The fourth edition of the Final Table Series (FTS) officially kicked off yesterday. The highly-anticipated online series was bombarded with thousands of players looking to grab a prestigious FTS title and a shiny medallion. Hosted on Spartan Poker, PokerHigh, and BLITZPOKER, the first day of FTS was a success with many known players shipping tournaments. Let’s take a look at what went down.
Event FTS #1 kick-started the online poker series. With an advertised guarantee of ₹15 Lakh guarantee, the event welcomed a total of 1,601 entries to its field and had a buy-in worth ₹1,100. The tournament’s final prize pool stood at ₹16,01,000 which surpassed the initial guarantee by a slim margin. In the end, the top 159 players were paid, and the min-cash stood at ₹2,673. After hours of playing, Siddharth Kadel aka ‘FLIPopotamus’ shipped the tournament and had a payday of ₹2,89,140. Online reg Rajat Sharma aka ‘NoPrisoners’ finished in the runner-up position for ₹1,73,708.
The FTS #2 tournament quickly filled with players looking to ship the tournament. The ₹2,200 buy-in event had a total of 756 entries which generated a final prize pool of ₹15,12,000. With this amount, the advertised guarantee was crushed. The top 71 players finished in the money and a min-cash of ₹5,745 was given. The numero uno spot was claimed by Arnav Sharma aka ‘AIOps’ who walked away with ₹2,91,816 in his pockets. The runner-up was Gopal Bajaj aka ‘TheRealG’ who went home with ₹1,83,859 in prize money.
The FTS #3 Friday Special was the marquee event on the first day. The tournament welcomed a total of 499 entries and had a buy-in of ₹11,000. When the action came to an end, players who finished in the top 55 places made the money. The min-cash given was ₹24,500. Online reg Sanat Mehrotra aka ‘orhem3001’ clinched the title and laughed his way to the bank with a whopping ₹9,70,000 in prize money. Vivek Singh aka ‘KasolHeights’ was the runner-up for an impressive ₹6,15,000 in prize money.
The exciting day wrapped up with this event which had a ₹13 Lakh guarantee. The tournament had a total of 969 entries and a buy-in of ₹1,650. The final prize pool surpassed the original guarantee and was recorded as ₹14,53,500. The top 87 places were paid, and the min-cash was ₹4,505. The tournament was nailed by player ‘mukuw’ who won ₹2,78,345 in prize money. The runner-up was player Boneni Shreeharsha Yadav aka ‘yUDdam’ who added ₹1,73,257 to his bankroll.
Donna Amo was 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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