The end of the week is always the best time for Indian poker players, with all the top poker companies hosting their signature tournaments on this weekly off. On The Spartan Poker, a couple of tournaments are played out each Sunday including the Sunday SuperStack INR 25 lakh GTD – an INR 5,500 re-entry tournament.
This tournament always sees the best response from the top Indian pros and yesterday was no different with a total field of 526 entries registering to beat the advertised guarantee and create a new prize pool of INR 26.3 lakh. This was then shared among the top 50 players with a min-cash of INR 13,150.
Coming out on top of this massive field and ending his weekend on a high was Arjun Arora aka ‘FishPlay99’ who won an enormous prize of INR 6,83,800 for finishing first. The runner-up was ‘Soona Paana’ and this player wouldn’t have been too disappointed either, taking away a decent prize of INR 4,20,800 for finishing second.
Starting at 7:30pm last evening, it was a long grind before these two players met in heads-up. Eventually, it was Level #48 of the tournament with the blinds at 35,000/70,000 – 8,750 and the time at 2:22am this morning when the final hand was played between the two.
Having around a 2.5:1 chip lead over his opponent, Arora decided to go all-in pre-flop in this hand, holding Ac 2s. Soona Paana is a regular on Spartan final tables and this player called with Tc Ah, slightly ahead. However, FishPlay99 flopped a straight and went on to win the pot with 4c 5c 3h 6h Kd opening on the table and Soona Paana only managing high card – Ace.
A lot of top players made it to the money in this tournament including Sahil Mahboobani aka ‘ImHighIshove’ who finished 4th for INR 1.73 lakh, Deepak Bothra aka ‘chimpoo’ who finished 5th for INR 1.1 lakh, and Aditya Sushant aka ‘SuperuSer’ who finished 6th. Sajal Gupta aka ‘GoMuckYourself’ finished 7th but had a much better outing on Adda52, where he shipped the Millions tournament for INR 6 lakh.
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