It was indeed an intriguing Monday night on the virtual poker felts. With exciting tournaments happening, Monday surely didn’t feel like a low-key night. The big names took a back-seat as the anonymous players took center stage and kept Monday blues at bay. Here’s what the night had on offer:
Spartan Poker’s The Big Deal tournament surely kept Monday blues at bay. The biggest tournament of the night featured a massive prize pool of ₹30 Lakh. The ₹22,000 buy-in tournament attracted 140 entries who battled it out to win top spots. The top 13 places were paid a min-cash of ₹61,500.
Kushagra Mehta aka ‘TheUnconventional’ was the biggest winner of the night, who added ₹7,87,500 to his bankroll. Ghanshyam Tripathi aka ‘Tiger10’ secured the runner-up spot and cashed ₹5,25,000, while mystery player ‘virenderkris’ bagged ₹3,64,500 in prize money at the third place.
Ronuk Lekhraj (4th, ₹2,86,500), Rajeev Kumar (5th, ₹2,31,000), Manish Gandhi (6th, ₹1,80,000), Vivek Singh (7th, ₹1,42,500), Siddarth Singhvi (9th, ₹84,000) and Ashish Munot (12th, ₹61,500) made it in the money.
Players who got busted early included WSOP bracelet winners Kartik Ved (17th) and Abhinav Iyer (19th), Meet Jariwala (22nd), Abhishek Garg (23rd), Manish Lakhotia (27th), Ankit Wadhawan (30th), Anirban Das (31st), Kanchan Sharma (33rd), Vishal Bajaj (34th), Dhaval Mudgal (45th), Arjanveer Singh Chadha (46th), and Vikranth Varma (67th).
Spartan Poker’s ReCharge was just the kind of tournament that players needed to recharge themselves at the start of the week. The ₹9.50 Lakh tournament witnessed 434 entries battling for the top spots. The top 39 places were paid a min-cash of ₹6,555.
Mystery player ‘DANIELDURR’ shipped the ReCharge and cashed ₹1,61,605 in prize money. Jyoti Ranjan Nayak aka ‘joey114114’ was the runner-up, who took home ₹1,55,504 in prize money. Another mystery player ‘SoJaoBhaiya’ grabbed the highest five figure prize money of ₹92,625 at the third spot.
Ronuk Lekhraj (8th, ₹23,940), who also finished fourth at The Big Deal added total earnings of ₹3,10,440 to his bankroll, Anirban Das (15th, ₹13,110), Utkarsh Vaish (18th, ₹10,260), Manish Lakhotia (22nd, ₹9,310), Ashish Nailwal (31st, ₹7,410) and Ghanshyam Tripathi (32nd, ₹6,555) made it in the money.
Aman Parakh (43rd), Siddhanth Kripalani (44th), Arjanveer Singh Chadha (45th), Vishal Bajaj (53rd), Mohit Mehta (54th), Vishnu Khandelwal (66th), Peter Nazareth (74th), Yohan Patel (85th) and Ajit Singh Arora got busted without making any money.
As the name suggests, PokerBaazi’s The Big Show put up a big and interesting show. The final prize pool crushed the initial guarantee of ₹7.5 Lakh and scaled up to ₹10.98 Lakh. The hefty prize pool attracted 439 entries and the top 54 places were paid a min-cash of ₹5,048.
Anonymous player ‘Vinuggurikar’ won The Big Show adding an impressive sum of ₹2.21 Lakh to his bankroll. Mystery players ‘macchi’ and ‘cowboy2710’ finished second and third spots and walked away with ₹1.55 Lakh and ₹99.430 respectively.
Millionaire Legends and Mastermind winner, Aniket Waghmare (15th, ₹13,170), Ankit Saxena (23rd, ₹8,889), Anubhav Ray (30th, ₹6,804), Shashank Choudhary (31st, ₹6,804), Prince Singh (35th, ₹6,804), Vikranth Varma (39th, ₹5,926), Manish Lakhotia (40th, ₹5,926), Sagar Choudhury (42nd, ₹5,926) and Aman Parakh (46th, ₹5,048) managed to grab some cash in this tourney.
Our June 2021 e-magazine cover star, Siddhanth Kapoor, busted at the 59th spot. Mohit Mehta (68th), Tanay Hegde (72nd), Mukesh Ahuja (95th) and Shashank Desai (118th) were among the players who left the table empty-handed.
Battle Royale on PokerStars was a battle till the end, until the top two players finally decided to settle for a deal. The ₹6 Lakh tourney witnessed 182 entries slogging it out. However, only the top 20 places made it in the money and grabbed the min-cash of ₹5,820.
Anonymous ‘iveynotivy’ and ‘raghav1990’ settled for a deal after hours of hardcore grinding. Both the players walked away with ₹65,703 each. At the third spot ‘getsetgo666’ cashed ₹44,324 in prize money.
Harsh Dembla (11th, ₹9,608) and Manish Lakhotia (19th, ₹5,802) were two notable names who made it in the top 20 places. Anirban Das (22nd), Bharath Kumar (44th), IOPC January 2020 Millionaire Main Event winner, Anurag Srivastava (54th) were among those players who failed to earn even a dime.
Adda52’s Iron Man was an exciting and action-packed affair. The final prize pool of the tournament stood at ₹8 Lakh and the top 38 places from the 351 entries were paid a min-cash of ₹4,800.
‘DangerDaddy’ won the Iron Man tournament and grabbed ₹1,88,197 in prize money. Atishay Samuel aka ‘pokergod56’ finished at the runner-up spot and cashed ₹1,33,003. Pradip Ghosh aka ‘Nit2Donk’ claimed the third position for ₹88,000.
Armaan Kochhar (14th, ₹8,800), Shashank Desai (20th, ₹6,400), Karann Dembla (21st, ₹6,400), Aman Parakh (33rd, ₹4,800) and WSOP bracelet winner, Kartik Ved (34th, ₹4800) made some money in this tournament.
Amarylisa Gonsalves is a Content Writer at Gutshot Magazine. Advancing from a marketing background, she found her calling in writing. She takes delight in exploring genres and is a curious learner. Patient and ambivert, she believes in letting her work speak for itself. Apart from content writing, she finds solace in writing poetry by manifesting herself through words. Additionally, she adores indulging in travelling, drawing and DIY crafts.
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