Wednesday was a day for female poker star Kanchan Sharma and Vivek Singh. Sharma shipped the National Poker Series (NPS) Sprint tournament while Singh shipped the Destiny event competing against pro players like Goonjan Mall, Abhinav Iyer, Shardul Parthasarathi among others.
The Destiny tournament on Spartan Poker was a ₹26 Lakh tournament but the initial guarantee was crushed and an even bigger prize pool of ₹29,25,000 was formed. The event had 585 entries in total and the top 50 players were paid a min-cash of ₹14,625.
This ₹5,500 tourney was shipped by Vivek Singh aka ‘KasolHeights who took home a hefty ₹7,60,500 in prize money. The runner-up was Anirban Das aka ‘pokernoob’ who had a pay day of 4,68,000. The final table in this tournament had Annant Jain (3rd position, ₹2,70,562),’borntrouble’ (6th position, ₹1,02,375), Abhishek Pandey with three bullets (7th position, ₹73,125) among others.
Gutshot spoke to Vivek Singh about his Destiny win and here’s what he said, “This is my second win in this particular tournament and I feel very happy with my efforts. It is a very good boost to my confidence for the ongoing NPS series & IOPC coming up in July.”
Just like Dube several others pros including Yohan Patel with two bullets (52nd position), Abhishek Reddy with three bullets (53rd position), Myron Pereira with two bullets (54th position), Anmol Narang (55th position), Avadh Shah (61st position), Siddharth Gangwar (62nd position), India Online Poker Champions January 2021 Main Event winner Laksh Pal Singh (72nd position), Poker pro Goonjan Mall (79th position), Final Table Series (FTS) 2.0 Big Game winner Arjun Pasricha (83rd position), WSOP bracelet winner Abhinav Iyer (92nd position), Shardul Parthasarathi (99th position), Arsh Grover (106th position), Anmol Mehta (112nd position), Abhishek Goindi who celebrated his birthday yesterday(120th position) among others.
A mystery player ‘Ataraxia’ shipped the marquee Wednesday Vibes tournament on Spartan Poker. ‘Ataraxia’ cashed ₹1,68,393 in prize money. This ₹1,650 buy-in tournament had 576 entries in total. The top 47 players were paid a min-cash of ₹4,924. The advertised prize pool was ₹8 Lakh but it was surpassed by a thin margin and a new prize pool of ₹8,64,000 was formed.
The runner up in this tourney was Anuj Laddhad aka ‘Anuj16101’ who cashed ₹1,06,963. Players who made it in the money were Rajesh Kumar (20th position, ₹8,899), Akshat Sharma (22nd position, ₹8,035), FTS 2.0 Main Event Champion Siddharth Karia (25th position, ₹7,171), Anirban Das (27th position, ₹7,171), Manish Lakhotia with two bullets (47th position, ₹4,924).
Lakhotia was the last player to receive the min-cash. He was followed by Amit Gaikwad who ended up as the bubble boy. Vivek Singh who shipped the Destiny tourney could not make it in the money in this event as he bust in the 56th position.
Players Arsh Grover (60th position), Devvrat Arya (79th position), Arjun Pasricha (81st position), Arun Sriram (82nd position), Anmol Mehta (90th position), Vikram Pratapdan Langa (93rd position), Siddharth Gangwar with three bullets (101st position), IOPC veteran Arjanveer Singh Chadha (179th position), poker streamer cum Netflix star Aditya Wadhwani (183rd position), Kunal Patni (198th position), Pawan Tez (201st position) among others.
The National Poker Series on PokerBaazi is yet another reason to celebrate and love the game of skill. The #65 Sprint DST tournament was a ₹10 Lakh tournament but the initial guarantee was crushed by a huge margin. The final prize pool was almost doubled and it stood at ₹18,43,000.
This ₹2,750 buy-in tournament was shipped by poker pro Kanchan Sharma aka ‘Kanchansharma’ who received a pay cheque of ₹3,33,000. Talking about her victory, Sharma says, “Lately, I have really feeling burnt out and realized one thing for sure – that we should not be grinding if our heart, mind and soul aren’t feeling it. Taking proper breaks and having a work life balance of crucial for long-term success.”
Sharma was followed by Kritagya Sharma aka ‘Kritagya_17’ who was the first runner up and won ₹2,34,000 in prize money. This tournament had 737 entries in total and the top 90 players were paid a min-cash of ₹4,053.
Other players who made it in the money were Srihari Bang (9th position, ₹33,350), Anmol Mehta (11th position, ₹24,690), Manish Lakhotia (22nd position, ₹13,450), Aditya Singh (40th position, ₹8,844), Surbhit Grover (47th positon, ₹7,554), Ritwik Khanna (73rd position, ₹4,606), Guruprasad Gupta (81st position, ₹4,606), Dhirendra Kumar (87th position, ₹4,053) among others.
A mystery player ‘shyamzs’ shipped the NPS #68 Sprint tournament. This anonymous player had a pay day of ₹1,74,000. Though this tournament had an advertised guarantee of ₹4 Lakh, the final prize pool was doubled to ₹10,34,000. The total entries in this tournament were 1,293 and the top 144 players were paid a min-cash of ₹1,344.
The total entries in this tournament was 1,293 and the top 144 players were paid a min-cash of ₹1,344. Players who made it in the money during this tournament were Sanish21 (3rd position, ₹79,030), Ram Kakkar (7th position, ₹29,380), Kunal Patni (24th position, ₹7,137), Guruprasad Gupta (40th position, ₹4,551), Aman Parakh (44th position, ₹4,551), Myron Pereira (47th position, ₹3,827) among others.
The Maverick tournament on Adda52 was a ₹2,500 buy-in event. Among the 612 entries, mystery player ‘Chitti99’ shipped the tournament and took home ₹3,82,500 in prize money. The advertised guarantee was ₹10 Lakh but it was crushed by a big margin and the new prize pool was ₹ 15,00,000. The top 63 players in this tournament were paid a min-cash of ₹3,750.
Arun Sriram aka ‘runyrules’ was the runner up who cashed ₹2,17,500. Players who followed them were Vinay Rajpal (3rd position, ₹1,49,250), Jayjit Raj (4th position, ₹1,08,750), Naresh Veeravalli (6th position, ₹52,500), Shivam Jain (7th position, ₹41,250), Akash Gupta (8th position, ₹30,000) and poker pro Gokul Raj (9th position, ₹22,500).
Manthra Koliyer is a writer at Gutshot Magazine. She has an affinity for seeing the world through people’s eyes. With a bubbly fun personality, you can always catch her chatting with anyone she comes across. Holding an English Literature degree from Wilson College, Mumbai, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism from Asian College of Journalism, this pop culture fanatic is ready to take on the world with a pen, paper, and microphone. She also actively works on her personal blog called namasteyconvict.blogspot.com, where for a moment she lets you into her drama-filled world.
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