Sunday Roundup: Nayak wins Sunday SuperStack on Spartan
It was a tremendous night across the leading online felts and the seats were already taken away by the poker enthusiasts of the country. An exciting weekend followed with cards and chips in the air that ended with a smashing Sunday. Moreover, Spartan Poker crowned December edition’s Millionaire Lite INR 50 Lakhs GTD ultimate titleholder! So, let’s have a quick look at Sunday majors…
Spartan Poker’s Spartan Value Series (SVS) kicked off on 18 December and yesterday crowned the champion with the title of Millionaire Lite. It was ‘fishlover’ who mastered the second edition of the same that came with a guarantee of INR 50 Lakhs after railing out ‘DevilHorn’ in heads-up.
However, Day 1C chip leader ‘abhinavgargg’ lead the final players to the showdown after topping a field of 1,289 entries and building the largest stack of 2,47,509. Following his heels was Day 1B chip leader and a prominent face in the circuit Anant Purohit aka ‘Pro’ bagging 2,54,547.
- Total Entries – 2,966
- Prize Pool – INR 50,00,000
- Places Paid - 270
- Min-Cash – INR 5,000
After arduous hours into the competition, the event reached the final hand in level 34. Pre-flop action saw ‘DevilHorn’ shoving holding pocket Twos and a call from ‘fishlover’ having pocket Queens. Both players drew pair of Five from the board 5d 7c 3s 5h 8c, and that was it, ‘fishlover’ flipped his higher two pair of QQ55 over his opponent’s 5522, pushing him in the runner-up position and further boosting his poker bankroll.
Apart from the Millionaire Lite, the other biggest featured tournament on Spartan Poker was Sunday SuperStack INR 40 lakhs GTD which managed to attract a massive number of 759 entries. The buy-in to this tournament was INR 5,500 and the top 71 places ended up in the money. However, sealing the biggest chunk of the prize pool was online crusher Jyoti Ranjan Nayak aka ‘joey114114’ who defeated Avadh Shah aka ‘cateyes’ in heads-up to add another valuable victory in his poker career.
- Total Entries – 759
- Prize Pool – INR 40,00,000
- Places Paid - 71
- Min-Cash – INR 15,200
Other notable players to cash include Deepak Bothra aka 'chimpoo' (3rd), Sathish Ananth aka 'Jaqkten' (6th), Siddarth Singhvi aka 'PeterPunter' (9th), Guneet Kwatra aka 'guntz' (14th), Neeraj Kumar aka 'SelfClaimedPros' (15th), Myron Pereira aka 'mehhhhh' (16th), Neel Joshi aka 'Worm33' (19th), Pulkit Goyal aka 'Championplayer' (27th), Ashish Ahuja aka 'Spewushhhiiiii' (29th), Manish Lakhotia aka 'thekid' (30th), Rubin Labroo aka 'kornkid' (33rd), Kanchan Sharma aka 'Bubblegum' (37th), Rajat Sharma aka 'Garammasala' (40th), Ayan Ray aka 'interlalia_1' (57th), Anmol Mehta aka 'Anzzzzz' (59th) and so on.
The Sunday flagship tournament BSS SuperStack INR 25 Lakhs on PokerBaazi had a buy-in of INR 5,500, luring 530 players to register. The guarantee shoots up to become INR 27.85 Lakhs which was well-shared among the top 63 places, each receiving a min-cash. However, taking away the lion’s share from the same was online reg Anmol Mehta aka ‘anzzzzz’ who captured the first-place title after beating ‘Chubbycho’ in heads-up for INR 5.4 Lakhs. The anonymous runner-up settled for INR 3.7 Lakhs.
- Total Entries – 530
- Prize Pool – INR 27,85,000
- Places Paid - 63
- Min-Cash – INR 10,304
The top 63 places finished in the money including Lakshpal Singh aka 'BoomTilt23' (4th), Sajal Gupta aka 'Bloodless' (7th), Ayan Ray aka 'interlalia_1' (10th), Anish Patra aka 'Illusionist' (11th), Sagar Choudhury aka 'sagarpupul' (14th), Akshay Nasa aka 'sherlock52' (17th), Sanish Chhabra aka 'Sanish21' (22nd), Goonjan Mall aka 'gmtesting' (23rd), Rubin Labroo aka 'kornkid' (41st), Vaibhav Sharma aka 'WakhraSwagNi' (42nd), Anurag Srivastava aka '13anurag' (47th) and so on.
Dominating a field of 594 players was Abhishek Gubba aka ‘messi010010’ to triumph Big Slick INR 15 Lakhs on Adda52. Each player entered paying INR 2,500 buy-in and the prize pool was later shared among the top 62 places. Gubba locked the winner’s prize of INR 2.7 Lakhs after railing out ‘achhi’ in heads-up.
- Total Entries – 594
- Prize Pool – INR 15,00,000
- Places Paid - 62
- Min-Cash – INR 8,088
Several notable players who ended to cash include Shagun Jain aka ‘sogani94’ (3rd), Gaurav Sood aka ‘guaravarod’ (14th), Suresh Kolli aka 'insanium' (15th), Dhaval Mudgal aka 'dirtyzoso' (21st), Sanat Mehrotra aka 'mehro2511' (22nd), Sagar Choudhury aka 'alwaysnutz' (25th), Aniket W aka 'anteman' (29th), Ujjwal Narwal aka 'fourteenk' (36th), Sam Anand aka 'Lokimon' (50th), Kavish Kukreja aka 'narcoss' (62nd) and others.
The biggest guaranteed tournament on Adda52 last night was Mega Suits INR 25 Lakhs GTD which had a buy-in of INR 5,500, attracting a total number of 557 players. A well-known circuit grinder Sagar Choudhury aka ‘alwaysnutz’ seized the winner’s prize money after the players settled for a heads-up deal. With Choudhury having the larger stack pushes ‘riverbet1’ in second position and securing INR 5.2 Lakhs.
- Total Entries – 557
- Prize Pool – INR 27,85,001
- Places Paid - 63
- Min-Cash – INR 11,836
The guarantee was surpassed to generate a bigger prize pool which was shared among the top finishers including Aniket W aka 'anteman' (7th), Shagun Jain aka 'sogani94' (9th), Gaurav Sood aka 'guaravarod' (16th), Shravan Chhabria aka 'sweatmyass13' (18th), Vishwanath Borhade aka 'vish4u2' (25th), Aditya Sushant aka 'A_Sushant' (32nd), Rubin Labroo aka 'kornkif' (34th), Abhishek Garg aka 'thegrinder' (43rd) and others.
Sunday Special Progressive KO
PokerStars hosted a bounty tournament yesterday night, Sunday Special Progressive KO INR 15 Lakhs GTD which gave way to 259 players who registered for a buy-in of INR 5,500. Arpan Majhi aka ‘Vasusenaa’ topped the list after both players struck a heads-up deal. And Majhi accumulating the larger stack was made the official winner of the tournament sending ‘cresthorology’ in the runner-up position INR 1.62 Lakhs. Eventually, the anonymous runner-up also settled for INR 1.20 Lakhs.
- Total Entries – 259
- Prize Pool – INR 15,00,000
- Places Paid - 44
- Min-Cash – INR 6,435
Sahil Mahboobani aka 'inaboobham' (3rd), Hitesh Batra aka hiteshbhai999' (4th), Gaurav Sood aka '3betPanda' (8th), Anirban Das aka 'nocluewho' (10th), Ayan Ray aka 'interlalia_1' (15th), Goonjan Mall aka 'gmtesting.ind' (19th) were among few notable players to finish in the money.
It was a leading online grinder Ujjwal Narwal to ship last night’s Sunday Special INR 7.5 Lakhs on PokerStars. Narwal who plays under the username ‘CougarHunter69’ fired four bullets and eliminated Sam Anand aka 'TheRealLokimon' in heads-up for INR 1.36 Lakhs. However, Anand ended up in the second position for INR 98,602.
- Total Entries – 270
- Prize Pool – INR 7,50,000
- Places Paid - 47
- Min-Cash – INR 5,039
Each player chipped in INR 2,750 buy-in and the eventual prize pool was shared among the top 47 places including Shashank Shekhar aka 'Goldfish097' (3rd), Goonjan Mall aka 'gmtesting.ind' (4th), Rubin Labroo aka 'kornkid4' (6th), Harsh Dembla aka 'kakori kabab' (8th), Hitesh Batra aka 'hiteshbhai999' (14th), Pranjal Gandhi aka 'lilmessipranjal' (21st), Ashish Ahuja aka 'Spewushhhiiiii' (35th), Sagar Chiudhury aka 'sagarpupull' (43rd) and others.
A handful of 95 players entered last night’s The Dragon INR 10 Lakhs GTD hosted by 9stacks. Outlasting the field was Akash Shekhar aka ‘K9_A’ beating ‘are_yaar’ in heads-up for INR 2,90,000. While the runner-up settled for INR 2,02,000.
- Total Entries – 95
- Prize Pool – INR 10,00,000
- Places Paid - 9
- Min-Cash – INR 33,000
Aditya Sushant aka 'I8stacks' (5th), Goonjan Mall aka 'gmtesting' (7th), Anuj Manocha aka 'Desijuari' (8th) and others top players finished in the money.
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