The action-packed Two of a Kind (2.o.K) was hosted last night on Spartan Poker. Since it was the first Sunday of the month, the tournament figured as one of the offerings of the platform. The tournament, for a buy-in of INR 5,500, attracted a total of 868 entries (including 174 re-entries and 368 re-buys), an overwhelming number indeed.
Some tough action was ensured, since the tournament guarantees INR 15 Lakhs each to the top 2 players, offering a good return for the buy-in amount. Winning the tournament after a grind which lasted over 9 hours (6 pm to 3.18 am) was Sriharsha Doddapaneni aka ‘GTOsucks’ and ‘iwillbluff’.
Doddapaneni impressively even finished on the top of Destiny 8.0 SNG Finale that was hosted yesterday, earning the INR 10 Lakhs Europe package, though the 2.o.K win one ups that. He also recently finished 26th in EPT Sochi Main Event for ~INR 8.4 Lakhs. Doddapaneni sits with over $100k live cashes accumulated till now. He easily is one of Indian poker’s foremost players and his record proves it, especially lately.
The 3-handed saw a clash of the heavyweights. Doddapaneni was pitted against India’s first WSOP bracelet winner Aditya Sushant and ‘iwillbluff’. In the last hand of the game, ‘iwillbluff’ folded which is a good tactic in these types of events where the final 3 is reached. Sushant with Fours raised all-in before the flop and received Doddapaneni’s call with Qc Ad. The board revealed 9s 2c Ts Qh Qd and Doddapaneni matched Queens, making trips and beating Sushant’s two-pair.
The field, studded with top pros and talents, included Anish Patra aka ‘Illusionist’ (14th – INR 42,592), Bunty Batra aka ‘hitesh bhai’ (22nd – INR 26,620), Chandan Arora aka ‘Dark fish’ (23rd – INR 26,620), Anirban Das aka ‘pokernoob’ (39th – INR 18,634), Eka Vedantham aka ‘gettingthere’ (40th – INR 18,634), one of Destiny 8.0 finalists Nitin Arora aka ‘0HUMAN0’ (41st – INR 15,972), Goonjan Mall aka ‘gmtesting’ (54th – INR 13,310), Siddharth Karia aka ‘schemer77’ (57th – INR 13,310), and others.
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