|Jan 31, 2019||
Dhanesh Vijaykumar Chainani is a player from Singapore and is currently 10th place on the All-Time Money List. Chainani performance in the Live tournament scene can be described as only a few per year but with great consistency which normally lands him constantly deep in the money or at the final table.
Chainani‘s first recorded victory was as early as 2011 at the The Leisure World Poker Series IX where he placed 2nd at the Greed Event for US$2,927 and 3rd at the Main Event in the same series for US$2,181.
In 2012, he made 3 final tables, of which one is a 2nd place finish at the Asia Pacific Poker Tour (APPT) Cebu for US$6,234.
The following year, he won the No Limit Holdem (NLH) Event at the Grosvenor Casino Manchester Recurring Tournaments in Manchester for US$2,303. Two months after, he placed 2nd at the Asian Poker Tour (APT) Macau NLH Freezeout Event for US$7,682. And in October, he won the APT NLH Rebuy Event for US$5,083. He made 2 other final tables during this year.
The years 2014 and 2015 once again saw numerous final tables in the live tournament scene but without any real significant finishes.
The year 2016 saw a lot more activity from Chainani and with this activity came quite a number of cashes. Of his performance for the year, the most prominent was his runner-up result at the Deep Stack Extravaganza III NLH Bounty Event in Las Vegas where he took home US$12,468.
The year 2017 has been his most active and most profitable year so far. Chainani starts the year with action in January at the APT Kickoff Monster Stack event. For this tournament he placed 2nd with a cash prize of US$5,720.
In the month of February, he took down the Macau Poker Cup (MPC) Knockout Event for US$17,580. In April he once again headed for Macau to win the PokerStars Championship Macau Turbo Edition of the PSC Main Event for US$13,798. Before the month ended, he flew to Manila to participate in the APT Sam Razavi’s Championship Cup and proved victorious with a take home cash prize of US$7,570.
In May, he made two 2nd place finishes at the APT Manila Championships, namely, in the NLH 2 Event for US$7,950 and the NLH 6-Handed Turbo with Antes for US$2,990. In July, he was the last man standing for 2 events at the PokerStars Festival Manila – NLH Knockout Event for US$3,347 and the 6-Max Turbo for US$3,910.
In September, he made the final table in 3 of the events at the APT Manila, namely the Opening Event (3rd place, US$7,000), Pot Limit Omaha Event (4th Place, US$ 1,310), and 6-Handed Turbo with Antes (3rd place, US$1,630). Due to these finishes, he took home the trophy for APT Player for the Series.
As time goes on and with more activity, Chainani is being seen by the community as a consistent final table finisher and definitely one of the more formidable opponents in the Asian poker scene.
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