Action has been fast and furious over the weekend with Manas Kalita taking home the Millionaire title on Spartan Poker and Jai Saha triumphing the PPL The MoneyMaker on PokerBaazi. Today morning, India’s poker pro ‘Mandovi’ triumphed Event #64, bringing the fourth bracelet to the country in World Series of Poker (WSOP) Online. With so much going on, let’s take a quick recap of Sunday night across the virtual felts of the country…
Spartan Poker’s UVS #34 The Millionaire Lite INR 35 Lakhs GTD was the talk of the virtual felts as the mega tourney pulled out pretty good field across three starting flights. A total of 396 players took their seat on Day 2 to claim the prestigious title. The site promised 1 million to the champion which belonged to Manas Kalita aka ‘Ravenclaws’ who emerged triumphant at 4:36 am. Kalita knocked out Avadh Shah aka ‘cateyes’ in heads-up. Min-cash of INR 4,200 was given out to the top 195 spots. Parikshit Dhall aka ‘zapdos1311’ finished in the third place followed by Vikranth Varma aka ‘borntrouble’ and Sathish Ananth aka ‘Jaqkten’ settled in the fifth position.
Spartan Poker‘s flagship tourney Sunday SuperStack INR 40 Lakhs GTD brought together 762 entries. In the end, it was a mystery player ‘veselka’ who rode past the field to clinch to the biggest share from the prize pool. Circuit reg Arjunn Agrawal aka ‘Arjunn Ag’ finished second place, pocketing the runner-up payout. Vishal Bajaj aka ‘CrownUpJr’ followed next to secure the third place payout. The top 71 spots were assured a min-cash.
The head turning event on PokerBaazi was PPL #59 The MoneyMaker INR 1 Crore GTD. The tourney recorded an enormous field of 1,241 entries, producing a guarantee-smashing INR 1.24 Crores in prize pool. The biggest champion of the day was Jai Saha aka ‘jksisme’ who prevailed to capture a whopping INR 20.85 Lakhs in first prize. Vikranth Varma aka ‘borntrouble’ finished second for INR 14.62 Lakhs. Kartik Ved aka ‘TheInternetKid’ earned INR 9.48 Lakhs for third place finish.
A total of 557 entries were registered in the PPL #60 SuperStack INR 30 Lakhs GTD this Sunday on PokerBaazi. The INR 5,500 buy-in event assured the top 72 players a min-cash of INR 9,300. Riding ahead of everyone was Anjali Kochhar aka ‘Smoothie12’ who topped the field to emerge as the ultimate champion and take home the winner’s paycheque of INR 5.67 Lakhs. Harsh Dembla aka ‘100crdream’ finished second, earning INR 3.98 Lakhs for his efforts.
One of the show-stopping events on Adda52 was AOPS Mega Suits INR 40 Lakhs GTD that kicked off last night. The event drew a field of 804 entries, creating INR 40.20 Lakhs in prize pool. It was Vikas Yadav aka ‘Vikas267’ who emerged triumphant for a massive INR 10.05 Lakhs payday. Yadav railed out circuit grinder Sriharsha Doddapaneni aka ‘Ivey2’ in heads-up. The latter captured INR 5.40 Lakhs in runner-up payout.
Accumulating INR 10.39 Lakhs in prize pool, Adda52‘s AOPS Monster Turbo INR 10 Lakhs GTD pulled in a strong field of 457 entries. After the dust had settled, Sagar Patnaik aka ‘passivity’ was the last man standing who shipped the tourney for INR 2.70 Lakhs in top prize. Patnaik outlasted Siddharth Mehndiratta aka ‘si151190’ in heads-up battle who clinched to the sealed INR 1.53 Lakh for finishing second.
PokerStars India hosted Sunday popular INR 18 Lakhs GTD Sunday Special PKO that registered 317 entries. Racing ahead of the rest was circuit popular Shravan Chhabria aka ‘lukBo$$13’ who banked the first place prize money of INR 1.59 Lakhs after striking a heads-up deal with Rajat Sharma aka ‘sharabikebabi’, the one who championed the Sunday Highroller (read below). The latter earned INR 1.65 Lakhs for runner-up finish.
Boasting INR 15 Lakhs GTD Sunday Highroller on PokerStars India, the event garnered 117 entries last night. The top 18 players finished in the money and site regular Rajat Sharma aka ‘sharabikebabi’ took home the biggest share from the prize pool after knocking out Ujjwal Narwal aka ‘CougarHunter69’ in heads-up. Sharma pocketed INR 3.27 Lakhs and Narwal secured INR 2.43 Lakhs. The champion also finished runner-up in Sunday Special PKO for INR 1.65 Lakhs.
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