Friday Roundup: Aditya Agarwal bags two titles last night!
Fridays are dedicated to high-value tourneys on domestic sites. With the commencement of the 2020 Deltin Poker Tournament (DPT) Xpress, the virtual felts experienced a surge of players. While the leading platforms ran their marquees, PokerBaazi Premier League is right here with a series guarantee of INR 7.3+ Crores scheduled between 28 Feb to 8 March. And here is a complete summary of Friday majors…
Spartan Poker’s Friday fever TGIF INR 10 Lakhs GTD kickstarted at 8 pm with a massive field of 768 entrants who paid INR 1,650 to join. This brought the tournament prize pool to INR 11.52 Lakhs and the top 63 places benefited from the same. Coming out on top was ‘Banjo’ who railed out Shashank Desai aka ‘Jai Bajarangbali’ in heads-up to boost his poker bankroll.
- Total Entries – 768
- Prize Pool – INR 11,52,000
- Places Paid - 63
- Min-Cash – INR 5,011
Other notable players earning include Jayjit Ray aka 'David Blaine' (10th), The Elite and PPL event #4 (read-below) Aditya Agarwal aka 'Yennefer' (14th), Hitesh Batra aka 'hitesh bhai' (17th), Neeraj Kumar aka 'SelfClaimedPros' (22nd), Anuj Yadav aka 'moZart' (44th), PokerStars' Uppercut winner (read below) Srihari Bang aka 'bangbang99' (56th), Rajat Sharma aka 'Garammasala' (59th) and so on.
The popular Friday flagship on Spartan Poker, The Elite INR 25 Lakhs GTD fetched 351 runners after paying INR 11,000 buy-in smashing the advertised guarantee to collect INR 35.10 Lakhs in prize pool which reached the top 31 finishers. After intense hours of grinding, it was a popular circuit grinder Aditya Agarwal aka ‘Yennefer’ who defeated Ventatesh Mukundan aka 'Borissss' in heads-up.
- Total Entries – 351
- Prize Pool – INR 35,10,000
- Places Paid - 31
- Min-Cash – INR 30,888
Kartik Ved aka 'TheInternetKid' (9th), Arsh Grover aka 'BigggTymeR' (14th), Sanket Arora aka '[email protected]' (20th), Kanishka Samant aka 'Wildflower' (23rd), Ashish Ahuja aka 'Spewushhhiiiii' (31st) ended up earning a payout.
PokerBaazi Premier League #3
PokerBaazi is here with another edition of PokerBaazi Premier League INR 7.3+ Crore GTD to host a 10-day long series scattering 61 events overall. PPL #3 INR 10 Lakhs GTD began at 7 pm last evening. A total of 450 entrants pounced on the field to create a bigger prize pool out of which the largest share was taken away by Himanshu Singh aka ‘himanshu.zak’ for INR 2.26 Lakhs. Singh beat ‘Apocalypto’ in heads-up who eventually bagged INR 1.58 Lakhs as the second-place payout.
- Total Entries – 450
- Prize Pool – INR 11,25,000
- Places Paid - 54
- Min-Cash – INR 5,175
The top 54 places earning a payout include Siddharth Pandey aka 'Siddonuts' (4th), Aniket W aka 'Anteman' (5th), Eka Vedantham aka 'gettingthere' (10th), Hitesh Batra aka 'hiteshbhai' (14th), Neeraj Kumar aka 'SelfClaimedPros' (20th), Neel Joshi aka 'Worm33' (21st), Faiz Alam aka 'AilaGaya' (44th).
PokerBaazi Premier League #4
Fate was in favour of Aditya Agarwal who rode past the field of 375 entries to conquer PPL Event #4 INR 20 Lakhs GTD on PokerBaazi last night. Agarwal playing under the username ‘Istredd’ outlasted Ankit Wadhawan aka ‘d00mtr00p3r’ to add INR 4.2 Lakhs in prize money after already taking down Spartan Poker’s The Elite (read above). However, Wadhawan settled for the second place payout of INR 4.94 Lakhs.
- Total Entries – 375
- Prize Pool – INR 20,00,000
- Places Paid - 45
- Min-Cash – INR 11,200
Guruprasad Gupta aka 'fish_calling' (4th), Neeraj Kumar aka 'SelfClaimedPros' (5th), Goonjan Mall aka 'gmtesting' (25th), Sanish Chhabra aka 'Sanish21' (41st) finished in the money.
PokerBaazi Premier League #6
The PPL Day 1 on PokerBaazi halted with 379 runners after the players chipped in INR 3,300. The tournament collected INR 11.37 Lakhs in prize pool and the winner of the night was Rohit Mishra aka ‘rohit22rm’ who defeated ‘blastupidinside’ in heads-up for INR 2.38 Lakhs in prize money.
- Total Entries – 379
- Prize Pool – INR 11,37,000
- Places Paid - 45
- Min-Cash – INR 6,367
The top 45 finishers ended up in the money include Sanat Mehrotra aka 'mehro2511' (4th), Rahul Gupta aka 'Clearsky' (6th), Gaurav Sood aka 'gaug17' (17th), Sagar Choudhury aka 'sagarpupul' (28th0, Srihari Bang aka 'bangbang999' (30th), Anurag Srivastava aka '13anurag' (32nd), Neeraj Kumar aka 'SelfClaimedPro' (42nd) so on.
PokerStars’ headlining tournament Uppercut INR 10 Lakhs GTD registered a total of 199 players for INR 4,400. The top 35 strolled out with a min-cash, a share from the final prize pool. After the dust had settled, it was a well-known circuit grinder Srihari Bang aka ‘bangbang1999’ who defeated ‘Kabadi7’ to earn INR 98,605 in prize money. Bang has been making a few deep runs this month.
- Total Entries – 199
- Prize Pool – INR 10,00,000
- Places Paid - 35
- Min-Cash – INR 5,423
Hitesh Batra aka 'hiteshbhai999' (4th), Shagun Jain aka 'Sogani22' (6th), Honey Bijlani aka 'h09ey' (10th), Anuj Yadav aka 'brockLesnar95' (14th), Ashish Ahuja aka 'Spewushhhiiiii' (21st), Neel Joshi aka 'Worm236' (30th), Sandeep Varma aka 'effuno007' (34th) and so on ended up earning a paycheck.
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