Spartan Poker, PokerBaazi and Adda52 had several high-value tournaments yesterday. The Super Highroller tournament on PokerBaazi’s National Poker Series was a major attraction. PokerStars conducted a ₹10 Lakh worth Bounty tournament and saw several pro players compete for the top spot. Let’s take a look at what went down yesterday.
Spartan Poker’s Futuristic tournament had 817 entries in total. The top 103 players in this tournament were paid a min-cash of ₹2,565. ‘LorenzoVonMatterhorn’ shipped this tournament and won ₹1,79,930 in prize money. The runner-up was ‘DKP24’ who received a payday of ₹1,10,105.
Adda52 drew 402 entries in total and the advertised guarantee of this tourney was ₹22.5 Lakh but it was crushed and the final prize pool stood at ₹27,53,696. This ₹7,500 buy-in tournament was shipped by Deepak Bothra aka ‘bothras’ who had a payday of ₹5,77,981. The runner-up in this tournament was Piyush Verma aka ‘piyushverma’ who cashed ₹5,17,992.
The final table was filled with online regs and poker pros like Srihari Bang (4th position, ₹2,20,296), Raghav Bhansal (5th position, ₹1,43,192), Anmol Mehta (6th position, ₹9,63,80), Shashank Desai (7th position, ₹75,727), and Saurabh Rohila (8th position, ₹61,958).
The show on Adda52 started at 8 PM and went on till 3:55 AM. The top 43 players in this tournament were paid a min-cash of ₹15,145.
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The Elite tournament on Spartan Poker is always one of the highly anticipated events. This tournament was shipped by Ashutosh Balodhi aka ‘SpewMonkey’ who took a hefty ₹7,13,635 in prize money. The tournament had 383 entries in total and the top 31 players were paid a min-cash of ₹33,704.
This ₹11,000 buy-in tournament had an advertised guarantee of ₹33 Lakh but it was crushed and a bigger prize pool of ₹38,30,000 was formed. The final table of the Elite tournament had several notable poker players like Gursahib Singh Sethi (2nd position, ₹6,41,801), Ronuk Lekhraj (6th position, ₹1,87,287), India Online Poker Championship (IOPC) January 2021 Main Event winner Laksh Pal Singh (7th position, ₹1,36,731), Saurabh Rohila with two bullets (8th position, ₹99,963) among others.
While Balodhi made it to the top, players like Shardul Parthasarathi (14th position, 56,684), IOPC veteran (10th position, ₹70,089), Deepak Bothra (13th position, ₹62,429), Rohan Bhasin (16th position, ₹50,939), Kunal Patni (19th position, ₹45,194), Vinayak Bajaj (20th position, ₹45,194), Devvrat Arya (22nd position, ₹41,364), Goonjan Mall (27th position, ₹37,534), Avadh Shah (23rd position, ₹41,364), Dhaval Mudgal (29th position, ₹33,704).
Other players who could not even make it in the money were Alok Birewar (34th position), Aniket Waghmare (46th position), Rajesh Kumar (39th position), WSOP bracelet winner Abhinav Iyer (52nd position), Anurag Srivastava (50th position), Sanket Arora (65th position), Gokul Raj (69th position) and a few others.
The ongoing National Poker Series (NPS) on PokerBaazi welcomes you with its exclusive anthem. While players must’ve started grinding and tapping their feet, Kritagya Sharma aka ‘Kritagya_17’ shipped the Marathon tournament and cashed ₹4,78,000 in prize money. The runner-up in this ₹3,300 buy-in tournament was a mystery player ‘elefante’ who received a paycheque of ₹3,35,000.
The tournament had 911 entries in total and the top 108 players were paid a min-cash of ₹4,646. The advertised guarantee of this tournament was ₹15 Lakh but it was crushed by a greater margin and a massively huge prize pool of ₹27,33,000 was formed.
Highroller tournaments are always crowd pullers. While a normal Highroller would be fun, the super highroller on PokerBaazi attracted 379 entries in total. The top 45 players in this tournament were paid min-cash of ₹63,670.
This ₹33,000 buy-in tournament was Satyam Prakash aka ‘Pkiller28’ who took home a whopping ₹23,88,000 in prize money. Prakash was followed by Ankit Wadhawan ‘d00mtr00p3r’ who received a payday of ₹16,71,000. The advertised guarantee of this tournament was a whopping ₹1 Crore guarantee but it was crushed by a smaller margin and a new prize pool of ₹1,14,00,000 was formed.
This Magic Edition tournament on PokerStars was a bounty event. The tournament was a deal between Pros Arsh Grover and Anirban Das. Grover made it to the top with 205 total entries and took home ₹1,02,087 in prize money while Das made the same amount too. The bounty prize money differed quite extensively as Grover won ₹72,328 while Das received ₹32,328 in bounty prizes.
The top 23 players in this tournament were paid a min-cash of ₹7,458. Other pros like Anirban Das with two bullets (1st runner up, ₹1,02,087), Sagar Choudhury (7th position, ₹23,535), poker pro Shardul Parthsarathi with two bullets (8th position, ₹18,703) were also on the final table of this tourney.
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