Talent Takes Center Stage: Keep an eye on these top 5 poker players from India

The highly anticipated 16th edition of the Deltin Poker Tournament kicked off on the 21st of May, with players demonstrating their poker expertise in the renowned and long-standing live poker event. The tournament is scheduled between 21 to 27 May 2024 at the luxurious Deltin Royale, Goa.

As the stakes get higher and the competition intensifies, a few poker maestros are poised to make a significant impact with their exceptional poker skills, and strategic moves on the tables of DPT. The upcoming series is expected to see the who’s who of poker mark their attendance at the event.

Here are the top 5 players to watch out for their captivating performance:

Raghav Bansal

The INR 1.10 lakhs buy-in High Roller event was the second biggest highlight of the previous edition of DPT and this event crowned a champion in none other than the inaugural DPT Main Event champion Raghav Bansal, who bested a field of 47 entries, collecting INR 16.86 Lakhs for his top-notch performance. Raghav triumphed against Navkiran Singh who banked INR 12,04,375 for his 2nd place finish.

Rohit Tiwari

The DPT High Roller has been one of the most sought-after tournaments on the DPT schedule, coming second only to the Main Event. Introduced in the second season of the DPT, it continues to be a favourite among the high-stakes players in the country. Started with INR 60K buy-in, the event has now a whopping INR 1.10 Lakh buy-in. The first-ever DPT High Roller crowned a champion in Rohit Tiwari. With a buy-in of INR 60,000, the event drew in 171 players, doubling up the prize pool to record a massive INR 1.02 Crore. The top 18 players were paid out with Tiwari walking away with INR 27,70,000, the heftiest payday of the edition.

Sahil Chutani

The DPT October 2023 edition had seasoned pro Sahil Chutani shipping the Main Event for a payday of INR 20.19 Lakhs and his first DPT trophy. The tournament drew an impressive 258 entries and collected INR 1,16,10,000, which was finally shared by the top 33 players with a min-cash being INR 1,17,390.

Arun Sriram

Arun Sriram dedicated a year to studying and honing his skills, leading to an impressive victory in Adda52’s ACL tournament. At the tournament, he took home an Adda52 Pro contract worth INR 20 lakhs. Arun plays close to 250 poker tournaments in a month to master his game with his performance in each tournament. He has excelled in subsequent poker tournaments and sees poker as a blend of intellect and mental strength, relying on calculated risks and strategic moves.

Maria Kirloskar

Maria Kirloskar made a significant impact by mentoring over 60 players and assisting them in enhancing their mindset and skills. Her own achievements in the game speak volumes, as she clinched the coveted Indian Poker Championship Main Event title and demonstrated her prowess with an impressive 11th-place finish in a challenging 10k freeze-out tournament. Additionally, Maria has emerged victorious in numerous regional and national poker competitions, further cementing her reputation as a formidable player.

From its inaugural edition in 2016, the Deltin Poker Tournament carved a niche for itself in India’s live poker scene. The series has been getting bigger with each edition with the prize pools increasing like never before. The success of the event is evident from the tremendous participation and the applause it has received from the poker community.

With several new events and other amazing tournaments, DPT May 2024 promises to be an entertaining and action-packed poker series, both for pro players as well as recreational ones.

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