Sunday Roundup: Narayan triumphs Millionaire Lite
An unbelievably astonishing weekend with pro poker players of the country bagging titles across the major online platforms. Once again with cards and chips in the air, yesterday was a power-packed Sunday with some of the biggest tournaments, observing the leading contenders taking to their seats. Spartan Poker’s The Millionaire Lite INR 50 Lakhs GTD concluded with a massive hit! So, here’s the complete summary on Sunday majors...
The Millionaire Lite
Ever since Millionaire took to the calendars, the virtual felts have been lit with prominent players. Scheduled between 29 Nov to 1 Dec, The Millionaire Lite crowned the biggest champion, pouncing to take away a huge share of the prize pool was Sreekanth Narayan aka ‘n0thing’.
- Total Entries – 3,262
- Prize Pool – INR 48,93,000
- Places Paid - 270
- Min-Cash – INR 5,000
It was a smashing night on Spartan Poker! The tournament continued for 6 intense hours and several hopefuls returned on the final table, but it was Narayan who grabbed the massive prize money after defeating Vivek Rughani aka ‘Pokerbatman27’ in heads-up.
It was now the final hour in level 33, Narayan holding Ah As enters with a larger stack of 13 million up against Rughani with 11 million chips holding Kd Jd. The latter raises 375k in pre-flop only to see the former re-raising another 1.5 million. With Narayan having a stronger hand, bets 928k on flop Ac Ks 4c and got a call from his opponent. The turn and river 7d 4s respectively, Narayan puts his entire stack on the table and so does Rughani for his pair of Kings and Fours. And that’s when the competition ends, Narayan flips his full house AAA44 and rails out Rughani into the second position.
Other notable players to cash include Ranjan Chowdhary aka ‘tripking’ (3rd), Raman Gujral aka tathagat’ (12th), Eka Vedantham aka ‘gettingthere’ (17th), Ratul Steves aka ‘Atriohm’ (22nd), Day 1A chip leader Aditya Sushant aka ‘SuperuSer’ (25th), Ayan Ray aka ‘interlalia_1’ (26th), Faiz Alam aka ‘DrStrange’ (30th), Abhishek Gubba aka ‘messi010010’ (32nd), Ashish Ahuja aka ‘Spewushhhiiiii’ (37th), Manish Lakhotia aka ‘thekid’ (52nd), Abhinav Iyer aka ‘Schumi91’ (59th), Naren Purohit aka ‘IMUNAGI’ (70th), Guneet Kwatra aka ‘guntz’ (87th), Neeraj Kumar aka ‘SelfClaimedPros’ (100th), Chirag Sodha aka ‘chilling’ (127th), Raghav Bansal aka ‘thatssosick’ (135th) and so on.
Sunday SuperStack INR 35 Lakhs GTD was also hosted on Spartan Poker at 8 pm sharp. A total number of 731 players entered for a buy-in of INR 5,500. The guarantee was surpassed, generating a bigger prize pool, a share of which was drawn by the top finishers. The competition continued till 5:12 am until the ultimate winner was announced. The leading face across live and online felts, Laksh Pal Singh aka ‘LuckyBhai$’ triumphed the Sunday night after defeating ‘Piko’ in heads-up.
- Total Entries – 731
- Prize Pool – INR 36,55,000
- Places Paid - 71
- Min-Cash – INR 13,889
The final hand got underway and Singh entered with 15 million chips holding 5c Jc against his opponent ‘Piko’ with 2 million chips holding 9s Qc. Pre-flop, the latter raises 180k and got a call from the former. Singh checks on flop Kc Js 7c while his opponent bets 184k, the former raises 600k and ‘Piko’ goes all-in. With 4h and 7s on the turn and river respectively, Singh shows his two pairs of Jacks and Sevens over the anonymous player’s single pair of Seven and ultimately walked out with an enormous sum of prize money.
Other notable players in contention to finish in the money include Rubin Labroo aka ‘kornkid’ (3rd), Dhaval Mudgal aka 'MandirYahinBanayenge' (4th), Ayan Ray aka ‘interlalia_1’ (10th), Rajat Mahajan aka ‘BloatedBelly’ (16th), Gaurav Sood aka ‘mozzie17’ (19th), Ashish Munot aka ‘Donkey 07’ (21st), Kartik Ved aka ‘TheInternetKid’ (31st), Raghav Bansal aka ‘thatssosick’ (32nd), Ashish Ahuja aka ‘Spewushhhiiiii’ (37th), Yowan Patel aka ‘PAPITO’ (51st), Siddarth Singhvi aka ‘PeterPunter’ (55th) and others
Each player chipped in INR 5,500 buy-in to enter BSS SuperStack INR 25 Lakhs GTD reserved for each Sunday on PokerBaazi. The tournament began at 7 pm sharp, and the entire event saw a massive number of hopefuls battling their way to grab the top prize. Taking away the limelight was a well-known player across online felts Honey Bijlani aka ‘ho9ey’ for INR 5,38,650. Bijlani defeated ‘hero1965’ in heads-up pushing away to the runner-up position to bag INR 3,77,625.
- Total Entries – 570
- Prize Pool – INR 28,50,000
- Places Paid - 72
- Min-Cash – INR 8,835
The tournament saw the guarantee being crushed and a creation of a higher prize pool, a portion of which was taken away by the top players including Sanat Mehrotra aka ‘mehro2511’ (5th), Sumit Bajaj aka ‘TheRussian06’ (13th), Goonjan Mall aka ‘gmtesting’ (23rd), Kartik Ved aka ‘TheInternetKid’ (27th), Sagar Choudhury aka ‘sagarpupull’ (36th), Siddharth Chaturvedi aka ‘siddchat’ (37th), Hitesh Batra aka ‘hiteshbhai’ (59th), Gaurav Sood aka ‘guag17’ (60th), Aniket W aka ‘Anteman’ (66th) and so on.
Generally, Sundays are reserved for 2 major tournaments on Adda52, and one of them is Big Slick INR 15 Lakhs GTD which kicked off at 5 pm yesterday. 8+ hours into the competition saw a massive field with each player chipping in INR 2,500 buy-in. The last man standing was a prominent face in the online felts Sahil Mahboobani aka ‘ImHighIshove’ emerging victoriously. However, the tournament ended with a 2-way deal, with Mahboobani carrying the larger stack and pocketing INR 2,36,482 and the runner-up, another leading figure Kartik Ved aka 'Pegasus1505’ settled for INR 2,31,499.
- Total Entries – 660
- Prize Pool – INR 15,00,023
- Places Paid - 71
- Min-Cash – INR 7,130
The top players finishing in the money were Mukesh Surana aka ‘mukesh2704’ (4th), Honey Bijlani aka ‘ho9ey’ (5th), Arjanveer Chadha aka ‘arjan30’ (11th), Sanat Mehrotra aka ‘mehro2511’ (22nd), Ujjwal Narwal aka ‘fourteenk’ (36th), Rumit Khade aka ‘rumit18’ (56th) and others.
Sunday on PokerStars are all about Sunday Special INR 20 Lakhs GTD, a bounty tournament which kicks off at 5 pm sharp. Each player chipped in INR 5,500 buy-in to enter the competition and eventually after long intense hours of grinding, the star of the night was Vivek Singh aka ‘Mystic Peaks’ pocketing INR 2.18 Lakhs. Singh defeated ‘mdp10s’ in heads-up sending the anonymous player to the runner-up position to bag INR 1.60 Lakhs.
- Total Entries – 329
- Prize Pool – INR 20,00,000
- Places Paid - 55
- Min-Cash – INR 6,931
Shagun Jain aka ‘Sogani22’ (3rd), Abhishek Garg aka ‘TheGrinder333’ (6th), Arjanveer Chadha aka ‘ballistik310’ (14th), Rubin Labroo aka ‘kornkid4’ (24th), Anirban Das ka 'nocluewho' (31st), Tathagata Sengupta aka 'RadioActivity' (33rd), Pranjal Gandhi aka ‘lillmessipranjal’ (34th), Anuj Yadav aka ‘brockLesnar95’ (37th) were among a few notables to cash.
218 players entered last night’s The Joker INR 15 Lakhs GTD hosted by 9stacks. Outlasting the field was Raj Kumar Gahlot aka ‘Fireman’ beating ‘BigBetMix’ in heads-up for INR 3,67,500. While the runner-up settled for INR 2,47,500.
- Total Entries – 218
- Prize Pool – INR 15,00,000
- Places Paid - 37
- Min-Cash – INR 9,000
The notables who were able to end in the money included Vinay B aka ‘Cantilever’ (3rd), Akash Shekhar aka ‘K9_A’ (4th), Pulkit Goyal aka ‘Championplayer’ (8th), Goonjan Mall aka ‘gmtesting’ (10th), Neel Joshi aka 'Worm33' (15th), Arsh Grover aka ‘BigggTymeR’ (21st), Bhavye Mittal aka 'noobpro' (27th) and so on.
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