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Friday Round Up: Rakesh Kalla Takes Down Futuristic On Spartan Poker For 1.84 Lakh Poker
Donna Amo
Posted on 07 Aug, 2021
By Donna Amo
On 07 Aug, 2021
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By Donna Amo
On 07 Aug, 2021
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Friday Round Up: Rakesh Kalla Takes Down Futuristic On Spartan Poker For 1.84 Lakh


The poker action never stops on the online felts, and it was evident in the tournaments taking place on Spartan Poker and PokerStars. The weekend is here already here and with it so are the high-value tournaments on the poker platforms. So, without much ado let’s take a look at the big winners in these platforms as well.

The Elite – ₹30 Lakh GTD

The Elite on Spartan Poker is among the biggest tournaments on the platform. Every week the event manages to draw in players who are ready to claim the title spot. This time, the Elite had 332 total entries and a buy-in worth ₹11,000. This resulted in the original guarantee getting crushed by around ₹3 Lakh and clocked the final prize pool as ₹33,20,000. Those who got into the top 31 spots were given a taste of this prize and each took home a min-cash of ₹29,216.

Shipping the tournament in first place was mystery player ‘Jason Koon.’ Whether he is the actual Jason Koon, we’re not sure. However, we are sure about the fact that this player took home ₹7,02,180 in winnings. Right after him in runner up position was Dhaval Mudgal aka ‘ElegantlyWasted’ who cashed ₹4,72,768.

Gutshot player of the month (July 2021) Anirban Das (11th, ₹60,756), Siddharth Kripalani (19th, ₹39,176), WSOP bracelet winner Kartik Ved (20th, 39,176), IOPC July 2021 leaderboard topper Anuj Yadav (₹29,216), and Aditya Agarwal (29th, ₹29,216) were among those who made the money.
While players like Adda52 Game ambassador Kunal Patni (33rd), IOPC January 2021 Main Event winner Laksh Pal Singh (39th), Arsh Grover (59th), Gaurav Sood (66th), and Vinayak Bajaj (74th) did not make the cut.

  • Total Entries: 332
  • Prize Pool: ₹33,20,000
  • Buy-In: ₹11,000
  • Places Paid: 31
  • Min-Cash: ₹29,216

Futuristic – ₹9.5 Lakh GTD

Spartan Poker flagship tournament, the Futuristic had over 1,224 total entries and a buy-in of ₹880. The initial guarantee of the event was surpassed with the final amount being ₹9,79,200 and players in the top 111 places walked away with a min-cash of ₹2,448. Online reg Anirban Das aka ‘pokernoob’ was the bubble boy in 112th position but finally had a seventh-place finish for ₹25,948 after his second rebuy.

Rakesh Kalla

Rakesh Kalla

The event title was taken by Rakesh Kalla aka ‘rockynockals’ who received ₹1,84,970 in prize money. While ‘THENERDGUY’ was the runner up and pocketed ₹1,12,705 in winnings.

Other players who made the money were Gaurav Sood (3rd, ₹79,902), Dhirendra Kumar (8th, ₹17,723). While players like Anujkumar Kodam (128th) and Siddharth Karia (129th) did not make the money.

  • Total Entries: 1,224
  • Prize Pool: ₹9,79,200
  • Buy-In: ₹880
  • Places Paid: 111
  • Min-Cash: ₹2,448

Uppercut Magic Edition – ₹7 Lakh GTD

PokerStars too had its fair share of tournaments on Friday with the Uppercut knockout event being the evening’s highlight. The tournament had a buy-in of ₹3,850 and welcomed 173 total entries to its field. However, only the top 19 players were paid a min-cash of ₹6,708.

The title spot of the event went to player ‘g.sharma04’ who received a total of ₹1,52,184 in prize money for his performance. Out of this, he managed to add ₹82,003 as his bounty prize. In second place was player Faiz Alam aka ‘LFGgggg’ with ₹1,02,747 in winnings.

  • Total Entries: 173
  • Buy-In: ₹3,850
  • Places Paid: 19
  • Min-Cash: ₹6,708

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