Wednesdays are all about poker players getting into the vibe of the weekend. Top poker platforms give grinders a teaser of the weekend by hosting mid-value tournaments. PokerBaazi conducted its staple Pride tournament, while Spartan Poker hosted Wednesday Vibes and Destiny. PokerStars conducted the Night on Stars ₹5 Lakh GTD event. Virtual felts of these online poker brands were filled with action and here’s a recap of all that went down last night.
The ₹5,500 buy-in Destiny event on Spartan Poker had 426 entries. Top 40 players in this event were paid a min-cash of ₹13,800. This event was shipped by M Balakrishnan aka ‘LACHANCE’ who cashed a massive ₹4,96,287 in prize money. Balakrishnan fired two bullets to clinch the top spot.
Notable grinders Naresh Veeravalli (10th, ₹34,500), Ankit Bajaj fired two bullets (11th, ₹25,300), IOPC veteran (13th, ₹25,300), Ankit Wadhawan with two bullets (15th, ₹25,300), Alok Birewar fired four bullets (18th, ₹20,700), IOPC Mastermind winner Aniket Waghmare (21st, ₹18,400) among others.
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The Wednesday Vibes tournament on Spartan Poker was shipped by Rohit Makhija aka ‘maxi2727’ who received a pay cheque of ₹1,09,398. The tournament had 398 entries in total and the top 31 players were paid a min-cash of ₹5,280. There were several pros on the final table, namely Sanish Chhabra (4th, ₹48,840), Parth Budhjara (5th, ₹38,840), Meet Jariwala (8th, ₹15,660) among others. The ₹1,650 buy-in tournament had IOPC July 2021 commentator Kanchan Sharma (10th, ₹10,980), Balakrishnan (12th, ₹9,780), Adda52 Game Ambassador Kunal Patni (13th, ₹9,780), Shashank Desai (15th, ₹8,800) among others.
The Pride event is a staple ₹3,850 buy-in tournament on PokerBaazi. The event had 304 entries in total and the top 36 players were paid a min-cash of ₹7,235. This event was shipped by a mystery player who goes by the moniker of ‘Chetraj100.’ This mystery player cashed ₹2,35,000 in prize money. The advertised guarantee of this event was surpassed and the new prize pool stood at ₹10,64,000.
Pro players like Arun Sriram (5th, ₹58,950), Amit Kaushik (6th, ₹47,140), Vikranth Varma (10th, ₹17,130), Kanchan Sharma (22nd, ₹9,363), Mithun Mahesh (32nd, ₹7,235) among others.
The Night on Stars bounty tournament on PokerStars was a ₹1,950 buy-in event. This tournament had 253 entries in total and the top 27 players were paid a min-cash of ₹3,055. This event was a deal between a mystery player called ‘Hushpoke’ and Deepankur Gupta aka ‘dp8218.’ ‘Hushpoker’ took home ₹46,767 in prize money while Gupta cashed ₹46,766. The anonymous player took home ₹65,180 in bounty cash while Gupta received ₹4,933 in bounty money.
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, 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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