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Who says Tuesdays can’t be action-packed?! Keeping the action on a high note was PokerStars India’s THE MAMMOTH that went down the history books last night, alongside the usual flagships that took place across the other domestic platforms! Here is a quick recap.
Tuesday night unfolded some exciting action in the Mega Stack. The ₹3,300 buy-in tourney mustered 708 entries, riding well past the ₹20 Lakhs advertised guarantee to generate a prize pool worth ₹21.24 Lakhs. Walking away with the bragging rights and the top prize of ₹4.09 Lakhs was ‘Tiger10’. A very accomplished regular on Spartan Poker, the anonymous player had in October 2018, won the Destiny 6.0 Finale SnG and The Elite. Last November, he took down the Electric Big Daddy 6 Lakhs GTD for 1.26 Lakhs and has a scorecard dotted with numerous other deep runs. In the Mega Stack, ‘Tiger10’ fended off ‘whateverhaha’ heads-up, the latter conceding to a second-place finish worth ₹2.58 Lakhs. Siddhartha ‘siddyk20’ Khandelwal (3rd for ₹1.85 Lakhs), Anish ‘anishsuri’ Suri (4th for ₹1.45 Lakhs), PokerGuru Ambassador Parikshit ‘zapdos1311’ Dhall (5th for ₹1.14 Lakhs) and Varun ‘Vg007’ Gulati (8th for ₹46,940) posted FT finishes.
While the Mega Stack rallied up the numbers, The Race ₹7.5 Lakhs GTD got hit by an overlay of ₹19,500 with a below-par turnout of 487 entries. The tournament eventually handed out the title to Guruprasad ‘DONKAKING’ Gupta, who pocketed the winning amount of ₹1.11 Lakhs following a three-way chop with Vishnu ‘violator’ Khandelwal (2nd for ₹1.06 Lakhs) and ‘thejoker’ (3rd for ₹1.05 Lakhs).
Sanket ‘THEDONKKID’ Deshmukh was another prominent winner on the site as he topped a field of 190 players in the Monster Stack ₹4.5 Lakhs GTD to win ₹99,675. Online phenom Anant ‘Pro’ Purohit finished runner-up for ₹67,275.
PokerBaazi’s Tuesday flagship, The Endeavour, ran with a ₹15 Lakhs prize pool guarantee last night. With 465 entries, the ₹3,850 buy-in tourney blew comfortably past the guarantee mark, generating a ₹16.27 Lakhs prize pool. Taking up the top spot was a relatively low key player, Rahul Jindal. Jindal, who plays as ‘SharkTank’ on PokerBaazi, had reportedly championed this same event nearly two years back. Over this past week, he has final-tabled two tourneys on the site, finishing ninth in The Pride, and posting a sixth-place finish in the Grinders #33 Main Event 6 Lakhs GTD. Last night, he beat out Neeraj ‘neeraj2828’ Bajaj heads-up. With Bajaj falling out in second place for ₹2.29 Lakhs, it was Jindal racking up a sizeable ₹3.27 Lakhs along with the title.
In the ₹2,200 buy-in Tuesday MonsterStack ₹3 Lakhs GTD, a 127-player field resulted in a shortfall of ₹46,000. PokerGuru Ambassador Ashutosh ‘senojwod’ Balodhi made a strong run for the title but was eventually denied victory by ‘jairn,’ who captured the title and the ₹80,400 up top. Balodhi had to settle for a runner-up payday worth ₹56,310. PokerGuru Ambassador Mithun ‘thepokeraja’ Mahesh (4th for ₹26,820), Aniruddha ‘PocketacesAJ’ Joshi (6th for ₹16,080) and Ankit ‘akj290’ Jajodia (7th for ₹13,380) were others who ran deep in the event.
In our most recent Online Rankings feature last Saturday, we had highlighted how Young Gun Gaurav Sood continues to assert his dominance over the yearly leaderboard. Sood posted another three final table finishes over the weekend, the most prominent of them being his third-place finish in the Adda52 Millions for ₹3.02 Lakhs. Outrunning a field of 233 entries and his final opponent ‘VictoriaSecret’ (runner-up for ₹1.20 Lakhs), Sood took down the ₹4,500 buy-in Hitman ₹7.5 Lakhs GTD for ₹2.05 Lakhs last night, crossing the ₹1 Crore-mark in profits for the year!
While Sood captured the lion’s share of the prize pool that fell short of the break-even mark by ₹4,400, seasoned reg Vishal ‘IsnapUcry’ Madan finished third for ₹90,000.
Aman ‘KarmaPoker’ Parakh has been one of the most consistent winners this month, and he made it to the podium again last night for taking down Adda52`s popular Hexagram. Having won this tourney an incredible two times already this month, i.e., on May 3 and May 21, he took it down for the third time last night when he ran past 158 entries and defeated ‘ankitjain05 (2nd for ₹55,300) heads-up to win ₹88,480. The tournament smashed its ₹3 Lakhs guarantee to collect a ₹3.16 Lakhs prize pool.
The second edition of PokerStars India`s INSCOOP series is now in the rear-view mirror with the showstopper tourney of the series, The MAMMOTH ₹1 Crore GTD, playing down to champion last night. Running past a reg-infested field of 1,221 entries was the long-time poker player Vineet ‘TheMentalistNo1’ Kumar, who collected a career-best ₹17.15 Lakhs for the win!
Kumar, who had sattied his way into the event, entered Day 3 with the third-biggest stack of 2,197,649 among 18 finalists. Racing ahead of the rest, he eventually struck a three-way deal with Avijit ‘SwangoRay’ Jaiswal (2nd for ₹13.69 Lakhs) and Apratim ‘[email protected]’ Sharma (3rd for ₹12.29 Lakhs) before emerging victorious and banking the lion`s share of the massive ₹1.22 Crore prize pool.
Pranav ‘dak0o’ Bang (4th for ₹7.17 Lakhs), Varun ‘wardev’ Devayya (6th for ₹3.70 Lakhs), PokerGuru Ambassador Rohit ‘PillowFight22’ Mishra (7th for ₹2.66 Lakhs) and the start-of-Day 3 chip leader Vikram’GreenSTUFF79’ Mishra (8th for ₹1.91 Lakhs) were the other notable FT finishers.
The Sixth Sense ₹10 Lakhs GTD was championed by online reg Sagar ‘sagarpupull’ Choudhury, who topped a 325-player field pipping Neeraj ‘SelfClaimedPro’ Kumar (runner-up for ₹1.26 Lakhs) in the heads-up play to win ₹1.78 Lakhs. PokerGuru Ambassadors Jayjit ‘unlucky2k’ Ray (4th for ₹63,496), Nadeem ‘Downtownplaya’ Basha (8th for ₹21,449) and Ratul ‘MuscariAs’ Steves (9th for ₹21,449) posted FT finishes.
Another big-ticket tourney, the Super Tuesday ₹5 Lakhs GTD, was won by ‘PsykoEko’ for ₹99,391.
NOTE: The cyclone Amphan has disrupted out normal operations due to which we will be unable to publish the detailed Daily Majors report today.