Started in 2002 by Steve Lipscomb, the WPT (World Poker Tour) is a globally popular series of international poker tournaments where thousands of poker players come together to battle it out for the massive prize pool. Playing at WPT Championship is a dream come true for the most players, as it not only helps them to play for the life-changing WPT Prize Pool, but also makes them a star in the global poker arena.
In April 2016, Adda52.com became official India partner of WPT bringing the opprtunity for Indian poker players to play the coveted WPT events.
In November 2017, for the first time ever, WPT made its grand debut in India with WPTDeepStacks series which started on 7th November and wrapped up on 13th November, 2017 at India’s most luxurious cruise casino- Deltin Royale, anchored on Mandovi river in Panjim, Goa. Adda52.com hosted online satellites for the players to win the qualifier ticket for WPT India 55K Main Event.
All tournaments in this historical poker event have seen a large participation of players from all over India.
Here are the details of all tournaments of WPTDeepStacks India series along with the winners:
20K Kickoff NLH
The 20K Kickoff No Limit Hold’em which was held on 7th November, 2017 attracted a huge field of 195 entrants who created the prize pool of whopping $56,926. The tournament was taken down by Kanishka Samant from Mumbai who managed to secure the first prize.
30K NLH - Superstack
The 30K Superstack happened on 8th and 9th November, 2017 saw a total of 284 entries to take the hefty prize pool of $124,173. Sundeep Tulsyan outshone everyone and won the first prize.
1LAC NLH - High Roller
The 1 Lac NLH High Roller happened on on 9th and 10th November, 2017 where 148 players entered the tournament from all over the country to compete for $55,827 prize pool. The winner title was claimed by Patna based Rajnish Kumar.
55K WPTDeepStacks India
The 55k WPTDeepStacks happened on 10th to 13th November, 2017 which drew a field of 527 participants to win their share from $420,622 prize pool. Vikash Mantri from Mumbai stood 1st and collected the top prize money by outlasting every opponent.
Ship It NLH
The 7K Ship It No Limit Hold’em event was held on 11th November, 2017 which attracted 50 entries for the total prize pool of $5,055 and Neeta Banker won the first prize by defeating her opponents.
20K Pot Limit Omaha
The 20K PLO happened on 12th November, 2017 with total 86 entries making for the total prize pool of $24,871. Deepak Bothra emerged victorious and took home the first prize.
25K NLH - Bounty
The 25K No Limit Hold’em - Bounty happened on 12th November, 2017 which saw 128 entries generating the prize pool of $46,272. The tournament was taken down by Sameer Tavanandi who netted the first place prize.
20K NLH- Deep Turbo
The 20K NLH Deep Turbo was held on 13th November, 2017 where 111 players vie for the prize pool of $31,999 and emerging on top was Rahul Melwani from Bangalore.