Pranav Bang wins PokerStars India Sunday Special
A typical Sunday on PokerStars India is a big affair. They host the Sunday Special, which is a Progressive Knock Out (PKO) tournament that has gained wide acclaim and popularity throughout its run till now. The Sunday Special PKO INR 20 Lakhs GTD began at 7 pm this Sunday, 17th February.
The tournament was in the books after a long haul of more than 6 hours (ending at 3.19 am). It attracted a total of 345 entries (including 147 re-entries) for a buy-in of INR 5,500. Out of the buy-in, INR 2,500 was the starting bounty on every player’s head, and each elimination resulted in INR 1,250 added to the player’s cash and the remaining part was added to their head.
Many action-packed knockouts and eliminations later, the winner emerged to be well-known community entity Pranav Bang. He was playing under ‘dak0o’ on PokerStars India and took home INR 2,10,270 as bounty prize plus INR 2,11,073 as first place cash prize. His total earnings came up to INR 4,21,343.
Bang’s victory didn’t come easy as the Final Table itself had the likes of Pranav Khandalkar aka ‘pkpok13’, Sahil Mahboobani aka ‘inaboobham’ and Shravan Chhabria aka ‘lukBo$$13’ in the mix. Ultimately though, Bang beat them all, showcasing some good poker by doing so.
Bang has plenty of cashes and title wins from previous online tournaments and series from all reputed platforms. Among his recent wins include Adda52 Go Goa in December last year. He even has the scaled the Summit on PokerBaazi last year. This win is a relatively huge one indeed, even for an established player like Bang, and will he’ll be hoping to use it efficiently for future tournaments.
Out of the top 55 paid places, we mentioned Khandalkar, Mahboobani and Chhabria to make the FT. Khandalkar finished highest among them at 4th for INR 1,24,922. Mahboobani, who fired 3 bullets, secured the 5th place for INR 75,618. Chhabria took home INR 55,862 for finishing 7th.
Vikramjeet Singh aka ‘Prison M!ke’ was also in the mix and finished at 11th, taking home INR 12,944 as cash prize and INR 13,750 as bounty. Keep reading GutshotMagazine.com for more such tournament updates and other poker stories from around the world.
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