Sundays are one of the highly anticipated days as poker players await high-value tournaments. The usual tourneys on Spartan Poker, highrollers and Main Events on Adda52 took place yesterday. PokerBaazi’s National Poker Series has successfully hosted more than 90 tournaments already.
Mohammad Azhar steals the show on Sunday as he shipped the NPS Main Event and cashed an extraordinary ₹50,13,000 in prize money.
Goonjan Mall plays tournaments on Sunday and often ends up shipping them. Yesterday Mall shipped the Nano Highroller on Adda52. The usual online regs also had an eventful day as Rohan Bhasin shipped The Millionaire, WSOP bracelet winner Kartik Ved among others. Bajaj’s had a great day as Vinayak Bajaj nailed on Adda52’s Nano Main Event while Vivek Bajaj shipped PokerBaazi’s Golden Rush tourney.
The Money Heist tournament on Spartan Poker is a staple event that takes place every Sunday. Last week, this tourney was shipped by Anish Arora and it was a mystery player ‘TheRealG’ who shipped the tournament and cashed ₹1,73,700. This anonymous player was followed by Atishay Samuel aka ‘momstacos’ who took home ₹1,09,440 in prize money.
The tournament had 794 entries in total and the top 71 players were paid a min-cash of ₹3,420. The final table of this ₹1,200 buy-in tournament had Final Table Series (FTS) 2.0 Main Event winner Siddharth Karia (4th, ₹61,740), Amrita Sethi (6th, ₹37,890), Lakshya with three bullets (7th, ₹28,530), Kshitij Kucheria (8th, ₹19,890) among others.
Other players who made it in the money were Sumit Advani (10th, ₹13,050), Shashank Desai (14th, ₹9,720), Guruprasad Gupta (14th, ₹9,720), Sneha Moondra Heda (19th, ₹7,740), Siddharth Pandey (21st, ₹6,840) among other players.
The ₹11,000 buy-in tournament on Spartan Poker had 396 entries in total. Guneet Kwatra aka ‘GeeKay’ with two bullets shipped the tournament and won ₹8,02,000 in prize money. Kwatra was followed by poker pro Dhaval Mudgal aka ‘ElegantlyWasted’ who took home ₹5,33,200 in prize money. The second runner-up was India Online Poker Championship (IOPC) January 2021 veteran Arjanveer Singh Chadha who fired three bullets and cashed ₹3,90,000 in prize money.
The top 39 players were paid a min-cash of ₹27,600.
This Millionaire Day 2 tournament was a ₹1 crore guarantee tournament that was shipped by Rohan Bhasin aka ‘The Sightseer’ who cashed ₹17,05,554. The runner-up of this tournament was Sahil Mahboobani aka ‘Captain Falcon’ who took home ₹9,47,419 in prize money.
This tournament on Spartan Poker had 273 entries in total and the top 271 players were paid a min-cash of ₹9,814. Though the advertised guarantee was a whopping ₹1 crore the final prize pool stood at ₹1,00,15,000.
Players Nadeem Basha (4th, ₹4,77,715), Kanchan Sharma (5th, ₹3,85,477), Avneesh Munjal (6th, ₹3,08,462), Kunal Patni with two bullets (7th, ₹2,35,853), Anmol Mehta (8th, ₹1,66,349) were the players on the final table.
The Colossus tournament on Adda52 was shipped by World Series of Poker bracelet winner Kartik Ved aka ‘Pegasus1505’ who cashed a massive ₹20,67,930 in prize money. Vivek Singh aka ‘Vivek94540’ was the runner-up who cashed ₹13,77,223. The second runner-up in this tournament was Poker Bootcamp India’s co-founder, Abhishek Goindi aka ‘pomfret1989’ who took home ₹9,17,218.
The Colossus tournament had 114 entries in total and the top 11 players were paid a min-cash of ₹2,13,889. The top 11 players in this tournament were Yudhishter Jaswal (4th, ₹6,10,859), Tarun Goyal (5th, ₹4,06,827), Sanat Mehrotra (6th, ₹3,57,738), Sreekanth Narayan (7th, ₹3,14,573), Kavish Kukreja (8th, ₹2,76,616), Anirban Das (9th, ₹2,43,239), Srihari Bang (10th, ₹2,13,889) and Abhishek Garg (11th, ₹2,13,889).
The Nano Main Event Finale on Adda52 had 191 entries. The Finale ended in a deal between Vinayak Bajaj aka ‘bhai_on_mary_jane’ and Karann Dembla aka ‘ICMsucks. Bajaj took home ₹4,55,585 while Dembla made ₹4,21,665 in prize money. The top 103 players were paid a min-cash of ₹5,750.
The Nano Highroller tournament on Adda52 had 494 entries in total. Poker pro Goonjan Mall aka ‘gmtesting’ shipped this tournament and won ₹3,19,329 in prize money. Mall is known for shipping high-value tournaments. We featured Goonjan Mall in our Unheard Series wherein he spoke about how he opened up to his family, how he started playing poker, and more.
Mall was followed by Akshay Asawa aka ‘Powershell’ who cashed ₹2,34,067. Asawa was followed by poker pro Gaurav Sood aka ‘gauravarod’ who took home ₹2,12,500. Sood featured on the cover of Gutshot’s January 2021 edition of e-magazine.
The top 53 players were paid a min-cash of ₹10,800 in this ₹3,000 buy-in tournament.
The poker pro who has been making headlines for the past few weeks has shipped yet another tournament. Kanchan Sharma aka ‘thandicoke’ won ₹4,23,174 in prize money. Sharma was followed by Bharat Vasan aka ‘rungooserun’ who took home ₹3,72,826.
The ₹4,400 buy-in tournament had 403 entries in total. The top 43 players were paid a min-cash of ₹11,000.
The Sunday Special Progressive KO bounty tournament was a deal between ‘sumit1386’ and Ayush Garg aka ‘Kyanaamrakhu.’ Both the players received ₹1,33,896 in prize money for this ₹5,500 buy-in tournament. The tournament attracted 281 entries in total. The top 31 players were paid a min-cash of ₹7,352.
The National Poker Series is going full steam as more than 90 tournaments were hosted so far. The Slam Dunk tournament had 868 entries in total. This event ended as a deal between two anonymous players ‘dipankar29’ and ‘macchi’. While the ‘dipankar29’ won ₹2,92,000 in prize money, ‘macchi’ cashed a hefty ₹3,54,000.
NPS ₹91 Sunday Marathon tournament was a ₹30 Lakh tournament but the initial guarantee was crushed and a bigger prize pool of ₹45,25,000 was formed. The winner of this tournament was poker pro Vishnu Khandelwal aka ‘violator’ who made ₹7,92,000 in prize money.
Khandelwal was followed by Rohit Jinwal aka ‘Executioner00’ who cashed ₹5,55,000. The tournament had 905 entries in total and the top 108 players were paid a min-cash of ₹7,692.
The winner of this tournament was Vivek Bajaj aka ‘V42V’ who made a massive ₹9,15,000 in prize money. Bajaj was followed by ‘neha94’ who took home ₹6,13,000 in prize money. The tournament had 1,777 entries in total and all of them were paid a min-cash of ₹1000.
Other players who made it in the money were Sumit Sapra (3rd, ₹4,67,000), Vaibhav Temani (4th, ₹3,85,000), Saptarshi Bhaduri (5th, ₹3,12,000), Bhavyajeet Singh Rathore (6th, ₹2,47,000), Himanshu Kataria (8th position, ₹1,63,000), Nishant Bhutoria (9th, ₹1,29,000) among others.
The NPS #93 Main Event had 735 entries in total and the top 598 players were paid a min-cash of ₹12,000. Mohammad Azhar aka ‘chandlerbing’ shipped this tournament and added a whopping ₹50,13,000 to his bankroll. He was followed by anonymous player ‘Leokarma2609’ received a pay cheque of ₹33,21,000.
The Sprint tournament was shipped by Anurag Srivastava aka ‘13anurag’ who had a payday of ₹2,36,000. Srivastava was followed by Ajay Harjani aka ‘AJ15’ who took home ₹1,66,000 in prize money. The tournament had 1,407 entries in total and the top 144 players were paid a min-cash of ₹12,000.
Manthra Koliyer is a writer at Gutshot Magazine. She has an affinity for seeing the world through people’s eyes. With a bubbly fun personality, you can always catch her chatting with anyone she comes across. Holding an English Literature degree from Wilson College, Mumbai, this pop culture fanatic is ready to take on the world with a pen, paper, and microphone. She also actively works on her personal blog called namasteyconvict.blogspot.com, where for a moment she lets you into her drama-filled world.
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