And what a night it was across the major online poker platforms in the country! The virtual felts dished out huge guarantees and undeniably, the hours spent in intense grinding and gruelling action were worth the effort. And here is a sneak peek of the day…
Yesterday was all about Mega Stack INR 17 Lakhs GTD at Spartan Poker, a quite popular tournament always enticing newcomers to exercise their poker skills. One such new face, taking away the glory of the night was ‘pot-pan’ emerging victoriously and walking away with ambitious prize money. Nevertheless, the field was jammed with numerous hopefuls looking out to grabbing the ultimate title of Tuesday. The guarantee easily surpassed to create a new prize pool.
In Level #52, blinds at 100,000/200,000 ante 18,000, in the final hand of the tournament, ‘pot-pan’ (Ac 4s) enters with 10 million chips playing against ‘JellyFish1605’ (9c Ts) with 2.9 million chips. The board opens 8s 4h As Kh 9h and with that, the former shows his two pairs of Aces and four knocking out the latter only to settle for the runner-up position for holding single pair 99. Marking a major win, ‘pot-pan’ was the star of the night at Spartan Poker.
The tournament ended at 3:47 am, the top remaining players received a paycheck beforehand including Anuj Laddhad aka ‘Anuj16101’ (9th), Wilson Yomso aka ‘RohiniSharma’ (10th), Arjanveer Singh aka ‘bazzingaa’ (23rd), Yowan Patel aka ‘PAPITO’ (35th), Guneet Kwatra aka ‘guntz’ (54th), Gaurav Sood aka ‘mozzie17’ (62nd), the player to win on another platform, Adda52 (read below) Manish Lakhotia aka ‘thekid’ (68th) and so on.
Now, who wouldn’t know the champion of 2018 Badshah Gaming Live High Roller in the poker capital, Goa. Yes, that’s Jayjit Ray aka ‘england’ for us, a significant figure in the community with an impressive online and live record so far. And yesterday Pokerbaazi awarded Ray with healthy first-place prize money of INR 3,48,185 after defeating ‘comeon’ in heads-up in The Endeavour on Pokerbaazi.
This makes the figure quite clear, all participants registered for a buy-in of INR 3,850 and a huge field made the guarantee surpass to draw a new prize pool. Ultimately the top remaining players received a paycheck including Ayush Garg aka ‘proman503’ (4th), Shadul Parthasarathi aka ‘duuurrrr’ (6th), Bharat Vasan aka ‘Thinkfloyd’ (7th), Yuvraj Singh aka ‘ThePredator’ (12th), Mani Singh aka ‘manisingh’ (26th), Arsh Grover aka ‘Button_Hai_Bro ‘(44th), Nadeem Basha aka ‘SpadeHunter’ (62nd) and so on.
Accumulating a total live earnings of over $66k and the brand new winner of the July 2019 APT Vietnam Short Deck, Manish Lakhotia aka ‘newkidpoker’ was the player who after long hours of grinding yesterday on Adda52, walked away with top prize money and adding another significant title to his online poker CV in the process.
24 unique players took their seats last night at the table and all were in the money. Lakhotia defeated Deepak Singh aka ‘Peacelover’ in the final hand of the tournament and took away the Tuesday title after lifting the heavy prize money of INR 2,06,424.
The time was 19:30 when the tournament registered a moderate field, and who would have known that the grinding wouldn’t stop until 1:44 am. That’s when the announcement was made and the valuable title of Sixth Sense INR 8 Lakhs GTD on PokerStars was given to ‘KNOCKMEOUT999’.
Tuesday night was interesting, the chip graph clearly demarcates that ‘KNOCKMEOUT999’ had a topsy-turvy day. 3-hours into the competition, the winner was leading above the average stack, few more hours depleted his position. In the last hand of the tournament, ‘KNOCKMEOUT999’ playing against Sagar Choudhury aka ‘sagarpupull’ who fired 3 bullets and settled for a deal, resting at runner-up position. Ultimately, the former took home INR 1,26,432 adding a valuable title to his poker career, Choudhury won a slightly higher amount of INR 1,27,991.
All that had been intensifying across major online websites, 9stacks hosted StackUp INR 2.5 Lakhs GTD. After 5 hours 17 minutes into the game, the winner was announced.
The field was quite busy as the players entered for a buy-in of INR 1,650. Powering through the field was Dhawal Bagaria aka ‘Mr.Performer’ who took away the title of Tuesday night to along with INR 67,470 in prize money!
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