Wednesday Roundup: Lakshpal Singh wins PokerStars' Night on Stars
Every once in a while, the leading online felts of the country comes up with newer designs to fetch the needs of their loyal user base. Even after hitting the mid-week, the thrill couldn’t stop the poker enthusiasts to stay away from the felts. Spartan Poker pounced with the biggest news, the 13th edition of the highly admired Destiny series that began on 15th January to go on until 18 March where the top 3 winners are promised a Las Vegas package. On the other hand, G.O.A. on PokerBaazi also offers a chance to visit the poker capital of the country. And here is the complete summary of Wednesday majors…
Wednesday’s headlining tournament on Spartan Poker was Destiny 13.0 INR 25 Lakhs GTD attracting a total of 703 runners, breaking the last week’s record! These hopefuls who registered themselves for INR 5,500 in the event saw the displayed guarantee being smashed to create a higher prize pool of INR 35.15 Lakhs. Over 8+ hours of intense battling, the tournament was ultimately conquered by ‘Dr House’ after the players struck a heads-up deal and with that, his opponent ‘FreeFlow’ settled in the second position.
- Total Entries – 703
- Prize Pool – INR 35,15,000
- Places Paid - 60
- Min-Cash – INR 14,060
The incredible prize pool was shared among the top finishers including Harshad Barve aka 'omglukbox' (3rd), Manash Nayak aka 'Batman7796' (6th), Haresh Kukreja aka 'Dietchips' (8th), Jayjit Ray aka 'David Blaine' (9th), Honey Bijlani aka 'HO9EY' (15th), Neel Joshi aka 'Worm33' (17th), Vidwath Shetty aka 'RoronaA' (20th), Kartik Ved aka 'TheInternetKid' (22nd), Saumil Krishnani aka 'Indianavatar' (27th), Yowan Patel aka 'PAPITO' (29th), Hitesh Batra aka 'hitesh bhai' (31st), Ashish Kaushik aka 'mmonas' (48th), Ram Kakkar aka 'TheLagLawyer' (53rd), Chirag Sodha aka 'chilling' (59th) and so on.
PokerBaazi’s G.O.A. INR 20 Lakhs GTD pulled out 455 entries for a buy-in of INR 5,500. The tournament kicked off at 8 pm and the grinding continued for over 8 hours. But before the competition came to a standstill, the top 63 finishers earned quite well for their efforts from a bigger prize pool of INR 22.75 Lakhs. Giving a standout performance was an online reg Priyank Kothari aka ‘Piko1432’ who beat Guneet Kwatra aka ‘guntz’ in heads-up to seize INR 4.15 Lakhs in prize money sending away Kwatra to the runner-up position to settle for INR 3 Lakhs.
- Total Entries – 455
- Prize Pool – INR 22,75,000
- Places Paid - 63
- Min-Cash – INR 9,100
The star-studded field included Sreekanth Narayan aka 'n0thing' (3rd), Arjun Kochhar aka 'Smoothie12' (8th), Sumit Sapra aka 'boronyx' (10th), Nadeem Basha aka 'SpadeHunter' (13th), Sagar Choudhury aka 'sagarpupul' (17th), Rubin Labroo aka 'kornkid' (18th), Raghav Bansal aka 'thatssosick' (21st), Amit Jangir aka 'killing_spree' (22nd), Kartik Ved aka 'TheInternetKid' (29th), Anurag Srivastava aka '13anurag' (41st), Neel Joshi aka 'Worm33' (51st), Faiz Alam aka 'AilaGaya' (53rd), Hitesh Batra aka 'hiteshbhai' (59th), Arsh Grover aka 'Button_Hai_Bro' (62nd), Kanishka Samant aka 'Highness' (63rd) finished in the money.
An anonymous online grinder ‘rashpr’ took down Wednesday night’s Maverick INR 10 Lakh GTD on Adda52. The tournament registered a field of 493 players for a buy-in of INR 2,500 leading to the creation of a higher prize pool of INR 11.21 Lakhs, well-distributed among the top 49 places. ‘rashpr’ defeated ‘xwink’ in heads-up and pocketed the winner’s amount of INR 2.74 Lakhs. While the latter added INR 1.62 Lakhs in his poker bankroll.
- Total Entries – 493
- Prize Pool – INR 11,21,578
- Places Paid - 49
- Min-Cash – INR 6,169
Other notable players ending in the money include Siddharth Karia aka 'skaria1' (4th), Prakash Gupta aka 'incredible7493' (5th), Deepak Choudhary aka 'Deepak32145' (10th), Sandeep Varma aka 'effuno' (17th), Sreekanth Narayan aka 'n0thing' (40th) and so on.
Night on Stars
The Wednesday featured tournament on PokerStars Night on Stars INR 10 Lakhs GTD was a part of the Winter Series. The entire event registered 425 players, each one of whom entered after paying INR 2,750 buy-in. After hours of shuffling and eliminations, it was a prominent face in the poker industry Lakshpal Singh aka ‘B00MTilt23’ who secured the title and boosted his poker bankroll, adding INR 1.91 Lakh. Singh railed out ‘Sooo Pure’ in heads-up who finally settled for INR 1.40 Lakh.
- Total Entries – 425
- Prize Pool – INR 10,62,500
- Places Paid - 71
- Min-Cash – INR 5,050
Sandeep Varma aka 'effuno007' (3rd), Vivek Singh aka 'Mystic Peaks' (4th), Faiz Alam aka 'LFGgggg' (13th), Amit Kumar Sahu aka 'NutsLagGaye' (17th), Arjanveer Chadha aka 'ballistik310' (22nd), Harsh Dembla aka 'kakori kabab' (23rd), Honey Bijlani aka 'h09ey' (29th) 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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