Siddharth Karia bags chip lead after Battlefield Day 1A
Recently, we spoke about Spartan Poker launching a unique multi-day tournament called Battlefield, which has multiple starting flights and a massive INR 1 Crore GTD prize pool. Not just that, but players can play across all four flights and take all four stacks (if they progress) to Day 2, increasing their chances of winning.
The tournament began yesterday with Day 1A, where players all bought in with the entry fee of INR 5,500 to create a field of 369 total entries on the first day. Kicking off at 7:30pm last night, the tournament went on for a total of 25 level and ended at 12:06am this morning and these are the exact number of levels which will be played on all starting flights of Battlefield.
It was an intense 4+ hours of online poker and when it was time to halt for the day, quite a few known names emerged with large stacks including chip leader Siddharth Karia aka 'schemer77' who bagged 385,864 chips on the day. Now, he'll be looking to play Day 1B tonight and repeat the good work, increasing his winning chances on Day 2 (19th May).
Close behind Karia with a stack of 343k chips is Nitin Arora aka '0Human0' in second place among the 30 players who survived. Other known names to emerge with top stacks on the night include Kunal Vohra (4th), Sahil Mahboobani (8th), Sanish Chhabra (12th), Abhinav Iyer (13th), Ashish Munot (17th), Siddhanth Kapoor (18th), Ratul Steves (19th) and Gaurav Sood (22nd).
The chip leader Karia has been enjoying a good run in online poker of late, having shipped the Sunday Stacks tournament on 9stacks just a few nights ago and bagging nearly INR 3 Lakh in prize money. Talking about last night’s tournament, he said, “Battlefield has an interesting concept and I am looking forward to hopefully playing with multiple stacks on Sunday. Will surely give Day 1 another shot/shots. Cheers.”
Day 1B of Battlefield will be played at 7:30pm today on Spartan and you can get all timely updates on the same on GutshotMagazine.com.
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