‘Megamindd71’ emerged victorious in the first ever Big Daddy tournament at The Spartan Poker last night. A super value offering to players, this tournament has a INR 550 buy-in with a INR 5 Lakhs guaranteed prizepool. What makes this a true value proposition is that the winner will additionally be awarded with a free travel package to play live poker in Goa! This package worth INR 30,000 features a 2 night hotel stay and a Free entry to the newly opened Big Daddy Casino anchored on the Mandovi River in Panjim, Goa. Remember this is a weekly tournament so there is every chance that one can win this package plenty of times in the year and head to India’s favourite beach destination.
Coming back to the winner, ‘Megamindd71’ outlasted 893 entries to claim the first-place prize of INR 96,500 and the Goa package. The winner defeated Mithun ‘ThePokeRaja’ Kookkiri in the heads-up battle. Kookkiri got INR 60,800 for his runner-up finish. The win for ‘Megamindd71’ came in Level 42 with blinds 30,000-60,000-6,000. Both heads-up players made a pre-flop shove to see the board with ‘Megamindd71’ holding Js Ks against ThePokerRaja’s 5d 7h. The final board of the tournament saw Qs 9d Jh 2h Qd dealt in the middle giving two pairs Queens and Jacks to the eventual winner and the title.
Speaking about the new casino, in recent breaking news on Gutshot, it was reported that the India Poker Championship (IPC) team has taken over the operations at the Big Daddy casino’s poker room. The same team is behind The Spartan Poker and hence this tournament looks to be the result of this new association. While the current ship is the rebranded former Maharaja Casino, a new bigger ship is expected to take its place in the coming weeks. Regardless of when that happens, the Big Daddy tournament will continue to allow players to get a chance to combine online and live poker into one very convenient and fun package.
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