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The most-awaited competition on the national revolution, the World Poker Tour (WPT) India 2018, hits the ground. The series got working with the ₹20,000 Kickoff No Limit Hold’em with several great names for the top prize. In 2017, WPT India saw robust participation figures. This year, the group promises to be the best of all poker carnivals that can break the past records of participation.

After a day of an invigorating performance, which witnessed many ideals step out and some brand-new faces make a mark, the opening field of 201 listings in the series-opener has pared down to a terminal table of nine contestants.

Contestants In Charge Of The Final Table

India`s first-ever World Series of Poker (WSOP) chain champion Aditya Sushant (773,000) will be overseeing the command at the final table. Aditya Agarwal and Sushant are the biggies among the nine finalists whom the fans can expect to steal the show in the event. Abhishek Garg (453,000) and Adda52 Team Pro, Kunal Patni (536,000) would be the serious contenders to watch out for in the first three stacks.

Many heavyweights are set to take part in it, including the peers of WPT Vietnam Main Event Winner Dhaval Mudgal, Pranav Khandalkar, Rajat Sharma, Nishant Sharma, Abhishek Jalan, Vivek Rughani,  Bollywood actress. The other big names include Minissha Lamba, MadOverPoker Pro, Zarvan Tumboli, Adda52 Team Pro, Amit Jain, Sanjay Taneja and the co-founder of The Indian Poker Series (TIPS). Besides, fans can also catch Jaydeep Dawer, Meherzad Munsaf, and the First Lady of Indian poker Shuchi Chamaria in action.

WPT India 2017 Recap

WPT India was launched in November 2017 with the WPT Deepstacks Series which took position onboard Casino Deltin Royale in Goa. The preeminent set was an enraged victory drawing over 1,400 records, wherein the Main Event alone witnessed as many as 527 entries. The series-opener ₹20K Kickoff was held down by Mumbai-lad Kanishka Samant, last year, who defeated a range of 195 listings for a ₹9.12 Lakhs payday.

Day 1 Recap

The 20K Kickoff event beat off with participation figures rising by the hour. Shortly, there were 65 records in all and the figures finally turned off at 201 records with the time late enrollment terminated at the end of Level 6.

Established pro-Dhaval Mudgal ended up with a remarkable performance. He earned home his first foreign title in the year 2018 WPT Vietnam Main Event for VND 2.42 Billion (₹76.02 Lakhs) and was a member of the Indian crew that took a role in the 2018 WPT Korea Global Teams Event,

Young Gun Devesh Thapar, who obtained a 13th place defeat at the 2018 Asian Poker Tour (APT) in the Vietnam Ho Chi Minh Main Event Championship for VND 115.41 Million (₹3.40 Lakhs), was also seen in action on the day.

The fans can expect the momentum, which has just started to build up, to go even further in the days to come.