The WPT Prime India Main Event, hosted by the floating Deltin Royale Casino in Goa, saw Prasit Chowdhury take first place, earning ₹8,660,000 ($105,809) in the process.
This was the WPT’s first time back in India since 2019 and only the third time visiting the sub-continent ever.
The WPT Prime India Main Event was the final event of a week-long festival that saw players from all over the world converge on Panaji on the West Coast of India. From April 12-18, players took part in 15 tournaments aboard the Deltin Royale Casino. However, none were as prestigious as the Main Event.
WPT Prime India Final Table Results
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Final Table Action
The WPT Prime India Main Event saw 857 entrants put up the ₹65,000 ($792) buy-in over the course of three Day 1s. The event set a new record for Indian poker with a total prize pool of ₹50,648,700 ($617,377).
Day 2 saw the field whittled down to the final nine, with all nine guaranteed at least ₹860,000 ($10,508).
Chowdhury came to the final table with a small chip lead and 41 big blinds. Since the next four players all had at least 38 big blinds each, it was really anyone’s game. This was the theme of the day.
Even during heads-up play with Amit Tejura, there was a point where the two players’ stacks came within one big blind of each other. However, in the end, Chowdhury managed to pull ahead.
After a long heads-up back and forth, the hammer fell. With blinds at 250k/500k/500k, Chowdhury limped from the button. Tejura’s raised to 1.5 million, and Chowdhury shoved. Tejura put his last 6.8 million in the middle, and the players turned their cards over.
Tejura was ahead with his ace-six suited against Chowdhury’s king-queen. Neither player connected on the flop or turn, for Tejura to lower his head, hiding his eyes in the crook of his elbow.
As a result, he did not see the king fall on the river, knocking him out of the tournament in second place for ₹5,775,000 ($70,560).
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