If you are an active player online poker one of the must-play tournaments in the week is Sunday night’s SuperStack tournament hosted by Spartan Poker. This featured tournament of the last day of the week promises a massive guarantee of INR 30 Lakhs and tends to draw a lot of participants given that it’s a holiday for most of the country. The man who walked away with the biggest share of that prize pool was a very well known name in Madhav ‘Maddy’ Gupta, who has been part of the Indian poker industry for close to a decade now.
The tournament began yesterday at 8:00 pm and was in the books by 5:36 am this morning. The turnout came to 590 entries with each putting up the INR 5,500 buy-in. The prize pool was shared among the top 55 places receiving a minimum amount of INR 14,700. The long haul of over 9 hours produced the winner in the well known Gupta playing under the username ‘Madzoopa’ who took home a pretty healthy payday.
With the blinds at 80,000-160,000-16,000, Gupta was up against ‘kaushik53’ in heads-up. In the final hand of the tournament, Gupta (Th Qc) was ahead holding 9.1 million chips against the opponent’s (8c 7d) 5.5 million stacks. In the pre-flop action, kaushik53 raises 324k receiving a call of 244k from Gupta. 8s 9h 8h opens up with ‘kaushik53’ now holding three of a kind puts out a bet of 420k. Despite having a draw and chips, Gupta decides to exercise restraint and folds. Both players then decide to make a deal and as a result of his bigger stack, Gupta emerged as the champion of the night.
Gupta made a noteworthy finish in the 2019 WPT Vietnam Kickoff Event, Ho Chi Minh finishing 4th and taking home a sweet INR 9.73 Lakhs. In addition to this, he also finished 4th in the 2019 APT Championships Event, Ho Chi Minh making his total live earnings stand at $80,861 (~INR 57.4 Lakhs). Other notable players receiving a payout include Raghav Bansal aka ‘thatssosick’ (5th), Bunty Batra aka ‘hitesh bhai’ (10th), Sreekanth K N aka ‘n0thig’ (11th), Gaurav Sood aka ‘mozzie17’ (14th), Kunal Vohra aka ‘kvohra’ (15th), Guneet Kwatra aka ‘guntz’ (16th), Siddarth Singhvi aka ‘PeterPunter’ (17th) and so on.
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