The HIFI Tour held by IPA (Indian Poker Association) Kolkata just concluded their 2 tournament poker events with raging success. The winner of the 5k warm-up event is Abhishek Jalan a player who hails from Varanasi.
While the series is mostly known for its cash games, due to popular demand has started hosting tournament events as well. There were two tournaments held this time with an initial 5K warm-up event followed by the 25k main event. The total prize pool up for winning is of INR 10 Lakhs GTD (guaranteed prize pool).
Total 53 runners signed up for the event on Friday which also included re-entries. The tournament’s official directorship was taken care of by Bharat Agarwalla, a well-known poker enthusiast known amongst the Kolkata poker community.
The top five places were paid out from the prize poll worth of INR 2,12,000 at the warm-up event. The minimum amount up for grabs was INR 9,000 and the highest being the 10x of that amount, so INR 90,000.
Several well-known faces of the local poker scene were seen at this event like Aditya ‘bitti’ Agarwal, Abhishek Jalan, Arjjun Singh, Shyam Sarogi, Nikhil Jalan, Jain Bhutoria, Aditya Das, Harsh Agarwal, Shubham Poddar and Kunal Kapoor.
While Jalan managed to win the warm-up event, he was incidentally knocked out by Mayank Daga. However, he made a fast re-entry into the game. The other who could not make it to the main event includes Aditya Agarwal, Siddharth Nahata and Nikhil Jalan, with Kunal Gupta bubbling at the nine-handed affair.
Aditya Das, the MD of PokerMet went out at the fourth place. And after the exit of Akash Agarwal, Shubham Poddar and Abhishek Jalan settled in for a heads-up.
Soon Abhishek took the lead as he rivered on a straight with the 10x2x3x9xJx board to take the event down. Congratulations to the winners!