Ankit Ahuja – Photo Credit: Eloy Cabacas/Rational Intellectual Holdings
Ankit Ahuja took down the European Poker Tour Cyprus Eureka principal occasion that concluded on Oct. 16 on the Merit Royal Hotel and Casino for $362,265. The 37-year-old Indian-born tech guide, now primarily based out of the Isle of Man, noticed his profession earnings surpass $2 million in consequence. This was the sixth profession win for Ahuja and his fifth rating of greater than six figures.
“I think this is the best win, I mean, every win is very special … You know, the more you know, you get better, you learn things. So I felt like this was just special. I didn’t have a lot of the big trophies of the PokerStars [events]. And [ran] deep in Barcelona, but couldn’t get it done,” mentioned Ahuja proper after the win to reporters on the ultimate desk. He continued, “It used to be a dream when I was learning to play poker, or coming up even when I was working with Stars. So yeah, it’s a dream come true.”
“It was tough, but that’s bound to happen in any tournament, these were hands where I couldn’t have done anything, so I didn’t make any mistakes. I was just OK with it, and still, I was glad that I had so many chips that even after I lost those hands, I still had 100 bigs after that,” Ahuja advised reporters when he was requested about his robust journey throughout the late phases of the event that noticed him run into a few coolers.
The $1,100 buy-in no-limit maintain’em event noticed a subject of two,659 entries be part of the motion over the course of 4 beginning flights. Players from 74 completely different international locations performed within the event to provide it a very worldwide attraction. The prime 399 gamers all cashed for at the very least $1,675 in prize cash. Ahuja led the ultimate 31 gamers on the finish of day 2, and he was third in chips when the ultimate desk was set to finish day 3.
Ahuja doubled as much as take the chip lead when 5 gamers remained when his AOkay improved to journey aces towards the QQ of Andrei Vavilonskii after the chips all went in preflop. Ahuja used the advantage of A-Okay as soon as once more when he eradicated Roman Gadzhiev and his short-stacked Okay-7 in fifth place after the board bricked out.
Ahuja stored his momentum rolling when he busted Vavilonskii in fourth place to take a stranglehold of the chip lead. Ahuja then paid out back-to-back doubles to his opponents, and he received again on monitor when he took out Andrei Teodorescu in third place. That gave him simply above a 2:1 chip benefit to begin the heads-up ultimate towards Eduard Norel.
The ultimate match lasted lower than an hour, with Ahuja pushing his benefit your complete method with no main hiccups. The final hand noticed Norel get all in on a five-bet shove with OkayJ within the gap, and Ahuja had him coated holding AOkay. The ultimate board was dealt 63238, and that was it for Norel, who took house $226,500 in prize cash. It was the biggest rating of the Romanian participant’s event poker profession.
Here is a take a look at the payouts and POY factors awarded on the ultimate desk:
The EPT Cyprus event sequence continues working Until Oct. 22 , with the $5,300 principal occasion starting on Oct. 16 with two beginning flights. You can see your complete schedule proper right here.