Piyush "Piyush16" Gupta Wins 2013 Adelaide Poker Championship

Piyush "Piyush16" Gupta Wins 2013 Adelaide Poker ChampionshipPiyush Gupta has won the 2013 Adelaide Poker Championship Main Event, after besting a field of 64 players over three days on his way to claiming the title, and collecting the $48,160 first place prize.
The Australian poker pro, known as “Piyush16” online, has racked up $287,912 in online earnings over his short career but in the live arena has now cashed three times for A$60,930, including this year winning the APPT Melbourne A$500 NL Bounty event for A$ 11,040.
The $2,400 buy-in Adelaide Champs Main Event took place at the Adelaide Casino, and attracted enough players to create a healthy prize pool worth $137,600. By the end of the first day of play 43 players still remained in contention, which was further whittled down to a final table of ten by the end of Day 2. The final competitors then returned to the felts on Thursday afternoon, with the players lining-up as follows:
Adam Cusenza – 425,000
Piyush Gupta – 386,800
Joe Reina – 310,100
SIori Yogo  – 237,000
Michael Cane – 173,500
James McGuire – 163,200
Harry Kappellos – 104,000
Fabio Cappai – 94,000
Danesh Kurunathan – 58,800
Gary Retallick – 27,500
Eventually, Piyush Gupta would then progress all the way through to three-handed play and after being dealt pocket tens and eliminating Adam Cusenza in 3rd ($18,580), the heads-up phase of the competition got underway between Gupta and Joe Reina.
As the final battle commenced, Gupta held a 1.4 million to 540,000 chip advantage over Reina, and half an hour later the defining hand was played after Reina was dealt 10-5 to Gupta’s Q-8. Reina then proceeded to go all-in on a 8-5-2 flop and with no improvement occurring on the turn or river, Joe Reina had to be satisfied with a runner-up finish worth $26,840, while Piyush Gupta was crowned the 2013 Adelaide Poker Championship winner.
Final Table Results:
1st: Piyush Gupta – $48,160
2nd: Joe Reina – $26,840
3rd: Adam Cusenza – $18,580
4th: Iori Yogo – $13,080
5th: Michael Kane – $10,320
6th: Danesh Kurunathan – $8,260
7th: Fabio Cappai – $6,880
8th: Harry Kappellos  – $5,510

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