The weekend promises exciting and nail-biting action at the PokerBaazi LIVE poker room, and the PokerGuru live reporting team will be on-site to bring you all the updates, so stay tuned.
Complete End of Day 1B Chip Counts
PokerGuru Ambassadors Collide – Ashish Ahuja Eliminated on the Last Hand of the Day
Time: 3:17, Level 14 (Blinds 3,000/6,000, Ante 6,000)
On the last hand of Day 1B, PokerGuru Ambassador Ashish Ahuja open-shoved with only to get called by fellow teammate Ashish Munot who tabled . The board ran busting Ahuja!
We will shortly posting the end of day chip counts for the 26 players who have survived to Day 2.
Gagandeep Malik Wins a Pot
Time: 2:47, Level 14 (Blinds 3,000/6,000, Ante 6,000)
PokerGuru Ambassador Ashish Munot opens to 9,000 and Gagandeep Malik calls to see the flop open . Munot bet 7,000 and Singh calls. The turn is the – Munot leads out for 45,000. Singh goes deep into the tank before making the call. The river is checked around and Singh shows pocket eights to the down the pot as Munot throws his cards in the muck!
Madhav Gupta Eliminates Puneet Dua
Time: 2:35, Level 13 (Blinds 2,000/4,000, Ante 4,000)
A short-stacked Puneet Dua was eliminated by Madhav Gupta in the penultimate level of play. The hand began with the UTG opening the action, four players called. On the flop , Dua who was in the small blind checked, big blind Gupta checked and the original raiser also opted to check. On the turn Gupta bet, and Dua moved all-in with . Gupta called tabling for a flopped three-of-a-kind. The river completed Gupta’s straight and with that the defending BPT Main Event champion has been eliminated. He should be back later today to fire another bullet on Day 1C.
Maqsood Peera Falls
Time: 2:20, Level 13 (Blinds 2,000/ 4,000, Ante 4,000)
Shortly after the break, Maqsood Peera, who was down to 15 big blinds, jammed all-in from the cutoff seat with . The big blind called with . The board blanked out eliminating Peera.
The starting field of 174 entries has been whittled down to just 32 players already with less than an hour of play left on the tournament clock.
Sahil Mahboobani Exits
Time: 2:08, Level 13 (Blinds 2,000/ 4,000, Ante 4,000)
We just spotted Sahil Mahboobani heading out of the tournament area and with a little prodding he told us “I lost king-queen to ace-nine. I had 10 bigs. He opened, I jammed.”
Assorted Chip Counts After 4th Break
Time: 2:10, Level 13 (Blinds 2,000/ 4,000, Ante 4,000)
After the fourth break, the penultimate level of the flight has begun. Here are some assorted chip counts.
Romit Advani Eliminated by Ashish Ahuja
Time: 01:01, Level 11 (Blinds 1,500/ 2,500, Ante 2,500)
Ashish Munot opened to 5,000 and action folded to Romit Advani who moved all-in. Ashish Ahuja called while Munot folded.
The board ran eliminating Advani who had won the PPL MoneyMaker just a few days ago.
Prithviraj Ganganna Eliminated by Vineet Kumar
Time: 01:12, Level 11 (Blinds 1,500/ 2,500, Ante 2,500)
Prithviraj Ganganna open-shoved for 41,000 with and action folded to Vineet Kumar who called tabling pocket aces. There was no help for Ganganna on the board spelling the end of his run tonight.
Maqsood Peera Gets a Double Up From Sanket Arora
Time: 00:56, Level 11 (Blinds 1,500/ 2,500, Ante 2,500)
Sahil Mahboobani opened to 5,000 and Sanket Arora called. Maqsood Peera woke up with and moved all-in. Mahboobani folded while Arora called showing . The board ran and Peera doubled up!
Arzoo Jiwani Scores a Massive Double Up
Time: 1:01, Level 11 (Blinds 1,500/ 2,500, Ante 2,500)
In a battle of the blinds, big blind Aarzoo Jiwani was pitted against a player in the small blind. It was a limped pot, and the small blind led out for 2,500 on the flop with . Jiwani called with . After the turn, the small blind bet 8,000 and Jiwani called once again. The river opened river, and the small blind fired a bet of 23,500 and Jiwani called it off – his trip aces getting him the double up!
Sanket Arora Sends a Player Out
Time: 00:36, Level 11 (Blinds 1,500/ 2,500, Ante 2,500)
Sanket Arora has just eliminated a player. Arora was already ahead with versus an unknown player`s and further improved to a full house on the board.
Vasim Rozani Spins Up
Time: 00:12, Level 10 (Blinds 1,000/ 2,000, Ante 2,000)
Vasim Rozani was spotted adding to his stack in a hand that began with the player on the button making a raise. Rozani called to see the flop open . Rozani opted to check-call. The landed on the turn and Rozani min-raised, only to be called. After the river, Rozani moved all-in, inducing a fold.
Arzoo Jiwani Busts Gaurav Sharma
Time: 00:08, Level 10 (Blinds 1,000/2,000, Ante 2,000)
Minutes after Garg’s elimination, Gaurav Sharma moved all-in preflop from the hijack on another table with and was looked up by small blind Arzoo Jiwani who held . With the dealer peeling the board, Sharma had improved to a set but Jiwani took it down with a flush, sending Sharma out.
Shagun Jain Sends Ayush Garg Out
Time: 00:05, Level 10 (Blinds 1,000/2,000, Ante 2,000)
Ayush Garg who was left with only 10 big blinds has just been eliminated by Shagun Jain. Garg jammed from the small blind with and Jain called from the big blind with . Jain improved to two-pair on the runout and just like that, Garg’s Main Event on Day 1B had come to an end.
Plays Resumes After Third Break Of The Night
Time 23:50, Level 10 (Blinds 1,000/ 2,000)
Players have taken their seats after the third break of the night. Our live updates have been impacted due to serious internet connectivity issues. Here is an assortment of some of the notable stacks at the moment.
Arjun Pasricha Busts Vaibhav Sharma
Time: 22:25, Level 8 (Blinds 600/1,200, Ante 1,200)
We got there in the nick of time to see Arjun Pasricha lock horns with Vaibhav Sharma – versus . The board favored Pasricha who clipped a superior two-pair, sending Sharma out of the game.
Rubin Labroo Eliminates Rohit Begwani
Time: 22:10, Level 8 (Blinds 600/1,200, Ante 1,200)
Rohit Begwani has been eliminated by Rubin Labroo who opened from the cutoff seat and the button flat-called. Begwani jammed from the small blind for 20 bigs with and Labroo called with . The board ran , getting Labroo the pot. With the re-entry window now over, Begwani will have to come back tomorrow if he wants to fire another bullet in the Main Event.
Notable Chip Counts At The End Of The Second Break
Time: 21:35, Level 7 (Blinds 500/1,000, Ante 1,000)
The numbers are on the rise at the Main Event Day 1B and till now a total of 170 entries have been registered. We collected some of the notable chip counts after the second break of the night and here’s the list:
Abhishek Goindi Eliminated, Re-enters
Time: 21:25, Level 6 (Blinds 400/800, Ante 800)
Abhishek Goindi has been eliminated just before the second break of the night. After the UTG opened the action, Goindi jammed for 22 big blinds with . UTG called with and hit two-pair on the board to knock Goindi out. Goindi didn’t waste time, and was seen back in action right after the break.
Kanchan Sharma Vs. Himanshu Dewan
Time: 20.30, Level 5 (Blinds 300/600, Ante 600)
Kanchan Sharma has just won some chips from Himanshu Dewan. Sharma min-raised the hijack and Dewan defended his big blind. After both checked the flop, we saw Sharma bet and Dewan made the call. The river saw Sharma shove, turning over as Dewan mucked his cards.
Abhijeet Shetty Wins Some From Yasheel. L
Time: 20.30: Level 5 (Blinds 300/600, Ante 600)
The BPT ₹15K Kick-Off champion Abhijeet Shetty was just seen playing a hand with Yasheel L. Shetty was the initial aggressor and opened preflop from UTG+1 for 1,500. Yasheel called from the button and so did the big blind. All the three opted to check the flop. After the turn, Yasheel made it 1,500 and the big blind folded. The turn saw both the player’s check. The river was the and Shetty made it 5,600, cornering Yasheel who mucked his cards.
Gokul Krishna is Back in Action
Time: 20:17, Level 5 (Blinds 300/600, Ante 600)
Gokul Krishna had been eliminated by Meherzad Munsaf a while back. He has fired a second bullet since and just won a big pot off Vishal Tulsyan. Krishna opened UTG for 1,200 and Tulsyan raised to 3,800. Krishna called to see the flop open . Tulsyan check-called his way to the turn. Krishna bet 2,500 and Tulsyan called it off. The river was the and Krishna led out 5,000. Tulsyan called again to make it to the showdown.
Krishna’s flopped straight trumped Tulsyan’s two-pair and he collected the pot.
Notable Chip Counts At The End Of The First Break
Time: 19.12, Level 4 (Blinds 200/400, Ante 400)
Here is a listdown of a few notable chip counts at the first break of the night. As the play progresses, we will be bringing you a more comprehensive list.
Akshay Nasa Eliminated By Sajal Gupta
Time: 18:55, Level 3 (Blinds 100/200, Ante 200)
Akshay Nasa has just been eliminated by his close friend Sajal Gupta. Nasa shoved with and Gupta looked him up with . As luck would have it, Gupta flopped a straight ending Nasa’s run.
Gagandeep Malik Wins a Pot Off Sameer Tavanandi
Time: 18:50, Level 3 (Blinds 100/200, Ante 200)
We caught the action at one of the tables where Gagandeep Malik dug into Sameer Tavanandi’s stack. The action began with Singh betting 600 from the middle position. The action folded to the small blind who called. Tavanandi called from the big blind and it was three-way to the flop . Singh bet 1,000 and that was enough to get the small blind to fold. Tavanandi called. After the turn both players checked to see the open on the river. Singh called tabling [X11] against Tavanandi’s . Tavanandi missed his open-ended straight draw and Singh’s two-pair won him the pot.
Meherzad Munsaf Sends Gokul Krishna Packing
Time: 18:18, Level 3 (Blinds 100/200, Ante 200)
Over at one of the tables we saw Meherzad Munsaf eliminate Gokul Krishna. The action saw Jaydeep Dawer open for 500 and Krishna called from middle position with . Big blind Munsaf completed to see the flop. Munsaf bet 700, Dawer and Krishna flat-called. The turn was the and Munsaf led out for 1,500. Dawer called and Krishna flat-called. After the river, Munsaf bet 7,200. Dawer got out of the way but Krishna shoved all-in for 22,000. Munsaf called and showed for a flush defeating Krishna’s turned straight.
Some Early Notables in the Field
Time: 17:44, Level 2 (Blinds 100/200, Ante 200)
Level 2 has begun and the count has gone up to 62 entries. Some of the notables in the field include Maria Kirloskar, BPT ₹15K Kick-Off champion Abhijeet Shetty, Jaideep Sajwan, Abhishek Rathod, Siddharth Singhvi, Zarvan Tumboli, Meherzad Munsaf, Akshay Nasa, Mukesh Surana, Bobbe Suri, Ashish Munot, Prashanth Sekar, Vivek Singh, Ratul Steves, Naresh Veeravalli, Jayjit Ray, RG, Zarvan Tumboli, Gokul Raj, Jaideep Dawer, Alok Birewar and Sajal Gupta.
Welcome to the Live Coverage of the 2019 Baazi Poker Tour – ₹50K Main Event Day 1B
Time: 17:00, Level 1(Blinds 100/100)
Friday is a busy day for the ongoing second edition of the Baazi Poker Tour (BPT) at Casino Pride 2 in Goa. While Day 2 of the ₹100K High Roller is currently underway, the featured event of the series – Day 1B of the ₹50K buy-in Main Event is also just starting.
The first starting flight was held online on October 6 and logged in 80 entries that included 75 unique players. Only 11 players could secure a berth for Day 2 with Prabhat Kiran ‘Miracle’ Mukherjea securing the top stack of 722,851.
There are 31 entries starting play in the Main Event and many players who are busting the High Roller can be seen here with a stack.
The blinds start at 100-100 and a total of 14 forty-minute levels will play out today.
The PokerGuru live reporting team is onsite and will be bringing regular updates from the event. Stay tuned!