The Spartan Poker is a brand in the Indian online poker scenario that hosts a variety of tournaments and series to suit all pocket sizes. They have been in the game for too long and have established themselves as one of the leading companies in the industry.
Spartan hosts a lot of tournaments every day of the week, including the high-stakes feature tournaments which are a major hit among the poker enthusiasts of this country. Their Saturday’s feature tournament – INR 6 Lakhs GTD DareDevil – is one of the most successful feature tournaments of the week.
The DareDevil tournament also has a unique feature that if you bust, you can re-buy at a 50% discounted buy-in amount. So, for a buy-in of INR 4,400, you can re-buy with just INR 2,000 for a stack of 7,500. Last night’s DareDevil on Spartan drew a total of 260 entries creating a prize pool of INR 6.98 Lakhs. Top 10 places were getting paid and the minimum cash prize was INR 17,450.
The winner to overcome the strong field and bag the 1st place title was the well-known grinder Abhishek Garg aka ‘SlamDunk’. He took home INR 1,72,769 after beating the runner-up Ankush Aryan aka ‘invinciblewolf’, who took home INR 1,59,828. They both made a heads-up deal based on their chip stack, which saw Garg take the lion’s share out of the prize pool.
Garg is by no means an unknown player, having recently added a major title to his name when he shipped The Summit for upwards of INR 3.2 Lakhs. The player, along with crushing online rooms, has also played in a couple of recorded live events where he cashed out, one of them being the 2018 WPT India Kick-Off event held in Goa recently, where he finished 6th for $2,097 (~INR 1.47 Lakhs). Garg is obviously very excited with this win and will be looking to carrying his gameplay forward into 2019 as well.
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