Monday Roundup: Abinash Kumar Nayak wins ReCharge on Spartan
After a smashing Sunday, we have approached the regular weekday events where fares have been comparatively lower. But that did not stop the virtual felts from coming up with another exciting Monday. Undeniably, the start of the week pulled out several poker enthusiasts walking out with their hard-earned cash prizes. Here is a sneak peek of the day…
The headliner event on Monday was ReCharge INR 12 Lakhs GTD on Spartan Poker. The tournament kicked off at 8 pm, observing a massive number of 620 entries with each paying INR 2,200 buy-in. It was a profitable night for Abinash Kumar Nayak aka ‘QueenNine’ who powered through the field to grab the first-place prize money.
Down to the final hand in level 46 of the tournament, the players settled for a 6-way deal, with Nayak carrying the largest stack of 2.5 million triumphed the Monday night.
- Total Entries – 620
- Prize Pool – INR 12,40,000
- Places Paid - 55
- Min-Cash – INR 6,076
Generating a prize pool of INR 12.40 Lakhs, a portion of which was taken away by the top finishers including Aniket W aka ‘Anteman’ (7th), Ashumi Parekh aka ‘ASH1578’ (8th), Naresh Veeravalli aka ‘FreeFlow’ (10th), Arvind Halaharvi aka ‘FloatTheBoat’ (13th), Himanshu Bisht aka 'pokerdivine' (17th), Kunal Sharma aka ‘cvc’ (20th), Devashish Mathur aka ‘debumathur’ (21st), Pranay Chawla aka 'MajhiSatakali' (30th), Eka Vedantham aka ‘gettingthere’ (43rd) and so on.
Dominating a field of 218 players, the online crusher Bharat Vasan aka ‘Thinkfloyd’ championed The Bout INR 10 Lakhs GTD on PokerBaazi. Each hopeful chipped in INR 4,400 buy-in to enter the tournament and the top finishers were eventually paid out. Over 7 hours of shuffling and grinding, Vasan ended the night by shipping INR 2,35,300 beating ‘d00mtr00p3r’ in heads-up who settled for INR 1,65,100.
- Total Entries – 218
- Prize Pool – INR 10,00,000
- Places Paid - 27
- Min-Cash – INR 8,300
Other notable players in contention include Ratul Steves aka ‘luna’ (5th), Raman Gujral aka ‘ifryu’ (7th), Gaurav Bhandari aka ‘Zillastar’ (9th), Shashank Shekhar aka ‘Iverson003’ (11th), Faiz Alam aka ‘AilaGaya’ (19th), Sanket Arora aka ‘blackcod’ (21st), Kanishka Samant aka ‘Highness’ (22nd), Sagar Choudhury aka ‘sagarpupul’ (25th), Neeraj Kumar aka ‘SelfClaimedPro’ (26th) and others.
PokerStars hosted Monday Hustle INR 6 Lakhs GTD at 7:30 pm sharp. Always enticing a pretty decent field, each player equally paid INR 3,300 buy-in. However, after intense grinding sessions, it was Yash Shrivastava aka ‘[email protected]$#116’ outlasting the field and defeating Harsh Bubna aka ‘harsh1327’ in heads-up for INR 1,21,205. Online reg, Bubna settled for INR 90,435.
Six hours into the tournament, the chip graph shows Shrivastava lying below the average stack, however, the player managed to jump up and gradually top the list railing out his opponent.
- Total Entries – 170
- Prize Pool – INR 6,00,000
- Places Paid - 27
- Min-Cash – INR 6,839
Other notable players finishing in the money include Rachit Parihar aka ‘hack_R27’ (4th), Vikram Batra aka ‘vikrambatra23’ (7th), Faiz Alam aka ‘LFGgggg’ (9th), Tathagata Sengupta aka ‘RadioActivity’ (23rd), Sagar Choudhury aka ‘sagarpupull’ (27th) and so on.
On 9stacks, the Monday run of tournaments was headlined by StackUp INR 2.5 Lakhs GTD and the last player standing was Ashish Narwal aka ‘SANShISh’ pocketing INR 65,000 after beating 'HUTUTU' in heads-up. Eventually, the runner-up settled for INR 45,000.
- Total Entries – 151
- Prize Pool – INR 2,50,000
- Places Paid – 20
- Min-Cash – INR 2,500
Karan Sawhney aka 'chickentikka' (5th), Harsh Raaj aka 'littleboy' (14th), Anuj Yadav aka 'brockLesnar95' (20th) were among few notable players finishing in the money. For latest updates on live and online poker tournaments keep reading GutshotMagazine.com and stay tuned!
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