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The domestic felts will soon witness some high-end action at the third edition of the much-awaited tournament series Baadshah Gaming Live Tournament (BLT).
BLT 3, rake-free tournament series will be hosted on-board Casino Pride anchored in river Mandovi in Goa from October 4-8. In the run-up to the excitement that awaits, Baadshah Gaming hosted the first starting flight of the headline â‚¹35,000 Main Event, online on September 23.
Some of the best players from the Indian circuit competed on Day 1A with a total of 26 players taking a shot through the online flight. At the end of day’s play, seven players have progressed to Day 2 and it was Ashish ‘DOBERMAN’ Munot (279,668) who leads the Day 1A survivors advancing to Day 2.
First lady of Indian poker – Shuchi ‘Shuchi’ Chamaria (163,563) was also seen in the thick of action and bagged the second-biggest stack. While Chamaria is famously known as the better-half of India’s poker veteran and Team PokerStars India pro Aditya Agarwal, she has been making big inroads herself and is one of the few budding women pros who hold great potential in a male-dominated Indian poker fraternity.
Rounding off the top three stacks was online regular Guneet ‘GSK15’ Kwatra (135,980). Kwatra’s claim to fame in live poker is a seventh place finish in the â‚¹35,000 NLHE Main Event at the 2017 Deltin Poker Tournament (DPT).
CEO of Baadshah Gaming, Madhav ‘MADZOOPA’ Gupta (33,966) who operates the poker room in Casino Pride also bagged a big stack for Day 2.
Also accompanying them are seasoned pros Sahil ‘IAMHIGHISHOVE’ Mahboobani (79,584) and Pranay ‘SATISHSHAH’ Chawla (19,901).
Notably, Baadshah Gaming and Casino Pride share a strategic partnership owing to the fact that in July 2017, the Casino Pride Group purchased 30% stake in Baadshah Gaming’s OceanKing Software Solutions LLP for an undisclosed amount.
The first two editions of BLT were hosted in December 2017 and April 2018 respectively. Both editions were a huge success and BLT3 was announced in response to huge public demand. BLT 3 has six events in its roster, with buy-ins ranging from â‚¹15,000 to â‚¹75,000.
With the opening flight of â‚¹35,000 Main Event now in books, the participation numbers are expected to catch up as anticipation builds for the popular poker extravaganza. Day 1B and 1C will be held at Casino Pride on October 5 and 6 respectively. Players advancing from all the three flights will converge on Day 2 that will be held on October 7.
Top 7 Chip Counts At The End of Day 1A
1. Ashish ‘DOBERMAN’ Munot – 279,668
2. Shuchi ‘SHUCHI’ Chamaria – 163,563
3. Guneet ‘GSK15’ Kwatra – 135,980
4. Sahil ‘IAMHIGHISHOVE’ Mahboobani – 79,584
5. Tathagata ‘JACKREACHER’ Sengupta – 67,338
6. Madhav ‘MADZOOPA’ Gupta – 33,966
7. Pranay ‘SATISHSHAH’ Chawla – 19,901
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