Yesterday, the Asian Poker Tour (APT) India Online Series 2021 came to a spectacular close on PokerBaazi and wrapped up eight days of intense poker action. Among the feature tournaments, APT Main Event was worth a whopping ₹1 crore. The night was only getting intense with many poker pros fighting for the top spot. Let’s see who came out victorious.
The day began with its first event, the Monsterstack tournament, which had 753 total entries participating in the ₹1,650 buy-in tournament. The initial guarantee was surpassed and the final prize pool stood at ₹11,30,000. Those who ended up in the top 90 places were given min-cash of ₹2,484.
The event was shipped by ‘SatyenTrehan’ who pocketed ₹2,04,000 in prize money. While online reg, Aman Parakh aka ‘KarmaPoker’ was the runner-up and he added ₹1,43,000 to his bankroll.
Bounty tournaments are always filled with high octane action as knocking out your rivals will fetch you their bounties. Each player had to pay a buy-in of ₹2,850 and an additional ₹1,000 as their bounty amount. Out of the total of 663 entries in the event, only the top 81 made the money and were paid a min-cash of ₹4,143. The initial guarantee of the tournament was crushed. The final prize pool was ₹16,58,000.
Online reg and IOPC Day 19 Thursday Prime winner Sreekanth Narayan aka ‘n0thing’ clinched the title spot for ₹3,06,000. He also managed to make ₹16,000 in bounty money. Next to follow Narayan in runner-up position was player Devang Yadav aka ‘laila’ who added ₹2,15,000 to his bankroll.
The highlight of the day was the APT Main Event which had a mammoth prize pool of ₹1 crore and a ₹7,700 buy-in. Over the course of four flights, a total of 1,465 entries flooded the event to earn their entry into day 2 of the tournament. However, towards the end there were only 215 survivors. The original guarantee was also surpassed by a slim margin and the final prize pool stood at ₹1,03,00,000. After a hard grind, the top 147 places were paid a min-cash of ₹20,510.
Mystery player ‘arjun100’ shipped the tournament for a whopping ₹15,17,000 and is now the APT Main Event champion. Following close behind was player ‘ifeelitcoming’ who took home a pay cheque of ₹13,45,000 in the runner-up position.
Players like Amit Kaushik (6th, ₹2,95,000), Sanat Mehrotra (7th, ₹2,17,000), Ratul Steves (11th, ₹1,18,000), Saurabh Rohila (12th, ₹94,350), Harsh Dembla (14th, ₹94,530), Anurag Srivastava (17th, ₹76,910), Aniket Waghmare (20th, ₹63,580), Shardul Parthasarathi (25th, ₹51,280), Harshit Kumar (27th, ₹51,280), Anirban Das (30th, ₹51,280), Dhirendra Kumar (33rd, ₹51,280), Surbhit Grover (39th, ₹41,020), Sreekanth Narayan (42nd, ₹41,020), Bharat Vasan (50th, ₹35,890), Laksh Pal Singh (52nd, ₹35,890), Manish Lakhotia (78th, ₹25,640), Siddharth Karia (85th, ₹25,640), Mithun Mahesh (114th, ₹20,510), Anit Modi (119th, ₹20,510), Ritwik Khanna (121th, ₹20,510), Neel Joshi (140th, ₹20,510), Akash Arora (145th, ₹20,510), and Vivekk Dube (146th, ₹20,510) were among those who made the money.
The APT Megastack had a buy-in of ₹2,750 and crushed its original guarantee. The final prize pool of ₹14,43,000 was achieved due to enthusiastic participation from the 577 total entries. From this, the top 72 entries were given a min-cash of ₹4,471.
Anmol Agarwal aka ‘freakweird0’ emerged victorious and walked away with ₹2,73,000 in prize money. Player ‘jeevan’ took the runner-up position for ₹1,90,000.
Among players who made the money were Megha Khandelwal (3rd, ₹1,23,000), Aniket Waghmare (5th, ₹68,230), Manish Lakhotia (6th, ₹54,670), Gutshot Player of the Month (July 2021) Anirban Das (7th, ₹45,580), Vinay Rajpal (9th, ₹27,260), Ritwik Khanna (12th, ₹20,050), Ashish Ahuja (14th, ₹16,300), Tanmay Benara (15th, ₹16,300), Vikranth Varma (22nd, ₹10,960), Sanket Arora (23rd, ₹10,960), Ankit Modi (28th, ₹8,366), FTS 2.0 Main Event winner Siddharth Karia (36th, ₹8,366), Chirag Sodha (50th, ₹6,202), Rajat Mahajan (58th, ₹5,193), Ankit Wadhawan (60th, ₹5,193), and Adda52 game ambassador Kunal Patni (71st, ₹4,471).
Bringing the tournament series to a neat close, was the APT Afterparty event with a ₹8 Lakh guarantee and ₹1,650 buy-in. 726 total entries fought hard and also crushed the event’s advertised guarantee. The final prize pool stood at ₹10,89,000. At the end, the top 90 entries took home a min-cash of ₹2,395.
Randeep Lather aka ‘randysingh’ was the one who finally shipped this tournament after a tough battle and grabbed ₹1,97,000 in prize money. Guruprasad Gupta aka ‘fish_calling’ ended up as the runner-up who added ₹1,38,000 to his bank account.
Others like Anirban Das (4th, ₹65,880), Ankit Modi (9th, ₹19,710), Amit Kaushik (10th, ₹14,590), IOPC January 2021 ME winner Laksh Pal Singh (27th, ₹6,969), Anant Chaudhary (28th, ₹6,098), Vinay Rajpal (44th, ₹5,227), Myron Pereira (46th, ₹4,464), Aditya Kesharwani (76th, ₹2,722), Vikranth Varma (77th, ₹2,722), Harsh Bubna (79th, ₹2,722), and Mohit Mehta (80th, ₹2,722) made the money.
Donna Amo is 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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