Tuesday Roundup: Pereira, Srivastava, Goyal among title winners
The leading online platforms of the country line up several tournaments, offering their loyal users a chance to excel the day and carry home enormous prize money. Yesterday was no different on leading sites like Spartan Poker, PokerBaazi, Adda52, and 9stacks. Tuesdays never fail to pull out the best players in the country. Here is sneak peek into the day…
Spartan Poker hosts Mega Stack INR 17 Lakh GTD each Tuesday at 8 pm sharp. Owing to its growing popularity, this featured tournament attracts a huge field, always crushing the guaranteed amount. Last night was the same, creating a prize pool of INR 21 Lakhs and Myron Pereira aka ‘mehhhhh’ took away the largest chunk after beating ‘JhingaLala’ in heads-up.
- Total Entries – 718
- Prize Pool – INR 21,54,000
- Places Paid – 71
- Min-Cash – INR 8,185
It was Level #53 when the tournament finally came to a close, with the blinds running at 120,000/240,000 ante 20,000. Pereira had around 7 million in chips and was up against ‘JhingaLala’ who had around 6 million chips before the two decided to put an end to the event with almost similar stacks. With Pereira carrying the larger stack, he was awarded a higher prize and of course, the Mega Stack title.
PokerBaazi organizes The Endeavour INR 15 Lakhs GTD, reserved for each Tuesday. The grinding usually continues late into the night and the same happened last night too. A total number of 417 entries registered, with each paying INR 3,850 as the buy-in. The tournament prize pool was later distributed among the top 54 finishers. After hours on grinding, it was Anurag Srivastava aka ‘13anurag’ who powered through the field after defeating Anik Nit aka ‘Incognito’ in heads-up. Srivastava is a well-known player and a regular face on PokerBaazi, last night pocketing INR 3,01,500 while the runner-up managed to grab INR 2,11,350.
- Total Entries – 417
- Prize Pool – INR 15,00,000
- Places Paid- 54
- Min-Cash – INR 6,900
Several notables in contention to receive a paycheck last night on PokerBaazi include Arsh Grover aka ‘Button_Hai_Bro’ (3rd), Siddharth Chaturvedi aka ‘siddchat’ (4th), Wilson Yomso aka ‘kalingkaling’ (8th), Rohit Setia aka ‘acesinyourfaces’ (10th), Guneet Kwatra aka ‘guntz’ (15th), Manish Lakhotia aka ‘thekid’ (16th), Suresh Kolli aka ‘oil_trader’ (35th), Rubin Labroo aka ‘kornkid’ (42nd), Vikranth Varma aka ‘borntrouble’ (52nd) and so on.
Now, any active player would know the Adda52 pro Tarun Goyal playing under the username ‘aggtarun’ who triumphed yesterday night’s Hitman INR 7.5 Lakhs GTD on Adda52. The winner took home a large chunk of the prize pool, adding INR 2,08,500 to his poker bankroll along with the 11 bounties! Goyal defeated ‘kuber1982’ in heads-up.
- Total Entries – 196
- Prize Pool – INR 7,50,000
- Places Paid - 21
- Min-Cash – INR 6,750
Mihir Thakkar aka ‘gameofdeath’ (3rd), Wilson Yomso aka ‘Kaling’ (4th), Rajat Sharma aka 'Oshoswami (6th), Shravan Chhabria aka 'sweatmyass13' (11th) and others were among several notable players to receive a paycheck last night on Adda52.
9stacks hosts StackUp INR 2.5 Lakhs GTD at 7:59 pm sharp. Yesterday pulled a total of 159 entries with each equally paying a buy-in of INR 1,650. To win this tournament 'Skilled' shot two bullets to power through the field and claim the first-place prize money of INR 67,500. The anonymous player beat 'Fireman' who settled for the runner-up position by adding INR 47,500 into his bankroll.
- Total Entries – 159
- Prize Pool – INR 2,50,000
- Places Paid - 15
- Min-Cash – INR 3,500
Other notable players to cash include Ashish Ahuja aka ‘HakoonahMatata’ (3rd), Monday StackUp winner Vishal Madan (15th) and a few others. For latest updates on live and online poker tournaments keep reading GutshotMagazine.com and stay tuned!
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