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The record-smashing India Online Poker Championship (IOPC) may be over, but India’s leading tournament site, Spartan Poker, is not done doling out its repertoire of exciting tournament series!
Starting from August 3, the second edition of the Grand Poker Series (GPS) will kick off, boasting over ₹5 Crores in guaranteed prizes! The series will comprise of 36 tournaments, with buy-ins ranging from ₹330 to ₹27,500.
The first edition of the GPS had run from June 1 to 7.
|Date||Time||Event||Buy-in (₹)||GTD (₹)|
|August 3||1 PM||GPS #1||₹660||₹2.5 Lakhs|
|August 3||3 PM||GPS #2||₹880||₹4 Lakhs|
|August 3||8 PM||Recharge||₹2,200||₹14 Lakhs|
|August 3||9:30 PM||The Flash||₹1,100||₹6.5 Lakhs|
|August 3||11 PM||GPS #5||₹1,650||₹4 Lakhs|
|August 4||1 PM||GPS #6 (R+A)||₹440||₹2.5 Lakhs|
|August 4||3 PM||Monster Stack||₹880||₹4.5 Lakhs|
|August 4||8 PM||Mega Stack||₹3,300||₹22 Lakhs|
|August 4||9:30 PM||The Race||₹1,650||₹8.5 Lakhs|
|August 4||11 PM||GPS #10||₹1,650||₹4.5 Lakhs|
|August 5||1 PM||GPS #11||₹660||₹2.5 Lakhs|
|August 5||3 PM||GPS #12 (DST)||₹880||₹4.25 Lakhs|
|August 5||8 PM||Destiny||₹5,500||₹35 Lakhs|
|August 5||9:30 PM||Mega Freeze||₹3,300||₹4.5 Lakhs|
|August 5||11 PM||Monster Stack||₹1,100||₹₹4.5 Lakhs|
|August 6||1 PM||GPS #16||₹550||₹2.3 Lakhs|
|August 6||3 PM||PLO||₹550||₹1.5 Lakhs|
|August 6||8 PM||Ultron||₹4,400||₹25 Lakhs|
|August 6||9 PM||High Roller||₹27,500||₹50 Lakhs|
|August 6||9:30 PM||Monster Stack||₹2,200||₹7.5 Lakhs|
|August 6||11 PM||GPS #21||₹990||₹4 Lakhs|
|August 7||1 PM||GPS #22 (R+A)||₹330||₹2 Lakhs|
|August 7||3 PM||GPS #23||₹770||₹3.5 Lakhs|
|August 7||6 PM||GPS - The Millionaire Day 1A||₹5,500||-|
|August 7||8 PM||TGIF||₹1,650||₹12 Lakhs|
|August 7||9:30 PM||The Elite||₹11,000||₹40 Lakhs|
|August 7||11 PM||Monster Stack||₹1,650||₹4.5 Lakhs|
|August 8||1 PM||GPS #27||₹440||₹2.2 Lakhs|
|August 8||3 PM||GPS #28 (Boost)||₹880||₹4 Lakhs|
|August 8||6 PM||GPS - The Millionaire Day 1B||₹5,500||-|
|August 8||8 PM||Titan||₹4,400||₹17 Lakhs|
|August 8||9:30 PM||PLO HR||₹11,000||₹20 Lakhs|
|August 8||11 PM||House Party||₹2,200||₹8 Lakhs|
|August 9||12 PM||GPS - The Millionaire Day 1C||₹5,500||-|
|August 9||3 PM||Monster Stack||₹880||₹4.5 Lakhs|
|August 9||4 PM||GPS - The Millionaire Day 1D||₹5,500||-|
|August 9||8 PM||Sunday SuperStack||₹5,500||₹40 Lakhs|
|August 9||9:30 PM||Money Heist||₹3,300||₹15 Lakhs|
|August 9||10 PM||GPS - The Millionaire Day 2||-||₹1 Crore|
|August 9||11:30 PM||Reloaded||₹550||₹2 Lakhs|
While a majority of the events on offer are affordable for the low-to-mid stakes players, The Elite ₹40 Lakhs GTD, the Sunday Superstack ₹40 Lakhs GTD, the High Roller ₹50 Lakhs GTD and the GPS The Millionaire ₹1 Crore GTD is sure to attract the high stakes pros as well!
GPS The Millionaire ₹1 Crore GTD
The grandest tourney on the GPS schedule is indubitably the ₹1 Crore GTD GPS The Millionaire that commences on August 7. Sporting a buy-in of ₹5,500, the multi-flight tourney will play out four starting flights.
>Day 1A (August 7, 6 PM)
>Day 1B (August 8, 6 PM)
>Day 1C (August 9, 12 PM)
>Day 1D (August 9, 4 PM)
Day 2 will take place from 10 PM on August 9.
Players will get ample opportunities to win tickets through satellites that will be live on the Spartan Poker lobby from 2:30 PM on August 3 and will continue until 3:15 PM on August 9.
|August 3||2:30 PM||7 Seats To Day 1A||₹330||66|
|August 3||6:30 PM||7 Seats To Day 1B||₹330||66|
|August 3||10:30 PM||7 Seats To Day 1A||₹330||66|
|August 4||2:30 PM||7 Seats To Day 1A||₹330||66|
|August 4||6:30 PM||7 Seats To Day 1C||₹330||66|
|August 4||10:30 PM||7 Seats To Day 1A||₹330||66|
|August 5||2:30 PM||7 Seats To Day 1A||₹330||66|
|August 5||6:30 PM||7 Seats To Day 1D||₹330||66|
|August 5||10:30 PM||7 Seats To Day 1A||₹330||66|
|August 6||2:30 PM||10 Seats To Day 1A||₹330||66|
|August 6||6:30 PM||10 Seats To Day 1B||₹330||66|
|August 6||10:30 PM||10 Seats To Day 1A||₹330||66|
|Satty To GPS The Millionaire Day 1A|
|August 7||11:30 AM, 12:30 PM. 1:30 PM||10 Seats GTD||₹330||66|
|August 7||2:30 PM||15 Seats GTD||₹330||66|
|August 7||3:30 PM||20 Seats GTD||₹330||66|
|August 7||5:15 PM To 6:00 PM||One Hand Satellite (Every 15 Mins)||₹550||110|
|Satty To GPS The Millionaire Day 1B|
|August 8||11:30 AM, 12:30 PM. 1:30 PM||10 Seats GTD||₹330||66|
|August 8||2:30 PM||15 Seats GTD||₹330||66|
|August 8||3:30 PM|
5:15 PM To 6:00 PM
|20 Seats GTD|
One Hand Satellite (Every 15 Mins)
|Satty To GPS The Millionaire Day 1C|
|August 9||9: AM||10 Seats GTD||₹330||66|
|August 9||10:00 AM||15 Seats GTD||₹330||66|
|August 9||11:00 AM||20 Seats GTD||₹330||66|
|August 9||11:15 AM To 12:00 PM||One Hand Satellite (Every 15 Mins)||₹550||110|
|Satty To GPS The Millionaire Day 1D|
|August 9||12:00 PM And 1:00 PM||10 Seats GTD||₹330||66|
|August 9||2:00 PM||15 Seats GTD||₹330||66|
|August 9||3:00 PM||20 Seats GTD||₹330||66|
|August 9||3:15 PM To 4:00 PM||One Hand Satellite (Every 15 Mins)||₹550||110|
The first-ever GPS Millionaire was a single-day tournament that had taken place on June 7. A total of 954 entries had been registered, and site regular ‘lazylad’ had topped the field, banking a whopping ₹19.08 Lakhs in top prize! Former Millionaire United winner Arjun ‘lol this guy’ Pasricha had finished runner-up for an equally commendable ₹11.78 Lakhs payday.
Other Tourneys to Watch Out For
While the GPS The Millionaire is undoubtedly the showstopper at the series, the GPS does have several other marquee tourneys that promise to draw in the regs.
>Recharge ₹14 Lakhs GTD (August 3, 8 PM)
>Mega Stack ₹22 Lakhs GTD (August 4, 8 PM)
>Destiny ₹35 Lakhs GTD (August 5, 8 PM)
>Ultron ₹25 Lakhs GTD (August 6, 8 PM)
>High Roller ₹50 Lakhs GTD (August 6, 9 PM)
>TGIF ₹12 Lakhs GTD (August 7, 8 PM)
>The Elite ₹40 Lakhs GTD (August 7, 9:30 PM)
>Titan Stack ₹17 Lakhs GTD (August 8, 8 PM)
>PLO HR ₹20 Lakhs GTD (August 8, 9:30 PM)
>Sunday Superstack ₹40 Lakhs GTD (August 9, 8 PM)
>Money Heist ₹15 Lakhs GTD (August 9, 9:30 PM)
Satellites will be running for most of these events starting August 3.
|Date||Time||Mega Value Satellite To||Buy-In Cost||VIP Points|
|August 3, Monday||5:30 PM||ReCharge - 10 Seats GTD||88||18|
|August 4, Tuesday||5:30 PM||Mega Stack - 10 Seats GTD||110||22|
|August 5, Wednesday||5:30 PM||Destiny - 10 Seats GTD||165||33|
|August 6, Thursday||5:30 PM||Ultron - 10 Seats GTD||165||33|
|August 7, Friday||5:30 PM||TGIF - 10 Seats GTD||55||11|
|August 8, Saturday||5:30 PM||Titan Stack - 10 Seats GTD||165||33|
|August 9, Sunday||5:30 PM||Sunday SuperStack - 15 Seats GTD||165||33|
Besides the series promising more than ₹5 Crores in prize pool guarantees, GPS will also be offering exciting leaderboard prizes worth ₹10 Lakhs! The top 10 finishers will get paid, with the eventual leaderboard topper slated to win ₹2.40 Lakhs.
The runner-up and third-place finisher will receive ₹1.50 Lakhs and ₹1.20 Lakhs, respectively.
A tournament-centric brand, Spartan Poker already has several popular series in its arsenal like the Spartan Super Series (SSS) and the Spartan Value Series (SVS). While the IOPC and the SSS cater to the mid-to-high stakes players, the SVS is aimed at low-to-mid-stakes players. With GPS now well and truly a part of the Spartan Poker line-up, players have a lot of electrifying action to look forward to next week!
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