Poker players took to the online felts to grind hard and make Sunday a productive one. Platforms like Spartan Poker, Adda52, PokerBaazi, PokerStars among others did not disappoint with their high-value tournaments. While Spartan Poker kick-started its popular event called The Millionaire Series, Adda52’s Sunday staples, Mega Suits and Adda52 Millions also drew impressive participation. PokerBaazi’s ₹1 Crore GTD Money Maker and PokerStars’ Sunday Special and Sunday Highroller were tournaments which had players slogging hard for the top titles. So, let’s have a look at the winners.
Adda52’s Mega Suits had a ₹25 Lakh guarantee which recorded 526 total entries out of which 281 were unique players and 245 were re-entries. The ₹5,500 buy-in tournament surpassed its original prize pool and generated a final amount of ₹26,30,000. The top 55 places were paid and the min-cash was ₹11,835. Taking home the title was WSOP bracelet winner Kartik Ved aka ‘Pegasus1505’ who shipped the event for ₹6,31,200. The runner-up was player Anant Chaudhary aka ‘antypanty’ who had a payday of ₹3,68,200.
The Adda52 Millions was a success as the ₹25 Lakh GTD event crushed its advertised guarantee. The final prize pool was ₹29,40,000. The ₹11,000 buy-in tournament had a total of 294 entries participating in the tournament. From this, 170 were registered players and 124 were re-entries. The players who made it to the top 30 spots were paid and the min-cash was ₹23,520. Aniket Waghmare aka ‘anteman’ clinched the title and pocketed a sweet ₹7,52,640 in prize money. Anuj Yadav aka ‘anuj25395’ cashed ₹4,48,350 in the runner-up position.
PokerStars’ Sunday Special event had a wonderful run. The tournament had a ₹5,500 buy-in and it surpassed the initial guarantee to record a final prize pool of ₹16,35,000. There were 180 player entries and 147 re-entries which brought the total to 327. Out of this, the top 34 players finished in the money and the min-cash stood at ₹6,842. Atishay Samuel aka ‘momstacos’ grabbed the title spot and cashed ₹1,36,450 in bounty money and ₹1,35,165 from the regular prize pool. Suresh Kolli aka ‘Wabi-Sabi’ was the runner-up and scored ₹15,957 as bounty money and ₹1,35,165 from the regular prize pool.
The Sunday Highroller on PokerStars did not disappoint as it recorded a total of 118 entries which were made up of 68 entries and 50 re-entries. The tournament had a buy-in worth ₹11,000 and it surpassed the advertised guarantee. The final prize pool was ₹11,80,000. Players who finished in the top 15 places made the money. The min-cash was ₹25,176. The event ended in a deal between Ritwik Khanna aka ‘Fisherman1997’ and Myron Pereira aka ‘khAAbib.’ Khanna added ₹2,20,419 to his bankroll and Pereira took a pay cheque of ₹2,37,279.
PokerBaazi hosted its Money Maker tournament which offered a whopping ₹1 Crore in guarantee. The event had a ₹11,000 buy-in and a total of 932 entries in which 491 were entries and 441 were re-entries. The tournament paid the top 108 places and the min-cash was ₹17,000. The tournament ended in a deal between Sahil Nair aka ‘you3bi4b’ and Manmeet Oberai aka ‘manmeet07.’ The title winner had a payday of ₹14,79,000 while the runner-up added ₹14,97,000 to his bankroll.
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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