The King’s Casino in Rozvadov is the busiest poker room in Europe with non-stop poker action. The second edition of The Indian Poker Series(TIPS) took the center stage at the venue for next one week. It kicked off its Winter Edition on 6th March. The series has climbed up the popularity charts among the Indian players. The tournament co-founders Manish Goenka and Jaydeep Dawer seem to have paid off with around 100 players confirming their participation at the series this time around.
Team India seems to have made a habit of scoring well at the International events and among the early success stories from Prague was Abhishek Jaiswal.
Jaiswal took down one of the weekly tournaments at the venue, i.e., the King’s Special Tuesday for €2,088 (₹1,65,480) for his first live title. TIP co-founder Jaydeep Dawer (5th for €593 -₹46,997) and the in-form Ankit Kapoor (6th for €464 -₹36,773) also posted scores in the same event.
TIPS 2 kicked off with the TIPS & KENTA Welcome Event that featured a €115 (₹9,111) buy-in. it attracted 122 players with 62 re-entries made for a total of 185 entries generating €19,000 (₹15,05,321) in prize money. The top 20 places were paid with a min-cash worth €247 (₹19,569).
Besting the field of 185 entries, Romania`s Ciprian Paunescu emerged victorious and pocketed €4,557 (₹3.61 Lakhs). India’s Himanshu Dewan was among the top contenders for the title, but he fell two places short of the finish line at third place. He bagged €2,052 (₹1.62 Lakhs) for his efforts.
Ashish Ahuja, Vineet Kumar and Ujjwal Narwal were also seen in action, but failed to post scores. Bangladesh’s Navid Ahmed (14th for €304), Germany’s Christian Volk (17th for €276) and Heinz Erich (18th for €247) were among those returning with loaded wallets. The elimination of Croatia’s Tadija Krivic (11th for €380) and ‘LABI’ (10th for €380) from Germany got the final table going.
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