Wednesday Roundup: Kaushik takes down Destiny on Spartan
Mid-week is here, and the online felts are blazing fire once again with massive guarantees! Yesterday was also about travel packages as PokerBaazi hosts G.O.A. Just as the name suggests, providing all expenses for a trip to the heart of poker. And now let’s take a quick look at Wednesday majors…
Destiny 12.0 INR 30 Lakhs GTD was the headline event on Spartan Poker. Destiny 12.0 will have 10 weekly runs and in the end, all 10 winners will take their seats in Destiny SnG Finale. After Anant Purohit emerging victorious last week, the latest champion was Ashish Kaushik aka ‘mmonas’ who topped a field of 643 entries and collected the enormous sum of prize money. Kaushik, an online grinder beat another well-known face in the online circuit, Arsh Grover aka ‘BigggTymeR’ in heads-up.
- Total Entries – 643
- Prize Pool – INR 32,15,000
- Places Paid - 60
- Min-Cash – INR 12,860
The tournament broke last week’s record of 524 entries along with the guarantee and finally created a prize pool of INR 32.15 Lakhs which was later shared among the top players including Anuj Kodam aka 'aatmaan108' (3rd), Vinayak Bajaj aka 'tuktuki' (6th), Faiz Alam aka 'DrStrange' (8th), Eka Vedantham aka 'gettingthere' (9th), Ashish Munot aka 'Donkey 07' (11th), Ratul Steves aka 'Atriohm' (21st), Nadeem Basha aka 'blindgame' (26th), Anirban Das aka 'pokernoob' (31st), Manish Lakhotia aka 'thekid' (46th) and so on.
Online regular Anurag Srivastava aka ’13anurag’ added another feather to his poker cap by taking down G.O.A INR 20 Lakhs GTD on PokerBaazi. Last night’s tournament had a buy-in of INR 5,500 and Srivastava defeated one of the country’s pro poker players Akshay Nasa aka ‘sherlock52’ in heads-up for INR 3,70,000. Nasa eventually bagged INR 2,67,000 for finishing second.
- Total Entries – 358
- Prize Pool – INR 20,00,000
- Places Paid - 54
- Min-Cash – INR 9,000
The tournament observed a tough field and the top places ended in the money including Nadeem Basha aka 'SpadeHunter' (3rd), Bharat Vasan aka 'Thinkfloyd' (4th), Priyank Kothari aka 'Piko 1432' (6th), Raman Gujral aka 'ifryu' (13th), Arsh Grover aka 'Button_Hai_Bro' (17th), Manish Lakhotia aka 'thekid' (19th), Honey Bijlani aka 'ho9ey' (31st), Ayan Ray aka 'interlalia_1' (32nd), Sagar Choudhury aka 'sagarpupul' (41st), Sahil Mahboobani aka 'ImHighIshove' (46th) and others.
Last night’s Maverick INR 10 Lakhs GTD on Adda52 kicked-off at 8 pm for a buy-in of INR 2,500. Topping a field of 413 entries was an anonymous player ‘utsisharma’ shipping the tournament for INR 2,16,550 after beating ‘Carlo3004’ in heads-up who survived to take home INR 1,81,450.
- Total Entries – 413
- Prize Pool – INR 10,00,000
- Places Paid - 43
- Min-Cash – INR 5,500
The top 43 places received a pay-check including Ram Kakkar aka 'mowgumotu' (6th), Shravan Chhabria aka 'sweatmyass13' (7th), Prateek Pandey aka 'ishuv' (11th), Avneesh Munjal aka 'IamAM' (12th), Dhawal Makani aka 'dhawalmakani’ (35th), Siddhanth Kapoor aka 'bullzeyepower' (38th) and so on.
Night on Stars
The chip graph of Night on Stars INR 5 Lakhs GTD hosted on PokerStars evidently shows the standout performance by well-known player in the online felts, Anuj Yadav, playing under the username ‘brockLesnar95’. Yadav emerged triumphantly and secured the first-place prize money of INR 1.14 Lakhs defeating his opponent ‘pratik07’ in heads-up, whereas the anonymous player walked out with INR 83,988.
- Total Entries – 305
- Prize Pool – INR 6,10,000
- Places Paid - 53
- Min-Cash – INR 3,875
The tournament guarantee was trounced to generate a prize pool of INR 6.10 Lakhs. The top 53 places to finish in the money were Prashanth Sekar aka 'nemesis9961' (3rd), Abhishek Garg aka ‘TheGrinder333' (4th), Harsh Bubna aka 'harsh1327' (13th), Yash Shrivastava aka '[email protected]$#116' (16th), Sagar Choudhury aka 'sagarpupull' (30th), Ram Kakkar aka 'TheLagLaywer' (36th), Anirban Das aka 'nocluewho' (48th) and others.
StackUp INR 2.5 Lakhs GTD on 9stacks had its routine daily run yesterday at 7:59 pm, registering a field of 124 players with each paying a buy-in of INR 1,650 aiming to grab the prize money. Topping the field and claiming the day was ‘virat_kohli’ pocketing INR 69,030 after defeating Ankit Saxena aka ‘killing_spree’ in heads-up.
- Total Entries – 124
- Prize Pool – INR 2,65,000
- Places Paid - 20
- Min-Cash – INR 2,655
Vikram Ved Batra aka 'vikrambatra' (4th), Ankit Abhishek aka 'yoan' (6th), Akash Shekhar aka 'K9_A' (7th), Karan Sawhney aka 'chickentikka' (9th), Arsh Grover aka 'Biggg_TymeR' (15th), Arjanveer Chadha aka 'ballistik' (17th) and others were among the top players finishing in the money.
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