The online felts were packed on Friday night as players flocked to poker platforms for high octane poker action. The high-value tournaments on Spartan Poker, Adda52, PokerBaazi, and PokerStars were a huge success. With poker players ready to clinch top titles, many tournaments also surpassed their initial guarantee. For the full report, read below.
The Elite on Spartan Poker was among the most successful tournaments of the night. The event generated a ₹29,40,000 prize pool which crushed the original guarantee of ₹25 Lakh. The buy-in was ₹11,000. A total of 294 entries battled it on the felts, out of which the top 31 players were paid. The min-cash of the tournament stood at ₹25,872. Punya Behera aka ‘madhumangal’ shipped the title and took a lion’s share of ₹5,63,062. In the runner-up position was player ‘iamraman’ who walked away with ₹4,77,403 in prize money.
The Futuristic on Spartan Poker also had a successful run with a total of 1,091 entries participating in the event. The number of entries paired with the ₹880 buy-in generated a final prize pool of ₹8,72,800, surpassing the advertised guarantee. In the end, the top 95 places were paid and the min-cash stood at ₹2,574. Mystery player ‘barrelbrat’ grabbed the title spot for ₹1,57,029 after a deal was made between him and runner up ‘The Professor 012.’ The runner up walked away with ₹1,12,316.
Adda52’s The Ballers had a player field of 303 total entries and a buy-in of ₹7,500. The tournament saw many players grind their way to the top, however, only the top 30 finished in the money. The min-cash of the tournament stood at ₹16,604. The event was shipped by a mystery player with the username ‘void191.’ This player had a pay day of ₹5,31,341. Finishing in the runner up position was player ‘4AcesClub’ who received ₹3,16,521 in prize money.
Highrollers have always attracted players due to its exciting high stakes nature. The Weekly Highroller on PokerBaazi is an event that pros with hefty bankrolls rarely miss. This time there were a total of 137 entries in the tournament. The buy-in stood at ₹11,000 and the advertised guarantee was surpassed. The final prize pool was ₹13,70,000. The top 15 players made the money and the min-cash was ₹21,920. The event ended in a deal between Ashish Munot aka ‘OMG_spew’ and Kartik Ved aka ‘TheInternetKid.’ They took home ₹2,86,000 and ₹2,82,000 in prize money, respectively.
PokerStars was another poker brand that hosted a highroller this Friday. The Super Highroller event had a buy-in of ₹12,500 and an advertised guarantee of ₹10 Lakh. There were 98 total entries for the event. The final prize pool surpassed the initial guarantee and the amount generated was ₹11,13,672. The top 11 places were paid and the min-cash was₹32,813. Anurag Rawat ‘Krifard’ grabbed the title spot and pocketed a prize money of ₹2,66,130. The runner up was ‘brockLesnar95’ who took home ₹2,04,618.
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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