As always, the poker circuit was buzzing with excitement on Sunday thanks to a slew of high value tournaments on some of the biggest poker platforms. With the Millionaire Series currently running on Spartan Poker and Adda52 hosting the Adda52 Big Game and Deepstack Madness tournaments, the night was an eventful one. Poker pro Kartik Ved even managed to clinch two Millionaire titles in one night! Here’s a full lowdown of the Sunday action.
Spartan Poker’s Millionaire Series is keeping poker players on their toes with high guarantee tournaments. The Millionaire Day 2 tournament was one of the most highly awaited tournaments of the night and was flocked with 1,596 total entries. The ₹11,000 buy-in tournament surpassed its initial prize pool and recorded ₹1,75,60,000 as its final prize pool. The top 271 places made the money and were paid a min-cash of ₹ 17,208.
WSOP bracelet winner Kartik Ved aka ‘TheInternetKid’ took the Millionaire crown and bagged a whopping ₹29,90,468 as prize money. Ved defeated Shardul Parthasarathi aka ‘Faucet Failure’ who came in second with ₹16,61,176 in tournament winnings.
Adda52 continued to keep the ball rolling with its Big Game event that had a mega buy-in worth ₹27,000. It had a total of 238 entries and managed to crush the prize pool by ₹9.5 Lakh. This took the final prize pool to ₹59,50,000. The top 24 spots reaped the rewards of their hard work and were paid a min-cash of ₹50,575. Well-known poker pro Goonjan Mall aka ‘gmtesting’ was the night’s big winner as he clinched the title spot with ₹16,33,275 in his pockets. Mystery player ‘pokraj’ took home ₹9,52,000 in second place.
As the Millionaire fever continued, a total of 851 entries participated in the Deepstack tournament on Spartan Poker. The buy-in of ₹6,600 coupled with the number of entries crushed the guaranteed prize pool which was finally recorded as ₹51,06,000. The top 70 places took a bite out of this huge chunk and walked away with a min-cash of ₹17,817.
Giving himself a double win of the night was Kartik Ved aka ‘TheInternetKid’ who happily took home ₹12,76,500 as his reward. Between these two tournaments, Ved alone took home a massive ₹42,66,968 in total winnings. Gokul Raj aka ‘Super Kings’ was the runner-up for this tournament with ₹7,65,900 in his pocket.
The action on PokerBaazi was also notable as its SuperStack tournament had a good run with 468 total entries joining the fold. With a buy-in worth ₹5,500 the event also managed to crush its initial guarantee by ₹3.4 Lakh. This means the final prize pool of the event was ₹23,40,000. The top 54 entries were paid a min-cash of ₹10,760. Player Megha Khandelwal aka ‘acessorted’ came out on top and took home ₹4,70,000 in winnings. Dhiraj Lakhotia aka ‘supernuts’ was the event’s runner-up with ₹3,30,000 in pockets.
Driving players a little over the edge was Adda52’s Deepstack Madness that had a total of 611 entries battling it out on the online felts. The tournament had a buy-in of ₹4,400 and completely crushed its original prize pool of ₹20 Lakh. The final prize pool was recorded as ₹24,44,000. This was good news for the top 63 places as they went home with a min-cash of ₹10,387. Anonymous player ‘pratap2904’ was the event’s big winner and added ₹5,74,340 to his bankroll. Amit Kaushik aka ‘RagingBull’ was a close second with ₹3,34,828 as his reward.
The D’Lite tournament on Spartan Poker did not disappoint, recording a total of 5,456 entries across all flights. Out of these 632 entries moved to Day 2. The ₹220 buy-in tournament saw its advertised guarantee getting crushed and had ₹12,00,400 as its final prize pool. The top 599 entries made the money and received a min-cash of ₹540 for their efforts.
Mystery player ‘bhaubhau’ took home the D’Lite title and ₹1,57,969 in prize money after entering into a deal with player ‘mahakal07’ who came second and walked away with ₹1,24,124 in winnings.
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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