Phanindra Akkina emerges as PPL Winter’18 PLO HighRoller Champion


The Winter’18 Edition of the PokerBaazi Premier League has moved on to Day 4 while producing some big Winners in the first three days. One of these winner is Bangalore based Phanindra “phanindra” Akkina, who took down the INR 11,000 buy-in PLO HighRoller Event last night, scoring a mammoth payday of INR 5,88,000 in the progress.

As expected, the field in this event was full of big names and poker pros, each gunning for the title and monumental first place prize money. A total of 169 players along with 125 re-entries enrolled for the 25 LAC guaranteed event, causing that figure to rise further to 29.4 LAC. The top 27 players were paid out in the event.

Not only did Phanindra overcome an extremely tough field of players, he managed to come back from a 1:10 chip disadvantage in Heads up play against tournament crusher “england” to take down the title. The final table also included the likes of PokerBaazi Team Pro Abhishek Rathod (4th) and Rubin Labroo (6th).

Team IPN caught up with Phanindra following his victory, here’s what he had to say:
“It was a good experience… And my first PLO tourney win. Was quite swingy and I came back from 1:10 stack disadvantage in Heads up, so a very satisfying win! Looking forward to all the major tourneys in the remainder of PPL”

Here’s a look at the Final Table Payouts:

  1. phanindra (INR 5,88,000)
  2. england (INR 4,41,000)
  3. Rgdv2534 (INR 3,38,100)
  4. Abhishek Rathod (INR 2,49,900)
  5. Samarpoker (INR 1,91,100)
  6. kornkid (INR 1,39,650)

A big Congratulations to Phanindra for the title, and Good Luck to all for the PPL Winter’18 Edition!


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