Monday Roundup: Karan Dembla wins Bout on PokerBaazi
Monday night witnessed unstoppable excitement for poker fanatics across all major online platforms with players pocketing hard-earned wins. Apart from the winners, yesterday was more about recent IPC Highroller winner Pranay Chawla, well-known online grinder who took the runner-up position in 3 major online platforms. Here is a quick summary of Monday majors…
Spartan Poker is an online platform designing new opportunities for poker players, each day hosting tournaments for mid/high stakes participants. One such tournament took place last night at 8pm sharp. ReCharge INR 12 Lakhs GTD, scheduled for every Monday attracted a huge field where each player chipped in INR 2,200 buy-in. The long haul of 7+ hours announced the winner to be 'Kingofking' who powered through the field beating the well-recognised online grinder Pranay Chawla aka 'MajhiSatakali' in heads-up.
- Total Entries – 626
- Prize Pool – INR 12,52,000
- Places Paid - 55
- Min-Cash – INR 6,134
The tournament reached the final hand in Level 47. Drawing their respective blinds of 32k/64k respectively, ‘Kingofking’ held Qs Kd against his opponent Chawla’s Js Jh. The latter raises 140k and the former re-raise to 433k and the table saw Chawla's entire stack in the middle. The board ran 2h Qd 5h 9s Kh, 'Kingofking' railed out his opponent with Kings and Queens over Chawla's Jacks.
Other notable players in contention to cash include Mandar Madaye aka ‘MAMA04’ (9th), Kanishka Samant aka ‘Wildflower’ (13th), Manish Lakhotia aka ‘thekid’ (15th), Anirban Das aka ‘pokernoob’ (17th), Avneesh Munjal aka ‘IamAM’ (28th), Ram Kakkar aka ‘TheLagLawyer’ (38th), Kartik Ved aka ‘TheInternetKid’ (40th), Aditya Sushant aka ‘SuperuSer’ (47th), Ayan Ray aka ‘interlalia_1’ (48th), Eka Vedantham aka ‘gettingthere’ (53rd) and so on.
Karan Dembla playing under the username ‘karan1515’ took the first-place prize money after railing out Pranay Chawla in heads-up on PokerBaazi The Bout INR 10 Lakhs GTD. With a buy-in of INR 4,400, observing a pretty decent field, the top finishers cashed and received a min-cash of INR 9,600. After 6 intense hours, Dembla shipped the tournament carrying home INR 2,41,500 in prize money! Whereas Chawla settled for INR 1,69,300 as the runner-up prize.
- Total Entries – 205
- Prize Pool – INR 10,00,000
- Places Paid - 24
- Min-Cash – INR 9,600
Other hopefuls to receive a pay-check include Pranjal Gandhi aka ‘lilmessi’ (5th), Gaurav Sood aka ‘gaug17’ (6th), Aditya Sushant aka ‘gangajal’ (8th), the recent BSS Superstack winner Anirban Das aka ‘pottysingh’ (10th), Anmol Mehta aka ‘Anzzzzz’ (24th) and so on.
No doubt, Mondays are heavily scheduled, and the featured tournament Goa Fest INR 8 Lakhs GTD hosted by Adda52 saw a buy-in of INR 4,000. After a 6-hour long haul, anonymous player ‘annanya_agarwal92’ shipped INR 2,22,400 as the first-place prize money. Mihir Thakkar aka ‘gameofdeath’ found himself in second place and walked out with INR 1,30,000.
- Total Entries – 212
- Prize Pool – INR 8,00,000
- Places Paid – 21
- Min-Cash – INR 7,200
The top places were paid out a share from the prize pool including Sahil Mahboobani aka ‘ImHighIshove’ (5th), Anirban Das aka ‘AjGar5’ (6th), Shravan Chhabria aka ‘sweatmyass13’ (20th) and so on.
PokerStars hosts Monday Hustle INR 6 Lakhs GTD each Monday night at 7:30 pm. And last night players registered themselves for a buy-in of INR 3,300. Fate was in favour of ‘kabadi7’ who bagged the winner title along with healthy prize money of INR 1,29,599. Pranay Chawla aka ‘aankhdikhatahai’ fired 3 bullets and rested in the 2nd place on PokerStars as well! Chawla strengthened his poker bankroll yesterday by finishing runner-up across 3 major platforms.
- Total Entries – 220
- Prize Pool – INR 6,60,000
- Places Paid - 34
- Min-Cash – INR 5,902
Honey Bijlani aka ‘h09ey’ (10th), Ujjwal Narwal aka ‘CougarHunter69’ (11th), Prashanth Sekar aka ‘nemesis9961’ (12th), Pranjal Gandhi aka ‘lilmessipranjal’ (14th), Sagar Choudhury aka ‘sagarpupull’ (17th), Shashank Desai aka ‘GOAT-245’ (19th), Gaurav Sood aka ‘3betPanda’ (23rd), Ram Kakkar aka ‘TheLagLawyer’ (30th) and others were the top finishers in the money.
StackUp INR 2.5 Lakhs GTD is hosted by 9stacks at 7:59 each Monday. Total 141 players registered and created a prize pool of INR 2.5 Lakhs. The limelight was taken by 'MaheshGupta' for INR 65,000. The anonymous player defeated 'Villain888' in heads-up and eventually settled for the runner-up adding INR 45,000 into his bankroll.
- Total Entries – 141
- Prize Pool – INR 2,50,000
- Places Paid - 20
- Min-Cash – INR 2,500
Other notables include Bhavye Mittal aka 'noobpro' (4th), Sanket Rajput aka ‘Sanket1402’ (10th), Mihir Ganatra aka ‘AUTOPILOT’ (12th), Karan Sawhney aka ‘chickentikka’ (18th) and so on. For latest updates on live and online poker tournaments keep reading GutshotMagazine.com and stay tuned!
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