Tuesday Roundup: Akash Shekhar wins Endeavour on PokerBaazi
Tuesday night in the online poker arena was no different! Players came in huge numbers to grab the bundle of prize money. Yesterday was lit with leading players in the online felts taking their seats on Spartan Poker, PokerBaazi, PokerStars, Adda52 and 9stacks, and by now the country knows the huge guarantees they come up with. Here is a quick summary of Tuesday majors…
Spartan Poker hosts Mega Stack INR 20 Lakhs GTD each Tuesday at 8 pm sharp. The growing popularity of the tournament never fails to break the guarantee. So was yesterday night, attracting a huge field of 705 entries for a buy-in of INR 3,300. The top finishers walked away with a portion of the higher prize pool of INR 21 Lakhs and ‘Hit ‘Em Up’, an anonymous but a frequent face on Spartan took away the incredible prize money after defeating SVS Main Event winner ‘chitti3.0’ in heads-up.
- Total Entries – 705
- Prize Pool – INR 21,15,000
- Places Paid - 71
- Min-Cash – INR 8,037
After few intense hours into the competition, heads-up got underway between ‘Hit ‘Em Up’ ahead with 11 million chips up against ‘chittin3.0’ with a stack of 2 million. The tournament reached the final hand, the former raise to 150k holding 9h 9c and the latter re-raise to 260k for his Ks 9d. Eventually, both players put their entire stack in the middle and the board ran 9s Kd 6s 8h 6h. Ending the tournament right there, ‘Hit ‘Em Up’ flipped his full house 99966 over his opponent’s two pairs of Kings and Nines, eliminating ‘chitti3.0’ in the runner-up position.
Other notable players to cash include Vikranth Varma aka ‘borntrouble’ (3rd), Ujjwal Narwal aka ‘Lord Hendrix’ (9th), Yowan Patel aka ‘PAPITO’ (14th), Amarjeet Singh aka ‘superchor89’ (18th), Manish Lakhotia aka ‘thekid’ (22nd), Arjanveer Chadha aka ‘bazzingaa’ (28th), Rajat Sharma aka ‘Garammasala’ (32nd), Aniket W aka ‘Anteman’ (40th), Ram Kakkar aka ‘TheLagLawyer’ (43rd), Adda52 Hitman winner Siddarth Singhvi aka ‘PeterPunter (read below)’ (46th), Sathish Ananth aka ‘Jaqkten’ (50th), Aditya Sushant aka ‘SuperuSer’ (56th) and so on.
PokerBaazi hosted The Endeavour INR 15 Lakhs GTD which was a 7 hours long affair. Once again attracting a pretty good field for a buy-in of INR 3,850 and the top finishers being in the money. The standout performance was given by the well-known online grinder Akash Shekhar aka ‘nikita69QQ’ beating Shashank Desai aka ‘indianrat’ in heads-up for INR 3,01,500 prize money. However, Desai secured INR 2,11,350 for the runner-up position.
- Total Entries – 414
- Prize Pool – INR 15,00,000
- Places Paid - 54
- Min-Cash – INR 6,900
Other notable players receiving a pay-check include Neel Joshi aka ‘Worm33’ (3rd), Sanish Chhabra aka ‘Sanish21’ (4th), Anirban Das aka ‘pottysingh’ (11th), Raman Gujral aka ‘ifryu’ (12th), Kanishka Samant aka ‘Highness’ (20th), Arsh Grover aka ‘Button_Hai_Bro’ (17th) and others.
Last night’s Hitman INR 7.5 Lakhs GTD on Adda52, a bounty tournament which means additional cash prizes! The buy-in to this Tuesday fever was INR 4,500 smashing the guarantee to draw a bigger prize pool. The lion’s portion of the same was taken away by the well-known online crusher Siddarth Singhvi aka ‘badtameez_donk’, shipping the tournament for INR 2,11,328 along with 5 bounties that came on his way. The champion defeated ‘Keepwalkin007’ in heads-up and the runner-up managed to grab INR 1,25,984.
- Total Entries – 254
- Prize Pool – INR 8,12,797
- Places Paid - 27
- Min-Cash – INR 7,315
Notables who ran deep enough to cash but missed on the final table include Gaurav Sood aka ‘guaravarod’ (4th), Pranay Chawla aka ‘setmeup’ (11th), Rohan Bhakkad aka ‘Acesunited’ (12th), Sahil Mahboobani aka ‘ImHighIshove’ (24th) and so on.
It was Tathagata Sengupta aka ‘RadioActivity’, another well-known player in the online poker circuit to grab the Sixth Sense INR 8 Lakhs GTD title on PokerStars last night. The buy-in to the tournament was INR 3,000 observing a decent field. The event closed with a 2-way deal and Sengupta’s larger stack secured him the first-place position railing out his opponent ‘GreenSTUFF79’ for INR 1,28,430.
- Total Entries – 262
- Prize Pool – INR 8,00,000
- Places Paid - 47
- Min-Cash – INR 5,375
The top finishers in the money include Harsh Dembla aka ‘kakori kabab’ (10th), Sethuram Kannan aka ‘Puneett999’ (11th), Sreekanth Narayan aka ‘LaganaHiToHai’ (14th), Shashank Desai aka ‘GOAT-245’ (39th) and so on.
9stacks hosts StackUp INR 2.5 Lakhs GTD at 7:59 pm sharp. Yesterday pulled a total of 114 entries with each equally paying a buy-in of INR 1,650. To win this tournament Satyam Gupta aka 'noobAf’ powered through the field and claimed the first-place prize money of INR 65,000. The anonymous player beat Ashok Choudhary aka 'Think_Tank’ who settled for the runner-up position by adding INR 45,000 into his bankroll.
- Total Entries – 114
- Prize Pool – INR 2,50,000
- Places Paid - 20
- Min-Cash – INR 2,500
Other notables in contention to receive a paycheck include Arjanveer Chadha aka ‘ballistik’ (6th), Bhavye Mittal aka ‘noobpro’ (8th), Amresh Kumar aka ‘Termi’ (12th), Raj Kumar Gahlot aka ‘Fireman’ (17th), Neeraj Kumar aka ‘SelfClaimedPro’ (19th) and so on. For latest updates on live and online poker tournaments keep reading GutshotMagazine.com and stay tuned!
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