Last night poker players brought their A-game to the virtual felts. The online felts were flooded with high octane action. The poker activity hit a peak on Spartan Poker as the platform hosted not one, but two high-value tournaments – The Big Deal and Trending Thursday. PokerBaazi, Adda52, and PokerStars also hosted their respective marquee tournaments. Many online regs secured winning titles. Let’s see who emerged victorious in last night’s tourneys.
Spartan Poker raised the bar as it hosted The Big Deal event with a massive guarantee of ₹30 Lakh. The tournament’s buy-in was set at ₹22,000 and 164 entries participated in the event. The final prize pool stood at ₹32,80,000 and it surpassed the initial guarantee. Players in the top 17 places were paid and the min-cash stood at a whopping ₹51,496.
Shravan Chhabria aka ‘D.Trump04’ nailed The Big Deal title for ₹8,25,248. Online reg Sahil Mahboobani aka ‘Captain Falcon’ finished in the runner-up position and took home ₹5,57,600 in prize money.
The Trending Thursday tournament on Spartan Poker was also flooded with excited players and proved to be a tremendous success. The event had a ₹5,500 buy-in and 399 entries battled it out for the top spot. The final prize pool stood ₹19,95,000, which crushed the event’s initial guarantee. The top 39 places were paid and the min-cash was ₹13,765.
In the top seat was anonymous player ‘Hangry Hulk’ who grabbed a prize money of ₹3,37,763. A deal was struck between him and runner-up Kunal Yadav aka ‘kunaly005.’ Yadav walked home with ₹3,28,167 in his pockets.
Adda52’s Godfather tourney with its ₹25 Lakh guarantee was a crowd puller and had a total of 483 entries participating in the event. The buy-in of the tournament was ₹5,500 and those who finished in the top 49 places were paid. The min-cash was ₹13,750.
Gracing the top spot with his spectacular win was DJ/actor Siddhanth Kapoor aka ‘bullzeyepower’ who walked away with a prize money of ₹5,16,398. The runner-up was mystery player ‘vidow’ who took home ₹4,58,602.
The Summit tournament on PokerBaazi was scaled by a total of 212 entries. The event had a ₹15 Lakh guarantee and a ₹8,250 buy-in. The tournament’s final prize pool surpassed its original guarantee and was recorded as ₹15,90,000. 24 players made the money and the tournament had a min-cash of ₹15,260.
Shagun Jain aka ‘sogani22’ shipped the tournament and took home a paycheque of ₹3,84,000 for his efforts. Poker pro, Aniket Waghmare aka ‘Anteman’ finished in the runner-up position for ₹2,69,000.
PokerStars held its classic Highroller tournament for a buy-in of ₹7,700. The event had a total of 135 entries, out of which only the top 17 finished in the money. The min-cash stood at ₹16,515. IOPC January 2021 Main Event winner Laksh Pal Singh aka ‘B00MTilt23’ nailed the top spot and received ₹2,09,902 in prize money. Runner-up Rony Chowdhury aka ‘GoGetters1’ walked home with ₹1,63,047.
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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