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PokerBaazi’s The Game Changer 2.0 Creates History by Recording 4,796 Entries; Adithiyya SB Headlines 116 Day 1D Survivors

PokerBaazi's The Game Changer 2.0 Day 1D
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  • Attreyee Khasnabis August 25, 2019
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August 24 was a landmark day for Indian poker! For the second time in a matter of six months, PokerBaazi’s epic online tournament – The Game Changer – has created a new record for the largest online field in the country! Eclipsing its ₹2 Crores guarantee despite a reduced buy-in of ₹5,500, the tournament pulled in a record-breaking 4,796 entries in its second edition that helped collect nearly ₹2.63 Crores in prize money.

The final starting flight, Day 1D, locked in 1,210 entries (712 unique and 498 re-entries), out of which only 116 runners advanced to Day 2. Headlining the list of survivors was Adithiyya ‘Bezerk1’ SB who bagged 397,719 in chips, with Shagun ‘sogani22’ Jain (385,434) and ‘Skipper’ (383,353) rounding out the top three stacks.

With all the four starting flights now in the books, a total of 431 entrants have progressed to Day 2. These survivors will reconvene for a final time on August 25 at 6 PM where the starting stacks will get adjusted in proportion to the no of BB’s they had at the end of their respective starting flights. The play will then resume to crown the new (it could be Prasanth Shekhar again) Game Changer champion in the wee hours on Monday morning.

Day 1D Recap

The fourth and final starting flight of The Game Changer 2.0, Day 1D, was the only flight with a Turbo format. The play commenced at 8 PM on August 24 and ran a short sprint till 11:37 PM. Registering 1,210 entries (712 unique and 498 re-entries), the event obliterated its previous record by touching 4,796 entries, generating a jaw-dropping prize pool worth about ₹2.63 Crores.

Adithiyya ‘Bezerk1’ SB secured the chip lead among the 116 remaining players at the end of the day’s play with a stack of 397,719. Close on his coattails are online regular Shagun ‘sogani22’ Jain (385,434) and ‘Skipper’ (383,353) in second and third place, respectively.

Adithiyya SB - The Game Changer 2.0 Day 1D
Adithiyya SB

Guneet ‘guntz’ Kwatra (187,303), Rohit ‘soulcrusher’ Mittal (183,470), Akshay ‘sherlock52’ Nasa (176,005), Chiraag ‘Versutus’ Patel (119,713), Abhishek ‘ketchup’ Kumar (118,672), Zarvan ‘MomSaid5Bet’ Tumboli (101,488), Sanket ‘blackcod’ Arora (90,255), Young Gun Siddharth ‘schemer’ Karia (88,984), Ankit ‘d00mtr00p3r’ Wadhawan (83,022) and Varun ‘VnutsG’ Gupta (39,789) were among the other notable players who made it through to Day 1D.

Pranav ‘GarviGujarat’ Desai (72,273) and Eka ‘gettingthere’ Vedantham (47,830) were among the many players who took advantage of the event’s “Best Stack” format.

Pranav Desai & Eka Vedantham - The Game Changer 2.0 Day 1D
Pranav Desai & Eka Vedantham

Top 10 Chip Counts At the End of Day 1D

1. Adithiyya ‘Bezerk1’ SB – 397,719

2. Shagun ‘sogani22’ Jain – 385,434

3. Skipper – 383,353

4. rabbithunter – 3442,58

5. Jonathaneffect – 343,851

6. Ashish ‘Buckyy’ Aswal – 342,198

7. Amarjeet ‘superchor89’ Singh – 317,866

8. dilbaghsingh – 314,239

9. Hemant0606 – 298,520

10. Sajjan ‘TheTeacher’ Barnwal – 295,625

Content & Image Courtesy: PokerBaazi

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