Offshore casino Deltin Royale in association with online poker website Adda52 hosted the third edition of the World Poker Tour (WPT) India from 15th-21st October, 2019 in Goa.
Following the success of the previous two editions, the 2019 WPT India edition featured eight events with buy-ins ranging from Rs. 20,000 to Rs. 1 lakh held over the course of six days.
Four-time World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet winner Robert Mizrachi also attended and participated in this edition of WPT India as a special guest.
The tournament ended yesterday with the main event comprising of a Rs. 55,000 buy-in. The main event, which saw a total of 630 entries was won by PokerGuru ambassador Ashish Munot, who took home a total prize pool of Rs. 63.48 lakhs (which includes a US$3,500 WPT Passport).
Yuvraj Chaudhary finished second place and won Rs. 42.77 lakhs while Jai Saha came in at third position, taking home Rs. 27.53 lakhs.
While a total prizepool of Rs. 3.25 crores was guaranteed by the organisers for the main event, total prizes worth Rs. 3.28 crores were distributed, with WPT India receiving more entries than required to meet the guaranteed prizepool.
Commenting on the event, Manish Adnani, Business Head of Poker at Delta Corp Ltd. noted, “WPT India is back for the third time, here in Goa. It’s been a good start right from the beginning, with prize pools growing organically. We hope to propel the fabric to the next level, hopefully setting the benchmark for live poker events for the decade.”
Newly appointed Adda52 CEO Naveen Goyal explained the company’s participation in the event, “Being a category leader in online poker, Adda52.com has always invested in offering the best user experience to its poker players across online and offline channels. After two successful editions of WPT, it continues to be the exclusive partner for WPT 2019 and maintain the international standards of the game.”