Live Coverage of Baazi Poker Tour – ₹50K Main Event Final Table

Baazi Poker Tour Main Event Final Table
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  • Attreyee K. Ganguly October 13, 2019

Total No. of Entries – 567

Players Remaining – 1

Last Player Eliminated – Tarun Guwalani (2nd for ₹36,22,000)

Bharat Kumar is the new BPT champion and won ₹38,01,000

Level 32 (Blinds 200,000/400,000, Ante 400,000)

Read our coverage of the BPT Main Event here:

Day 1B

Day 1C

Day 1D

BPT Main Event Final Table Chip Counts (Updated at 22:00)

PlayerChip Count/FinishPrize Money
Bharat Kumar1st₹38,01,000*
Tarun Guwalani2nd₹36,22,000*
Dhaval Mudgal3rd₹28,33,000*
Vinod Megalmani4th₹26,55,000*
Chirag Sodha5th₹12,28,500
Hitesh Batra6th₹10,39,300
Maria Kirloskar7th₹8,66,100
Neel Joshi8th₹6,90,200
Abhinav Iyer9th₹5,19,700

*denotes 4-way ICM deal

 

Final Table Live Stream

Time: 15:30

The final table live stream has begun.

 

BPT ₹50K Main Event Final Table About to Begin!

Time: 15:20

D-Day has finally arrived, and the nine-handed final table of the most popular event at the Baazi Poker Tour comeback series, the ₹50K Main Event, is about to get underway soon!

Entering the final table with the most massive stack is Bengaluru-based pro-Vinod Megalmani (2,870,000), followed by PokerBaazi’s Chirag Sodha (2,530,000) and Bharat Kumar (2,405,000).

We will update the live stream link of the final table as soon as it is available, while also providing you with periodic updates of chip counts and payouts.

 

Baazi Poker Tour: Vinod Megalmani Leads Final 9 in Main Event

We are a day away from closing out our coverage of the BPT. All the attention is presently on the ₹50K Main Event at the stop that has a life-changing ₹55 Lakhs+ up top. With defending champion Puneet Dua no longer in contention – the BPT will be crowning a new Main Event champion sometime later today if things so as per plan.

The frontrunner for that title is the young and well-accomplished tournament pro from Bengaluru, Vinod Megalmani (cover image). He is a well-known name in the domestic circuit with a plethora of scores, both live and online. He was more recently in the news for his deep run in the Asia Pacific Poker Tour (APPT) Manila ₱65,000 Main Event, where he finished 100th for PHP 141,500 (₹1.91 Lakhs). Boasting of an even more illustrious track record online, Megalmani holds the distinction of taking down one of the most prestigious online poker tournaments in the country today – The Millionaire ₹1 Crore GTD on Spartan Poker in December last year for a jackpot ₹25 Lakhs. He carries forward a massive 2,870,000 stack.

Vinod Megalmani
Vinod Megalmani

The Bengaluru-based pro was at the shorter end of the field when the money bubble was looming. He was not afraid to put himself at risk and was almost always rewarded. The most significant of these trysts was the triple up that he squeezed out against Anant Purohit and Sam Anand early on in the day. He kept chipping up and eliminated the start-of-Day 2 chip leader Prabhat Mukherjea, Wilson Yomso, and Devang Yadav, en route to bagging the overnight chip lead.

Joining him at the top is none other than PokerBaazi’s very own Chirag Sodha, who had qualified for Day 2 from the final starting flight – Day 1D (Turbo) – with a stack of 56,500. He played incredibly well to spin up to a stack of 2,530,000 by the end of the night and is a serious threat to chip leader Megalmani. Being the lead co-ordinator for PokerBaazi LIVE, Sodha has been working tirelessly to make sure the event goes by smoothly. To see him final tabling the most prominent event at the series sounds like a well-deserved bonus for a job well done!

The fight for the title is not going to be easy as there is a lot of talent in the running. The most significant of this lot is the 2018 WPT Vietnam Main Event champion Dhaval Mudgal (2,165,000). Mix talent with form – and you get “Dirty” – the nickname for this musician turned poker pro. This is incredibly his third major final table appearance in the last month – he had final tabled the two most prominent events at the record-shattering IPC series last month, the ₹25K Main Event (3rd for ₹22.27 Lakhs) and ₹100K High Roller (5th for ₹9.81 Lakhs). He would have been one of the top stacks entering the final table had it not been for bad luck that saw him lose a crucial pot with pocket kings that eventually resulted in Ankit Jajodia’s elimination. Even now, Mudgal is among the top contenders for the title.

Other notable names who have made it to the final table include Neel Joshi (1,985,000), India’s first solo bracelet winner Abhinav Iyer (1,435,000), and former PokerBaazi Team Pro Maria Kirloskar (730,000) who parted ways with the brand back in June.

The players will return for the final table at 3 PM later today, where a new BPT Main Event champion will be crowned!

The entire final table action will be live-streamed (with 15 min delay), and we will update the video link here once it’s up and will be putting up periodic updates on the payouts and chip counts all through the day tomorrow – so do check back in!

Complete List of Payouts

PositionPlayerPrize
1stBharat Kumar₹38,01,000
2ndTarun Guwalani₹36,22,000
3rdDhaval Mudgal₹28,33,000
4thVinod Megalmani₹26,55,000
5thChirag Sodha₹12,28,500
6thHitesh Batra₹10,39,300
7thMaria Kirloskar₹8,66,100
8thNeel Joshi₹6,90,200
9thAbhinav Iyer₹5,19,700
10thNadeem Basha
₹3,81,100
11thDevang Yadav
₹3,81,100
12thSahil Agarwal
₹3,81,100
13thPhanindra Akkina
₹3,09,100
14th
Ankit Jajodia
₹3,09,100
15th
Varun Gupta
₹3,09,100
16th
Gangadhar Raj
₹2,66,500
17th
Alok Birewar
₹2,66,500
18th
Akanksha Singh
₹2,66,500
19th
Wilson Yomso
₹2,31,900
20th
Prabhat Mukherjea
₹2,31,900
21st
Ashish Munot
₹2,31,900
22nd
Sohom Pal
₹2,07,900
23rd
Muskan Sethi
₹2,07,900
24th
Vishal Singh
₹2,07,900
25th
Parvathaneni Gokul Krishna
₹1,83,900
26th
Ashit Khandelwal
₹1,83,900
27th
Haider Madraswala
₹1,83,900
28th
Pankaj Kothari
₹1,59,900
29th
Vipul Tiwari
₹1,59,900
30th
Pranav Bagai
₹1,59,900
31st
Vineet Kumar
₹1,59,900
32nd
Vivek Rughani
₹1,59,900
33rd
Vasim Rozani
₹1,59,900
34th
Yudhisthir Singh Rathore
₹1,59,900
35th
Gagandeep Malik
₹1,59,900
36th
Nitesh Baliyan
₹1,59,900
37th
Siddharth S
₹1,38,600
38th
Gaurav Kalra
₹1,38,600
39th
Abhishek Goindi
₹1,38,600
40th
Kanav Parwal
₹1,38,600
41st
Binit Saraf
₹1,38,600
42nd
Pranav Bang
₹1,38,600
43rd
Vivek Maheshwari
₹1,38,600
44th
Manish Gandhi
₹1,38,600
45th
Nayhaal Agarwal
₹1,38,600
46th
Divyank Prasoon
₹1,17,300
47th
Ashutosh Balodhi
₹1,17,300
48th
Nikhil U
₹1,17,300
49th
Madhav Gupta
₹1,17,300
50th
Avinit Bagri
₹1,17,300
51st
Kunal Patni
₹1,17,300
52nd
RG
₹1,17,300
53rd
Kartik Ved
₹1,17,300
54th
Rajesh Singh
₹1,17,300
55th
Rajat Jain
₹1,01,200
56th
Akshay Nasa
₹1,01,200
57th
Kanishka Upreti
₹1,01,200
58th
Anant Purohit
₹1,01,200
59th
Kanchan Sharma
₹1,01,200
60th
Arsh Grover
₹1,01,200
61st
Himanshu Laul
₹1,01,200
62nd
Sam Anand
₹1,01,200
63rd
Sumit Sapra
₹1,01,200

Final Table Chip Counts

Time: 00:40, Level 24 (Blinds 30,000/60,000, Ante 60,000)

Following PokerGuru Ambassador Nadeem Basha’s 10th place elimination, the nine-handed final table was formed with Vinod Megalmani emerging as the overnight chip leader with a massive stack of 2,870,000. PokerBaazi’s very own Chirag Sodha is hot of Megalmani’s heels with an equally impressive 2,530,000, while Bharat Kumar rounds out the top three stacks with 2,405,000.

Other notable stacks include Dhaval Mudgal (2,165,000), Neel Joshi (1,985,000), Abhinav Iyer (1,435,000) and Maria Kirloskar (730,000).

We will be putting up a short recap of the Day 2 action on this page shortly.

 

PokerGuru Ambassador Nadeem Basha Bubbles the Final Table (10th for ₹3.81 Lakhs)

Time: 23:59, Level 24 (Blinds 30,000/60,000, Ante 60,000)

Chirag Sodha opened and PokerGuru Ambassador Nadeem Basha moved all-in. Sodha called.

Chirag Sodha
Nadeem Basha

The board bricked and Sodha’s cowboys busted Basha on the final table bubble.

Nadeem Basha
Nadeem Basha

 

Devang Yadav Hits the Rail (11th for ₹3.81 Lakhs)

Time: 23:36, Level 24 (Blinds 30,000/60,000, Ante 60,000)

Another player who was down to his last 5 BBs, Devang Yadav, shoved all-in with . Vinod Megalmani who was in the big blind called with and found an ace in the window to take down the pot ousting Yadav.

Devang Yadav
Devang Yadav

 

Sahil Agarwal Eliminated (12th for ₹3.81 Lakhs)

Time: 23:32, Level 24 (Blinds 30,000/60,000, Ante 60,000)

Down to his last 5 BBs, Sahil Agarwal jammed from UTG with . Maria Kirloskar called with and turned a Broadway straight on the board, sending Agarwal to the rail.

Sahil Agarwal
Sahil Agarwal

 

Maria Kirloskar Doubles Up Via Neel Joshi

Time: 23:10, Level 23 (Blinds 25,000/50,000, Ante 50,000)

We reached the table to see Maria Kirloskar’s pitted against Neel Joshi’s . The board blanked and Kirloskar’s ace kicker won her the double up.

Maria Kirloskar
Maria Kirloskar

 

Phanindra Akkina Eliminated (13th for ₹3.09 Lakhs)

Time: 23:05, Level 23 (Blinds 25,000/50,000, Ante 50,000)

Chirag Sodha won two hands against Phanindra Akkina which saw the latter’s run in the Main Event come to an end. On the first hand, Akkina moved all-in with against Sodha’s . The board gave Sodha a rivered straight bringing Akkina’s stack down to 270,000.

On the next hand, Sodha jammed with from the small blind and Akkina re-shoved with from the big blind. Sodha flopped a flush on the board , eliminating Akkina.

Phanindra Akkina
Phanindra Akkina

 

Chip Counts Update

Time: 22:30, Level 22 (Blinds 20,000/40,000, Ante 40,000)

A quick chip counts update reveals that Chirag Sodha (5,800,000) is holding the top stack with only 13 players left in contention. Other notable stacks include Abhinav Iyer (2,290,000), Neel Joshi (2,300,000) and Dhaval Mudgal (2,300,000).

Here is a list of the complete chip counts.

PlayerChip Counts/Finish
Chirag Sodha5,800,000
Abhinav Iyer 2,290,000
Neel Joshi 2,300,000
Dhaval Mudgal2,300,000
Devang Yadav1,635,000
Sahil Agarwal1,290,000
Bunty Batra 1,120,000
Bharat Kumar1,115,000
Vinod Megalmani1,025,000
Phanindra Akkina825,000
Tarun G 790,000
Maria Kirloskar4,00,000

 

Ankit Jajodia Eliminated (14th for ₹3.09 Lakhs)

Time: 22:48, Level 23 (Blinds 25,000/50,000, Ante 50,000)

Dhaval Mudgal raised to 105,000 from the button with and Ankit Jajodia jammed from the small blind with . Bharat Kumar re-shoved from the big blind with . Mudgal was in the lead to take down the pot with his pocket cowboys and called. The board saw Kumar hit three-of-a-kind jacks on the river, eliminating Jajodia. Mudgal too lost a major chunk of his stack and has come down to 1.2 Million.

Ankit Jajodia
Ankit Jajodia

 

Eliminations From 15th to 23rd Places

Time: 22:25, Level 22 (Blinds 20,000/40,000, Ante 40,000)

Here is a list of the latest eliminations from Day 2 of the Main Event:

PositionPlayerPrize
15thVarun Gupta₹3,09,100
16thGangadhar Raj₹2,66,500
17thAlok Birewar₹2,66,500
18thAkanksha Singh₹2,66,500
19thWilson Yomso₹2,31,900
20thPrabhat Mukherjea₹2,31,900
21stAshish Munot
₹2,31,900
22ndSohom Pal₹2,07,900
23rdMuskan Sethi₹2,07,900

 

Varun Gupta Knocked Out

Time: 22:03, Level 22 (Blinds 20,000/40,000, Ante 40,000)

Neel Joshi raised to 85,000 and Varun Gupta called to see the flop . Gupta checked and Joshi led out for 70,000. Gupta check-raised to 160,000. Joshi called and the turn brought . Gupta fired a bet of 200,000 and Joshi moved all-in. Gupta called and tabled , Joshi turned over . While Gupta had flopped a set of deuces, Joshi had turned a flush. The river was a heart as well, but inconsequential, as Gupta was sent to the rail.

Varun Gupta
Varun Gupta

 

Three Quick Eliminations – Akanksha Singh, Alok Birewar & Gangadhar Raaj

Time: 21:52, Level 22 (Blinds 20,000/40,000, Ante 40,000)

Akanksha Singh jammed with 10 BBs holding pocket tens and her opponent called with . An ace opened on the board, ending Singh’s run in the Main Event.

Akanksha Singh
Akanksha Singh

Next to go was Alok Birewar when his were outlasted by Bharat Kumar’s which bettered to a pair of kings.

Alok Birewar
Alok Birewar

The last in this trio of eliminations was Gangadhar Raaj. The Kick-Off finalist shoved all-in from the button with and PokerGuru Ambassador Nadeem Basha called from the small blind with . The board spiked a ten on the river, eliminating Raaj.

Gangadhar Raaj
Gangadhar Raaj

 

Bunty Batra Doubles Up Through Gangadhar Raaj

Time: 21:29, Level 22 (Blinds 20,000/40,000, Ante 40,000)

Bunty Batra moved all-in with pocket nines and Gangadhar Raaj called with pocket sevens. The board did give Raaj a set of sevens, but Batra rivered a one-card straight to secure the double up.

 

Wilson Yomso Sent Packing

Time: 21:25, Level 22 (Blinds 20,000/40,000, Ante 40,000)

Vinod Megalmani opened from the hijack and Wilson Yomso shoved with 10 BBs from the button holding . Megalmani called with . The board saw Megalmani clip a set of sevens on the turn, sending Yomso to the rail.

Wilson Yomso
Wilson Yomso

 

Start of Day Chip Leader Prabhat Mukherjea Eliminated

Time: 21:20, Level 21 (Blinds 15,000/30,000, Ante 30,000)

Prabhat Mukherjea’s was pitted against Vinod Megalmani’s . The board gave Megalmani three-of-a-kind jacks, eliminating Mukherjea.

Prabhat Mukherjea
Prabhat Mukherjea

 

PokerGuru Ambassador Ashish Munot Sent to the Rail

Time: 21:09, Level 21 (Blinds 15,000/30,000, Ante 30,000)

PokerGuru Ambassador Ashish Munot shoved all-in on the button with and Bharat Kumar called in the small blind with . The board was of no help to Munot, who was forced to exit.

Ashish Munot
Ashish Munot

 

PokerStars India Team Pro Muskan Sethi Eliminated

Time: 21:02, Level 21 (Blinds 15,000/30,000, Ante 30,000)

PokerStars India Team Pro Muskan Sethi, who was also on the feature table has been eliminated. The hand in question saw Alok Birewar raise to 60,000 and Maria Kirloskar flat called. Sethi jammed with and Birewar folded. Kirloskar called with pocket eights and clipped an eight on the river to bust Sethi.

Muskan Sethi
Muskan Sethi

Eliminations From 24th to 63rd Places

Time: 20:58, Level 21 (Blinds 15,000/30,000, Ante 30,000)

Here is a list of the latest eliminations from Day 2 of the Main Event:

PositionPlayerPrize
24thVishal Singh
₹2,07,900
25th
Parvathaneni Gokul Krishna
₹1,83,900
26thAshit Khandelwal₹1,83,900
27thHaider Madraswala₹1,83,900
28thPankaj Kothari
₹1,59,900
29thVipul Tiwari
₹1,59,900
30thPranav Bagai
₹1,59,900
31st
Vineet Kumar
₹1,59,900
32nd
Vivek Rughani
₹1,59,900
33rd
Vasim Rozani
₹1,59,900
34th
Yudhisthir Singh Rathore
₹1,59,900
35th
Gagandeep Malik
₹1,59,900
36th
Nitesh Baliyan
₹1,59,900
37th
Siddharth S
₹1,38,600
38th
Gaurav Kalra
₹1,38,600
39th
Abhishek Goindi
₹1,38,600
40th
Kanav Parwal
₹1,38,600
41st
Binit Saraf
₹1,38,600
42nd
Pranav Bang
₹1,38,600
43rd
Vivek Maheshwari
₹1,38,600
44th
Manish Gandhi
₹1,38,600
45th
Nayhaal Agarwal
₹1,38,600
46th
Divyank Prasoon
₹1,17,300
47th
Ashutosh Balodhi
₹1,17,300
48th
Nikhil U
₹1,17,300
49th
Madhav Gupta
₹1,17,300
50th
Avinit Bagri
₹1,17,300
51st
Kunal Patni
₹1,17,300
52nd
RG
₹1,17,300
53rd
Kartik Ved
₹1,17,300
54th
Rajesh Singh
₹1,17,300
55th
Rajat Jain
₹1,01,200
56th
Akshay Nasa
₹1,01,200
57th
Kanishka Upreti
₹1,01,200
58th
Anant Purohit
₹1,01,200
59th
Kanchan Sharma
₹1,01,200
60th
Arsh Grover
₹1,01,200
61st
Himanshu Laul
₹1,01,200
62nd
Sam Anand
₹1,01,200
63rd
Sumit Sapra
₹1,01,200

 

Vishal Singh Busts

Time: 20:45, Level 21 (Blinds 15,000/30,000, Ante 30,000)

Vishal Singh was seen leaving his seat at the table. He told us that his were overrun by his opponent’s pocket jacks.

 

Notable Chip Counts

Time: 20:30, Level 20 (Blinds 15,000/25,000, Ante 25,000)

The players have gone on a short break, giving us a chance to take a quick recap of the present chip counts. Sahil Agarwal (1,229,000) and Phanindra Akkina (1,095,000) are the top two stacks. Other noteworthy stack include Dhaval Mudgal (934,000), Vinod Megalmani (805,000), Alok Birewar (671,000), Chirag Sodha (436,000) and Maria Kirloskar (378,000).

Here is a list of the notable chip counts:

PlayerChip Count
Sahil Agarwal1,229,000
Phanindra Akkina1,095,000
Dhaval Mudgal934,000
Vinod Megalmani805,000
Varun Gupta736,000
Alok Birewar671,000
Prabhat Mukherjea530,000
Tarun G492,000
Devang Yadav475,000
Chirag Sodha436,000
Maria Kirloskar378,000
Kanchan Sharma340,000
Vishal Singh315,000
Wilson Yomso260,000
Muskan Sethi104,000

 

 

Pranav Bagai & Gokul Krishna Eliminated

Time: 20:30, Level 20 (Blinds 15,000/25,000, Ante 25,000)

Pranav Bagai’s ran into Neel Joshi’s . The board bricked, railing Bagai.

Bagai’s seat at the feature table was filled by Gokul Krishna, however, he too was eliminated soon after that. His were bested by an opponent’s . It was a dry board, leading to Gokul’s exit.

 

Feature Table Live Stream

Time: 19:50, Level 20 (Blinds 15,000/25,000, Ante 25,000)

A feature table has been set up comprising of PokerGuru Ambassadors Nadeem Basha and Ashish Munot, Pranav Bagai, PokerStars India Team pro Muskan Sethi, Varun Gupta, Neel Joshi, Maria Kirloskar, Akanksha Singh and Gangadhar Raaj.

Watch the live stream of the feature table (with a 15-minute delay) right here.

Vipul Tiwari Eliminated

Time: 19:41, Level 20 (Blinds 15,000/25,000, Ante 25,000)

Dhaval Mudgal opened and Vipul Tiwari shoved all-in with . Mudgal called with pocket kings. The board fanned out [ and missed both players. Mudgal’s cowboys held, ousting Tiwari.

 

Vishal Singh Doubles Up

Time: 19:39, Level 20 (Blinds 15,000/25,000, Ante 25,000)

Vishal Singh moved all-in with and Alok Birewar called with . The board ran dry and Singh found a double up.

Vishal Singh
Vishal Singh

 

Vineet Kumar Busts

Time: 19:30, Level 19 (Blinds 10,000/20,000, Ante 20,000)

Devang Yadav shoved all-in with and Vineet Kumar called with . The board gave Yadav a rivered straight, simultaneously eliminating Kumar from the event.

 

Gokul Krishna Doubles Up

Time: 19:01, Level 19 (Blinds 10,000/20,000, Ante 20,000)

Gokul Krishna moved all-in with and Devang Yadav called with . The runout saw Krishna turn a clubs flush, securing himself a double up.

Gokul Krishna
Gokul Krishna

 

Siddharth S Out

Time: 18:57, Level 19 (Blinds 10,000/20,000, Ante 20,000)

Siddharth S was sent to the rail when his were defeated by his opponent’s .

 

Gaurav Kalra Eliminated

Time: 18:52, Level 19 (Blinds 10,000/20,000, Ante 20,000)

Gaurav Kalra’s were cracked by Vivek Rughani’s . With the board running , Rughani rivered a straight, dismissing Kalra from the Main Event.

 

Abhishek Goindi Hits the Rail

Time: 18:44, Level 18 (Blinds 8,000/16,000, Ante 16,000)

We reached the table with Abhishek Goindi having shoved all-in from the big blind and Prabhat Mukherjea in the tank from the cutoff. The latter eventually decided to call and both playrs tabled their cards.

Abhishek Goindi
Prabhat Mukherjea

Board

Mukherjea’s flopped pair of eights, knocks Goindi out!

Abhishek Goindi
Abhishek Goindi

 

Vinod Megalmani Chipping Up

Time: 18:30, Level 18 (Blinds 8,000/16,000, Ante 16,000)

On the board , Vinod Megalmani won a big pot against the player in the big blind holding pocket nines.

Vinod Megalmani
Vinod Megalmani

 

Vishal Singh Doubles Up

Time: 18:30, Level 18 (Blinds 8,000/16,000, Ante 16,000)

The player in the cutoff moved all-in with and the shorter stack Vishal Singh re-shoved from the big blind holding . The board ran out and though the player in the cutoff flopped a pair of jacks, it wasn’t enough to beat Singh’s pocket queens, giving the latter’s stack a much-needed boost.

 

Vivek Mahesshwari Eliminated

Time: 18:15, Level 18 (Blinds 8,000/16,000, Ante 16,000)

Vivek Mahesshwari lost back-to-back hands and is now out of the Main Event. In the first hand, Mahesshwari jammed with and Pankaj Kothari called with . The board saw Kothari hit a pair of kings on the turn, crippling Mahesshwari’s stack.

On the next hand, Mahesshwari’s was bested by an opponent’s pocket jacks, eliminating Mahesshwari.

Vivek Maheshwari
Vivek Maheshwari

 

Notable Eliminations

Time: 17:56, Level 17 (Blinds 6,000/12,000, Ante 12,000)

A flurry of eliminations have happened in the last 20 minutes. Sumit Sapra was the first player to finish in the money. Other notables who have also been eliminated include PokerGuru Ambassador Ashutosh Balodhi, Madhav Gupta, Kunal Patni, Kartik Ved, Akshay Nasa and Anant Purohit.

The players have left for a short break as the feature table is being set up. We will bring you the complete order of eliminations shortly.

 

Manish Gandhi Bounces Back From Less Than 1 BB

Time: 17:32, Level 17 (Blinds 6,000/12,000, Ante 12,000)

Manish Gandhi lost most of his pot in a hand against Pranav Bagai. Gandhi’s was up against Bagai’s . The board saw Bagai river a two pair, reducing Gandhi stack to less than 1 BB.

Nevertheless, in the very next hand, Gandhi managed to win a pot taking his stack to 12,000.

 

Dhaval Mudgal Wins a Pot

Time: 17:32, Level 17 (Blinds 6,000/12,000, Ante 12,000)

We reached the table on the flop . Pranav Bang fired a bet of 68,000 from the small blind and Dhaval Mudgal called from the cutoff to see the turn . Bang tanked for a while before checking and Mudgal checked back. The on the river completed the board. Mudgal bet 83,000 and Bang folded his hand. Mudgal showed while raking in the pot.

 

Madhav Gupta Goes Out on a Bad Beat

Time: 17:03, Level 17 (Blinds 6,000/12,000, Ante 12,000)

Madhav Gupta has been taken out of contention with his ace-queen falling to Sahil Agarwal`s king-queen that completed a straight on the board.

Madhav Gupta
Madhav Gupta

 

Ten Players Eliminated in 15 Minutes

Time: 17:19, Level 17 (Blinds 6,000/12,000, Ante 12,000)

We have lost an incredible ten players from the field in the last ten minutes – even the tournament staff is trying to ascertain the relative finishes. We will be back with an update on this soon.

 

Three Quick Eliminations

Time: 17:03, Level 17 (Blinds 6,000/12,000, Ante 12,000)

No sooner had the money bubble burst that three players hit the rail in quick succession. Sumit Sapra (63rd), Sam Anand (62nd) and Himanshu Laul (61st) are the last ones to be eliminated.

 

Shashwat Jain Takes Bubble Boy Tag

Time: 16:59, Level 16 (Blinds 5,000/10,000, Ante 10,000)

It took us a few minutes to find out that it was Shashwat Jain who was the player blinded out on the money bubble.

 

In the Money

Time: 16:57, Level 16 (Blinds 5,000/10,000, Ante 10,000)

The money bubble has burst in the most undramatic way. There was drama at one of the outer tables where Akshay Nasa found himself at risk with pocket queens against the flight Day 1D chip leader Gangadhar Raaj. The queen-high flop, however, dampened the mood for everyone eyeing an elimination. Just as Nasa doubled up, the tournament director announced that one of the short stacks at another table, who had not yet turned up, was blinded out.

We are down to 63 players in the BPT Main Event – all in the money!

 

Vinod Megalmani Gets a Triple Up

Time: 16:50, Level 16 (Blinds 5,000/10,000, Ante 10,000)

The action is getting intense on the money bubble but every all-in it’s the short stack that is getting the double up. The biggest hand in the last round saw three players all-in.

Vinod Megalmani

Anant Purohit

Sam Anand

The board ran and Megalmani tripled up. Anand collected the side pot!

 

Kanav Parwal Doubles Up, Main Event Still on Money Bubble

Time: 16:38, Level 16 (Blinds 5,000/10,000, Ante 10,000)

The last hand saw Kanav Parwal the player at risk with pocket kings against Kanishk “Gooner” Upreti`s pocket sixes. The board bricked getting Parwal the double up.

The hand-for-hand saga continues.

Kanav Parwal
Kanav Parwal

 

Hand-For-Hand Continues – Soham Pal Doubles Up

Time: 16:28, Level 16 (Blinds 5,000/10,000, Ante 10,000)

Tournament Director Bryan Lo and his team have been made to work hard given the all-in situations each hand. The dealers have been instructed not to reveal the cards in case of an all-in situation.

The last all-in saw Soham Pal doubling up through Prabhat Mukherjea.

 

Last 2 Hands Go Without Incident

Time: 16:19, Level 16 (Blinds 5,000/10,000, Ante 10,000)

The last two hands were uneventful but there are many short stacks currently in dangerous territory. This could take some time given the big ₹1 Lakh+ min-cash incentive.

 

Siddharth Kriplani Busts in 65th Place

Time: 16:11, Level 16 (Blinds 5,000/10,000, Ante 10,000)

With the elimination of Siddharth Kriplani in 65th place, the hand-for-hand play has been initiated. The tournament clock has been paused – the next one out will bubble the BPT Main Event.

 

Gautam Kaul Loses a Flip to Fall in 66th Place

Time: 16:04, Level 16 (Blinds 5,000/10,000, Ante 10,000)

Gautam Kaul is the last player to fall out in 66th place – 3 away from the money. He lost a flip with ace-nine to pocket sixes.

 

Armaan Kochhar Flushed

Time: 15:53, Level 16 (Blinds 5,000/10,000, Ante 10,000)

The Main Event is down to the last 66 players and it looks like Armaan Kochhar is the 67th place finisher. On his elimination hand, he opened 21K from the cutoff with jack-ten and Neel Joshi defended with to see the flop open . A couple of raises re-raises later, all the money went in with Kochhar holding a gutshot straight draw and Joshi a flush draw. The on the turn got Joshi the flush and it was all over for Kochhar on the river .

 

Unknown Player Doubles Through Start of Day Chip Leader

Time: 15:47, Level 16 (Blinds 5,000/10,000, Ante 10,000)

In a battle of the blinds, an unknown player in the small blind was all-in for 140K holding and Prabhat Mukherjea was holding . The player in small blind flopped a flush and doubled up.

 

Short Stacks Doubling Up – Money Bubble Looming

Time: 15:40, Level 16 (Blinds 5,000/10,000, Ante 10,000)

There are 70 runners in the field at the moment and with 63 paid, the Main Event is seven eliminations away from the money. A few short stacks have doubled up recently while Abhinav Iyer just took down a decent sized pot off Dhaval Mudgal with flopped two-pair holding .

Abhinav Iyer & Dhaval Mudgal
Abhinav Iyer & Dhaval Mudgal

 

PokerGuru Ambassador Ratul Steeves Busts

Time: 15:33, Level 15 (Blinds 4,000/8,000, Ante 8,000)

Ankit Jajodia in the cutoff opened with ace-queen and Ratul Steeves in the small blind jammed his 20 BB stack with ace-jack. Jajodia called and took down the pot on the dry board.

Ratul Steeves
Ratul Steeves

 

Notable Exits

Time: 15:29, Level 15 (Blinds 4,000/8,000, Ante 8,000)

This might not be a very long day after all given the recent pace of eliminations. Among those falling short of the money was Vikram Kumar, Ayush Garg, Ragesh Mishra, & Raghav Bansal.

 

Elimination Frenzy

Time: 15:26, Level 15 (Blinds 4,000/8,000, Ante 8,000)

The last 25 mins or so have been crazy on the tournament floor. Most of the field is in their seats though the odd sort stack has not showed up yet.

Among the early eliminations was Naresh Veeravalli, who in fact, was eliminated on the very first hand of the day – Nitin Arora is the other player who has hit the rails already,

 

Day 2 of ₹50K Main Event Begins!

Time: 15:00

The much-awaited Day 2 of the ₹50K Main Event is raring to go with 91 players qualifying from the four starting flights. Prabhat Kiran Mukherjea is the start of Day 2 chip leader with a commanding stack of 723,000. Mukherjea is the only player to have crossed the 700-mark in chips. Neel Joshi and Gagandeep Malik round out the top three stacks for the start of Day 2.

BPT Main Event Day 2
BPT Main Event Day 2

Going by the number of players who have survived in the starting flights the total number of survivors to Day 2 is 94 but three players have bagged twice namely Alok Birewar (247,000, 87,000), Raghav Bansal (103,000, 29,000) and PokerStars India Team Pro Muskan Sethi (139,5000, 37,000). They will be carrying their best stack forward which is why the total number of players starting Day 2 is 91.

It’s going to be an action-packed day as the field is expected to whittle down to the final table so keep refreshing this page regularly to read all the updates!

Here is the complete start of Day 2 chip counts.

PlayerChip Count
Prabhat Mukherjea
723,000
Neel Joshi
566,000
Gagandeep Malik
545,000
Anant Purohit
467,000
Dhaval Mudgal
459,000
Vivek Rughani
416,000
Pranav Bagai
381,000
Devang Yadav
370,000
Abhinav Iyer
358,000
Abhishek Goindi
334,000
Akanksha Singh
329,000
Nehal Kumar Agarwal
317,000
Haider Madraswala
311,000
Ashish Munot
296,000
Tarun Guwalani
278,000
Arsh Grover
266,000
Vasim Rozani
256,000
Gangadhar Raaj
254,500
Manish Gandhi
252,000
Alok Birewar
247,000
Deep Patel
240,000
Bharat Sude
239,000
Maria Kirloskar
238,000
Kanav Parwal
236,000
Kunal Patni
228,500
Ragesh
225,000
Rajat Jain
219,000
Rajesh Singh
206,000
Nitesh Baliyan
204,000
Vipul Tiwari
204,000
Siddharth S
200,000
Binit Saraf
199,500
Kanchan Sharma
195,000
Nikhil U
193,500
Himanshu Laul
187,500
Madhav Gupta
184,000
Parvathaneni Gokul Krishna
178,000
Sumit Sapra
177,000
Pranav Bang
172,000
Nadeem Basha
169,000
Ankit Jajodia
166,000
Ratul Steves
166,000
Bhuvan Bansal
165,000
Vishal Singh
165,000
Gaurav Kalra
157,000
Nikhil Arora
150,000
Armaan Kochhar
148,000
Vinod Megalmani
148,000
Soham Pal
146,000
Yudhishttir Singh
145,000
Vineet Kumar
143,000
Nishant Sharma
142,000
Muskan Sethi
139,500
Ashutosh Balodhi
138,000
Govardhan R
137,000
R Sridhar
136,000
Avinit Bagri
130,000
Sahil Agarwal
130,000
Ujjwal Minocha
125,000
Sam Anand
124,000
Akshay Nasa
120,500
Kartik Ved
120,000
Vivek Mahesshwari
120,000
Vinayak Bajaj
118,000
Hitesh Batra
110,000
Pankaj Kothari
110,000
Ayush Garg
106,000
Wilson Yomso
104,000
Raghav Bansal
103,000
Shashwat Jain
99,000
Sahil Luthra
90,000
Nitin Arora
89,000
Vinay B
86,500
Varun Gupta
85,000
Archit Khandelwal
80,000
Kanishka Upreti
79,000
Divyank Prasoon
75,000
Romit Advani
74,500
Siddharth Kripalani
74,000
Deepak Singh
73,000
Rajesh Rajpopat
72,000
Gautam Kaul
68,000
Vikram Kumar
66,500
Naresh Veeravalli
60,000
Chirag Sodha
56,500
Ashit Sharma
56,000
Jeeran Jain
49,500
Phanindra Akkina
39,500
Myron Pereira
25,000
Abhijith
23,500
Sumit Warraich
12,000

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