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Closing out the festive weekend that had the entire country celebrating Diwali was Week #2 of the “Star of the Month” – November leaderboard race on PokerStars India.
The action has been intense across the two daily qualifying tourneys on PokerStars India, and there are a new set of 25 qualifiers heading to the November Finale. All of them are eying one of two top prizes, i.e., a bountiful ₹1.15 Lakhs in MTT tickets for the winner, with the runner-up to pocket tickets worth ₹35,000.
If Siddharth Pandey had topped the Week #1 leaderboard, it’s Sagar Choudhury, who now reigns supreme in the Week #2 rankings with a tally of 841 points. Since Choudhury already made it to the Finale last week, taking up his place at the top instead is Akash ‘as5072828’ Sharma with 774 points.
Sharma posted four qualifying scores through the week but went on an overdrive in the ₹5 Lakhs GTD Night on Stars on Wednesday, taking down the tourney for ₹82,132. He also made another sprint for the title in the ₹1 Lakhs GTD Bigstack Turbo on Saturday, adding a second title to his tally and ₹17,091.
Trailing Sharma this week is Amar B ‘PsykoEko’ Iyer (580 points), with Mahesh ‘masteroffelts’ Shyamsundar (487 points), Suresh ‘Wabi-$abi’ Kolli (433 points), and Chaitanya ‘crylighter’ Dhingra (337 points) rounding out the top five in the Week #2 leaderboard standings.
If you’re not aware of the “Star of the Month” promotion, this is a month-long leaderboard race that takes place on PokerStars India and is being exclusively tracked by PokerGuru. Players collect TLB points if they cash in the two daily qualifying events on PokerStars India, i.e., finish ITM in the 7.30 PM and 10.30 PM events across the weekdays and the 5 PM and 10.30 PM tournies on Sunday.
They will feature on the rankings as long as they’re registered on PokerGuru and opted-in on Sharkscope. So what are you waiting for? Get registered and opt-in for your shot at glory and a nice tranche of MTT tickets!
PokerStars India Star of the Month Leaderboard Standings (November 9 – 15)
|Amar B. Iyer||580|
|Arjanveer Singh Chadha||279|
Let’s take a look at the top 5 ranked players on the Week #2 leaderboard of November.
Top 5 Finishers – Week 2
1. Akash Sharma
Leaderboard Points – 774
Topping the Week #2 leaderboard is Akash ‘as5072828’ Sharma, who collected an impressive 774 points to tower over the other 24 qualifiers. Sharma began his week with a min-cash in the ₹5 Lakhs GTD Eliminator on Monday and two days later, went on to champion the ₹5 Lakhs GTD Night on Stars for ₹82,132 after a near-even chop with ‘kviscool.’
Sharma picked his second title amid the qualifying events on Saturday when he struck a three-way deal in the ₹1 Lakhs GTD Bigstack Turbo to collect ₹17,091.
– 23rd for ₹5,121 in Eliminator ₹5 Lakhs GTD on November 9
– 1st in the Night on Stars ₹5 Lakhs GTD for ₹82,132 on November 11
– 6th for ₹5,612 in Bigstack Turbo ₹1 Lakhs GTD on November 13
– Won Bigstack Turbo ₹1 Lakhs GTD for ₹17,091 on November 14
2. Amar B. Iyer
Leaderboard Points – 580
Amar ‘PsykoEko’ Iyer packed a long list of scores all through the week to land at the #2 spot with 580 points.
Iyer just about managed to min-cash the ₹5 Lakhs GTD Eliminator early in the week, but he kept his foot on the pedal all through. His best chance to a title win came in the ₹12 Lakhs GTD Highroller on Friday, where he made it to the FT. He eventually finished seventh for ₹46,111.
Iyer also managed to finish ITM in the two remaining primetime events over the weekend to further consolidate his position on the leaderboard.
– 27th for ₹4,184 in Eliminator ₹5 Lakhs GTD on November 9
– 22nd for ₹4,625 in Night on Stars ₹5 Lakhs on November 11
– 21st for ₹10,869 in Uppercut MAGIC Edition ₹10 Lakhs GTD on November 12
– 7th for ₹46,111 in Highroller ₹12 Lakhs GTD on November 13
– 12th for ₹6,211 in Battle Royale ₹6 Lakhs GTD on November 14
– 28th for ₹13,754 in Sunday Special PKO ₹15 Lakhs GTD on November 15
3. Mahesh Shyamsundar
Leaderboard Points – 487
Mahesh ‘masteroffelts’ Shyamsundar had a blockbuster Sunday that saw him storm his way to the top of the 291 entries in the ₹15 Lakhs GTD Sunday Special Progressive KO to win a cool ₹3.70 Lakhs. This singular score catapulted Shyamsundar to the #3 spot on the Week #2 rankings.
– 1st in the Sunday Special Progressive KO ₹15 Lakhs GTD for ₹3.70 Lakhs on November 15
4. Suresh Kolli
Leaderboard Points – 433
Suresh Kolli, aka ‘Wabi-$abi,’ garnered 433 points to trail Shyamsundar on the weekending leaderboard race. Kolli started his week with a 16th place finish in the ₹5 Lakhs GTD Night on Stars on November 11 for ₹5,297. He played well in the Saturday flagship, ₹6 Lakhs GTD Battle Royale finishing third for ₹41,552. Another 16th place score in the Sunday Special PKO worth ₹20,194 rounded out Kolli’s run through the site’s qualifying tourneys this past week.
– 16th for ₹5,297 in Night on Stars ₹5 Lakhs GTD on November 11
– 3rd for ₹41,552 in Battle Royale ₹6 Lakhs GTD on November 14
– 16th for ₹20,194 in Sunday Special Progressive KO ₹15 Lakhs GTD on November 15
5. Chaitanya Dhingra
Leaderboard Points – 337
Chaitanya ‘crylighter’ Dhingra occupies the #5 rank among the Week #2 qualifiers. He accumulated 337 points primarily on the back of a runner-up finish in the ₹5 Lakhs GTD Eliminator on November 9 for ₹59,764. He chopped the top prize with Sagar ‘sagarpupull’ Choudhury. Two days later, Dhingra min-cashed the ₹5 Lakhs GTD Night on Stars for ₹3,526 to get that extra push.
– 2nd for ₹59,764 in Eliminator ₹5 Lakhs GTD on November 9
– 40th for ₹3,526 in Night on Stars ₹5 Lakhs GTD on November 11
Do Note –
> You need to have a registered account on PokerGuru to enter this leaderboard challenge
> Your profile must be updated with your PokerStars India screenname
> Your PokerStars India screenname must be opted-in on SharkScope (https://www.sharkscope.com/#Screenshot-Opt-In.html/PokerStars.in)
> All TLB points in decimals will be rounded off to the nearest integer
> Prizes will be credited within 72 hours of the completion of the Finale.
> Merchandise will be delivered within 14 working days of the completion of the Finale.
> The tickets will be non-exchangeable and non-transferable.
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