High-value tournaments filled the online felts which attracted thousands of poker players. Platforms like Spartan Poker, PokerBaazi, PokerStars, and Adda52 saw high-octane action in their marquee tournaments. Let’s take a look at the Thursday night action.
The High Thursday Celebration event on Spartan Poker welcomed a total of 500 entries. There were 244 unique entries, 88 re-entries, and 168 re-buys. The event had a ₹25 Lakh guarantee and a buy-in worth ₹5,500. The top 47 places were paid and the min-cash was ₹14,250. Anish Arora aka ‘TheProtagonist’ clinched the top title and pocketed ₹4,87,250 in prize money. The runner-up was Raghav Chauhan aka ‘sariyaa’ who went away with ₹3,09,500.
Spartan Poker hosted its Thursday High Roller event with a ₹25 Lakh guarantee. The tournament had a ₹22,000 buy-in and there was a total of 135 entries. Out of this 67 were unique players, 27 were re-entries, and 41 were re-buys. The top 13 players made the money and took home at least a min-cash of ₹55,350. Ritwik Khanna aka ‘Fisherman1997’ shipped the high roller event and had a massive payday worth ₹7,08,750. The runner-up was Sreekanth Narayan aka ‘GL1DE’ who went home with ₹4,96,800 in prize money.
The FCS #5 High event had a ₹8.5 Lakh guarantee and a buy-in worth ₹2,750. The event welcomed a total of 370 entries. From this 201 were unique players, 62 were re-entries, and 107 were re-buys. The event crushed the advertised guarantee and the final prize pool was ₹9,25,000. The top 39 places were paid and the min-cash was ₹6,382. Shubham Agarwal aka ‘ATCBakchod’ grabbed the title for a first place prize of ₹1,85,462. Ashish Ahuja aka ‘Spewushhhiiiii’ was the runner-up for ₹1,23,302.
PokerBaazi’s Classic series continued its run with the Summit event. The tournament had a buy-in worth ₹8,250 and a guarantee of ₹40 Lakh. The event welcomed 285 unique players, and 211 re-entries. Players who made it to the top 63 spots finished in the money and the min-cash was ₹14,800. Sarthak Aswal aka ‘sarthak2222’ grabbed the top spot for a lovely ₹7,77,000 in first place prize. The runner-up was poker veteran Goonjan Mall aka ‘gmtesting’ who walked away with ₹5,45,000.
The Holdem Boost was another PokerBaazi tournament and had a ₹10 Lakh guarantee. There were 618 unique players and 645 re-entries that participated in the tournament. The ₹1,100 buy-in event generated a guarantee crushing final prize pool of ₹12,63,000. Out of the 1,263 total entries the top 220 players were paid. The min-cash stood at ₹1,770. Mystery player ‘PocketacesAJ’ shipped the tournament and took home ₹1,56,000 in winnings. The runner-up was ‘goelrohan22’ who went away with ₹1,47,000 in prize money.
The Godfather on Adda52 had a guarantee worth ₹25 Lakh and a ₹5,500 buy-in. There were a total of 434 entries that participated in the event. Out of this 243 were unique players and 191 were re-entries. The top 43 places were paid, and the min-cash was ₹13,750. Ravindra Arikeri aka ‘wormhole’ clinched the top title for ₹6,20,000 in prize money. The runner-up was ‘Saiupp1987’ who went home with ₹3,75,000.
PokerStars’ Highroller had a buy-in of ₹7,700 and a ₹10 Lakh guarantee. There were 66 unique players and 45 re-entries that participated in the event. Out of the 111 total entries, the top 13 places were paid. The min-cash was ₹21,320. Gurpal Singh aka ‘twizelll’ shipped the event and won ₹2,25,365 in prize money and one free ticket to the Galactic Series Main Event with a ₹1 Crore GTD. The runner-up was Sahil Nair aka ‘you3bi4b’ who also won a free ticket the Galactic Series Main Event and ₹1,73,162 in prize money.
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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