Sajjan Barnwal wins first Spartan Destiny 9.0 tournament
Destiny series on Spartan Poker already completed its 8th edition and last night saw the first tournament of Destiny 9.0 take place. The series this time, instead of offering INR 10 Lakhs Europe package, will have INR 10 Lakhs GTD kept aside in pay-outs. The winner of the SNG will get INR 5 Lakhs, the runner-up INR 3 Lakhs and the 3rd place will receive a pay-check of INR 2 Lakhs.
Last night the Destiny INR 20 Lakhs GTD tournament was hosted and saw a good turnout. The attracted field amounted to 447 entries (including 94 re-entries and 162 re-buys) for INR 5,500 buy-in. The field collectively crushed the guarantee and a resulting prize pool of INR 22,35,000 was created. The top 40 positions were paid with the min-cash for the tournament being INR 13,410.
Sajjan Barnwal aka ‘TheTeacher’ became the first entrant to the Destiny 9.0 SnG after shipping last night’s tournament. He took home the first-place cash prize of INR 4,41,941 after making HU deal with ‘Immortal killerr’ who earned INR 4,06,803. Barnwal played the tournament from 7.30 pm last evening and was crowned at 3.45 am today morning.
Barnwal, a regular player on Spartan and other platforms of the country, is well-known community entity. He recently took down PokerStars India’s biggest weekly offering Sunday Special PKO in January this year for ~INR 3.54 Lakhs. On live felts, he won DPT INR 15k Bounty Event this February.
Barnwal spoke to us after his win last night. He said, “It took me 3 years to ship Destiny from the time it was inaugurated on Spartan. I am really happy to be part of that SNG Team. And I’m looking to straight up ship the SNG.” Barnwal, if he wins the package, is a fairly strong delegate for the country in live events.
The top pros which finished in the money yesterday on Spartan include Ashish Ahuja (5th – INR 1,00,575), Kanishka Samant (6th – INR 78,225), Siddhanth Kapoor (7th – INR 62,580), Ashish Munot (10th – INR 33,525), Aditya Sushant (16th – INR 20,115), Faiz Alam (33rd – INR 13,410), Neel Joshi (35th – INR 13,410), Siddarth Singhvi (37th – INR 13,410) and Arsh Grover (38th – INR 13,410).
The Finale SnG will begin at 8 pm on 7th April 2019 so keep reading GutshotMagazine.com for the final winner who will earn the coveted Europe package and for general poker news from around the world.
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