Thrills and chills filled the online felts as online poker brands like Spartan Poker, PokerBaazi, and Adda52 hosted marquee events on their respective platforms. Poker players participated in the high-value tournaments with full gusto. Let’s take a look at last night’s action and which players grabbed the top spots.
First up we have Spartan Poker’s Destiny tournament which has a buy-in of ₹5,500. This prestigious title is one that very pro wishes to have to his credit. The event had a total of 589 entries. By the end of the night, the tournament clocked in a final prize pool worth ₹29,45,000 which surpassed the initial guarantee of ₹25 Lakh. The top 50 players were paid, and the min-cash given stood at ₹14,752.
In the top spot we have India Online Poker Championship (IOPC) January 2021 Millionaire Legends and Mastermind winner Aniket Waghmare aka ‘TakingSouls.’ He laughed his way to the bank with ₹6,48,799. The online reg became the biggest winner of Wednesday night. Last night’s Destiny title was Waghmare’s second win of the year with his first being Adda52’s The Mint which he shipped for ₹4.07 Lakh. In the runner-up position, we have poker player Harshad Barve aka ‘Omglukbox’ who walked away with ₹5,88,100 in his pocket. Barve is a regular grinder on the online felts and one of his most notable wins is the IOPC Blaze of Glory event that he shipped for ₹16.9 Lakh.
The virtual felts of Adda52 were very busy with players fighting hard for the Maverick title. The tournament had a buy-in of ₹2,750 and welcomed a total of 654 entries into its field. The advertised guarantee of this event was surpassed and the final prize pool stood at ₹16,35,014. Players who finished in the top 72 spots made the money and the min-cash stood at ₹3,270.
Clinching the top spot was Siddharth Pandey aka ‘Gabandheer’ who had a payday of ₹4,08,750. Pandey has won tournaments like PokerBaazi’s BSS MonsterStack tournament for ₹1.09 Lakh and Adda52’s Iron Man for ₹1.98 Lakh. His largest cash grab was in 2020 when he took down The MoneyMaker on PokerBaazi for ₹4.37 Lakh. Aayush Arya aka ‘Aayusharya’ was the runner-up for ₹2,37,075. Arya also shipped tournaments like PokerBaazi’s The Big Show for ₹1.83 Lakh and Voyager on Adda52 for ₹98,952.
PokerBaazi’s The Pride tournament was brimming with excited players ready to take on another challenge. The ₹3,850 buy-in tournament had a total of 462 entries which also helped crushed the ₹10 Lakh guarantee. The final prize pool generated was a whopping ₹16,17,000. Players in the top 54 spots made the money and the min-cash stood at ₹7,438.
Online reg Arjanveer Singh Chadha aka ‘holdbaby’ shipped the tournament and added ₹3,25,000 to his bankroll. This is Chadha’s second title in 2022 with his first being Gravitron on Adda52 for ₹1.66 Lakh. He also shipped the Destiny on Spartan Poker for ₹5.03 Lakh and his largest online score is ₹30 Lakh which he won after shipping AOPS MINI Main Event Finale on Adda52 in 2020. Coming in the runner-up position was player Dinesh Singh aka ‘Daddu26’ who took home ₹2,28,000 in prize money. Singh also shipped PokerBaazi’s BSS #3 MonsterStack 6-Max for ₹1.05 Lakh and The Endeavour for ₹2.78 Lakh in 2021.
Donna Amo was a writer at Gutshot Magazine. She is a graduate from Sophia College of Women, Mumbai with a degree in English Literature. When this October born foodie is not writing content or poetry, she spends her time laughing at memes or watching series. Based out of Mizoram, she is drawn to all things nature and has a soft spot for puppies.
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