Once again filling up the online felts with an enthusiastic fervour, were poker players looking to take down high-value tournaments. Thursday night witnessed some high-octane action with many well-known poker pros claiming top titles. With the virtual felts set ablaze with excitement, let’s take a look at the players who emerged victorious.
Spartan Poker did not leave any stone unturned as it hosted two of its biggest Thursday tournaments. The Big Deal was one of these tournaments and had a massive ₹30 Lakh advertised prize pool with the top place being assured a stunning ₹10 Lakh guarantee. This irresistible offer drew in 184 poker players, all who paid a buy-in of ₹22,000. Out of these the top 20 places were paid and the min-cash stood at an impressive ₹55,200. The guarantee was also crushed with ₹36,80,000 being the final amount.
In the end, it was IOPC July 2020 Main Event winner Harshit Sanghi aka ‘PokerinOlympics’ who took home the winning title and a lion’s share of ₹10,00,000 in prize money. Finishing in the runner up position was ‘mikefrbike’ who walked away with ₹5,79,600 in his pockets.
Next up was the Trending Thursday tournament with a huge ₹19 Lakh guarantee. The event had a buy-in of ₹5,500 with a total of 395 entries participating in it. The final prize pool generated was ₹19,75,00 which surpassed the original guarantee. The top 39 entries made the money and the min-cash stood at ₹13,627.
Online reg Yash Chitre aka ‘Babyshark10’ clinched the title spot and added a sum of ₹3,95,987 to his bankroll. The runner up of this tournament was poker pro Vinay B aka ‘ConCrete’ who took home ₹2,63,267 in prize money.
Every week, Adda52’s Godfather has managed to draw in a huge number of players and this time was no different. A total of 421 entries joined the online felts on the platform to play this ₹25 Lakh guarantee tournament. By the end, only the top 43 entries finished in the money with the min-cash standing at ₹13,750.
Sitting at the top of this winning pile was online reg Sanat Mehrotra aka ‘mehro2511’ who shipped the tournament and pocketed ₹6,20,000 in winnings. The event’s runner up was player Vinayak Bajaj aka ‘bhai_on_mary_jane’ who was rewarded ₹3,75,000 for his performance.
PokerBaazi’s The Summit is a Thursday classic. This week the tournament pulled in a total of 212 entries and had a buy-in of ₹8,250. This also resulted in the initial guarantee being surpassed to ₹15,90,000. Those who made it to the top 24 places finished in the money. The min-cash in the tournament was ₹15,260.
Poker pro and Feature Friday star Siddhanth Kripalani aka ‘ender’ ended the tournament in the top position. He shipped the title and received a prize money of ₹3,84,000. MD Zeeshan aka ‘007Bahubali’ was the runner up and took home ₹2,69,000 in winnings.
PokerStars as usual held its Highroller tournament for a whopping ₹12 Lakh guarantee. The buy-in of the event was ₹7,700 and 145 total entries flocked to play in this tournament. The top 17 places were paid with ₹19,818 being the min-cash.
Sahil Chutani aka ‘allezjuju’ shipped the tournament to pocket a lion’s share of ₹2,51,882 as his prize money. The runner up position was occupied by Harsh Dembla aka ‘kakori kabab’ who took home a prize money worth ₹1,95,657.
Donna Amo was 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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