The biggest stacks at the table Amar “kidpoker0109” and Rubin “kornkid” Labroo were bound to tangle and when they did, it was a monster double up for Labroo. On a completed board 8♣ 10♥ 6♥ 6♦ 8♠, Labroo checked, Mehta jammed which was exactly what Labroo hoped as he turned over 6♣ 10♣ full house. Mehta opened Q♣ J♣ for a bluff. Labroo zoomed to 106 bb, Mehta plunged to 5.8 bb.
The final table got rolling with heavy action by the big stacks. In the heat, Ritwik “Ritwikkhanna” Khanna was the first to get it all in with K♥ K♦ up against Amar “kidpoker0109” Mehta’s A♥ 5♠. The board ran 4♣ 6♥ 4♥ 5♦ 2♣ for a double up to Khanna.
The fast rise however was met with a fast fall. On a raised pot preflop, the cards ran 2♥ 5♠ 8♠, bb Khanna shoved with 8♣ 6♥ top pair, Mehta snap-called with A♦ A♣ overpair, the turn A♠ improved Mehta to trips, and with the river 6♣, it was all over for Khanna in 8th place. Khanna earned a cool IN₹ 2.33L.
After 8 hours of play, the final table was formed. One of these players will walk away as the newest APT Main Event champion and collect the IN₹ 3.54L first prize. Also on the awards plate are the APT Main Event Trophy and APT Championship Ring!
Another dominated hand sent a player tumbling out. This time it was Shubham “ShUbh1995” Nirban busting with A♠ J♣ that couldn’t get past “p0kerguru” A♦ Q♥. The board ran 10♦ 8♣ 4♦ 10♥ 9♦. Nirban missed the final table by one spot. He earned a cool IN₹ 1.75L for 9th place.
Gautam “Actaeon6079” Bharadwaj was all in with A♠ Q♥, Amar “kidpoker0109” had better A♣ K♣. The board ran 8♥ 9♦ 4♣ 10♦ 7♣ to eliminate Bharadwaj in 10th place for IN₹ 1.3L.
Neel “worm33” Joshi was the next casualty with his remaining chips sent over to Yogiraj “Yogiraj” Singh. Joshi’s last stand was A♥ 10♣ that missed against Singh’s 7♥ 7♠. For his deep run, Joshi earned IN₹ 1.3L.
Chip leader Rubin “kornkid” Labroo collected another stack of chips after railing Mithun “thepokeraja” Mahesh in 12th place. Mahesh was all in with 7♠ 7♥, Labroo had A♣ 10♦ overcards, the coin toss was in Labroo’s favor as the board ran 5♥ J♠ A♠ 10♥ J♥. Mahesh earned IN₹ 1.3L for his deep finish.
Short stacked “rohitmalik777” was down to 2 bb and sent it in the middle with K♣ 7♣. In his way was Mitun “thepokeraja” Mahesh with A♣ 5♥. The flop 6♣ 4♣ 5♠ paired Mahesh but gave “rohitmalik777” an open ended. The turn J♠ and river Q♦ were no help to “rohitmalik777” to exit in 13th place for IN₹ 1.05L.
End of the road for anonymous player “Radha1110” who three-bet shoved from small blind with A♥ 8♠. Mitesh “mikeknp” Gupta called with 8♥ 8♦. The board spread 10♥ 6♥ 9♦ 5♥ Q♠ to eliminate Radha1110 in 14th place for IN₹ 1.05L.