Ashish Kaushik ships SSS Event #17 on Spartan
Ashish Kaushik aka 'mmonas' was a player on a mission yesterday, which was Day 4 of the ongoing Spartan Super Series (SSS). The player registered to the opening event of the day and made a brilliant run, finishing second only to 'Exit The Matrix'. However, he wasn't going to take another second-place finish, eventually shipping the second tournament of the day on The Spartan Poker.
A total of 37 SSS tournaments have been scheduled between 10-16 September and SSS Event #17 INR 2 Lakh GTD kicked off yesterday afternoon, a knockout tournament with a buy-in of INR 800. This tournament attracted a total of 282 entries by the end of the late registration period.
Eventually, the INR 2 lakh prize pool was shared among the top 36 players with a minimum cash prize of INR 1,300 and Kaushik turned out to be the player taking away the biggest prize of all - INR 40,000. He beat 'Imachampion' in heads-up and the latter was paid out INR 28,000 for finishing second.
The tournament eventually ended in Level #41, where the blinds were running at 6,900/13,800 - 1,380 and mmonas had a 5:1 chip lead over Imachampion, both having fired three bullets each to reach this stage. At this stage, they decided to go all-in post-flop and we soon had our winner.
This hand saw Kaushik hitting a pair of Fives on the 2c 4c 5s flop and he shoved all-in, which was called by his opponent who had a pair of Deuces. The next two cards opened 3s and 9d, which saw Kaushik improving his hand to Nines and Fives, while Imachampion couldn't improve on his pair of Twos.
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