Vikram Singh wins SSS Event #33 on Spartan
Poker players all over India would've been extremely excited yesterday, as The Spartan Poker had quite a few big tournaments being hosted as a part of the Spartan Super Series (SSS), a series which offered over INR 3.7 crore in guaranteed prizes and which concluded yesterday.
The first tournament of the day had a noon start, and this tournament was shipped by 'Viserion'. A couple of hours later, SSS Event #33 INR 2 Lakh GTD kicked off at 2pm, a freezeout tournament with a buy-in of INR 1,100. The tournament saw a total field of 202 entries and this led to the guarantee being beaten slightly.
As the tournament progressed, the top 27 players were paid out a minimum cash of INR 2,020, but none took home a greater prize than Vikram Singh aka 'BigBadBlind', who outlasted this vast field and made a decent addition to his poker bankroll, winning INR 44,743 for finishing first.
He beat 'RippingAA' in heads-up, who had to settle for the runners-up prize of INR 30,199. For those who remember the recent IOPC series, you would've heard a lot of this player, having made several final tables and also winning an IOPC title, shipping the IOPC Daredevil tournament for nearly four lakh rupees.
The tournament came to an end in Level #42, with the blinds running 7,600/15,200 - 1,520, and Singh holding nearly a 6:1 chip lead over his opponent. RippingAA went all-in pre-flop with 2s Ah, and Singh made the call with Th 9c, as the board opened 5s 4h Kc 7c Tc and Singh won with a pair of Tens.
Singh is a highly accomplished poker player, with many huge wins on online poker websites, both Indian and international. He studies the game in depth and has also written a 'Poker Gyaan' article on Gutshot, titled 'Quality vs Outcome', which you can read here.
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