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Dominating the action on Friday was Spartan Poker’s The Elite ₹20 Lakhs GTD. The event registered 197 entries (94 unique, 40 re-entries and 63 rebuys), and the heads-up play saw two heavyweights Goonjan ‘gmtesting’ Mall and Aditya ‘S1ckB3at’ Chaudhary up against each other. Mall was seen gunning for the top spot this Thursday in PokerBaazi’s The Summit and 9stacks’ Thunder @7.30 PM. While his runner-up finishes in both was still a very commendable achievement; Mall went the distance last night and padded his bankroll by ₹4.80 Lakhs. Chaudhary walked away with ₹3.26 Lakhs for finishing runner-up.
The other big winner on the site was Anant ‘Pro’ Purohit, who took down TGIF ₹8 Lakhs GTD for ₹1.28 Lakhs following a heads-up deal with Hitesh ‘hitesh bhai’ Batra, who banked ₹1.27 Lakhs for finishing runner-up.
The other big-ticket of the day was Adda52’s The Ballers ₹15 Lakhs GTD that played out amid 215 runners (145 unique and 70 re-entries). The tournament ran into a shortfall of ₹27,250 in meeting its advertised guarantee. The last player standing was Sanat ‘mehro2511’ Mehrotra, who defeated ‘Aarchit’ heads-up to snag the top prize of ₹4.11 Lakhs. The latter took away ₹2.40 Lakhs in prize money.
Over on PokerStars India, the day’s headliner was the Uppercut Progressive Knock-Out ₹6 Lakhs GTD. The event drew 197 entries and crowned a champion in Sharad ‘sordykrd’ Rao, who banked 1.42 Lakhs (includes ₹65,531 in bounties) for his efforts.
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