Monday Roundup: Armaan Kochhar, Vishal Madan win titles
It’s a busy day for all citizens of the country yet last night saw players pouring in numbers and strengthening their poker bankrolls. Monday pulled various poker pros and several newcomers who walked out with grand cash money! And here is a quick summary of Monday majors…
Spartan Poker is among the leading poker sites in India, always offering its loyal users with huge guarantees. The platform hosted ReCharge INR 12 Lakhs GTD scheduled for each Monday. The tournament began at 8 pm sharp, pulling a massive field of 631 entries, each one equally paying INR 2,200 buy-in.
- Total Entries – 631
- Prize Pool – INR 12,62,000
- Places Paid- 55
- Min-Cash – INR 6,183
The long haul of 7+ hours announced the winner to be ‘ddege001’ who powered through the field, defeating Ratul Steves aka ‘Atriohm’ in heads-up. The players entered the final hand in Level #49, blinds at 40,000/80,000 ante 6,000. ‘ddege001’ (Tc Kc) held 7 million chips against ‘Atriohm’ (7h As) who had a short stack of 529k chips. With barely anything left, he had to put everything in the middle. That’s when the board ran 9c Qs 9h Td Qh and ‘Atriohm’ showed his pairs of Queens and Nines while ‘ddege001’ held Queens and Tens, ultimately taking away the glory along with the first-place cash prize.
Other notables to receive a paycheck include Avneesh Munjal aka ‘IamAM’ (6th), Anirban Das aka ‘pokernoob’ (16th), Ram Kakkar aka ‘TheLagLawyer’ (18th), Aditya Sushant aka ‘SuperuSer’ (23rd), Ayan Ray aka ‘interlalia_1’ (24th), Ayush Garg aka ‘Lazyman’ (31st), Arjanveer Chadha aka ‘bazzingaa’ (37th), Pranjal Gandhi aka ‘lillmessipranjal’ (46th), Siddarth Sighvi aka ‘PeterPunter’ (47th) and so on.
Pokerbaazi hosts The Bout INR 10 Lakhs GTD, reserved for each Monday. The players entered for a buy-in of INR 4,400, with a prize pool of INR 10,00,000 being shared among the top finishers. Powering through the field was ‘karmapooker’ who pocketed INR 2,35,300 after defeating ‘Encashed’ who settled for the runner-up position.
- Total Entries – 214
- Prize Pool – INR 10,00,000
- Places Paid- 27
- Min-Cash – INR 8,300
Other notable players to cash include Siddhanth Kapoor aka ‘Bullzeye’ (4th), Haresh Kukreja aka ‘Narcos’ (8th), Kaushik Tibrewal aka ‘kaushik1989’ (13th), Sahil Mahboobani aka ‘ImHighIshove’ (24th) and others.
Mondays are often heavily scheduled, and the featured tournament Goa Fest INR 8 Lakhs GTD hosted by Adda52 saw players entering for a buy-in of INR 4,000. After a 6-hour long intense grinding, the title went to the ‘ChupaRustam2901’ who took home prize money of INR 2,16,000 beating ‘alienrobot’ in heads-up.
- Prize Pool – INR 8,00,000
- Places Paid- 17
- Min-Cash – INR 12,000
Each player chipped in INR 3,300 to enter PokerStars organized Monday Hustle INR 6 Lakhs GTD. The champion of the night was online grinder Armaan Kocchar aka ‘armaan007111’ who triumphed the competition after beating ‘gaur83’ in heads-up. The winner took home INR 1,19,269 while the runner-up settled for INR 88,951.
- Total Entries – 192
- Prize Pool – INR 6,00,000
- Places Paid - 31
- Min-Cash – INR 5,911
Several notables in contention to cash include PokerStars Team Pro Muskan Sethi aka ‘Muskan Sethi’ (7th), Pranjal Gandhi aka ‘lillmessipranjal’ (17th), Ameya Gokhale aka ‘encashed’ (21st) and so on.
StackUp INR 2.5 Lakhs GTD is hosted by 9stacks at 7:59pm each Monday. A total of 182 players registered and saw the creation of a slightly bigger prize pool of INR 2.73 Lakhs. The limelight was taken by Vishal Madan aka 'GTO_crusher' for INR 73,710. Madan defeated Harsh Bubna aka 'harsh1327' in heads-up. The runner-up also added INR 51,870 to his poker bankroll.
- Total Entries – 182
- Prize Pool – INR 2,73,000
- Places Paid- 15
- Min-Cash – INR 3,822
Neeraj Dureja aka ‘Cheetah’ (3rd), Siddharth Sagar aka ‘Wickedsid’ (12th) were few notables to cash. For latest updates on live and online poker tournaments keep reading GutshotMagazine.com and stay tuned!
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