SSS: Prafull Hasbe ships 2 titles
The Platinum Edition of Spartan Super Series (SSS) is going on in full swing. As we head to the final day’s action on Sunday, all eyes are on the massive 75 Lakhs GTD Main Event. Prague Hasbe has had a good outing in the SSS scoring two tournament titles and as a result putting himself on top of the SSS leaderboard. Let’s do a quick recap of all the events on Day 3:-
SSS #11 INR 660 (175K GTD) (RE)
167 participants came together to gather a prize pool of INR 2,80,200 which was distributed to top 36 places with a min-cash of INR 1,821. It was India Online Poker Championship (IOPC), July winner Akshay ‘akshayshah93’ Shah to emerge as a winner in this tournament for INR 56,040. Shah defeated ‘Dr.No’ in the heads-up battle who took home INR 39,228 for the second place finish.
Speaking to Akshay Shah he said, “It is always a pleasure playing on Spartan, after a long grind in Goa it is always good to get motivated and what else motivates you more than winning an event! The guarantees go bigger this series and I am planning to play most of it :)”
SSS #12 INR 550 (250K GTD) (R+A)
There were 619 participants in this tournament who made a prize pool of INR 3,09,500. Top 24 places got a share of the prize pool with a min-cash of INR 3,095. Millionaire winner ‘hkhurana’ shipped the title with INR 71,185. ‘hkkhurana’ outlasted ‘pokerram’ in the final round where the runner-up received INR 47,818.
SSS #13 INR 1,650 (300K GTD)
This event drew 221 entries to generate a prize pool of INR 3,31,500 which was distributed to 30 places with a min-cash of INR 2,486. 29-year old professional poker player Ashish ‘rocky3705’ Ahuja based in Chandigarh shipped this tournament he said, “It’s always fun playing special series on Spartan as all the tournaments have really good structure and real good guarantees. I love FO events and it’s a real test of your skill as players can’t shove light as they can’t re-enter. I built a decent stack in the beginning then in of the hands crippled me. I opened 33’s from cut off and dealer called. I can’t re-call the name of the player. Flop came 3x 8x Tx rainbow. I bet 25% pot to induce my opponent and he fell for it and just jammed 35bb stack with Q 10. But I really got unlucky as turn was 8 and river also 8 negating my smaller full house and giving him eights full of tens. But somehow I didn’t lose hope and re built my stack from there and made it to final table 4th in CL and then being CL in top 4.”
Adding further, “Then a small swing slipping to 3/4 and then regaining CL in heads up and shipping it from that point There was hand in heads up. I opened from button/SB and aryan89 called from BB. I had A 6o. Flop came A Q 10 two spades. He checks the flop I checked back. Turn is off suit 6. Now he leads and I re raise him and he calls. River is 2. Nothing changed he checks I bet 2/3rd pot and he min re raises me. If I call here am and I loose I would have been left with only 6bb. And if I fold he would have a 3.5:1 CL on me. I so wanted to fold there because the only hand I am beating is technically a busted flush draw. I don’t see him doing this with any hand less than top 2, set or flopped straight. But the pot was so huge I made a crying call with my aces up. To my amusement he showed me same hand A 6o and we chopped but I never thought he would value re raise on river with that hand. I am happy I called off here or else I would have left with a very small stack and never know what would have been the final fate of the tournament.” BA LLB (Hons.) from Panjab Ahuja received INR 69615. He defeated another reg Ankur Aryan who plays under the moniker ‘aryan89’ who collected INR 48,730.
SSS #14 INR 5,500 DESTINY (25L GTD) (5L for 1st Place) (RE)
The every week Destiny tournament is a part of the SSS scheduled which saw a huge number of entries of 538 making a prize pool of INR 26,90,000. Top 50 places where paid with a min-cash of INR 10,760. Outlasting these entries was ‘shark attack’ who took home INR 6,12,850 and INR 1 Lakh worth ticket to the Destiny SnG Finale which is scheduled on 7 Jan at 6:30 pm. Millionaire runner-up Prafull Hasbe a.k.a ‘Felter’ took second place in the tournament collecting INR 4,23,675 for his second place finish.
Speaking to the runner-up Hasbe said, “It I was my 4th bullet, ran like God once I got enough chips to make moves, played aggressively throughout. When there were two tables left, My AA held against AKs and QQ to give monstrous chip lead. Final table was filled with regs, tough regs but still managed to somehow maintain the chip lead. HU was brutal, had 6:1 chip lead at one time but still lost, but no worries, I think the big one is coming that’s why I lost this one.”
SSS #15 INR 22,000 PLO HIGHROLLER (15L GTD) (RE)
The PLO HighRoller event saw 125 participants making a huge prize pool of INR 25,00,000. The underdog ‘eemansingh’ shipped the tournament for INR 7,12,500. ‘eemansingh’ defeated professional poker player Sahil ‘Variance’ Agarwal in the heads-up battle who took home INR 4,62,500 for his second place finish. Top 12 players got a share of the prize pool with a min-cash of INR 56,250.
SSS #16 INR 330 (100K GTD) (RE)
The Day 4 began with 481 entries in the first event making a prize pool of INR 1,44,300 which was distributed to top 36 places with a mi-cash of INR 938. It was ‘jaspkr’ who took down the title for INR 28,860. ‘jaspkr’ outlasted ‘devilscut’ who took home INR 20,202 for the second place finish.
SSS #17 INR 550 (250K GTD) (R+A)
The Re-buy+Add-On tournament drew 553 entries to make a prize pool of INR 2,76,500. Top 24 places got paid with a min-cash of INR 2,765. ‘M.kaushal’ took the first place in this tournament collecting INR 63,595 defeating October Millionaire Akshay ‘sherlock52’ Nasa in the heads-up battle. Nasa took home INR 42,719 for his second place finish.
SSS #18 INR 1,650 (300K GTD) (FO)
‘Sky111’ outlasted 216 entries in this Freezeout tournament who made a prize pool of INR 3,24,000. The prize pool was distributed to top 27 places with a min-cash of INR 2,916. ‘Sky111’ took home INR 71,280 for the first place finish defeating ‘hunter1602’ in the heads-up battle who took home INR 48,276 for the second place finish.
SSS #19 INR 4,400 The Flash (10L GTD) (RE)
The Flash one of the feature tournaments of the week saw 379 entries generating a prize pool of INR 15,16,000. Top 32 places took a share of the prize pool with a min-cash of INR 9,854. ‘Dark_magic’ outlasted these entries taking down the title for INR 3,03,200 defeating ‘player11111’ at second place who took home INR 2,12,240 for the runner-up place.
SSS #20 INR 55,000 Super HighRoller (40L GTD) (RE)
The highlight tournament of the series drew 103 entries making a prize pool of INR 51,50,000. Top12 places took a share of the prize pool with a min-cash of INR 1,15,875. The online reg ‘kajuman’ took down the title for INR 14,67,750. ‘kajuman’ defeated ‘SuperuSer’ in the heads-up battle who took home INR 9,52,750.
SSS #21 INR 275 (125K GTD) (R+A)
766 entries came together for this tournament to make a prize pool of INR 1,91,500 which was distributed to top 27places with a min-cash of IRN1,924. It was ‘Viktor777’ to ship the title for INR 42,130 defeating ‘kornkid’ in the final round who collected INR 28,533 for second place finish.
SSS #22 INR 660 (175K GTD) (RE)
The Re-Entry tournament began with 362 players taking part and making a prize pool of INR 2,17,200 which was distributed to top 27 players with a min-cash of INR 1,954. ‘iamluckbox007’ defeated ‘madmadmad’ in the heads-up battle where ‘iamluckbox007’ collected INR 47,784 for the first place finish and ‘madmadmad’ collected INR 32,362.
SSS #23 INR 1,100 (200K GTD) (FO)
The Freezeout tournament drew 222 participants making a prize pool of INR 2,22,000 which was distributed to top 30 places with a min-cash of INR 1,665. Again it was ‘jaspkr’ to take down the title for INR 46,620. ‘jaspkr’ defeated ‘pratik4pp’ in the heads-up battle who took home INR 32,634.
SSS #24 INR 27,500 The Elite (30L GTD) (1st place 10L GTD) (RE)
The HighRoller tournament The Elite which had a guarantee of INR 10 Lakhs for 1st place was taken down by ‘chetraj1000’ defeating Eka ‘gettingthere’ Vedantham in the heads-up battle. Eka took home INR 5,98,500 for his runner-up finish in the tournament. The event drew 152 entries making a prize pool of INR 38 lakhs which was distributed to top 20 places with a min-cash of INR 57K.
SSS #25 INR 3,300 (900K GTD) (RE)
This event saw 332 entries making a prize pool of INR 9,96,000 which was distributed to top 36 places with a min-cash of INR 6,474. The leaderboard topper Prafull ‘Felter’ Hasbe took down the title for INR 1,99,200, speaking to Gutshot he said, “Yesterday I was so focused on The Elite that I didn’t even knew this 900K tourney was still there until someone reminded me, and I am glad that he did. So I late regged the tourney where I had 18BB to start with, and first hand I got AA and a double up. From then onwards concentrated on building my stack, everything was going smooth.”
On final table, “I was 2nd in chips, but almost 6 of us had similar stack. Feild was soft, except Nishant Sharma was there but luckily I had position on him. played aggressively when we were 4 handed as 4 of us had similar stacks. When we were HU also stacks were similar but still managed to get CL and soon a victory!” Hasbe defeated ‘hareeshkn’ in the last round of the tournament who collected INR 1,39,440.
SSS #26 INR 550 (250K GTD) (R+A)
The Day 6 began with the Re-buy+Add-on tournament making a total entries of 597 with a prize pool of INR 2,98,500. Top 22 players got paid with a min-cash of INR 2,985. ‘Romanreigns’ shipped the title for INR 68,655 defeating ‘rampage563’ in the heads-up battle. ‘rampage563’ collected INR 46,118 for the second place finish.
SSS #27 INR 880 (150K GTD) (FO)
The third last event of the Day 6 drew 224 making a prize pool of INR 1,79,200 which was collected by top 30 places with a min-cash of INR 1,344. ‘blitzkrieg1’ took down the title for INR 37,632 defeating ‘kochivi’ in the last round who took home INR 26,342 for the second place finish.
SSS #28 INR 1,650 Dare Devil (750K GTD) (R+A)
The Saturday feature tournament Dare Devil drew 626 entries making a prize pool of INR 9,39,000 collected by top 26 places with a min-cash of INR 8,451. ‘TheNextChamp’ was the one to take down the title for INR 2,06,580. TheNextChamp defeated ‘valeskaharjun’ in the heads-up battle who took home for INR 1,39,911 for the second place finish.
SSS #29 INR 5,500 Warm-Up (15L GTD) (RE)
Taking down the second title of the series ‘iamluckbox007’ outlasted 374 entries and ‘fishygame’ in the heads-up battle. These entries made a prize pool of INR 18,70,000 which was distributed to top 29 places with a min-cash of INR 14,025. ‘iamluckbox007’ collected INR 3,92,700 for the first place finish and ‘fishygame’ took home INR 2,74,890.
Currently it’s Prafull Hasbe leading the leaderboard following ‘iamluckbox007’ at the second rank.
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