PokerStars Festival Manila: Titles Galore for Team India; Dhanesh Chainani & Aditya Sushant Bag Side Event Titles
August 1, 2017, 18:33:11
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The first-ever PokerStars Festival Manila tournament series is well on its way to become a landmark event on the Asian circuit. The series that got underway on July 28 has already crowned six champions with Indians picking up four titles already.

As the title suggests, it`s been titles galore for the Indian contingent with the hot run starting out with Viren Kapur shipping the inaugural PokerStars Open Event.

Indian-origin player from Singapore, Dhanesh Chainani kept up the momentum by picking up not one but two titles. Chainani outlasted the 80-player field in the ₱11,000 NLH - Knock Out event pocketing ₱169,400 and further went on to claim the ₱16,500 No-Limit Hold'em - 6 Handed title for ₱198,000. PokerMet pro Dhaval Mudgal won ₱67,000 for his fourth-place finish in the event.

Headlining the Indian campaign at the series is WSOP bracelet winner Aditya Sushant, who juggernauted his way to the top in the ₱22,000 Open Face Chinese Pineapple event for ₱227,200 and his first Spadie!


11,000 NLH - Knock Out

The Knock out event attracted a total of 80 entries taking the prize pool to ₱776,000 with the top 11 places getting paid. Besting them all was Dhanesh Chainani who defeated local Francis Villamar and walked away with ₱169,400 in prize money.

Dhanesh Chainani

                                         Dhanesh Chainani

Final Table Results (PHP)

1. Dhanesh Chainani - ₱169,400

2. Francis Villamar - ₱120,400

3. Michael Bueza - ₱78,800

4. Woohyuk Yang - ₱60,700

5. Timofey Asmolov - ₱48,000

6. Geoffrey Laurence Mooney - ₱37,600

7. Bai Shen Wong - ₱29,600

8. Jack En Ching Wu - ₱23,100

9. Shigeaki Nozaki - ₱17,600


55,000 NLH Deepstack    

One of the higher buy-in events i.e. ₱55,000 NLH Deepstack attracted nine runners taking the prize pool to ₱436,500. Topping them all was Hong Kong based Park Yu Cheung who defeated Taiwan’s Pete Chen in the heads-up battle to claim the title along with ₱218,000 in prize money. Another notable in the fray Alan Lau finished third in the event.


Final Table Results (PHP)

1. Park Yu Cheung - ₱218,000       

2. Pete Chen - ₱131,000       

3. Alan Lau - ₱87,500


11,000 NLH Turbo Freezeout    

The NLH Turbo event drew a total of 31 hopefuls creating the prize pool of ₱300,700 and outlasting them all was Malaysian pro Bobby Soon who defeated Taiwan based Tsai-feng Liu heads-up.


Final Table Results (PHP)

1. Bobby Soon - ₱110,500*

2. Tsai-feng Liu - ₱88,000*

3. Hoon Chai Ra - ₱48,100

4. Mohammad Samara - ₱33,100   

5. Lee Kuan Wee - ₱21,000

*Denotes heads-up deal


22,000 Open Face Chinese Pineapple                          

The OFC Pineapple event saw a total field of 18 players (₱349,200 prize pool) with the top two places making in the money. India’s first WSOP bracelet winner Aditya Sushant defeated Japan`s Katsushima Shinji to clinch his first Spadie trophy and banked ₱227,200 for his finish.

Aditya Sushant

                                              Aditya Sushant

Final Table Results (PHP)                                    

1. Aditya Sushant - ₱227,200

2. Katsushima Shinji - ₱122,000    


16,500 No-Limit Hold'em - 6 Handed  

The 6-handed NLHE event drew a total of 40 runners taking the prize pool to a cool ₱582,000 and yet again an Indian shone besting the field.  Dhanesh Chainani continued his trailblazing run at the series by defeating Thailand`s Udomkanjananan Wipat in the heads-up battle to bank another ₱137,000 in prize money. Team PokerMet pro Dhaval Mudgal finished in fourth place banking ₱67,000.

Dhaval Mudgal

                                              Dhaval Mudgal

Final Table Results (PHP)

1. Dhanesh Chainani - ₱198,000

2. Udomkanjananan Wipat - ₱137,000

3. Ong Jingxiang - ₱87,000

4. Dhaval Mudgal - ₱67,000

5. Campomanes Florencio - ₱52,000         

6. Ngeow Chung Fai - ₱41,000

Keep following the latest updates from PokerStars Festival Manila right here on PokerGuru!

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