It was a star-studded night as most high-value poker tournaments were shipped by celebrity poker players. Kanchan Sharma, Punya Behera, Vaibhav Sharma, and India Online Poker Championship (IOPC) January 2021 Main Event winner Laksh Pal Singh walked away with titles and thick bankrolls. Keep reading to know more about all the action that went down yesterday.
Adda52 hosted its staple ₹5,500 buy-in Godfather tournament yesterday. This event had 467 entries in total and top 49 players made it in the money. A min-cash of ₹13,750 was paid. The event was shipped by Vaibhav Sharma aka ‘alienrobot’ who took home ₹5,23,512 in prize money. The runner-up was Harsh Dembla aka ‘BuddhaBhikari’ who received a pay cheque of ₹4,51,488.
If you are a regular on PokerStars, you would know that Highrollers are hosted quite frequently on this platform. Yesterday, the ₹7,700 buy-in Highroller was hosted which had 137 entries in total. The top 17 players took a slice from the prize pool. A min-cash of ₹16,515 was paid. The event was a deal between IOPC January 2021 champion Laksh Pal Singh aka ‘BOOMTilt23’ and well-known grinder and popular player Sahil Mahboobani aka ‘inaboobham.’ Singh cashed ₹1,90,428 while Mahboobani took home ₹1,82,521 in prize money.
Last night, the biggest event was the ₹22,000 buy-in APT Championship event. The tournament on PokerBaazi had 285 entries in total and the top 36 players made it in the money. The min-cash stood at ₹38,760. The advertised guarantee of this event was crushed and the final prize pool stood at a whopping ₹57 Lakh. The event was a deal between Punya Behera aka ‘madhumangal’ and Karan Radia aka ‘Apocalypto.’ Behera took home ₹10,45,000 while Radia cashed ₹10,98,000.
APT #26 DST was a ₹3,300 buy-in event. The tournament on PokerBaazi had 615 entries in total. The top 72 players made it in the money; ₹5,720 was the min-cash paid. The advertised guarantee of this event was crushed and the final prize pool stood at ₹18,45,000. Kanchan Sharma aka ‘Kanchansharma’ shipped the tournament, who took home ₹3,49,000 in prize money. IPC January 2020 champion Rubin Labroo aka ‘kornkid’ was the runner-up who cashed ₹2,44,000 in prize money.
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