The Final Table Series (FTS) 3.0 on BLITZPOKER, Spartan Poker and PokerHigh has been steaming with intense action for a week now. Friday night witnessed Day 1 of FTS #23 High Roller, which features a massive guarantee of ₹1 crore. Day 1 was a ₹88,000 buy-in event that received a total of 120 entries battling it out. The tourney paused after the Final Table (FT) was set with the top six players, who will proceed to Day 2 today.
The top 15 places at this tourney were paid and the min-cash stood at ₹1,80,000. Pro players like IOPC Legends winner Amit Gehani (8th, ₹3,55,000), Goonjan Mall (11th, ₹2,10,000), Sumit Sapra (1,95,000) and IOPC July 2021 Mastermind and Super Highroller winner ‘Pradzzz’ (14th, ₹1,80,000) were some players who made in the money. Ankit Wadhawan bubbled at this tourney with two re-entries (16th). The winner of this event will joyfully walk away with an FTS medallion and a massive ₹25,55,000 in prize money.
Leading the FT of six players today is Vivek Singh aka ‘KasolHieghts.’ Singh is an online reg, who is often seen grinding on various platforms. The player sits atop a massive stack of 117BB, which is 2x the stack of the second-highest chip holder. It would be interesting to see what moves Singh makes to continue his dominance on the FT today.
Sitting with the second-highest stack is another online reg Manish Lakhotia aka ‘thekid,’ who has 52 BB at his disposal. Lakhotia is a name you’ve heard or come across regularly if you follow online poker. The pro player has several daily feature titles across different platforms to his credit. The 34-year old has even finished third at the WPT India Main Event in November 2017 for ₹25.2 Lakh. Lakhotia re-entered the tourney after getting busted at the 90th spot. Will his second re-entry help him ship the tourney?
Peush Singhvi aka ‘Daniel0617’ will resume Day 2 with the third-highest stack of 35 BB. The 32-year old Delhite has been playing poker since 2015 and has several six-figure online cashes under his belt.
Making his third FT appearance this FTS season is Arunkumar Singh aka ‘denoi’ with 20 BB. Singh was the runner-up at FTS 3.0 Friday Special, where he cashed ₹6.19 Lakh. He was also seen at FTS 3.0 Big Game a couple of nights back, where he finished sixth for ₹3.61 Lakh. Will he be able to make it to the numero uno spot at this marquee event? Only time will tell!
Apratim Sharma aka ‘checm@te’ sits with a stack size of 16 BB. It is Sharma’s second re-entry too after he got busted at the 83rd spot. The player has notable titles such as Spartan Poker’s GPS Main Event for ₹34.51 Lakh in September last year. His recent wins also include holding the sixth position at the WPT India Main Event on Adda52 last month for ₹9.11 Lakh.
Last but not the least, sitting with the lowest stack of 10 BB is former FTS Main Event winner Siddharth Karia aka ‘Ari Tribbiani.’ The 29-year old pro has shipped titles like FTS 2.0 Main Event for ₹32.26 Lakh in March this year and FTS Head Hunter for ₹6.17 Lakh in November 2020 among several others. He was also a part of the Goan Nuts team which won the Poker Sports League in May 2018. Apart from these wins he also has several notable ITM finishes like finishing second at PPL Main Event on PokerBaazi for ₹16 Lakh in February 2018. Looking at his accomplishments, we suggest that this player’s grit cannot be taken lightly!
The amazing line-up makes the FT truly unpredictable, assuring a lot of fireworks and dramatic moments. So make sure you don’t miss the nail-biting action on Gutshot Magazine’s official Facebook page or YouTube channel at 6 PM sharp.
Amarylisa Gonsalves is a Content Writer at Gutshot Magazine. Advancing from a marketing background, she found her calling in writing. She takes delight in exploring genres and is a curious learner. Patient and ambivert, she believes in letting her work speak for itself. Apart from content writing, she finds solace in writing poetry by manifesting herself through words. Additionally, she adores indulging in drawing and DIY crafts.
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