Wednesday Roundup: Bansal and Tibrewal win titles
The online felts continue to grow steamier as we have hit the mid-week. By now the poker enthusiasts pretty well know all about the Wednesday jazz offering bigger prize pools and incredible packages along with bundles of cash prizes! Spartan Poker promises the top 3 winners a trip to the marvelous Las Vegas worth 10 Lakhs while on the other hand, PokerBaazi ensures all expenses for a trip to Goa. Having laid down some brilliant opportunities, let’s take a quick tour of Wednesday majors…
Spartan Poker’s headlining tournament Destiny 12.0 INR 25 Lakhs GTD kick-started at 8 pm yesterday to continue until the ultimate champion was announced. A total number of 442 players registered themselves for a fixed buy-in of INR 5,500, generating a prize pool to be shared among the top finishers. However, grabbing the Destiny SnG Finale seat was 4th in All-Time Money list, Raghav Bansal aka ‘thatssosick’ who captured the first-place prize money after railing out ‘7freeman’ in heads-up.
- Total Entries – 442
- Prize Pool – INR 25,00,000
- Places Paid - 40
- Min-Cash – INR 15,000
Other notable players finishing in the money include Ayan Ray aka 'interlalia_1' (3rd), Anurag Srivastava aka 'Norman Bates' (8th), Jayjit Ray aka 'David Blaine' (12th), Gaurav Sood aka ‘mozzie17’ (16th), Abhinav Iyer aka 'Schumi91' (17th), Rohit Mishra aka 'ShippingYard' (23rd), Tuesday Mega Stack champ Pranay Chawla aka 'MajhiSatakali' (24th), Anant Purohit aka 'Pro' (29th) and others.
Another destination package assuring in the PokerBaazi Wednesday flagship tournament, G.O.A INR 20 Lakhs GTD. For a buy-in of INR 5,500, a total number of 354 players enrolled but only the top 54 competitors could increase their poker bankroll. Outlasting this field was Aman Kejriwal aka ‘alwaysriver’ who seized the title for INR 3.7 Lakhs after defeating Srihari Bang aka 'bangbang999' in heads-up. Eventually, Bang headed towards the pay desk to secure the runner-up amount of INR 2.67 Lakhs.
- Total Entries – 354
- Prize Pool – INR 20,00,000
- Places Paid - 54
- Min-Cash – INR 9,000
Other notable players receiving a paycheck include Ujjwal Narwal aka 'Mr_Robot' (3rd), Sumanth Kumar aka 'sp175' (8th), Honey Bijlani aka 'ho9ey' (10th), Bharat Vasan aka 'Thinkfloyd' (11th), Siddhanth Kapoor aka 'Bullzeye' (12th), Sagar Choudhury aka 'sagarpupul' (16th), Pranay Chawla aka 'setmeup' (29th), Manish Lakhotia aka 'thekid' (37th), Faiz Alam aka 'AilaGaya' (43rd), Shagun Jain aka 'sogani22' (47th), Ayan Ray aka 'interlalia_1' (48th) and so on.
INR 2,500 was the buy-in to Adda52’s featured tournament Maverick INR 10 Lakhs GTD. Eventually, after few hours of the grinding session, claiming the lion’s share of the prize pool was an online crusher ‘NormanBates’ who grabbed the winner’s prize money of INR 2.48 Lakhs after defeating ‘SS210’ in heads-up. The runner-up managed to walk out by securing INR 1.5 Lakh.
- Prize Pool – INR 10,00,000
- Places Paid - 43
- Min-Cash – INR 5,500
Players to increase their bankroll include Ryan Cardoso aka 'MamboNo5' (8th), Sagar Choudhury aka 'alwaysnutz' (10th), Pranay Chawla aka 'setmeup' (13th), Pranjal Gandhi aka 'lilmessipranjal' (15th), Wilson Yomso aka 'Kaling' (30th) and others.
Night on Stars
PokerStars hosted Night on Stars INR 5 Lakhs GTD luring a total number of 206 entries with each one paying a fixed buy-in of INR 2,200. After a few intense hours of grinding, Kaushik Tibrewal aka ‘breadbutterjam’ emerged as the titleholder after a heads-up deal with ‘Infic11’. Tibrewal boosted his poker bankroll by adding the first-place prize money of INR 88,453 while the runner-up settled for INR 81,650.
- Total Entries – 206
- Prize Pool – INR 5,00,000
- Places Paid - 35
- Min-Cash – INR 4,788
Ram Kakkar aka 'TheLagLawyer' (4th), Honey Bijlani aka 'h09ey' (12th), Sagar Choudhury aka 'sagarpupull' (17th), Sihari Bang aka 'bangbang1999' (22nd), Arsh Grover aka 'BiggggTymeR' (25th), Shagun Jain aka 'Sogani22' (34th), Arjanveer Chadha aka 'ballistik310' (35th) were among the few notable players to finish in the money.
9stacks hosted Stackup Turbo INR 1 Lakh GTD last night at 7:59 pm. For a buy-in of INR 1,100, a total of 123 players joined the tournament with only 15 places receiving a share from the bigger prize pool. Circuit regular Ashish Kumar aka 'AK19' emerged triumphant after beating 'jmdpanku' in heads-up for INR 29,430. The runner-up managed to obtain INR 20,710.
- Total Entries – 123
- Prize Pool – INR 1,09,000
- Places Paid - 15
- Min-Cash – INR 1,526
Akash Shekhar aka 'K9_A' (3rd), Banmanlang Lyndem aka 'bml2012' (14th) were among the few notable players ending in the money. For the latest updates on live and online poker tournaments keep reading GutshotMagazine.com and stay tuned!
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