SSS Finale Day 4: Pulkit Goyal wins Super HighRoller
Pulkit Goyal emerged victorious in the Spartan Super Series (SSS) Finale 2017 Super HighRoller outlasting 94 entries in the tournament. The second highlight of the schedule was The Flash tournament which was shipped by 'AcesHeart'. The SSS leaderboard is still on to claim a Harley Davidson 750cc motorcycle and INR 5 Lakhs to up top.
Let's take a quick look at yesterday's play:
SSS #17 INR 550 (300K GTD) (R+A)
Due to some technical glitches, SSS #16 was cancelled. SSS #17 began at 4 pm with 600 entries taking part in the tournament. These entries made a prize pool of INR 300,000 which was shared amongst top 24 places with a min-cash of INR 3,000.
The event saw online reg Ankush 'nirvana89' Aryan to take down the title for INR 69,000 defeating India Online Poker Championship (IOPC) July 2017 side event winner Anant 'Pro' Purohit in the heads-up battle. Purohit took home INR 46,350 for his second-place finish. The third-place finisher Ankur 'aryan89' Aryan is also known and is in fact the brother of the winner and he took INR 31,500 for this finish.
Speaking to the champion, Akush Aryan said, "I am quite happy as me and my brother were in final 3 contestants. Ankur lost a big pot on pair of Kinds with a Jack kicker against Anant's Queen kicker. Both of them were equal stacks and I was the shortest. So once Anant busted Ankur he had ~6x chip lead in HU. However, I played aggressively and doubled up to almost equal stacks in 20-25 hands. Heads up I took a call on K high, which gave me the lead I was looking for. I have played just 3 games in sss as I was on a lil break from poker rather i started playing sss yesterday only but now I guess I am gonna play few other games as well."
SSS #18 INR 1,650 (300K GTD) (FO)
‘NLmadness’ outlasted 200 players in this tournament to claim the title for INR 66,000. ‘NLmadness’ defeated Millionaire runner-up Eka ‘gettingthere’ Vedantham in this tournament. Vedantham collected INR 44,700 for his second-place finish. Top 27 places took a share of the prize pool with a min-cash of INR 2,700.
SSS #19 INR 4,400 The Flash (15L GTD) (RE)
One of the featured tournaments of the week The Flash which is also a part of the schedule where the first place was guaranteed INR 5 lakhs. Coming on top it was ‘AcesHeart’ to take down the title for INR 552,260. ‘AcesHeart’ outlasted 521 entries to claim the title.
The second-place finisher is known poker player on the circuit who is none other than Vivek ‘Pokerbatman27’ Rughani collecting INR 343,860 for this finish.
SSS #20 INR 55,000 SUPER HIGHROLLER (40L GTD) (RE)
The biggest buy-in tournament of the schedule was the 55K Super HighRoller guaranteeing 40L which saw a participation of 94 entries making the eventual prize pool of INR 47 Lakhs. The prize pool was distributed to top 10 places with a min-cash of INR 117,500. It was Pulkit Goyal to take down the title for INR 14 Lakhs. Goyal who is not new to SSS, he has already bagged SSS HighRoller title in the month of March 2017 and is also a Destiny winner in the month of October. Goyal defeated ‘masterbluff’ in the heads-up battle who took home INR 11,28,000 for the second-place finish.
After Day 4 of SSS, ‘shango’ is leading the leaderboard. Let’s take a quick look:
|APPT Macau||14 Mar - 25 Mar||HKD 40,000|
|Super High Roller Bowl, China||20 Mar - 24 Mar||HKD 2,100,000|
|APT Philippines Championships||21 Mar - 2 Apr||₱ 55,000|
|APPT Korea||6 Apr - 15 Apr||KRW 1,800,000|
|Two of a Kind (April)||8 Apr - 8 Apr||INR 5,500|
|The Millionaire (April)||15 Apr - 15 Apr||INR 7,700|