The late-night tournaments hosted on the leading online platforms of the country saw the top pros igniting the final table and taking away the cash prize. Undoubtedly, it was a thundering Thursday with the presence of notable players on the virtual felts as well as events that spilled huge guarantees. So, let’s take a quick look at Thursday majors…
Spartan Poker has been attracting the biggest crowds up with new and innovative tournaments occasionally. The Ultron INR 20 Lakhs GTD is a brand-new Thursday feature and yesterday came with a buy-in of INR 4,400 that attracted 516 players. The standout performance was given by an online crusher, Sanat Mehrotra aka ‘mehro2511’ who beat ‘sarkar’ in heads-up to take away a whopping first-place prize money.
Generating a new and slightly higher prize pool which was later seen to be shared among the top players including Manash Nayak aka ‘Batman7796’ (4th), Sahil Mahboobani aka ‘HomelessOnWiFi’ (6th), Ashish Ahuja aka ‘Spewushhhiiiii’ (8th), Nadeem Basha aka ‘blindgame’ (9th), Wilson Yomso aka ‘Rohinisharma’ (10th), Siddarth Singhvi ‘PeterPunter’ (14th), Arsh Grover aka ‘BigggTymeR’ (18th), PokerStars Highroller winner (read below) Ayush Garg aka ‘Lazyman’ (28th), Neeraj Kumar aka ‘SelfClaimedPros’ (30th), Kanchan Sharma aka ‘Bubblegum’ (38th), Rubin Labroo aka ‘kornkid’ (42nd), Raghav Bansal aka ‘thatssosick’ (49th) and so on.
The recent APT Vietnam Main Event champion and one of the leading players of India, Akshay Nasa aka ‘sherlock52’ strengthened his poker bankroll yesterday night in The Summit INR 15 Lakhs GTD on PokerBaazi. Nasa who finished second in Wednesday night’s G.O.A INR 20 Lakhs GTD, did not back down and once again, raced through the tournament to grab INR 4.41 Lakhs. The champion defeated another poker pro of the country Dhaval Mudgal aka ‘Rehab77’ in heads-up. Mudgal, however, settled for INR 3 Lakhs.
The tournament broke last week’s record and generated a higher prize pool of INR 18.75 Lakhs which was well-received by 27 top players including Kartik Ved aka ‘TheInternetKid’ (3rd), winner of Ultron on Spartan (read above) Sanat Mehrotra aka ‘mehro2511’ (6th), Nadeem Basha aka ‘SpadeHunter’ (7th), Goonjan Mall aka ‘gmtesting’ (8th), Jayjit Ray aka ‘england’ (12th), Sreekanth Narayan aka ‘n0thing’ (16th), Arsh Grover aka ‘Button_Hai_Bro’ (20th), Sanish Chhabra aka ‘sanish21’ (21st) and others
Last night’s Godfather INR 20 Lakhs GTD on Adda52 kicked-off at 8 pm for a buy-in of INR 5,500. Topping a field of 431 entries was an anonymous player ‘som22asopa’ shipping the tournament for INR 5.3 Lakhs after beating ‘SpectreLad’ in heads-up who survived to take home INR 3.2 Lakhs.
Once again, the guarantee slightly surpassed and the top 45 places received a paycheck including Shravan Chhabria aka ‘sweatmyass13’ (3rd), Jyoti Nayak aka ‘joey114114’ (4th), Sandeep Rajora aka ‘homelite’ (8th), Kunal Vohra aka ‘Kvohra’ (20th), Sreekanth Narayan aka ‘n0thing’ (30th), Goonjan Mall aka ‘gmtesting’ (36th) and so on.
PokerStars hosts Highroller INR 12 Lakhs GTD, each Thursday night and yesterday it was Ayush Garg aka ‘Kyanaamrakhu’ who finished in the first place after a heads-up deal with a well-known face in the online circuit, Jayjit Ray aka ‘unlucky2k’. Garg added another feather to his poker cap after bagging INR 2,38,492 while Ray walked out with a slightly bigger amount of INR 2,38,917.
Other notable players to cash include Abhishek Garg aka ‘TheGrinder333’ (3rd), Arsh Grover aka ‘BiggggTymeR’ (7th), Shagun Jain aka ‘sogani22’ (9th), Dhinesh Kumar aka ‘you3betl4bet’ (14th), Anuj Yadav aka ‘brockLesnar95’ (17th), Rajat Sharma aka ‘sharabikebabi’ (31st), Arjanveer Chadha aka ‘ballistick310’ (34th)
9stack’s Thursday flagship event, Thunder INR 5 Lakhs GTD did relatively better, generating a prize pool of INR 5.68 Lakhs from 142 players who registered for a buy-in of INR 4,400. Outlasting the field and claiming INR 1.60 Lakhs in prize money was Manoj Singh aka ‘Arnav17’ who eliminated ‘Brock27’ in heads-up. Eventually, the runner-up settled for INR 1,10,760.
Ankit Abhishek aka ‘yoan’ (3rd), Ashok Choudhary aka ‘Think_Tank’ (4th), Akash Shekhar aka ‘K9_A’ (7th), Harsh Raaj aka ‘littleboy’ (8th) were among few notables to finish in the money. For latest updates on live and online poker tournaments keep reading GutshotMagazine.com and stay tuned!
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