Mega Freeze is one of the popular feature tournaments on The Spartan Poker. This is the only feature tournament of the week that is played in the Freezeout format, where once you bust there’s no coming back. Freezeout tournaments are popular because the skill factor is tested more and shoving in stacks at the start of the tournament is not seen as much.
Last night’s Mega Freeze INR 6 Lakhs GTD had attracted a field of 135 entries, each putting in the buy-in of INR 5,500. The guarantee was surpassed, and the created prize pool was INR 6,75,000. The tournament had paid top 20 places.
After a long grind of over 5 hours, which began at 7.30 pm and ended today at 12.45 am, the winner to emerge was Karan Kapur aka ‘karankapur’. He took home INR 1,17,790 beating the 135 entries as 1st place prize money after a 4-way deal that happened between on the Final Table.
Known online grinder Pranay Chawla aka ‘setmeup’, who had also won the #18 event in Jan’s IOPC, bagged the 2nd biggest cash prize of INR 1,11,820. Sagar Choudhury aka ‘Strangeplay’ filled the 3rd position for INR 88,724 and ‘Crimemastergogo’ rounded the top 4 for INR 88,192. Although the 3 other players didn’t bag the Mega Freeze title, their cash prizes are similar and wouldn’t be dissatisfied with the deal.
Coming to the champion, Kapur is a Delhi-based poker enthusiast who was introduced to the game by his college friends back in 2017. He is just 22 and this win comes at a time when his potential to grow is enormous, which is a great boon to him.
We had spoken to him when he made good use of Spartan’s Rewards Plus program earlier this month and had good things to say about it. He had even won an iPhone XS on Spartan before, winning SSS DareDevil back in October 2018. With this Mega Freeze win, he has deepened his roots in the community, and it wouldn’t surprise us if he wins some more titles moving on.
Ashish Kaushik aka ‘mmonas’ finished 8th in the Mega Freeze for INR 20,925, coming from winning the Big Daddy for INR 1 Lakh on Sunday. One of the Destiny 7.0 finalists, ‘Beast45’ also finished in the money at 10th for INR 13,500. Kartik Ved aka ‘TheInternetKid’ finished 15th for INR 10,800. Goonjan Mall aka ‘gmtesting’ rounded up top 20 taking home INR 9,045.
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