If you talk about the most popular online poker tournament in Spartan Poker, Destiny has to pop up in your mind. Hosted every Wednesday night, the tournament attracts top poker players of the country with now running its 11th edition. The previous night saw another Destiny 11.0 INR 25 Lakhs GTD on Spartan that concluded with massive success.
Even with a high buy-in of INR 5,500, a total of 457 players registered in the tournament. As the event progressed, the top 40 players received a minimum paycheck of INR 15,000. After an 8-hour long haul, Guneet Kwatra emerged as the star of the night, walking away with a healthy sum of prize money.
In Level #46 (36,000/72,000 ante 8,000) the final table was lit with two poker pros, Kwatra (7h 8h) leading with 3.7 million chips against Abhinav Iyer aka ‘Schumi91’ (2d Js) with 3.1 million chips. Pre-flop both players posted the blinds and checked until the turn Ts 7d 5s 6h. Kwatra holding 7h 8h completed a straight on the 4d river card, bet 72k while Iyer smartly folds.
After the last hand, both players decided to settle for a deal and Kwatra aka ‘guntz’ was ultimately crowned the Destiny 11.0 title adding another significance to his online poker career. Kwatra is among the well-known players in live as well as online felts. He finished 2nd in 2018 Baadash Gaming Live Tournament Main Event, while the WSOP bracelet winner Iyer sits at 5th place in India’s All-Time money list.
Some of the known players making deep runs included Kaushik Ghosh aka ‘kaushik53’ (9th), Divyank Prasoon aka ‘mikkudiv’ (15th), Madhav Gupta aka ‘Madzoopa’ (17th), Kanishka Samant aka ‘Wildflower’ (18th), Haresh Kukreja aka ‘Dietchips’ (19th), Manish Lakhotia aka ‘thekid’ (28th), Eka Vedantham aka ‘gettingthere’ (29th), Siddharth Karia aka ‘schemer77’ (33rd), Sagar Choudhary aka ‘lolMinions’ (38th), Deepak Bothra aka ‘chimpoo’ (40th) and so on.
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