The start of the weekend is always an exciting time for poker players. With more high-value tournaments hosted by brands, many flock to the online felts for a chance to clinch one or more titles. This Friday was no different with players grinding till the early morning hours. Here’s a full recap of the action.
The Weekly Highroller on PokerBaazi is one of the most awaited tournaments on Friday. It was the advertised guarantee of ₹12 Lakh and ₹11,000 buy-in attracted the top pros in the circuit. This ₹12 Lakh guarantee was also crushed with the final prize pool standing at ₹13,10,000. There were a total of 131 entries that attended the tournament. Out of this, only the one who made it to the top 15 places were paid. The min-cash of the tournament was ₹20,960.
Shipping the victory title was Sanat Mehrotra aka ‘mehro2511’ who added a prize money of ₹3,51,000 to his bankroll. Mystery player ‘luckbox99’ was the runner up of the tournament and walked away with a prize money of ₹2,46,000.
Adda52’s The Ballers tournament saw an action-packed night with 294 total entries in attendance. The event had a buy-in of ₹7,500. Players who made it to the top 30 spots were paid a min-cash of ₹18,000.
Anonymous player ‘Thespecialone’ clinched the top position and took home the lion’s share of the prize pool which was ₹4,00,266. In second place was Vaibhav Sharma aka ‘alienrobot’ who took home ₹3,92,801 in prize money.
PokerStars is known for the bounty tournaments held on its platform. On Friday, the Uppercut Progressive KO (knockout) event took place. There were a total of 186 entries that gave it their best shot at shipping the tournament. However, only the top 19 entries made the money. They were given a min-cash of ₹9,222.
Akhilesh Gautam aka ‘GM2318’ was the winner of the tournament. He managed to make the most knockouts and clinched the title spot for ₹1,88,587 in total prize money. IOPC Leaderboard topper Anuj Yadav aka ‘brockLesnar95’ was the runner up with ₹1,42,087 added to his bankroll.
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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