With the year-end looming closer, the excitement only doubled up as players brought in their A-game to the virtual felts. The weekend tournaments were packed as poker players flocked to multiple high-value tournaments running on platforms like Spartan Poker, PokerStars, Adda52, and PokerBaazi. Many pro players made the money and were consistent with their performance through the night. Here’s a full lowdown of last night’s action.
This Sunday, Spartan Poker held its Sunday Superstack tournament which had an advertised guarantee of ₹30 Lakh. The ₹11,000 buy-in tournament welcomed a total of 330 entries. The initial guarantee was crushed and the final prize pool stood at ₹33 Lakh. The top 31 places were paid, and the min-cash stood at ₹29,040. The tournament ended in a deal between Nitin Arora aka ‘Demogorgon’ and Destiny winner Harsh Dembla aka ‘aaja maal phuka.’ They both took home ₹5,89,043 and ₹5,78,827 in prize money, respectively.
PokerStars’ Sunday Special tournament had 255 entries slogging hard for the title spot. The ₹5,500 buy-in event saw the top 27 places getting paid. The min-cash stood at ₹9,196. The title was shipped by FTS 3.0 Main Event winner Ankit Wadhawan aka ‘b00mtr00p3r’ who had a payday of ₹3,41,503. In the runner-up position was player ‘rasik1307’ who took home ₹1,64,472 in winnings.
Among players who made the money were Deepankur Gupta (3rd, ₹1,13,731), Suresh Kolli (5th, ₹91,382), Ram Kakkar (7th, ₹52,913), Punya Behera (9th, ₹35,628), Ashish Kumar (10th, ₹35,787), Amit Kaushik (17th, ₹26,450), Rishab Malik (19th, ₹10,874), and Spartan Poker’s Sunday Superstack winner Nitin Arora (25th, ₹14,196).
The Sunday Highroller on PokerStars had a total of 99 entries battling it out for the top spot. The buy-in of the event was ₹11,000 and the top 11 players finished in the money. The min-cash paid was ₹29,464. Gaurav Sood aka ‘3betPanda’ shipped the tournament and pocketed ₹2,38,966 in prize money. PokerStars’ Bounty Builder winner Bharat Vasan aka ‘MojoJojo2193’was the runner-up and took home ₹1,83,733.
Players who finished in the money were Shagun Jain (3rd, ₹1,41,267), Rishab Malik (4th, ₹1,08,615), FTS 3.0 ME winner Ankit Wadhawan (5th, ₹83,511), Sanish Chhabra (6th, ₹64,209), Sanat Mehrotra (7th, ₹49,368), India Online Poker Championship (IOPC) July 2021 leaderboard topper Anuj Yadav (9th, ₹33,442), and Manish Lakhotia (11th, ₹29,464).
Adda52’s New Year Carnival kick-started yesterday with the Carousel tournament attracting a total of 397 entries. The advertised guarantee was ₹17.5 Lakh which was quickly surpassed. The final prize pool generated was ₹18,04,367. The event had a buy-in worth ₹4,999. The top 43 players finished in the money and the min-cash given was ₹9,924. Shipping the tournament was player Shagun Jain aka ‘sogani94’ who went home with ₹4,47,483 in prize money. In the runner-up position was player Jasven Saigal aka ‘bajateraho’ who walked away with ₹2,70,655.
Others who finished in the money were Devrat Singh (3rd, ₹1,89,458), Ashish Kumar (4th, ₹1,44,349), Anant Purohit (5th, ₹93,827), Ashit Sharma (12th, ₹22,555), Ankit Wadhawan (17th, ₹18,044), Goonjan Mall (21st, ₹15,337), Chandan Arora (22nd, ₹13,533), Sahil Mahboobani (24th, ₹13,533), Amit Kaushik (25th, ₹13,533), Siddhanth Kripalani (34th, ₹11,728), Nitesh Katiyar (41st, ₹9,924), and Vinay Rajpal (43rd, ₹9,924).
Taking its players for another thrilling ride, the Roller Coaster tournament on Adda52 had an advertised guarantee of ₹20 Lakh which was surpassed. The final prize pool stood at ₹21,40,000. The tournament had a total of 214 entries and the top 21 players made it in the money. The min-cash was ₹19,260. IOPC January 2021 winner Laksh Pal Singh aka ‘BoomTilt23’ shipped the tournament for ₹5,94,920. Player Chidambar Prasad aka ‘Chidu’ was the runner-up and went home with ₹3,47,750 in prize money.
Online regs who made it to the top 21 places were Arjanveer Singh Chadha (4th, ₹1,92,600), Adda52’s Game Ambassador Kunal Patni (5th, ₹1,33,750), Chandan Arora (6th, ₹92,020), Sam Anand (7th, ₹75,970), Jyoti Ranjan (9th, ₹48,150), Vishal Bajaj (13th, ₹34,240), Gaurav Sood (14th, ₹26,750), Ujjwal Narwal (19th, ₹19,260), Manish Lakhotia (20th, ₹19,260), and Sanat Mehrotra (21st, ₹19,260).
PokerBaazi’s BSS SuperStack had a guarantee of ₹20 Lakh guarantee and 390 total entries participated in the event. In the end, the top 45 places were paid in the ₹5,500 buy-in tournament. The min-cash given stood at ₹11,200. Ghanshyam Tripathi aka ‘bencb789’ shipped the tournament and added ₹4,20,000 to his bankroll. In the runner-up position, Yash Chitre aka ‘Riraizer’ grabbed ₹2,94,000 in prize money.
Others who made the money were Kanav Parwal (3rd, ₹1,89,000), IOPC January 2020 The Millionaire Main Event winner Anurag Srivastava (6th, ₹84,000), Mohammad Azhar (7th, ₹70,000), Mithun Mahesh (10th, ₹30,600), Vinay B (15th, ₹25,000), Vinayak Bajaj (18th, ₹21,400), Harsh Dembla (25th, ₹14,800), Shashank Jain (28th, ₹13,000), Anmol Mehta (29th, ₹13,000), PokerStars’ Sunday Highroller runner-up Bharat Vasan (41st, ₹11,200), and India Poker Championship 2020 winner Rubin Labroo (45th, ₹11,200).
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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