Players crowded the virtual felts as brands like Adda52, PokerStars, and PokerBaazi offered massive prize pools for their marquee tournaments on Friday night. With these high-value tournaments crushing their advertised guarantees and pros clinching top titles, the night was an incredible success. Here’s a full recap of last night’s action.
The Ballers event has always been a well-loved tournament on Adda52. The event had a buy-in of ₹7,500 and was flocked with a total of 410 entries. The final prize pool was ₹28,08,501 which crushed the initial guarantee. Players who reached the top 43 spots made the money and the min-cash paid was ₹15,447.
The tournament ended in a deal between India Online Poker Championship (IOPC) Blaze of Glory winner Harshad Barve aka ‘Laiibhari’ and Rahul Mech aka ‘lucky_bastered.’ Barve had a payday of ₹5,80,603. Mech took home ₹5,37,180 in prize money.
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PokerStars’ Winter Series continued to draw in players. The event had a ₹16,500 buy-in and a total of 151 entries. The original guarantee was quickly surpassed and the final prize pool was recorded as ₹22,65,000. The top 23 places were paid and the min-cash stood at ₹29,260.
Sitting on the top spot was Kunal Yadav aka ‘kunnotaguero’ who shipped the tournament and took home a pay cheque of ₹4,71,865. The runner-up was poker veteran Rajat Sharma aka ‘sharabikebabi’ who walked away with ₹3,56,011 in his pockets.
PokerBaazi’s The Weekly Highroller witnessed its initial guarantee getting crushed by a huge margin. The final prize pool generated was ₹23 Lakh. 230 entries participated in this ₹11,000 buy-in tournament that led to the advertised guarantee getting crushed. The top 27 players made the money and took a share from the prize pool. The min-cash stood at ₹19,090.
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Emerging victorious was IOPC January 2021 Millionaire United winner Siddhanth Kripalani aka ‘ender’ who took home the lion’s share worth ₹5,41,000 from the prize pool. The runner-up was a mystery player called ‘vanillacice21’ who pocketed ₹3,80,000 in tournament 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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