Shashank Jain is PPL High Roller Champion!
The PokerBaazi Premier League (PPL) concluded last month on PokerBaazi and two of the biggest tournaments halted when the final table was arrived at, to resume at the Casino Pride 2 Poker Room in Goa. The first of them was the PPL High Roller which was led by Puneet ‘neo1’ Dua when play halted online.
However, Dua wasn't able to go on to ship the tournament, eventually busting in 3rd place for INR 6,97,900. Six players were a part of the live action in Goa and a few hours after the FT began, we had a winner in Shashank Jain aka 'Westworld' who became the new PPL High Roller champion, also becoming richer by INR 15,46,300.
In heads-up, he was up against Anish Patra aka 'Illusionist' and by the end of play last night, he emerged as the runner-up of the tournament, bagging INR 10,85,000 as second-place cash prize. Heads-up was a bit swingy with the advantage changing sides a few times but eventually, it was Jain's J9 against Patra's A7 on a 9 T 9 7 K board which saw Jain completing Three of a Kind, Nines.
The action was held at the Casino Pride 2 because the much-awaited comeback of the Baazi Poker Tour is happening in a series scheduled between 9-14 October at the same venue. After the PPL #35 High Roller 6-Max INR 70 Lakhs GTD final table, the PPL MoneyMaker FT will also be played later today in Goa.
Talking about the winner, Jain has been a part of the poker industry since a few years now, with cashes across the world in locations like Las Vegas, Vietnam, Macau and other places too. He has a total of $200k+ in live cashes and it was no surprise that he went on to ship this one too.
Final Table Results:
- Shashank ‘Westworld’ Jain - INR 15,46,300
- Anish ‘Illusionist’ Patra - INR 10,85,000
- Puneet ‘neo1’ Dua - INR 6,97,900
- Karan ‘mslpmfrt’ Kapoor - INR 5,16,600
- Nitin ‘hoodlincs’ Jain - INR 3,87,800
- Sreekanth ‘n0thing’ Narayan - INR 3,10,110
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