Just a day away from the weekend extravaganza of bigger guarantee tournaments, one cannot miss out on Friday night that was crammed with number of events and exciting actions. Having done well in the past, Spartan Poker hosted Millionaire Legends that came up once again with the highest buy-in ever! Other online platform also displayed huge cash prizes and here is a complete summary on Friday night fever…
Witnessing a huge success in the last month, Millionaire Legends returned with a massive guarantee of INR 2 Crore and the highest buy-in of INR 27,000. Yesterday wrapped up Day 1A of this legendary tournament that halted with the 2019 WPT India Big Bounty champion Sriharsha D aka ‘Fish2050’ accumulating the largest stack of 5,11,296. The chip leader is closely followed by ‘barbadaadmi’ with 4,86,889 chips and in the third place ‘Championplayer’ with 4,26,867 chips.
The grinding continued for hours and eventually the field narrowed down to 41 players advancing to Main Event Day 2 including Honey Bijlani aka ‘ho9ey’ (4th), Eka Vedantham aka ‘gettingthere’ (7th), Ashish Munot aka ‘Donkey 07’ (8th), Aditya Sushant aka ‘SuperuSer’ (14th), TGIF winner (read below) Raghav Bansal aka ‘thatssosick’ (16th), The Dragon winner (read below) Vaibhav Sharma aka ‘Nikka Zaildar’ (22nd), Ashish Ahuja aka ‘Spewushhhiiiii’ (25th), Yowan Patel aka ‘PAPITO’ (28th), Rajat Sharma aka ‘Garammasala’ (30th), Raman Gujral aka tathagat’ (34th) and so on.
Sitting at 4th in India’s All-Time money list, poker pro Raghav Bansal aka ‘thatssosick’ took down TGIF INR 10 Lakhs GTD on Spartan Poker. The buy-in to Friday night’s feature was INR 1,650 and as usual attracted a pretty huge field of 700 entries. However, Bansal strengthened his bankroll after beating an anonymous player ‘patea1971’ in heads-up.
Generating a slightly higher prize pool which was received by the top 63 places including Shankar Nivazz aka ‘Binladen’ (6th), Honey Bijlani aka ‘HO9EY’ (17th), Kaushik Ghosh aka ‘kaushik53’ (19th), Yowan Patel aka ‘PAPITO’ (25th), Utsav Taneja aka ‘CAseK’ (30th), Jayjit Ray aka ‘David Blaine’ (33rd), Nitin Arora aka ‘0HUMAN0’ (35th), Sahil Mahboobani aka ‘HomelessOnWiFi’ (49th), Raman Gujral aka ‘tathagat’ (50th), Ram Kakkar aka ‘TheLagLawyer’ (56th) and so on.
Spartan Poker’s second featured tournament The Elite INR 25 Lakhs GTD pulled out 273 players for a buy-in of INR 11,000. The guarantee was bettered, generating a bigger prize pool of INR 27.30 Lakhs. Closing the tournament after claiming the day was an online grinder ‘propernit’ who beat an online reg Vaibhav Sharma aka ‘Nikka Zaildar’ in heads-up.
Top 27 places finishing in the money include Ashumi Parekh aka ‘ASH1578’ (4th), Sahil Mahboobani aka ‘HomeslessOnWiFi’ (5th), Akash Gupta aka ‘Akash0510’ (7th), Ankur Sehgal aka ‘Crimemastergogo’ (10th), Eka Vedantham aka ‘gettingthere’ (14th), Millionaire Legends Day 1A chip leader (read above) Sriharsha D aka ‘Fish2050’ (15th), Vikranth Varma aka ‘borntrouble’ (16th), Aditya Sushant aka ‘SuperuSer’ (17th), Nadeem Basha aka ‘blindgame’ (25th) and others.
Friday night on PokerBaazi was all about FRIYAY INR 4 Lakhs GTD, hosted at 8 pm for a buy-in of INR 4,400. One of the leading online grinders of the country Ankit Kapoor aka ‘helter_skelter’ powered through the field beating another well-known player Faiz Alam aka ‘AilaGaya’ in heads-up. Kapoor grabbed healthy INR 1.12 Lakhs in prize money while Alam settled for INR 78,840 in the second position.
The field was lit with notable players including Parikshit Dhall aka ‘zapdos1234’ (3rd), Archana Saluja aka ‘turntable’ (4th), Sagar Choudhury aka ‘sagarpupul’ (5th), Vinayak Bajaj aka ‘salmanbhai’ (6th), Vaibhav Sharma aka ‘WakhraSwagNi’ (7th) and so on who finished in the money.
Apart from the daily tournaments, a different event was observed last night on Adda52 named RPS Big Game 5 INR 2 Lakhs GTD for a buy-in of 1,100. The tournament continued for over 5 long hours and a total of 182 players battled through the field and the top 19 players managed finish in the money.
The ultimate champion was online reg Pranav Khandalkar aka ‘pkpok’ who railed out ‘xqwxqw’ in heads-up for INR 55,500. The runner-up managed to survive with INR 33,600.
The headliner event on 9stacks was The Dragon INR 10 Lakhs GTD which is a part of Winter Leaderboard INR 5.5 Lakhs GTD. Once again, a well-known face in the online circuit, Vaibhav Sharma pocketed INR 2,90,000 after defeating Harshit Sanghi aka ‘Harsh114’ in heads-up. Eventually, Sanghi walked out with INR 2,02,000 resting in the runner-up position.
Other notable players to finish in the money include Bharat Vasan aka ‘rungooserun’ (3rd), Ankit Abhishek aka ‘yoan’ (4th), Arjanveer Chadha aka ‘ballistik’ (5th), Amresh Kumar aka ‘Termi’ (7th), Raj Gahlot aka ‘Fireman’ (9th).
The daily featured tournament registered a field of 135 entries for a fixed buy-in of INR 1,650 in StackUp INR 2.5 Lakhs GTD on 9stacks. Seizing INR 65,000 in prize money was Pratik Ramakrishna Gautam aka ‘Pratik93′ who defeated Anuj Manocha aka ‘Desijuari’ in heads-up.
Sourabh Deora aka ‘sourabh87’ (6th), Ankit Abhishek aka ‘yoan’ (8th), Mukul Janbandhu aka ‘GanpatRao’ (9th) were among few notable players to finish in the money. For latest updates on live and online poker tournaments keep reading GutshotMagazine.com and stay tuned!
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