The fourth edition of Pocket52’s Pocket Poker Championship (PPC) began on 20th June 2022 and promised players a whopping ₹1.3+ Crore in guarantee. The online felts of Pocket52 welcomed hundreds of players who were all eager, ready to grind, and win big. Day 1 of the series saw players participating in the Pocket Queens ₹5 Lakh GTD tournament and the ₹25 Lakh GTD Bracelet event. Here’s a full lowdown of last night’s action.
The first tournament of the day was the Aurora with its ₹1.5 Lakh guarantee. The event welcomed a total of 211 entries which was made up of 122 unique entries and 89 re-entries. The ₹880 buy-in tournament was a success as it surpassed its initial guarantee and generated ₹1,68,800 as final prize pool. The top 30 places were paid. The winner of the event took home ₹33,760 in prize money while the runner-up was ‘vivekthakur’ who walked away with ₹24,054 in his bankroll.
The Solstice tournament was the next one in line. The event had an advertised guarantee of ₹1 Lakh. The ₹660 buy-in event witnessed a total of 254 entries battle it out on the online felts. Out of these, 127 were unique players and 127 were re-entries. The guarantee was surpassed and the final prize pool was ₹1,52,400. Players who made it to the top 38 places took home a piece of this prize pool. The winner had a payday of ₹28,194 and the runner-up walked away with ₹19,812. Pocket52 player ‘123shree’ finished 5th for ₹7,620.
The Bracelet event is the Main Event of the series and the Day 1A starting flight was held yesterday. The buy-in of this flight was ₹3,300. Out of the total entries that played in the event it was player ‘Punsaajat1999’ who bagged and tagged his way to Day 2 with a leading stack of 225,251 chips. Player ‘pokersage’ had the second highest chip stack of 195,952.
The biggest tournament of the day was the ₹5 Lakh GTD Pocket Queens event which had a buy-in of ₹2,200. The event had a total of 242 entries, which were made of 152 unique players and 90 entries. In the end, the top 34 players made the money. It was ‘84##.757##_1424’ who shipped the event and walked away with ₹95,500 in prize money. The runner-up was ‘Jester’ who had a payday of ₹70,000. Pocket52 player ‘Monu12121’ finished 3rd for ₹45,000 while ‘SordyKrdbutworse’ finished 7th place for ₹15,000.
The Sunburn event had a buy-in of ₹1,250 and the tourney also surpassed its original guarantee of ₹2 Lakh. The final prize pool generated was ₹2,36,250. A total of 210 entries participated in the event which was made up of 126 unique players and 84 re-entries. The top 30 places in the event were paid. The winner of the tournament added ₹47,754 to his bankroll and the runner-up was Pocket52 player ‘user1654113800’ who went home with ₹34,024 in prize money. Player ‘lucky2Blucky’ finished in 3rd for ₹23,877.
The Halos event had an advertised guarantee of ₹75,000 which was promptly crushed. A final prize pool of ₹1,07,500 was generated. The ₹550 buy-in event welcomed 215 total entries, out of which 134 were unique players and 84 were re-entries. The top 34 places were paid. The winner took home ₹20,532 in prize money while the runner-up walked away with ₹15,050. Pocket52 player ‘ROCKFORD’ finished 4th for ₹7,525 while ‘Saban7’finsihed finished 7th for ₹3,225. The eight place was taken by ‘Ghosh69’ who took home ₹3,225 in prize money.
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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