The poker energy was on a constant high on the online felts with MTT players simultaneously playing IOPC tournaments as well as on other platforms. Never a shortage of competition, the high-value tournaments were flocked with players aiming for a shot at the big prize. Here’s the full lowdown of the Friday night action.
Heating things up on the online felts was Adda52’s The Ballers event that drew in a crowd of 306 total entries. While players paid a ₹5,500 buy-in to compete in the tournament, only the ones who made it to the top 34 places made the money and were given a min-cash of ₹15,750.
Celebrations were in store as Adda52’s game ambassador, Kunal Patni aka ‘FloatToMyBoat’ took home the title and the lion’s share of ₹5,62,500 from the prize pool. Online reg and veteran pro, Mithun Mahesh aka ‘Themiths’ made it to the runner up position for ₹3,40,875.
Highroller events are always a crowd puller in poker, so it was no surprise when PokerBaazi’s Weekly Highroller event crushed its ₹12 Lakh GTD to record a stunning ₹18,40,000 as the final prize pool. The event welcomed 184 total entries who were keen on shipping the ₹11,000 buy-in tournament this week. However, only the top 21 entries made the money and pocketed a min-cash of ₹20,420. Mithun Mahesh was the unfortunate bubble boy of the event, busting out in 22nd position.
It was pro player Guneet Kwatra aka ‘guntz’ who took the throne and added ₹4,58,000 into his bankroll. Kwatra brought his A-game to the tables as he beat Poker Bootcamp India coach Abhishek Goindi aka ‘singhsaab’ and put him in the runner-up position. Goindi took home ₹3,21,000 in prize money and while he did not clinch the title spot, his performance for the week has been spectacular with two IOPC July 2021 titles already added to his belt.
PokerStars kept the action going with their Uppercut Magic Edition event. The ₹7 Lakh GTD tournament was filled with 198 total entries and had a buy-in of ₹3,850. Being a knockout (KO) event, players were battling it through the night. Only the top 23 places were paid a min-cash of ₹4,468. Vishnu Khandelwal aka ‘violator2018’ just made the money in the 23rd position.
IOPC veteran Rajat Sharma aka ‘sharabikebabi’ went head-to-head with player ‘Rootahua Macchi’ but in the end the event ended in a deal. Sharma and ‘Rootahua Macchi’ each went home with ₹61,166 as prize 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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