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Wednesday saw all the weekly flagships returning for their scheduled run, alongside PokerDangal’s ₹10 Lakhs GTD Dangal Showdown. Let’s take a look at the day’s exciting tournament action and the standout performers.
The ₹5,500 entry buy-in Destiny returned on schedule at 8 PM on Wednesday to sound off the flagship tournament’s 17th edition. With 541 entries (265 unique, 103 re-entries, and 173 rebuys), the event garnered a hefty ₹27.05 Lakhs prize pool. It took the former Adda52 pro Kunal ‘TiltAtma’ Patni almost seven-and-half hours to come out on top and snag the title for ₹5.40 Lakhs, following a three-way deal with Young Gun Arsh ‘BigggTymeR’ Grover and Jasven Saigal.
The banker-turned-poker pro has an accomplished scorecard of live and online performances and most recently won the Virtual Poker League (VPL) mega-finale for his team Deccan Aces. Only 10 days back, he had captured the ₹15 Lakhs GTD GPS #44 Titan Stack for ₹3 Lakhs. This latest victory has sent his lifetime online tally soaring to ₹3.14 Crores.
Grover, who had championed Adda52’s The Mint on Tuesday for ₹3.36 Lakhs, collected a runner-up paycheque of ₹4.51, while Saigal finished 3rd for ₹3.94 Lakhs.
Sagar ‘Strangeplay’ Choudhury (6th for ₹90,675) and Siddarth ‘PeterPunter’ Singhvi (7th for ₹67,625) also FT-ed the Destiny!
In the ₹880 entry buy-in ₹2.5 Lakhs GTD Monster Stack, ‘Mr.blue1205’ outran the 333-strong field to win ₹56,344.
PokerStars India has set a routine of running two ₹5 Lakhs GTD tourneys almost daily! And reigning supreme over both of last night`s marquees was none other than Armaan ‘Armaan007111’ Kochhar! The ₹1,750 entry buy-in Night on Stars took off at 7.30 PM to attract 263 entries (167 unique and 96 re-entries). The tourney fell ₹81,567 short of breaking even, and it was 2.24 AM in the wee hours of Thursday when Kochhar defeated his heads-up rival Nitin ‘Checkshoveit’ Arora (runner-up for ₹70,499) to win ₹95,585.
The rising poker talent has been in phenomenal form recently. If Kochhar was ranked #3 on the weekly leaderboard last week, he had a great start to the week after booking a super-profitable Sunday, where he won the ₹25 Lakhs GTD Adda52 Millions for ₹6.86 Lakhs. He also championed the ₹10 Lakhs GTD Inception for 2.08 Lakhs the very next day.
It`s hard to digest, but Kochhar outdid his recent exploits last night as he won not one – not two – but three flagship tourneys. Running alongside the Night on Stars was the Big Bubble Rush that started at 9.30 PM. This was a ₹2,750 buy-in bounty tournament that overlayed ₹1 Lakhs after only 160 players registered to play. Kochhar rode past the field and his heads-up rival ‘rebirth2018’ (2nd for ₹56,971) to claim the title. With ₹57,611 in prize money and another ₹51,674 in bounties, he pocketed ₹1.10 Lakhs in the event.
Evidently not done yet, Kochhar also rode to the top in Adda52’s Maverick to add another fat payout of ₹3.07 Lakhs to his tally. Three title wins on a single night boosted Kochhar’s scorecard by ₹5.13 Lakhs, and he now boasts an impressive ₹2.86 Crores in recorded online winnings.
Arora, who placed runner-up in the Night on Stars, also final tabled the Big Bubble Rush, where he finished sixth for ₹15,179.
In the late-night ₹1 Lakhs GTD Bigstack Turbo, Gurpal ‘twizelll’ Singh outran the 99-player field to win ₹22,373. The final 17 finishers earned payouts, adding crucial points to their standings in the PokerStars India “Star of the Month” Leaderboard.
The mid-week action is always intense on Adda52, and Wednesday had the popular ₹15 Lakhs GTD Maverick coming back for another weekly run. The ₹2,500 entry buy-in tourney commenced as scheduled at 8 PM and witnessed a better turnout for the second consecutive week after bringing in 613 runners. While this wasn’t enough to meet the prize pool guarantee, the ₹1.05 Lakhs shortfall was a significant improvement over the ₹1.44 Lakhs overlay the tourney had to fill in last week.
It took more than eight hours to find a champion and walking away with the glory, and a hattrick was Armaan ‘tandavam’ Kochhar. Kochhar outran a stacked FT and eventually pipped ‘Powershell (runner-up for ₹2.92 Lakhs) heads-up to win ₹3.07 Lakhs in prize money.
PokerGuru Ambassador Devvrat ‘glitch_d’ Arya (3rd for ₹1.49 Lakhs), Tarun ‘aggtarun’ Goyal (4th for ₹1.08 Lakhs) and Young Gun Anujkumar ‘thekinganuj’ Kodam (5th for ₹75,500) were the other top regs who posted FT finishes.
Arya was another standout MTT performer last night as he also placed fourth in the ₹4 Lakhs GTD La Luna for ₹37,917, a tournament he had championed last week. He ran deep in PokerBaazi’s ₹10 Lakhs GTD The Pride as well, placing eighth for ₹30,252 – in all earning almost ₹2.17 Lakhs last night.
Rising atop the 272-player field in the ₹4 Lakhs GTD La Luna was Aarchit ‘Aarchit’ Dhadwal, who padded his bankroll by ₹98,069 after beating Shivam Kumar ‘barbarik12’ Singh (2nd for ₹87,054) heads-up. The tourney got hit by an overlay of ₹52,920 and paid out 27 places.
PokerBaazi’s signature Wednesday tourney, the ₹10 Lakhs GTD The Pride, collected a guarantee-smashing ₹10.26 Lakhs after 293 contenders (168 unique and 125 re-entries) ponied up the ₹3,850 entry buy-in. Racing past the competition and the 8-Max FT was Monish ‘Monish1221’ Annthem, who took down the title for a personal-best ₹2.27 Lakhs.
‘nammy09’ (runner-up for ₹1.59 Lakhs), Siddhanth ‘ender’ Kripalani (3rd for ₹1.02 Lakhs), Akshat ‘takingcuntrol’ Sharma (4th for ₹75,682), Rishab ‘ryuk’ Malik (6th for ₹45,430), Swapan ‘mahikalra’ Hazra (7th for ₹37,738), and PokerGuru Ambassador Devvrat ‘flopCheck’ Arya (8th for ₹30,252) FT-ed The Pride.
Over at the ₹3 Lakhs GTD 6-Max Grinders #14 Wednesday SuperStack, Mohak ‘Tiltin’ Kapoor stormed past 145 others, including his heads-up rival Veer ‘Ragnarok1892’ Kaushal (2nd for ₹54,090) to win ₹77,250.
Sam ‘thereallokimon’ Anand (3rd for ₹34,800), Abhishek ‘AbhishekRathod’ Rathod (4th for ₹25,770), and Siddharth ‘Siddonuts’ Pandey (5th for ₹19,320) also FT-ed the tourney.
PokerDangal`s brand-new ₹10 Lakhs GTD Dangal Showdown began proceedings last night with the first of its four starting flights running course. Day 1A pulled in 152 contenders (110 unique and 42 re-entries), and after several hours of action, only 19 of them could secure a stack for Day 2. ‘THE_MOUTH’ came out as the end-of-day chip leader with 302,048 in chips, with ‘glitch’ (132,944) and ‘DJBravo’ (113,944) rounding out the top three stacks of the day.
All qualifying stacks from the starting flights will return to play Day 2 from 8 PM onwards on October 25.
The other notable Wednesday winners were –
|Player||Prize Money||Event||Poker Site|
|Parmaatma||₹64,962||Night Rider – Monster Stack ₹2.45 Lakhs GTD||Spartan Poker|
|gogikaran||₹16,500||Pocket Jacks ₹75K GTD||Pocket52|
|Bijay ‘Jarvis590’ Sarkar||₹11,500||Unravel ₹50K GTD||Pocket52|
Due to the Durga Puja holidays in our state, we will not be posting the detailed version of our Daily Majors report.