One of the prominent and leading names in the online poker industry, GGpoker is the first and only poker room to guarantee 9-digit guarantees in a single tournament series! A month-long World Series of Poker (WSOP) Online Super Circuit giving away 18 WSOP Ring events, boasting $100 million in prize money including the staggering $5 million GTD Main Event that concluded last night, undoubtedly, the entire festival was a game-changer for the poker world!
The $5 million GTD Main Event began on 10 May featuring dozens of flights for a buy-in of $1,000. The entire event ended in grand style, after recording a monstrous field of 9,779 runners, creating a gigantic prize pool of $9.29 million across the multiple Day 1s; the money reached the top 1,196 survivors. Day 2 kicked off with ‘picobyte’ carrying a towering 1.5 million chips and ‘WhiteChick’ with the second biggest stack who already captured one ring in Event 13: COLOSSUS $2 million GTD.
Among the other noted players battling on Day 2 included Natural8 Team Hot Pros Henri Buehler and Michael Soyza, GGpoker ambassadors Boris Becker and Bertrand ‘ElkY’ Grospellier, Michiel ‘Easterdamnz’ Van Elsacker, ‘Fedor Kruze’, ‘Sergey Rybachenko’, Markus ‘_PrinzOfDTO_’ Prinz, and so on looking forward to grabbing the top prize of a hefty $1.27 million. A total of 1,494 survivors made through multiple Day 1s and the final day began with their respective stacks in front of them.
It was a battle of 10 long hours. Several players representing India were spotted on the felts but COVID Charity event runner-up ‘Igutu’ was the player who went on to make history, bringing home what is probably the largest online score by a Indian player! WSOP bracelet winner Abhinav Iyer has the biggest live score by any Indian but now, anonymous player Igutu has gone on to inspire hundreds of more Indians to join online poker!
Along the way, two Indian players ‘Igutu’ and ‘thehulk’ waded through the tournament. thehulk unfortunately fell out in 10th place in the all-important Main Event for a handsome score of $49,208 (~INR 37.05 Lakh). The first casualty on the final table was ‘Gius2020’ followed by ‘wy77’ and ‘MaillouL’ in 8th and 7th place. Germany’s ‘CoRoNaTi’ departed in 6th place.
Soon after poker pro Juan Pardo Dominguez headed out in 4th place, India’s ‘Igutu’ initially took the chip lead but after a few ups and downs, he had to bow out in 3rd place, taking home a whopping online score of $617,164 (~INR 4.64 Crore), an amount never before claimed by any Indian player!
Heads-up began between German player ‘schimmelgodx’ and Canada’s ‘Biereux’. After a hard fought session, schimmelgodx with Jc 4s and Biereux with Js Qc faced off in the final hand, with the board running out Kd 4h 6h 3h 8c. The former hit two pairs railing out the latter to claim the biggest prize money of the tournament – $1.27 million while the latter secured $885K for his efforts!
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