The beginning of the weekend saw some high-energy action on the online felts. Poker players were blazing through the scene with an enthusiastic fervor. From newbies to the pros, poker platforms were packed with players who wanted to be a part of the Friday night action. While many carried on playing into the wee hours of the morning, only a few emerged victorious. Here’s the full scoop on last night’s high-octane action.
The show was certainly on at Spartan Poker with players flocking to play The Elite tournament. The event welcomed a total of 434 entries and had a buy-in of ₹11,000. It crushed the advertised guarantee and recorded the final prize as ₹43.4 Lakh. The top 39 players got a taste of the sweet prize pool and took home a min-cash of ₹29,946.
Poker pro Abhishek Gubba aka ‘PoeticInjustice’ shipped the tournament and added ₹8,70,170 to his bankroll. Mystery player ‘sewadari’ was the runner up and walked away with ₹5,78,522 as prize money.
Total Entries: 434
Prize Pool: ₹43,40,000
Places Paid: 39
Adda52 drew players with The Ballers tournament, which are a Friday night staple. The ₹7,500 event welcomed a total of 419 entries, most of which were well-known pros in the poker circuit. Owing to the huge turnout, the original prize pool was crushed by ₹6.2 Lakh which meant the final prize pool was recorded as ₹28.7 Lakh. The top 43 pla took a bite of this big prize pool and were paid a min-cash of ₹15,786.
Emerging into the spotlight once again was multiple IOPC title winner Aniket Waghmare aka ‘anteman.’ Waghmare clinched the top spot in the tournament and pocketed ₹7,11,797 as his prize money. Mystery player ‘GigaaBet’ was the event runner up and took home ₹4,30,523 in winnings. Other well-known poker pros like Arsh Grover, Goonjan Mall, and Yudhishter Jaswal also made the money.
Total Entries: 419
Prize Pool: ₹28,70,152
Places Paid: 43
As always, PokerBaazi’s The Weekly Highroller gave players an exciting time as it completely crushed its original guarantee by a whopping ₹8.9 Lakh! This was due to the 209 total entries that paid a buy-in of ₹11,000 to play in the tourney. The top 24 places were paid a min-cash of ₹20,060 and it was Dhinesh Kumar aka ‘dhineshrocky007’ that won the title spot. Kumar took home ₹5,05,000 in winnings after beating online reg and pro player Gaurav Sood aka ‘gaug17’ who took home ₹3,54,000 as prize money.
Total Entries: 209
Prize Pool: ₹20,90,000
Places Paid: 24
Spartan Poker’s Futuristic tournament was one-way players kick-started their weekend heavy grind. Since its introduction into the poker platform, the tournament has become among the various events players look forward to. This Friday, the ₹880 buy-in event was jam packed with a total of 1,407 entries. The initial guarantee was surpassed with the final prize pool being ₹11.6 Lakh. Players who made it to the top 143 places made the money and earned a min-cash of ₹2,173. Popular poker player Anirban Das aka ‘pokernoob’ shipped the title and bagged ₹2,15,176 as his prize money. Kapil Arora aka ‘042-237-575-86’ came in second and received ₹1,30,438 in winnings.
Total Entries: 1,407
Prize Pool: ₹11,68,800
Places Paid: 143
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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