Shreshth Sharma wins UMA Poker Freedom Series ME
It was just last night that one of the up and coming online poker site in India, the Kolkata-based UMA Poker successfully concluded their Freedom Series. The series had a huge guarantee of INR 90 Lakhs and had run between 25th and 28th January 2019, attracting a large crowd of players from across the country. The efforts from the company to celebrate the patriotic week were recognized by the community.
The Freedom Series Main Event itself had a guarantee of INR 25 Lakhs and total of 341 entries (84 re-buys) signed up. The buy-in was a bit on the higher side (INR 7,700) attracting mostly high stakes grinders, considering it was a Main Event. Shreshth Sharma aka ‘youtakeit’ took home the 1st place prize of INR 5,25,000, a good 21% chunk of the prize pool.
Sharma survived the long grind on UMA Poker which began at 6.30 pm on Sunday and ended at 12.12 am yesterday. He beat ‘ramamoorthy’ in heads-up to bag the title. The runner-up took home 14% of the prize pool i.e. INR 3.5 Lakhs. The series was very well structured and saw some regulars participating in it as well. Rounding up top 3 was ‘jamaway’ who also earnead a sizeable 10% of the prize pool, which came to INR 2.5 Lakhs.
The Freedom Series on UMA Poker (sign-up using code “GUTSHOT100”) had a total of 11 tournaments hosted. The significant ones were the Freedom Tri Color which was an INR 20 Lakhs guarantee tournament. The next in line were the Freedom Turbo and the Freedom Closer of INR 12 and 15 Lakhs respectively. The Main Event had the biggest guarantee of INR 25 Lakhs and was one of the highlights of the Sunday among all platforms.
UMA Poker always comes up with some exciting and out of the blue tournaments and series to surprise their player base. They recently had launched the UMA Laguna, an INR 30 Lakhs tournament, as part of the December celebrations, which saw a good turnout. UMA Poker is already growing and has even more potential to reach greater heights. We even had an interview with its founder, Prashray Rai, which you can access here.
Top 10 Pay-outs in Freedom Main Event –
- ‘youtakeit’ – INR 5,25,000
- ‘ramamoorthy’ – INR 3,50,000
- ‘jamaway’ – INR 2,50,000
- ‘luv19’ – INR 1,75,000
- ‘keshav’ – INR 1,50,000
- ‘Aapkaplayer’ – INR 1,25,000
- ‘Sakshi’ – INR 1,00,000
- ‘phy88’ – INR 75,000
- ‘aryan44’ – INR 75,000
- ‘pngodbole123’ – INR 75,000
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