Online poker platforms like Spartan Poker, PokerBaazi, PokerStars, and Adda52 are helping players beat the heat by hosting some awesome high-value tournaments. The Summer Celebration Series on Spartan Poker with its ₹8.5 Crore guarantee is drawing many players on to the platform for a daily dose of exciting poker action. Other platforms also hosted their usual marquee tournaments and drew in a spectacular crowd. Here’s a full lowdown on who took home winning titles from last night’s tournaments.
Spartan Poker was flocked with players as it held its SCS #20 Sunday Celebration event with a ₹35 Lakh guarantee. The ₹11,000 buy-in tournament was a success with the final prize pool reaching a whopping ₹44,60,000 which crushed the advertised guarantee impressively. The event had a total of 446 entries which consisted of 218 unique players, 84 re-entries, and 144 re-buys. In the end, there were 39 players that made the money and the min-cash stood at ₹30,774. Poker pro Arsh Grover aka ‘BigggTymeR’ grabbed the title for ₹7,58,484 after he and player Avinash Kumar aka ‘avi098x’ made a deal on the final table. Kumar was the runner-up who took home ₹7,30,263 in prize money.
Next up was the SCS #22 Mid – Main Event which had a ₹15 Lakh guarantee. The tournament welcomed a massive total of 1,052 entries out of which 476 were unique players, 182 were re-entries, and 394 were re-buys. The event had a ₹1,650 buy-in which saw its initial guarantee being surpassed by a slim margin. The final prize pool was ₹15,78,000. The top 95 places were paid and the min-cash paid was ₹4,655. The tournament ended in a deal between Bhavyajeet Singh Rathore aka ‘brbhavya’ and mystery player ‘Mrprakash26.’ Rathore took home the title and ₹2,75,073 in prize money while ‘Mrprakash26’ was the runner-up for ₹2,11,896.
The day’s big SCS event was the high-value Mega Celebration Day 2 event with a ₹1 crore guarantee. The tournament had a ₹8,800 buy-in and had hosted flights before Day 2. Out of the many players that entered in the event only the last 180 players survived onto Day 2 of the tournament. Out of this 180, 143 were unique entries and 37 were re-entries. The tournament’s prize pool hit ₹1,03,92,000 which surpassed the initial guarantee. The top 175 places were paid and the min-cash stood at ₹15,899. The winner of the tournament was a mystery player ‘arjun2424’ who took home a whopping ₹18,61,207 in prize money. Sumit Sapra aka ‘Toin Coss’ was the runner-up and took home ₹10,96,356 in winnings.
Mega Suits on Adda52 is a Sunday night staple. The tournament had a ₹25 Lakh guarantee which was quickly surpassed. The final prize pool was recorded as ₹27,10,000. There were a total of 542 entries that participated in the event out of which 269 were unique players and 273 were re-entries. The ₹5,500 buy-in event ended with the top 55 places being paid. The min-cash distributed was ₹12,195. Vinay B aka ‘ContemporisT’ clinched the title and pocketed ₹5,19,121 in winnings. The runner-up was player Vinay Rajpal aka ‘vinay0902’ who had a payday of ₹4,11,190.
The Adda52 Millions tournament did not disappoint as it crushed its advertised guarantee of ₹25 Lakh. A final prize pool of ₹30,70,000 was generated. The tournament had a ₹11,000 buy-in and a total of 307 entries. From this 174 were registered players and 133 were re-entries. The event ended with the top 34 players finishing in the money and getting a min-cash of ₹21,490. The winning title was clinched by Rahul Singroha aka ‘qwerty3293’ who went home with a pay cheque of ₹7,67,500. The runner-up was FTS 3.0 Main Event winner Ankit Wadhawan aka ‘d00mtr00p3r’ who pocketed ₹4,65,105 in winnings.
The MoneyMaker on PokerBaazi was another tournament that got the poker crowd in a frenzy. The ₹1 crore guarantee event had an ₹11,000 buy-in. This event welcomed a total of 827 entries which consisted of 565 unique players and 307 re-entries. In the end, the top 108 places made the money and a min-cash of ₹17,000 was paid. WSOP bracelet winner Abhinav Iyer aka ‘griezmann’ was the MoneyMaker champion and walked home with ₹17,50,000 in his bankroll. Saransh Garg aka ‘saransh004’ was the runner-up for ₹12,26,000.
PokerStars hosted its Sunday Special tournament which had a ₹15 Lakh guarantee. The event welcomed 151 unique players and had 129 re-entries. This brought the total number of entries to 280. The ₹5,500 buy-in event ended with the top 31 players making the money. The min-cash stood at ₹7,375. Saurabh Rohila aka ‘saurabh21’ was the winner of the event and scored ₹1,37,550 in bounty money and took home ₹1,34,316 from the regular prize pool. The runner-up was Amit Kaushik aka ‘Stu Ungar 7694’ took home ₹53,027 in bounty money and ₹1,34,316 from the regular prize pool.
The Sunday Highroller on PokerStars had a ₹11,000 buy-in and a ₹10 Lakh guarantee. The tournament welcomed a total of 119 entries out of which 66 are unique players and 53 are re-entries. The tournament also surpassed its original prize pool and generated a final prize pool worth ₹11,90,000. The top 15 places were paid and the min-cash stood at ₹25,390. The event ended in a deal with Anurag Srivastava aka ‘GutshotHaiBro’ taking home the title spot and ₹2,60,831 in prize money. Player ‘akhil840@1995’ was the runner-up and took home ₹2,00,747 as winnings.
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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