Middle of the week is when the action begins to heat up and it was no different for Day 3 at The Spartan Poker yesterday where the Spartan Super Series (SSS) is taking place which promises more than 4 Crores in guaranteed prizepools! Not only do players get to compete for these huge prizepools, they also can be in contention for the SSS Leaderboard by winning points and taking a shot at the 10 Lakhs cash prize on offer, 4 of which will go to the eventual topper. And one player who is making his way up that points ladder is the winner of Event #12 ‘butterflyeffct’ who won this Knockout event yesterday.
284 entries took part in this tournament which promised a 1.5 Lakh guarantee. Given the KO format, INR 100 from every buy-in of INR 660 went towards the bounty element. A total of 36 players made the min-cash which was INR 976. Some of those were familiar names in Sumit ‘mrgr33n’ Sapra and Rajat ‘Garammasala’ Sharma who finished in 8th (INR 4,725) and 10th place (INR 2,925) respectively.
The massive field got whittled down over the course of 5 hours and we went into heads-up between ‘butterflyeffect’ and his opponent ‘iamamateur1’. The former held the lead with a stack of 831k against his opponent’s 590k. While it isn’t much of a difference to overcome, butterflyeffect made sure he did everything he could to hold onto the lead. But anything can happen in poker and there was one hand where the tables were turned as butterflyeffect hit a flush but his opponent managed to hit a full house which turned the lead in favour of iamamateur1 but only slightly. That lead once again switched hand before the final hand happened which was on the back of a pre-flop all-in. iamamateur1 was happy to put his remaining chips into the middle on seeing a pocket pair (6s 6d). Unfortunately for his butterflyeffect woke up with a monster (Kc Ks). The board 8d 3d Qc Jc Tc showed no love to iamamateur1 as he got eliminated in 2nd place for INR 21,000. butterflyeffect claimed his first title in this edition of the SSS and payday of INR 30,000. He also claimed INR 1,000 in bounties along the way.
Stay tuned to GutshotMagazine.com as we bring you the rest of the updates from Day 3 of the Spartan Super Series.