The two flights of the Deltin Poker Tournament 2019 play out on Saturday. Day1B kicked off at 4pm with many familiar bigwigs in the field. There are a total of 114 entries registered in the event. Only 41 people made it through after a full 13 levels of play. The final flight of the event: Day 1C took off a few hours later at 9pm.
Day1B saw Nikita Luther, the WSOP 2018 bracelet winner and series opener ₹15K NLH Deep Dive champion emerging as the top stack with 209,500 chips. T. Praveen with 194,000 and Sajal Gupta with 185,500 followed her.
Day1C saw another 81 entries making a last bid to enter the event. Among them, only 36 made it through to Day2 with Sriram Maniam (213,000) bagging the chip lead. Many Team PokerGuru Ambassadors were also seen in the hunt at the event. Laksh Pal Singh managed to make the cut on Day1B with 41,000, Kartik Ved entered Day1C with a stack of 162,000 climbed up the rankings at the end of the day.
The Main Event of the February edition registered a total of 286 entries which is slightly short compared to the last year’s 293 entries. With 108 survivors still standing (30 players from Day1A,41 from Day1B and 36 from Day1C, Day2 promises to deliver an action packed finale. Sriram Maniam will be leading from the front as he is the overall chip leader among the survivors.
Abhishek Goindi took down the Adda52 ₹65K High Roller for ₹14.50 Lakhs. Goindi is an old timer with cashes at IPS (India Poker Series) and PokerGuru Tours dating way back as 2011. His best live cash till date is at the Macau Poker Cup 2012 HK$11,000 NLHE Red Dragon($136,245-₹96,97,306). He last scored in the WPT 2017 India ₹55K DeepStack(54th for ₹55,000) and seems to be in peak form this time around.
He advanced from Day1A in the Main Event with a stack of 124,000. He will be gunning for his second title at the series. Alok Birewar(7th for ₹2.45 Lakhs) will be joining Goindi, who has also made it to Day2 with 46,500 chips.