Sunday Roundup: Phanindra Akkina wins second Millionaire title
And what a spectacular night it was across the leading online felts in the country. The top pros along with various online regs bagged the heavy bundles of prize money. The tournaments that ran until early Morning mornings had players cashing from the tremendous guarantees and of course, the most awaited Millionaire Legends also took place on Spartan Poker. So, let’s summarize the incredible Sunday majors from last night…
Following the path of Anish Patra, our latest Millionaire Legends winner is Phanindra Akkina, accomplishing the tournament and attaching the second Millionaire title to his online career. Playing under the username ‘k9akkin’, he emerged triumphant after defeating Akash Gupta aka ‘Akash0510’ in heads-up.
A fantastic night that halted after declaring the first Millionaire of December gave away the lion’s share of INR 2 Crore prize pool to Akkina. The player has had various titles attached to his name, always known to bag big titles and cash prizes attached to them.
- Prize Pool – INR 2 Crores
- Places Paid - 120
- Min-Cash – INR 40,000
The Main Event Day 2 was lit with a great number of pros finishing in the money including Arsh Grover aka 'BigggTymeR' (3rd), Day 1A chip leader Sriharsha D aka 'Fish2050' (4th), Sanat Mehrotra aka 'mehro2511' (5th), Eka Vedantham aka 'gettingthere' (10th), Kartik Ved aka 'TheInternetKid' (11th), Manish Lakhotia aka 'thekid' (13th), Ashish Ahuja aka 'Spewushhhiiiii' (14th), Guneet Kwatra aka 'guntz' (17th), Raghav Bansal aka 'thatssosick' (26th), Raman Gujral aka 'tathagat' (28th), Nitin Arora aka '0HUMAN0' (47th), Ashish Munot aka 'Donkey 07' (68th), Aditya Sushant aka 'SuperuSer' (76th), Lakshpal Singh aka 'LuckyBhaI$' (97th), Rajat Sharma aka 'Garammasala' (112th) and so on.
Last night’s featured tournament on Spartan Poker was Sunday SuperStack guaranteeing an even bigger INR 40 Lakhs prize pool and observing a record-breaking field of 744 entries. The last man standing was the 2017 Deltin Poker Tournament Main Event champion Kavish Kukreja aka ‘Dietchips’ who shipped the tournament after defeating Goonjan Mall aka ‘gmtesting’ in heads-up.
- Total Entries – 744
- Prize Pool – INR 40,00,000
- Places Paid – 71
- Min-Cash – INR 15,200
Other notable players to finish in the money include Lakshpal Singh aka 'LuckyBhai$' (11th), Mithun Mahesh aka 'Intuitionnn' (17th), Siddhant Kapoor aka 'bullzeye' (20th), Kaushik Ghosh aka ‘kaushik53’ (38th), Ashish Munot aka 'Donkey 07' (39th), Rajat Sharma aka 'Garammasala' (40th), Raman Gujral aka 'tathagat' (44th), Hitesh Batra aka 'hitesh bhai' (56th), Aditya Sushant aka 'SuperuSer' (64th) and others.
Goonjan Mall aka ‘gmtesting’ who finished second in Sunday SuperStack on Spartan, didn’t back down and railed out ‘dybalamask’ in heads-up for INR 5,32,382 prize money in BSS SuperStack INR 25 Lakhs GTD on PokerBaazi. Any active player would know Mall, a regular in the online circuit. The tournament stretched for over 8 hours attracting 548 players, each one of whom registered themselves for INR 5,500 buy-in.
- Total Entries – 548
- Prize Pool – INR 27,40,000
- Places Paid - 63
- Min-Cash – INR 10,138
The advertised guarantee was surpassed and a higher prize pool was created, well-received by the top finishers including Sanket Arora aka 'blackcod' (3rd), Kanishka Samant aka 'Highness' (4th), Anirban Das aka 'pottysingh' (6th), Sanish Chhabra aka 'Sanish21' (8th), Akshay Nasa aka 'sherlock52' (11th), Sahil Mahboobani aka 'ImHighIshove' (20th), Aditya Sushant aka 'gangajal' (22nd), Neel Joshi aka 'Worm33' (23rd), Ankit Kapoor aka 'helter_kelter' (26th), Bharat Vasan aka 'Thinkfloyd' (29th), Shagun Jain aka 'sogani22' (39th), Rahul Gupta aka 'Clearsky' (50th) and others.
PMVS Event #17 Main Event
Other events on PokerBaazi were the PokerBaazi Monthly Value Series (PMVS) which came with a massive INR 1.3+ Crores GTD. A 5-day long series that kicked-in on 4th December lined up 20 tournaments and last night concluded PMVS Event #17 Main Event INR 50 Lakhs GTD. Outlasting the field was Day 1C chip leader Vaibhav Temani aka ‘vane_shado’ pocketing an impressive INR 8,61,500 in prize money. An online regular, Temani beat ‘md20’ in heads-up and the anonymous runner-up settled for INR 6,04,000.
- Prize Pool – INR 50,00,000
- Places Paid - 116
- Min-Cash – INR 8,000
Other notables in contention to cash include Guneet Kwatra aka ‘guntz’ (3rd), Sanchit Adukia aka 'sanchit1990' (5th), Arjanveer Chadha aka 'holdbaby' (9th), Ashutosh Balodhi aka 'senojwod' (13th), Akshay Nasa aka 'sherlock52' (17th), Aditya Sushant aka 'gangajal' (21st), Armaan Kochhar aka 'Armaan007' (22nd), Kanchan Sharma aka 'Kanchansharma' (25th), Raghav Bansal aka 'thatssosick' (29th), Maria Kirloskar aka 'MariaKirloskar' (33rd), Arsh Grover aka 'Button_Hai_Bro' (55th), Anuj Yadav aka 'brockLesnar95' (57th) and others.
PMVS Event #18 Main Event
The Main Event Day 2 of PMVS guaranteed INR 20 Lakhs. Event #18 title was taken away by Rohit Mishra aka ‘rohit22rm’ after beating ‘hero1965’ in heads-up. Mishra battled to secure the winner’s prize of INR 3,51,800.
- Prize Pool – INR 20,00,000
- Places Paid - 174
- Min-Cash – INR 2,800
A host of online regs strengthened their poker bankroll including Gaurav Sood aka 'gaug17' (4th), Parikshit Dhall aka 'zapdos1234' (5th), Rajat Mahajan aka 'Happyfish' (6th), Sandeep Varma aka 'effuno' (20th), Anubhav Raj aka 'Shovemaster' (21st), Anirban Das aka 'pottysingh' (28th), Neeraj Kumar aka 'SelfClaimedPro' (50th), Arsh Grover aka 'Button_Hai_Bro' (86th), Raghav Bansal aka 'thatssosick' (140th), Kartik Ved aka 'TheInternetKid' (148th) and so on.
Some side events also took place including PMVS MegaStack Event #19 INR 12 Lakhs GTD which was shipped by well-known player in both live as well as online circuit, Kartik Ved aka 'TheInternetKid' for INR 2.82 Lakhs after defeating 'raskolnikov' in heads-up. Apart from that, Arsh Grover aka 'Button_Hai_Bro' took the limelight by winning the Event #20 INR 10 Lakhs GTD for INR 2.41 Lakhs railing out Rahul Pruthi aka 'YOUAGAIN' in heads-up.
It was a smashing Sunday on Adda52 making headlines by hosting two tournaments. One was Big Slick INR 15 Lakhs GTD kicking off at 5 pm. Topping a field of 624 entries was a well-known online grinder and the winner of Electric Big Daddy last evening on Spartan Poker, Srihari Bang aka ‘zombieballs’ attaching yet another feather to his already crowded poker cap and adding INR 2.7 Lakhs. Bang pushed Saksham Sharma aka 'Razorfish' in the runner-up position for INR 2 Lakhs.
- Total Entries – 624
- Prize Pool – INR 15,00,000
- Places Paid - 62
- Min-Cash – INR 8,088
The top players finishing in the money include Vishal Marwaha aka 'Bhai9' (3rd), Goonjan Mall aka 'gmtesting' (6th), Pulkit Goyal aka ‘Championplayer’(8th), Sahil Mahboobani aka 'ImHighIshove' (15th), Tathagata Sengupta aka 'minter' (16th), Honey Bijlani aka 'ho9ey' (25th), Wilson Yomso aka 'Kaling' (39th) and so on.
The second featured tournament on Adda52 is the Mega Suits INR 25 Lakhs GTD reserved for each Sunday. The event usually kicks off by 8 pm sharp. Bagging the first-place prize money was the 2019 WPT Vietnam Kickoff event runner-up Rubin Labroo playing under the username ‘kornkif’. Labroo shipped the tournament for INR 5.43 Lakhs after railing ‘gauravgupta1908’ in the runner-up position with INR 4.23 Lakhs.
- Total Entries – 509
- Prize Pool – INR 25,45,021
- Places Paid - 55
- Min-Cash – INR 11,453
Other notable earners include Tarun Goyal aka 'aggtarun' (7th), Sanat Mehrotra aka 'mehro2511' (11th), Spartan’s Sunday SuperStack winner (read above) Kavish Kukreja aka 'narcoss' (12th), Rishi Mundhra aka 'ronaldo94' (15th), Rajat Mahajan aka 'Happyfish' (22nd), Honey Bijlani aka 'ho9ey' (38th), Tathagata Sengupta aka 'minter' (54th) and so on.
Sunday on PokerStars are all about Sunday Special INR 15 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 popular online crusher Ujjwal Narwal aka ‘CougarHunter69 ‘pocketing INR 1.52 Lakhs. Narwal defeated ‘duckface2013’ in heads-up sending the anonymous player to the runner-up position to bag INR 1.11 Lakhs.
- Total Entries – 329
- Prize Pool – INR 16,45,000
- Places Paid - 55
- Min-Cash – INR 4,841
Kartik Ved aka 'TheInternetKid' (3rd), Anirban Das aka 'nocluewho' (10th), Honey Bijlani aka 'h09ey' (11th), PokerStars India brand ambassador Muskan Sethi aka 'MuskanSethi' (14th), Yash Shrivastava aka '[email protected]$#116' (21st), Vivek Singh aka ‘Mystic Peaks’ (23rd), Arjanveer Chadha aka 'ballistik310' (26th) were among few notables to finish in the money. For latest updates on live and online poker tournaments keep reading GutshotMagazine.com and stay tuned!
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